Graduations are momentous occasions, celebrated with great big bashes and grand gifts, both of which often cost big bucks. Yet, just like the memories from over-the-top pool parties and blowout barbecues, grad gifts are often short-lived…outgrown and over in what feels like brief moments. As the ones we love grow and prosper, the gifts we give have to be ones that will last a lifetime. Whether its sentimental, practical or just plain beautiful — here’s a list of the gifts we know will stay with your grad forever.
The New Class Ring.
A modern take on a very old classic — the class ring is re-invented with Phoebe Jonas’s Droplet Ring, which can be customized to incorporate any color under the sun. Represent with pride and look cool doing it. The best part of all though, you can continue to build the stack with every occasion.
The Tech-Infused Necklace.
This insanely innovative little pendant is the brainchild of jewelry brand, Cerimani and tech brand, Revolar. The brilliant design was developed to disguise Revolar’s version of a panic button, which, with the press of a button, sends out one of three types of warnings when the wearer feels they’re in danger. For anyone sending their new grad off to embark on their next independent journey — this one is a must-have.
The Monogrammed Weekender.
Wherever they wind up after graduation, you want to make sure that they’re coming back…often. Having a great travel bag that you want to tote around makes it much easier to grab, go and head home for the weekend. This unisex beauty from My Initials includes personalization for just $60!
The Cozy Throw.
Even though new graduates are typically pretty psyched to start their own journey in a new place where they call the shots…there are still times that they miss the safety and security of home. There’s nothing like being able to curl up in a blanket that instantly takes you back to mom & dad. Thread Talk’s incredibly soft and super neutral throw is not only great for any space, it also gives back…a portion of proceeds from every sale benefits victims of domestic violence.
The Echo Show.
Aside from the obvious — secretly ensuring you can keep in touch (face to face, almost) with your new grad wherever he or she is — this genius little item will help them learn how to survive on their own out there…they can learn to cook, find a handyman to help with quick fixes, keep their calendar straight and even start each day with an inspirational quote or a simple reminder to go out there and kill it.