Culture. Style. Taste.
 
Culture. Style. Taste.

Great Gifts for Grads

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For many, graduation represents a major sense of accomplishment that is difficult to describe. It’s certainly a moment to savor and offers an opportunity for your grad to take pride in what led to this point: years of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice (yes, we’re talking about those all-night study sessions), as well as the countless hours spent studying, writing papers, taking exams, and tackling those dreaded group projects!

While graduation is definitely a time for celebration, it’s not just for the graduates themselves! That’s right…we’re looking at you! As the family members and friends who have supported these grads throughout their journey, you also have reason to celebrate. You’ve watched your loved ones navigate the challenges of school and have been there to offer encouragement and support along the way. The sense of pride and joy that comes from seeing your loved one graduate is immeasurable and reflects the love and dedication that has been invested in their success. Of course, the significance of graduation also extends beyond the individual and familial experiences. Your graduates are poised to make meaningful contributions to their communities and to society at large. Their academic journeys have helped them develop skills and knowledge that will allow them to tackle complex problems, innovate, and lead future generations. As they step into their roles as professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, and advocates, they have the potential to create positive change and make a lasting impact.

It should go without saying that the graduation present you choose should embody this sentiment. That’s exactly why we’ve compiled this must-have guide to help you ensure this occasion is commemorated with a special and meaningful gift your grad will cherish for years to come.

LONG-LIVE LEATHER

Leather goods such as tote bags, designer belts, card holders, and briefcases are all excellent gift options. A classic leather tote bag is both practical and stylish, offering enough room to carry all the essentials a new graduate will need for work or travel. For a more formal look, a designer belt from Ferragamo, Gucci, or Hermès can add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. A leather card holder is a sleek and practical accessory that can fit easily into a pocket or purse, ensuring new grads never miss a networking opportunity. Of course, a leather briefcase is a timeless investment that will last for years and help keep a new graduate organized and looking professional! Shop our edit below:

Meisterstück Neo Briefcase Meisterstück Neo Briefcase, $1,930

Montblanc

Reversible and Adjustable Gancini Belt Reversible and Adjustable Gancini Belt, $550

Ferragamo

Monogram Card Case Monogram Card Case, $350

Saint Laurent

The Leather Medium Tote Bag The Leather Medium Tote Bag, $450

Marc Jacobs

MEANINGFUL MEMENTOS

Looking for something more unique? Consider giving a present with a personal touch! Whether you opt for monogrammed initials or an engraved phrase, adding a personal element can make any gift extra special. The possibilities are endless, and the sentimentality of a customized gift will be cherished by any new graduate. So, get creative and show them how much you care with a present that they will treasure for years to come.

Customizable Oval Cuff Links Customizable Oval Cuff Links, $350

Tiffany & Co.

Customizable T1 Narrow Hinged Bangle Customizable T1 Narrow Hinged Bangle, $4,300

Tiffany & Co.

Move Hoop Yellow Gold Diamond Earrings Move Hoop Yellow Gold Diamond Earrings, $3,000

Messika

Albion Pendant with Black Orchid and Pave Diamonds Albion Pendant with Black Orchid and Pave Diamonds, $2,525

David Yurman

THE JOHN HANCOCK

Even if most of our writing is done on a keyboard nowadays, pens remain a classic graduation gift that never goes out of style. Practical and sophisticated, they can be customized to fit any graduate’s personality and style. Whether you’re shopping for a writer, a business professional, or someone starting the next leg of their academic journey, a quality pen is a timeless and meaningful option.

Meisterstück Solitaire Blue Hour LeGrand Rollerball Meisterstück Solitaire Blue Hour LeGrand Rollerball, $1,410

Montblanc

Geometric G Pen with Case Geometric G Pen with Case, $870

Gucci

Santos De Cartier Pen Santos De Cartier Pen, $1,300

Cartier

Cable Pen Cable Pen, $400

David Yurman

Makers Ballpoint Pen in Sterling Silver Makers Ballpoint Pen in Sterling Silver, $425

Tiffany & Co.

ALWAYS ON TIME

A designer watch is a practical investment piece that also serves as a reminder of your grad’s hard work and achievements. From classic styles to contemporary designs, there is a vast array of designer watches to choose from, each with its own unique features and functionalities. Here are some of our favorites that are sure to make a bold statement in any setting!

Customizable Tank Must Watch Customizable Tank Must Watch, $3,350

Cartier

Carrera Watch Carrera Watch, $3,050

TAG Heuer

Nantucket Watch, Small Model Nantucket Watch, Small Model, $14,625

Hèrmes

Avenger BO1 Chronograph Avenger BO1 Chronograph, $14,400

Breitling

JETSETTER ESSENTIALS

The job market is ever-changing, and one thing is clear: remote work has never been in such high demand. Help your grad stay connected and productive while traveling with our lineup of must-have tech and travel goods that are just as stylish as they are necessary!

Keepall 55 Keepall 55, $2,170

Louis Vuitton

Customizable Savoy Large Trolley Customizable Savoy Large Trolley, $3,980

Gucci

AirPods Max AirPods Max, $549

Apple

Macbook Air with M2 Chip Macbook Air with M2 Chip, $1,499

Apple

Netgear – Nighthawk M6 Pro Wireless Hotspot Netgear – Nighthawk M6 Pro Wireless Hotspot, $459

AT&T

DELIGHTFUL DESK ACCESSORIES

Whether your grad is starting a new job or furthering their education, having a well-equipped workspace is essential. That’s where desk accessories come in – they not only add a touch of personality to a workspace but also provide practical benefits. From colorful calendars and coffee mug warmers to sentimental reminders of life outside of work, there are endless options to choose from when it comes to desk accessories.

Ohom – Ui Mug & Warmer Set Ohom – Ui Mug & Warmer Set, $88

Available at Nordstrom

Addison Ross – Gray Carbon Frame 8x10 Addison Ross – Gray Carbon Frame 8x10, $95

Available at Bloomingdale’s

A Year of Sun – Weekly Planner A Year of Sun – Weekly Planner, $45

The Bazaar Project

Essenza Mini Essenza Mini, $179

Nespresso

And that’s a wrap! As graduation season nears, we hope this guide provides essential inspiration and ideas. From personalized gifts to practical accessories, there are so many thoughtful and meaningful options to choose from. The key to finding the perfect present is to consider your graduate’s interests, personality, and plans. So, whether you opt for a classic leather bag, the latest tech, or a customized piece of jewelry, the sentiment behind the gift is what truly matters. Find these items and more at your favorite Aventura Mall shops.

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