2019 Graduate Gift Guide

Whether it’s high school or college, graduation day is big. Final exams are over and summer plans are being made - what an exciting new chapter in a graduate's life! You’ll want to give the grad in your life something that matches the importance of this accomplishment. Our handcrafted items are as timeless and unique as the individual you are celebrating.

Browse through a hand-picked selection of our best leather gifts. Here’s to you, Class of 2019!


Surveyor Messenger Bag

For a confident carry, use the new Surveyor Messenger Bag to make the best impression at your new job. Built for the working professional, it features a classic design and simple flap closure, adjustable, removable shoulder strap and plenty of various pockets. It's our most versatile bag yet! Available in both 2 full-grain leather colors and 2 waxed canvas combinations. 


Sidekick Cord Wrap

The addition of new tech means more cords and cables that go with them. It’s time to end the hassle of messy cords! Our Sidekick Leather Cord Wrap is the best accessory to add to any bag for tidying and storing small cables and cords. It’s a must-have for any new grad when it comes to staying organized.



Grant Travel Wallet

Oh, the places they’ll go! Gift your grad a Grant Leather Travel Wallet for their next adventure. Carry a passport, ID cards, metro tickets and more in this handsome leather sleeve. For the ambitious individual ready to visit a few new countries, this is the perfect new item for any globetrotter.



Traveler Journal

It’s the journal that started more than one journey for Rustico Founder Isaac Childs. Give your new grad the journal that they can take across the world or to the office across town. Handsewn from our top-grain leather and your choice of a buckle or flap-tie closure, this journal gives the owner the perfect way to tell their story.



High Line Pouch Large

Our goal is that our products serve whatever purpose is needed, so crafting something that’s versatile is important to us. The High Line Leather Pouch carries anything your grad needs it to. Protect and carry art supplies, toiletry items, tech gear and more.



Tahoe Travel Duffle

Often the journey ahead is a physical one and that means packing those essential travel items for the trip. The Tahoe Travel Duffle is designed to fit carry-on dimensions and was designed to be durable enough to hold up wherever that bucket list destination takes the new grad.


Explorer Satchel

Graduating brings a unique sense of accomplishment and excitement for the possibilities ahead. Give your favorite new graduate something that they will be able to use for many years ahead. The Explorer Satchel is the last bag they’ll need as they go on exploring.


Expedition Notebook

It can be hard to adequately describe the notebook that does everything and goes everywhere. Without a doubt, the Expedition Notebook is the one most often chosen by fans and Rustico employees alike. It’s the best minimal notebook that can be customized and used for everything from a planner to a daily journal.



Clip Leather Keychain

While all the keychains provide a robust and functional hold, the Clip Leather Keychain has always been one of the best. Choose from our eight leather colors to make a great gift for the new grad so they stay worry-free.



Money Clip Leather Wallet

Everyone hates bulky pockets. There’s no reason to carry around more in your wallet than you need to. We created the Money Clip Wallet to be the best solution for a minimal wallet that will end up being a favorite from our collection.



Nomad Bracelet

Our bracelets, worn daily, can act as a physical reminder to step outside and enjoy creating something you’re proud of. They’ll enjoy the journey more while wearing their favorite leather color and thread combination.


Monument Laptop Case

With a touch of sophistication, the Monument brings a greater sense of purpose and professionalism to its carrier. Give your grad the perfect case for taking their laptop to and from the office or studio.

Cache iPad Sleeve

It’s one of the best ways to store that new iPad. Give the new grad something that protects their device and looks attractive while doing so. Handmade with 100% Merino Wool and accented with our top-grain leather, it is constantly drawing praises wherever it goes.



To all the graduates:  

This is the end of one journey and the beginning of another for you. Graduating is an achievement that anyone who has put in the work can be proud of. The future is an exciting one and there’s a world of opportunities open! What will you become? Whether you’re pursuing more school, taking a break to travel, or jumping into your career we hope you take time each day to reflect and leave your mark.

We wish you all the best! 


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