It’s that time of year again. As the weather gets warm and the school year draws to a close, we all know someone who’s cel­e­brating his or her last day, prep­ping for col­lege, the work­force, or some other exciting new adven­ture. Remind them how much they mean to you with a token to help usher in their next chapter! Whatever their plan, I’m pos­i­tive your grad will find some pretty handy uses for these gifts – and you’ll be fondly remem­bered each time they see it!

Remind them of home!

Nothing screams Marblehead quite as styl­ishly as our custom-madeRock Scissor Paper Mugs! Up the cool factor with a can or two of Panatea Ceremonial Grade Matcha, cre­ated by Marblehead native Jessica Lloyd and col­lege beau-turned-hubby David Mandelbaum. Their top quality, finely ground green tea packs a punch of “calm alert­ness”, boosts metab­o­lism, and is a super hip, less caf­feinated, cleaner alter­na­tive to coffee for late night study ses­sions. Extra energy and an oppor­tu­nity to sup­port a home­grown busi­ness owner? Your grad will thank you for inspiring them to reach for the stars (and helping them stay awake to make it there!).

Help them feel at home!

We all miss the little com­forts when we move away from our child­hood homes, don’t we? Like dinner on the table and water bot­tles in the fridge? Pick up a Bobble, the water bottle that fil­ters water as you drink! Because let’s face it, dorm water is gross. Throw in an extra pack of fil­ters and they’ll have crisp, clean water all year straight from the tap – each filter is good for the equiv­a­lent to 300 plastic bot­tles of water, elim­i­nating waste and pro­viding a green, clean solu­tion that is BPA, PVC and chlo­rine free.

NOBODY, male or female, should ship out without knowing how to pre­pare a nour­ishing home-cooked meal. If your future freshman is clue­less in the kitchen, a Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten is just the thing. Extra points (and mem­o­ries), if you vol­un­teer to help them master a recipe! Of course, there’s always the campus cafe­teria, but the day will come when they need a taste of home – don’t let them ven­ture off unprepared!

Help them get away from home!

The key to a clean get­away? A set of Blue Q Recycled Bags! Made of 95% post-consumer mate­rial in a variety of sizes and eye-catching designs, they’re an eco-friendly way to stay orga­nized on the go! Whether hauling gro­ceries, books, or beach day essen­tials, plastic is so out! Help your grad take their first step into socially respon­sible adult­hood with 1% of the sale of their bag sup­porting con­ser­va­tion work at The Nature Conservancy. Durable, reusable, and char­i­table? I’ll take it!

Don’t forget the card!

Stuff it with money or don’t, but you can’t go wrong with our beau­tiful con­grat­u­la­tory cards from Rifle Paper Co. Because everyone likes being reminded that the world is their oyster!