Graduation Time

Brothers, sisters, cousins, and loved ones – out of your family and friends circle, I bet someone is graduating this year. Along with sitting amongst hundreds to watch that graduate cross the stage and receive their diploma, a gift is usually provided to that graduate as well.

If you are looking for something unique and fun for a graduate, I have a great gift to share. I actually received this similar gift when I graduated from high school from some wonderful people. I still have it and use it today too!

I like to call this gift an “everything toolbox.” It literally has everything you can think of for people going out on their own. Zip ties, silly putty, screwdrivers, batteries…the list goes on and on until the box is full.

When I headed off to college, my box always seemed to have just what I was looking for: extra staples, ziplock bags, and the right-sized nail to hang something. It was always there for me, and still is today! I had to share this amazing box with our cousin that recently graduated high school, and it was so fun to build! Below are photos of the toolbox and things inside. I also included a list if you needed a starting point for yourself:








Must-Haves for the Everything Toolbox:

  • Hammer
  • Nails (different sizes)
  • Screwdrivers
  • Outlet extender/extension cord
  • Duct tape
  • Level
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Tums
  • Throat lozenges
  • Headache/Sinus medicine
  • Band aids
  • Toothbrush
  • Fun markers
  • Highlighters
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Sticky notes
  • Paper clips
  • Rubber bands
  • Tacks
  • Stapler
  • Staples
  • Glue
  • Note cards (to write to the family)
  • Stamps
  • Study candy
  • Chapstick
  • Ear plugs (for noisy roommates)
  • Cards
  • Silly putty/stress ball
  • Dice
  • Rain poncho/umbrella
  • Batteries
  • Ziplock bags
  • Sewing kit
  • Finger nail kit

The great thing about this box is that you can make it fit whatever budget you have for the graduate, and you can customize it any way you want. So step of the graduate gift box this this year, and have some fun in creating an everything toolbox. I would love to see your creations too! Please share in the comments box below, or tag me on instagram @rockparkscissors! Happy gifting!


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