May 21, 2014 Leave a comment
Approximately four million children will graduate from kindergarten this spring; so chances are, you know a little one that is taking his or her first step into big kid territory. How will you commemorate this special event? We’ve put together some gift ideas for your little grad.
Story Lines Storybooks – We loved these books found at Hatch on Broadway Street in Jackson. Kids get to flex their creativity by illustrating the story, even the cover! Several titles are available. Books sell for $9.99 each. www.shopathatch.com
Education IRA or College Club CD – Starting a college fund for your loved one at Ohio Valley Bank is a smart and practical gift. Those twelve years to college go by fast. Saving early is key. According to online advisor CollegeData a moderate college budget for the 2013-2014 school year averaged $22,826 at in-state schools, with private schools averaging $44,750. www.ovbc.com
A Night at the Movies – Kids love mixing up their own popcorn concoctions at the free topping bar inside Silver Screen VII in Gallipolis. Gift cards are available in any denomination and can be used for everything from snacks to kid-friendly summer blockbusters like How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Planes: Fire and Rescue. On the first Saturday morning of every month, the cinema also holds special sensory-sensitive showings for families affected by autism. www.silverscreenvii.com
Craft Bag – Creativity and organization collide in this fun and functional gift available locally from Thirty-One Director Melissa Davis. Pouches keep everything in its place and easily accessible for little fingers. Bags can be personalized. www.mythirtyone.com/MAD
Grad Trophy – Nothing says “I’m a winner” like a trophy. These cute graduation trophies from Ron’s Trophies in Wellston and Gallipolis can be finished with an engraved plate as an extra special momento. Prices start at $4.00 including engraving. 740.446.4460