Simply Youth Ministry just put together a new graduate gift set for your church kids who are about to head out to college. Check out the Graduation Gift Set – which includes a book written by Doug Fields and I, too! Here are a few things I think about when we start thinking about gifts for graduates:
Give them something personal
Write a note inside the gift you give them. The note may be as important than what you actually buy. If there’s a book you personally love or have heard good things about that makes for a good choice.
Give your seniors a Bible/Bible study
This may be one of your last significant chances to influence a student before they head off to school – give them a tool or resource to help them walk with God when they walk away from high school. For years we gave our students a nice Bible to use as they began their college journey.
Give them a memory
Maybe go through old youth group photos and send a few to Walgreen’s to print off and stick in the book or gift. A memorable trip, event or inside joke will mean a lot to them as they take off.
What are you getting your seniors this year?