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School’s Out for Summer! Our ultimate gift guide for Graduates

July 11, 2019

Willow Tree® gifts for graduates

Are you looking for a gift and keepsake for a well-deserved graduate in recognition of their achievements, either from school or university? We have the perfect ‘Schools Out for Summer’ gift guide, to help you find thoughtful gifts that will be treasured!


Reach for the Stars:

All of our figurines in our Willow Tree collection make gorgeous gifts to give to your loved ones if they’re graduating this summer. As the sentiments are all open to interpretation, these pieces make for truly thoughtful and personal gifts.


For graduates, we particularly love Shine. With the figurine reaching for the skies with her head tilted upwards and her blue dress adorned with what looks like little stars, the piece speaks of endless possibilities, like the graduate in your life can quite literally reach for their stars in this new and exciting chapter of their lives.


Another Chapter in their Story:

Speaking of new and exciting chapters in a graduate’s life, how about a super-thoughtful gift and gorgeous keepsake as a reminder of their passing from student into the big wide world of work, with a storybook figurine from Disney Traditions by Jim Shore?


A constant reminder that their life is a story made up of many different chapters, of which the future is still wide open to be written, encouraging them to follow their hearts and make their dreams come true, while looking back on all that they’ve achieved and using this to help shape how they approach their future.


Nothing says it better than Remember Who You Are (Storybook The Lion King). Depicting the infamous scene from Disney’s The Lion King, the piece features Simba looking up at the spirit of his father in the sky, while Mufasa reminds his young son of his history, heritage and how to take this forward through life with him. Presented as an open story book, their book is still being written, they’ve completed one chapter of their lives, and what the next chapter of their story looks like is still wide open.


Make ‘em Laugh:

If deep-felt sentiment isn’t the gift you were looking for, then what about a little tongue-in-cheek that’s bound to make the soon-to-be ex-student smile?


Our Jimmy the Bull collection from artist Rafael Mantesso will do just that…


We love this mug and coaster set called Construction. An ideal gift to give to a graduate about to start their first job after university, these pieces depict Jimmy on a tea break along with his other construction work pals, sitting on a beam as they enjoy a few minutes away from the grind of work.


An ideal present for you to give to graduates and totally functional too – everyone needs a new mug to take with them to work when the start a new job! With this piece from our Jimmy the Bull collection, not only can they enjoy a coffee or two while they work, it’s bound to be a conversation starter with their new work colleagues around the water cooler!


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