Give your graduates special pieces that will come in handy wherever their next path leads.

- Joy Deangdeelert Cho

Computing on the go

Transport a computer and all its accessories with this Cargo Laptop Sleeve by Built ($40-$50). Available at local Office Depot and Staples locations and

Global glow

The Black Ocean Globe ($89) illuminates from within for extra fun when you dream of traveling around the world. Available at Foster's Homeware, 399 Market St., and

Light up

Shed light within any reading nook or desk area with this Mini Teardrop Table Lamp ($59). Available at West Elm, 1330 Chestnut St., and


The Display-It Storage Mirror ($599) holds notes, class schedules, photos and other necessary knickknacks. Available at

Social savvy

Give them a head start in the business world with this People Business Card Holder ($15). Available at

Making a list

Keep to-dos handy on this fun Rococo Chalkboard ($36). Available at

Initial thinking

Spell out the grad's initials or a fun word with these Letter Pillows ($98 each) by Jonathan Adler. Available at


Joy Deangdeelert Cho is a Philadelphia textile and graphic designer. Visit her design blog, Oh Joy!, at