Graduation Gifts Galore – Give your grads the gift of self care!

I love this time of year!  Yes, it’s a little bittersweet with the ending of one phase of life, but ah, the excitement of new chapters beginning plus the beauty of spring followed by the lush greenery of summer…it’s just fabulous.  Not to mention all those graduation parties!  Fun fun fun!  Besides giving a nice wad of cash, add in a little personal gift to send your grad off to school with something to remind her that self-care is always important.  It’s all about balance, isn’t it?  Here are four of my picks for graduations gifts this year.

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Gabriel Cosmetics Ephemeral Beauty Collection
Gabriel Cosmetics Ephemeral Beauty Collection

This adorable nail polish collection from Gabriel couldn’t be better for your grad.  The Gabriel Cosmetics Ephemeral Beauty Collection has 5 shades of 10-free formula polishes (aka: NO formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrances, phthalates and animal by-products) that are totally on trend.

Gabriel Cosmetics Ephemeral Beauty Collection – Cactus
Gabriel Cosmetics Ephemeral Beauty Collection – Rose Quartz
Gabriel Cosmetics Ephemeral Beauty Collection – Breeze
Gabriel Cosmetics Ephemeral Beauty Collection – Wave
Gabriel Cosmetics Ephemeral Beauty Collection – Moonstone

Beautiful shimmer, feminine pastels, and bright jewel tones – it has everything.   You can find this adorable set at Target.

Guru Nanda Honeycomb Diffuser
Guru Nanda Honeycomb Diffuser

Every dorm room needs a diffuser, and I think the perfect one to gift your grad is the Guru Nanda Honeycomb Diffuser ($25.99).  It’s just the right size for a dorm room, and the honeycomb feature makes the lighting look really cool.  It cycles through seven different colors and it has an automatic shut off feature plus overheating protection.  Beautiful and functional, and essentials oils won’t just make a dorm room smell good, they will also help your grad stay relaxed, focused, and balanced.

Speaking of dorm rooms, they are often very short on space.  It’s essential to keep organized, so a very thoughtful gift is one from MindspaceMindspace has tons of organizational products, and I’m loving their desk organizers for grads – after all, a clear desk leads to a clear mind!  These organizers are thoughtful, intuitive workhorses that make a huge difference.

Mindspace Office Desk Organizer
Mindspace Office Desk Organizer

The Office Desk Organizer ($16.99) has 6 compartments and a pull-out drawer for pens, pencils, notepads, staplers, etc.  I am amazed at how much stuff fits into this baby.

Mindspace Compact Organizer Caddy
Mindspace Compact Organizer Caddy

Or, an even more efficient organizer is the Compact Organizer Caddy ($15.99).  This one has 8 compartments and one pull-out drawer.  It’s made of sturdy mesh metal like all Mindspace products, and I am astounded at the amount of items that I can fit into it!  You can find Mindspace on Amazon, Zulily, eBay and the Mindspace website.

Pixi by Petra Glow Body Travel Kit
Pixi by Petra Glow Body Travel Kit

Another great idea is to slip some cash into this awesome little set for giving your body some love – the Pixi by Petra Glow Body Travel Kit ($22).  All three products inside feature glycolic acid for exfoliating skin, lactic acid for brightening, and natural botanicals for moisturizing.  The Glycolic Body Wash is one of my favorite Pixi body products because it keeps skin super smooth and bump-free and also leaves it moisturized.  The Glycolic Body Peel is a great pumice body scrub that is a real treat, and the Glycolic Body Lotion feels amazing on, especially after using the body wash and body scrub.  Your grad will love this!

Have fun at all the graduation parties, and don’t forget to give your grads a little something extra to remind them to take good care of themselves while at school.  – Lisa



  1. Lola Seicento | 29th May 19

    Nice graduation gift ideas! I love the GuruNanda diffuser!

  2. Never Say Die Beauty | 29th May 19

    Great choices! I love the shades in the Gabriel polish set, and I have the Gurunanda diffuser and it’s perfect

  3. Beauty and Fashion Tech | 29th May 19

    Nice set of gift ideas. I totally want that polish set. I love the shades in it.

  4. Kathryne | 29th May 19

    Great gift ideas. I’d be happy to receive any of these if I were graduating

  5. T | 29th May 19

    I think these are great gift ideas, especially coming from someone who just graduated!!! College kid approved!

  6. Claudia Materdomini | 29th May 19

    All great ideas! I could see myself using all of those when i was in college!

  7. Cindy Ingalls | 29th May 19

    Great choices for a grad, I love that nail polish set!

  8. Jen Walker | 29th May 19

    All I wanted to do when I graduated was travel so the PIXI kit is what really caught my attention!

  9. Laura | 29th May 19

    Great gift ideas! I love the quote too! lol

  10. Miranda Mendelson | Slashed Beauty | 30th May 19

    The holo polish is sooo pretty!

  11. Erika | 30th May 19

    Gabriel makes such nice polish and that collection is calling my name! I need to place a Pixi order and finally put my curiosity about the brand to rest! It’s time.

  12. 25 Sweetpeas | 30th May 19

    That was a Nice color selection of polishes!

  13. Krystal E | 1st Jun 19

    I honestly didn’t know Gabriel still made polish! I also really love those desk organizers. I have one at work and one at home and I use the tall cups for my nail polish sticks!

  14. Cassie Tucker | 1st Jun 19

    These are all great ideas. I’d love to have that organizer for my desk!

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