Thursday, May 8, 2014

Gifts for the Lady Graduate


I'm pretty terrible at selecting gifts for guys, so I'm going to focus on the Lady Grad in your life. 

Something To-Go

If your graduate is moving to Washington, you can't go wrong with a conservative Longchamp bag.  She can use it as her work tote, a carry-on, or a gym bag. Pick a color, any color. . .


A cosmetic bag comes in handy especially for weekend visits to see her college besties.  This bag by Stephanie Johnson stands up on it's own and comes in a number of colors and patters.   

Stephanie Johnson Laura cosmetic bag in large

Something Shiny

Sophisticated but whimsical jewelry is great for someone starting her first job.  These earrings work in almost any office setting or for a night out. 
Stephanie Kantis earrings from Saks
She might be done with college but she still needs a little direction.  This bracelet will remind her that Mom is always watching out for her. 
Kate Spade Mom Said So bangle

Something Practical

Personalized stationary for all those thank yous she will need to send throughout her job search. Crane is of course the most traditional stationary you can buy. . . perfect for the job hunt. Don't forget to throw in a sheet of Forever Stamps.   

Crane Monogrammed Note card

Something Homey

If she's moving to her first post-college apartment far from home, a cute pillow with her home will remind that she shouldn't forget where she came from.  Etsy has a number of great options.  Isn't this burlap pillow adorable?

Personalized Burlap Pillow from Two Peaches Design on Etsy
Personalized towels.  My favorite gift of all.  When I graduated from college, more than ten years ago, a good family friend gave me monogrammed towels.  I'm married and I still use them.  One of the best gifts I've received to date.

Monogrammed quick dry towels

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