2018 Graduate Gift Guide

Ilana Mekler

Gift giving can be tough; especially if it’s someone you’re not directly related to. Gift giving doesn’t have to be on a high budget so we comprised a list of affordable gifts to give to a high school or a college graduate! Giving these kinds of gifts will promote health, happiness, and organization—all aspects of their lives that this next chapter would affect.


Planners For the Clutter Free Student:



5 Year journal $14.19
With this journal, you answer daily questions for 5 years and you get to see how things change and progress in your life.

Little More Planner $19.99

This journal helps you organize your work schedule and life schedule. It really balances it all for you!


This planner helps organize your goals, appointments, etc. and increases productivity.

Best Self Co Weekly action pad $19.99

This action pad helps to optimize and prioritize your weeks all while keeping you organized.


Apartment Friendly Décor: 


This doubles as a speaker so you can listen to music while getting ready or answer phone calls. There’s also Google Now and Siri so you can ask questions.

Sup Door Mat $50

This simple doormat is a great addition for a front door to any dorm room or apartment. It is welcoming but will make any of your visitors laugh.





Urban Outfitters Multicolor mini cinema light box $39

With this light box, you can put whatever message you want on there and you can change the color to blue, green, red, violet, or color changing. Because it’s battery powered, you can hang it or put it on a flat surface.

 Urban Outfitters Dry erase calendar message board $16

This is perfect to put all of your upcoming events, reminders, and such on this calendar that doubles as a message board. This works great for any month and any year as you can write them in.




Rick and Morty Poster $10 

If you’re a fan of Rick and Morty, this is something you definitely want to display. It features all your favorite characters from the show.

 Mini Grill $18

A mini grill that you can easily fit on your counter. No propane needed! Great for cooking burgers, veggies, and more.



Guy/Girl friendly skincare:



Truly Clear acne bar $19.95

A one-step acne soap bar that comes with a travel case when you purchase it from their website.

Eucerin Daily Protection SPF Face Lotion $7.86

This lotion is dermatologist recommended, lightweight, and gentle on the skin. Added bonus: It has SPF 30 in it.


On The Go Electronics:



Anker powercore 20,000 portable charger $49.99

This portable charger can charge a smartphone up to seven times and works up to 80% faster than your regular phone charger.

Anker powerwave pad $31.99

You can charge your phone by simply placing your phone on the charging pad. It prevents overheating and slowdown.





Ringly Smart Ring $165 

With this ring, you can still be connected to your phone without actually being on your phone. Receive alerts and track your activity all while looking fashionable.

Bose quiet comfort wireless headphones $349.99

These headphones have built-in Bluetooth for listening to music and answering phones calls wirelessly.   They’re noise canceling so you can hear what you need to without interference.


Hometown Tailored Gifts:                     


Etsy custom name bracelet $9 

This custom made bracelet on Etsy is perfect to add a name, a date, or coordinates for a sweet reminder to always look at.

Etsy customizable map necklaces $12

This necklace is great for a person who wants to have something to wear with a reminder of their home or favorite destination.



Staples For the Travel Obsessed:




Red classic passport cover $13

Want to travel in style? Tired of that boring passport book? Choose a passport cover that represents you. There are many color options to choose from!

Personalized leather passport cover $35

The leather on this passport cover is what is normally used for horse saddles. It’s treated to look aged but is still tough. The more you use it, the more aged and better it looks.


The Aspiring Chef’s Necessities:




Pampered Chef Make and take mason jars $27.50

Take your lunch and/or snacks on the go. They are refrigerator, freezer, and dishwasher safe.

 Target Boho boutique dinner plates $14.99

Add some color to your table with these plates from Target. They are great to put out in the kitchen or the patio.



For the Comfort Seeking Sneakerhead:



Ultrarange rapiweld vans $80 

These sneakers are athlete inspired. It’s versatile for the person who likes to mix it up a bit.

Vans classic slip-on vamp $75

Add some color to spice up any outfit and stand out with these slip-on sneakers.




Nike free RN Flyknit 2017 iD $150

These flexible sneakers are made to feel like you’re not wearing them. They allow for natural movement all while looking great, too.

New Balance men’s Fresh foam cruz $79.99

These New Balance sneakers are perfect for a trendy individual. Not only do they provide ultimate comfort but they are also stylish!


Environmentally Friendly Hydration:




Monogrammed 60oz Matte Black Canteen with Lid by Corkcicle $50

This holds 2 regular wine bottles or your favorite hot/cold drink. Keeps drinks cold for up to 25 hours and drinks hot for 12 hours.

 Personalized water bottle $17.50

 This water bottle comes in many colors and anything you have engraved will be in silver. It can also fit ice cubes due to its large opening.




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