Best Grad Gifts (coming from a grad)

I’m officially a high school grad and I’m off to college next year (pause for excitement)!!! This is a list compiled of things that I would want for a grad gift (so trust me when I say these are GREAT). You want to get something practical but still cute and fun! An easy way to make a gift more personal is specializing it to the school they’ll be attending or getting their name/ initials embroidered on. Now, for the list…

Hamper/ Laundry Bag

I just got this gift last night and it is amazing. It has my school colors, my name, and the university I’ll be attending on it. What more could you ask for?!

Jewelry Box

You can get a compact travel jewelry case for when they’re on-the-go or one to keep in their dorm room.


This is vital for communal bathrooms and the walks back to the dorm room.

Picture Collages

I love how sentimental and personal this gift is. It is great for close friends and family!


The one disclaimer of the embroidered pillows is that they are super expensive, but cute nonetheless 🙂

Water Bottle/ Tumbler Cup

I know my college encourages reusable water bottles and sooo many college students like their coffee in the morning so both of these things are a perfect grad gift.

Clutches and Pouches

From pencil pouches to cute clutches for makeup these are ALWAYS needed.

Instant Camera

Polaroids are such a fun way of collecting memories in college!

Gift Cards

I know what your thinking, is this impersonal? The answer is not at all! If you know a restaurant/ fast food place they love that will also be on their campus, buy them a gift card for it.

Portable Charger

So that they can charge their phone anytime, anywhere!

The BEST Quarantine Sales

Almost better than Cyber Monday… one of the best things to come from quarantine: online clothing sales. If I didn’t online shop enough before I definitely do now. Here are a few of the best sales right now.


Extra 50% off Every Sale Item

Cotton On

30% Off Everything


Up to 80% Off Everything

Nasty Gal

50% Off Everything + Extra 10% Off


25% Off Dresses and Skirts


60% Off Everything


50% Off Everything + More (and an extra 15% for in-app purchases)


50% Off Sitewide


Extra 50% Off Sale Items

The Revival of Completely Claire

I’m back!

And all it took was a world pandemic.

In quarantine, I’ve been getting very bored. I’ve watched more movies than ever before, tested my dancing skills on tiktok, and went down the youtube rabbit hole more than a few times. Important things have happened too. I have finished high school and I’m off to college in the fall! I’m sad that my last few months of senior year didn’t go the way I expected but my friends and I have thought of fun ways to make our own senior year traditions later in the summer (after quarantine of course). When I got an email about ‘Completely Claire’ my face lit up. What better way to spend all this time then continuing my blog. With that being said, welcome back to Completely Claire.