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It’s that busy time of year again, when everyone is cramming for finals and making summer plans. With so much on your plate, the last thing you want to be worrying about is what to get your graduating sorority sister. These ideas will save you some legwork.

Graduating sisters have accumulated countless memories during their time as active members. An ideal grad gift is something that will last and will preserve many of these moments. One way to do this is to have each sister in the chapter contribute photos of themselves with the graduating sister and compile them all into an album or scrapbook. A book about the university or city where you went to school together is an original and thoughtful gift. Write a message inside to make it more personal. You could even get it signed by all of the other sisters in the chapter.

If you’re shopping on a shoestring budget, burn a CD of tracks that bring back memories of past events or fun times you had together as sisters.

Another possible alternative is something that will help the graduating sister adjust to life after college. Things to help decorate her apartment, such as prints in your sorority’s colours, pillow cases or a quilt made from old sorority t-shirts, will help her feel more at home in her new place. Personalized stationary or a business card holder will be useful as the sister launches into her new career.

Engraving any ordinary item adds an extra special touch. Engraved jewelry is a subtle way for the graduating sister to show her Greek pride in the workplace while still being professional. A monogrammed keepsake box is a great way for her to keep all of her sorority souvenirs safe and in one place.

Every sorority girl loves getting a brand new set of letters. A cute t-shirt that says “alumna” and your sorority name and lets her sport her new status loud and proud.

Gifting an experience provides an opportunity for the graduating sister to continue to make memories with her sisters in the future. It guarantees that you will make time see each other even after she has received her diploma. Tickets to an upcoming concert of her favourite band or an exhibit by her favourite artist are good ways to say congratulations that are unique to her.

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