Our Home Decor Gift Guide for College Grads

Help the college grad in your life furnish their new place in style.

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With college graduation season upon us, finding the perfect gift for the college grads in your life can seem like an overwhelming task. But don't fret — we’ve come up with a list of the best home decor gifts they'll love.

1: Midcentury Dowel Mirror

Photo by: West Elm

West Elm

Not only is this mirror beautiful, it also doubles as the perfect place to hang magazines, shirts or towels. It’s the perfect gift for the grad who's constantly on the go. This mirror can be functionally placed by the front door for a quick glance on the way out. 

$299.99; westelm.com

2: Ceramic Fern Plates

Photo by: The Jungalow

The Jungalow

After four years of eating off Styrofoam plates, gift your grad these beautiful ceramic dishes from the Jungalow Shop. This set of six dishes is perfect for their first dinner party, and the prints on the plates are incredibly fun and playful. They’re also dishwasher- and microwave-safe, making them durable and usable for any meal.

3: Kate Moss Wall Art

Photo by: Laurie Duncan Art

Laurie Duncan Art

Show your college grad that art can be cool without being pretentious by purchasing them a piece of wall art. This Kate Moss print by Laurie Duncan was inspired by the iconic photo shoot captured by renowned American photographer Terry Richardson for the trendy brand SUPREME. Wall art will take any new grad’s apartment and add a ton of personality.

4: Shark Rocket Complete Vacuum

Photo by: Shark®


Keep your grad from having to live in an apartment full of crumbs and lint with this lightweight but powerful vacuum. Not only does it clean carpets, it can also clean hardwood floors, ceiling fans, upholstery and vents. This vacuum will make cleaning their apartment easier than ever. The Shark Rocket Duo Clean also includes a wall mount in the box, which allows the vacuum to be stored easily in a closet without taking up too much space.

5: Hesby Moroccan Pouf

Photo by: Hesby


This handmade, leather pouf can be used as seating around a coffee table or as an ottoman. Made in Morocco, this gift will add a touch of culture to any graduate’s new place. Since the pouf is handmade, each one is different and stylishly unique.

$250; shophesby.com

6: Beolit 15 Speaker

Photo by: Beoplay


In a day and age where more and more people are opting to use their laptops and desktops to watch their favorite shows and movies, give your grad the gift of high-quality sound no matter how they choose to stream their shows. The Beolit 15 Bluetooth speaker is the perfect blend of incredible functionality with stunning design. The speaker can last for up to 24 hours of battery life, and the leather strap makes it easy to take anywhere. It comes in an array of colors, and with 240 watts of power, the sound fills even the largest of rooms.

$299; beoplay.com

7: Wall-Mounted Bike Rack

Photo by: Quartertwenty


A grad’s first apartment can often be on the small side. Help them save room by gifting a wall-mounted bike rack that also features a shelf. Designed by Quartertwenty, this rack saves on space and looks good, too.

$120+; qtr20.com

8: VINEBOX Subscription



Photo by: Eugene Borodin, VINEBOX

Eugene Borodin, VINEBOX

Introduce your college grad to the finer things in life, which in this case is wine. VINEBOX prides itself on only introducing you to wines that are not mass-produced. They believe in sharing the stories behind the wineries and the towns in which they're located. Each month your grad will receive three glasses of wine (they come in hand-drawn glass vials), with information about each winery, recipes and pairing suggestions.

$81 (3 months); vinebox.com

9: Mod Metal Planters

Photo by: Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

Add a pop of gold and greenery to your grad’s apartment with one these mod metal planters from Urban Outfitters. Since the planter is only six inches, it’s perfect for a kitchen counter or side table.

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