A Girl’s Guide To Grad Gifts

Finding gifts for a graduating friend or family member is never an easy task, and here at Faviana we know some people seem impossible to shop for! We have found some awesome gift ideas that are both functional and cute! Whether it is a high school or college graduation, our fabulous grad gift guide will save you the headache of finding that perfect present!

Wen Products by Chaz Dean


Perfect for the girl who loves hair products! Celebrity hair stylist Chaz Dean created Wen haircare products, and they will give someone special (and their hair) life! Whether you get just one product or a whole set, this is the perfect gift for stocking your graduate’s new apartment or dorm with hair-loving products!



Makeup is an easy, drama free gift to give for graduation! Check out the ColorPop‘s Hello Kitty Hello Pretty pallet, which features lip, cheek and eye colors for any girl. This pallet is perfect for the girl who loves makeup, and we know they will love this full set. Wrap it up in a simple ribbon, and you are covered for a great gift!



Otterbox is a perfect present for any phone-addict, as they are both stylish and functional. Give the gift of stress-free selfie taking! Otterbox phone cases come in a multitude of colors and textures, perfect for the girl who loves to accessorize her phone. You could even get a matching set for you and your best friend!



Another great gift for a girl who loves her phone, myCharge is the ultimate addition to any purse. Giving you a boost of power on the go, this portable phone charger is perfect for someone who travels frequently, or uses their phone for work or interning.


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Us girls love classy and chic undergarments, and Cosabella makes underwear, bras and bralettes that are great for any body shape. A perfect gift for your girlfriend or best friend, and they come in a full range of sizes. This would also make the cutest gift to send in a  Galentine’s Day care package!



Everyone needs a water bottle that actually keeps things cold, or hot! These bottles by Corkcicle come in delightful colors and eliminate the need for disposable bottles- ecofriendly gifts are awesome! These bottles are also perfect for the girl who loves the gym or can’t go without her morning coffee.

Hidden Hippie


Good vibes are perfect for sending someone someone off to college, or into adult life. These crystals by Hidden Hippie help to eliminate negative energy, and are perfectly attached to bra clips and hair elastics. Great for packing up in a little gift box, these crystals will delight the girl who loves nature inspired accessories.



Everyone lives to on-line shop, especially the busy girl in your life. A gift card to Shoptiques allows you to shop at amazing local boutiques and shops, without having to leave your house. This is perfect for someone who seems to have everything, allowing them to pick out their own gifts, while thinking of you!

Slip Silk pillowcases


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Who knew you could take care of your skin and hair just by choosing the right pillowcase? Slip Silk Pillowcases are designed to be gentle on your skin and hair. They are so pretty, and the perfect gift for someone headed off to college or outfitting a new apartment, and they are easy to pack up for traveling!



Patches are totally back in, and  Logophile lets you give the gift of personalization for any grad. These unique and edgy patches are perfect for putting on your favorite denim jacket, or for pining to your backpack. Put a few together to start a collection for your friends after graduation!

Maaji Swimwear


As graduation approaches everyone is thinking about summer weather, and dreaming of that first beach day. Maaji bathing suits are the perfect addition to a day in the sun, pick one up for the ultimate grad gift! They come in gorgeous, unique colors and patterns perfect for any skin tone, and will get your grad excited for warmer days!

MCMC Perfumes


Help someone find their signature scent with MCMC perfumes! These amazing little perfumes come travel sized and full sized, perfect for stowing in a bag, and are great for the girl who loves scents! A full sized bottle is great for an end of the year gift, and the travel sized bottles are made for a care package.

Style Reads

Beautifully written, George Brescia‘s Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life is an awesome gift for any woman who loves fashion, or wants to learn more about it. A great gift for reminding someone of the importance of self-love, and also great for someone who loves a good read for traveling!

Homesick Candles


Do you know someone who is moving away from home for college, after graduation? These amazing candles are made with scents to remind you of people or places you love, and each one represents a different state. Homesick Candles are the ultimate gift to remind someone of home, making them a perfectly sentimental gift for a graduate.

Rosebud Perfume Company

_dsf9083-favianaRosebud Perfume Company makes skin loving salves, creams and lip care, that everyone will love. Perfect for a small gift, their tins of delicious smelling lip balms will quickly become an essential in any girls bag. Available in a variety of scents, you will want to pick one up for yourself as well!

Garrett Popcorn

garrett popcorn-favianaIf you are planning a party after the graduation ceremony, this is the perfect snack to bring! Garrett Popcorn would be the perfect snack to send someone to give them a boost during finals or midterms. Snacks are the ultimate care package favorite!



Keysocks are the best gift for a girl who finds herself in heels a lot! These socks are created to stay up and provide you the comfort of wearing socks, without being visible. Everyone loves functional gifts, and this one is perfect for anyone entering the work force or starting a school internship.

Lauren B. Beauty


These nail colors come in amazing colors, but are free of harsh chemicals! A great addition to add to a graduation gift bag, Lauren B nail colors last up to two weeks without having to get a professional manicure. Nail polish is perfect for a care package to send to someone just starting college, so buy a few to save for later for a surprise gift!

A Brilliant Madness, by Robert M. Drake

Drake book-favianaFor the poetry lover or avid reader in your life, we’ve got you covered! We are obsessed with this book. The author, the first poet to use Instagram for marketing, Robert M.Drake, is so inspiring! Books make for a gift that lasts a lifetime, and this one is great for a graduate looking to start their own collection!



Organic tampons are hassle free gift for the environmentally-aware woman! Cora tampons are made without harmful chemicals, and are great for someone with sensitive skin. Tampons are another care package must-have that sometimes get over sought!

We hope you loved our ideas for graduation gifts! Whether your budget is small or endless, you can easily find something that will make any grad happy.

Let us know which grad gift ideas you love! Comment below or share with us by posting photos on Instagram with our blog’s Instagram @glamandgowns, or Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana_NY and Twitter @FavianaNY!




Glam & Gowns is a blog curated with content written by authors from Faviana. Here you will get the latest tips and trends on all things fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

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