GIFTS FOR GRADUATES

BY LAURIE BROOKINS

Celebrate one of life’s milestones with a memorable present from our edit

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With final exams around the corner and “Pomp and Circumstance” ready to ring in the air, your favorite college or high school student is all set to receive a diploma.

Shop from our list of perfect presents to celebrate this wonderful achievement and set the stage for what lies ahead.

THE GRADUATION EDIT

FOR A FOREVER MOMENT

A graduation is a rite of passage, so why not commemorate it with jewelry and timepieces that can be worn and treasured for years to come? Engrave a special message, whenever possible, to make it more personal.


FOR THE CHIC GRADUATE

For the student who loves to make an entrance, plan a gift that’s ultra-fashionable — with a purpose. Is he or she trying to impress at that first major job interview? Or perhaps they’ve always dreamed of owning a timeless accessory. These presents blend on-trend ideas with chic classics to ensure the gift you ultimately choose will be loved, worn, and Instagrammed promptly.


FOR THE GRADUATE ON THE GO

Has your graduate been dreaming of a gap year, setting off on a global adventure that quenches his or her wanderlust? Or for that first job, perhaps he or she is craving a travel accessory that effortlessly addresses both fashion and function? From the latest luggage to chic backpacks and more, these pieces set a stylish tone for trips abroad and office commutes.


FOR THAT FIRST APARTMENT

The joy of receiving a college degree has been elevated by a terrific job offer. What’s next? A perfect first apartment, of course. As your graduate moves from dorm life to his or her own home, everything from bedding and rugs to decorative objects and must-have small appliances will be needed.


FOR THE TECH FAN

If you wouldn’t dream of buying the latest smartwatch or noise-canceling headphones without consulting the tech-loving student in your life, then choose from forward-thinking gadgets accented with style.


FOR THAT SUMMER ESCAPE

After years of non-stop studying, every graduate deserves a summer that’s all about kicking back and relaxing. Whether the agenda includes lazy days at the beach, a long-desired hiking trip or an island escape, give something that not only suits the plan, but also becomes part of an unforgettable summer memory.

FOR EVERY GRADUATE

The South Coast Plaza Gift Card is a perfect gift for any graduate and is available in any denomination up to $2,000 per card and honored at more than 250 stores and restaurants at South Coast Plaza, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, South Coast Repertory and The Westin South Coast Plaza.

Available for purchase at all Concierge locations. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, JCB, UnionPay, cash, checks and debit cards are accepted.


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