12 practical pad-centric gifts for college grads
Instead of a fancy pen, plane tickets or a briefcase, give the eco-conscious, real estate-fixated college graduate in your life a gift that can be put to good use in their very first 'grown-up' home.
Thu, May 12 2011 at 3:00 PM
Yesterday, I featured Treasure Wheels from Israeli designer Yael Livneh noting that this $39 DIY dolly kit for urban scavengers
could make for a great graduation gift. Because, after all, nothing says, "you're officially a grown-up now so furnish your own damned apartment" like a set of wheels and a pair of braces that come in a cute satchel.
That said, not every college grad will appreciate a gift that suggests that he or she furnish their first post-college home with potentially bedbug-ridden curbside castaways.
Below, you'll find a dozen additional, mostly eco-friendly gift ideas for recent college grads that will not only be hunting for meaningful employment this summer but for a place
to lay their heads at night (that is, if they're not returning to the nest). These ideas range from utilitarian to comforting ... and then there's the top item, an accessory that will ensure that recent graduates steer clear of cell phone radiation and never
, ever forget to call Mom and Dad.
Pop! Hanset by Native Union @ A+R Store
Make Your Place: Affordable and Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs @ Amazon.com
LED Torch by Jonas Damon @ Areaware
Full Circle Green Clean Kit @ Greenfeet
Recycled Glass Drinkware @ West Elm
Jersey Sheet Sets @ Coyuchi
($119 - $216)
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