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Celebrate your favorite Graduates with some of these graduation gifts! • VisitFindlay.comCongratulations Graduates!  This weekend kicks off graduation season in Hancock County with the University of Findlay graduation Saturday, Bluffton University‘s the following weekend, and high school graduations through May.  It isn’t too late to pick up a special graduation gift for your favorite graduate!

Traditional Gifts

Let’s be honest, sometimes the best graduation gifts are the traditional ones.  From something sentimental that speaks volumes about your graduate, the place he or she is graduating from, or just something to mark the occasion, the perfect gift is out there.  There are a couple places in Findlay where you can pick up just the right item.

Doranne’s Gifts and Gourmet – 327 S Main St.

Doranne’s Gifts and Gourmet’s name says it all – they specialize in gifts and gourmet!  The owner, Doris, will make sure you leave with the perfect graduation gift.  Plus, if you’re looking for a way to spice up your graduation party look no further, Doranne’s is home to so many great dip mixes that will complement your party perfectly!  ShopDorannes.com

Rieck’s Gallery –  524 S Main St.

Rieck’s is one of those places where you could spend hours just browsing, which makes it perfect for finding the right graduation gift!  Choose from one of Rieck’s specialty gift items, a piece of art for his or her post-grad apartment, or go the traditional route, have a custom frame made for your graduate’s shiny new diploma!  RiecksGallery.com

Dressing for Success

Graduating is a mark of the end of one chapter and the beginning of another.  And before your graduate starts on her new journey she needs a new wardrobe!  Whether you want to choose the pieces yourself or pick up a gift card for her to use at a later date, a new wardrobe staple is the perfect gift for either a high school or college graduate.

The Dressing Room Boutique – 404 South Main St.

Pick up a wardrobe staple at Dressing Room Boutique, a great graduation gift!  •  VisitFindlay.com

Pick up a wardrobe staple at Dressing Room Boutique, a great graduation gift!

Perfectly suited for graduates entering the work force, The Dressing Room Boutique will have a great summer dress that will work for the office as well as Happy Hour to an outfit that will crush her first day on the new job.  The Dressing Room Boutique has a great selection that will make the perfect graduation gift.  Facebook.com

Papillon Boutique – 1016 Tiffin Ave.

No matter the life event, from graduation to the first day of classes to the first day of work, Papillon Boutique will have an outfit that fits the occasion.  Great for graduates of high school or college, Papillon Boutique has a wide variety and selection.  Make this graduation gift even more special by making a girl’s day of it and go shopping with your graduate!  The owner of Papillon will act as your personal shopper, making sure you never leave the shop in something that is trendy as well as flattering.  Facebook.com

Show your Findlay Pride

If you love Findlay, show your pride!  Personalized gifts make your graduation gift extra special.  Have your gifts focus on your graduate’s university (future or former!), high school, or hometown, locations like RooBarb, Trends!, House of Awards, and Dietsch’s will make your graduate takes pride in his or her accomplishment and make the gift extra special!

RooBarb Studios – 622 S. Main St.

This eclectic store has something for everyone!  RooBarb Studios features hand-stamped jewelry, statement pieces, stationary, Findlay-specific items, as well as more traditional gifts.  You will absolutely find a gift for your hard-to-find graduate (and a few things for yourself as well!).  Place your order for something personalized or see Jody and Abby’s great selection that is available for cash and carry!  Facebook.com

Trends! on Main – 501 S. Main St.

Trends! is perfect if you are looking for a special gift in just the right school colors.  Featuring a wide selection of gift and clothing items, Trends! will also monogram many items you choose to make them even more personalized!  Facebook.com

In addition to these local Findlay favorites, Findlay and Hancock County are home to many of your tried-and-true shops as well.  From Hallmark Gift Shop for something sentimental to JC Penney’s in the Findlay Village Mall for a wardrobe staple, there are plenty of options for you to pick up the perfect gift.  Plus, don’t forget Downtown Findlay Gift Certificates that are good at several Downtown locations, another option for a graduation gift!  Also, plan for the occasion by making reservations at one of our local restaurants!  For UF graduates looking for a special meal this weekend (for a small or large group), Alexandria’s is offering a Graduation Celebration buffet, call today to learn more!  For family visiting out of town (and for the graduate to enjoy him or herself!) there are plenty of events every weekend!  Check out our Event Calendar and stay up-t0-date on different events taking place.  Congratulations!