12 Great Gifts for Grads

With Graduation Season in full swing, moms of grads seem to get overwhelmed with all there is to do - order graduation announcements, get gifts for all their kid's friends and teachers, plus... emotionally prepare to send that baby off to college.  We can't help much with that last one, but we can definitely share our ideas for the best grad gifts.  See our Top 12 ideas below (in no particular order): Jon Hart Grande - This bag is affordable and versatile, and anyone can use more than one, so it's okay if they receive a few.  This size is perfect for makeup, toiletries for light packers, organizing charging cords, etc.  For less than $50, it's one of our top buys. Jon Hart Makeup Case - Every girl needs this makeup case!  It's roomy and the ultimate storage solution for your travels (or even weekend trips home).  This is one of our top picks for girls for around $100.  Jon Hart Shave Kit - Our most popular gift for guys for around $100.  It's compact and easy to keep things organized, yet easy to clean and will last for many years to come.   Travel Jewelry Case - These are a fun option for girls on the go!  Available in 3 colors - black, pink and turquoise (but the only one that can be monogrammed is the black, sorry).  Power House Charging Station - Compact and ultra useful, this charging hub is great for any dorm room or for charging up all the family phones in one spot.  It has 2 outlets and 2 USB charging ports, and is available in pink or gray.  Pink Tool Set - Every girl going off to college or to her first apartment need some basic tools - and this set comes in a pink zippered canvas case.  It's the perfect starter kit with 20 pieces!  Black Tool Set - This tool set is just the basics, but it's sturdy and ready to make any guy feel prepared to embrace the role of Mr. Fixit - no experience necessary.  Acrylic Organizer - This clear acrylic organizer can be used for desk accessories or makeup brushes, and adding a vinyl monogram makes it extra special.  Corkcicle Tumbler or Canteen - An on-the-go vessel to keep coffeee hot for 3 hours or cold drinks cold for 9 hours is crucial for long studying sessions.  Personalize it with a vinyl monogram to make it even more special. Laundry Bag - We've heard several mothers make the same joke - one way to ensure your kid comes home is to give them a laundry bag!  At least you know you'll see them (and their bag of dirty clothes) every couple of weeks!  Clear Bag for Sporting Events - Almost all of the universities require clear  bags for sporting events now, so we think they make a great gift for girl grads!  Jon Hart has three options - the Clear Becky (crossbody), The Clear Bellaire (fanny pack) and the Game Day Tote (traditional tote bag).  All of these bags meet the requirements for most stadiums, and they would be great for any girl to have right from the start of her college experience.  Emergency Roadside Assistance Kit - Even if you're not a mechanic, sometimes having the appropriate tools on hand can make it easier for someone with experience to give you the help you need if you're stranded on the side of the road.  This Kit contains 19 basics that will help ensure the safety of your grad while on the road.