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Ten Cool Graduation Gifts For Adulting in Style

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Other than nabbing that dream job, there's no finer feeling in life than finally turning that little gold tassel. What better way congratulate your soon-to-graduate BFF with a stylish gift to accompany that hard-earned diploma?

Now that they're officially headed for the "real world", it's time to upgrade all of those job fair freebies (we're looking at all of you, branded canvas tote bags) with grown-up accessories. From a smart watch that'll track their meetings and marathons to cooler-than-business-casual socks, we've rounded up 10 fashionable buys for proper adulting.