Great Grad Gift Idea

Looking for a fun and inspirational grad gift? 

Look no further than Dr. Seuss!

His books may be disguised as children’s books, but underneath the quirky rhymes, bold colors and whimsical stories, they are filled with valuable life lessons. Dr. Seuss has a lot to teach us about life and character qualities that matter.

He addresses things like integrity, self-care, confidence. 

You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

Dr. Seuss illustrates the R.O.I of hard work, patience and persistence. If you don’t believe me, get yourself a copy of Green Eggs and Ham. He offers us insight on how to successfully do life. But he does it with a childlike flavor. He makes life lessons F-U-N!

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! is my favorite Dr. Seuss book. It is teeming with life lessons and nuggets of wisdom. And it makes a great graduation gift or graduation party guest book. Just put out a copy of the book and some colored pens and ask guests to write a message of support on one of the pages. Later, your graduate can read the doc’s words along with special messages from family and friends. 

Why is this particular book my all-time fave, you ask? 

Because in it, Dr. Seuss addresses the highs and lows we all face as we follow the winding road of life. He doesn’t say we won’t have challenges or end up in a slump. In fact, he addresses the Bang-ups and Hang-ups that happen. But he also instills confidence. 

On and on you will hike.

And I know you’ll hike far

and face up to your problems

whatever they are.

He encourages us to own our stuff and to take action, even if we find ourselves in those dark places. He reminds us that life’s a great balancing act. 

Dr. Seuss also empowers and validates. 

And will you succeed?

Yes! You will, indeed!

(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)


What an awesome message for a young person about to get out there and experience life!

If you’ve got a child who is graduating, I wish you a season of reflection, whimsy, joy and celebration. And trust me, you will survive. (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) You also have a new and exciting mountain waiting. So…get on your way!

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