College graduation gift ideas
A college graduation gift should not only reward the hard work put in to earn a degree, but should inspire even greater success as grads enter the world as adults. Here are 14 ideas for young women and men.
Help your grad remember the best college moments by personalizing a frame with any one line message; $39.95 at personalizationmall.com.
He'll be confident at his first job with this sleek BOSS Black "Bingorten" briefcase; $395 at bloomingdales.com.
Kate Spade's uplifting floral fragrance sends a sweet piece of advice to college grads pursuing their dreams; $75 at nordstrom.com.
Every working girl needs a sensible but stylish handbag that can take her from office to happy hour. This MICHAEL Michael Kors large Selma top-zip satchel will do the trick; $358 at michaelkors.com.
You hate to break the news that his favorite college Tee won't cut it at job interviews, but he'll thank you later. This Michael by Michael Kors blazer is on sale for $136.99 at macys.com.
This special frame preserves a graduation day photo and tassel; on sale for $29.99 at thingsremembered.com.
They're growing up fast, so help grads capture their biggest moments with a camera like this Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera; $100 at urbanoutfitters.com.
A watch is a sophisticated post-grad's wardrobe staple, and this neutral Kate Spade 'metro' round leather strap version goes with everything; $195 at Nordstrom.com.
Remind grads to set their goals high with this Reach for the Moon charm necklace, with stones that promote courage, passion, creativity, happiness and protection; $55 at uncommongoods.com.
Sleeping through class is one thing, but sleeping through work won't fly. Teach your grad a valuable lesson with this Tocky Rolling Alarm Clock, which jumps off the nightstand and rolls around the room until someone gets up to shut it off; $58 at brookstone.com.
Whether your grad will be traveling the world or saving up vacation days at a 9 to 5 job after graduation, he or she will appreciate Lonely Planet's guide to "1,000 Ultimate Experiences", from road trips to tropical beaches; $22.99 at urbanoutfitters.com.
Whether your grad is getting an apartment or moving back home, inspirational wall art is a thoughtful gift that will inspire each day. This Ralph Waldo Emerson wall peel is $19.99 at cafepress.com.
She'll feel like she can take on the world one step at a time in these Toms Oahu ballet flats, with padded heel cushioning and a two-layer plush foam and latex insert for comfort and a bright floral print for spring. The charitable side to Toms (for each pair bought, one is donated to a child in need) will remind her to think of others as she rises to success; $79 at toms.com.
Is your grad Manhattan bound? Then he'll love this Jack Spade Empire State iPhone 5 case; $40 at jackspade.com.