Parents are encouraged to get the best gifts for their child’s graduation.
A lot of parents are not taking the time to think about the details of their childs graduation, or to put in the time, says Katie Bostian, author of the best school gifts guidebook.
“A lot of the gifts that parents want to give their children are just not that easy to find.
If you look at the lists, they’re usually not that great,” Bostic says.
The best school gift list for kids in grades 7 to 12, Bostiyan says, is here.
Here are a few of the suggestions: Make a special request.
If your child needs a gift or is getting ready to go to a new school, get them involved in the school process by asking if they would like to gift their school a special item.
“Ask them if they’d like to bring their favorite book, or a special card, or maybe a special gift to their school or something to wear on graduation,” Bontiyan explains.
“It can be very powerful for your child to get involved in their school’s school process.”
Buy gifts for your kids.
“Gift ideas are great for younger kids, because they can relate to them and really connect with them,” Bocanegra says.
“Kids are so quick to get attached to something and that’s something to be able to say, ‘I love this thing, I think it’s cool, I want to be like that, and I know it’ll really help my future career.'”
Make it a priority.
If there’s something you want your childs present to someone, or if they have a special someone, consider making it a big deal for your school.
“You can’t make a big gift without a big gesture, so make sure that you’re getting something for someone special,” Bonsing says.
Gift items can be as simple as a box of tissues or a note card, Bontic says, or as complex as a personalized card or sticker.
Read more: 10 reasons to get your child a personalized gift today from The Washington Post.
Don’t be afraid to ask.
Don’t be scared to ask for something.
“Sometimes it’s a simple thing, like, ‘Can I have a piece of paper?’ or ‘Can you have a pencil?’ or, ‘What is your favorite color?’ or a thank you note,” Bondiyan advises.
Bontiya recommends asking for something for their future.
“If your child is thinking about going to college, then they should definitely think about it and make sure they want to go there, Bocanes says.
But if they’re thinking about getting a job, it’s important that they make sure their future career is in their best interest.”
Have a school party.
“I really like the idea of having a school event, and that makes it much more special for your kid to get something to share with their friends and family,” Bouska says.
She also recommends making sure that the gift is something that’s not just for the students to receive, but for the whole family to enjoy together.
Have your own school party!
Bontis says, “If you have your own kids, and you’re hosting a school celebration, I would say be prepared to make the event special.
If it’s for your students, make sure you give your parents an exclusive gift, so they can enjoy it with their kids.”
Have an extra school event for the school year.
Bontion says, “If your kids are getting their final exams in a year, then you should have a party for them, or even make a celebration.
You could even do it at home.
It could even be a game day, where you give out treats to the students, or just have them bring out their special things for you to share.”
Get your kids to play together.
“When kids are out, they are not spending as much time together, and the more time they spend together, the more likely they are to be social and the less likely they’re to be lonely,” Bosin says.
And the more of an opportunity your child has to socialize, the better off they’ll be at socialization.
“Make sure your kid has an opportunity to hang out and get to know the other kids at school, Bosey says.
Bontion adds that if you’re inviting your kids to play at your school, be sure to give them a special prize or a gift they can take home to give to someone.
Give a gift.
Bocans says, “When your child gets home, you should make sure it’s something that they can use to get out of school and to reconnect with their peers.
They should also make sure the school has a special event or activity for them to come play with the school spirit.
“Have a special birthday. “