You thought I was going to put this under graduation gifts, didn't you? You were all ready to scroll down to the comments and internet-yell about this egregious oversight, right? RIGHT??!
Look, this is basically the quintessential grad gift of our culture; I had it read at both my fifth-grade and high school graduation ceremonies, and I've seen countless copies given to peers at all stages of life. And that makes sense! It's a lovely book with a deceptively simple message about going off into the world and finding yourself. But there are so many other interesting, useful books that can be given when someone is ending one part of their life and beginning another (see above, plus infinity more), so why not try and give this book a new context as well? If given at a baby shower or an early birthday, this kind of thinking can help set the tone for a kid's life. (Okay yeah that's a tall order but only a HEARTLESS TROLL would argue that the sentiment in this classic isn't wonderful.) And it's a great reminder for parents, too, that amazing changes and adventures aren't just for the little ones.