Graduation season is here and as many would say “after one door closes another one opens!” This is a saying that many of us hear or have heard when graduating from our HBCU. Many recent graduates see this quote as inspiration to strive for something more. After graduation students are aware that the work isn’t done. This is where the hard work they put in at their HBCU is now translated into the “real world.”
Now is the time for new graduates to aim to find the career they always dreamed of and worked for or enter into the graduate school in which they always wanted to attend. With this being said, it is only right that we reward them for their hard work and demonstrate our happiness of their accomplishments. Therefore, instead of purchasing items, they may not use immediately, look into this gift guide that features Black-Owned Office Gifts that will get them prepared for their career choice or graduate school transition.
Black-Owned Office Gifts
Page Eleven Paper Goods
Elisha, Owner, and Designer at Page Eleven Paper Goods goal is to help people achieve their goals. Therefore, her business Page Eleven Paper Goods focuses on selling planners, journals, and consultation sessions to help individuals, like recent HBCU graduates, create a lifestyle that is organized and manageable for them. Elisha’s love for stationery dates back to her being a young girl and is what motivated her to create the paper goods HBCU grads will love today.
Shades of Color, LLC
Adrian Woods, President, and Courtney Hines, CEO, founded Shades of Color in 1995 to fill a void in our African American community. These two entrepreneurial males created a company that aimed to give gifts to Black Southern Belles like me and you and most importantly, HBCU graduates in need of office necessities. From two-year planners and wall calendars to stained glass sticky notes and mouse pads, Shades of Color, LLC has a wide range of items that features us; Black Southern Belles.
Cloth and Paper
As a brand that prides itself on “There is Luxury in Simplicity, “ Cloth and Paper is perfect for the minimalists Black Southern Belle. This business provides planner inserts & accessories. These pieces of artwork are said to add more organization to your life without being overpowering. Leather planners, foiled dividers, exclusive stationery items are hard to find items that graduates look for when starting their career.
Meanie’s Planner Goods
A fairly new company created by Jasmine, Meanie’s Planner Goods, has the stationery goods HBCU Southern Belles will love. From their decorative paper clip collections and fancy gel pens to their vinyl planner stickers, and journaling cards, these items are a necessity in an HBCU graduate work office or home office. Look no further for girly office items that are sure to brighten your day. Meanie’s Planner Goods has the ideal graduate gifts!
We hope these 4 Black-Owned businesses make your graduate gift giving much easier. Graduation season is exciting for all of us and to continue the excitement, we encourage you to give a gift that will motivate the recent graduates to achieve new heights. When purchasing these gifts remember all the hard work these students put in and reward them with items that are meaningful and useful. We are sure they will appreciate it!7