It's Graduation season! And what better way to celebrate your graduate's hard work than to give them something they'll always remember? Here are a few ideas on how to celebrate your graduate's wonderful accomplishment:

Nothing says congratulations like fresh flowers and gift baskets. Make your graduate smile by ordering a lovely bouquet of flowers from Jean and Hall Florists. Flowers and baskets are just the right fit for the occasion. Jean and Hall Florists are located at 768 Cherry Street and their hours are Monday- Friday from 9am -5:30pm; Saturday 9am-5pm. If you would like to order flowers or have them create a special gift basket full of snacks or graduation trinkets, call 478-743-4443 or 1-800-841-7047.

Looking to treat your graduate with gift cards, clothes, books or electronics? Stop at Macon's outdoor mall, The Shoppes at River Crossing, and pick out a nice gift your graduate is sure to enjoy. Located just off of exit 171 on I-75 at 5080 Riverside Drive, the Shoppes have top-notch department stores. From Barnes and Noble, Dillard's, Belk, Champs, and Peach Mac, you will have so many gifts your graduate will appreciate. The Shoppes are open every day from 10am-9pm.

If your graduate would rather have a celebration dinner, then your graduation party should check out the Tic Toc Room, an iconic Downtown Macon restaurant. The Tic Toc Room provides the finest steaks and fresh seafood, with a classic taste that's hard to match. The Tic Toc Room is located at 408 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and open from Monday- Thursday 5-9pm; Friday and Saturday 5-10:30pm. Make sure you call ahead for a reservation or for the private room upstairs that's available for renting for special occasions.

Tic Toc Room Specialty 


Of course, Macon has so many culinary choices that it's hard to go wrong. Dovetail, Macon's farm-to-table restaurant located at 543 Cherry Street, just upstairs from the Rookery, offers delicious chef creations of seasonal dishes. Not only will Dovetail's unique menu leave a delectable taste in your mouth, their signature Cracked Pie for dessert will leave you speechless. They are open Tuesday-Thursday from 11:00am-2:00pm; 5:30-10pm; Friday and Saturday from 11:00am-2:00pm; 5:30-10:30pm and Sunday from 11:30am-3:30pm.

An Evening at Dovetail 

While graduations are causes for celebration, they also represent the end of a chapter and the beginning of new ones. If your graduate is moving away and wants to hold on to memories of the area, buy them some exquisite Georgia souvenirs from Georgia Gifts and More. Your graduate will adore them. They can use these items to decorate their apartments, dorm rooms, or use them as conversation starters. For more information, 404-241-1375.

With just a touch of Macon's Southern flair, these ideas will create the perfect graduation gifts your graduate will remember. And Congratulations to all Graduates!


Sade Olajide is an Information Specialist with the Macon-Bibb County CVB.