8 Gifts Every Business Grad Needs

It’s graduation time, and we’ve got a few ideas on how to celebrate the special business school graduate in your life.

Whether they’re heading into a full-time job, continuing their education or planning post-grad travel, here are our gift ideas that graduates are sure to love. (And, if you’re the one graduating, feel free to pass this list along to family and friends!)


Apartment Decorations

World Map

Your grad might be going from dorm life (or living with family) into his or her first real apartment, and it’s probably time that their décor reflect this new stage. Making a room look elegant is all in the details, so consider giving them sophisticated decorations or fancy throw pillows. Instant #grownup space.

Our pick: A World Map to Inspire Their Future Travels


Professional Accessories

Hugo Boss Silk Tie

Help a business graduate transition from a college wardrobe to workplace professional by gifting elegant accessories that will enhance their look. Possible items include a nice tie, designer cufflinks or a watch for men and a new handbag, designer jewelry or a scarf for women (and for #UHBauer grads, bonus points if your gift is Cougar red).

Our pick: Hugo Boss Silk Tie







A Social Media Photo Book


These days, most people have hundreds of their favorite photos stored on their phones. But printing them out to keep in a bedroom or office is still a timeless way to keep memories close. Commemorate the college experiences of your graduate by giving them a photo book of their favorite social media photos.

Our pick: Artifact Uprising Instagram Friendly Book


A Great Cookbook

Great Cookbook

Gone are the days of relying on the dining hall for meals. Help your future grad adjust to the real world of cooking with a practical cookbook. Your gift will help to make them cooking experts in no time and encourage them to stay healthy by avoiding takeout every day.

Our pick: Dinner Made Simple Cookbook



Travel Coffee Mug

Travel Coffee Mug

The need for coffee is just as real in the professional world as it was in college, so help future grads keep the caffeine close with a handy travel mug. Bonus: it’ll probably save them a lot of money on coffee shop runs.

Our pick: Keurig Stainless Steel Travel Mug




Office & Organization Supplies

Floral 17 Month Planner

No matter what adventure your grad is heading into, chances are they’ll need some help in staying organized with their new routine. Give them a professional planner to keep track of meetings and appointments or personalized desk accessories to liven up their work space.

Our pick: Floral 17-Month Calendar



Splurge-Worthy Gifts:

An Apple Watch or Fitbit

Apple Watch

If you want to keep your graduate on top of the latest trends, give them a brand new Apple watch to help them keep their social life on hand… literally. Or if your future grad is workout conscious, gift them a Fitbit to help keep track of everything from distance walked to calories burned.

Our pick: Apple Watch in Blue Jay



Designer Briefcase/Laptop Bag

Designer Briefcase

Help business grads head into the workplace with a designer briefcase that’s sure to polish their look. There are hundreds of choices of briefcases, so keep in mind your graduate’s personal style when making your decision.

Our pick: Dark Brown Leather Briefcase

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