Promotion Gift Ideas

Spirit Wear

A new sweatshirt or t-shirt with the logo of the students new school is a great gift for boys and girls alike. Contact the school the student will be attending next fall to find out when and where spirit wear can be purchased. We bought my son a sweatshirt with his middle school logo when he promoted from 5th grade. He wore the sweatshirt every opportunity he could find that following summer because he was thrilled to show off his new middle school’s gear.

An Engraved or Hand Stamped Bracelet

I gifted my daughter a slender wrist cuff by MantraBand as a 5th grade promotion gift that was engraved with the words Be True, Be You, Be Kind Middle school can be a time when kiddos feel a great deal of pressure to “fit in” I wanted my daughter to have a concrete reminder of what our family values.

I discovered these custom hand stamped bracelets at one of my favorite local boutiques, Lemon. They look very similar to MantraBands, but you have the opportunity to personalize them or purchase bracelets that have been stamped with the name of the local high school the student will be attending.

A Beauty Service

Treating your daughter to a special manicure, pedicure or hairstyle before their promotion party or ceremony is a fun gift that will leave them feeling extra fancy for their big day. Locally, the Blow Dry Bar Studio in Danville offers blowouts, braids, updos and make-up application for special occasions. Prices start at $46.00 for a blowout. I’ve been visiting Ann for manicures and pedicure at Princess Nails in San Ramon for almost 20 years. The space is clean and decorated by one of my favorite former home decor spots, Le Jardinet. Prices are extremely competitive in comparison with other local nail salons.

An Experience

Tickets to a local ball game, concert, musical are a great opportunity to spend some quality time together before the student starts their next stage of life and provided the perfect opportunity for you to have a heart to heart. My husband and daughter are attending the Billy Eilish concert at the end of May in San Francisco to celebrate her 8th grade promotion with another father-daughter pair. I’m excited that they are going to experience one of my daughter’s favorite performers together.

It’s hard to believe the end of the school year is already here! A big congratulations to all of my readers that have a loved one promoting or graduating this month. I found myself tearing up today as I dropped my daughter off for her high school sport try-outs. I’m hoping I can slow time down a little these next four years. “The days are long, but the years are short.”

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