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20 Graduation Gifts

2013-10-10 14:10:27

Congratulations to this year's graduating class! We hope these graduation gifts will help you express your pride of the graduate in your life.

  1. Tooled leather box, 'Lope de Vega'

    From $40.49

    The epoch of Spanish playwright Félix Lope de Vega (1562-1635) inspires this beautiful chest by the Rios family. Covered with lavish motifs in tooled leather, the smooth rectangle is handcrafted of moena wood. A velvet lining protects jewelry or keepsakes. Made in Peru.

    • 9.1" W x 3.2" H x 5.5" D
    • Weight: 1.1 lb
    • Leather on moena wood and plywood
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Peru. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  2. Praise for Paisley Pen

    From $6.95
    Colors: Green, Purple, Teal
    • Green, Purple, or Teal
    • Wood & lacquer
    • Approximately 5.5" L (14 cm)
    • Handmade in and fairly traded from India
  3. Cute Cat Aluminum Pencil Holder

    From $14.95

    Who doesn't love a cat who helps around the office? Adorably simple, simply adorable, these keepers of the pencils are handmade with powder-coated aluminum for a classic silver look.

    • Powder-coated sheet aluminum
    • Approximately 3.75" T x 2" L x 2" W (9.5 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm)
    • Handmade in and fairly traded from Colombia
  4. Murano handblown paperweight, 'Vermilion Horizon'

    From $39.99
    Air bubbles dance in a hypnotic procession throughout this translucent paperweight. Imbued with vermilion light, the effect is captivating. The Seguso Family crafts the piece by hand with the legendary blown glass techniques of Murano, Italy.

    The presence of air bubbles accentuates the nature of the traditional hand blown crafting process, making each piece unique. Made in Brazil.

    • This hand blown item may vary slightly in color, size and shape
    • 3.7" Diam. x 2.4" H
    • Weight: 1.5 lb
    • Blown glass
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Brazil. Please allow 2 to 4.5 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  5. Hungry Dog Stapler

    From $9.95
    Colors: Blue

    Let the dog eat your homework -- quite literally! This fun and functional desktop pal stands at the ready to keep your paperwork organized and your excuses legitimate.

    • Blue or White
    • Uses standard staples (not included)
    • 6" L (15.2 cm)
  6. Chilean Good Luck Pig

    From $6.95
    Sizes: Small

    This adorable handmade clay pig is a meaningful symbol in Chile's vibrant culture, where tradition holds that three-legged pigs bring good luck to their owners. Makes a great gift for yourself or someone special... after all, who couldn't use a bit of good fortune?

    Because each cute piglet is handmade, expect some slight variations. Measures approximately 1.5" H x 2" sq. (3.8 x 5.1 cm) Handmade in and fair-trade imported from Chile.

  7. Auto part statuette, 'Rustic Monster Motorbike'

    From $79.99
    Armando Ramirez transforms a collection of metal pieces including thick wires and tube pipes to create this impressive motorbike. Other pieces that once made part of a car's electrical and ignition systems have a more specialized function in this sculpture. For example, bearings and coils are transformed into tires and hubcaps. The gas tank used to be an ignition rocker arm and the engine is built from tubes and a brush holder. Finally, the seat was taken from a clutch pedal.

    Please note it is the artist's intention not to give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present. Made in Mexico.

    • Features a rustic, rugged finish
    • Components may vary slightly in size and form
    • 6.3" H x 3.7" W x 9.8" D
    • Weight: 4.3 lb
    • Recycled metal
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  8. Auto part sculpture, 'Rustic Locomotive'

    From $99.99
    Discarded thick wires, metal sheets, pulleys and screws become a train engine under the ingenious creativity of Mexico's Armando Ramírez. Once the main frame of the engine is built, Ramírez transforms a car bearing and spark plugs into characteristic train parts. Ramírez recycles bendix parts from a car's electric system into the train's cauldrons, which are joined together with thick wire and a brush holder from a car's electric system.

    Please note it is the artist's intention not to give his sculptures a fine polished finish, therefore smudges and scratches may be present. Made in Mexico.

    • Components may vary slightly in size and form
    • Features a rustic, rugged finish
    • 7.0" H x 4.5" W x 11.5" D
    • Weight: 5.8 lb
    • Recycled metal
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  9. Wood sculpture, 'Akpa Fish'

    From $47.99
    Sleek sese wood and richly textured aluminum repoussé come to life as a fish. Carved by hand, this elegant sculpture is designed by Anna Yawson. She names it Akpa – "Red" in the Ga language. Made in West Africa.
    • 5.5" H x 13.4" W x 2.0" D
    • Weight: 1.1 lb
    • Sese wood and aluminum
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in West Africa. Please allow 14 to 30 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  10. Auto parts sculpture, 'Rustic Web Programmer'

    From $42.49

    Sitting patiently in front of a computer, a metal person comes to life through the unique art of Armando Ramírez. He sculpts the web programmer with different pieces from a car's ignition and electric systems. Ramirez recycles metal pieces left-over in die machines, thick wires, and metal sheets to complete this expressive sculpture. Made in Mexico.

    • 9.4" W x 7.5" H x 6.7" D
    • Weight: 2.9 lb
    • Recycled metal
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Mexico. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  11. Deco Arch Mantel Clock

    From $39.95
    Grandfather clock styling in miniature, our mantel clock from the Kathy Ireland collection makes timekeeping graceful and lends a gentle touch of distinction to living room, den, or office.

    • Cherry-finish wood
    • Felt pads on base
    • Requires one AA battery (not included)
    • 8.5" H x 6.75" W x 3.5" D (21.6 x 17.1 x 8.9 cm)
    • Imported

  12. Wood sculpture, 'Ga Redfish'

    From $47.99
    Sleek sese wood and richly textured aluminum repoussé come to life as a fish. Carved by hand, this elegant sculpture is designed by Anna Yawson. She names it Chiley – a local name among the Ga people for a type of redfish. Made in West Africa.
    • 5.5" H x 12.6" W x 1.6" D
    • Weight: 1.0 lb
    • Sese wood and aluminum
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in West Africa. Please allow 14 to 30 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  13. Coconut shell vase, 'Crackle'

    From $68.99
    Rich earth textures flow smoothly across this elegant decorative vase. Applying a mosaic of natural coconut shells, Ketut Sukayasa exalts their deep, crackled colors. Made in Indonesia.
    • For decorative use only
    • Not watertight
    • 11.0" H x 4.7" Diam.
    • Weight: 1.8 lb
    • Coconut shell and albesia wood
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Indonesia. Please allow 9 to 20 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  14. Wood statuette, 'Baby Dragon'

    From $49.99

    The recurrent theme of the dragon in Balinese art underscores the legendary animal's divinity in their culture, a motif that has not escaped the artistic eye of Ketut Taram. Believed to be the guardian of the gods, this baby suar wood dragon with wings fiercely protects the sanctity of the home. Made in Indonesia.

    • Signed by the artist
    • 5.1" W x 5.9" H x 3.2" D
    • Weight: 0.6 lb
    • Suar wood
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Indonesia. Please allow 1.5 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  15. Murano handblown decanter, 'Amber Ipanema'

    From $184.99

    This handblown glass decanter contains true Brazilian spirit, as the progression from yellow into green recalls the Brazilian flag. The distinct gradation of color defines the "Ipanema" collection, named after Rio de Janeiro's famous beach.

    The presence of air bubbles accentuates the nature of the traditional hand blown crafting process, making each piece unique. Made in Brazil.

    • This hand blown item may vary slightly in color, size and shape
    • Watertight
    • Decanter:
         11.8" H x 7.1" W x 7.1" D
      Volume:
         37.0oz oz.
    • Weight: 8.3 lb
    • Blown glass
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Brazil. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  16. Coconut shell sculpture, 'Casuarina'

    From $54.99
    Keeping alive the artisan heritage of her late husband, Putra Suteja, Eka removes the husk from a coconut shell and polishes the piece to a sheen. She then carves a majestic casuarina tree beneath a sky filled with stars. Beautiful and original, it stands on a terracotta base.

    Please note size and coloring may differ as the artist works with natural coconut shell. Made in Indonesia.

    • Base included
    • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
    • Sculpture:
         4.7" H x 5.5" Diam.
      Base:
         0.8" H x 3.5" Diam.
    • Weight: 0.4 lb
    • Coconut shell and ceramic
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Indonesia. Please allow 10 to 21 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  17. Ceramic sculpture, 'Cupisnique Feline'

    From $99.99
    Walter Jose Acosta finds inspiration in the artistry of the Cupisnique culture which flourished in northern Peru between 1500 and 1000 B.C. Acosta replicates the formidable image of a feline with bird-like traits, highly treasured image in the Cupisnique cosmogony. The sculpture is crafted by hand with ceramics and natural pigments for color. Made in Peru.
    • Signed by the artist
    • Museum replica(s)
    • For decorative use only
    • Requires special handling -- allow an extra 14 days for delivery
    • 8.8" H x 5.5" W x 3.5" D
    • Weight: 2.3 lb
    • Ceramic
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Peru. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  18. Coconut shell vase, 'Cinnamon Snowcone'

    From $52.99
    Combining tropical textures, Ketut Sukayasa conjures a vanilla snow cone. He works in cinnamon sticks and coconut shell on albesia wood for this handsome handcrafted vase. Made in Indonesia.
    • For decorative use only
    • Not watertight
    • 11.0" H x 4.7" Diam.
    • Weight: 1.7 lb
    • Cinnamon, coconut shell and albesia wood
    • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Ships directly from our partner office in Indonesia. Please allow 9 to 17 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

  19. Kitty Pen & Pencil Cup

    From $12.95

    Introducing a cat that will be a welcome addition to your busy desktop -- this little guy will help to keep your work area less cluttered, while also putting a smile on your face. Our charming desk caddy is just the thing to hold not only pens and pencils, but also scissors, rulers, and all your other desktop necessities.

    • Glazed ceramic
    • Wide opening for a handful of writing utensils
    • 6.5" T x 7.5" L x 3.5" W (16.5 x 19 x 8.9 cm)
    • Imported from Thailand
  20. Puppy Pen & Pencil Holder

    From $12.95

    Imagine...a puppy that minimizes clutter and mess. Ours is just waiting to play catch for all your writing utensils and unwieldy desk accessories.

    • Glazed ceramic
    • Wide opening for a whole handful of writing utensils
    • 6.5" T x 7.5" L x 3.5" W (16.5 x 19 x 8.9 cm)
    • Imported from Thailand