It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has completed transformed life for everyone in the United States, including students at Penn State University. From rushed good byes, to zoom classes, to canceled commencement ceremonies, trying times have plagued this year’s senior class. While graduation festivities have been postponed at Penn State, Lions Pride recognizes the importance of celebrating the 2020 class. We have complied a list of graduation gift ideas for your Penn State senior. Don’t forget to also fill out this form so that we can give your 2020 Penn State grad the sendoff he/she deserves. WE ARE…BETTER TOGETHER!  

1. Diploma Frame

Lions Pride has State College’s largest and best selection of quality diploma frames. Available in several different colors and styles, a diploma frame is the ultimate congratulatory gift. Lions Pride’s diploma frames all ship for free within the United States, so don’t worry about waiting until you’re in State College to make this big purchase.

2. Gift Card

Lions Pride gift cards make excellent presents and they never expire! They can also be used online which will allow your grad to pick out exactly what he/she wants.

3. Penn State Alumni T-Shirt

Every Penn State Alum needs an Alumni t-shirt. Thankfully, Lions Pride has you covered with this incredibly soft tri-blend design. This item is a unisex fit and will be a hit with both men and women.

4. Happy Valley Apparel

Constructed from ultra-soft triblend fabric, our League Happy Valley shirt has been the best-selling item in our store for nearly two years! A perfect reminder of State College, your Penn State grad will wear it with pride.

5. Lion Statue

The best graduation gift I received, besides my degree from Penn State, was a Nittany Lion replica statue. A wonderful desk or bookshelf accessory, this item will provide a daily reminder to your graduate of their time at dear old state.

6. JMB Bar Signs

Chances are your senior got to experience the magic of Champs Downtown in 2019 when it was named one of the best college bars in America. A bar sign from JMB would be the perfect gift to help your Penn State grad pay homage to his/her favorite Happy Valley hotspot and all the other classic Penn State bars and eateries. With several great designs, it will be hard to decide on just one!

7. Alex & Ani Bracelets

Lions Pride’s Penn State-themed bracelets by Alex & Ani have been a huge hit over the last few years. With five unique designs, these bangles look great together or alone. Buy one or stack a combination for the ultimate, stylish Penn State look.

8. Alumni Hat

You better believe that your Penn State grad is already planning a return trip to Happy Valley for a Penn State football game this fall. This Alumni hat from Nike is a must-have piece for anyone venturing back in the coming months. Plus, it will be a great conversation starter for your new grad if they are moving to a new city to start their career.

9. Penn State Tie

Lions Pride has the area’s largest selection of Penn State ties. If your new graduate as secured an office job, you may want to help him build his professional wardrobe. A simple and classic Penn State tie is the perfect starting point.

10. Penn State Alumni Car Accessories

Penn State Alumni license plate frames and car decals offer an affordable way to say “congratulations” to your new Penn State grad. With a large selection of different designs to choose from, Lions Pride is sure to have something to fit the style of your graduate’s car.

As always, please don’t hesitate to call Lions Pride if you have any questions about any products or if you need more graduation gift suggestions. WE ARE!

 

Danielle Stemple is a 2008 Penn State University graduate. In addition to acting as Lions Pride's marketing communications director, she is also a buyer for the retailer. Danielle recently earned her master's degree from West Virginia University in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC). In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking and training for ultra marathons. She can be reached at [email protected]

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