Graduation Gifts

June 2, 2011 9:51:30 AM PDT
Graduation season is upon us again. If you are looking for the perfect gift to "wow" the graduate in your family, Michigan Avenue Magazine's chief editor Susanna Negovan has done the shopping for you and has some suggestions.

Ties in the colors of their Alma Mater
Whether you're sporting purple and white for Northwestern or blue and orange for Illinois, wear your school spirit to graduation - and then take it on job interviews.
Saks Fifth Avenue Men's Store, Hugo Boss, ties, $95, 717 N. Michigan Ave.

Mikimoto Pearl Earrings
A piece of jewelry marks the moment forever. $240
Saks Fifth Avenue
700 N. Michigan Ave.

TW Steel Watches
These oversized watches from TW Steel are a classic-looking version of a hot trend. Each massive steel case, made with precision chrono movement and mineral crystal, is held together by an authentic Italian leather band. For men and women. $475 and up
55 E. Grand Ave.
Swiss Fine Timing
645 N. Michigan Ave.

Mont Blanc Pen
The Meisterstück Classique rollerball at Mont Blanc includes complimentary engraving; initials can be engraved on the clip, a name can be engraved on the cap or you can engrave a special message on a plate that will be affixed to the box. $385
Mont Blanc boutique
900 N. Michigan Avenue.

Uncommon iPhone Case
Represent your school with a completely customizable iPhone or iPod Touch case from Uncommon. Nostalgically display photos from graduation or a favorite sporting event or a congratulations message. The cases are durable, long-lasting and the high resolution images won't fade while your memories do. $35, Uncommon,

Tumi Nylon Briefcase
Carry this Tumi Nylon Briefcase to keep your post-grad life handsomely organized. It has several pockets including a cushioned compartment that can accommodate a 17-inch laptop. Tumi products come with complimentary tracking protection in case your bag is lost or stolen. $275
Saks Fifth Avenue
700 N. Michigan Ave.

Burberry Tote
A perfect fit for your laptop and files, this Burberry tote is lightweight and available in black, red, or tan. $250 Saks Fifth Avenue
700 N. Michigan Ave.

Hugo Boss iPad Case
For the tech-savvy grad who wants to keep his look stylish and crisp, the pebbled leather Hugo Boss iPad Case is lined with plush velvet to prevent scratching. Available in black or navy. $145
Saks Fifth Avenue
700 N. Michigan Ave.

Judith Leiber Business Card Case
Hand out your business cards in style with this Judith Leiber business card case. The spirited zebra motif is set in finely crafted Austrian crystals. $395
Saks Fifth Avenue
700 N. Michigan Ave.

Leica V-Lux 30
Capture life in the real world with Leica's new V-Lux 30. This compact digital camera has built-in GPS capabilities, a new 3D mode and full HD video recording. $749, available at stores throughout Chicago including Helix Limited, 310 S. Racine Ave. and Calumet Camera 1111 N. Cherry

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