Friday Favorites–Grad Cash

There are many things kids need (or want) when they’re finishing up high school and getting ready to head out into the world.  That opens up lots of possibilities for great graduation gifts.  But for those hard to shop for or saving up for something big, like a first car, cash is king.  Just because you’re giving cash doesn’t mean it has to be impersonal or boring though.

Graduation Cash Gifts - Crafty Staci's Friday Favorites

What’s better than a box of chocolates?  A chocolate box full of cash, like this one from Life as Mom.  I’d probably end up spending it on chocolate anyway.  And coffee.

Box of Chocolates by LIfe As a Mom

Pizza and teens go together like…well, like pizza and teens.  Give your college-bound student the gift of survival with this Money Pizza from kleone2u on Hubpages.

Money Pizza by kleone2u on HubPages

If you’re mailing a graduation gift, consider these money-filled balloons from She’s Crafty.  Tell them you’ll be expecting to see a Vine of the popping.

Cash Balloons by She's Crafty

If you give this Money Lei from Lil’ Luna to a kid at graduation, you better make sure he’s fast.

Money Leis by Lil Luna

This card holder serving as gift packaging, as shown on Start Up GF, does dual duty.  After the money is spent they can use it to hold the business cards related to all those job leads they’ll be accumulating.

Card Holder with Cash by Start Up GF

Who knew dollar bills could be so pretty?  Visit Kylyssa on Squidoo to learn how to make this Money Rose.

Money Rose by Kylyssa on Squidoo

This Cold Hard Cash idea from Lovezilla would require a little planning ahead.  Make sure you don’t store it near the Hot Pockets, so the graduate doesn’t accidentally find it.

Cold Hard Cash by Lovezilla

Spruce up his graduation day wardrobe with this Money Tie from Honey I’m Home (formerly known as Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust – just to explain the watermark).

Money Tie by Honey I'm Home

So many “Bread” and “Dough” jokes to be made here, I can’t even pick one.  Just check out this cash gift idea from Style Baggage.

Loaf of Dough by Style Baggage

I think this umbrella raining cash from The Seasonal Home would be such a fun gift.  Imagine handing this over closed and the recipient opening it to find all that money!

Raining Money by The Seasonal Home

Next Thursday I’ll be in the stands, probably holding a Kleenex or two, watching my son receive his high school diploma!