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Graduation season is on the horizon and whether your friend or loved one is leaving sixth forth, college or university, now is the time to celebrate all of their hard work.

At The Centre the choice of graduation gifts is endless and can easily be tailored to suit their personality - so whether they’re a passionate foodie, a stylish fashionista or a fan of the latest tech, you’re sure to find a memorable item to help them celebrate their achievements!

For a classic graduation gift why not pop along to Ryman where you can pick up an elegant fountain pen? The Diplomat Excellence pen comes with polished chrome fittings, high quality matt lacquer finish and a finely chiselled nib. It’s an investment piece at £145 but sure to make them the envy of all their new work colleagues. (Image 1)

Clinton’s has a beautiful range of graduation cards in stock as well as a selection of sweet mementoes and stylish stationary. For a practical gift with a modern twist you could opt for a vibrant pink and gold notebook, £6 - perfect for when inspiration strikes and a place to record their lists, ideas and dreams! (Image 2)

If you’re planning a celebratory get together Marks and Spencer might have just what you’re looking for. From tasty nibbles to gourmet treats, you’ll find everything you need to create a buffet fit for a king! They even have a ‘Congratulations’ cake that serves 36 people for £35 - a moist sponge with traditional jam and buttercream filling, this cake is guaranteed to please. (Image 3)

Graduation is a time to remember and you can guarantee that friends and family will be snapping away from start to finish to capture all aspects of the big day. For a lasting memento that makes a thoughtful gift opt for an elegant photo frame such as the stylish copper multi-photo frame from Debenhams for £25. (Image 4)

Whether the next step after graduation is further study or a new job, why not make a stylish addition to their work space. We love the chic copper desk tray for £7.99 from TK Maxx - the perfect way to corral their clutter! (Image 5)

Fragrance has the power to transport you back to a special occasion and let you relive those happy moments in the spray of a scent, so why not get your loved one a fresh new fragrance to mark their graduation? The Fragrance Shop can even engrave selected bottles with the message of your choice for just £5.49, including Emporio Armani, Stronger With You - a spicy scent with a mix of cardamom, sage and pink peppercorn - an elegant, youthful men’s fragrance. From £62 for 100ml. (Image 6)

Why not treat you loved one to a special piece of jewellery as a token of their big day. Retailers at The Centre have something to suit all tastes and budgets including a beautiful 9ct white gold diamond accent pendant necklace from Argos for £129.99 (Image 7) - for an extra treat there are even matching earrings available. Alternatively you could pop into Pandora where you can choose from their vast array of charms to create a truly personalised gift. There’s a graduation cap charm for £30 (Image 8) which is engraved with “Hard work pays off” and a graduation scroll pendant charm for £35 which features the year of graduation.

For young men why not add a touch of high-powered designer style to their ensemble with a distinctive pair of Gucci cufflinks from Chisholm Hunter, £190. Subtle and understated these cufflinks are embellished with iconic Gucci branding. (Image 9) If you’re on the hunt for a gift that they can wear every day, you could invest in a chic timepiece. The Versus Versace watch, £190, from H.Samuel exudes style and combines luxurious materials with masculine elegance. (Image 10)

For stylish fashionistas a new wardrobe addition will be a welcome gift. Invest in their future with a stylish, versatile suit that’s perfect for everything from a job interview to a day out at the races! Burton has a gorgeous selection of suits – including twill, sharkskin and chambray designs in an array of this season’s hottest colours. We love their Dark Grey Essential Skinny Fit 2 Piece Suit – currently £68 for a matching suit jacket and trousers. (Image 11)

If they’re off on a summer holiday to unwind after exam season, why not treat them to a stylish button-through linen midi dress from Warehouse – available in sunny yellow, nautical navy or classic white for just £42. Perfect for holidays – simply team with funky flats for a carefree summer vibe! (Image 12)

For those with a sweet tooth an indulgent box of chocolates from Thorntons might make the perfect gift. Their Continental Heart box is £25 and is filled with 46 tempting chocolates from their Continental range including decadent Viennese Truffles and Thorntons Alpini Pralines – sure to put a smile on your loved ones’ face. (Image 13)

Whether they’re off on a gap year to explore the world, a road trip with friends or just a fun summer holiday – why not encourage them to appreciate and capture the world around them with a snazzy new camera?! The Canon EOS 1300D DSLR camera, £299 from Argos, is a great place to start. Not only does it produce amazing high-quality photos but it also captures cinematic full HD movies which can be shared using WiFi – the perfect way to explore their creativity. (Image 14)

Finally if you’re still not sure what to get why not give them the gift of choice with a Gift Card from The Centre? (Image 15) Available from £5 to £500, Gift Cards give them the chance to choose something really special for themselves – they can be purchased from The Centre’s Information Desk or buy them online using the safe and secure gift card portal at https://www.thecentrelivingsto…

However you mark the occasion, celebrate in style with The Centre.

Image 1:      Diplomat Excellence Pen,  £145, Ryman

Image 2:      Notebook, £6, Clinton’s

Image 3:      Cake, £35, M&S

Image 4:      Photo frame, £25, Debenhams

Image 5:      Desk Tray, £7.99, TK Maxx

Image 6:      Emporio Armani, Stronger With You, From £62 for 100ml, plus £5.49 for engraving, The Fragrance Shop

Image 7:      White Gold Necklace, £129.99, Argos

Image 8:      Graduation Charm, £30, Pandora

Image 9:      Cufflinks, Chisholm Hunter, £190

Image 10:     Versus Versace Watch, £190, H.Samuel

Image 11:     Dark Grey Essential Skinny Fit 2-Piece Suit, £68, Burton

Image 12:     Dress, £42, Warehouse

Image 13:     Continental Heart Chocolate Box, £25, Thorntons

Image 14:     Canon Camera, £299, Argos

Image 15:     The Centre Gift Card, Available from £5 to £500

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