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Graduation Gift Ideas for Everyone


Graduation Gift Ideas for Everyone

When congratulations are in order for your recent graduate, share your best wishes with one of these local gift  picks.


The Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft in SouthPark is the perfect gift for the tech grad. The tablet is lightweight yet powerful and designed to give every young scholar the chance to write the next bestseller (it comes with a special Surface pen), sketch a fashion illustration, and organize photos for an award-winning blog and more. It also includes some fun and functional apps like the OneNote app that allows you to take notes and store them in the cloud and Netflix for a little movie watching because adulting can be so hard.

bianchi-pista-180752-12Got a grad who wants to keep their carbon footprint small? Consider a bike from Uptown Cycles. They have some of the most popular brands including Blanchi, Electra, Cannondale and more for the energy-efficient graduate. Plus, if the bike needs a tune-up or some tinkering to after hitting the pavement, you can take it back to this premiere bike shop and have it looked at in their full service and repair center.

Scout BagsFor the grad who traveling to college—or maybe taking a gap year like Malia Obama and visiting beautiful places, it’s time to get some proper—albeit fun luggage.  Swoozies carries Scout Bags in various colors and designs with fun names like Orange is the New Whack, DeflateGate and Miss Scarlet. You can pick up everything from a zip-top carry-on bag, hanging garment bag to various travel bags including a day tripper bag. Plus, everything can be monogrammed!

City Club Considered one of the best views in the Queen City, The City Club is an exclusive members only club where you can network with top notch leaders, socialize with members and attend business events. A club membership for a graduate would be a great introduction to the business world and a wonderful way to make lasting connections. To become a member, you can be recommended by a current member or you can reach out to the membership team and discuss membership levels face to face or via phone. There is an initiation fee (disclosed by a membership team member) and various levels of membership including a young professional level which would be perfect for a young grad.

Fit U mealsGrads that are out on their own may dislike thinking about where their next meal is coming from since Mom isn’t their Chef du Jour anymore but there is a solution. Having delicious meals from Nourish Charlotte or Fit You Meals delivered to the grad’s doorstep is sure to lighten the blow. These local companies prep, cook and deliver nutritious meals daily (Fit You Meals) and weekly (Nourish Charlotte) throughout the Charlotte region.




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