Watches Make a Perfect Graduation Gift

Dear Leslie,
Our oldest son is about to graduate high school and we would like to buy him something to mark the occasion. My sister bought her daughter a pearl necklace when she graduated, but what do you get for a boy?
Laura in Chicago

Watches are always a nice gift for a man. A high school graduate may not want something too fancy, but watches with leather bands provide a classy look for college while still maintaining a casual appeal.

watchAlternatively, there are plenty of watches with colored watch-faces to choose from, if your son’s style is more sporty. My own son owns a Croton yellow sports watch with a sleek black wrist band and loves it.

You can also take the best of both worlds, by combining leather with color, as in this Swarovski crystal watch with a blue leather band.

For the more traditionally minded graduate, there is this classic Bulova watch (seen to the left), that is sure to impress both during college and in the years to follow.

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