Edgy Gifts for the Modern Grad

There's a lot of talk among graduates--especially those finishing high school--about the excitement to leave home and begin the next stage of their lives, whatever that may be. It's the duty of family and friends to send them off with good wishes (and plenty of gifts!). With that in mind, we here at PATRICIA have put together a few items that encourage our graduates to explore while still staying true to their roots here in Southern Pines.

1. For the grad who's ready to travel:

This Clare V. sweatshirt reads "Le Grand Départ," invoking the desire to leave home and see what the world has to offer. The short sleeves are perfect for cool summer nights when a normal weight t-shirt just won't cut it. ($115)

2. For the "cool" grad:

Forget sterling silver, oxidized sterling has a dark, mysterious quality anyone looking to make a statement can appreciate. Pair it with spinel, and these Margo Morrison pavé skulls ($250/$475) add a subtle edge to any outfit, whether in the office or out on the town. Chains sold separately.

3. For the grad who loves classic style:

Every girl should have a strand of pearls, and these 16" Margo Morrison white freshwater coin pearls ($250) update a classic look. Swarovski crystals and natural cord modernize the classic style while keeping its effortless elegance intact. Pair the necklace with these Margo Morrison white coin pearl earrings ($275, sterling silver) to finish the look.

4. For the grad who already misses home: 

 Although many graduates look forward to "le grand départ," most will experience a bit of homesickness in one form or another. We here at PATRICIA believe that home truly is where the heart is, which is why we carry Lat + Lo necklaces engraved with the latitude and longitude of Southern Pines. Available in sterling silver, yellow gold, and rose gold, this little reminder of "home" can cure many a homesick heart.

We hope to see you in-store, but don't forget you can shop online at if you can't make it in to see us. Can't decide? We have gift cards as well. One thing is clear- no matter where your grad is off to, there's something for them here at Patricia. 





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