Open house season is coming up once again! You might be gearing up to host your own or invitations in the local school colors have probably been arriving in your mailbox already – or both! Soon you’ll be supplying or making the rounds for all the sloppy joes, cold cuts, and potato salad you can eat.
When attending, traditionally, guests bring gifts to the graduates. Do you need an idea of what to bring? Money is always appreciated and our stores have a large selection of greeting cards with the graduate in mind. We also carry gift cards to online retailers, restaurants, and more.
If you want something a bit more creative, you can put together a gift basket. Here are some ideas for the grad heading off to college:
- Laundry Basket: Fill a laundry basket with towels, washrags, laundry soap, fabric softener, and a roll of quarters.
- Dorm Food: Put together a selection of microwaveable popcorn, ramen, instant oatmeal, cereal, chips, and snacks.
- No Place Like Home: Basic dorm rooms are sterile environments, so give your graduate gifts to make their space cozy, like colored sheets (extra long twin), a small decorative rug, picture frames, LED fairy lights, and decorative pillows. Most dorms require removable adhesive, so don’t forget a pack of 3M Command Mounting Strips or hooks.
- School Supplies: Textbooks are expensive, but those aren’t the only supplies students need. Pick up an assortment of notebooks, pens, and pencils.
Not every high school graduate will be heading off to college. For gift ideas consider kitchen essentials, gas cards, or a gift card to a clothing store for professional attire for interviews.
And if you’re in the getting ready to host an open house, check out our fantastic party planning guide for serving sizes, coupons, and more!
Stop by our Graduation Open House event for the samples and even more savings! All D&W Fresh Market locations will be hosting this event from 10AM to 3PM on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
Have a great time this graduation season, and don’t eat too much cake!