With commencement season in full swing, it’s time to tip your hats off to the much-deserved guy grad in your life and celebrate him for all his achievements. So now that he’s off to enter an exciting new era in life — whether it be welcoming the real world or off to university or grad school — be sure to show him how proud you are and how much you truly care with a well-thought out gift that’s both practical and phenomenal for his next adventure in life!
So forget about the typical tie, box of chocolates, and the often-unoriginal gift card and check out these top picks ranging from style surprises, grooming gifts, and practical treats with panache that are guaranteed to bring a smile to his face and make his life oh-so-stylish and awesomely practical!
So scroll down below, and check out the got-to-give graduation gifts that will make his future bright — and have him tipping off his cap with glee and gratitude.
The multitasking messenger bag
Topo Designs Commuter Briefcase in Navy/Brown Leather ($169)- give your grad this multitasking messenger bag proudly made in the USA that innovatively fuses forward-thinking tech with on-trend fashion so they can stylishly and smoothly transition from weekdays-to-weekends. Topo Designs Commuter Briefcase makes a perfectly practical but ultra-posh gift for your grad that’s sure to let them move and multi-task with efficiency, style and ease, thanks to its eye-catching good-looks, durable fabric, and ultra-versatile design. Topo Designs Commuter Briefcase is the perfect every day bag that features three awesome carrying styles: it’s a briefcase with leather handles that lets your grad get down to business at work, a messenger bag that lets them conveniently move hands-free in the city by using its detachable shoulder strap, and it converts into a backpack so your grad can sling over the straps to pack up and play on the weekends. Not only is the Commuter Briefcase cleverly versatile but it also had a durable design that’s long-lasting thanks to its heavy-duty 1000D Cordura fabric in navy paired with a handsome Horween leather base in brown, which also deliver a cool color combo that’s both sophisticated and sporty. What’s more, the Commuter Briefcase’s interior has genius and convenient compartments to handle your grad’s essentials with ease and structure, including an internal padded sleeve that fits most 15” laptops and securely Velcro’s it in place, an open pocket at the right to store essentials, two slim pockets to place pens, and a left zippered pocket to safely stow away a wallet, cell, or snacks. There is also an exterior large front zippered-pocket to secure bigger essentials for easy access. And this bag has been further built to last thanks to its refined-yet-durable exterior fabric, coated interior liner that’s very easy to clean, heavy-duty plastic hardware, and durable YKK zippers that easily slide open and closed.
Topo Designs Commuter Briefcase makes a grand gift that’s sure to compliment your grad’s new adventures in life — and easily endure everything that’s thrown at it (and into it) with style and ease!
Topo Designs Commuter Briefcase retails for $169, and is available in Navy/Brown Leather as well as several other color combinations at topodesigns.com.
The stylish and cool chukka
UGG Men’s Hulman Perf ($150) – treat your stylish grad, modern guy, and trendsetting trailblazer to these smartly-designed and sleek chukkas that will surely become his new “sole” mates to wander in. UGG’s Hulman Perf puts an on-trend and new twist on the casual chukka by combining a cool tactile mix made from soft-yet-durable perforated nubuck that’s lightweight and airy, complimented with a luxuriously-rich full-grain leather heel counter — and paired with interchangeable insoles and a non-slip rubber outsole, making it a great grad’s gift that’s effortlessly elegant and perfectly versatile for his weekdays-to-weekend styling. UGG’s Hulman Perf features a breathable perforated nubuck upper surrounded by smooth nubuck that’s highly comfortable, along with a rich leather heel counter that give this chukka a refined appearance. The Hulman Perf also comes with two pairs of laces so he can switch things up to coordinate with his styling. Plus, the Hulman Perf is designed with a year-round wear-ability thanks to UGG’s innovative Twinsole technology which offers two ways to wear these chukkas using interchangeable inserts to deliver a feel-good fit for all-day comfort and extra versatility. Your grad will enjoy swapping the two included inserts according to his preference and the weather — he’ll love the cushioned canvas insole for the warmer summer days, and he’ll appreciate the cozy and plush UGGpure wool insert made from premium UGGshearling during the colder seasons. And the Hulman Perf features an awesome Treadlite by UGG™ outsole that features molded rubber pods on the outsole that provide supreme traction on any surface along with extra durable cushioning, so you grad can feel pure comfort and complete control when stepping out on dry ground as well as slippery streets.
Overall, UGG’s Hulman Perf is a good-looking, feel-good, and foot-friendly chukka that’s sure to bring on-trend style to your grad and a go-with-everything ease to his wardrobe.
UGG’s Hulman Perf retails for $150, and is available in Primer (a perfect neutral), New Navy, Stout, and Black. Available at ugg.com.
The luxurious grooming gift
The Art of Shaving Travel Kit and Razor ($175)- pamper your grad and get him looking dashing and dapper, and picture-ready for his bright new future with this comprehensive and convenient grooming set that’s perfectly portable for his dorm or new apartment — and great for getaways especially if your grad plans some traveling abroad ahead. The Art of Shaving’s Travel Kit contains must-have everyday essentials needed to get your college-bound grad or real-world ready graduate spruced up with a perfectly shaved appearance, and it also makes a fantastic start-up shaving kit to introduce your grad to the finer things in life and the true “art of shaving”!
The compact and water-resistant Travel Kit & Razor includes:
Fusion Razor™– an elegant and incredibly convenient razor that’s easy to use and guaranteed to give your grad a perfectly close shave
Pre-Shave Oil (1 oz.)– a soothing oil that’s made from a feel-good botanical blend to prepare the skin and soften your grad’s beard for a smooth and comfy shave
Shaving Cream (1.7 oz.)– a nourishing cream that softens the beard and hydrates skin for a comfortably close shave
After-Shave Balm (1 oz.)- a calming emulsion that’s pampers and soothes your grad’s skin to reduce irritation
Pure Badger Travel Shaving Brush– a soft and swanky shaving brush that helps your grad whip up his shaving cream to a luxurious lather for a professional-caliber shave
The Art of Shaving Travel Kit and Razor retails for $175, and is available at The Art of Shaving Stores and theartofshaving.com.
The fine fragrance surprise
Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Red Intense Gift Set ($92) – celebrate your grad with this spectacular set that’s a powerful oriental cocktail fragrance trio that embodies strength, seduction and masculinity. Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Red Intense Gift Set is a got-to-give fragrance surprise for the bold and dapper grad who’s ready to take on his bright future. The set comes complete with a 125ml EDT, a refillable 40ml travel-sized EDT and an aftershave balm, which is the perfect way for him to enjoy the fragrance both at home and away. Polo Red Intense features a higher concentration of ingredients than the original Polo Red, making it a full-bodied fragrance with staying-power that delights the senses with a spicy, sensual and earthy blend that’s sexy and bold. Its pulsating fragrance includes an adrenaline-rushed cocktail of top notes featuring fresh red grapefruit and warm red ginger, middle notes of spicy red saffron and accords of red sage, all balanced and finished smoothly with notes of deep red wood and energizing red roasted coffee — leaving behind a powerful trace that’s spirited and refined. Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Red Intense Gift Set is an amazing “scent-imental” surprise for the guy grad who works and plays hard by day but cleans up nicely at night.
Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Red Intense Gift Set retails for $92 and is available at select retailers and RalphLauren.com.