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The 10 Best Gifts To Help Set Your New Grad Up For Success

May 10, 2021 By Haley Deming

Graduation season is nearly here! If you have a loved one who's entering an important next chapter in their post-school life, we have ten great gift ideas to support their physical, mental, and even financial health. The transition can be a challenging one, but these gifts are designed to send your recent grad on a prosperous path.

The Sill Plant Gift Collection

What’s a better symbol of a fresh start than a beautiful plant? The Sill sources from local growers to ensure the highest quality and to support family-owned businesses. With timeless planters, manufactured by women-owned pottery companies focused on limiting their environmental impact, a single plant or plant subscription would make for an impactful gift to fit a new apartment or dorm.

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Warby Parker Blue Light Glasses

Between late-night Netflix, Zoom calls, writing papers, or easing into a new profession, new grads need their eyes protected. Warby Parker’s Blue light glasses may help to reduce eye fatigue, and for every pair purchased, a pair is distributed to someone in need.

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College sweatshirts, t-shirts, and slippers will need to be supplemented with a more polished and professional look post-graduation. Everlane works with ethical factories and donating profits from special sales and clothing collections charitable causes. Inspire your new grad to give back, while also amping up their wardrobe.

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Brooklyn Tea

Whether studying in the library or powering through new hire orientation, caffeine doesn’t lose its importance. Let’s up the quality of your new grad’s caffeine intake with the highest quality, organic, and fair trade tea when available. It’s simple to prepare, and easy to enjoy at home or on the go.

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One Medical Membership

One Medical can help with the transition from a pediatrician to a primary care physician, and meet your new grad where they’re most comfortable - in an app! From annual Live Well visits that won't feel like an outdated physical exam, to covid testing, to virtual care they can access 24/7 right from their dorm room or apartment, One Medical is making healthcare so easy, they'll actually use it.

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Acorns Investing App

At any age or experience level, understanding finance can be tricky but incredibly important. Acorns help you learn about investing and saving while providing high-quality content to help your new grad grow their knowledge. Acorns has a few different giftable pricing plans depending on your needs.

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Bearaby Weighted Cotton Napper Blanket

The “real world” has some awesome benefits, but it can also make for an exhausting and stressful transition. Bearaby’s super-soft and sustainable weighted blanket brings better sleep and more calm, naturally. Plus, it doubles as chic decor for a bedroom or new apartment!

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Misfit Market

“Eat healthy, help fix the food system, occasionally get a veggie that makes you laugh.” Who doesn’t appreciate a stocked fridge? Fight food waste with organic produce and sustainably sourced pantry staples with a Misfit Market food box subscription. Misfits Market specializes in rescuing food that is unnecessarily rejected by grocery stores due to natural imperfections or variations in size.

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Brooklinen Sheets or Towels

Those twin XL dorm sheets probably won’t cut it in your new grad’s next bed. Support their sleep and hygiene habits with a new sheet set or soft towels from Brooklinen.

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Daily Harvest

From 80+ chef-crafted smoothies, harvest bowls, soups, and snacks delivered to your door, this allergy-friendly subscription would make a great gift. All of the products are ready to eat in minutes, organic, and made with the earth in mind.

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Scott’s Cheap Flights Premium

Tap into your new grad’s spontaneous side and encourage them to travel! With Scott’s Cheap Flights Premium membership, they will receive email notifications when airline deals pop up at their home airport. Each deal is pre-vetted by Flight Experts to ensure it’s a quality deal and travel experience.

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Haley Deming

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