As their years in college come to an end, what do you give the graduate who is about to enter the “adult world” and into their first career? Don’t think too hard, we’ve come up with some of 2017’s best gifts for recent graduates that they are sure to love. Check them out.
Now that college is over, the same bedsheets that they used for the past four years have more than likely been through their fair share of tears, spills, and stains. Their loft-style dorm room bed won’t be coming home with them, so pick them out a new bed set for their new home, even just a new pair of sheets will do.
A Good Watch
With new jobs, comes new responsibilities, and being on time is one of them. They are adapting out of a college schedule and into the “adult world”, though it’ll be a struggle for them to wake up at 6 a.m. and make it to their first real job, a professional, good quality watch is a simple, yet necessary gift every recent grad needs.
Their Very Own Wifi
For the ones who are always on their phones and can’t put down their Snapchats or Instagrams on vacation, give them the gift that never stops giving until you have to re-charge it. Portable wifi hotspots are cool tech tools for those grads looking to spend some time traveling after college and are going to remote countries with no internet connection for long periods of time. This is a great gift to keep in touch with your recent grad whether they are traveling nationally or internationally.
A [real] Camera
They’ve posted their entire college experience on social media and you never missed a beat, whether or not they’re into photography, a good camera will go a long way and the quality is incomparably better than their iPhone 7 or Samsung Galaxy. Other cool options that have recently surged in popularity are GoPros, drones, and instant photo cameras. A tech accessory even a college graduate can put to good use, and who knows? It may even get them out of their apartment or house for once.
The Weekend Bag
They’ll be traveling home to visit or jet setting off on a business trip or maybe a friendly weekend get away. Wherever they are off to, a leather or durable weekender bag will suit all needs (male or female) and will still be a fashionable fit for whomever you buy it for. If you are unsure whether they will use the weekender, opt for a briefcase or messenger bag for men or a commuter tote or satchel for women. Either bag you gift, they are sure to use it and thank you for it!
A Cure for their Caffeine Kick
The Keurig that was purchased freshman year has seen the last of days and may have had other substances than coffee ground go in it. Upgrade their caffeine intake into a tastier, more sophisticated level with a Nespresso (the european Keurig) or if they aren’t fans of coffee, it can also be used as an electric tea kettle, that brews water in less than 2 minutes for a nice cup of herbal tea after a long day at work.
The gift to the girl who loves monogrammed-everything (but won’t admit it). Stationary can range from anything to envelopes, note cards, pens, stamps, legal pads, thank you cards, to business cards. Pair it with their personalized journal where they can write down their next great business venture and you’ll be thanked for helping launch their career.
If you aren’t giving money and gift cards are your go-to gift, think about which sites and stores will be useful to a recent grad. An Amazon gift card is the easiest of gifts to give and they will be sure to find something on the e-commerce site that will be of use to them. As they transition from sweat pants and sneakers into the professional world of suits, skirts, and office shoes, think of shops where they can re-amp closet into a true career wardrobe. Banana Republic, Nordstrom, United Colors of Benetton, J Crew, Ann Taylor, even The Gap, are all good retail stores to gift from.