Gift Guide: Our Picks for Grads
Graduation season is upon us. That means gifts. Acknowledging your high school or college graduate’s accomplishments can present a challenge, so we’ve done the hard work for you. Here’s our roundup of some of the best gifts to celebrate this milestone.
High School Grads
PhotoGuard 11” x 11” Graduation Memories Collage Frame in Black
Designed specifically for commemorating their big day, this unique shadow box frame features 2 cutouts—one for a photo of the grad; the other for a tassel. Makes for the perfect keepsake too.
Collegiate UltraSoft Blanket
Featuring their school’s logo and colors, this supersoft blanket is the perfect way to acknowledge the next step in your grad’s life. Plus, it ensures he or she will stay warm on game day.
School Spirit 4” x 6” Picture Frame
This frame can be personalized with a school name, graduation year, special message and, of course, a favorite photo.
HP® Sprocket Photo Printer
This printer will print photos directly from your grad’s smartphone, and is small enough to fit anywhere.
With all the classes and activities, a college kid’s schedule can get pretty busy. Google Home is here to help. Along with playing music and telling the temperature, it can also remind students when class starts and when papers are due.
DELSEY PARIS Cruise Hardside Luggage Collection
From weekend visits home to spring break to spending a semester abroad, there are lots of occasions a college kid will need some roomy and durable luggage.
Fitbit® Charge 2™ Wireless Activity Wristband
It’s not easy to stay in shape as a college student, but a fitness tracker like the Fitbit® Charge 2™ Wireless Activity Wristband is a great way to stay on the right path. The watch records how many calories you’ve burned and how many steps you’ve taken, plus you can log workouts.
kate spade new york Garden Drive™ Square Jewelry Box
This chic jewelry box is a great piece for any bedroom, dorm room or first apartment. Use it for jewelry, watches and other keepsakes.
Citizen Chandler Ladies’ 30mm Watch
A watch is always a timeless gift. This one is great because it’s both classic and modern—we love the rose-goldtone stainless steel construction and the white band.
Collegiate Deep Etch Pint Glass
Celebrate with a toast! And commemorate the occasion—this glass can be etched with your grad’s name and a college logo.
PhotoGuard 2-Photo “Then and Now” Graduation Frame
Everyone loves a good then-and-now photo set. We love this dual frame, specific to graduation, that holds two 4” x 6” photos.
PhotoGuard 8.5” x 11” Document Frame
Getting to this point was no small feat. This frame is perfect for displaying a diploma at home or at the office. Plus, it’s protective: PhotoGuard technology will keep the document from fading.
Executive 12.5-Inch Leather Portfolio
A nice portfolio is great for job interviews and meetings, and it’s something your grad probably doesn’t already have. This one can be personalized, which makes it an awesome gift.
Piel® Leather Classic 19-Inch Large Top-Zip Duffle Bag
It’s likely your college grad will be on the go, making a new weekend bag an ideal pick. Upgrade their backpack to this sophisticated duffle. It’s roomy and has outside pockets for quick access.
Zippo® Engraved Name Money Clip & Credit Card Case
A new money clip is always a hit. This one can be engraved with any name and has room for both cash and credit cards.
Nespresso® by Breville® VertuoLine Coffee and Espresso Maker
The need for caffeine only increases after college. We love this machine because it brews both espresso and coffee, and doesn’t take up too much counter space.
Amazon Echo Show
Adulting can be hard, but Alexa makes it easier. The Amazon Echo Show has all of Alexa’s features, plus a video interface.
“Congrats” Graduation Tassel Gift Card
Still stumped? Let them decide with a Bed Bath & Beyond Gift Card, which is available in denominations of $25, $50, $100 and $200.
— Michael Regan