Best Ethical Graduation Gifts for These 5 Majors

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!


Graduation Gifts

For the English Major

The Upcycled Sari Journal Cover and Lined Paper Journal Insert provide space to cultivate new thoughts and ideas, while a steaming cup of coffee in the Wide Sky Ceramic Mug delivers aromas critical to creative processes. The Connect the Dots Earrings will provide motivation to keep their story lines from getting tangled. Rejection letters are a part of every writer’s life. Remind them that keep their chin up with the Encouragement Neckerchief. The English Major is ready to innovate and inspire—give a gift that will help them in their journey to do so!

Graduation Gifts

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 Delicate Song Singing Bowl adds global flair and calming sound to your cozy home. Jam out to whimsical tunes with the Summer Groove Thumb Piano or create a relaxing atmosphere using Radiance Cymbals as background sounds. Gift the Avant-garde Earrings to remind them to trust their creative intuition.

Graduation Gifts

For the Culinary Arts Student

The culinary arts transform palates and tantalize taste buds. Gift ways to enhance the kitchen and inspire delicious creations! Crushing herbs and spices in the Good Flavor Mortar & Pestle will help deepen the flavor of their next meal. Beautiful fruits and veggies deserve to be washed in a beautiful colander. Cooking or baking is the first step—then presentation is next! 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 Mouse Cheese Knife makes snacking stylish.

Graduation Gifts

For the Education Major

Education is the key to success, and it wouldn’t be possible without teachers! Newton’s Apple is a fun token of teaching, perfect for the desk at the new job. They’ll need a sturdy bag for their laptop and all those paper they’ll be grading. The Loomed Folklore Bag is just the ticket. Add a little fun to their wardrobe with the Connection Necklace made from repurposed circuit boards. Being an educator is no easy task! Gift the Pink Salt Beauty Bar so they can unwind and enjoy a few minutes to themselves at the end of a long day. Give thoughtful gifts for classroom treasures or reminders of the impact education has on people all around the world.

Graduation Gifts

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. The vibrant Preservation Earrings made from dyed tagua tree nuts and azurite and sterling silver Submarine View Earrings add some ethical flair while giving a nod to the grad’s interest in the natural world. The Eco-Leather Woven Purse is the perfect for a small field notebook and other essentials. Plus, instead of azo dyes, formaldehyde and other substances, eco-leather is tanned using materials derived from sustainable tea bark extracts and waxes. 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?

 

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