I got money and liked it!
Seriously, though, money. I was lucky my first paycheck arrived when it did, and the only thing that held me through to that point was the cash I picked up via graduation gifts.
I pretty much just wanted money, but girls like weird things.
A prank by Curtis with a pellet gun?
i got a car. and a job.
$ Pay off her student loans $
cash money -- everything else is a fail
I got money and it was used to buy my soon-to-be husband's wedding ring (got married the July after graduation).
Is she graduating from ISU or somewhere else? For an ISU grad there are pewter ornaments made every year, you cold start her on a collection. I wish I had known about them after we graduated. You could do something like a campanile print or a neat framed Jim Heemstra photo (can order through the alumni association). I also like some of the Cyclone jewelry that is out right now if she is someone who will be coming to athletic events.
Prints like this are popular right now, could put graduation year on it:
Iowa State Cyclones Standout by SportingStandouts on Etsy
This is from the same store, as a graduation gift (obviously made to where she graduated)
Graduation Gift Print by SportingStandouts on Etsy
If she is graduating from somewhere else, then disregard those ideas. ;)
Thanks for the ideas everyone. She is graduating from Drake, probably going to stick around the area. I would probably be looking at a $100ish to spend. Gift would mean more to her than cash.