Written by Kathryn Andes
t’s graduation season and we know your calendar is booked up with graduation parties and farewell dinners from now until June, so here is a simple gift guide that breaks down what the graduate in your life really needs. Whether they are graduating from high school, college, or graduate school, these everyday essentials will aid them in their transition into the working world. With electronics at the heart of every graduate's daily tasks, the last thing your graduate needs is another savings bond to keep for 50 years. Get them what they really want and shop for all things like up-scale jewelry, electronic cases, travel, and accessories at DoubleTake.
They’ll need an elegant, minimalist ring to pair with their everyday bracelet. Make their jewelry dreams come true by snagging this dual tone Hermès ring. It is crafted from 18 KT gold and sterling silver featuring 2 sculpted pyramid ends inspired by the historic Hermès Collier de Chien.
3. A Clutch / Travel Pouch
In your 20’s you’ll always have events to go to, your friends art gallery showing, a sorority formal, or an academic banquet. Gift your graduate this Louis Vuitton Pochette, it's a versatile piece that never goes out of style. It can be worn as a wristlet, or doubled as a traveling pouch. It fits perfectly in a backpack, or they can wear it to their upcoming event.
4. Chanel Wallet on Chain
Everyone needs a good quality wallet-on-chain to wear on evenings out, to a work dinner, or at a ladies brunch. You don’t want to be bringing your huge work tote with you out to a nice restaurant. Just grab the essentials and pair this stunning raspberry caviar leather wallet-on-chain with a bodycon dress. It’s an absolute essential for every graduate.
5. A Designer Leather Tablet Case
Every college student or working adult needs a laptop or tablet whether it be for personal use, work, or school. When it comes to shopping for electronics it's easy to forget about cases and accessories, so give your graduate the gift they probably forgot to buy themselves and shop this Michael Kors tablet case online and in-store.
6. A Luxurious Key Holder Case
I know I’m not the only one who constantly loses her chapstick and has to dig to the bottom of her handbag to find it. It’s a daily struggle all recent grads and young working professionals face. Get the graduate in your life this beautiful and sensible compact makeup case from Tiffany & Co. If you don’t buy it, I will.
8. The Ultimate Commuter Tote Bag
Whether your graduate will be commuting to classes or their first job, they’ll need a serious, no-nonsense tote bag to fit all their electronics, books, and most importantly snacks. This gorgeous and practical leather tote bag from Anya Hindmarch has two straps, two front pockets, 4 card slots, and a top zipper closure. This perfect commuter tote also has matching D-rings at the top of the bag to add a crossbody strap if desired.
9. A Practical and Fashionable Tote Bag
For those with a shorter commute to work, or living on campus, this top handle bag from Saint Laurent is exactly what you need. The Sac De Jour has a spacious interior with adjustable accordion sides and a removable canvas & leather trimmed center pouch. If we haven’t convinced you yet, this gorgeous bag also comes with an adjustable and detachable crossbody strap. Shop this bag for your graduate in-store and online.
10. A Top Handle Bag
This sophisticated top handle bag is exactly what every graduate needs. The Chanel Black Denim CC Tortoise Handle Tote from the 1997-'99 series can fit all of your everyday essentials. Store your tablet, phone, planner, and chargers in this spacious bag. It’s an upscale alternative for a young adult graduating with her Master’s degree.
11. An Understated Luxe Bracelet
In addition to a classic everyday bracelet, they’ll also need an up-scale designer piece. They’ll need to look effortlessly chic when presenting their research in board rooms and classrooms. Shop this lovely leather bracelet from Hermès in-store and online.
12. A Pair of Drop Earrings
These Gurhan hammered oval drop earrings crafted from 24KT gold with post backings are the perfect upscale earrings your graduate needs in their life. Shop these delicate yet fashionable everyday earrings now.