School’s Out: The Haute 5 Graduation Gifts in Dallas

You’ve always wanted the best for your child, from those cloth diapers (that lasted about four days) to their spruced up dorm room. Now that school is out for good and they are entering the workforce, you want to give them something that will set them apart from the rest of their cap-tossing counterparts. Here’s a few suggestions.

The Watch

DeBoulle Jewelers are known around town as the best in luxury diamonds and timepieces, and since you want your son and daughter to be punctual, hard working employees, a gorgeous new watch is the perfect post-graduation gift. My favorites are Sweden’s Hublot line of ceramic and steel pieces, like this Big Bang Aero Bang MORGAN piece, starting at around $20,ooo. Platinum and gold pieces are also available, as well at their 24.5 karat diamond “1 Million $” watch (maybe you’ll get this one after med school.)

The deBoulle Salon is located at 6821 Preston Road in Dallas

The Car

No matter how cliche it may seem, a brand new car rarely fails to please new graduates (or wives, mothers, uncles, your therapist, nanny….) Although there are a slew of haute 2010 models to choose from, the Audi A5 coupe is both sleek and sporty, a luxury vehicle that says office in the front, party in the back. This is the perfect gift for your son or daughter to enjoy the days of the two-door vehicle, before the seven seat caravan of family life comes around.

See some convertible Audi A5’s at University Park Audi, 5033 Lemmon Avenue in Dallas

The Vacation

Going straight from finals to first day on the job can be pretty taxing on a new grad. Give them the gift of relaxation through Strong Luxury Travel consultants. Based on your son or daughter”s experience (minored in French, perhaps?) and personality, you can construct a made-from-scratch vacation experience that will make a lifelong impression on your child, and give them the R&R they need to enter the workforce with a clear head.

Strong Travel is located at 8214 Westchester Drive, Suite 670 in Dallas

The Briefcase

Nothing says “I know where I’m going” than an in-your-face briefcase. Hermes is a notorious name in such cases, made wildly popular by their uber-expensive crocodile Sac à Depeche, a case John F. Kennedy was known to have carried. There is a five-year waiting list to purchase one of these exclusive cases, which start at around $30,000, so you’ll have to Ebay it fora right-now present. For leather totes and other office-worthy Hermes bags, visit their store at the HPV.

Hermes is located at 21 Highland Park Village in Dallas

The Artwork

You know your child has always had an artistic side, even if they never took another art class since second grade finger painting. Help them make their new home more beautiful by giving them a piece of fine art from the Barry Whistler Gallery. The collections are comprised of pieces by Texan artists, and include paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings. It’s a good way to help your new grad remember where they came from.

The Barry Whistler Gallery is located at 2909 B-Canton Street in Dallas