Graduation Gift Ideas: Home Is Where The Heart Is


Graduating seniors will soon be embarking on new adventures so unlike what they have ever experienced before.  Leaving home to spread their own wings and learning how to navigate the world independence, they will experience both the longing for home and the familiar as well as excitement in enjoying their new and different surroundings.  Many will be leaving home to establish their own lives for a season in the Southern cities of Athens, Atlanta, Savannah, or even Statesboro if they aren’t current locals of our lovely town; and others still will be leaving each of these great cities perhaps to attend college in one of the other university towns.  If you’re looking for the perfect graduation gift, Walker Boutique is featuring charming prints and souvenirs that feature these cities’ familiar landmarks that will make the perfect decoration in their new residences to remind them of home or to help them embrace their new cities!


Athens Print 

If your graduate is planning to spread their wings in Athens in the fall, this print is the perfect gift to decorate their new residence with the famous landmarks and favorite locations to Athens locals and students alike.  Featuring the University of Georgia campus and famous archway, College Avenue, Sanford Stadium, and the National restaurant, this print will celebrate the sites where they will soon be making memories of their college lives.  And if Athens is their home and they have plans to attend school in another city, this will make the perfect gift to remind them of home!


Atlanta Print


Atlanta has numerous world-renowned locations such as the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, the CNN Center, Turner Field, Centennial Park (home of the 1996 Olympics), the Varsity drive-in restaurant, and Midtown.  This watercolor print captures the landmarks that your student will make memories in fun entertainment and education and will make you proud to be a Georgia native – or new resident!


Savannah print

The city of Savannah is famous for its Southern charm and history, and this decorative print features some of the city’s proudest landmarks that students, natives, and tourists alike love to visit.  From the photographer’s favorite Wormsloe Plantation flanked with weeping willows to the famous Forsyth Park fountain, to Southern museum favorites and historic districts, this print captures the sites that your student will learn to appreciate and celebrate as a new resident, or to remember with fondness as a native remembering their hometown.


Statesboro mug

We may be partial to this last item 🙂  Capturing the charm of this Southern town, this mug features Stateboro’s cultural landmarks such as the Averitt Center of the Arts to the history Jaeckel Hotel turned into our City Hall, as well as family-favorite locations like Mill Creek Park where many have made childhood memories.  Whether your student is leaving their home of Statesboro for a large university or they are coming to our charming city to attend GSU, this makes the perfectly thoughtful gift to celebrate their new season of life.


Change and transition can be exciting but never easy to endure, and graduating to embark on the most independent adventure yet should be celebrated!  As someone wisely said, every child needs wings to fly and roots to remain secure.  Celebrate this new season with your graduate and give them this personal gift to remind them of of their home roots or to give them courage and joy about their new home for the next season of life.  Each print measures 8×10 for the perfect size to decorate the walls or furnishings of any size living space, and the natural watercolor tones make it easy to find the perfect mats and frames to match.  Shop online or in stores at Walker Boutique West or our flagship store, Walker Boutique on Merchants Way!  We would love to help you find the perfect items or gift baskets for your beloved graduate!