Move the tassels, toss the caps, and prepare for new beginnings because graduation season is here!
It’s time to celebrate the next journey (and the survival of college!) with gifts symbolizing the next great step into the adventurous unknown.
Recent grads are searching for jobs and pursuing new opportunities. Give a gift that taps into their personal passions and share a meaningful treasure they’ll cherish for the journey ahead. Discover fair trade treasures perfect for these 5 majors!
For the English Major
Bookmarks with “Quest” and “Imagine” will always remind them what’s important while maintaining their place in their favorite novel. Recycled Sari journals provide space to cultivate new thoughts and ideas, while a steaming cup of coffee in the Firefly Mug delivers aromas critical to creative processes. The Road Less Traveled Pendant is a poignant reminder to carve new paths in the literary landscape. Keep your Recycled Reader, crafted from reclaimed nuts and bolts from Cambodia, close for inspiration and store favorite quotes in the Hidden Secrets Book Box. The English Major is ready to innovate and inspire—give a gift that will help them in their journey to do so!
For the Music Major
Whether creating melodies or teaching a new generation of rock stars, the Music Major is ready for the journey. A collectible treasure from Nepal, the Silver Lotus Singing Bowl adds global flair and calming sound to your cozy home. Jam out to whimsical tunes with the Rockin’ Recycled Thumb Piano or create a relaxing atmosphere using Radiance Cymbals as background sounds. Recycled soda caps transform into the Bottle Cap Guitarist as a reminder to have fun with music wherever they may go! Style with Opera Curtain Earrings and showcase musical glamour in the professional world waiting ahead. And to always prompt lively songs in the home, the Haitian “Sing” Cut Metal Wall Art adds simple encouragement to any room.
For the Culinary Arts Student
The culinary arts transform palates and tantalize taste buds. Gift ways to enhance the kitchen and inspire delicious creations! The Mini Tagine Condiment Dish from Indonesia holds just the right amount of spice to help deepen the flavor of the next meal. Cooking or baking is the first step—then presentation is next! Display food deliciously with the Marble Serving Tray or the Salt Crystal Plate, both from Pakistan. Add global fun with animal wine bottle toppers and a bottle of wine to make a great gift! And who doesn’t love pairing wine and cheese? The Hospitality Cheese Knives makes snacking stylish. Bundle culinary treasures to enhance any student’s array of appetizing goals.
For the Education Major
The foundation of working societies is education. Show it! Wear culture with the All Nations Necklace from Indonesia, showcasing the impact teaching has on countries across the globe. Newton’s Apple is a fun token of teaching, perfect for the desk at the new job. The Mango and Math Square Frame makes for a vintage photo display while the Mango and Math Box provides a nook for all the important notes to save for later. And where there’s teaching there’s paperwork, grading, and lesson-planning. The Field Day Shoulder Bag makes it easy to take schoolwork along for the journey. Give thoughtful gifts for classroom treasures or reminders of the impact education has on people all around the world.
For the Science Major
Studying plants, developing medicines, enriching the environment—the Science Major is all about discovering how the world works and how to make it better. Indulge in the natural with a Geo-Earth Planter handmade in Bangladesh and bring the garden indoors. The vibrant Tagua Necklace, made from dyed tagua tree nuts, and silver Elephant Earrings add some ethical flair while giving a nod to the grad’s interest in the natural world. A rich soft glow from the Salt Crystal Lamp adds calming light and earthy style to a desk, end table, or mantel. Working on the next big idea? The Circuit Board Keepsake Box is ready to store notes for projects long into the future. With science, it’s about proving consistent results. Give gifts that echo the same positive formula.
Graduation is full of change and excitement! Gifting the perfect keepsake is a meaningful addition for the journey that’s about to take place. Give conscientiously, give purposefully, and most importantly—give something they’ll cherish forever.
What was your favorite gift to receive at graduation? Do you have a favorite gift to give?