I Wish You More by Amy Krouse has found an audience with kindergarten grads, high school grads and university grads as a go-to gift. With the grad spirit in mind, check out these other great grad gift ideas plus scroll down for your chance to win 3 titles of your choice!
Ages 7-12 | $22.50 CAD
This kids’ version of the bestselling Letters to My Future Self brings young writers a fun new way to capture their childhood. Twelve prompted letters bound into a keepsake book invite kids to share stories, draw, or make lists reflecting on what they know now, and what they imagine for their future. When they’re grown, this paper time capsule becomes a cherished-and likely hilarious-look back on who they once were and who they have become.
This is a fun gift for kids and a wonderful way to help them keep a personal written time capsule featuring writing prompts. Each “envelope” is a letter that can be unfolded, written on, and sent into the future. The presentation of this book is really cute and it is nice and compact which should make it easy to store after it has been written in and ready to lock up for a few decades
Ages 12 years and up | $18.50 CAD
Packed with inspiration and humor this little book is the perfect gift for all the curious people in your life! For more than seventy-five years, the world of Curious George has delighted readers with its playful charm and deceptively simple wisdom. Fans of the Keep Calm and Carry On craze will find comfort in this Georgified version of the popular book format. Each inspiration is humorously accompanied by an illustration from the original works of H. A. Rey’s Curious George books. Sure to make readers chuckle as only George can, this book is packed with inspiration and humor. It’s the perfect gift for all the curious people in your life!
This is a super cute “Keep Calm” type book perfect for Curious George fans. It is full of light-hearted advice from Curious George along with an adorable illustration. It is a wonderful gift for graduation day with plenty of positive affirmations and advice within – it would be a great choice in place of a greeting card!
No matter how hard they try, parents never have time to teach their children everything they need to know before they leave home. Luckily, Becky Blades has compiled the best tidbits of advice into one thought-provoking, conversation-starting book. Covering everything from posture to finances, with a hint of motherly sass, Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone is the perfect gift for leaving-the-nest kids, or anyone in your life who could use a little bit of coming-of-age common sense.
This comprehensive companion, now in its third edition, provides essential pretrip planning advice, regional overviews with maps and itineraries, and practical resources for finding work abroad. Now in full colour packed with inspirational images.
What advice would your 80-year-old self give you? That is the question artist Susan O’Malley, who was herself to die far too young, asked more than a hundred ordinary people of every age, from every walk of life. She then transformed their responses into vibrant text-based images. From a prompt to do things that matter to your heart, to a reminder that it’s okay to have sugar in your tea, these are calls to action and words to live by-heartfelt, sometimes humorous, and always fiercely compassionate. This stirring celebration of our collective humanity unveils the wisdom we hold inside ourselves right now.
Ages 5-8 | $20.99
Some books are about a single wish. Some books are about three wishes. The infallible team of Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have combined their extraordinary talents to create this exuberant book of endless good wishes. Wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength, laughter and peace. Whether celebrating life’s joyous milestones, sharing words of encouragement, or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this sweet and uplifting book is perfect for wishers of every age.
One Canadian Frugal Mom Eh reader will win a #WishYouMore Grad Books Prize Pack from Raincoast Books (Prize Pack consists of 3 titles chosen from the selection in this post by the winner.). Open to residents of Canada 18+ and ends on June 5th at 11:59 pm ET. See Giveaway Tools form for entry and T&C.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!