Tokens, keepsakes, remembrance albums, mugs, hoodies and fine jewelry. There is a host of personalized and specialty items available in a world renowned college town such as Boston for your graduate each and every year.

(Photo Credit: Harvard Shop)

(Photo Credit: Harvard Shop)


The Harvard Shop
65 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-0317
www.theharvardshop.com

The Harvard Shop is operated by students of the Harvard University, and where else but to another college student would one go to for advice on what to give as a graduation gift? Even if your grad is not a student of Harvard, the convenient stores located in strategic spots throughout the city of Cambridge, makes use of the M.LaHart & Co. making monogramming or embossing any college within the United States possible. Solid furniture items are also available with store hours open every day of the week.

(Photo Credit: M. Flynn)

(Photo Credit: M. Flynn)


M. Flynn
40 Waltham St.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 292-0079
mflynnjewelry.com

M. Flynn, located in Boston’s south end, has made an undisputed reputation for fine jewelry designs of exceptional taste and quality. Flynn brings a unique flair that is fresh and distinctive with each collection. Created by some of the most talented designers, the look and feel of fine jewelry alone makes the gift, from a pendant to streamlined money clip, a precious keep sake years after graduation. Personalized lockets, pendants and cuff links for men keep the memories and accomplishments close at hand. M. Flynn has gathered together an amazing list of designers to chose from, making this emporium a must visit with fine jewelry the goal for a special graduation gift in 2016.

(Photo Credit: Bromfield Pen Shop)

(Photo Credit: Bromfield Pen Shop)


Bromfield Pen Shop
5 Bromfield St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 482-9053
www.bromfieldpenshop.com

Personalized stationery and pen sets are not a problem at Bromfield Pen Shop, but don’t forget other items made available for engraving. Rosewood clocks for desktops or pocket, classic business card cases and key chains are all sold here. Engraving fine calligraphy on slim lined fountain pens is an art in itself. Select the gift, chose the style to personalize it, and the finished gift will be waiting for pick up in 24 hrs. This makes Bromfield Pen Shop not only versatile, but one of the classiest places for last minute quality gifts.

Related: Best Places To Buy Gifts For Grads Around Boston

Copley Art & Framing
150 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-6060
www.westroxburyframing.com

Photo frames, shadow boxes, remembrance albums, or a quality frame for that hard earned diploma, the choice is Copley Art & Framing. With it’s sister store on the opposite side of Boston, West Roxbury Framing, you’ll find the perfect give for your grad here. For just the right collage memorializing friends and colleagues that made the trip to a college graduation possible, ask the expert staff at Copley Art & Framing for design advice and quality mounting. With coupons available to take advantage of, even an Art majors mouth would water after seeing their work framed with care by this Boston Strong Art and Framing company.

(Photo Credit: The Boston Shaker)

(Photo Credit: The Boston Shaker)


The Boston Shaker
69 Holland St.
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 718-2999
www.thebostonshaker.com

Mugs, glassware, tumblers and gold plated keep sake shot glasses are the number one most well used graduation gifts on the planet. Most graduates will either buy this type of gift for themselves even before the celebrated date arrives, or will look for the opportunity years later. The Boston Shaker gives the gift giver a unique opportunity to make glassware into a spectacular present one that will be loved for years to come. Ask about their emblem embossing services and don’t forget to add a bottle of fine wine or gift basket into the mix, age appropriate of course.

Related: Gift Guide For The College Graduate

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