Graduation Gift Ideas

Hello all, my name is Kaitlin and I am the summer intern for Wit & Whimzy! If you’re like me, you probably have a million graduation parties to go to during the summer months. It can be so difficult to find the perfect gift for each person without breaking the bank. As I spend time in the shop, I am discovering some awesome items that could be the perfect gift for any 2017 grad.

When I graduated high school, I experienced so many bittersweet emotions. I was met with so much pride of my accomplishments, although it was difficult to deal with the ending of a significant chapter in my life. To help me process through this transition, I began journaling.  This is such a wonderful way to document your personal journey, which is why I thought our journals would be the perfect gift for any grad! Both the Traveler journal and the pencils are from Ruff House Art while the Sloth journals are from Night Owl Paper Goods. These items are certainly Instagram worthy, especially since the Sloth journals, (and others), have real wood covers. Also featured in these photos are t-shirts designed by Alex Jones for Clutch MOV! We stock several unique designs that flaunt your MOV pride. These MOV t-shirts are one of our best-selling items and are constantly flying off our racks. Make sure you snag one before your favorite design runs out!

Alright, so let’s talk gifts specifically for the ladies. I am utterly obsessed with this bag from RACHEL Elise. This vegan leather purse is perfect for someone with a minimalistic style, who adores a clean mix of patterns with a pop of color. If you like matching accessories, check out these adorable earrings by Songbird Glory! Songbird Glory is a new line in our store, and I am completely infatuated with their jewelry designs. I’m currently in a phase where I buy nothing but gold jewelry, which is why I love the gold flakes embedded in the earrings! This line also has a multitude of other colors and stones. The last items I’m featuring today are the Ohio and West Virginia bar necklaces by Dericole Designs. Bar necklaces are SO in right now, and they are perfect gifts for grads who proudly want to rep their home state. We have brass and silver necklaces with both Ohio and West Virginia charms, some of our best selling items.

Now let’s discuss some gifts for the men. Bowties are incredibly popular right now, and it seems like any stylish man is wearing them! We currently have two types of bowties in the shop, such as the plaid bowtie by Lucky Tie Co., and the wooden bowtie by Lucca Laser. Both would be perfect to wear for graduation day if you want to be both adventurous and a trend setter. Lastly, I thought this Explore mug by Wild + Free Designs would be perfect for any grad who is coffee dependent. Imagine drinking hot coffee out on this mug on a quiet, misty morning… it sounds like the perfect way to begin your day.

All of the items featured in this blog post can be bought in-store. Please stop by and visit, I would love to meet you! The Clutch MOV t-shirts and Ohio and West Virginia Bar Necklaces can be bought online--please check it out. Good luck on hunting for the perfect graduation gifts, and please share or comment if you like anything featured in this post.