Are your usual graduation gifts boring you? We’ve done some research and come up with these alternatives for you to consider.
For young women:
Leather heart key ring for girls with one initial gold-blocked by hand by Smythson. If you want more than one initial, you can buy the key ring and take it elsewhere to have the initials stamped. $80.00
Message bracelets from Jessica Cushman Kagan $130 ea.
This Little Pink Tool kit for girls has everything and is cute to boot! $59.
A Flowers of the Month subscription. We haven’t tried one, but a popular link is www.calyxflowers.com.
For young men:
A tool kit is a good idea for the guys, too. Maybe a different color . . .
Personalized leather travel valet tray. $55.00.
The College Survival Kit is filled with 12 must-have items like a first aid kit, laundry instructions, ear plugs and many more. $25.
Towels either in the high school or college colors. These Land’s End bath towels are $25 each and come in 20 colors.
Flash drives – the more memory the better
If you are close to the graduate and want to go big, here are three wonderful gifts:
Nice set of luggage:
The Kindle Fire – Around $229.
Basic and easy to follow cookbooks:
The New Basics Cookbook by Julee Russo & Sheila Lukins – wonderful and all inclusive
Bistro Cooking by Patricia Wells– an easy, classic French cook book by Patricia Wells
The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking – a basic, wonderful cookbook by Marcella Hazan
Good Advice books:
The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias
Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up by Patricia Ryan Madson
Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine by Mark Oldman
The Indispensable Book of Practical Life Skills by Nic Compton