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Ever wonder what the deal is with graduation ceremonies and those silly hats? We have that answer and more in the quiz below. And check out the video round-up of some pretty famous and memorable commencement speakers.

Graduation Trivia

Discover the history behind this rite of passage and those funny grad hats.

Money
Money

The classic gift any grad is happy to get. In the form of cash, checks, gift cards and even savings bonds, this gift is both practical and fun. The graduate could put the money towards textbooks for college or maybe their future business plan.
A Trip
A Trip

Road trip? Backpacking in Europe? The options are endless when it comes to travel. One last hurrah with your friends could be just the ticket this summer. Though this not be a gift you could give to a friend, maybe you can plan a trip together.
The Class Ring
The Class Ring

Aww, memories. Though you're practically ready to escape from high school through you Calculus class window, getting a class ring for commencement is a great way to personalize your experience. Many class rings can be personalized in a variety of ways to suit your taste and budget.
A Nice Pen
A Nice Pen

With the world at your fingertips, it's always good to have a really nice pen.
A Family Heirloom
A Family Heirloom

Whether it's your great grandfather's cuff links or a pair of diamond earrings that have been in your family for generations, inheriting family heirlooms is a wonderful way for your family to mark the milestone.
A Scrapbook
A Scrapbook

Memories will no longer be a shadow in your friend's mind after you make a scrapbook. What better way to celebrate your friendship than with a collection of photos and other memorabilia.
Set of Luggage
Set of Luggage

Give your favorite grad the gift of travel -- or at least the luggage to help them get there! A new set of luggage or even a new suitcase will not only be nice, it'll inspire the grad to think out of the box.
Dorm Room Essentials
Dorm Room Essentials

Know a graduate going to college? Every new high ed student who plans on living in the dorms will need anyl of the following items. (Towels, Extra Long Sheets, Laundry Basket, Shower Caddy, Shower Shoes, One Set of Silverware, Plate, Bowl, Mug, Microwave, Mini Fridge, Hot Plate... Ear Plugs....) Put together what you can for the ideal dorm room survival kit.
Oh, the Places You'll Go
Oh, the Places You'll Go

The classic book by Dr. Seuss is always a charming and sweet gesture.
Personalized Presents
Personalized Presents

Have you ever seen a customized Rubik's cube? Or a personalized mug? Put you and your friend's mug on any type of product you think your friend will enjoy. For fun, you can customize the classic strategy game with photos of you and the graduate. Or, if your friend love a cup of hot choco, why not create a fun mug with photos and a special message? Either way, you can get creative and more personal.
A Laptop
A Laptop

Though this is a pricey gift you won't be giving to a friend, it's a practical gift for a grad heading to college. It'll be a great asset, but don't forget to buy a computer lock for the dorms!
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