Graduating from school, college, or University is by far one of the most memorable milestones in our personal and professional lives. Graduating comes at the cost of hard work, perseverance, unwavering commitment, a thirst for knowledge, as well as self-discipline.
University is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the obstacles that life can throw your way. The trials and tribulations that come with attaining a University degree are what mould us into true adults, not to mention the barrage of brilliant memories we share with our peers on our journey. Looking back on University should remind us of all the good times we had, as well as the times where we had to dig deep and find the fuel to drive ourselves forwards.
We are here to remind you of all the hours you put in, the energy you gave, and the confidence you gained from your journey through University - all as a means of spurring you on through life. This is why we bring you our top 5 graduation gifts that you can treat yourself to for your big day, serving as timeless hallmarks of your solid efforts throughout your academic career.
Ettinger London Cufflinks
These beautifully crafted round metal cufflinks by Ettinger London are a great addition to any smart outfit, and they’re the perfect way to subtly elevate your classy attire when attending your graduation. They come with a waxy leather inlay and feature a pure palladium plating; a material that is known for being stronger than gold! Palladium is also a hypoallergenic metal that is naturally bright white, 95% pure and won’t tarnish, meaning you will get plenty of wear out of them for years to come. If you’re looking for a way to make a sophisticated statement at your graduation, consider the Ettinger cufflinks - there are plenty of different colours available for you to choose from, take your pick here.
Ettinger London Jewellery Roll
The perfect way to grace your graduation day with pure elegance, but also the perfect gift for someone who is always on the road! Our Ettinger London Jewellery Rolls keep the safety of your jewellery in mind, featuring three zipped pockets for bracelets and necklaces, as well as a strap to safely hold your earrings and rings. The soft pig suede inside is soft and delicate, preventing your jewellery from being scratched or tarnished. The leather is hand finished with many layers of waxes and oils, making it deep and rich to the touch with beautiful natural tones giving it a slightly smoky aspect. If you’re looking for a convenient way of swapping out your choice of jewellery in time for your graduation photo, consider the Jewellery Roll as your right-hand accessory.
University of Oxford Excel Pen by Onoto
Our friends at Onoto are a British brand of luxury fountain pens, it was only right that they dedicated their efforts to create an officially licensed University of Oxford fountain pen. The result? A compact, stylish, and elegant fountain pen fit for proud graduates like you. The pen is branded with the official University of Oxford coat of arms, and comes fitted with an 18ct gold nib as standard. The University of Oxford Excel pen by Onoto is a great way to pay homage to the moments that turned you into the adult you are today, as well as the deep heritage that backs the highly decorated University you have graduated from. There are plenty of fine details dotted throughout the construction of this pen, visit our friends official online shop to have a closer look at the details.
University of Cambridge Vermeil Pen
Now, this one is special. Featuring an engine-turned diamond pattern on the cap and barrel, the University of Cambridge vermeil pen is adorned with gorgeous designs. All the pens are made to include the University of Cambridge crest at the top of the cap, and Alumni have the option to have the crest of their college inserted into the end of the barrel, as well as their name or initials or their year of graduation. These customisations make the University of Cambridge Vermeil Pen all the more special, and they make for highly sentimental and personal graduation gifts. Each pen comes with an edition number between 001 and 100, making them each pen unique to its owner. Have a look at some of the closeups on our webstore to get a closer view of the fine craftsmanship.
The Oxbridge Watches
Last, but certainly not least, come the Oxbridge Watches. Officially and exclusively licensed by both Oxford and Cambridge University, the Oxbridge Watches are a way to proudly display your unwavering allegiance to the academic institution that helped you grow into the person you are today. Above all, the Oxbridge Watches are meant to represent you - your good memories, the laughs, the uphill battles, and all of the bridges crossed. We want you to wear your Oxbridge Watch with pride at your graduation, symbolizing the centuries of historical heritage you have been a part of, as well as the history you will be making as you journey forth. Oxbridge Watches are not your ordinary graduation gift - they are sentiments to be cherished for many lifetimes. Both the AIRCO MACH 2 and Solo-37 models are available on our website - find out more by visiting their respective webpages:University of Cambridge Watches: Mens - Ladies