By: Giordy Viviani
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Graduation season is around the corner for many universities! This means that you may find yourself hunting for that perfect present to honour the graduate. Luckily, though, there are many gift options that are perfect for all occasions. So while you might fight with indecision, there are plenty of gifts to match any new grad’s personality and that come from the heart—because, really, every gift should come with personalised sentiment. Instead of grabbing a gift card or a “congratulations” mug, consider these thoughtful gift ideas:

A Makeup Vault

Buy her (or his!) favourite makeup brand’s newest vault of treasures. Almost every major beauty brand offers gift sets that will pamper her with the season’s sweetest colors. Some vaults are only lipsticks, while others include highlighters, eye shadows and more. This is the perfect gift for anyone who revels in a beauty routine.

A Gifted Experience

Treat the new grad to a special experience. Maybe this is a massage, a mani/pedi or a full spa day. Perhaps celebrating the new step into adulthood means a trip in a hot air balloon or skydiving! You also can gift a day out—think dinner and a movie or a play or concert.

Beautiful Bouquets

If you live far away and can’t celebrate in person, just send flowers to mark your congratulations…but make the arrangement special. Don’t include romantic blooms like red roses, but you can include other rose hues like pink, purple, yellow or orange. Or choose blooms in the school’s colours. Just don’t wait until the last minute to order the arrangement and take time to craft an arrangement that’s meaningful. And don’t forget a card!

Luxe Gifts & Sweet Treats

The Telegraph recommends a leather jacket (so on-trend), luggage, a diary or even jewelry.  If the new grad loves a certain type of pastry or cookies, order a personalised sweet treat. Maybe coffee is her morning ritual…celebrate her with a gourmet coffee basket with a cute mug, a variety of coffees and biscotti.

 

Of course, there are some gifts that you should avoid. And gift giving etiquette should be followed for all holidays—even, and especially, for the grad! Check out the info-graphic below for all the etiquette tips you need to know when hunting for that perfect gift!

Complete Gift Giving Etiquette Guide Infographic