Graduation Gift Guide

Happy Monday! Here’s a gift guide sure to please any aspiring #PhDiva in your life. I hope this can inspire you to set someone you love up for post-grad success.


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This card case from Kate Spade is perfect for toting around new business cards and networking. It also comes in silver and gold.

Tell your grad you got them their very own intern with the Amazon Echo! A bonus is you don’t actually have to deal with a human! 😉

Prepare your grad to enter the workplace in style with the perfect laptop bag which I have a review about here, or  the “magic” bag as I refer to my Longchamp because it seriously holds everything and comes in tons of colors.

When I graduated college I bought a pair of Tory Burch wedges for my job and each and every time I wore them it was a great confidence booster. If you really want to spoil your grad, go for these timeless and uber sophisticated Mary Jane’s in either black or nude. Just don’t droll on them!

Isn’t typing easier with a nice manicure? I certainly think so. I love this set from Deborah Lippmann because each color is work appropriate and can take you through every season.

This Kate Spade necklace has an initial on the front and says “one in a million” on the back, which is such a sweet grad gift. My best friend actually gave me this necklace when I finished my Ph.D!

If your grad mastered the fine art of list-making and planning in college, then this Swarovski pen (other colors available) and to-do list notebook (other prints available) will be her favorite gifts!

Finally, here are some great, professional reads for your recent grad including Yes Please by Amy Poehler, Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, and Ivanka Trump’s new book, Women Who Work


15 thoughts on “Graduation Gift Guide

    1. Yes!! It was surprising to me, but it sounds like the two brands will still operate separately and keep their own unique identities, which is good news because I’m a big fan of both!


  1. My go-to gift right now is the Alexa Dot because I think that it is so useful! I definitely think that is one of the best gifts on this list! I will have to save the rest of these ideas for graduates that I know coming up!

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