Whether you’re a high school graduate off to get your degree, a university grad now looking for work, or a grad school finisher reentering the workforce, you are still one of the millions of students who have struggled through a looooong year of online classes in the middle of this pandemic. And now that you are finally graduating, you definitely deserve a reward for all your hard work despite the circumstances. So if your loved ones ask you if you want any gift to celebrate your graduation, grab the chance and get any of these practical gifts to reward yourself after the long year — or even get them for yourself!
A bottle of wine
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Definitely one of the best ways to celebrate a good occasion like your graduation. Pop open a special bottle of wine with your loved ones after your virtual graduation is over. And even if you don’t know anything about wine, Bad Habits curated their wine list to give you a “no bad bottle guarantee,” so you’re guaranteed to get your money’s worth. Get it here.
Glasses with blue-light lenses
After staring at your screens all year long, your eyes are probably so strained. Help yourself and your eyes with these eyeglasses with blue-light lenses from Owndays, which can help reduce the blue light you see by as much as 25%. Price starts at PHP 2,000. Get it here.
Skin care set
Has your face broken out so many times over the past year? You were probably too stressed or too sleepless to properly take care of your skin. Well, now that graduation’s finally here, you could finally give your skin the attention it needs. Go on a deep cleansing and hydrate your skin with this set from Happy Skin. Get it here for PHP 2,097.
Smart heating coaster
Did you struggle to walk back and forth from your desk to the kitchen to keep your coffee or tea warm enough throughout your online classes? Make sure you’re prepared for the next school year or your new job with this smart heating coaster that can help you keep the temperature of your drink right beside your workspace. Get it here for PHP 1,254.
If you think you’ve consumed too much 3-in-1 coffee this past year to stay awake during your class, maybe you could level up your coffee game with an actual coffee maker now that you’ve graduated. It’s best to be prepared when you enter college or the workforce! Price starts PHP 3,939. Get it here.
Enjoy the freedom to move around your room and the whole house even while listening to music (or maybe even your class *wink*) with a pair of bluetooth earphones. Some of them could be pricey (hello, AirPods), but you just have to look around to get a good deal with quality features. Get a pair here for PHP 2,713.
You probably pulled some (or a lot) of all-nighters to finally get that certificate saying you’ve finished school. Now that you’re done, you could finally get some much-needed hours of rest. The best thing to help you sleep deeper and easier is a weighted blanket. They give you an additional sense of comfort and security at night, and they’re especially perfect for the cooler days ahead! Price starts at PHP 4,499. Get it here.
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After a year cooped up inside your home, staring at your screen for endless hours and studying? Yes, you definitely deserve a breath of fresh air. And while a trip to places that could easily be crowded isn’t allowed and a trip abroad wouldn’t be possible anytime soon, you could try going solo and book a place all to yourself. It’d be a bit more expensive than anything else on this list, but it could be the much-needed R&R after a long, looong year. Find a staycation spot here. And make sure you’re following standard health and safety protocols!
What other graduation gifts would you want to receive after a year of online classes?