25 Unique Gifts for the Grads in Your Life
The Class of 2020 missed out on some major milestones — prom, graduation (not to mention the after parties), and those carefree final months knowing you've got this year in the bag. They deserve *all* the gifts. Give the grads in your life something they'll actually use as they enter a new life phase, whether they're taking a gap year, heading off to virtual college or determined to find their dream job while stuck at home. Here are 25 unique gifts to send their way.
Dorm room decor with life lessons are a wise gift move.
Book of the Month $50 and upBook worms will get a selection of five new featured books each month.
Even if plans are on pause they can still get organized for a better year with this 54-week personalized planner with no fixed dates (so mid-year is fine!).
For those moving on to their own digs/dorm: their first coffee maker that's not their parents'.
Up-level their cooking skills with a cookbook using their TJ favorites.
Homesick Candles $30
They may be sick of home right about now (!) but when they're ready to the leave the nest they'll need this state-proud soy candle.
College, a time when naps are totally a thing.
Apple Watch Series 5 $329
A smart grad needs a smartwatch if you're up for a splurge.
Fun for game nights or game afternoons in the park!
Upgrade her backpack for a profesh life with this personalized tote in a slew of colorways.
They'll never miss a (your) call or text with this silicone charging pad.
Instant memories in print FTW.
Adulting doesn't have to be that hard when you have a handy tool kit.
These noise-cancelling headphones, with Alexa voice control, will keep them focused on their studies and/or Netflix binges.
Upgrade their teen style to something a little more adult but still cheeky.
They can bring the outdoors in, even in winter, with these fun string lights for their room, dorm, first apartment.
Her future's so bright...
Gift personalized notecards for thank you letters and old-school letters home.
USB-powered dumpling slippers for cool weather college days.
Compass Necklace $39
Oh the places she'll go!
Etsy Personalized University Map $29 and up
Send them off with a personalized map of their college town for dorm or first apt walls.
A dorm room essential, personalized!
Instead of a card congratulate them with a cookie!
These letters are a little time capsule + goal-setting exercise.
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Theresa Gonzalez is a content creator based in San Francisco and the author of Sunday Sews. She's a lover of all things design and spends most of her days momming her little one Matilda.
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