Thoughtful (But Stylish!) Home Gifts for the Recent College Graduate


Setting up shop in a post-collegiate home deserves a few small luxuries worthy of adulthood. Cash and checks are always much-appreciated graduation gifts, but we've compiled a list of thoughtful presents that will be a much more useful (and stylish!) reminder of your congratulations.

Bluetooth-Enabled Speaker

A compact model is an absolute must-have when it comes to blasting tunes while doing the dishes, hosting friends or just getting ready in the morning. This water-resistant Bose speaker from Nordstrom has a 30-foot wireless range and rechargeable battery that lasts as long as eight hours. After all, it's time for them to graduate from putting their phone in a plastic cup for a party speaker hack.

Sturdy Streamlined Nesting Bowls

Small space-friendly kitchen goods are essential, even if you're in a sprawling Ina Garten-like abode. A set of Nesting Mixing Bowls from Sur la Table will be in constant rotation for both meal prep and serving. Plus, these melamine bowls are dishwasher-safe on the top rack and are the perfect eye-catching additions to your Instagram flat lay.

Cozy Throw

Everyone needs a cozy blanket in their home. This Woven Throw from West Elm comes in a range of five colors with elegant fringed accents. It's nice enough to leave thrown casually over the couch, but won't deteriorate or pill up when you wash it.

Luxurious Bath Robe

Whether the graduate is living with roommates or scored a deal on a one bedroom, a robe is a must. This Turkish Cotton Robe from RH, Restoration Hardware will make them feel like they're at a spa year-round with its super absorbent, medium-weight loom.

Vintage-Style Turntable

Vinyl has made a huge comeback in recent years and many music lovers have a growing collection that ranges from recent releases by current artists to vintage hand-me-downs. A Crosley Radio Executive USB Turntable from Bloomingdale's can be easily displayed—or tucked away—with its charming briefcase design. And if the recipient happens to find an old vinyl gem that isn't on streaming services, they can use the turntable to convert music into digital files.