Strange that I forgot all about this, since I myself have a graduate in my family. Since Frugal Son is planning a year in France, we don't want to weigh him down. He will be getting a fair amount of cash.
But what about the littler gifts for relatives or friends of family? I am a mediocre to bad gifter, so I stick to my ONE GOOD GIFT, the Lamy Safari fountain pen.
Oh, and my DON'T is also the same as last year. This Dr. Seuss tome is--trust me--already owned by your graduate. Graduates start getting copies of this book at Kindergarten graduation (a ridiculous concept, if you ask me). Then they get more at the various other graduations. I once had a student who received 18 copies at her high school graduation.
If you have to buy it, please don't inscribe it. Put in a separate card. That way, your graduate has the option of exchanging it for a book not already owned!
Any good gift ideas for the graduate?