If someone you know if graduating this summer, you’ll want to get them a graduation gift that will last. By using YouK, you’ll be able to find a variety of UK made gifts, but we thought we’d save you some time by writing about our favourites!
Jewellery is a crowd-pleaser. Quality jewellery lasts for a lifetime and will always remind the wearer of the occasion they received it for. Look for pendants such as Alex Monroe’s Gold Vermeil Bumble Bee Pendant (made in London) for a Manchester graduate; the worker bee is a symbol of Manchester’s industrious population.
Alison Moore’s stunning jewellery is all designed, crafted and carefully hand-finished in her Dounby studio, in Orkney’s west mainland. Alison forms and forges precious metals and beautiful gemstones into elegant and thoughtful keepsakes for the wearer to treasure for a lifetime. Find mineral or mountain cufflinks for a geographer or hiker’s graduation gift.
Mr Jones Watches design, print and assemble their watches in London. Their unique watches offer something a little different as a graduation gift for men and women. You can even find a design to match your graduate’s course! Look to Vingt Mille for a Marine Biology graduate or Colour Venn for a mathematician!
If students learn anything before they graduate, it’s how to drink. So why not treat them to a quality, British made spirit as a graduation gift? On YouK, you can discover gins, whiskeys and rums made locally in UK university cities. Manchester Still Inc offer a white rum, carefully distilled from natural unrefined molasses to provide unparalleled purity and a smooth yet distinctive rum. Distilled and produced by The Black Bottle Distillery in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, IQ Oxford Gin is rested in oak casks to give a sweet and creamy gin, perfect for refined cocktails.
Maybe you’re not so bothered about buying presents and you’d rather support your graduate in their first, often underpaid, year after graduation. Farmison‘s Eat Better Meat Boxes contain British grass-fed, free-range meat. With carefully considered quantities of award-winning meat, their subscription boxes will arrive every 4 weeks, each one filled with award-winning, fresh & seasonal meat for mid-week meals.
If none of these options takes your fancy, there are many other gifts to discover on YouK! Browse our 12 divisions and find local brands selling food and drink, household goods and sports and leisure equipment!