Commence commencement season! We all know grads love a bit of good old green, but if you’re looking for a little something extra to say congrats we’ve collected gift ideas for freshman and for recent grads that they are sure to need and appreciate.
Furnishing a new dorm room is high on the priority list of a soon-to-be freshman. Stock their desk with compact yet functional (not to mention modern and cool) accessories, or add some style to their (inevitably frequent) treks to the library with the classic Kanken backpack.
Handmade iPhone stand/vase by Stak – $28, mini brass sidetable lamp by Brandon Lenoir – $100, 2015-2016 Runwell Planner by Shinola – $22, Kanken Backpack by Fjallraven – $75
The transition to their first job can be a startling one, especially when realizing there’s no “meal plan” offered. Make BYO lunch easy with gifting this elevated lunch box. A “You Earned It” bottle opener is the perfect post-college sentiment and will remind them to kick back and relax every once in a while during their transition to 9-5 life.
16oz reusable coffee cup by Joco – $24, Box Appetit Lunchbox by Black+Blum – $24, Glug Glug pint glass by Raygun – $12/glass, You Earned It bottle opener by Owen & Fred – $28
Help new college students decorate on a budget with a gift of a piece of artwork. From reminders of home to inspiring messages, we have a lot more to choose from in the shop that are great for freshman or that first apartment after college.
Illinois Maze 12×16 print by Imaginary Animals – $16, Make No Little Plans 11×14 Letterpress by Starshaped Press – $20 ($68 with reclaimed frame), Focus 12×16 Print by Delicious Design League – $15