Here comes the grad!
Graduation is always a special time in a person's life, but in a pandemic, it's a whole new kind of accomplishment. Whether moving on from high school, college or something even more impressive, turning the page to a new future is something to be celebrated.
From fun "you did it" items to sentimental investment pieces that will last a lifetime, check out 13 gift ideas for the special grad in your life below.
Privé Revaux's "The Buber" Blue Light Blocker Readers retail for $14.99.
The devices we stare at each day (phones, computers, etc.) give off a certain short wavelength blue light than can be very damaging to our eyes and have a negative impact on our sleep cycles. Privé Revaux's anti-blue light technology works by blocking harmful blue light rays and prevents them from reaching your eyes. The technology is designed to cut out the blue light rays from the device screen and prevents them from reaching your eyes. They're something every recent grad can appreciate.
Christina Copenhagen's World Bracelet retails for $75.
As your grad heads out into the real world, the designer's pieces remind them to "love for one another and the earth we live on."
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey’s Blue Peak Cocktail Kit retails for $125.
Assuming they aren't graduating from high school, toast to your recent grad with Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey’s new cocktail kit containing its latest expression – Blue Peak, a rich and mellow American single malt. The pioneering Denver distillery’s Blue Peak cocktail kit includes everything needed to make Stranahan’s signature Highland cocktail. The new kit comes with everything they would need to make the perfect whiskey cocktail: Stranahan’s branded rocks glasses, a mixing glass, bar spoon, zester, ice cube mold, simple syrup, black walnut bitters and of course Blue Peak, a new four-year-old Solera finished single malt designed to elevate your cocktails. The Blue Peak cocktail kit is sure to be a hit with at-home bartenders all year long.
Kenneth Cole Reaction's Renegade 28” Hardside Checked-Size Luggage retails for $117.95.
Whether your new grad is traveling for their new job or on a vacation to celebrate, they can pack all their travel essentials with ease in this Kenneth Cole Reaction suitcase. This dependable, 28-inch checked size suitcase is loaded with amazing features, including a spacious, fully-lined, tear-resistant interior, multiple interior zipper pockets and mesh pockets, a garment restraint panel to hold your clothes in place and two elastic shoe pockets. The luggage, with smooth 8-wheel spinners, even expands an additional two inches for extra carrying capacity when needed. The luggage also boasts a lightweight construction to help adhere to airline weight restrictions and avoid unwanted airport fees.
MOON's UltraLight retails for $79.
The Moon UltraLight is a portable lighting gadget controlled by touch offering users the ability to say goodbye to “bad lighting” as this device is designed to brighten and enhance photos/videos. The product is portable, fits phones, tablets and laptops and is rechargeable and is loved by celebrities such as Idris Elba and Ashley Greene.
Blissy's Silk Pillowcases start at $79.95.
Give your grad the gift of an upgraded night’s sleep. Titled one of the best silk pillowcases, Blissy is a completely natural and hypoallergenic silk pillowcase designed by a team of experts that does wonders for hair, skin and overall health while you sleep. Crafted from high-quality 22-Momme 100% Pure Mulberry Silk, Blissy's cases have 43% less friction than cotton, meaning it is more delicate on the skin, helping it retain moisture and reduce wrinkles. It also helps stop split ends and hair damage.
ALO Moves' One-Year Membership Gift Box retails for $99.50.
Give your fitness-loving grad the gift of total wellness with the Alo Moves on-demand platform that features classes in mindfulness, fitness and wellness. Each class is led by experts who will keep the user excited about both mental and physical health, while an online community provides access to endless support. The sleek gift box includes an introduction catalog and a one-year membership gift card that can be effortlessly redeemed on the Alo Moves website.
OMEGA's Constellation Co-Axial Master Chronometer retails for $7,600.
Going all out for your grad? A token of gratitude and a lifelong investment, nothing says more of an heirloom statement than a stunning OMEGA timepiece. This style, from the OMEGA ladies 2021 collection, is characterized by its famous half-moon facets, as well as the “claws” on the side of the case.This 34 mm model in stainless steel features a bezel with engraved Roman Numerals, a sun-brushed peacock blue dial, and a round date window at the 6 o'clock position. The incremental diamond hour markers are presented in 18K white gold holders, while the Small Seconds subdial and Central Minute Track are circled by rings. The hands, OMEGA logo and Constellation star are also in 18K white gold. Presented on the iconic mono-rang bracelet with a butterfly clasp and easy comfort adjustment, the timepiece is driven by the OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8802, visible through the domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.
Ban.Do's Retractable Daisy Charging Cord retails for $24.99.
Grad on the go? A charging cord that’s also a cute keychain, they'll never go without power ever again. Also, it’s retractable so they don't have to worry about wrapping it up or accidentally crushing it with a laptop. A perfect inexpensive gift for a pal.
Montblanc's Meisterstuck Cufflinks retail for $219.99.
An elegant gift for an accomplished man, these Montblanc cuff links are crafted in rose gold PVD stainless steel, featuring a blue goldstone inlay. Now suit up!
Presto's Dorothy Electric Rapid Cold Brewer retails for $48.89.
Does your grad run on cold brew? Yeah, most of us do. Let them skip the Starbucks line and make delicious cold brew coffee at home in just 15 minutes. The device's “tornado” spins coffee grounds through water to make cold brew fast and without a bitterness because the coffee grounds are never exposed to high temperatures.
Barefoot Dreams' CozyChic Slippers retail for $64.
If your grad is going off to college next year, make sure they are prepared for dorm life. A favorite brand of the Kardashians, Selena Gomez and more, Barefoot Dreams' irresistible slippers for both men and women are perfect for strolling around the dorms.
Champagne Pop Candle retails for $46.
Some bubbly without the hangover? Jonathan Adler's Champagne Pop Candles smells like pink grapefruit, raspberry, French cassis, violet leaves, rose petal, grape leaf but feels like a party!