We may not be able to celebrate our favorite graduate in the traditional sense right now but we can still send graduation gifts to make them smile and recognize their accomplishments. Need ideas on gifts for the graduate in your life? Fortunately, we know several recent grads (one in her room as I type this blog post) that we polled for their opinion on the best graduation gifts!
1. College Apparel
Most graduation announcements include the graduate's college destination. Gift them apparel with their new school's logo! It will give them something to wear when they head to class on those early mornings. Sites like Etsy and Jane have great options for personalized t-shirts and other apparel. Another great option is to check their college's bookstore. Most college bookstores offer online shopping. You can even mail it straight to the recent grad on your behalf!
2. Travel Accessories
Travel accessories are a great gift to make it easy for the graduate to travel from their dorm to home for a quick visit and back to the dorm again! Our Travel Cubes make a great option! They easily go from an overnight bag into a drawer after their mom has washed and folded all the laundry.
Take them on a trip down memory lane and frame a photo of one of your favorite memories with the graduate! It can later be used for dorm decor or kept in their room at home to make them smile when they come back home to visit. We love Pottery Barn Dorm for their no nail options.
4. Weekender Bag
Trips home, visits with friends, and new college excursions require a cute tote for travel! Bags like our Zuri Canvas Slouch Bag make the perfect multifunctional bag.
5. Gift Cards
Gift card options for a graduate are endless. Their favorite restaurants, Target or Amazon for dorms supplies, even gas station gift cards can help the graduate get through their first semester.
6. Happy Mail
Who doesn't love receiving care packages? Fill a box or bag such as our canvas zipper pouch with candy, school supplies, gifts cards or anything else that your favorite grad loves. We love sending "Finals Care Packages" with snacks for those late-night study sessions. Don't forget to throw in a gift card to their favorite coffee shop!
7. And Of Course...Money
When polling the recent graduates, their top gift was all the same! Money for a laptop, money to help pay for expenses during the semester, money to buy clothes because college students actually dress up for football games. Regardless of the use, money is always a great graduation gift option. Tuck it into a cute pouch like our credit card pouch to make this gift special!