10 Gift Ideas For Graduates

Written by on June 5, 2013 in Shopping, Shopping Roundups - 1 Comment
10 Gift Ideas For Graduates

Graduation is a time of celebration for those who have worked and studied hard to earn a degree that will give them new an opportunity enhancing degree. Whether it’s a fancy espresso maker, a gift card for a post-graduation trip or just a thoughtful card to say “congratulations,” we have 10 gift ideas for you to give to the recent (or soon-to-be) grads.

Written by Natalie Lynn Borton of Thoughts By Natalie.

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  • Rifle Paper Co. Congrats Owl Card ($4.50 for one; $18.00 for a set of eight): Sometimes the best gift is a handwritten card filled with inspiring words from the heart.

  • Southwest Gift Card (any amount, up to $1,000): For grads who love to see the world, give the gift of travel with a gift card they can apply to a trip of their choice. (image)

  • Lindsay Letters Be True Bistro Mug ($15): Let this pretty metallic mug serve as a reminder to graduates to be true to themselves and their dreams.

  • Kate Spade Weekender Bag ($180): This adorable canvas bag has a zippered shoe compartment, removable interior cell-phone compartment and two interior drawstring pockets, making it the perfect bag to take on summer weekend trips.

  • Nespresso Pixie Titan Bundle ($279): The gift of caffeine is perhaps the best gift of all! We love how compact the Pixie is—and the milk frother is sure to add delicious luxury to every espresso beverage!

  • Michael Kors Chain-Link Watch ($225): A good watch is something every grad needs. We love the mix of tortoise and gold in this stunning Michael Kors watch—and we bet graduates will, too!

  • Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg ($14): Written with humor and wisdom, this book is sure to guide graduates in the right direction as they pursue their goals and learn to balance work, friends and family commitments.

  • DIY Photo Gift (cost of materials): If you’re feeling crafty, a homemade gift is a wonderful idea. Try this project that uses reclaimed wood, clips and twine or chicken wire (depending on preference)!

  • J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer ($175-$395): If you know her size, gift the grad a stylish and well-fitting blazer to wear at the office!

  • Lululemon Vinyasa To Vino Bag ($128): This multi-purpose bag can serve as a gym bag as well as a briefcase (it holds a 15” laptop!), making it ideal for an active grad heading into the workplace.

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