Ah, graduation. I fondly remember my graduation and look back at the practical gifts my family got me. But sometimes, graduation gifts can get a bit, well, boring. Yes, there are the Amazon gift cards and the coffee subscription boxes to help get them ready to face their out-of-school lifestyle, but I wanted to give you some ideas with a little more personality. These gifts are ones that they’ll use and reuse as they become an adult in the real world (and maybe finally move out of the house).
Large 17-Month Academic Planner, $32 from Ban.do: Some grads just need an extra push in the organizational direction and a planner like this can help. It’s color-coded and spans from August of this year through December of 2020. It has year, month, and week views, plus artwork by really great artists. It’ll keep them inspired and productive at the same time (the dream).
The Carry-On, $225 from Away: Whether they’re traveling after graduation or just need an extra bag to stash their things in when they move out, a good piece of luggage makes a great gift. The Carry-On gives them versatility with durability and the power bank means they won’t have any excuse not to call you when they land.