Gift Guides
Jun 2, 2016

Gifts that grads will actually want and use

By: Natalie DiScala
Gifts that grads will actually want and use

Gift Guides
Jun 2, 2016

Gifts that grads will actually want and use

By: Natalie DiScala

Celebrate your new graduate with gifts that will not only excite them, but also help them in their next steps.


Graduation is an important rite of passage for so many students. After years of hard work, homework and yes, even headaches, graduation symbolizes achievement and is the result of focus and dedication. Those students who make it to graduation day deserve something to say ‘Congratulations!’ and we’ve rounded up eight gifts for grad that fit the bill.

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Gifts that grads will actually want and use

1 Rose Gold MacBook

The latest release from Apple, a handy MacBook in the season’s hottest colour, rose gold, is just the gift for a recent grad. The slim, sleek design makes this laptop easy to tote around, wherever they’re going and will ensure that they remain connected at all times. It’s definitely a splurge but this is the kind of gift that will pay for itself tenfold by giving a young adult the tools to excel in the workforce. Rose Gold MacBook, Apple, $1,549.

By: Natalie Discala Source: Apple Credits: Style at Home

Gifts that grads will actually want and use

2 The Charlie Tote

The Charlie Tote from Dagne Dover is a simple but sophisticated bag that’s perfect for helping a student graduate to official adulthood. Packed from top to bottom with functionality, it can easily transition from school to first full-time job. Made from pebbled leather and available in four striking colours, this bag combines unexpected details (like the waterproof camouflage lining) with quality touches like the hefty hardware that accents each bag. Any grad with an eye for style will love it! The Charlie Tote, Dagne Dover, $495. The perfect accessory when travelling to one of our Style Destinations!

By: Natalie Discala Source: Dagne Dover Credits: Style at Home

Gifts that grads will actually want and use

3 Tumi Smart Powerbank

We all know how attached young people are to their digital devices. Make sure they never run out of juice with this lightweight external charger. Simply sync the powerbank to the Tumi electronics app and it will be able to read the phone’s battery levels, forecast charge and discharge times and locate a lost battery bank. Its sleek form makes this a design-worthy accessory they’ll always want to have in their bag. Tumi Smart Powerbank, TravelSmith, $130.

By: Natalie Discala Source: TravelSmith Credits: Style at Home

Gifts that grads will actually want and use

4 Kobo Glo HD

If the recent grad you’re shopping for has just landed a new job and has to commute via public transportation to work, they’ll be grateful for the distraction of a good book! The Kobo Glo HD is perfectly portable and has 4GBs of internal memory, which can store up to 3,000 e-books! With built-in Wifi, it’s easy to download new books on the go and the long-lasting battery means this Kobo can go two months on a single charge. Kobo Glo HD, Best Buy, $139.99. It also makes the perfect travel accessory when you're off to one of our Style at Home-approved destinations!

By: Natalie Discala Source: Best Buy Credits: Style at Home

Gifts that grads will actually want and use

5 Antique Globe

Inspire someone’s sense of wanderlust with this charming globe. A wonderful decorative accent to give pride of place in an office or bedroom, this globe has endless appeal. Made by Replogle, which has been making quality globes since 1930, this model has been made with an intricate attention to detail. 12” Antique Globe, Indigo, $99.50. Find more stylish decor for travel lovers here.

By: Natalie Discala Source: Indigo Credits: Style at Home

Gifts that grads will actually want and use

6 FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker

Graduation means it’s time to start ‘adulting’ and for some, that might mean getting their very first grown-up kitchen in order. First things first: A coffee maker that can brew a killer cup of coffee (and will be a fraction of the cost of that fancy coffee from the shop up the street!) The FlexBrew® Single-Serve Coffeemaker has a removable water reservoir that allows brewing both fresh ground coffee and single-serve packs. Brewing coffee for multiple people in a row? Each person can enjoy their favourite type of coffee and head out the door with a hot cup each day. FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker, Hamilton Beach, $114.99. Check it out: How to create your own at-home cafe.

By: Natalie Discala Source: Hamilton Beach Credits: Style at Home

Gifts that grads will actually want and use

7 Travel Org

The Travel Org is a special gift for a special grad. Crafted entirely from soft, supple leather, the Travel Org will quickly become a traveler’s best friend. With 15 pockets and compartments for a passport, boarding pass, foreign currency and other essential travel documents, this handy carry-all has room for all the important things, with everything neatly stored in one place. Traveling has never been this organized before! Travel Org, TheTravelOrg.com, $275. 10 holiday travel tips that may save your sanity.

By: Natalie Discala Source: thetravelorg.com Credits: Style at Home

Gifts that grads will actually want and use

8 Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Dr. Seuss may be the stuff of childhood memories but we’re never too old to recall some of the wonderful nuggets of wisdom from this masterful storyteller. So whether this gift is for a young one graduating from kindergarten to grade one or a college grad positioned to tackle the world, this book’s inspiring message remains clear and true. Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, Amazon, $19.80. Which places will you go? Check out our must-visit road trip destinations!

By: Natalie Discala Source: Amazon Credits: Style at Home

 

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