Urban Insider: Graduation Gifts

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Send your recent graduate on the right path with these items guaranteed for success! 

Spring | Pebbled Leather Overnight Brief by Kate Spade, $498 

A rich, pebbled leather ensures this overnight brief remains distinguished over time; handy details like separate compartments, a detachable shoulder strap, bridle leather handles, and a secure sleeve for any laptop up to 15″ means you’ll come out on top even on the busiest of days.

Spring | Koi Leather Card Case by Paul Smith, $119

Paul Smith’s Koi black pebbled calfskin card case is embroidered at the front with the brand’s colorful koi fish motif. Designed for organization, this Italian-constructed accessory features multiple card slots.

Wedgwood | Tea Garden Glass Teapot With Ceramic Lid, $99.95

Bringing together a complete tea concept for the first time, the Tea Garden collection features elegant teaware and accessories, as well as four different blends of teas and fruit infusions. Combining vibrant colors and stylized florals inspired by Wedgwood’s design archive, the teaware complements each of the delicious tea blends. This unique glass teapot with infuser and bright, floral ceramic lids allows the stunning colors of the brewing blends to be discovered and enjoyed.

Wedgwood | Grosgrain 5×7 Double Frame, $100

Inspired by the subtle romantic touches that renowned New York designer Vera Wang uses to trim her world-famous bridal gowns, the Grosgrain Collection showcases pieces made of beautiful fine bone china, crystal and stainless steel characterized by elegant and graceful design details.

Barnes & Noble | Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life, $18.33

#1 New York Times Bestseller 

An inspiring and thought-provoking graduation gift: At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage

Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve.

In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.

Macy’s | Whimsical Pendant Necklace Collection in 10K and 14K Gold and Tricolor Gold, $89.99-279 (priced individually)

Show off your personality with a special pendant necklace from this fun and whimsical collection designed in 10k and 14k gold and tricolor gold.

Best Buy | Microsoft – Surface Pro – 12.3″ Touch-Screen – Intel Core M – 4GB Memory – 128GB SSD with Black Type Cover (Latest Model) – Silver, $699

Better than ever, the new Surface Pro Core M that comes with a black Surface Type Cover, gives you a best-in-class laptop, plus the versatility of a studio and tablet. The stunning PixelSense™ Display supports Pen* and touch, while the refined design provides up to 13.5 hours of video playback – 50% more battery life than Surface Pro 4. A powerful Intel® Core™ processor runs full desktop software with ease, ensuring a smooth, productive workflow.

Best Buy | Samsung – Gear S3 Classic Smartwatch 46mm – Silver, $349.99

Connect your Samsung Gear S3 with both Android and iOS smartphones.¹ Pair your smartwatch via Bluetooth using the Samsung Gear companion app to see where the freedom of Samsung Gear S3 can take you. With the Gear S3, you can pay right from your wrist, track your location, and withstand any weather.

Madewell | the horse™ original watch, $119

From their Sydney studio, Scott and Amy Hawkes produce the kind of classic watches that can be worn forever (they’re big fans of the idea of “buying once and buying well”). Launched in 2013, their Original timepiece combines a minimalist design with top-notch Japanese quartz movement and rich Italian leather straps.