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It’s time to cut the cord. Your little kid is all grown up, and now it’s time to look forward to all the great things graduation brings in a young graduate’s life. It is a proud moment and a bittersweet one at the same time, and it’s right around the corner here in Toronto.
Ideally, you want to offer up the best gift possible, one befitting of the milestone (or one that hands down one-ups graduation day all by itself). Whether your high school grad is sailing off to college, university, a new internship or a job, here are four ultimate graduation gifts.
1. Lease a Luxury Car
Graduation signifies for many students a glimmer of independence. Find a great auto retailer, lease your kid a new luxury car and get the bells and whistles at a good deal. While buying a car outright for them might not be a great idea at this juncture – they could move away or their priorities could shift – leasing will definitely work. Get him/her a lease or finance plan for a good, safe luxury car, like an Audi S5 or even a Jaguar XF, and hand them the keys at graduation. What speaks to newly found independence more than newfound responsibility? Just lease an exotic car for them on graduation day in Toronto and watch their adulting skills take off (while you also watch them freak out in excitement!).
2. Book a One of a Kind Resort
Book a Havana resort and have your college grad relax Cuban style – they deserve a little sun and fun after all. After all their hard work, they can enjoy a tropical Latino resort with sandy beaches, a massive playground, water games, heated pools and swim-up bars. You may want to renegotiate the “all-inclusive” part with them, but they won’t mind; they’ll be more than happy to live it up in the dance capital of the world.
3. Order a Quality Throw
For the sentimental grad, nothing speaks on behalf of school spirit and camaraderie more than a congratulatory memento. A personalized throw embroidered with the school colors and emblem, showcasing their accomplishment, is guaranteed to be an accent inside their dorm or new apartment. It will be a nice go-to while studying on drafty days inside the university library, or for those lazy, Netflix days spent at home. A nice polyester and cotton blend is your best bet at something long lasting.
4. Throw a Casino Party
Let’s go to Vegas… sort of. While it may be a little out of reach (and a little too soon) to send your child to Vegas, you can bring Vegas to them. Consider throwing your high school graduate a casino-themed party, complete with slot machines, money wheels, poker, and dealers in decked out attire. Add foosball, pool, or mini putt to list and your new grad has got him or herself an epic party. This is also a great last hurrah to have with friends.
Any one of these epic ideas is sure to add a cherry on top of what is already going to be the most important, most exciting day in your kid’s life so far.