In this easy gift guide, we’ve got something for every entrepreneur, MBA grad, and soon-to-be CEO in your life. Whether you’re getting an early start on holiday shopping, celebrating a birthday, or toasting to a new job offer, these gifts for young professionals will do the trick.
Our Guide to The Best Gifts for Young Professionals
If there’s one gift worth splurging on for the suit-and-tie guy in your life, it’s a personalized briefcase they’ll keep forever. Stick to a simple style made from high-quality leather materials in a basic black or brown color that pairs with everything in their work wardrobe. If they aren’t much of a briefcase user, try a personalized leather portfolio, laptop case, or backpack instead.
Every young professional needs a trusty blazer, like our Charleston Blazer for him, that they can throw on over any blouse, button-up, or basic tee. A versatile color like navy, black, or grey will last for years to come in their work wardrobe— no matter the office dress code at their new gig.
Reusable Beverage Container
For the professional that’s always on the go, try a reusable beverage container, like our Skipjack Tumbler or Corckcicle Mug. A reusable water bottle or thermal coffee mug can help them stay hydrated during their commute and give them the boost of energy they need to power through long workdays.
Searching for a gift for a young professional working from home? Opt for wardrobe essentials— like our best-selling Jack Pants— that can go from work to weekend with ease. The versatile khaki pants are cut from moisture-wicking performance fabric with extra stretch for all-day comfort. They can wear them while working from home, attending a conference, or hitting the golf course with coworkers.
Business Card Holder
For the networking professional, try a convenient business cardholder. The compact leather or metal case can be tucked into any desk drawer, purse, or blazer pocket to keep their credentials close by at all times. They’re great for networking events, business conferences, and freelancers who are constantly passing out cards.
Help your young professional stay organized with a leather-bound or monogrammed planner. It'll help them stay on top of deadlines, show up on time for meetings, and impress the boss with their time management and organizational skills. Before gifting, jot down birthdays, anniversaries, and other important dates to ensure they won't forget!
For the young professional who does it all, gift an office-friendly pullover that does it all too.
Our Men's Pullovers makes the perfect lightweight layer for their morning commute, an overly air-conditioned office, or a weekend trip to the beach. It’s made from ultra-soft, moisture-wicking performance fabric with sophisticated quilting and sleek snaps on both sides.
Who doesn’t love getting a new pair of socks? While it may not be the most exciting gift for young professionals, a new pair of socks is certainly one of the most practical. Stock their sock drawer with a few high-quality pairs in basic black or spice things up with fun prints and patterns that’ll liven up their boring suits.
Professional Apple Watch Band
If your young professional is the type who wears an Apple Watch all day, every day, gift them a luxe Apple Watch band to sport to the office. A high-quality, sophisticated strap helps their tech-savvy device feel more like a high-end watch in the workplace. For a timeless look, opt for a band made of genuine leather or stainless steel link.
If you’re someone who prefers gifting ‘experiences’ instead of physical gifts, treat your loved one to a little me time. A gift card to a spa, massage parlor, or nail salon shows you appreciate the effort they’re putting into their career. A bit of self-care may be just what they need to unwind after a stressful presentation or clear their head before a big interview.
When in doubt, opt for a motivational book on the power of positivity. You can’t go wrong with empowering reads like You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero, The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Anchor, or Daring Greatly by Brené Brown. Even if they’re too busy with their new job to read it, it’ll still impress all their coworkers just sitting on their office shelf.