Congrats class of 2016, you did it! Four years of hard work and studying have finally paid off. Welcome to the real world aka time to pay your own bills. Yikes. Bad news for you, good news for whoever was footing your bills. Before these grads leave their studies behind to make an impact on the world, let’s treat them for all the hard work they’ve put in to get that diploma. These must-have gifts are perfect for any type of graduate who’s about to start a new chapter in their life.
For the Techie
From the schools computer lab to silicon valley, here’s hoping that your new graduate *fingers crossed* becomes the next Mark Zuckerberg. They already have gadgets and gizmos a plenty, but there’s always room for more. Until they hit the jackpot by creating some new form of Instagram, they’re going to be struggling to even afford a stylist pen. Help him/her keep an edge on their developers competition with the latest digital equipment and accessories.
For the Entrepreneur
They have their sights set at the very top of the corporate ladder, unfortunately their bank accounts do not reflect their CEO mind set. Sharp suits, perfectly tailored dresses, stylish laptop bags and other accessories cost a pretty penny. It’s a dog eat dog corporate world, give a gift that helps them dress for the success that they are striving for.
For the Traveler
Your graduate is probably going stir crazy from being cooped up in the library studying their life away. The world is a big place that needs to be explored! Back packing through Europe, mission trips, day trips, any kind of trip are going to require some accessories that are portable and won’t weigh you down. So whether it’s road tripping across America with some pals or traveling by yak to a remote village in Mongolia; gear them out with some travel essentials to make their jet setting stylishly efficient.
For the Philanthropist
Joining the Peace Corps, volunteering for missionary trips, and being an active member of the human rights debate team; this is for the graduate who is just trying to make the world a better place. Fair trade, profit shared, and sustainable innovation are the key words that really matter to these graduates. They care about the items that they wear on their bodies and put in their home; so they need to make sure these products do not negatively affect the lives of those that produced them. Give them the gift that gives back with these fair trade and profit shared brands.
For the Artist
Like all famous artists, there will be a struggle before your aspiring graduate’s collections can be displayed in the Guggenheim. Photographers, painters, musicians, writers, and many more work to the beat of their own drum. These creative minds will be inspired by the thoughtfulness of these imaginative gifts.
For the Workout-aholic
Inside the office and in the gym, you’ve gotta put in the work. Time to throw out the junk food and start taking care of what you put into your body. The greatest gift you can give is one that ensures that your loved one stays healthy. Encourage them to keep up the good work and stay healthy with stylish work out clothing and accessories that makes you wanna go run off all the junk food you ate during finals.