New worker bees need to rest soundly
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“Gifts like really high quality sheets and bedding can help grads move from the college years to a more sophisticated time in life—a time when being well-rested starts to really matter,” says Dubow. Plus, if the grad in your life is moving into their own place, they may be moving up from dorm-friendly twin size beds to full, queen, or king-size beds. New sheets are a luxury that says “welcome to adulthood.” This sheet set has everything they’ll need to make a mature bed with the added cool factor of boutique-hotel comfort and design.
Classic Hardcore bundle sheet set, $179.25, Brooklinen.com.
Coffee not their cuppa tea? This will be
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If coffee isn’t one of the best graduation gifts for the grad in your life, tea surely will be, and this tea kettle doesn’t just boil water—it actually heats water to the exact temperature your specific tea may require. There’s a perfect temperature for green tea leaves, for tender white tea-filled bags, for typical breakfast teas and even the most robust herbals. For a tea nut, this gift will please them morning, noon, and night for years. Here’s how to match your tea to your mood.
Savoy Stainless Steel Electronic Kettle, $60.62, Amazon.com.
A little something to nosh on (regularly)
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“New grads are short on time to do things like food shopping and cooking, nevermind buying celebratory foods that help them socialize with other people after work,” says Dubow of one of the most practical graduation gifts out there: food. Fomu’s Seasonal Pint Club is just what it sounds like, an ice cream delivery company that mails pints of delicious artisanal ice cream pints for each season. That means this gift keeps giving for an entire year, and their options are easily tailored to people with specific dietary needs like lactose-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and even Kosher certified. Even the pickiest snackers will find a pint to get excited about.
Seasonal Pint Club, $130, Fomu.com.