After years of study, a few exams and maybe a super long paper, grads sure have something to celebrate. They’re headed to the next chapter, and ready to take on the world. Why not equip their new grownup pad with a gift that’s extra special? Here are 10 ideas to take your graduation gifts to the next level.
Give the Grad a Toast
These coasters are handwoven by a women’s cooperative in Rwanda. Each one is made with locally sourced sisal fibers, raffia grass and natural dyes. Their bold design, which looks like a star, is known as a traditional symbol of hope in Rwandan culture. What’s a better wish for your graduate than a toast to hoping for a bright future?
Immortalize a Snap
Photos from that Spring Break trip, graduation, and even baby photos make the best gifts. Print that epic Insta or throwback Thursday pic and then frame it in a Bone Inlay Picture Frame to ensure it stays out on display for years to come.
Make It a Grownup Gift
There’s nothing that a recent grad wants more than to feel that they’ve made it. Immortalize this moment by gifting them a buttery soft, super luxe alpaca blanket. It will keep them warm in the Winter, cool in the Summer, and feeling like an adult no matter what.
Keep Them Organized
Whether your graduate is coming or going, they are always on the move. Keep them organized and looking cute with a zipper pouch. It holds everything from a passport, to office keys, to a gift card for that perfect present.
Embrace Pillow Power
And the Bead Goes On
Beads are a secret styling accessory that can take any shelf or table to instant cool. These glass bead strands are no exception. They are made by a fair trade women’s cooperative in Ghana from locally sourced and sustainable materials. Drape a strand over a stack of books, hang it off a knob or sit the strand on the coffee table to gift your graduate their first heirloom conversation piece.
Put a Tassel On It
Your graduate has got to eat! Gift them a few of these charming and colorful tassel placemats to encourage good habits. As they rise early for that big new job, they’ll smile at the bright burst of color as they guzzle down that coffee.
Make It Practical
Our Woven Palm Baskets are made by a group of women in Zimbabwe who meet every day under the shade of a large tree to share encouragements, learn new techniques, and build each other up. How amazing is that? These baskets are made to hold fruit, remotes on the table, or make a very cool basket wall art installation. Your gift recipient will love the story behind them, too.
Plant the Seeds for the Future
Fill this Blue and White Porcelain Pot with a pretty plant or hard-to-kill succulent for a house warming gift your grad will surely appreciate. The symbols, which are hand painted in cobalt by an artisan family in China, mean double happiness, which convey the feeling of celebration and joy.
What will you be gifting a graduate this year?