Good Gifts For New Graduates

When it comes to the best gifts for the recent, or soon to be, graduate in your life it helps to think about what how their lives are going change.  College life is much different than "adult" life and you should focus your gifts on ways to make their life a little easier, or help with the transition. Take a look at a couple of ideas below:

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1. Maruse Leather Padfolio 

Padfolio? Portfolio? We'll admit, we've called them both, but the correct term here is padfolio and quality padfolio is critical for all new and recent college graduates out there.  The padfolio is likely the only thing they'll be bringing with them to an interview, so it needs to look nice and instill a sense of professionalism.  Maruse's Leather Padfolio checks all the right boxes for a new graduate gift.  They use an Italian handmade leather and high quality fabric lining to pull together this beautiful, and functional, professional companion. Best of all there is also a pocket inside for an 11" iPad, which means you can carry safely carry it wherever you need.  100% handmade in Italy.   Buy Here  

2. Mahogany Diploma Frame

This is something new graduates think about right away, but a couple weeks or so after graduation, or when they start a new job, most are going to want to display their diploma either at home, or in the office. Here is something else they don't think about, framing is really expensive!  Luckily Creative Picture Frames have solved that problem with this beautiful real wood mahogany frame that they can use to DIY their diploma framing. There is even gold trim and high quality matting to make sure the display is top notch. Buy Here

3. Kiwi Shoe Shine Kit

Business clothes, business suits, and lots of time in the office means that your shoes are going to take a beating after a while, and the best way to keep them looking new and fresh is to get on a regular shoe shine routine. Shoe shining seems like one of those things that should be a chore, but the secret is, if you have the right gear it can be very enjoyable. This Kiwi Shoe Shine Kit certainly has the right gear for the job and will make you want to shine your shoes. With a black and brown show shine paste included, 2 soft shine cloths, 2 sponge daubers and 2 shoe shine brushes, you'll never have to worry about not having the tools you need to keep your shoes sparkling bright and shiny.  . Buy Here

4. MaxGear Leather Business Card Holder

"If you're not networking, you're not working" That was a favorite line from the career services director at my old alma mater. Although I've long since moved on, I still abide by that simple rule. New and recent graduates are going to realize that next stage in their career is going to require a certain about of handshaking and small talk.  Everyone does it and everyone knows it needs to be done - so how do you stand out from the crowd?  MaxGear's Leather Business Card holder is one surefire way. With a durable premium leather and built-in magnetic strip closure this leather business card holder will help your grad standout in a crowd. It is stylish, functional and practical with large capacity for over 20 business card. Buy Here

5. Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine

I know a couple people with nice coffee machines and the only regrets they have are that they didn't purchase them sooner!  Like it or not, graduating from college is going to mean waking up earlier. There is nothing that can help with that transition better than a nice cup of coffee and the Nespresso Vertuo makes a pretty amazing cup of coffee. It doesn't stop there though, you want espresso? No problem, with the touch of single button, you've got espresso. Want a different size? No problem, the Vertuo can brew 5 different single serve coffee cup sizes with the push of a single button. Also included is the Aeroccino 3 milk frother to had a little frothy goodness to any drink.  This machine uses the popular Nespresso Vertuo capsules. Buy Here


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