Commencement ceremonies for 2 local universities will be happening over the next week to 10 days.  Rider University's graduation ceremony will happen on May 18 and TCNJ will hold graduation on May 23.

If you know someone who is graduating from one of these schools and you're looking to add something to the cash gift you give them, we've got a few ideas.  (And yes, you should still give cash).

Etsy is great place to look for some out-of-the-ordinary gifts, especially for TCNJ grads.

The Etsy seller, PushIvy, has a couple of very cute (and very affordable) TCNJ bracelets.  (Click on any picture for more information.)


Another Etsy seller, ASignOfInterest, has a hand carved painted wooded sign.


There's not as much Rider U merchandise on Etsy, but there is this interesting item from a seller named QuestAdventures.


The Rider University Bookstore has several options for diploma frames.  The store also has several "alumni" products, including a banner, license plate holder, key tags, and decals.

The Rider University Bookstore

The TCNJ Bookstore has similar "alumni" items available..

The TCNJ Bookstore

And finally, if you're looking for something a little different, both bookstore websites offer alumni lamps.

The Rider University Bookstore