Three Cheers for the Graduate: Our Modern Gift Guide

This morning Megan and I got the opportunity to mix up our schedule and shop for the viewers of KTVU Mornings On 2.

We love working with clients of all ages as they move through transitions in life. One special group we work with frequently is new graduates.

For the show we put together some of our favorite gift ideas that balance practicality with modern luxury. They are perfect tokens for celebrating your grad and sending them off for success in their next chapter of life.

Be sure to read below, some of the brands are offering limited time promotions based on the feature so you can gift generously.

A big thanks to the KTVU family for the warm welcome and making everything so fun!

Stay Stylish,




  • An on-demand dry cleaning and laundry delivery service. It's great for new grads living in a city, especially when so many apts. don’t have laundry facilities.

  • How It Works: A Washio ninja will pick up your laundry and dry cleaning and in as little as 48-hours will return your clothes cleaned and ready-to-wear. 

  • Washio offer gift cards perfect for a recent college graduate price range $25-250. 

  • Available in Boston, Chicago, LA, Oakland, SF, and DC 


Blue Apron

Instead of gifting your grad with a grocery gift card why not give more. We love that Blue Apron delivers step-by-step recipes and seasonal, pre-portioned ingredients to your home. They make it easy, fun and you learn the basics of cooking along the way. 



  • Two person ($9.99/serving or $59.94/week) for three meals a week
  • Audience Gets Two Free Meals with mention of KTVU feature


A modern take on the charm bracelet. We love that this gift is personal and celebrates milestones in life. For example, a birthstone ring can be given on a birthday a crystal pearl representing Wisdom can be given at graduation.

  • Part of the Swarovski brand, 100% sterling silver and great quality
  • Can be worn different ways to reflect personality
  • Amazing price point ranging from $35-$70


This brand is in line with our “Less in More” approach to style. You don’t need a million things to look stylish, just a few quality beautiful pieces. 

Classic Leather Ziparound Wallet, $125 is made with 100% Italian pebbled leather. 


Travel Wallet, $185 designed to be a thoughtful travel accessory for the grad on the go --It transitions from a passport and ticket holder into an effortless evening clutch. 100% Argentine pebbled leather.

  • If YOU mention KTVU you will receive complimentary live monogramming in their Union Square Shop through May 15 (this Sunday)                                                    


Our other Leather Pick is from another great San Francisco company, DODOcase. Their SF made designs have a vintage feel with book cloth detailing reconfigured for a modern use.

Lorna iPhone Wallet Case $64.95
Combines what you want in a wallet while protecting your phone. 
It's perfect for High School Grads with space for holding ids, and transit passes.
The Lorna is made out of premium Pergamena Leather which comes from animals who have died naturally or been raised for food in North America. The leathers are vegetable-tanned using natural and biodegradable dies in an environmentally sound process.  


iPad Pro 9.7" Two Tone DODOcase $64.95, Protection + Functionality
Built into the book-bound cover, this case features an elastic loop to secure the Apple Pencil or other stylus. The DODOcase for iPad Pro is sleek, slim, and durable - the perfect case for your professional & creative needs. 


Based out of SF, Everlane has a “less is more” philosophy that we love. The company designs and produces all of its own goods so you can get quality products for less without the middleman. 


Modern Snap Backpack, $68 (most like this retail for $180+) is a dependable companion for all of your graduates journeys, this bag is:

  • Water-resistant 
  • Leather detailing
  • Two side slip pockets for easy access to a water bottle, sunglasses, or other on-the-go items
  • Plus, padded interior to protect your notebook laptop compartment fits 15” Macbook
  •  Smaller version can comfortably fit a 13” Macbook