A Gift Guide for Every Type of Grad
We gotta give it up for the grads of 2021! Let’s just say it’s been a hell of a year and we’re in awe of all they’ve been able to accomplish. And while there will be lots of masks and toilet paper sashes to be seen at the ceremonies, we trust they'll bring their A-game stage walk and close out college in style. Our gift guide below is for every type of grad, from the future lady boss planning out her world domination to the one who subsists only on mac and cheese. Choose Oakland this graduation season and spread the local love!
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For the Instagram influencer:
Made with succulents and dried flowers, this crown is sure to make her feel special and help her get the ‘gram as well. $74 at WestWind Succulents
For the crafty DIY-er:
Adventure Awaits Cross Stitch
They can stitch their way into an awesome future with this fun cross stitch kit that sits on a 6 inch hoop. $24.95 at Happy Trails Home
For the kiddo who’s going places:
Oh! The Places You’ll Go!
From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss speaks to life’s ups and downs and encourages you to find the success that lies within. $18.99 at Philippa Roberts
For the one who reps The Town:
Oakland Home Gold Foil Art Print (Unframed)
Help them remember their roots, always! This shiny gold foil Oakland tree printed on thick cardstock will remind them of home. $24.95 from Happy Trails Home
For the hippie in touch with their spiritual side:
New Beginnings Stone Set
Their inner path will become clear with this Rainbow Moonstone set that simultaneously calms and re-energizes the mind and body. $22 at Nathan & Co.
For the smarty pants over yonder:
Hand Embroidered UC Berkeley Pillow
This original design celebrates UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) and is a life-long keepsake that they can lounge upon for years to come. $152 at Nathan & Co.
Sather Tower Poster
This museum-quality poster captures a beloved UC Berkeley landmark and is printed on thick and durable matte paper. $152 at Nathan & Co.
The Mac + Cheese Cookbook
Help them make the transition from boxed to gourmand thanks to Homeroom, Oakland’s favorite mac n cheese restaurant. $16.99 at Nathan & Co.
The Hill We Climb
This beautiful, rich, and deeply moving poem inspired the next generation at the inauguration. To quote Gorman, “For there is always light." $16 at Adventure Toys
For the activist who’s gonna change the world:
No better role model than RBG! They can stick this 4” sticker on their water bottle or laptop to remind them to stay in the fight. $5.95 from Happy Trails Home
For the one who always brings it with the bling:
Internal Flame Necklace, Sterling Silver with Diamond
Both a lotus flower and a burning flame, this necklace brings light to your look with a single white diamond and a boxed chain. $159 at Philippa Roberts
Womankind World Domination Action Planner
She can plan out her global takeover! This journal will be the envy of all at the coffee shop with its faux vintage cover and gold foil stamp. $15 at Nathan & Co.