Top graduation gifts!By Sophie
Celebrate your success with something snazzy!
As memories of exam stress begin to fade and the jitters of results day approach, it’s easy to neglect the big event: your rite of passage from graduand to graduate.
It’s an exciting day for everyone; an opportunity to see all of your friends, your lecturers and receive the qualification which will set you up for life.
But what will really compliment your certificate is a swanky souvenir from your nearest and dearest. From big and expensive to little and luxurious, The Student Guide proposes these products as great gift ideas!
A key feature of a coming of age gift is durability. The colour, display and capture time of SLRs will revolutionise your photo album and won’t leave you disappointed after upload. The Nikon D3100 is great value for money. At approximately £399.95 it's a market leader; however, for 5 of the best see our article ‘Snap That’. Available at Jessops.
A nice watch is also a timeless gift to keep and treasure. With a wide range of prices and styles, the choice is yours. A great option is the Fossil collection as they are fashionable and affordable! This men’s watch is the Machine Stainless Steel Watch in Smoke, and comes in at £135.00. Buy online or in your nearest Fossil store.
If you have been lucky enough to bag yourself a great graduate job, a quality pen will give you a professional edge. This fountain pen from Cross is sophisticated, solid and a definite keeper! £62.50 from The Pen Shop.
Who doesn’t love the smell of plush leather? Phone diaries are convenient, but a good old fashioned filofax is chic and practical. They also speak volumes about your personality, and Filofax’s extensive and colourful range will have you spoilt for choice! The model featured is Finsbury, Personal, £52.00 in pink.
Even if you have a small budget you can still splash out on a little luxury, such as this Chubby Stick from Clinique. At £16.00 it won’t break the bank and you’ll feel pretty and pampered on Graduation day! Available from Clinique.
For a more masculine tiny treat, why not try one of Clinique’s male grooming products? From left to right is Clinique’s Face Scrub at £16.50, the M Lotion (winner of the Men's Health Grooming Awards 2010 for Best Moisturiser) at £22.00 and the Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel at £20.00. Perchase from Clinique.