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Lasting Gifts for your College Graduate

Feeling pride and joy for your little one now all grown up and graduating college?  It’s a momentous event for both of you.  Thoughts of her going out into the professional world to forge her path in the world is exciting and daunting.  So let’s celebrate this major accomplishment and milestone with some timeless and useful gifts that will get them on the right path for success.   Here are our top picks for college graduation gifts for her and a few for him too.

Graduation Gifts For Her

Of course, we are going to start this list off with JEWELRY.   Now that your daughter is an adult she will (hopefully) take better care of her belongings and can appreciate a few of the finer things in life.  So why not start off her jewelry collection with a forever piece that will remind her of your forever support and love as she finds her way. 

Here are our top picks from ParkFord:

Petite Revival Necklace in Birthstone 

Something a little personalized but not tacky and definitely something she can wear in all kinds of settings, from the office to weekends with friends. This necklace is a wear all day everyday piece that will remind her of you as she’s off to conquer the world. 

Birthstone Petite Revival Necklace in amethyst

Revival Gold Huggies 

Perfect for that first job in the corporate world. Give her a solid footing with these solid gold huggies.  These earrings add just the right amount of chic to any office look.  The  hinge clasp makes them easy to put on for those almost late for work mornings, they are practically care free since they’re made of all gold, and although they are small they are still substantial enough to stand out and add that polishing touch to your business wear.

Princess Stack Ring 

Remind her of your love and support for her in the past, present and future. A diamond ring that she can stack and wear out day to night.  Want to add a special touch.  Ask us to engrave it with a special message just for her.

     Princess Stack Ring 3 Diamond Band

    Graduation gifts for Him or Her


    The Ultimate 1st Cookbook

    This was one of my first adult cookbooks.  I ended up living abroad for a while after graduating and when I craved certain classic American foods – this book had me covered.  The recipes are simple and if there’s a classic dishes you want to know how to cook this book has a recipe for it!   

    How to Cook Everything Cookbook


    Luggage with a Lifetime Guarantee

    To be young and restless!  Just after college is the perfect age to travel and explore to your hearts content.  Get your grad an investment luggage piece so they can travel the world and back home again stress free.  This luggage comes with an crazy good lifetime guarantee.  Plus if they’re moving far away maybe a new piece of luggage will entice and remind them to come home for the holidays!



    Work Tote For Her

    A classic and luxurious leather tote that she can take to work and weekends.  You can’t go wrong with a beautiful leather handbag.  Plus you can monogram it!

     Cuyana Black Leather Tote


    Work Backpack For Him

    Messenger bags and briefcases are out, keep your grad practical and presentable with a personalized Leather backpack to take their laptop to and from work or those job interviews!

    Leather backpack


    A Professional Headshot

    While I can’t suggest the perfect local photographer for everyone, I do highly suggest a professional high quality headshot for anyone going out into the working world.  It’s a first impression and can be used for linked in, a bio page if your grad is an aspiring entrepreneur or on job search websites.  Give your kid a leg up and get them a high quality headshot session with a well-reviewed local photographer.  Hint, hint – hurry up and get a job so you can move out!


    A Durable Tool Set

    For any young woman or man moving into their own place – a tool set is a must have.  For those emergency and non emergency issues that come up it is so convenient to have all the tools on hand.  It’s not something we think of until we need it.  As for learning how to use all these tools - well google is an amazing teacher!

     Dewalt Tool Set

    With any of these gifts for your grad – they will be seriously prepared to take on their next chapter.  So get out there and celebrate and congrats to the class of 2023!