NYC Recessionista’s Graduation Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again … graduation time. I can still remember both my high school and college graduations. Each time, I felt like I was so ready to get the hell out of there. And now that I’ve been out in the “real world” for nearly 10 years, I don’t know why I was so anxious. High school and college are wonderful … but it’s only when you’re out on your own and you have to start taking care of yourself that you actually realize it.

Here are some goodies that I would’ve LOVED having back when I graduated. They would’ve made the horrific transition into working full-time a little more tolerable 🙂

(Design by NYC Recessionista; images courtesy of retailers as listed)

1. For the graduate who’s going on a journey: 
a leather J. Crew passport holder

2. For the graduate who needs a gentle reminder to be on time: 
a Nixon watch

3. For the graduate who’s always running out of something: 
a Walgreen’s gift card

4.  For the graduate who always likes to be prepared: 
a J. Crew ‘Minimergency’ Kit …

5. For the graduate who has a long commute ahead of them: 
a set of Monster DNA headphones

6. For the graduate who always wants to be connected: 
an Apple iPad Mini

7. For the graduate who always plans ahead: 
a ‘Where Will You Be In 5 Years’ Time?’ book

8. For the graduate who means business: 
a Kate Spade satchel

9. For the graduate who loves making lists: 
a ‘What’s On Your Top 10 List?’ book

10. For the graduate who hits the snooze button: 
a bottle of Lavett & Chin sea/salt texturizing mist …