Graduation Gift Giving Guide

If you are like us at CorTrust, you find that May is a busy month. Between Mother's Day and Memorial Day weekend it can be really hectic. Plus, in the midst of it all, high school and college graduations are in full swing. To relieve some of the chaos, we put together a list of gift ideas for the recent grad in your life.

Certificate of Deposits

A CD is a special type of deposit account that typically offers a higher rate of interest than a regular savings account, making it a practical gift for grads. If you are looking for a way to truly invest in that young person in your life, consider this option. We offer a variety of CDs to help you find the best fit for your needs.

Gift Cards

While this may seem like a boring gift, it can really be put to good use by the receiver. For example, high school graduates entering college can utilize gift cards for books, and college graduates can utilize gift cards for gas, getting an apartment set up, or other essentials. Plus, we offer CorTrust Bank Visa Gift Cards - simply visit your local branch.


When sending students off to college or those transitioning into the work force, it's never a bad idea to equip them with a set of tools. A basic tool set can come in handy in a new apartment or office.

Professional Head Shot

Having a professional head shot is crucial when starting your career post high school or college. Arrange for your recent grad to meet with a photographer to help them start their next chapter on the right foot.


This is a completely free, but valuable gift to any young person. If the recent grad in your life is in search of part-time work throughout college or looking for help launching their career, offering leads to open positions will be beneficial. Having that foot in the door will give them an advantage and your referral will be greatly appreciated.

Skip the stressing about graduation gifts this May and use our practical gift giving guide!