After four years of demanding high school schedules or grueling college classes, walking across that stage is a rite of passage that plenty of young people will experience in the next few weeks. Reward their hard work and dedication with the best graduation gifts out there! After all, starting college or venturing out into the real world are both rather daunting, and a great gift can make the transition just a bit easier. Here are our favorite gifts for new grads:
Dorm room decor
Starting college on the right foot is a lot easier when your favorite freshman has all the creature comforts of home. Make sure her room is set up for success with the right lamps, throw pillows, soft rugs and desk accessories. We have countless styles and colors—everything from classy and monochromatic to bold and summery neons—to create the dorm room of her dreams. Don’t forget to dress up the walls with few framed photos, metal wall signs or even a cute calendar.
Whether your grad is scurrying across a new campus or into a new office building this fall, make sure she stays hydrated. Durable, adorable plastic tumblers from Slant are perfect for a dorm room or a new cubicle and are easy to clean. Choose from a variety of styles, colors, patterns, phrases and straws! These tumblers work hard year round and are perfect for everything from extra-hot coffee to ice cold water.
Staying organized is a tricky thing when you finally reach adulthood. On the one hand, you finally have the freedom to leave your socks on the floor, but on the other hand it’s really rewarding to maintain your own space and show your Mom that she raised you right. A beautiful jewelry box is both useful and sentimental, and sure to be one gift your proud grad hangs onto for years to come.
Why not give your graduate the best way to capture all the moments of her new life? Job selfies, class selfies, dorm selfies, first staff meeting selfies, new roommate selfies—you might receive a lot more photos than you bargained for, which you’ll appreciate when she gets really busy with all the demands of her new, grown-up schedule.
A Scout bag is a must-have gift for any graduate. Roomy without being cumbersome, this bag is great for the gym, the office, the dorm showers or even class. You deserve one too, empty-nesters!
Make sure your smarty-pants know she’s still your baby with a few comfy and cozy sleep shirts. We have every style and color you could want, and they are sure to keep her comfortable when she falls asleep on her bed instead of her desk for the first time in weeks.