We got them a couple of gift cards each to places around here. I made the mortarboard gift holders. I would have put some truffles they would have melted in the heat. I bought some tassles at Hobby Lobby. I had to extend them with some embroider floss. I didn't have any black brads so I took the vintage brads I had and used VersaMark and black embossing powder. It works in a pinch.