It’s that time of year again when Pomp and Circumstance plays, tassels fly, and young professionals spread their wings.
Today’s graduate may be headed off on to the boardroom or to a boarding gate. Yet sometimes they don’t yet own the gear that makes traveling easier. Graduation gifts are a great time to give the gift of travel. Here are our top picks for great graduation presents for the grad in your life.
It seems pretty basic, but when you are starting out professionally, you may not yet own a decent set of luggage. And we don’t mean the 30-year-old falling-apart piece that they stole from their parent’s basement. I mean real, adult, professional luggage that will last for years to come. We recommend a rolling carry on as a must-have on which to build a luggage collection.
Small but mighty, we will never stop loving packing cubes. They work as well for heading to the dorm as they do to Dubai. No matter where your grad is going, they will be able to find their things when they get there.
Hotel bathrooms are notorious for being tiny with little shelf space. A hanging toiletry bag is a must-have item that goes on every trip to keep all the essentials where they are actually needed.
Some trips are short and you don’t need much. With today’s luggage costs, it’s best to be able to pack light. An overnight bag ensures that short trips are as easy as they should be.
Is there a special place you share with your grad? Maybe a trip that holds so many memories or a family vacation spot that has been visited year after year? Purchase useful piece from that location as a gift that comes with extra memories. Whether a necklace, watch, or wallet, it’s sure to remind them of so many happy times together.
“Oh, The Places You’ll Go” will be a very short list if they don’t have a passport. Many grads have never taken the time to get proper documentation, or perhaps their childhood passport needs to be updated. Having an adult passport ready to go means they can take off when all of the youthful spontaneity hits. An RFID-blocking passport cover is also the perfect helper for a young jet setter.
For the ultimate in travel, a good pair of noise-canceling headphones is hard to beat. They take the rush of the plane down to a hush and make long journeys pleasant. Plus, they can be useful in crowded dorms or apartments.
You can’t show up for the fancy interview in a wrinkled suit. For looking the professional part, a garment bag is key to making sure you show up ready to take on the world.
Some luggage is truly lifetime keepsake. A beautifully monogrammed or embossed jewelry case is a piece that will be treasured for all of life’s journeys (and will make sure your necklaces don’t knot).
Many people choose to travel together to celebrate a graduation milestone. Or, you may just be sending your grad to explore a once-in-lifetime trip on their own. Either way, travel is always an incredible gift that bestows priceless memories.
Need help giving the gift of travel or coordinating your grad’s graduation trip? Contact us today for a vacation consultation.
About The Traveling Compass:
The Traveling Compass is a full-service luxury travel agency. Our success is built on a foundation of unmatched expertise and outstanding customer service. Our travel agents specialize in international travel, corporate incentive trips, destination weddings & honeymoons, multigenerational travel, luxury leisure, and family travel. We are also Authorized Disney Vacation Planners with experience assisting families that have children with special needs or large families or groups with complicated dining reservations for over 20 guests. Our personalized travel itineraries are designed to help discerning, time-pressed travelers plan the most elaborate vacations, down to the smallest detail. As luxury travel agents, we are dedicated to creating and facilitating travel experiences that expand awareness and give each person a real sense of the country and culture they are visiting. It is our mission to make sure you have the travel experience of a lifetime, every time.