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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Celebrate The Grad With Great Gifts

(Via Swoozies)

Thousands of bright, young things are being handed their diplomas this month. They've done a bang up job and we are all proud. Besides high fives all around, an acknowledgement of their hard work would be appreciated.  Here's a little inspiration.

18 Gifts Every Grad Wants

Rose Gold FRENDS x BaubleBar Layla Headphones
A BaubleBar-inspired edition of embellished headphones with interchangeable caps. A pair of matching earrings add a bit of sparkle. This gift will be music to her ears!
Bauble Bar

iPhone 6 Wallet Case
On the go style.  What a great idea for convenient conversations. Of course, the grad wouldn't mind if you slipped in a little added green .....just saying.
Graphic Image

P.S. If they don't have an iPhone 6, I promise you they would love one. You can find it at Best Buy.

Signed Copy of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
By Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg. "Written with both female and male readers in mind, Lean In examines the root causes in the gender gap that exist in business leadership and forces women and men to reexamine their behavior in work and in life." It is a very thoughtful gift, and one that keeps on giving. Proceeds benefit "Tipping Point." See website for details.

Smythson Notebooks
Little luxe leather notebooks offer inspiration from cover to cover. With clever quotes like "Expect The Unexpected," "Catch Me If You Can,""Every Cloud...,"and more, these nifty notebooks are where conversations start and dreams are made.  They come nicely boxed for gifting.
Barneys New York

Elemoon Smart Bracelet
For fashionable, tech-savvy women, this intelligent accessory changes to match every outfit. It seamlessly syncs with her, giving real time alerts of phone calls, texts and monitors her physical activity. Best yet....it can find her phone! Read all about it at

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Ted Baker Opulent Blooms Suitcase
Oh the places she will go with this stylish suitcase! A lightweight and lovely gift.

Roost Brass Colored Pencil Set
A gift that encourages creativity. And even though my graduation days are behind me, I would love to receive this. So perfect for the future architect, artist or design student.

Scratch Off That Bucket List
You can make book that the bucket list of most grads is to see the world seeking adventure. This "scratch off " World map makes sure they don't get lost in their travels.  Each time they visit a country, they scratch that trip off their list. It's really a fab find.
Paper Source

Collar Stays With Leather Box
If he's off to work, it's time to button up! This gift will put him at the head of the "working" class.
Barneys New York

Container Store Gift Card
If a graduate is off to college or nesting into their own apartment, The Company Store will be their new fave place. It has everything to keep a grad organized with style. 
The Container Store

Charbonize Retina Macbook Pro Sleeve
These case serves as a cool contemporary carrier for his documents and laptop.

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Homme Square Cufflinks
A sterling idea for the graduate off to his first serious job. He needs to look the part. Sterling silver.
Mark and Graham

Henri Bendel Backpacks
NOT too cool for school, but certainly city chic. Henri Bendel knows what a girl needs and wants. These bags are awesome, and come in several styles and colors. Perfect for the traveling girl, too. 
Henri Bendel

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Kate Spade New York Monogram Correspondence Cards
She'll cross her T's and dot her i's with flair and Kate's chic contemporary cards. 
Neiman Marcus

Shinola Watches
He might feel he deserves a gold watch, but a black leather one is really more practical and much less flashy. These watches are built in Detroit, to last a lifetime. With several styles to choose from, the globe trotting grad will enjoy the brand new "Rambler" watch which is made for the traveller.

Letterpress Monogram Stationery Set 
Utilitarian chic. Modern and simple. Perfect for both genders and a "must have" item for sending thank you notes for gifts and interviews.
Seaborn Press at Etsy

John Hardy Bamboo Bracelet
Every type of girl from grade school on, will appreciate the sleek modern look of this sterling silver slide bracelet. She'll stack it with arm candy of her own.
Saks Fifth Avenue

Mariposa Tray
The gift of optimism. Everyone needs some. 
New York Times Store

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