The season is upon us again…how can it already be time for graduation?! Granted, that ceremony is no longer something that ever gets put up on my calendar beyond a few younger friends that I keep in touch with, but it’s still that nagging reminder that yet another year has passed since I left the comfort zone of Oxford and Miami University and headed here to Chicago!
Nice Pajamas, Robes & Slippers just feel a little more adult and put together than a ratty old T-shirt and sweats (although I totally still wear that the vast majority of the time!)
A great professional tote or messenger bag for work is an essential item. I ended up buying myself one upon graduating, and then received the Madewell Transport Tote a year later which I am in love with. I did a post sharing the best post-grad totes and bags for everyone, whether you head to the gym after work or carry a laptop all day long. This laptop case and ipad case are great options too! If you want to stay on the smaller side, it can’t hurt to have a classy and chic business card holder for the world’s newest young professional.
A little piece of home (or where you’re going) is a great sentimental and meaningful gift. I have a coordinates necklace from Dalton that has the location of my college house, which also happens to be where we first met. I also have a gold print of Chicago to commemorate my first city on my own! (Minted has tons of great options!)
Staying fit and healthy gets a little bit tougher when you’re own your own and working full-time days. Having a great sound system, a fitness tracker and some new fitness gear to go from work to the gym all come in handy for that little bit of extra motivation.