The Parents’ Guide to Grown-Up Grad Gifts for Guys

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Graduation marks the end of your son’s educational journey and the beginning of their life in the real world. It’s great to give them a token of appreciation for their big accomplishment of getting a degree, but it’s even greater if it comes with a purpose. Prepare them for the corporate world with these gifts that will inspire them to work hard and contribute to a bright future.

Their First Luxury Watch

As graduates step into the real world, it’s important for them to know how to manage their time wisely. A luxury watch will them do just that. The gift of a prestigious timepiece, a traditional yet practical choice, will encourage your son to be mindful of how he uses his time. In Washington D.C., watches of different brands and styles are easily accessible. Some shops even offer engraving services, allowing you to add a personalized touch to the watch.

Typically, the better quality and make the timepiece is, the pricier it will be. But investing in a watch that can last a long time is worth every penny – and the timepiece can even be passed down to the next generation. It can be an heirloom that symbolizes accomplishments and stand as a reminder of loved ones.

A Luggage Set

After years of studying in school and in college, your son deserves some time to travel and discover new places. By gifting them a luggage set and travel gear, you are inspiring them to explore and go to places they haven’t been before. This sparks new knowledge and skills, proving that learning doesn’t stop at graduation. In addition, when your grad moves out, the luggage set will serve as a reminder that they can always come home for a visit every once in a while.

Leather Wallet

You’re going to want your grad to make the right impression once they step into the corporate world. Their old Velcro wallet won’t make much of a good first impression during business lunch meetings, so give them one that’s both useful and stylish. Leather wallets evoke sophistication and style and are great for storing credit and debit cards, IDs, and money on the go.

Suit Services and Style Subscriptions

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A suit is something that exudes confidence, professionalism, and style; it’s a necessary expense for most men. Whether it’s for a day job or for special occasions, suits make for great first – and even second or third – impressions. A custom suit is an ideal gift for your son, especially since he is unlikely to have the funds for it, just yet. You can also turn your trip to a suit service boutique into a bonding experience as a bonus.

Another styling-themed gift idea is a year-long subscription to a styling crate curated by professional stylists. This helpful service, which delivers a few clothing items every month, can revamp your son’s wardrobe into a more work-appropriate one.

As parents, it’s important to show appreciation and unending support as your children start a new chapter of their lives. No matter what present you get them, it is symbolic of your love and motivation for them to do better in the real world outside of their comfort zones.