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Got-to-give gifts for Grads

Celebrate your grads achievements by gifting them practical and phenomenal gifts for their next adventure ahead!
Celebrate your grads achievements by gifting them practical and phenomenal gifts for their next adventure ahead!
Photo courtesy of ghd

With commencement season in full swing, it’s time to say congrats to our beloved grads as they prepare to don that cap and gown — and get ready to enter the college era or welcome the real world. Whether you’re graduate is receiving their well-deserved high school diploma or that much-desired college degree, there’s no better way to celebrate their achievements than by showering them with both practical and phenomenal gifts for their next adventure ahead.

From everyday essentials to fabulous finds that will be beneficial for their future, check out the got-to-give gifts for grads below that will have them tipping their hats off with glee and gratitude.

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FOR THE TRENDSETTER… Photo courtesy of ghd


ghd Wonderland Elite Set ($375)- treat the well-groomed grad and always “on-trend” trailblazer in your life to this mane must-have and state-of-the-art set that’s sure to keep them pretty and polished — and ready for college or the professional world. ghd, the global leader in high-tech hair tools and pro-styling aids introduces its newest get-gorgeous gadgets for smooth, salon-worthy strands in the Wonderland Elite Set — a beautiful gift-ready boxed set featuring the ghd wonderland 1" professional styler and ghd air™ wonderland hairdryer, both in a stunning shimmery finish that twinkles in a spectrum of beautiful blue-greens and lovely lilac shades. This spectacular and luxurious beauty bundle is a limited edition set containing couture contraptions that are perfect for the trendsetter, the hair-frenzied femme, and the gadget-loving grad. What’s more, ghd’s Wonderland Elite Set not only makes a show-stopping gift for your grad, but it’s state-of-the-art styler and haute hair-dryer make a practical yet professional set of hair-perfecting essentials that are amazing for both the everyday and the extraordinary moments in your grad’s life.

The Wonderland Elite Set features the following tress-setters that will give your grad a “good hair day” every day and effortlessly with at-home luxury and salon-worthy results:

ghd wonderland gold professional 1" styler- this advanced styler wins top honors for its tech-novative design, hair-styling skillfulness and revolutionary results. The ghd wonderland gold professional 1" styler has a sleek body paired with shine-enhancing black plates that use advanced ceramic heater technology to deliver smooth, snag-free styling with precision, even heat and ease while giving hair a beautiful, shiny and healthy appearance. What’s more, this styler features an innovative rounded barrel so that your grad can effortlessly and swiftly create a variety of show-stopping styles from covetable salon-smooth straight strands to wondrous waves — and even long-lasting curls.

Not only does this styler rock locks with pro-results but it’s also easy and efficient, making it the perfect beauty aid for your grad’s busy life. Your grad can get glammed up in a snap thanks to its easy-start-up and rapid-heating — all your grad needs to do is plug it in, switch it on, and watch as the words “ghd” flicker as the styler beeps and warms up in a flash, and amazingly just after three beeps the styler is ready to flat-iron with finesse. And it’s fabulously fool-proof and fail-safe, so if your grad gets distracted with their new ‘do and leaves the styler on, it automatically shuts off the heat and enters “sleep mode” after 30 minutes of non-use.

ghd wonderland air™ professional performance hairdryer (with two concentrator nozzles) - this haute hairdryer is head of the class above all dryers because of its cutting-edge design, mastery, and pro-results. The ghd wonderland air™ professional performance hairdryer is a sleek and stylish gadget that’ll dry hair salon-sexy pronto with power, precision and top-performance. This high-tech hairdryer is powered by a strong and long-lasting professional-strength AC motor and air filter paired with advanced ionic technology, all which work harmoniously together to deliver lightning-fast drying without the damage for frizz-free, healthy, beautiful hair. ghd’s wonderland air™ professional performance hairdryer offers ease and versatility, empowering your grad to feel like a salon-pro thanks to the following features: a sleek and light ergonomic design that lets them grip the dryer with complete control and comfort for precision drying, three handy heat settings: max heat, medium heat and cool air that offer your grad flexibility and selection in heat styling, two fan speed settings: max speed — a mighty dry-and-dash setting that dries hair lightning fast and a medium speed setting that delivers a soft yet strong breeze that dries and styles hair smoothly in a snap. It also features a convenient cool shot button so that your grad can effortlessly shape their hair with a cool temp that’ll keep their desired style perfectly in place. Plus, this haute hairdryer comes with two concentrator nozzles that focus the airflow for precision styling. Overall, the ghd wonderland air™ professional performance hairdryer is a sleek, stylish, long-lasting and strong, salon-quality dryer that will give your grad the best blow-dry of their life and transform their tresses into a beautiful, healthy appearance.

The ghd Wonderland Elite Set retails for $375 and is available at

FOR THE AUDIOPHILE AND TECHIE… Photo courtesy of Jaybird


JayBird BlueBuds X Bluetooth Buds ($169.95) – surprise your music-loving, fitness-crazed, or geeky grad with JayBird’s BlueBuds X — the hottest and coolest gadget gift that will make his or her new world upbeat with music. After all, there’s no better way to celebrate your techie grad’s achievements than with an extraordinary electronic gift that will be enjoyed for countless days to come.

JayBird BlueBuds X Bluetooth Buds are premium secure fit wireless buds that are a harmonious blend of cutting-edge creation and forward-thinking function, making them the got-to-give gift for your music-obsessed graduate, for the sporty grad, and the tech-fanatic. The BlueBuds X Bluetooth Buds are Apple- and Android-friendly, the official training headphones of the USA Triathlon, and come with a Lifetime Warranty against sweat, which means you’re grad can “twerk” it and push the limits like a pro during sports or play, all cleverly and conveniently wirelessly via his or her smartphone. JayBird’s BlueBuds X make a show-stopping surprise for your grad this commencement day because of its fabulous features:

Superior skip-free sound- the BlueBuds X deliver a clean, crisp sound which is so supreme that your grad will forget their vibing to the music via Bluetooth thanks to Jaybird’s Shift™ Premium Bluetooth and Signal Plus™ technologies that let him go wireless without compromising quality, losing signal or skipping a beat

Custom, clever and comfy fit- the BlueBuds X offer a custom-feel fit thanks to three adjustable ear tips, three different-sized secure fit ear cushions and wraparound cord clips included in the kit which offer your beloved grad a personalized, sleek and stay-put fit as well as a smart and stress-free wireless music-enjoyment experience

Complete control and ease of use- now that you’re grad is moving on to bigger and better things, they’ll enjoy having full-control of the BlueBuds X via the user-friendly and easy-to-use Jenna™ voice prompt which clearly makes them aware of the function being performed. What’s more, the wraparound cord has a simple-to-reach remote control to easily adjust the volume and answer calls so they call the shots at all times

Smartly sweat-proof- the BlueBuds X feature Liquipel Sweat Repellant Nano Technology which smartly and swiftly repels sweat while protecting the buds from dangerous exposure to the elements. Plus, Jaybird offers a Lifetime Warranty against sweat so your grad doesn’t have to sweat the small stuff and simply enjoy a clear, continuous and cutting-edge listening experience

JayBird’s BlueBuds X Bluetooth Buds retail for $169.95 and are available in Midnight Black and Storm White. You can shop for this got-to-give tech-gift at

FOR THE BEAUTY-LOVER… Photo courtesy of L'Occitane


L’Occitane Immortelle Collection ($18-$98) - surprise the skin-obsessed, beauty buff or busy grad to luxury skincare from L’Occitane. Whether your beloved grad is getting ready to enter college or the career world, one thing lies for sure, this exciting new era in their life can take a toll on their skin. From sleepless nights of long night study sessions or busy late work hours — and the much-needed coffee pick-me-up to get them through the day, their skin is sure to show the stress, aging, caffeine-dehydration and neglect overtime. Which is why there’s no better way to treat them (and their skin) to some TLC than with L’Occitane en Provence — the eco-friendly and ultra-effective beauty brand behind super-advanced skincare, hair care, fragrance and bath & body products. One covet-worthy collection that your grad is sure to adore is L’Occitane’s Immortelle Collection, a luxurious line of anti-aging products made with the organic essential oil of Corsican Immortelle, the everlasting flower containing rich youth-boosting properties that will give your grad fabulous, flawless skin in a flash. Surprise your grad with the following skincare standouts from L’Occitane’s Immortelle Collection:

Immortelle Precious Cleansing Foam ($28, 5.1 fl. oz.)- gift them this gentle yet ultra-effective foam cleanser that suds up lavishly and smells incredibly fresh. Immortelle Precious Cleansing Foam is a luxurious cleanser enriched with refreshing immortelle floral water and citrus fruit peel to brighten the complexion. This fabulous foam cleanser is sure to be your grad’s go-to daily cleanser to clean skin thoroughly yet softly — getting rid of grime, impurities and even makeup without irritating or stripping skin. What’s more, it’s perfect for all skin types, even sensitive skin, so your grad can feel confident taking on the day with a clean, beautiful and bright complexion.

Immortelle Precious Serum ($70, 1 fl. oz.)- this super-advanced serum will nourish, smooth and repair your grad’s complexion helping to fade fine lines, lightly hydrate, and soften skin’s texture overtime. Immortelle Precious Serum is powered by the patented anti-aging power of more than 1000 Immortelle flowers in every jar creating a potent “fountain of youth” formulation. This skin-novative serum will help your grad reduce if not remove any signs of aging, neglect, and long-nights that show on their weary skin.

Immortelle Precious Cream ($60, 1.7 fl. oz.)- treat your grad to the “cream of the crop” when it comes to transformative skin solutions with this wonder cream. L’Occitane has improved the best-selling Immortelle Precious Cream formulation into a triple-action anti-ager. Immortelle Precious Cream helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles and maintain skin’s quality and smoothness, while Ruscus and Holly extracts help even skin tone and relieve puffiness. The overall result is healthy, smooth and young-looking skin that will help your grad put their best face forward on their new path to college or the career world.

L’Occitane’s Immortelle Collection is available to purchase at

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