Useful Grad Gifts that Look Ahead to Fall – Design*Sponge
Graduation gifts can be tough, unless you’re super acquainted with the graduate. Even then, leaning towards something fun, stylish but useful is generally a safe (and welcome) way to go. Here are 18 gifts we think hit the mark for anyone headed out into the world!
Comfortable, sturdy bedding is always a necessity. We love this snooze set that can be given with some ideas for how to make it special with a DIY or two. (See the duvet cover DIY shown in the image below here!)
Percale Sheet Set / $79.00
A seriously necessary gift. We love the Rosemary Mint products to wake us up in the morning & the Shampure scents to calm us after a long day. Your graduate will thank you.
Aveda Products & Sets / from $18
This lovely handmade linen-covered notebook can be filled with reflections post-graduation.
Notebook / $25
This digital diversion comes in the form of a build-it-yourself pinhole camera kit. It’ll also look great on a desk!
DIY Camera / $46
This vintage train case would be great to fill with travel sized treats or toiletries.
Train Case / $19.99
This hanging string garden plant will remind your grad of growth as its vine spirals down from its home.
Hanging String Garden / $48
The gorgeous pencil vase made by Francis Palmer will be treasured for many years.
Vase / $160
Having some mementos from home always make transitions easier!
Hanging Display Kit / $24.99
This satin jacket by one of our favorite illustrators, Tuesday Bassen, would make a memorable debut on any campus.
(Real ) Satin Jacket / $150
This chic change purse will come in handy for laundry day.
Change Purse / $29.50
This print by Penelope Dullaghan, entitled Elephant Strength, would be a piece of inspirational art for a grad.
Print / $30
This book will help the grad keep their eyes on the prize.
Top 10 Book / $15.99
This chocolate bark, handmade in Portchester, New York, would be a great way to end the first day of post-school life.
Chocolate Bark / $28
This one’s a bit pricey, but would be a stunning group gift if friends and family chip in!
Mini Fridge / $999
We’re loving this woven piece for containing laundry.
Hamper / $34.99
Seating in small spaces is always at a premium. These easy-on-the-eyes stackable stools do the trick!
Stool / $79
This multi-purpose charging station even has a hidden spot for cords & cables.
Charging Station / $54
This affordable rug will keep toes warm come fall. (Dimensions are 3′ 11″ x 5′ 7″)
Havran Accent Rug / $76.99
Ditto for this throw!
Throw Blanket / $49.95
This graphic glass set is a bargain and perfect for a fresh start.
Glasses – Set of Four / $19
This gadget gives further use for all of those millennial-consumed avocados. They can grow a tree!
Avocado Tree Grow Kit / $20
Rolling carts are a dorm room staple. We love the burst of color this one provides. (Dimensions: 23.25″l x 10.25″w x 32.5″h)
Cart / $99
A gorgeous leather key fob is straight-up classic.
Key Fob / $20
Another classic! A Farmgirl Flowers bouquet is a great idea when you can’t make it to the ceremony.
Bouquet / $68 to $108