Graduation is a big moment in one's life. It means the matriculation of education has come to an end. The knowledge learned in school will prepare the new grad for the professional and personal obstacles and assignments to come.
The new grad in your life should be celebrated. This is a huge accomplishment for her. But you simply can't show up to her graduation party or dinner empty handed. And not just any gift will suffice. Think beyond "Oh, The Places You'll Go" and get her something that will come in handy for many, many years.
If you know a graduate and are debating what to get her, you can not go wrong with a pair of pearl earrings. Pearl earrings are classic and show sophistication. If she has to attend a formal event or a business dinner for work, she can easily throw on her pearls. College freshmen will be able to wear their pearls to impress potential intern employers and sorority sisters. Despite her state in life, she will definitely appreciate and utilize her pearls.
So congratulations to your graduate! We hope that she is able to flourish through this new stage in her life!