Over the past couple of weeks I have gotten a handful of emails about what to give friends and family for college graduation. I have compiled a list of five items for both the he or she in your life. Most of these items would also work for high school graduates. They are practical as well as fun gifts that I would love to get but are also a tad more unique then ever-so-common gift card. Enjoy!
For $56 you can get a set of these precious, personalized bangles. They are available in a handful of color combos and just so fun and happy. I am almost positive they would put a smile on the face on any recipient!
For any etiquette question one might have this is the go-to source. Since life changes after graduation and one is presented to numerous social and work situations this is a great thing to have access to. I have a copy at work as well as home :)
I am a pashmina girl. I wear them through the seasons and dress them up as well as wear them daily. I think it would be perfect to give your graduate a pashmina in her school or sorority colors.
Magazine Subscription ($5 and up)
I know this sounds like sort of a lame gift to some of you, but when you move into a new place it is so fun to get mail and have things to look forward to. With the rush of graduation and getting settling into a new way of life magazines are really the last thing on your mind. Surprise your graduate with a fun or practical magazine subscription. I think Real Simple and Martha Stewart Living fit the practical bill while InStyle, Vogue and US Weekly are definitively more in the fun category.
While a tad pricier than the other items listed, this is by far the most practical. Everyone loves something in a little blue box and I can attest to adoring this gift. I keep mine in my wallet and have used it countless times. It is a little, but lovely luxury. You could also do this for a boy, obviously a more masculine option or even a Mont Blanc.
This is a great gift for someone entering the workforce. Men typically do not carry agendas so this dud can be whipped out when on an important on-the-go call or in a last minute meeting. It is really a perfect gift for those of all ages, not just the graduate.
Even though one is moving on up does not mean they will always hold a place in their heart for their alma mater. Key fobs are a wonderful and easy gift for the graduate.
I know I featured these last Friday, but I just think they are the ultimate gift. The block font is great for the man in your life and just in time for summer!
This is perfect for a desk or dresser. The boys can throw change, cards, mail, cufflinks or anything their heart so desires into these. Emboss it to make it a little bit more personal.
The price point on these is a little bit higher than the other items making them a great gift for a family member or significant other. These are more a lifelong gift. They are practical and will last forever so they can even be handed down through the generations.