Great Grad Gifts 3.0

Got a grad?

Trying to find a gift they will use AND appreciate?

Here are great gift ideas for the high school or college graduate.

Ink + Volt Planner

Your student (or recent college grad) will stay organized, goal-oriented and super-productive with this planner from Ink + Volt. These high quality, well-appointed planners contain calendars, weekly time-blocking pages, journaling prompts and plenty of blank pages for meeting notes, lists and creative brainstorming.

Packing Cubes

Make weekend trips home a cinch with a set of handy packing cubes. These lightweight, nylon cubes keep suitcases (and drawers) neat and organized. Great for a student who may be studying or traveling abroad.

Herschel Supply Co. Backpack

Fashion meets function with this trending brand. A popular mountaineering silhouette, the Herschel Little America backpack elevates an iconic style with modern functionality. Plenty of styles and colors for men and women. 

Fix it Kit

Whether your student is moving into the dorms or a first apartment, this portable collection of handy tools covers all the basics: Hammer, LED Flashlight, Pliers, Tape Measure, Screwdriver with 10 assorted screwdriver bits. Comes in pink or black.


Amazon Echo

Alexa makes a great roommate with her funny remarks, daily weather reports and many music options! Echo comes in several sizes, generations and colors.


It may not seem like a creative gift, but let’s face it…young adults appreciate and need money. There are many ways to add a creative twist to gifting cash. Replace chocolates with money in a box of chocolates. Or fill a Mason jar with bills and add decorative touches (ribbon, candy, confetti) in school colors. If you are truly creative, you could make a money wreath. And if you are not particularly crafty, write a check made out for $20.19 (Get it? 2019?) and place it in a copy of Dr. Seuss’ Oh the Places You’ll Go! 

Gift Cards

In addition to cash, gift cards to favorite restaurants, coffee shops, frequently-visited retailers or Uber and Lyft are always welcome. Fill a cute wristlet or wallet with a handful of gift cards. Design a gift card “bouquet.” 


Launch with Love Cards

This Launch with Love set of six different greeting cards is designed with college students in mind. Send your support with these hand letter press cards—great for graduation time and all year long!

Remember the Parents!

If you know someone with a child heading off to college, here is the go-to gift for them. Out to Sea: A Parents’ Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage will help parents (and students) thrive as they embark on the college years.

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