Swear-worthy Gift Ideas for the Graduating Girl
She did it! And now you have a freshly-minted graduate on your hands. But how do you congratulate her for all the hard work (and partying) she's done, while bracing her for the rude awakening of adulting that's about to slap her firmly across the face? A Swear-worthy gift, that's how. We polled our community for gift ideas and our college interns curated the items that they'd love to receive on graduation day. The result is a list of 10 Swearable gifts designed to illicit more hugs, less eye rolls.
Everlane Twill Weekender
Oh, the places you’ll go! For the girl who’s taking a gap year or jetting off to a new job, this durable-yet-chic weekender bag checks all the boxes. Miranda says “I’ve had this bag for over 8 years now. It has sustained little to no wear and tear. It is the perfect weekend bag, easy to carry, and fits easily on planes.”
Tara Wilson Rainbow Tray
If she’s moving into her first apartment, she’ll need some fabulous accessories. This tray is perfect to display atop a dresser or kitchen counter. Veronica Swears “it’s stylish and keeps things organized. You can’t go wrong with this one…it always makes me happy to look at.”
Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown
Adulting is harder than it looks. Thankfully, you can gift this book as a comprehensive outline. Kat says “It is kind of like a ‘how to be an adult, for dummies.’ It is actually amazing and really hard to put down.”
Pivotte 24/7 Pants Jet Black
For the grad who’s ready to put on her big girl pants and head straight into corporate life, these cult-favorite pants are a must. “Classy” and “tailored”, these flattering best-sellers are comfortable enough to even wear “hiking in the Amazon Rain Forest.” Yin Swears that “I’m in no rush to take them off and change into something more comfortable when I get home from work because they’re already so comfortable to lounge around in!”
NAME GLO Custom Neon
For the grad who deserves to see her name in lights, you can actually create her very own neon sign via Name Glo’s easy online interface. Note, it takes 4-5 weeks to deliver, but it will certainly be the highlight of any new apartment.
Clare V Flat Clutch
When she’s out conquering the world, she’ll still need a place to hold her keys. Clare V clutches and coin purses are great options and can be monogrammed for a personal touch. Amy Swears, “I admit, I’m a Clare V junkie. No doubt about that. I have dozens of her beautiful and incredibly functional bags.” Diedre seconds this stylish Swear, but also recommends Gaia as an affordable option that “supports a great cause.”
This statement candle will add a sophisticated touch to any grad’s starter apartment. Fornasetti makes these clean-burning lidded candles in a variety of chic and collectible designs that make a perfect gift. Margaret Swears that they’re the “right amount of fun and stylish.”
Of Mercer Watts Dress
For the freshly-minted career girl on the go, anything from Of Mercer’s line of comfortable work-wear will do the trick. Phoebe Swears that it’s her “profesh” go-to. “I’m constantly on the go, running from class to business meetings to events. I needed a dress that travels well and looks professional yet still cute enough to go to happy hour in. I heard about Of Mercer from a friend and decided to give their Watts dress a try. What a great decision!”
Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership, and Success on Our Own Terms
For the future CEO, you could offer some leadership mentoring from the former global CEO of Chanel. Jen Swears “This book gave me life! Maureen brings her personal and professional experiences together to teach you that you can have it all. But you have to work for it, and sometimes it’s not easy. She dives into the managers that have made an impact on her, the one’s who haven’t, and what the differences were.”
Sheltered Co. Weighted Blankets
Weighted blankets are designed to feel like a giant hug, used to soothe anxiety and promote relaxation. And what new grad couldn’t use a dose of calm as she makes the transition into post-college life? This blanket is a more luxe version of some others on the market, but Sahar Swears that Shelter Co is “the holy grail of weighted blankets,” raving that “it’s beautiful, comfortable and the perfect addition” to any space.
We think you deserve to buy only awesome things. We've asked the most discerning women out there to share what they honestly, truly swear by so you can get on with life and find your next favorite product, faster. What do you SwearBy?