I am a girl of practicality. Or at least that’s what I’d like to think when it comes to gift-giving. With my best friend’s graduation around the corner, I wanted to give her something that she could not only use, but wanted to use.
My friend, Zaneta, will be graduating grad school with a degree in Speech Therapy. If there’s one thing you should know about our friendship, it is that she and I share an affinity for written correspondence; she was my first pen pal when I moved out of Texas!
Inspired by this, I decided to make her a gift filled with personalized items – things she would not be able to purchase at a regular store.
This is the perfect graduation gift for the young professional – the person who is ready (or getting ready) for adulthood. This basket includes:
- Personal stationery with envelopes
- Business cards
- Address labels
The beauty of this basket is that all of the items can be used professionally or personally. The stationery can be sent to potential employers after an interview or as a letter to a friend.
I used the style Caprice because of its simplicity – it’s professional, yet whimsical. There’s something about having your name printed on things that makes it feel so official.
After I ordered all of the basket items, I placed it neatly in a white paper box filled with shredded wax paper. I tied the package with a silk ribbon and one of my personal gift tags (also in the style Caprice). For extra adornment, I picked fresh flowers from the garden and tucked it neatly under the ribbon.