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Give a Grad a Unique and Practical Gift

The Perfect Gift for Graduates: Practical and Unique Ideas

Graduation season is here, and it's time to celebrate them as they enter a new chapter of their lives. Finding the perfect gift can be a challenge, but we've got you covered with unique and practical gift ideas that will set graduates up for success. Whether you're looking for an affordable option or something more luxurious, we provide options that will help new grads stay organized and productive as they enter the workforce.

Option 1: Affordable Graduate Gift Basket (Under $100) 

Our first gift basket is a more affordable option that doesn't skimp on quality or practicality. Each item has been carefully selected to help graduates start their professional journey on the right foot.


1. The Workday Planner: Our Workday Planner is perfect for young professionals. It helps them stay organized and productive, making it a great companion to digital planning tools or other monthly/weekly planners. 

2. Owala Water Bottle: Staying hydrated is key to maintaining energy levels throughout the workday. A stylish and reusable water bottle is both eco-friendly and practical.

3. Bento Box: Perfect for bringing lunch to work, a bento box encourages healthy eating habits and saves money on dining out. 

4. The Working Woman's Handbook: This book is packed with advice, tips, and inspiration for young women entering the workforce. It's a valuable resource for any new graduate. 

5. Writing Utensils: A set of quality pens and pencils is essential for note-taking and planning. We have a love for pens and love these options:


6. Post-It Note Kit: We love this set from Amazon that includes a variety of sticky notes. Some are lined, some have a dotted grid. Some have tabs, some don't. Ideal for jotting down quick reminders and staying organized.


Option 2: Higher Budget Graduate Gift Bag ($100+) 

For those looking to splurge a little more, we love the idea of building a work bag as a gift basket. This takes the idea to the next level with premium items that any graduate will love.


1. The Workday Planner: As with our affordable option, the Workday Planner is the centerpiece of this basket, helping graduates stay on top of their schedules and tasks.

2. Kate Spade Lunchbox: This chic lunchbox is perfect for graduates who want to bring their meals in style. The size is perfect and fits the bento box we talk about.

3. Bento Box: Included in both baskets, a bento box is a practical addition for any new professional.

4. The Working Woman's Handbook: A repeat favorite, this book is essential reading for young women starting their careers. [Link to purchase]

5. Writing Utensils: A set of quality pens and pencils is essential for note-taking and planning. We have a love for pens and love these options:


6. Post-It Note Kit: We love this set from Amazon that includes a variety of sticky notes. Some are lined, some have a dotted grid. Some have tabs, some don't. Ideal for jotting down quick reminders and staying organized.

7. Work Bag: Instead of a traditional gift basket, we use a stylish work bag that can be used daily, adding a touch of luxury and practicality. We've linked to one we love that's durable and spacious. It fits a 16" MacBook Pro and has several compartments. If you want to elevate the gift and make it even more luxurious—go designer! We love options from Coach, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors.

8. Optional Add-Ons: For an even more extravagant gift, consider adding tech gadgets like an iPad or MacBook, or include gift cards to their favorite stores or coffee shops. These additions will truly make this a dream gift basket for any graduate. 


Conclusion

Both of these gift basket ideas are designed to be both practical and thoughtful, ensuring that the graduate in your life feels prepared and supported as they step into their new career. Whether you choose the affordable option or decide to go all out with the luxurious version, these baskets are sure to make a lasting impression.

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