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We’ve rounded up a great list of gift ideas for graduation — some of which would be perfect for Father’s Day, too, by the way — to make gift giving super easy and stress free!



A lovely addition to a desk or bureau, these paperweights are sure to summon good thoughts and warm feelings when looked upon. Available for $43 at Table Matters.

$ at Table Matters.

Glass paperweights, available at Table Matters. $45.

Blessing Bowls

Handmade by Mississippian Carrie Cox, these blessing bowls make for a pretty and functional gift. Arrange several together for display or to house rings and small earrings on a vanity. Available for $45 at Table Matters.

$ at Table Matters.

Blessing bowls, available at Table Matters. $45.


These fun, leather, seven-inch notebook covers can be used year after year since you can easily insert a new spiral notebook. Take notes in meetings, make “to do” lists or jot down thoughts. Available in a selection of colors, they also can be monogrammed for an added touch. Available for $89 at Marjorie Johnston & Co. Interiors and Design/Jojo Home.

$89 at Jojo Homes by Marjorie Johnston Interiors.

Leather notebook covers, available at Jojo Home at Marjorie Johnston & Co. $89.

Spongellé Infused Body Buffers

Infused with exotic extracts, rich moisturizers and gentle cleansers, Spongellé Body Buffers will keep your skin moisturzied and glowing use after use. Available in five fragrances: Coconut Verbena, Ginger Bergamot, French Lavender, Bulgarian Rose and Papaya Yuzu at Gus Mayer.

$ at Gus Mayer.

Spongelle body buffers, available at Gus Mayer. $16.

Makeup Case

Every gal can use a new makeup case. Add a monogram or name for that extra touch. Available for $23.50 at Shoefly.

$23.50 at Shoefly.

Makeup cases, available at Shoefly. $23.50.

Leather Cuffs

These Leslie Curtis leather cuffs can be personalized with a name, date or monogram. Starting at $49 and available at Shoefly.

$ 49 to $54 at Shoefly.

Leslie Curtis leather cuffs, available at Shoefly. $49 to $54.

The Jessica Necklace

The Jessica is an 18-inch necklace with hand-wrapped gray freshwater pearls and vintage crystals with mixed chain styles. The signature Ex Voto toggle closure is at the front. Available for $249 at Ex Voto.

$249 at Ex Voto.

Necklace, available at Ex Voto. $249.

Homesickness Remedy

Remind them they will never be far from home with this cozy tee. Available for $25 at Snoozy’s Kids in Crestline Village.

$ at Snoozy's.

“home” T-shirts, available at Snoozy’s Kids. $25.

Burlap Bin

Keep things tidy with this burlap bin. It’s great for the car, dorm or apartment. Available for just $19 at Smith’s Variety.

$19 at Smith's Variety.

Burlap bin, available at Smith’s Variety. $19.

Beach Towel

These terry-lined beach towels are sure to come in handy over the summer. Available for $71 at A’Mano.

$71 at A'Mano.

Terry-lined beach towels, available at A’Mano. $71.

Alabama Is My Happy Place Travel Mug

Fill this cute travel mug with candy for a graduation gift that’s sure to make the recipient feel happy. Available for $13 at Smith’s Variety.

$13 at Smith's Variety.

Travel mug, available at Smith’s Variety. $13.

Take Flight Travel Bags

Whether her plans call for traveling near or far, these travel bags will ensure that she gets there with all the essentials. Available for $28 at A’Mano.

$28 at A'Mano.

Travel pouches, available at A’Mano. $28.


Make note writing easy with a personalized set of stationery. Available for $1 per card at Please Reply.

Available at Please Reply. $1 per card.

Available at Please Reply. $1 per card.


Brighten up a new living space with this gorgeous pink elephant pillow. Available for $200 at Table Matters.

$200 at Table Matters.

Pillow, available at Table Matters. $200.

Personalized Laundry Bag

While we can’t guarantee that this laundry bag won’t end up back on mom’s doorstep, we can vouch for its sturdy construction and super cuteness. Personalize with name, monogram or Greek letters. Available for $26 from 3 Little Mustard Seeds on Etsy.

$ available on etsy.

Laundry bag, available on Etsy. $26.

Etiquette Book for Young Women

Every girl could use this guide because good manners are the key to making great first impressions, forging lasting friendships and enjoying all that life brings your way. Available for $12 at Little Professor.


Available on Amazon. $12.


Grilling Cookbooks

Chris Lilly, a world-renowned pit master, offers up many grilling tips and easy-to-follow instructions in Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book and the recently released cookbook Fire & Smoke. Perfect for the college grad who’s imagining that first apartment with a grill on the balcony. Available for $25 at Table Matters.

$25 each at Table Matters.

Chris Lilly’s cookbooks, available at Table Matters. $25 each.

Beer Tasting Flight Set

A great collection of barware for the beer-loving college grad who’s setting up house, this tasting set will allow him to savor the hops. Available for $60 at Lamb’s Ears.

$60 at Lamb's Ears.

Beer tasting set, available at Lamb’s Ears. $60.

Cool-It Koozie

Jon Hart Personalized Cool-It Koozies keep your drink of choice ice-cold. Durable, coated canvas is lined with insulating foam and comes with a leather patch on the front that you can have personalized with your name or initials. Available for $30 at Please Reply.

$27 at Please Reply.

Jon Hart Cool-It Koozies, available at Please Reply. $30.

Southern Tide Flip Flops

Graduation beach trip? These flip flops are perfect. Available for $69 at Mobley & Sons.

$ at Mobley & Sons.

Southern Tide flip flops, available at Mobley & Sons. $69.

The Art of Shaving

Lather up! The 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave® kit will ensure optimal results while guarding against ingrown hairs, razor burn and nicks and cuts. Kit contains Pre-Shave Oil Pump (1 fl. oz.), Shaving Cream Pump (1.5 fl. oz.), Genuine Badger Shaving Brush and After-Shave Balm Pump (1 fl. oz.). All meet the TSA travel guidelines! Available for $60 at Gus Mayer.

$60 at Gus Mayer.

The Art of Shaving kits, available at Gus Mayer. $60.

Golf Shirt

Peter Millar golf shirts are comfortable and stylish. Available for $85 at Mobley & Sons.

$ at Mobley & Sons.

Peter Millar golf shirts, available at Mobley & Sons. $85.

Travel Essentials

Send them off in style with Jon Hart luggage. Dopp kits, makeup cases, duffels, laundry bags, garment bags and more — these quality pieces can be personalized and will have them soaring to new heights. Available for $30 at Please Reply.

Available at Please Reply.

Jon Hart bags, available at Please Reply. $30 and up. Image credit:

Etiquette Book for Young Men

Just as the young ladies need up-to-date etiquette guidelines, our young men also will benefit from a handy guide for what to do, when to do it and why. Available for $14 at Little Professor.

$14 on Amazon.

Available on Amazon. $14.


There you have it. Gift giving made easy!

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