These sophisticated leather pencil cases are perfect for the girl who has everything.
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Pretty and Practical

The ol’ pencil pouch is, like, so middle school! These sophisticated leather pencil cases are perfect for the girl who has everything.

 

russell+hazel Leather Pencil Case
$25
Available at Russell and Hazel


Gas Station Gift Card
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Road Trip

It's hard to think about filling up the gas tank with your last few dollars when you are craving a late-night pizza. Buy your new grad a few trips around campus with a gift card to the gas station.

 

Texaco Gift Card
Priced based on amount of gift cards.
Available at Texaco


Send your new grad into the real world or to their college campus with a little bit of extra luck. This necklace is a horseshoe-shaped vote of confidence that can be worn every day.
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Good Luck Charm

Send your new grad into the real world or to their college campus with a little bit of extra luck. This necklace is a horseshoe-shaped vote of confidence that can be worn every day.

 

Lucky Charm Necklace
$18
Available at La Belle Moon on Etsy


These six go-to brushes are the perfect graduation gift for anyone getting ready to face the world.
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Best Face Forward

Your new graduate wants to look their best for the first day of class or that important interview. This professional travel makeup brush set is the perfect size to throw in a backpack or purse. These six go-to brushes are the perfect graduation gift for anyone getting ready to face the world.

Two Tone Portfolio Brush Set

$44
Available at Sephora





Whether it's a dorm room or a first apartment, the living quarters for a new grad are usually on the small side. That's why this Dirt Devil Hand Vac is so handy -- it's not just a cleaning tool, it also doubles as decor. The sleek design comes in four col
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Keep It Clean

Whether it's a dorm room or a first apartment, the living quarters for a new grad are usually on the small side. That's why this Dirt Devil Hand Vac is so handy -- it's not just a cleaning tool, it also doubles as decor. The sleek design comes in four colors to match any room, while the hard-working elements promise to clean up any mess.

 

Dirt Devil KURV Hand Vacuum
$27.99
Available at Target


All-night study sessions and resume writing marathons can take a toll on new college students and recent college grads alike. Give the gift of the new release with a Netflix membership. Sometimes a big bowl of popcorn and the newest hit movie are perfect
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Movie Night

All-night study sessions and resume writing marathons can take a toll on new college students and recent college grads alike. Give the gift of the new release with a Netflix membership. Sometimes a big bowl of popcorn and the newest hit movie are perfect for a night in.

 

Netflix Membership
$8.99-$23.99
Available at Netflix


Capture the moments of college life, and display them instantly with this new generation, Polaroid-like camera. The retro prints are reminiscent of the good old days, but now you can control the credit card-sized prints with four exposure settings, a flas
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Instant Prints

Capture the moments of college life, and display them instantly with this new generation, Polaroid-like camera. The retro prints are reminiscent of the good old days, but now you can control the credit card-sized prints with four exposure settings, a flash, and a wide-angle lens.

 

Fuji Instax Mini Instant Camera
Camera plus film, $115
Available at Photojojo


This print of the brain and its many partys is a subtle study reminder (and coversation starter).
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Thinking Cap

College has so many distractions that sometimes a student needs a reminder of why they are on campus -- to fill their brains with new knowledge. This print of the brain and its many parts is a subtle study reminder (and conversation starter). If your graduate is moving to a big city school, then check out other Ork prints breaking down the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Chicago, Portland and more.

 

Think Hard Print
$18
Available at Ork Posters!


“Freshmen Fifteen” beware -- this cleverly-designed belt adjusts to the wearer perfectly. It can be tightened or expanded easily and with a classic style and a lifetime guarantee, you may never need another belt again.
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Foolproof Fit

“Freshmen Fifteen” beware -- this cleverly-designed belt adjusts to fit the wearer perfectly. It can be tightened or expanded easily and with a classic style and a lifetime guarantee, you may never need another belt again.

 

Colonel Littleton Belt, No. 1
$79.50-85
Available at Orvis


Make a recent grad’s life a whole lot easier with a portable navigation system.
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Turn Left for College

Moving away and starting college is difficult enough, not to mention trying to get around a new city. Make a recent grad’s life a whole lot easier with a portable navigation system. Pre-program a few favorites for them such as the grocery store, their dorm, a bank, and -- oh, yeah, -- the library.

 

Garmin Navigation System
$159.99
Available at Best Buy


This fun, whimsical gift is perfect for any one taking the next big step in life.
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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Dr. Seuss has been arming graduates with advice for college and the real world for years. Now his classic book gets an update with this special graduation gift set. The set includes a banner, congratulations greeting card, graduation keepsake box, and more. This fun, whimsical gift is perfect for any one taking the next big step in life.

 

Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Dr. Seuss Happy Graduation Gift Set)
$10.19
Available at Amazon


Life comes at your fast, and with the Flip Ultra camcorder you are sure to catch every minute. Its small size makes it easy to throw in your purse, pocket, or backpack. You’ll never miss the food fight in the dining hall, the dance party in the dorms, or
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Media Memories

Life comes at your fast, and with the Flip Ultra camcorder you are sure to catch every minute. Its small size makes it easy to throw in your purse, pocket, or backpack. You’ll never miss the food fight in the dining hall, the dance party in the dorms, or the big play in the game ever again.

 

Flip Ultra Camcorder
$149.99
Available at the Flip Video Store


In a small dorm room, it's important to have many multifunctional items. This stadium seat helps you cheer on your favorite team and stay comfortable in the stands. It's also easy to store and can provide an extra seat for friends on the dorm room floor.
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Take a Seat

In a small dorm room, it's important to have many multifunctional items. This stadium seat helps you cheer on your favorite team and stay comfortable in the stands. It's also easy to store and can provide an extra seat for friends on the dorm room floor.


Stadium Seat
$17.99
Available at Target
 


The Return to Tiffany key ring is a must-have classic. Register your bauble with the Tiffany headquarters, and if someone finds your lost keys, all they have to do is drop them in a mailbox and Tiffany will mail your keys back to you. Genius!
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Love the Classics

The Return to Tiffany key ring is a must-have classic. Register your bauble with the Tiffany headquarters, and if someone finds your lost keys, all they have to do is drop them in a mailbox and Tiffany will mail your keys back to you. Genius!

 

Return to Tiffany™ Round Tag Key Ring
$100
Available at Tiffany & Co.


This book, and others in the same series, helps show you what the healthier options are at hundreds of restaurants all around the country.
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Fool the Freshmen 15

For many college freshmen, a healthy diet consists of pizza, burgers, and late-night chicken fingers. This book, and others in the same series, helps show you what the healthier options are at hundreds of restaurants all around the country. For instance, when running through the drive-through at 2 a.m., hit up McDonald's for a Big Mac, instead of Burger King for a Whopper -- you'll save 230 calories, 19 grams of fat, and 410 milligrams of sodium.

 

Eat This, Not That: 2010 Edition
$12.99
Available at Barnes and Noble


The Powermat Portable Home Charging Mat folds up when it needs to be stored away and prevents cords from getting tangled.
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Power Up

Most dorm rooms give students one, maybe two outlets in which to plug in their computer, desk lamp, iPod charger, cell phone charger, blow dryer, flat iron, clothes iron, fan ... You get the idea. And connecting one power strip to another can be very dangerous and is most likely against dorm regulations. Charge up to three items (like a BlackBerry, iPod, and camera battery) using just one cord. The Powermat Portable Home Charging Mat folds up when it needs to be stored away and prevents cords from getting tangled.

 

Powermat Portable Home Charging Mat
$99.99
Available at Target


No need to carry around a purse when you can slip all your necessities into this adorable Kate Spade change purse. With soft leather and a playful message, your grad will flaunt her chic style daily.
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Heads or Tails

No need to carry around a purse when you can slip all your necessities into this adorable Kate Spade change purse. With soft leather and a playful message, your grad will flaunt her chic style daily.

 

Kate Spade Creative Jane Street Coin Purse
$75
Available at KateSpade


Make trudging through campus during a storm a whole lot easier with a great, tough, and sturdy pair of rubber rain boots.
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Graduate Golashes

Even if you go to school in Arizona, it will, without fail, rain one day during college. Don’t let that be an excuse for missing class. Make trudging through campus during a storm a whole lot easier with a great, tough, and sturdy pair of rubber rain boots.

 

Wellington Rain Boots
$59
Available at L.L. Bean


While you may not be able to keep one of these grills in a dorm room, a George Foreman Lean, Mean, Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine is a fabulous gift for anyone moving into their first apartment.
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Knock Out Dinner

While you may not be able to keep one of these grills in a dorm room, a George Foreman Lean, Mean, Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine is a fabulous gift for anyone moving into their first apartment. Cooking up some burgers, chicken breast, or even grilling vegetables is so simple and requires almost no prior cooking knowledge. This model is smaller than most, which is great for small kitchens and even better for a quick clean up.

 

George Foreman Champ Grill
$19.99
Available at George Foreman Healthy Cooking


Though it may be a simple dictionary, this gilded-page, leather-bound classic is chic enough for even the trendiest graduate.
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Brainy and Beautiful

Though it may be a simple dictionary, this gilded-page, leather-bound classic is chic enough for even the trendiest graduate.

 

Leather-bound Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
$184 (Splurge!)
Available at Kate's Paperie


Every college guy needs this tailgating essential, and not even a die-hard fan can rough up this cooler enough to break L.L. Bean’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Go ahead -- we dare you to take it to every game for the next four years!
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For the Fan

Every college guy needs this tailgating essential, and not even a die-hard fan can rough up this cooler enough to break L.L. Bean’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Go ahead -- we dare you to take it to every game for the next four years!

 

L.L.Bean Softpack Cooler
$39.50
Available at L.L.Bean


The handles make it easy to tote to the laundry room, and it's a great storage container when not being used for dirty clothes.
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Sack Up

The overstuffed laundry bag of a college student is commonplace, to say the least. These sacks are heavy, cumbersome, and take up a lot of space. A basket like this one is well worth the $20 investment. It tucks away nicely into a closet or under the bed. Even if it is left out, it's hardly an eyesore. The handles make it easy to tote to the laundry room, and it's a great storage container when not being used for dirty clothes.

 

Rectangular Crunch Basket by Umbra
$19.99
Available at The Container Store


Choose one like this waffle robe that is lightweight and lined with terry cloth.
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Tie One On

A robe is a must-have for anyone living with roommates or in a dorm where the showers are down the hall. Choose one like this waffle robe that is lightweight and lined with terry cloth. The simple design is perfect for a man or a woman, and can be easily monogrammed.

 

Hotel Collection Waffle Bath Robe
$80
Available at Macy's


Monogramming is a graduation present no-brainer, but these adorable, hand-made wire hangers take personalization to a new level.
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Hang it Up

Monogramming is a graduation present no-brainer, but these adorable, hand-made wire hangers take personalization to a new level. Either hang them in the closet or on a wall for a quirky, dorm room decoration.

 

Personalized Wire Hanger
$17.50 each
Available at Etsy


These slippers are super soft, lined with natural fleece, and the soles are made from a heavy-duty rubber.
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Slipper Style

Walking around a dorm room, running to the bathroom down the hall, or making a quick trip downstairs to meet the pizza guy all warrant foot coverage. These slippers are super soft, lined with natural fleece, and the soles are made from a heavy-duty rubber.

 

Old Friend Slippers
$48
Available at Zappos


With maps, street indexes, public transportation routes, and plenty of room to jot down your favorite restaurant, these city guides are key in a big city.
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City Slicker

Heading off to a new city can be humbling to say the least, but Moleskine's City Notebooks will put your graduate one step ahead. With maps, street indexes, public transportation routes, and plenty of room to jot down your favorite restaurant, these city guides are key in a big city. Choose from 14 different U.S. cities.

 

Moleskine City Notebook
$17.95
Available at Barnes and Noble


The neutral colors will match any bedroom decor and make it subtly sparkle.
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A Little Bit of Sparkle

Dress up a dorm room using picture frames with some serious style. They are glam and girly without being childish. The neutral colors will match any bedroom decor and make it subtly sparkle.

 

Bling Frames
$29.95-$39.95
Available at Z Gallerie


Whether it’s for the future art major, art lover, or art amateur, The Art Book and The Photo Book make great gifts for all ages and genders. With 500 works in each book from artists both famous and obscure, these classics provide endless inspiration.
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Desire to Inspire

Whether it's for the future art major, art lover, or art amateur, The Art Book and The Photo Book make great gifts for all ages and genders. With 500 works in each book from artists both famous and obscure, these classics provide endless inspiration.

 

The Art Book, The Photo Book by Phaidon Press
$9.95
Available at Amazon


While it may not fit perfectly over an extra-long twin mattress, a feather bed will completely transform a hard dorm room bed into a sumptuous space to recharge.
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Feather Bed Fantasy

Between noisy roommates, loud music playing in the room next door, and a piece of plywood for a mattress, getting some shut-eye in a dorm room isn't a dream. While it may not fit perfectly over an extra-long twin mattress, a feather bed will completely transform a hard dorm room bed into a sumptuous space to recharge. Another option would be to buy a larger size mattress topper, fold it in half while you're in the dorms, and then use it on a larger bed once you move out.

 

Down-on-Top Feather Bed
$99.99 for twin size
Available at Target


Give your future science major a piece of America’s great frontier. With mind-blowing photographs and all the history, adventures, and mythmaking your grad can stand, this soon-to-be classic won’t disappoint.
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For the Explorer

Give your future science major a piece of America's great frontier. With mind-blowing photographs and all the history, adventures, and mythmaking your grad can stand, this soon-to-be classic won't disappoint.

 

The National Parks: America's Best Idea by Ken Burns
$50
Available at Barnes and Noble


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