1314 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Fishtown’s Adorn Boutique may not seem like your first choice for graduation gifts, but it actually has tons of great ideas — including lovely jewelry such as earrings, necklaces and rings, most of which were designed by Adorn’s owner Sarah Lewis. However, if your grad will be taking a well-deserved vacation after months of cracking the books, you could also get a colorful Thai tote bag made of vintage embroidered Thai fabric from the Hmong Tribes. The bag comes with a leather strap, zipper closure and three interior pockets. It’s ideal for work, play and travel.
1822 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
If your son or brother is heading straight into the workforce, hit up the Kembrel men’s shop for its huge array of great and affordable gifts for the male grad in your life. This Philly-based store features clothing, accessories and gifts from up-start fashion labels that are innovative yet accessible. Look to Kembrel for a big selection of reversible bow ties, cool cuff links, leather wallets and card holders, as well as sharp looking fedoras to top off your grad’s new, more office-appropriate look. The big bonus of shopping here is complimentary espresso in the showroom.
227 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Let’s be honest, part of what your recent grad did during college was participate in or host keg parties. However, now that he or she has graduated, so too should his/her taste in beer. Pinot Boutique in Old City has totally fun and educational beer classes every third Thursday of the month, led by a local home brewer and a Cicerone Certified Beer Server. And while your grad is probably sick and tired of attending classes, this is one that no one would want to skip. Upcoming classes include summer ales, beers from Philly, Belgian beers and more.
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1521 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Your extra-special graduate deserves an extra-special reward that only a fine new designer watch can fulfill. For that, look no further than Govberg Jewelers. Since 1922, Govberg has been the watch specialty store in Philly and it now offers two locations, one in Rittenhouse Square and one in Ardmore. Govberg even employs a Swiss-trained watchmaker to help with all customer needs and care. As an authorized dealer of over 50 watch brands, you’ll be sure to find the ideal timepiece for your favorite graduate.
57 N. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Known primarily for its vast selection of greeting, birthday and wedding cards, as well as its own custom printing department, The Papery in Old City also has an enormous assortment of gifts for any occasion — in particular, for graduation. Grads will appreciate items like designer pens, leather laptop cases, decorative journals, fun luggage tags and so much more. If you can’t decide, ask one of the in-house gift-giving consultants for help.