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College Gift Finder 2011

Graduation season is here. If you’re looking for a high school or college graduation gift, try College Gift Finder. You’ll find U.S. college gift sites sorted alphabetically by college name and by state. Consider a classic sweatshirt for your freshman heading to campus or a diploma frame for your deserving college graduate. Express your pride with 2011’s College Gift Finder.

Give a Personalized License Plate

Is your car vanitized? Soon mine will be. I’m joining the nine million Americans sporting a vanity license plate on their vehicle, thanks to an MBA graduation gift from my wife.

However, this gift isn’t the easiest surprise to pull off. Most state agencies require a driver registered to the vehicle to apply for the personalized plate. If you are not jointly registered with your gift recipient as the car owner, you still can present your suggestions, write a check to cover fees and complete any paperwork. Maybe a few states will follow the example of Texas, which offers a vanity license plate gift card.

Select the U.S. state for your giftee to learn more about applying for a personalized plate.

Graduation Gift Ideas

Mark the accomplishment of a high school diploma, college diploma or advanced degree with a gift for your graduate. Find gifts ideas from these blog entries.

24 Colleges Go Pink: New Collegiate Sleepwear from Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret PINK launched its “Class of 2009” online today, offering new collegiate-themed women’s apparel for 24 universities. Select from pull-over hoodie sweatshirts, logo tee shirts and drawstring sweatpants for the following colleges:

The sleepwear/lingerie retailer chose the two dozen new schools through online voting, bringing the collection to 58 colleges. I added all of the Victoria’s Secret schools to Gift Giving Guy’s College Gift Finder.

Update: Victoria’s Secret discontinued some colleges and dropped some from online purchase, so I removed links for 14 colleges above.

Give Custom Jelly Bean Gifts from MyJellyBelly.com

What’s your favorite Jelly Belly flavor? Very Cherry? Buttered Popcorn? Strawberry Cheesecake? If you haven’t heard of Jelly Belly, these are the uniquely flavored gourmet jelly beans that Ronald Reagan made famous. The 40th U.S. president kept jars of Jelly Bellys in the Oval Office and on Air Force One.

Starting this month at MyJellyBelly.com, you can personally mix the 50 official flavors. (Okay, 49 flavors — the spicy Jalapeño flavor overwhelms the other jelly beans). Select one flavor, two flavors or the standard 20-flavor mix. Then you customize the container with photos, logos and messages. Choose from several tins, including a bean-shaped tin, small bags, a 6-ounce glass candy jar, or an eight-ounce wooden barrel.

Give custom mixed and packaged Jelly Belly gifts as wedding favors, teacher gifts, graduation party favors or family reunion presents. Send Berry Blues to celebrate a newborn boy or pink Cotton Candy for a newborn girl. Jelly Belly ships your order within 48 hours to U.S. addresses.