The Ultimate Brown Girl Graduate Gift Guide

Bianca Lambert


PIctured Above: Mae B 's "You Made It" Graduation Card


Graduation season is upon us! There are so many talented, ambitious brown girls graduating, and preparing to make their mark on the world. We have curated a gift guide that offers fun + practical gift ideas for your favorite graduate. 

1. An Inspirational Book:

If your college grad loves Shondaland. Shonda Rhimes New York Times Bestseller "Year of Yes" ($14.02) is sure to give her a boost of inspiration.

2. A Notebook or Journal:

Our "You Were Born To Sparkle" notebook ($16.95) is the perfect place for your new graduate to write down her hopes, dreams, and even her fears. 


3. Fashionable Officewear:

She's embarking on a new adventure! Nothing makes a girl feel like she can concur the world better than a great wardrobe. A gift card to Banana Republic or Ann Taylor is a great way to help her ace her interviews in style.

4. Monthly Beauty Box

Who doesn't love finding their next favorite beauty product?! The COCOTIQUE box ($20 +Shipping) is the perfect gift for the graduate that loves finding her next must have beauty buy.

5. A Sleek + Professional Tote

She's heading out into world and needs a fashionable sturdy work tote. A great option is this "15" tote from Dagne Dover ($265). This coated canvas tote is designed for the woman on the go. 


6. Magazine Subscriptions That Inspire

Starting a new journey can bring many ups and downs. Reading articles that uplift, inspire, and give professional tips are a great way to help her reset her mind on tough days. Here are three of our favorites:  O Magazine ($18), Black Enterprise , and ESSENCE ($12). 

7. A Subscription to Travel Noire

The best part about this one is that the subscription is FREE. Travel Noire is a gem for any brown girl ready see the world! With tips on traveling solo, purchasing an international plane ticket, and other informative articles- she will be a travel guru in no time.


8. A Scratch Map:

It's time for your graduate to see the world! This scratch map from Uncommongoods ($28.95) doubles as wall decor and a reminder that the world is hers' to explore.

10. A Cookbook

Now that she's making a list of her dream vacations, she's going to need to save. The Seasoned Life by Ayesha Curry ($15.99) will help her create delicious meals while saving her money along the way. 


11. Coffee or Tea Subscription:

Whether she's a coffee or tea girl, brewing her favorite beverage at home will her save tons. Marley Coffee (starting at $9.45/a month) offers a monthly subscription that is sure to delight your coffee enthusiast. While SoRen Tea doesn't offer a subscription, they do offer great loose tea options like their South African Coco Chic Tea ($24.95). 



 12. A Financial Planner

Student loan payments, rent, and monthly expenses can be a lot to navigate when you're starting a new journey. The Super Fab Financial Planner by Tonya Rapley ($20) will be a great resource for any new grad looking to get her finances into gear. 

13. One on One Budget Coaching

If you're looking to help your favorite graduate get started on the right foot financially. Brittany Butler's Budget Coaching ($47) is an invaluable tool for any new college grad.



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