Want to give your college kid a hand in making the transition from student to young professional? Here are presents that make perfect college graduation gifts.
For the parents of college seniors, a huge hat tip to you, as your kids near their academic finish lines. While you make plans for the big day and begin to think about graduation gifts, your offspring are turning their sights to life after college and working in a first job.
First Job Presents and College Graduation Gifts
Giving an elegant piece of jewelry to mark this milestone is THE classic college graduation gift for a young woman. British designer Monica Vinader makes gorgeous slim bracelets that would be a perfect present for your daughter. (Engraving, gift wrap and shipping and all FREE.)
Words of Inspiration
We may want to coach our kids after college graduation but are often are at a loss for what to say that could be helpful. Instead, hand them a copy of newly-released Freshman Year of Life: Essays That Tell the Truth About Work, Home, and Love After College. Here are 38 stunning essays written by recent grads who tell all about challenges met and disasters overcome during their first post-college year. Excellent and insightful!
Felt Laptop Sleeve
Elegant and functional, this charcoal felt sleeve will help protect a laptop and is stylish and well-priced, too.
TaoTronics Garment Steamer
An easy way to get rid of wrinkled clothes, adding the right amount of polish.
Roku Ultra Streaming Media Player
With access to 3500+ paid or free channels, your kid will have loads of choices when they come home after a long day of work.
GustBuster 43-Inch Automatic Umbrella
Getting caught in the rain with a cheesy umbrella is a rooky mistake.
Not-for-profit Feed has been fighting world hunger for more than nine years. These bags are stylish and every purchase helps feed children around the world.
Consider giving your son or daughter a Stitch Fix Gift Card. Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that chooses and sends a collection of five items of clothing tailored to the needs, body type, and budget of the recipient. There is no obligation to buy what’s sent and shipping is free. This could be a great way to help jump start a stylish and professional wardrobe for your young adult.
Backpacks for Laptops
It’s hard to beat the practicality of a backpack for a work bag and we like this backpack laptop bag that’s sized right for a laptop.
Apple World Travel Adapter Kit
One essential addition to a new office is a phone charger. If your kid will be traveling internationally, consider this set of chargers.
Expensive facials are probably not in the budgets of recent college grads so consider getting a Clarisonic Facial Cleansing Brush System so your young adult can treat their skin to an at-home cleansing.
The original American watch maker (since 1854), Timex has super-reliable and stylish watches at very affordable prices.
We are big fans of this new Detroit-based manufacturer. The watches are more expensive but have classic designs and beautiful leather bands. Take a look at this one: Shinola Leather Unisex Watch.
Here are five stores that offer discounts to college students.
J. Crew – 15% off in-store purchases when they present a valid school ID at checkout.
BananaRepublic– 15% off full-priced in-store purchases with a valid student ID.
Dockers.com – students can save 20% online when they register and verify their status.
Madewell – 15% off in-store purchases when they present a valid student ID.
Brooks Brothers15% student discount in stores
@GrownandFlown We are delighted to offer a 15% student discount in stores with a student id. Kindly let us know if we can assist further.
— Brooks Brothers (@BrooksBrothers) February 20, 2016
Well-priced classic clothing for men and women, Uniqlo is a great source for new clothes.
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We like the size and the fact that it can be hung up, a practical feature when counter space is at a premium.
A new gym bag can be a motivating reminder to make time to work out. Consider adding a series of spin or barre classes as holiday gifts.
Wireless headphones are on our kids’ wish lists this year.
Isn’t it time for your kid to have their own account?
Memberships, Classes and Tickets
Experiences make wonderful holiday gifts so consider treating your son or daughter to a membership to a gym or tickets to a game or concert.
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