The final classes, final finals, packing up and then walking across that stage to secure that diploma we have worked all those years for. Whether you are ready or not, parents, family members, friends and just about everyone else knows you are graduating and is set to celebrate with you.
It’s easy just to ask for money or something you have been coveting all year, but remember you just graduated. . .college.
Here a five gifts that will make the transition into the real world a little easier.
Say good-bye to the twin XL beds and the hand me downs from your neighbors. When you move into your first place having your own, good quality bed is one of the most important essentials. It’s where you are going to sleep before an important day on your professional path and where you will probably relax after a long day’s work. Your bed may become you’re central sanctuary in your one bedroom apartment – that you share with five other people.
A leather portfolio
You’ve got your suit by now, but what will you hold your resume, references and business cards in? A leather portfolio may look and sound very traditional, but walking into a future interview with your own portfolio and pulling out a crisp resume will do wonders for your professional image. There are many options to choose from, but a monogrammed leather one will go a long way.
Personalized paper goods
It’s all about your personal brand and now that you have graduated it has become ever more important. Your own personalized stationary, business cards or a personalized resume packages are small touches that can go a long way for you into the professional world.
A coffee maker
You’ve come far since the days of packed Lunchables and Capri Suns with lunch outings and a $4.00 coffee beverage. Unless, you have hit the big time right out of school, money isn’t flowing as easily after graduation. Asking for a nice coffee maker can prevent you from spending extra money at a coffee shop and save you time as you head to work. And you won’t be suffering with a cup from the average maker you had in your dorm freshman year.
Something that will never go out of style
A watch, ring, necklace or piece that will function well with everyday wear, but when someone asks where you got it, you can easily answer, “For my college graduation.” A significant piece of jewelry can remind you of your achievements in your college career and serve as test of time. Picking a piece out that you would like as a gift can remind yourself of the journey that you took all four years.
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