Money Really is the Best Gift to Give New Graduates (We Promise)
Now that graduation season is around the corner, I know there’s a lot of you are out there scratching your head wondering, ‘What on Earth do I get a high school or college graduate these days?’
The good news is, the answer is simple: money. In 2014, the National Retail Foundation found that nearly 60% of respondents would give money for a graduation gift that year. That translates to about $2.6 billion in cash gifts for grads in 2014.
You might be thinking, ‘Really, Christine? You want me to give the most popular gift? What about something more creative?’
To which I say, ‘Yes, really! The time for creativity isn't in what to give. It's in how you give it.'
See, when you’re graduating (be it from high school, college or grad school), cash is king for a lot of different reasons. Top among them: your life is in transition. You’re starting down a new path, not really knowing what’s ahead, and money is something that’s flexible and useful no matter where your path is leading.
At Tendr, we believe money means freedom. No matter the amount, a gift of money is one that gives the person receiving it a chance to make their dreams come true — whatever that means to them.
In the same study, the National Retail Federation found that 40% of respondents will give a card for graduation. This is where your creativity comes in.
By using Tendr to give a graduation gift, you’ll choose a card, write a personal and heartfelt note, then send it right to the graduate’s inbox. It’s as easy and quick as it sounds!
It’s fast, easy and convenient for the graduate, too since your gift will be deposited to their bank account. Better yet, it's totally free to receive gifts on Tendr!
A gift of money is the perfect way to say, “Congratulations!” and, maybe more importantly, “I believe in you.”
Send it with Tendr and see how much better cash gifts can be.