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In Houston, graduation time comes starting in May through early June. Be ready to find the best gifts to honor those who have gone through the hassle to get their tassel  There are several places to get great gifts for grads, whether they have finished high school, college or graduate school. The type of gifts you get a graduate can include things that are extra special to commemorate the event that can be cherished forever.

Ann’s Fine Gifts

14054 Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77079
(281) 589-0424

Ann’s Fine Gifts is a staple for those looking for that extra special something. This store has unique finds that you cannot get elsewhere in Houston. For graduates, consider the person’s tastes. A genuine gold-dipped rose from Ann’s will last much longer than a congratulatory bouquet of living flowers. You might also want to consider one of the many clocks that Ann’s sells. The clock will be a useful timepiece for a college dorm or workplace office that will remind the graduate of time passing and his or her successful graduation.

Events Gifts

1966 West Gray St.
Houston, Texas 77019
(713) 520-5700

Events Gifts is located in River Oaks. This store offers high-quality distinctive gifts for men and women. A good conversation piece for a graduate that you can be sure he or she will not get a duplicate of is a desk kalidascope. The store also sells intriguing art glass and fine watches. All of these types of gifts are interesting enough that the receiver will never forget who gave the present to him at graduation.


6102 Westheimer Road
(713) 785-6400

Bering’s may be better known as a hardware store, but the business is also a fine gift store. This company sells many different types of gifts, including housewares for graduates moving into a new home or dorm after graduation. For the practical side, you might think about a portable safe for a high school graduate who wants to keep his or her things safe in a shared dorm room. Luxurious desk accessories are great for a college graduate who is about to begin a career in the corporate world.

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Houston Museum Of Fine Arts Gift Shop

1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, Texas 77005
(713) 639-7360

The Houston Museum of Fine Arts gift shop may be the last place you would think to find graduate gifts, but it is one of the best if you are looking for educationally and artistically inspired gifts that cannot be found elsewhere. There are notebooks made of recycled motherboards from computers, which would be great for a new graduate in the technology field. You might also want to consider a matted print or poster for an art graduate to decorate his or her work or living space. You can purchase from the Fine Arts Museum’s gift shop in person or online.


12454 Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77024
(281) 465-3700

For an eclectic mix of gifts and monogramming, Initials is the store to visit. The owners of this store have 15 years of monogramming experience. So integral to the store is monogramming, that the service is included in the prices at the store. This gift shop has everything from distinctive jewelry to cute decorations for the home. Monogramming makes anything from here special. You can find something for graduates from teens to adults. The Waxing Poetic line of jewelry is made to mark the special times in life and special people. Initials also has John Wind Maximal Art jewelry, which is fashionable for the female graduate, and has a colorful collection of pearl jewelry. 

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