Affordable Gifts for Grads
Whether they are graduating from high school, college, or graduate school, congratulate them with the perfect gift for their next phase of life.
Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet
Whether they are continuing their education, traveling the world, or hitting the office, this reversible tote is the perfect carry-all bag for a new graduate. The attached wrislet will keep valuables safe and organized.
BUY IT: $48; nordstrom.com
The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide
The ultimate DIY guide for every aspect of life from caring for a cast iron skillet to folding a pocket square. The book is divided divided into five categories: kitchen, outdoors, home, gardening, and grooming.
BUY IT: $18; amazon.com
The perfect monthly treat for any new graduate. A curated selection of beauty products will arrive at their door each month. You can choose 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions, making it a perfect fit for any budget.
BUY IT: $10/month; birchbox.com
Celestial Coaster Set
Coasters are a must-have for any home or apartment. This beautiful set will instanlty upgrade any coffee table.
BUY IT: $40; anthropologie.com
5-Piece Stainless Steel Bar Tool Set
Perfect for setting up a post-grad pad. This stainless steel set contains everything needed to make their favorite drinks. Of course, they will just need to add the booze.
BUY IT: $50; surlatable.com
I'm Outta Here Passport Cover
Her post-graduation trip won't be complete without this passport cover.
BUY IT: $24; amazon.com
Crock-Pot 7 qt. Slow Cooker
Any young professional will learn to love their slow-cooker, just like their mom and grandmother.
BUY IT: $54.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
The 52 Lists Project
The 52 Lists Project is a collection of lists, one for each week of the year, that will help a recent grad find beauty, creativity, and joy to help make their dreams become a reality.
BUY IT: $11; amazon.com
Adventure Enamel Mug
Let the adventure begin! This sturdy Gentlemen's Hardware enamel mug will be a reliable companion during all of life's adventures.
BUY IT: $12.10; amazon.com
BUY IT: gift cards from $60, subscription from $49.99; fabfitfun.com
The perfect mid-semester pick-me-up for those headed off to college.
Leather Passport Case
A slim design and interior organization make this leather passport case from Fossil the perfect gift for any frequent traveler.
BUY IT: $55; fossil.com
Mix + Match Printed Bowls Set
These hand-painted, colorful bowls are perfect to keep on hand for weeknight dinners, as well as weekend entertaining.
BUY IT: $39; urbanoutfitters.com
Kendra Scott Elton Bracelet
This Kendra Scott bracelet is an elegant and timeless piece that can easily transition from graduation day, to sorority recruitment, to the office.
BUY IT: $55; bloomingdales.com
Lilly Pulitzer On Board Dopp Kit
This printed and practical travel kit is perfect for the jet-setting grad. The carry-on size bottles and removable inside compartment help toiletries stay organized while traveling.
BUY IT: $65; amazon.com
Kate Spade Polka Dot Ballpoint Pen
A Kate Spade pen is a stylish and practical gift for the note-takers and list-makers.
BUY IT: $36; amazon.com
Rifle Paper Co. Notebook Set
This patterend trio will make sure she is never without a proper place to take notes. They are perfect to slip into a backpack, a purse, or keep handy on a desktop.
BUY IT: $15; amazon.com
Voluspa Japonica Santiago Huckleberry Candle
This decorative candle will be the perfect addition to a side table, but will be ever better when it burns and fills the room with a sweet, warm scent.
BUY IT: $26; bloomingdales.com
Fossil Men's Commuter Watch
He will arrive in style, and on time, for interviews and meetings with this classic leather watch.
BUY IT: $95; macys.com
BaubleBar Piñata Tassel Drops
If she loves jewelry, these fun tassel earrings will be the perfect set to add to her collection.
BUY IT: $36; baublebar.com
Why Southern Women Can't Leave The House Without Lipstick
There are a few key things that our Southern mamas taught us–being gracious is never optional, one must hold her head high under all circumstances, and beauty does matter (both inner and outer). For this reason, even if it may seem outdated, we always keep ourselves gorgeously groomed. We follow in the footsteps of the gracious, stylish women before us – so we'll wear lipstick to the yoga studio, to the grocery store, and to dinner.
Envelope Card Case
With her first job will also come her first business card! This slim card case will keep business cards neat and organized.
BUY IT: $17; verabradley.com