6 Smart Gifts for Interns That Keep on Giving

By Eleanor Rose| December 13, 2016

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Gifts for Interns

Gifts for interns you’ll love your loved ones for

You’ll want to forward this to Mom, Dad or anyone who loves you. They never know what you want anyway, so help them out this year! They’ll be thrilled to get you a gift that keeps on giving as your career grows.

On an intern salary, you may not have the extra cash to spend on these items. These gifts are maybe a little indulgent but smart enough to get you through your intern life—and beyond—in style.

Gifts for Interns

1) A Well-Made Black Blazer

If you own one thing in your wardrobe that keeps on giving—it’s a black blazer.

A blazer never goes out of style. And it literally goes with everything. One that’s classic in design and well made can last like 20 years.

You’ve just earned your ticket to looking good. A tailored black blazer will dress up any outfit for the holidays, will be your go-to with jeans and make you look uber professional all through your next internship and well into your career.

A black blazer is a signal that you’re:

A) Ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work

B) That you’re suave, savvy and super professional

Maybe you’ll be the lucky one who gets to go on that business trip or meet with the client). Just saying.

Gifts for Interns

2. Spiffy Black Boots

To go with your black blazer, a well-heeled pair of black boots can take you a million miles on your career path. Men and women! People look at your shoes to gauge your level of professionalism.

Don’t buy cheap ones. They look and feel that way. And they look worn almost immediately. Invest in a mid heel, elegant bootie. Forget the stilettos. They also go with everything and feel good all day and all night.

Everything in between the blazer and the boots can change with the seasons and style, and you don’t need to spend a lot to maintain a professional wardrobe with these 2 items.

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3. Amazing-sounding Headphones: Beats by Dre

Sometimes what gets a hard-working intern through a day of sometimes-menial work is a good soundtrack. Make the tunes sound even better with great quality headphones.

These brands make great sound their business: Beats, Bose, Audio-Technica, Sony. (Trust us – you’ll tell the difference between a tinny sound and a front-and-center concert sound with the help of one of these guys). At $250 and more, better ask mom and dad to buy them. Oh, and don’t lose them.

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4) A Subscription to Bean Box

An intern’s lifeblood, coffee is the fuel that gets you through your internship, job, school and everything else in between. Who can’t use a great cup of coffee, right?

Bean Box delivers Seattle’s best coffee from their top roasters every month. The company also sells gifts for the caffeine obsessed. Visit beanbox.co for more information.

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5) An inspirational book (or two or three)

Why not ask for something to read that’s inspiring, influencing to be your guide on life’s rocky path? May we suggest:

  • How Will You Measure Your Life? By Clayton M. Christensen
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie (A classic for good reason)
  • Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck
  • The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (Visualize your future)
  • A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink
  • Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (This book is not just for the gals, gentlemen!)

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6) A Planner to Stay Organized

Thanks to many creative folks out there, there are tons of beautifully designed planners available. Give the gift of organization and goal setting in 2017 with a planner you’ll actually use. Here are some great places to look:

  • Anthropologie
  • Paper Source
  • Hadron Epoch
  • Barnes & Noble

And for the obsessively online intern,

What’s on your X-mas list this year? Leave in the comments below!

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