Class of 2018 PR Grad Gift Guide

Graduation season is almost upon us, and that means a whole new flock of young PR professionals will leave their college years behind and begin their journey in the workforce. We’ve hand-picked a few of our favorite items to celebrate the future publicist in your life and reward their years of hard work. 

A rentable wardrobeIt's time to retire the all-day athleisure and begin building a work-friendly wardrobe. In PR, it's necessary to be on trend always, and those in the know, know that renting is the way to go. A gift subscription to Gwynnie Bee, available in sizes 0-32, will leave her giddy.

A rentable wardrobe

It's time to retire the all-day athleisure and begin building a work-friendly wardrobe. In PR, it's necessary to be on trend always, and those in the know, know that renting is the way to go. A gift subscription to Gwynnie Bee, available in sizes 0-32, will leave her giddy.

Gwynnie Bee subscription, available at Gwynnie Bee

Buddy SystemIt's all about who you know, so send your grad off into the world armed with some sage advice to help her make the kind of connections and build the sort of lasting relationships that will help guide her path forward. This guidebook comes complete with lessons and self-work exercises. A Tribe Called Bliss, $23.40, available for pre-order (out May 8) at Lori Harder or Amazon

Buddy System

It's all about who you know, so send your grad off into the world armed with some sage advice to help her make the kind of connections and build the sort of lasting relationships that will help guide her path forward. This guidebook comes complete with lessons and self-work exercises.

A Tribe Called Bliss, $23.40, available at Lori Harderor Amazon

#posivibesThe post-graduation job search is a stressful time, not to mention the job itself.  Remind her to stay positive and know you're rooting for her success with this grab and go tee. No Bad Days shirt by Ban.do, $38, available at TOBI

#posivibes

The post-graduation job search is a stressful time, not to mention the job itself. Remind her to stay positive and know you're rooting for her success with this grab and go tee.

No Bad Days shirt by Ban.do, $38, available at TOBI

Well-Rested  Help your grad upgrade from their old dorm mattress to a bed that’s made just for them. Recently launched by Mattress Firm, tulo is a new kind of bed-in-a-box-brand that fundamentally believes “one is not a choice.” The brand offers mattresses in three different firmness levels for specific types of sleepers.   Tulo, $575 available at

Well-Rested

Help your grad upgrade from their old dorm mattress to a bed that’s made just for them. Recently launched by Mattress Firm, tulo is a new kind of bed-in-a-box-brand that fundamentally believes “one is not a choice.” The brand offers mattresses in three different firmness levels for specific types of sleepers.

Tulo mattress, available at Tulo

On trend tech As the new kid in the office, recent grads are expected to wow colleagues with their knowledge of new tech tools and trends. Help your grad prove their tech-savvy knowledge with the Lifeprint Wireless Photo and Video Printer. Lifeprint creates prints straight from your camera roll and social media accounts. Plus, it’s augmented reality feature is straight from the future; print a video still and watch the actual video from the companion app. That's one cool party trick.  Lifeprint, $129.95, available at The Grommet

On trend tech

As the new kid in the office, recent grads are expected to wow colleagues with their knowledge of new tech tools and trends. Help your grad prove their tech-savvy knowledge with the Lifeprint Wireless Photo and Video Printer. Lifeprint creates prints straight from your camera roll and social media accounts. Plus, it’s augmented reality feature is straight from the future; print a video still and watch the actual video from the companion app. That's one cool party trick.

Lifeprint, $129.95, available at The Grommet

Safety First Safety is now stylish thanks to this collab between personal safety device company Revolar and sustainable jewelry brand Cerimani. A simple press of the pendant will send an alert for help. Choose from either Moonstone or Turquoise.  Revolar x Cerimani Necklace, $250, available for presale May 1 Revolar

Safety First

Safety is now stylish thanks to this collab between personal safety device company Revolar and sustainable jewelry brand Cerimani. A simple press of the pendant will send an alert for help. Choose from either Moonstone or Turquoise.

Revolar x Cerimani Necklace, $99 presale May 1 (reg $125-$150), Revolar

Pack it Up Post-grad life for a PR girl can be summed up in a few words: busy, on-the-go, and hustling hard! Which is exactly why this combo tote is the perfect gift for the girl making her way off campus and into the big city. The adjustable strap allows it to be worn as a backpack, crossbody, satchel AND tote.  the POPPINS, $348, available at JEMMA

Pack it Up

Post-grad life for a PR girl can be summed up in a few words: busy, on-the-go, and hustling hard! Which is exactly why this combo tote is the perfect gift for the girl making her way off campus and into the big city. The adjustable strap allows it to be worn as a backpack, crossbody, satchel AND tote.

the POPPINS, $348, available at JEMMA

Plan Ahead Help the grad you love stay organized in their life post-college with a planner that offers function AND style. The Day Designer Academic Year Flagship Edition features daily planning pages and scheduling, top 3 to-do prompts, goal setting worksheets, and so.much.more, giving her all the tools she needs to conquer #adulting. The only catch? Picking one of the 11 gorgeous cover styles available.
  Academic Year Flagship Edition, $49-$59, available at Day Designer

Plan Ahead

Help the grad you love stay organized in their life post-college with a planner that offers function AND style. The Day Designer Academic Year Flagship Edition features daily planning pages and scheduling, top 3 to-do prompts, goal setting worksheets, and so.much.more, giving her all the tools she needs to conquer #adulting. The only catch? Picking one of the 11 gorgeous cover styles available.

Academic Year Flagship Edition, $49-$59, available at Day Designer

Oh so PolishedHelp your grad stay on budget by making it easy for her to keep her mani fresh at home. Painted Polish contains ZERO of the gross chemicals found in other polish and this collection of blush shades is PR Girl perfect.
   I Love Blush Polish Set, $49-$59, available at Painted Polish

Oh so Polished

Help your grad stay on budget by making it easy for her to keep her mani fresh at home. Painted Polish contains ZERO of the gross chemicals found in other polish and this collection of blush shades is PR Girl perfect.

I Love Blush Polish Set, $49-$59, available at Painted Polish

Breathe it inYes, finals are over but that doesn't mean life is just one big party. Set your grad up for success with the little black dress of essential oil diffusers and send her off with a few scents - lavender for relaxation, grapefruit for energy. Even if her apartment is the size of a closet, at least it will smell like the spa!  JASMINE Aroma Diffuser, $59.99, available at

Breathe it in

Yes, finals are over but that doesn't mean life is just one big party. Set your grad up for success with the little black dress of essential oil diffusers and send her off with a few scents - lavender for relaxation, grapefruit for energy. Even if her apartment is the size of a closet, at least it will smell like the spa!

JASMINE Aroma Diffuser, $59.99, available at Stadler Form

Heirloom Gems There are few things better than a unique piece of jewelry to commemorate a big life event. Choose her school colors, birthstone or another meaningful reminder and work with designer Phoebe Jonas to design a completely custom keepsake she'll treasure for the rest of her life.   Droplet Ring, $475-$2500, available at

Heirloom Gems

There are few things better than a unique piece of jewelry to commemorate a big life event. Choose her school colors, birthstone or another meaningful reminder and work with designer Phoebe Jonas to design a completely custom keepsake she'll treasure for the rest of her life.

Droplet Ring, $475-$2500, available at Phoebe Jonas

Right on TimeFor the PR grad keeping an eye on her texts, emails and daily steps via her Apple Watch, a Bezels & Bytes band is the perfect style upgrade. She'll be thrilled to ditch the nylon and show off her new classy look.  Chainlink and Leather Apple Watch Band, $98, available at Nordstrom

Right on Time

For the PR grad keeping an eye on her texts, emails and daily steps via her Apple Watch, a Bezels & Bytes band is the perfect style upgrade. She'll be thrilled to ditch the nylon and show off her new classy look.

Chainlink and Leather Apple Watch Band, $98, available at Nordstrom

OMG! cosmetics case

Keep it fun

Becoming a college graduate don't mean you can't still have a little fun. Add a touch of playfulness to your college grade's routine with the OMG! Cosmetics Case.

OMG! holographic cosmetics case, $24, available at OMG! Accessories

Buffy Comforter

#BuffySoFluffy

Made from natural fibers like eucalyptus and rejuvenated microfiber, this skin-friendly comforter will make sure your grad is well-rested and ready to take on whatever post-grad life has to offer.

Buffy Comforter, $120, available at Buffy

Dress Like a Parisian

Effortlessly chic

Help your grand find her own authentic style with detailed and witty fashion tips from personal stylist and fashion blogger Alois Guinut. The book covers every element of style down to the pattern choice, and is chock-full of graphics and street-style photos from the streets of Paris. This guidebook is the perfect gift to get your graduate ready to wear her new agency wardrobe with confidence.

Dress like a Parisian, $24, available at Dress Like a Parisian and Amazon

Quick Links for Easy Shopping

Gwynnie Bee Gift Subscription, $69/month, Gwynnie Bee

Buddy system

A Tribe Called Bliss, $23.40, Lori Harder

#PosiVibes

ban.do t-shirt, $38, TOBI

Well-Rested

Tulo Mattress, starting at $575, available at Tulo

Lifeprint Wireless Photo and Video Printer, $129.95, The Grommet

Safety first

Turquoise Safety Necklace, $99-$150, Revolar

POPPINS backpack tote, $348, JEMMA 

Academic Planner, Flagship Edition $49-$59, Day Designer

Oh So Polished

I Love Blush polish, $50,
Painted Polish 

JASMINE Aroma Diffuser, $59.99, Stadler Form

Droplet Ring, $475-$2500, Phoebe Jonas

right on time

Chainlink and Leather Apple Watch Band, $98, Bezels & Bytes

OMG! Accessories cosmetics case, $24, OMG! Accessories

#Buffysofluffy

Buffy comforter, starting at $120, available at Buffy

Effortlessly Chic

Dress Like a Parisian, $25, Dress Like a Parisian

About This Author

Faith is an ambitious PR and digital marketing specialist who loves telling the stories behind amazing brands and connecting businesses with audiences who will support them. A lover of all things in the beauty, lifestyle and wellness space, when Faith isn’t working on social campaigns or securing press for clients, she’s likely reading about the latest and greatest wellness products and testing out new fitness trends. Faith is currently a senior at San Diego State University working toward a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations.