Graduation is a major milestone, and no doubt the grad in your life has worked hard to get there. GiftingMap wants you to reward the achievement with these cool finds, and help him or her take the next big step in life.
From interview essentials to something chic for the new digs, here are a few rewards for all that hard work.
Fresh cufflinks and a fun tie from Bird Dog Bay convey that a new grad is professional, yet still creative. A fun pop of color never hurts either, especially when it's subtle enough for even the most somber of dress codes. Project a youthful feel with statement-making earrings, clutches, and headbands from Mignonne Gavigan and LeLe Sadoughi, including classic freshwater pearls from the latter.
Grown-up pad presents
It's time to retire the band posters and paper plates. Help new grads feather their fab nests with a sleek decanter from Jan Barboglio and decorative tray from Gray Malin, whose artwork certainly demands a better display than push pins or tape. Encourage experimentation in the kitchen with cookbooks from Assouline, which are as pretty to display as they are exciting to read.
See the world
Where they're headed to the office down the street or halfway around the world, better make sure they're ready with luggage and wallets from Mission Mercantile and Hook & Albert. Great for grads on the go, these classic carry-alls will only get better with age.
Commemorate the moment
Help them look back on this momentous achievement with a butterfly keepsake from Baccarat. The delicate crystal creatures are poised to take flight, just as your new grad is setting out on his or her own big adventure.