Gifts For Grads-How Not To Break The Bank

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Brittney Levine; Style & Trends Expert


-Rustic Cuff has recently debuted their Graduate Collection

-Ideal gift to remember momentous life occasion

-3 sets come with a customizable piece.

-Buyers can add initials, monogram, a special team number, or the year to give a personal touch to each gift.

-Rustic Cuff is known for fabulous wrap bracelets that can be added to the engraved metal pieces to complete look

-Offered for a limited time




For the Grad Leaving the Nest: T-fal FV4495 Black Ultraglide Iron

-Adjustment period: Graduates need to do their own laundry

-This iron is a must-have for anyone leaving home for the first time—it is easy enough to use that even beginners can figure it out!

-The recently launched sleek and innovative T-fal FV4495 Black Ultraglide Iron ranked #1 in “glideability” and speed in lab tests against the top 20 competitors

-Has a unique ceramic soleplate with a pointed tip that easily works around buttons, pleats and seams.


Coffee Addict Grad: Caffebene Accessories:


-For grads who can’t get through the day without a cup o’ joe (or 2 or 3), a coffee mug is a personal and practical gift.

-Caffebene’s collection of brightly colored coffee accessories are stylish yet simple and perfect for grads—no one loves coffee more than college students!

-They can be gifted alone or paired with other coffee accessories in a gift basket.

-Whether your grad is bringing their daily fix on the go to the library or enjoying a cup at home before class, these mugs and tumblers are the perfect addition to any coffee-lover’s dorm or apartment.

-“Caffebene is the fastest-growing coffeehouse franchise in the world, with plans to open over 80 new stores by the end of 2014




DIY Grad: Bonnie Marcus Thank You Notes & Décor:

-Every grad needs a proper set of thank you notes & DÉCOR!

-Bonnie Marcus has every DIY grad covered this year that loves to decorate

-Her Fashion Canvases are on point with sayings like “With a fabulous pair of shoes, I can conquer anything!

-Custom Grad IPhone cases available as well


$6 -$15


For the “Techy” or Tailgate-Loving Grad: T-fal OptiGrill:




-T-fal’s revolutionary kitchen gadget, the OptiGrill is a must-have for anyone who loves to grill and tailgate.

-Expensive gift but the upside is the grill will last all four years! (Or longer!)

-One of a kind indoor grill with a “brain” that can sense how to cook your meat perfectly so it requires no effort on your part.

-Smart gadget to gift to anyone who love to grill and is perfect for apartment or dorm room living for recent grads.



Bed Bath and Beyond


One Stop Shopping for Grads: Dorm In A Box

-Getting your kid off to college later this summer, or have a high school senior graduating soon?

-Dorm In A Box gives you a one-stop-shop to get your soon-to-be college freshman everything they need!

-Really innovative concept- offer a few bundled packages on their website – like bed sets, office supplies and bath bundles

-You can also customize your own bundle for your grad and still save a lot of $$

-Altogether, Dorm-In-A-Box offers more than a 30 percent savings by offering the products in bundles, rather than buying items individually at big box stores.

-You can even have Dorm-In-A-Box delivered straight to your son or daughter’s new dorm!



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