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Graduation Gift Guide!

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It’s been a few years since I graduated from anything but you can’t help but be a little nostalgic this time of year of the graduation parties, the excitement of new beginnings and the time spent with old friends. If you know someone (or several someones) graduating, think outside the box (who really needs 19 more picture frames?) and give them some items they’d really like!!

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Urban Decay Naked Palette ($30)

Naked Urban Decay

Unlike the 32 bottles of Bath and Body Works body sprays and lotions I received upon my high school graduation (I told you it was a few years back), this is something a little different but definitely memorable and definitely something your grad will enjoy! This palette includes a bronzer, blush, and highlighter. (And I use it every day!)



This book has been getting a ton of press lately. #GIRLBOSS tells Sophia Amoruso’s story of her rise to CEO of Nasty Gal (a big time fashion retailer). A little encouragement for those who are struggling with some direction! (And who isn’t?)


Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Shower Speaker ($40)

Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Shower Speaker

I just bought one of these for my husband for his birthday and the quality is great! Whether your grad is headed to the dorms or getting their first apartment, who wouldn’t enjoy this?


I Just Graduated-Now What? ($13)

Surely I wasn’t the only graduate who was a little confused about life (and still am). Schwarzenegger (yes, Arnold’s daughter) wrote a guide book to ease the transition from education to the next step. This book offers advice and answers to the “what’s next” question from celebrities and notable contributors.



Quay Whim Sunglasses ($40)

 Quay Whim Sunglasses


So, not your typical graduation gift, but that’s why it’s so great! Your grad is going to get tons of the usual gifts so go different! These are really fun (and functional too!)



Sephora Gift Card and Custom Makeover ($50)


Give your grad a fresh new look before they head to college, to the workforce, or a combination of the two! 



Pendleton Notebook Set ($13)
Pendleton Notebook Collection
These notebooks are the perfect size to throw in your bag to keep track of shopping lists, important info, and endless ideas. I usually have one (or two!) with me!


Ted Baker Beauty Spot Manicure Set ($50) 
Ted Baker Beauty Spot Manicure Set
This cute little kit comes is a perfect gift for this type of occasion – something you probably wouldn’t buy yourself but something that’s both adorable and practical! 


Did you get any new ideas? What were some of your favorite graduation gifts?


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