Looking For a Grand Graduation Treat? These Adulting Finds are the Perfect Fit


The season of togas and diplomas is almost here; have you already prepared your greatest congratulations to the class of 2024?

Graduation is a special moment in every student’s journey. Marking both the end of a previous chapter and the beginning of a new one, this thrilling milestone brings every young person a step closer to the real world—aka the adulting life. 

Of course, this special life event calls for a well-deserved grand celebration that becomes even better with a heartfelt gift. To suit the mood, we suggest opting for something practical—a gift that’s cool yet helpful in preparing you or your loved ones for life after graduation. If you need ideas, check out our top 7 suggestions below!

A productivity-boosting laptop

From job hunting to carrying out work-from-home duties, a reliable laptop comes in handy for many adulting tasks. The Huawei Matebook D16 lets you enjoy peak productivity for anything on your to-do list with its efficient and high-performance Intel Core i9 processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB internal storage. It is also perfect for long hours of work thanks to its 16-inch EyeComfort FullView Display, and you can also conveniently carry it anywhere thanks to its slim build and lightweight but durable 1.68kg premium metal body.

For only P49,999, you can get the Huawei Matebook D16 with the following freebies worth P1,418: a Logitech Keyboard Key120, a Logitech M171 Wireless Mouse, and a Logitech H110 Stereo Headset. Simply redeem the Swipe coupon when you download the SM Malls Online app and head to Gigahertz Computer System in select SM malls until April 30 to enjoy this deal.

Fitness and transportation in one

Biking isn’t just a low-cost and environmentally friendly mode of transportation; it is also a great way to maintain physical fitness amidst a busy schedule. If you or your loved one plan on moving to the city after graduation, the Betta Folding Bike #20 is the perfect gear to cop due to its foldable design that makes it easier to store or carry after use. Its durable alloy frame also ensures your safety while riding, along with other features like a hydraulic brake, 1x8 speed Sensah, Sensah shifter, cassette hub, 20-inch tires, and mudguard. 

Get the Betta Folding Bike #20 for P11,250 at select Bike Plus branches until April 30.

A timepiece for all occasions

Part of adulting is realizing how valuable time is, which makes watches a must-have functional accessory for your wardrobe. We recommend investing in an elegant timepiece that can dress up any look for any setting or occasion, like the Red Star Seagull 1963 38mm Mechanical Watch. 

This vintage-style watch offers a timeless design with its 38mm stainless steel case covered by a domed acrylic crystal, a mineral case back crystal, and 5ATM water resistance. Its stainless steel crown and genuine leather strap with stainless steel buckle also add a sleek and stylish touch to its design, while its hand-winding function elevates its vintage look.  

Score the Red Star Seagull 1963 38mm Mechanical Watch for P15,399 at Watch Central in select SM Malls.

Everyday phone for everyday tasks

The iPhone 15 is an all-around smartphone that can easily keep up with your daily tasks thanks to its high-powered A16 Bionic chip, which enables the smooth, speedy, and efficient operation of its features—from camera and phone calls to games. 

Its Ceramic Shield front, custom dual ion exchange process for the glass, and aerospace-grade aluminum edges also ensure durability that can even beat any weather or environment, thanks to its remarkable splash, water, and dust resistance. 

With a P4,000 discount available when paying in cash or straight payment via credit card, you can get the iPhone 15 at the following markdown prices: P52,990 (originally P56,990) for the 128GB version, P59,990 (originally P63,990) for the 256GB version, and P71,990 (originally P75,990) for the 512GB version. Enjoy this promo while supplies last with a Swipe coupon on SM Malls Online app redeemable until March 31 at 8Telcom in select SM malls. 

Stylish office-approved outfits

A wardrobe upgrade with stylish new officewear is an excellent gift idea for fresh college graduates who plan on dressing to impress at their first job. With a style that fits both work and smart casual dress codes, the Arrow Men's Tapered Fit Plain Short Sleeve Shirt w/ Button-Down Collar is a must-have for office OOTDs. 

Made of comfortable cotton fabric, this versatile shirt features a chest pocket and a flattering fit that gives a cool and polished look. Its solid navy blue color is also perfect for both professional and casual settings so you can wear it both to work and to hangouts with your friends.

Buy the Arrow Men's Tapered Fit Plain Short Sleeve Shirt w/ Button-Down Collar for only P1,899 at Arrow in SM Malls nationwide.

A big help for household chores

Adulting, especially when you have a job, can often leave you with no time or energy for household chores. However, you shouldn’t neglect tasks like keeping your space clean because they are important for your well-being. This is where the Dreame Bot D9 Max robot vacuum becomes a life-saver: Also functioning like a mop, this nifty device thoroughly cleans any surface by picking up tiny dust particles from cracks and carpets with a 16.8cm main brush and floating v-shape brush with 4000Pa suction power. 

It also features a 360-degree laser navigation technology called LiDAR that scans and creates a map of your home’s floor for easier cleaning. With a 5200mAh battery, 570ml dust tank, and 270ml water tank, this smart device can last hours of use and collect lots of dirt so you can enjoy a spotless home.

Get the Dreame Bot D9 Max for P14,999—which you can also pay with 0% interest on a six-month installment basis using your BDO credit card at Dreame in SM Mall of Asia until April 30. 

The gift of relaxation and pampering 

Before stepping into the stressful and complicated adult life, treat yourself or your loved one to a well-deserved relaxation and pampering session with California Nails & Day Spa’s Aromatherapy Massage. For approximately an hour and 20 minutes, each session of this soothing service lets you enjoy a deep whole-body massage with fragrant essential oil diffused in the air and relaxing music in the background to further calm and engage your senses.

Book an appointment now for an Aromatherapy Massage worth only P650 at California Nails & Day Spa in SM City Clark, SM Center Llemery, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, and SM City Sucat.

Make graduation day an even more memorable milestone for yourself or your loved ones with a cool yet practical gift available at SM Malls nationwide. For more exciting deals and discounts, visit SM Deals or download the SM Malls Online app to get exclusive Swipe Coupons.

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