1. A Luxe Cotton Bathrobe
Treat your guy or gal to some luxe linens to get them started on their first "grown-up" collection-or be the shower time envy of the communal dorm bathroom! Made from their signature two-ply terry cotton (produced entirely in the USA), this super-plush option ($160) from Red Land Cotton will be your graduate's new go-to. Or, opt for the light summer throw blanket ($160) they'll be grabbing on the porch all summer, or snuggling up with in the bleachers come football season!
2. Socks That Rise to the Occasion
3. Home Economics and Shop Class (In A Book)
To support the learning that gets done outside of the classroom, Home Ec for Everyone and Shop Class for Everyone by Sharon and David Bowers, the comprehensive encyclopedias to doing-it-yourself, will be the gift your alum reaches for time and again. Heck, pick up a copy for yourself while you're at it and finally learn how to fix your own zipper, unclog that drain, or pack your suitcase the "right" way ($14.95 each).
4. New City Field Guides
For someone itching to travel, or excited to explore a new zip code post graduation, American travel brand Wildsam curates beautiful, locals-approved field guides for many major US cities and regions, with road trip and national park editions, as well ($20 each). For the recipient who explores a new place via their taste buds, check out the new Southern BBQ Guide ($18).
5. For The Grad Who Never Has Their Phone Charged
As your young adult begins venturing out in the world once again, this speedy portable charger will ensure they can juice up on the go and never get caught dead-phone-handed ($59).
6. A Sleek Gadget Case
This nylon tech case ($45) from Away stashes the essentials and makes tangled cords a thing of the past. Add a personalized touch with their embroidered initials (+ $20) for an ultra-chic travel situation.
7. Self-Care Essentials
The Class of 2021 got through one heck of a year! Pamper your graduate with as they relax into the summer with a foot masking kit that will get them feeling confident from head to toe ($10). Like a spritz of perfume before a Zoom interview, no one can see...but we swear it helps!
8. A Super-Fast Coffee Making Method
These pre-portioned, eco-friendly coffee bags (yes, bags!) are like tea bags for java...no equipment necessary except for hot water and your alum's favorite mug! With packs made of all renewable and compostable materials, with roasts ranging from dark to decaf and everything in between, the Steeped Coffee brewing method is one-cup, single-serve coffee you can feel good about gifting (from $15).
9. An Eye-Popping Electric Kettle
From instant oatmeal to late-night ramen, herbal tea to pour-over coffee, you truly can't go wrong gifting this kitchen staple. We're lusting over this Pistachio-hued option ($79).