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Here's What To Gift the New Grad in Your Life for Their First Apartment

Your guide to giving the best gifts this grad season.

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May 6, 2024 at 9:01 PM PST
Updated on May 6, 2024 at 9:01 PM PST
Shopping Grad Gifts

Here's What To Gift the New Grad in Your Life for Their First Apartment

Your guide to giving the best gifts this grad season.

By
May 6, 2024 at 9:01 PM PST
Updated on May 6, 2024 at 9:01 PM PST

Graduation signifies a host of significant changes. For many, it is the first time in their lives that they will not fall under the umbrella of “student,” a major shift in an identity that’s been years in the making. Not to mention saying bye to old relationships, hello to new ones and the whirlwind of career changes ready to unfurl before them. For many, this transitive period is also marked by the switch from dorm room living to their first solo apartment or shared space. So long microwave noodles and eating pizza for every meal. Goodbye, shared showers and mess halls. To commemorate the occasion, here are five gifts that are perfect for someone’s first post-grad space in the making.

Our Top Picks for First-Time Apartment Gifts

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As fun as this foray into independence can be, though, this shift from twin XL beds to an entire apartment can be pretty jarring and, if left unassisted, quite overwhelming. It is, in fact, a lot of extra space to fill. However, basics and necessities aren’t the most exciting gifts to get, and many people probably have unique preferences for their base-level products. That’s why there’s nothing wrong with steering clear of these items in lieu of more chic and luxurious gifting options.

So, if there’s someone in your life who you know has the basics covered and likes to lean into the niceties of everyday living, there’s actually a whole new world of must-have housewarming items out there. For the people who already have their first set of pots and pans but may not have the nice-to-have items that reflect the chic personal style they have created for themselves, these gifts are perfect. Take a look.

SMEG 50’s Style Retro Manual Espresso Machine

People can be very particular about their coffee, but espresso is a pretty fool-proof caffeine source, and this adorable espresso maker is so cute, you may want to buy one for yourself as well.

Studio Pro Scent Diffuser

We all want our homes to smell their best. This Studio Pro Scent Diffuser from Hotel Collection is the perfect scent-boosting gift for the new grad in your life who wants to bring the fragrances from their favorite hotels into their space.

Steamery Cirrus 3 Steamer

A steamer is a must-have for the chic new grad. This ultra-modern version from William Sonoma is a must-have in any burgeoning wardrobe maintenance arsenal.

Steamery Pilo No.2 Fabric Shaver

Another wardrobe must-have, this fabric shaver is the answer to the pilling woes of the world. This is a great get for a new grad looking to put their best foot forward in their career free of pesky lint balls.

Wave Coupe Glasses Set of 2

Fun glasses are an easy, low-stakes gift to get for someone moving into a new space. These wave coupe glasses are the perfect starter to a glassware collection but can also be the perfect addition to an existing set. Cheers!

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