Every spring I get asked (often) what someone should buy a guy for graduation. And I love that question! Thoughtful gift givers are my favorite. Plus, we ladies get a lot of gift guides dedicated to us. The guys deserve some love too! (Looking for gifts for girls? We have a great guide for those here!)
Waxed Canvas Dopp Kit
I know this happens. Your son or nephew or sweet boy next door packs his deodorant and toothbrush in a grocery or sandwich bag. (I’ve seen it happen at my own house.) But, we can remedy this problem and recycle more grocery bags along the way. 🙂 This sturdy dopp kit lets your guy travel in style!
Note Cards for the Masculine Thank You
There is a slight possibility his mom is going to “strongly suggest” (*cough cough* force) him to write thank you notes for the grad gifts. Heck, it’s good practice to write a quick note of appreciation after a job interview. So, he might as well have the right note cards to do it! (And if he needs a little advice on wording a thank you note, this post will help.)
The South Hampton Initial Card, with its stately initial in the top right corner (yes, say “stately” in your most regal voice,) and the Highland Raised Ink Card are two more of our favorites for the guys.
As a mom, I’m always rooting for my boys to look, well, presentable. (Are a clean shirt and combed hair too much to ask?!) A garment bag is one step in that direction to “presentable.” 🙂 And, of course, I’d love to add a monogram for your guy. But either way, a garment bag is a great gift.
Desk Slab (aka – Notepad for His Desk)
A lot of stationery sites (like ours) uses the term “slab” instead of notepad to describe a small, square-ish stack of paper for jotting notes. I like it, especially if we’re talking guy gifts. Slab makes you think “marble slab” (building something strong and heavy with big manly muscles) or “slab of meat” (Fire up the grill. Ribs are on the menu!). These desk slabs are perfect for that to do list (no steak sauce needed on this one).
We know that graduation means a change, perhaps a change in schools or jobs or residence. Any way you look at it, your guy is on to his next adventure in his journey of life. The Weekender and the Expedition Bag are two of my favorites for getting a guy to and from…all with style.
Leather Valet Tray
These leather valet trays are great for storing any items that usually end up on your desk or dresser. Keys? Wallet? Change? We all know that gets piled up and lost, so here’s a great place to keep them!
We all know and remember the stories of laundry from college. Good news: some things don’t change! This giant bag will help them haul all those t-shirts home for loving care. And possibly a deodorizing cleaner. 😉
For the interview for the internship, the sleek way to keep your computer safe or a good looking portfolio, these laptop sleeves are the way to go!
Graduation is such an exciting time! And we truly love helping you celebrate this momentous occasion with your guy. It’s an honor. We’ll keep adding to this gift guide as new items arrive or as sweet readers like you offer suggestions. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or gift recommendations.