Help your grad spread his or her wings and fly with these 12 stylish and enduring gifts.

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Help your grad spread his or her wings and fly with these 12 stylish and enduring gifts.

1. LilyEmme Jewelry 14K Gold Birthstone Diamond Kiss Stackable Ring ($280–$640 at A momentous moment calls for a special keepsake. Local jeweler Valerie Nethery’s birthstone rings are classic but totally on-trend with a slim profile she can wear with everything.

2. Marx Foods Washington State Subscription Box ($39–$456 at If they’re moving out of state, they can remember the tastes of home with care packages specially curated by local foodie shop Marx Foods.

3. “The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science” ($50 at booksellers). While they’re still in the learning mode, introduce them to the science of cooking with this massive tome by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. He took an experiment-based approach to finding the absolute best way to make everything.

4. Bonavita 8-Cup Digital Coffee Brewer ($200 at Williams-Sonoma). This sleek and simple brewer from Ballard company Bonavita will keep them caffeinated, and will look great in their new grown-up, off-campus apartment.

5. SOG PowerPlay with Hex Bit Kit ($89 at Give them the gift of handiness with this complete multitool from local company SOG. It has pliers, blades, a bottle opener and much more.

6. Samsung Level On Wireless Pro Headphones ($250 at Gorgeous in a bronze and white finish, these headphones sound as great as they look, with a noise-cancelling mode to drown out noisy roommates.

7. Filson The Scout Dual Time Watch ($850 at Filson, Sodo). A quality watch is functional and adds polish to work clothes. Local company Filson’s new timepieces are ruggedly chic with U.S.-made parts.

8. Pendleton 5th Avenue Glacier Park Throw ($149 at A 100 percent merino wool throw will go with them from city to city, classing up any space they end up in. This Oregon-made throw feels like velvet to the touch.

9. “Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone” ($14 at booksellers). Author Becky Blades provides quick nuggets of advice for young women heading out into the world, touching on everything from values to doing your chores.

10. Microsoft Surface Book (starting at $1,499 at the Microsoft store). Whether heading to college or upgrading for the workforce, the Surface Book is the ultimate laptop for PC fans. It can be used as a touchscreen tablet or clipped into a fully articulating keyboard for tons of versatility.

11. Glassybaby A Million Bucks Votive ($44 at Glassybaby). Tell them what they’re worth — or maybe the salary they should aim for — with this locally made votive in a brand-new hue. Either way, it’s an elegant décor item for their post-grad apartment.

12. Brenthaven Medina Weekender ($200 at Brenthaven, Capitol Hill). Encourage trips home with this travel bag designed by local tech-case specialist Brenthaven. It has plenty of room for the essentials, leather accents and, of course, padded interior pockets to keep devices safe.