6 Great Gifts for Grads

Give a newly minted alum a leg up on adulting with one of these fab and actually useful gifts.
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Google Pixelbook

Résumé writing can be downright daunting, but the super-thin Google Pixelbook (from $999) laptop with its 10-hour battery and built-in Google Assistant can help. Just think how great your grad’s portfolio (and Netflix selections) will look on the touch screen. 

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MOMA Design Store Letter Boards

These bold-hue MOMA Design Store Letter Boards (from $50 each) are a stylish upgrade from the black-and-white models all over Instagram. 

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Trunk Club Trunk

With all those interviews coming up, a Trunk Club Trunk (prices vary, plus a $25 styling fee is credited toward purchases) gift card is a new-grad no-brainer. Stylists pick items based on a detailed questionnaire, and recipients are charged for what they keep from the package. 

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Boombox Memory Box

The handcrafted wooden Boombox Memory Box (from $100 shown in Blue Chevron) is a heartfelt keepsake for the newly diploma’d. DIY one by having friends and family handwrite well-wishes on blank cards. Or pay more for a bespoke card design, printing, and gift wrapping by the Boombox team.

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Brooklinen Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle

Who wouldn’t want a bedding upgrade after that extra-long twin nonsense? With a Brooklinen Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle (from $168 for similar styles), which includes a mix-and-match sheet set, pillowcases, and a duvet, your former student will be all set.


Maui Jim Stingray Polarized Sunglasses

These Maui Jim Stingray Polarized Sunglasses ($229) aren't your Dad's sunnies (though he'd probably rock them, too). Choose from three different frames and five different lens colors to put a personal stamp on a pair for your grad.