Graduation Gift Ideas for Son—8 Gift Ideas for the Class of 2019
Searching for the best graduation gift for your son? Check out these graduation gift ideas that will set them up for success.
Graduating from high school or college is more than just a significant achievement in a young man’s life. For many young graduates, it marks their entry into adulthood—a huge milestone, to say the least.
Such an important milestone deserves a thoughtful gift that your son will cherish forever. To set your new graduate up for success in the next phase of his life, here seven gift ideas for the class of 2019:
1. A Coffee Maker to Make His Morning Easier
Waking up in the morning can be difficult, whether it’s for a job in the “real world” or for an early college class. To make his mornings slightly less painful, get your son an easy-to-use coffee maker that will wake him right up.
In fact, just looking at his coffee maker in the morning may be enough to perk up his brain. According to a recent study published in Consciousness and Cognition, researchers found that simply exposing people to coffee- and tea-related cues could boost their mood and awaken their mind (see claim: “In four experiments, we find that coffee cues prompted participants to see temporal distances as shorter and to think in more concrete, precise terms.”)
2. An Uncomplicated Skin Care System
Now that your son is moving out, you’ll no longer be there to remind him to apply sunscreen every day or wash his face before bed. Fortunately, there is an easy solution.
With a Tiege Hanley Skin Care System, you don’t need to worry about him neglecting his skin. Your son will get all the necessary skin care products he needs sent straight to his door every month. Now, you can send him off to college or the real world with healthy, handsome skin.
3. A Super Suave Wallet
A wallet should be equal parts function and style. It needs to reflect your son’s new, grown-up status.
If he hasn’t updated his wallet style since he was 15 years old, chances are it’s time for a new look. Shop around and explore a variety of options other than just the classic bifold. Consider getting him a few different types of wallets such as a coat wallet (which goes inside his coat jacket) or a sleek and stylish credit card case.
4. A Subscription Box
Care packages—every college student's favorite form of communication from mom and dad. With so many quality subscription boxes out there these days, there's bound to be one that will engage your son. It will give him one more reason to call home every month.
5. A Cookbook + Crockpot
After moving out of the house, a lot of guys will live off unhealthy takeout meals high in saturated fat. Encourage them to cook healthy meals at home instead with a fast-and-easy cookbook and a crockpot.
Learning to cook healthy meals at home is a lifelong skill that can benefit your son in several ways. In addition to improving the appearance of his skin (and, as a result, his confidence), maintaining a healthy diet can also boost his mood and cognitive performance for work or school.
According to a 2011 study published in the scientific journal Appetite, researchers found that eating a nutrient-dense diet could result in significant improvements in cognitive function and mood after just 10 days (see claim: “Compared with the NC group, the DC group showed significant improvements in self-rated vigor, alertness and contentment.”)
6. A Custom Suit
Every guy deserves a suit that makes him feel confident and ready to handle anything. With a custom suit made just for him, you can help your son put his best foot forward for his next interview, business meeting or perhaps a special date night.
For an affordable and stylish custom suit, you can always check out Indochino or Oliver Wicks. Otherwise, simply ask around for recommendations of custom suit makers and get him a made-to-measure suit he’ll love.
7. The Perfect Travel Set
Is your son planning to fly across the globe before entering the workforce? Will he be making frequent business trips around the country? In either case, a travel set is a worthy gift for any jet-setting graduate.
A leather travel set containing a few grooming essentials is a useful and stylish gift that every frequent flyer should own. To make the gift more personal, consider having his initials embossed on the case.
8. A Pair of Suede Chukka Shoes
Some guys have a closet full of shoes, while others have one or two pairs of shoes that have seen better days. If your son is part of the latter group, give him a nice pair of suede chukka shoes in beige that will instantly elevate his entire look.
Whether he needs to jazz up his outfit for date night or look sharp for work, these stylish shoes will take his business casual style to the next level.
With graduation just around the corner, your son will soon be entering into a new chapter of his life. What better way to make the transition easier than by giving him one of these thoughtful gifts? Not only will he be grateful for their practicality, he’ll no doubt think of you every time he uses his crockpot or sports his stylish suit.