Here are some ideas to help your senior graduate in style:
Paper with panache
For the lean, green studying machine, get a book that’ll boast her style: a Maybook. These 5-by-8 notebooks are completely customizable. Pick a pattern for the cover and match a monogram (or not). Is she a planner? Opt for an agenda. Foodies will favor the meal planner, and brides-to-be will want the wedding diary. Made from partially recycled paper, these noteworthy gifts are bound together by (imagine this) a sewing machine. Prices start at $22.
Paper Twist, 6401 Morrison Blvd. 704-366-3100. shoppapertwist.com.
A No. 1 gift
Get her a bag from distinguished designer Jim Thompson No. 9’s newest (and more affordable) line. Fabulous fabrics form Fan Cases in two sizes, the smaller for $36, the larger $48. Notebooks are $18, and shoe bags (small and large) are $58 or $62. The SOHO Shopper tote is made of 100 percent linen; it retails for $295 and measures 16-by-20.
Splurge Charlotte, 1033 Providence Road, 704-370-0082. splurgecharlotte.com.
Words of wisdom
Help decorate her dorm with unique wall pieces from Sugarboo Designs. Custom designed by Rebecca Puig, pieces are handmade in silkscreen on wood, completed with a hand-finished wooden frame. Made in the USA. Numerous sayings and designs available at varying prices.
City Art Works, 1630 E. Woodlawn Road, 704-527-1300. cityartworks.com.
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