Graduation: It’s finally here! Our kids made it and so did we. Congratulations to all the moms, dads, families, and students who are celebrating this great accomplishment. It’s a time to pause and reflect on the achievement as well as a time to look forward to the next step, whatever it may be.
With college decisions made and grad parties ahead, the next hurdle focuses on what gifts to buy for those accomplished students. Unfortunately, graduation gifts can often become a cause for consternation. What will be useful and fun to receive? Is cash the best gift, or is that too impersonal?
If you haven’t already seen it, make sure you check out this post that helps take a lot of the guesswork out of your searching. It’s not specific to artists and designers, so I’ve added a few of my own for the creative kid. Either way you can’t go wrong. And once again, Congratulations!
Blicks: The go-to art supply resource. Whether the need is brushes, sculpting tools, wood glues, or drawing tables, a gift from Blick’s can’t go wrong.
Photography Equipment: Having great photographs is key for every artist. The tools needed to get there can be expensive. Cameras or gift certificates from a local photography store can get your artist on the right path to documenting their creativity for sale or documentation.
Art Classes? Just because a portfolio was completed for college applications doesn’t mean it’s done. It’ll never be done. A gift card for a summer art class will keep the juices flowing and may introduce your grad to a new medium never tried before. What a great head start before the college school year begins.
Art in the City: Each city has its own wonderfully unique artistic features. Why not treat your teen with a tailor-made adventure in his new college town? A gift membership to the art museum or an architectural tour are two creative ways to explore a new neighborhood. Tickets to the local theatre, musical, and dance performances are just as engaging and enjoyable.