Garnish: 6 Graduation Gifts

May 16, 2012

Graduation season is upon us. It's time for well-deserved celebrations. Not sure what to get for kids these days? We've got a few ideas for practical gifts they might actually use. 

Champagne set

Celebrate graduation with champagne! Then let the happy grad keep this 5-piece set for future festivities. These stemless flutes are great for other drinks, too. 

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Alarm Clock Dock

We love the retro look of this Alarm Dock. It's perfect for those who rely on their iPhones to wake them up. 



Who doesn't need a tool set? This may be the most exciting one we've ever come across -- it looks good and won't take up too much space.  


This sleek knife set by Opinel is sure to come in handy. 

Tote Bag

Everyone could use a sturdy tote bag. This one by Makr is perfect for carrying computers or groceries, or anything else. And it comes in a variety of colors.


These Retro POP handsets make phoning home more fun. 

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  • HRH
  • Amanda Hesser
    Amanda Hesser
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HRH May 20, 2012
My favorite is definitely the champagne bucket and flutes- best to start off in style!
Amanda H. May 17, 2012
Love the clock! So many great ideas for birthdays, too!