There are a few moments in life worth commemorating with a gift set that combines timeless tools and fun-infused usefulness. One of these is upon us, as spring signals the tossing of winter coats and also graduation caps for many students. The moment we laid eyes on the new dial colorways of the beloved NOMOS Club Campus, we were immediately inspired to curate a spring-themed collection of giftable gear for that upcoming graduate. These gifts are that blend of form, function, and fun that make them endlessly useful, yet totally on trend, all at once.
The new NOMOS Club Campus models for 2023 come in two new dial colors, ideal for accompanying those springtime life moments. Shown here, we see the Club Campus 38 electric green with a 38mm case, as well as its cream coral counterpart with a versatile 36mm diameter. Both eye-catching timepieces sport the part-Arabic/part-Roman California dial setup that the Club Campus has become known for. These minimalist, mechanical marvels strike that ideal balance between premium and practical. With 100 meters of water resistance, a domed sapphire crystal, and a wrist-hugging 8.2mm case height, the Club Campus fits squarely into that go-anywhere, do-anything category. Not to mention, an engravable caseback can make this gift even more memorable.
Nothing makes a memory more memorable than recording it immediately. By extending the theme of German engineering in an accessible package to the world of photography, you’ll inevitably arrive at the Leica D-Lux 7. The D-Lux is both the giftable gateway to photography for fresh-faced amateurs and a daily companion for advanced photographers with a sense of style. It embodies the same principles that makes the NOMOS Club Campus so sensible: an ideal balance of design, function, and form with a premium linage at a price point that doesn’t break the bank.
Jotting down those in-the-moment thoughts and feels has become a bit of a lost art. But it’s enduring brands like Esterbrook that are keeping the handwritten arts alive. We think the Lemon Twist colorway of the Paradise Collection of their JR Pocket Pen makes an ideal companion for your favorite grad and their now NOMOS-wrapped wrist. With a classic fountain pen format, the JR Pocket Pen turns writing into a rewarding experience that slows time down, allowing you to carefully capture it all. Want to inspire more writing in the world? Give the gift of heirloom-quality writing instruments and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the results.
Once you’ve got your writing utensil sorted, you need a packable place to save all that imminent inspiration. Measuring 145 x 210 mm (5.7 × 8.3 inches), the Leuchtturm Medium (A5) notebook is the ideal size, big enough to capture all those fresh ideas, small enough to pack along for the ride. Whether it’s collecting on the road inspo or preparing notes for the next big interview, no recent grad should be without a go-to notebook. And with a wide variety of colors, such as this savory shade of Sage, it’s the ideal medium to record reflections on that last spring fling.
Once that graduation cap has been tossed, our friends at Corridor have the next best thing. Get those classic dad hat vibes without having to issue out any fatherly advice. Immediately after graduation, trips for either fun or interviews often ensue. Having a go-to cap to hit the road with is an absolute must and its one-size-fits-all nature makes it a perfect gift for anyone.
To round out this spring-themed kit, we’ve included the ideal gift bag. Topo Designs’ classic Rover Pack silhouette is ideal for housing souvenirs from life’s upcoming adventures, with bright color blocking tying our springtime story together. Enjoy 100% recycled nylon with high abrasion resistance, equating to a long-lasting pack for endless exploration.