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Graduation Gift Guide 2022


Graduation - from middle school, high school or college - is something worth celebrating. This stage of transition is exciting, and those who have accomplished this monumental task deserve a little something special to help celebrate the moment. This gift guide can give you some inspiration to help show the graduates in your life how proud you are of them this year! 

If you are feeling a bit indecisive on one particular gift, there’s always the Downtown Boulder Gift Card. Accepted at over 120 retailers (and restaurants) downtown, the graduates are sure to find something that they will enjoy! The card is available online or in person at the Visitor Information Center (13th & Pearl). 

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Alpaca Stuffed Animal from Alpaca Connection

Adorable 8" Alpaca stuffie available in beautiful colors. The perfect gift!

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Wall Art from Art Source International

Whether your grad is moving into an apartment or out of one, chances are they will need some new wall art! Check out artistic prints and antique maps at Art Source International to make any new space feel like home.

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Cards from Bliss

Looking for a fun way to express your excitement to the graduate in your life? Peruse a wide range of graduation cards at Bliss! Silly, customizable and sure to let your grad know how much they mean to you.

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Jewelry from Classic Facets

Classic Facets Antique & Estate Jewelry would like to encourage grads to reach for the stars! Enjoy 20-50% off jewelry in their legendary drawers through May 31, 2022. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

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Pottery from Color Me Mine

Celebrate those grads in your life by creating a keepsake memory that lasts forever! Plan a paint date with them and create together or surprise them with your creative side! Either way, it will be a gift they will remember!

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Tiger Eye from Crystal Joys

Tiger’s Eye invites the wearer to embrace their inner-strength, personal willpower, and to call on the powers of protection. The perfect stone for the post graduate ready to face the new changes of life during this time.

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Amethyst Bookends from Crystal Joys Gallery

Featuring Amethyst Bookends, pick up a gift for the grad in your life at Crystal Joys Gallery. Whether it is for a college dorm for next year or first apartment, this is a gift that will last a lifetime and actually get used!

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Rings from El Loro Jewelry & Gifts

Since 1977, El Loro is your Pearl Street destination for graduation gifts. (Your own graduation gift may have even come from them!) Visit the shop at 1416 Pearl Street for choices for every grad. Options include sterling silver and 14k gold jewelry, minerals, home decor, apparel and so much more.

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Pendants from Gypsy Jewel

Looking for a memorable graduation gift? Gypsy Jewel has a fabulous variety of unusual pendants to mark your graduate’s special day!

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Jewelry from John Atencio

Celebrate the Graduate this season with a cherished keepsake from John Atencio. From iconic sterling silver designs to their classic 14 karat gold styles, discover this curated selection of designs to commemorate the occasion. And you can be assured that each piece has been hand-designed by John and impeccably crafted using sustainable materials and responsibly sourced gemstones.

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Accessories from Jones + CO

Cheers to new beginnings with some new bling from Jones + CO! Elevate your style with modern gold jewelry and colorful hair accessories.

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Puzzles from Liberty Puzzles

Help your grad remember the beauty of Colorado with hand-crafted puzzles made right here in Boulder. Choose from a wide variety of colorful Colorado landscapes.

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Refresh Gift Set from LUSH Cosmetics

It's not entirely possible to gift someone a burst of energy, but this present comes pretty close! An invigorating trio with refreshing ingredients like spearmint, eucalyptus, grapefruit, and lime wash away sleepiness and replace it with nothing but pep. They'll feel cooler than the rest in no time!

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Tea Infusers from Old Barrel Tea Company

Did your grad get through long study sessions with the help of a warm beverage? Give them the gift of of a VIVA tea mug with an infuser as they journey onto their next life step. Chances are, tea will help!

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Turntable from Paradise Found Records & Music

Congrats to all the graduates! Celebrate their success by treating them to a new Audio-Technica LP120XBT-USB turntable equipped with a built-in pre-amp, USB outputs and optional Bluetooth capabilities for wireless speakers.

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Birkenstocks from Pedestrian Shops

Oh the places you'll go! Birkenstocks will help keep your graduate comfy as they transition into their next chapter of life! The Pedestrian Shops is home to Boulder's largest selection of Birkenstock Sandals, shoes and clogs for both men and women.

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Coffee Supplies from Peppercorn

If your graduate is a lover of coffee, show them how much you care with a wide selection of coffee supplies from Peppercorn. From coffee pots and mugs to books designed to turn anyone into a barista, help keep your recent graduate caffeinated!

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Mini Facial Delight Gift Bag from Rebecca's Apothecary

Help the graduate in your life celebrate their new chapter with naturally vibrant skin. This delightful sampling of their four most popular facial care products is handmade and assembled into a reusable bag, no additional wrapping needed. Cheers to all the grads and their bright futures!

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Colorful Buffalo from R Gallery + Wine Bar

Are you looking for a gift for your graduate to remember their time in Colorful Colorado? Visit R Gallery+ Wine Bar in downtown Boulder to check out a variety of colorful buffalo! R Gallery has a wide selection of items to help celebrate your grad this year!

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Sandals from ShoeFly

Set your grad off on the right foot and help them make a statement. The Voss II sandal was re-engineered for the season. Made from hydro leather it sits on a super light sole and is built to outlast the summer.

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Rings from Starfish Jewelry

A ring for every finger! Precious 14 karat gold stacking rings, plain and with gemstones, make the perfect graduation gift. In stock now at Starfish Jewelry.

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Sculpture from SmithKlein Gallery

SmithKlein Gallery offers many smaller items that are ideal for graduation gifts. For example, the bronze bison sculpture by Colorado artist, Sandy Graves, stands 5” tall and symbolizes inner power rising up to face any challenges that may arise. The bison has become a well-recognized symbol in Colorado and is also associated with CU-Boulder’s mascot.

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Houseplants from Terracotta

Bring a piece of Boulder with you by adding a little green into your life! Congratulations to all graduates of 2022, wishing you positivity and luck as you as you move forward, wherever you may go.

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Sunglasses from Zeal Optics

The future is bright! Protect those eyes with plant-based, polarized sunglasses from Zeal Optics. The Metals & See Grass Collections (pictured) are great options for recent grads and, with all of our products being made from plant-based and/or recyclable metal, you can rest assured you’re doing your part to make the world a better place.

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