If you are looking for some gift ideas for the graduate, I shared some earlier this week HERE. After I published that post, I was talking to Debbie about what gifts her graduates liked the best and thought I would share some additional gift ideas with you, specifically for the grad and not dad this time.
It is generally accepted that the high school grad who goes away to college will, at some point, return with their (dirty) laundry. So this duffel bag will hopefully stand in for the trash bag he would otherwise use. This duffel bag from Dick’s Sporting Goods would also double for a good weekend trip carryon.
And for her, I love these Mark & Graham Dipped Canvas Bucket Bag. You don’t have to get the monogram, but I think it’s pretty cute. There are a ton of super cute totes from Mark & Graham. And in fact, if anybody wants to surprise me with a just-because-gift, I am in love with the Elisabetta Boardroom Bag AND / OR the Slouch Handbag. Those colors are to die for.
If your grad is going into an industry where a brand, word, name, symbol, etc. is applicable, applying (and paying) for a trademark is a fun gift. And this gift may even help your grad earn a living in their future! (While you are at it, you may want to secure the domain name with their name or brand.)
And finally, did you ever get a class ring and not wear it after graduation? Yeah. Me too. Well, here is the solution for that dilemma with your grad: David Yurman’s Petite Albion Ring allows you to select the color of stone used. Get the color of your graduate’s alma mater and she will wear it long after the diploma has been hung on the wall.
And are you worried that your high school grad may go away and cut loose a little? (Of course, I never did, but I’ve “heard” that some kids do that.) And a Uber account, linked to your credit card, may just be a better option than your loved one drinking & driving. I am not advocating underage drinking, but I am also not putting my head in the sand regarding youthful exuberance – this gift would be a good conversation starter and could save a life.
Let me know if you have any great ideas for the graduate. I would love to hear them in the comments below!
And if you’re looking for other gift ideas, for the home, check out my Pinterest board HERE