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A graduation gift that doesn’t glitter may still be golden

A check is nice. So are earrings. But if you really want to make sure your favorite graduate heads to college or to a first real job with the best foot forward, think about a career-minded graduation gift.

My favorite gift is wrapping up two personal finance gems: ‘‘I Will Teach You to Be Rich,’’ by Ramit Sethi, and ‘‘Get a Financial Life,’’ by Beth Kobliner.

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