June marks the start of summer and the end of school! Are your weekends filling up with BBQs and graduation parties, but you’re still not sure what to get the high school graduates on your list? Instead of gift cards for dorm supplies, delight even the pickiest teens with these unforgettable, original ideas from local spots here in Cabarrus County.
- Gift a beautiful, locally-made necklace or earrings to match that cap and gown or be the finishing touch to their professional wardrobe. The Bead Lady, a full-service bead shop and custom-design jewelry studio, also offers memory flower beads. Take fresh or dried flowers from graduation and turn them into jewelry so new grads can take their accomplishments with them wherever they go.
- Kick off summer and mark their milestone with a dose of adventure during a ride and drive experience. There’s an option for every level of thrill-seeker, from getting behind the wheel of a real race car, to riding along with a professional driver. Check out Richard Petty Driving Experience, NASCAR Racing Experience, Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School, and Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience.
- Everyone loves the taste of home, and there’s nothing else that tastes quite as good as 100 years of hometown family tradition. Paired with a few Moon Pies and glass bottles of Sun Drop and Cheerwine, Heath’s Cheese Straws from Ritchie Hill Bakery complete a snack basket that is the perfect antidote when your college freshman starts feeling homesick.
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