I can’t believe it’s been a year since my own grad school graduation! It somehow both feels like yesterday and years and years ago. It seems like this year graduations are looking a little more normal than mine, which was completely virtual – I’ve heard from friends and colleagues that in-person celebrations are returning (with masks and limited numbers, of course!).
My work has two student fellows working with us this year who just had their own graduation, so I’ve been doing some gift browsing. I know that high school graduations are still a bit away, but undergraduate and graduate school graduations are in full swing! I think grad presents are one of my favorites to shop for, because it’s all about new beginnings – whether it’s a first full-time job or a new school, it’s a fresh start. It just feels like fun to shop for a gift that will help set someone off on their new life path! I’ve gathered together some of my favorite gifts that will work for graduates of all ages.