Wisconsin High School and College Graduation Gift Ideas

Wisconsin High School and College Graduation Gift Ideas

It's that time of year again when millions of students are throwing their hats up in the air and celebrating years of hard work in school. Graduation. And what comes next? Graduation parties! But, before stuffing your belly with delicious food and drink, and playing lawn games with friends and family, you need to think of a great graduation gift to bring to the party. Of course, while most graduates are indeed broke (we'll get to that later) and cash is always appreciated, sometimes it's nice to get a more personalized gift for the new grad. Here are some ideas for Wisconsin themed high school or college graduation gifts that are sold on MadisonLocalShops.com.

1) Wisconsin Love Baseball T-Shirt from Sconnie

There's nothing like that Wisconsin love. This t-shirt is perfect for anyone coming from Wisconsin or those heading towards the great Badger state to show off their love for Wisconsin.

2) Wisconsin Wood Coasters

These Wisconsin wooden coasters are a simple reminder of the incredible and simple beauty that fills the state of Wisconsin. Whether headed to a dorm room, or to a new apartment or house, a new graduate is sure to use and cherish these wonderfully crafted coasters. Even better, pair them with some delicious Rusty Dog Coffee that's roasted in the states capital city Madison, WI.

3) Mendota Red Candle

School was surely a stressful time for the new graduate, but the we all know there will be more challenges and stress in the coming years (insert candle for stress relief here). Give the gift of a Mendota Red Candle, perfect for future UW-Madison students, Alumni or anyone who has ties to the Madison area. Go Big Red! On Wisconsin! If you want a more generic "Wisconsin-Themed" candle, check out the great variety the Wisconsin Candle Company has to offer.

4) Sconnie Nation Apparel and Accessories

No brand says Wisconsin more than Sconnie®. The company that was founded by two UW-Madison students is full of pride and love for the great state of Wisconsin. Graduates are sure to love any of the apparel or accessories that Sconnie® has to offer.

5) The Bucky Book

For any graduates planning to stick around Wisconsin after school, The 24th Edition Bucky Book is a great gift idea. It's filled with 2 for 1 and 50% off deals at over 275 Wisconsin businesses. Entertainment, Groceries, Health and Fitness, Golf, Wisconsin Dells, and Food and Dining are just some of the categories of deals that fill the pages of this book. If the graduate will be coming to or staying in the Madison area, you might also want to check out CityTins coupons here.

6) Wisconsin Themed Apparel Accessories from R.V. James Designs

The R.V. James Designs collection is filled with Wisconsin and Madison, WI items. From mugs, to t-shirts, aprons, ceramic tiles, and more, this beautiful Wisconsin themed artwork is sure to be cherished by the new graduate for years to come.

Bonus) Graduation Card "You Graduated! And Now You're Broke."

You Graduated and Now You're Broke. Graduation Card.


Don't forget the card! This hilarious graduation card from Life Is Weird states the hilarious truth that every grad is thinking after graduation. Front: "You graduated!" Inside: "And now you're broke. Life is weird." A perfect card for every graduate, especially if you fill it with some cash.

Whether the graduate is coming from Wisconsin or moving away, these gifts will help the new grad appreciate the love and beauty the fine state has to offer.

Questions? Comments? More new grad gift ideas? Leave a comment below or email info@madisonlocalshops.com.

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