Chances are that there’s a millennial in your life, and depending on what year they were born, they’ll likely be donning a cap and gown within the next few weeks. Whether they’re about to begin four more years of challenging, life-changing and exhilarating learning, or finally take the plunge into the “real world,” there are some grad gifts to be given. Graduating from high school or college isn’t an accomplishment to take lightly. Countless hours of studying, writing and stressing have led to this moment, and your smarty-pants loved one deserves to be rewarded!
For the high school graduate heading off to college:
Going to college is a journey that is both terrifying and exciting. There are new freedoms, difficult classes, infinitely more responsibility, perhaps a first job and so much experience speeding at them head-on. The best way to reward a high school graduate’s recent milestone is to set them up for success on their new path. Gifts like lamps and lampshades, area rugs, pillows, blankets, Tervis tumblers, bath and personal care items and trendy office supplies are just a few things we carry at SampleHouse that can set up your new graduate for a happy and comfortable first year.
It’s important to remember that college freshmen typically start out with very few items that are brand-new and all theirs. Dressers, beds, couches and TVs are often donated by mom and dad or other family members, and are usually somewhat used. Something like a brand-new rug or a few new lamps and lampshades will help their first apartment feel a little more “theirs.” If your graduate is starting off in a dorm, keep dormitory rules in mind when gifting things like fragrances, as diffusers are usually preferred (or required) over candles.
For the college graduate heading out into the wild real world:
The college graduate is a whole different animal. They’ve probably moved out of the dorm and into the often-nomadic life of 20-something apartment living. They’ve probably had a job for a while now and (hopefully) have a good idea of what they want to do for a career. They also probably already have a lot of their needs taken care of, and are ready to further personalize their spaces. Apartment decor like wall signs and pillows and home goods like candles or porcelain figurines will help this special person remember how proud you are as they head out the door each morning, ready to take on the world.
Whatever age your graduate may be, find the perfect gift at SampleHouse & CandleShop!