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Five Excellent Gifts for Your Grad This Year

These are just a few items that your graduate will cherish for a long, long time. Give them a gift that will last a lifetime.

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Graduation day is a time to reflect on a few years’ worth of accomplishments and a lifetime ahead to put it all to good use. It’s truly a special time and as a gift-giver, that means putting some effort and love into choosing something rightly worthy, something that your grad will cherish for a very long time. Pick a gift (or two) that won’t go out of style and that’s designed to last a lifetime. And, of course, don’t skimp. Show them you care — it’s a celebration after all.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer

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Graduation is the perfect moment to give a gift that will last a lifetime and a well-built timepiece is a classic option. The TAG Heuer Aquaracer is a stalwart choice — the dive watch is tough enough for many, many years of everyday use. The 43mm case housing a Swiss-quartz movement and it’s water resistant up to 300 meters. The khaki nylon strap and matching khaki sunray dial also transition well to being dressed up or down. Coming in at $1600, it’s also a surprisingly affordable watch for the decades of use your grad will get from this item.

Buy Now: $1600

Hakushu 12 Year

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A great bottle of whiskey is a home bar essential and Suntory’s Hakushu 12 Year is one of the best. It’s in such high demand that supplies are running low and will soon run dry. Getting your hands on one would be a top notch gift — really, for any loved one.

Buy Now: $130

Rimowa Salsa Deluxe 22-inch Carry-on

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If you’re grad is lucky, they might just end up starting a gig with travel perks. Even if not, a great carry-on case is a must-have and Rimowa’s is the cream of the crop.

Buy Now: $625

Block Shop Magnet Woodblock Print

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Inspired by crop circles as seen flying across the Midwest, this is just one of Block Shop’s graphic block prints available framed or not. It’s a great starter piece for a new apartment and something that’s sure to last.

Buy Now: $250

Map: Exploring the World by Phaidon

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This book pulls more than 300 maps together to explore everything from early cartography to modern maps of today. It’s a great source of inspiration for anyone — particularly someone celebrating the start of a new chapter in life.

Buy Now: $40

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