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Our Customers’ Top 10 Picks for Graduation Gifts

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Graduation is a beginning….a defining moment in time that one never forgets. It’s a time when anything is possible and the sky is the limit! A graduation gift isn’t “just a gift”…it is a representation of this monumental accomplishment and the gift should be just as special. Give your graduate a gift that will follow them through life’s journey; and when they look at it, they’ll always remember who gave it to them. Don’t take my word for it…take the word of our customers! Here are their Top 10 Picks for Graduation Gifts that won’t disappoint. (as reviewed by our customers)


No. 18 Portfolio (personalization available)

Leather No. 18 Portfolios

(rmansell) – “I struggled with what to get for our son who is graduating from Mississippi State University in May. I wanted a gift that he could actually use and love at the same time. The #18 Portfolio in Buffalo is AMAZING! The quality is beautiful and if you love the smell of fresh leather…then it will be love at first smell!! I am so excited to give our son this gift. For a young man about to start a job in corporate America, what a great first impression he will make on his new customers and peers. Thank you, Colonel for making a Mama happy!!”

(bdurham15) – “I received the number 18 Portfolio as a gift for graduation. The great packaging was a cherry on top. The portfolio is beautiful and will last a lifetime. Extremely well made”

No. 3 Dresser Caddy (personalization available)

Leather No. 3 Dresser Caddy

(hleemcdaris) – “My son received this as a gift for graduation. He says it is his favorite one. We just got one for a friend. So well made! Want to visit your company sometime!”

No. 18 Legal Portfolio (personalization available)

Leather No. 18 Legal Portfolio

(fiveflyin) – “Beautiful. I ordered this as an engraved gift for a Law school graduation. It is well constructed and I LOVE that it is MADE IN THE USA. I ordered this on Sunday evening and received it Wednesday evening. Hope the recipient likes it as much as I do!”

No. 5 Cinch Belt (4 color options available)

Leather No. 5 Cinch Belt

(nbarr95) – “I recently received the No. 5 Clinch Belt and No. 18 Portfolio – American Buffalo as a graduation gift. The packaging and presentation conveys to the consumer that they are indeed receiving a beautiful and special piece, crafted with a respect for tradition – something which is ignored by the vast majority of companies these days. The belt is beautiful and unique; It is great for any event…”

No. 3 Foxfire Knife (personalization available)

No. 3 Foxfire Knife

Carrie – “This knife is a fantastic gift to give as a graduation gift! I have done this many times and put the initials on one side and the year on the other. One young man I gave it to said it was the best gift he received for graduation!”

No. 3 Key Ring (personalization available)

No. 3 Key Ring

Austin – “Great gift. I received a personalized version of this gift after graduation and it adds a nice touch of class to my key ring. It does not snag or catch in my pocket and the build quality tells me it will last a long time.”

No. 16 Document Bag (personalization available)

Leather No. 16 Document Bag with Strap

bshaferj – “I’ve had many “briefcases” over the years. The #16 document bag is clearly the best! I’ve given both my sons one as a graduation present from college. Between the quality of leather goods and customer service, there’s no where else to shop!”

No. 83 Book Bag (personalization available)

Leather No. 83 Book Bag

(Brian) – “Excellent Bag!! I have looked for the perfect business bag for years. I have tried and own a number of quality premium leather briefcases. I purchased this Book Bag a couple of months ago and love it!! It houses my 15-inch laptop, iPad, files and portfolio. It looks great and I always get great comments from friends, customers, and total strangers.”

Front Pocket Wallet (personalization available)

Leather Front Pocket Wallets

(cheapthrill33) – “Outstanding!! I have carried a Front Pocket Wallet since 1990. I still carry one today and so does my son, who started using one 14 years ago. I have also purchased and given this wallet to at least 10 of my friends. It is a great gift to give others!! Thank you again for making such a great product.”

Braided Leather Bracelet

Braided Leather Bracelet

(kidske660) – “I received this bracelet as a graduation gift and I am very proud of how it fits and looks. I highly recommend!”


The Traveler (personalization available)

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The Colonel’s latest creation, The Traveler (leather tumbler sleeve), is quickly becoming one of our TOP gifts for any occasion!

Two sizes to choose from: 20 oz. and 30 oz.

No. 20 Portfolio (personalization available)

The No. 20 Portfolio is small enough to fit nicely in a bag as well as, it is the ideal size for your bedside table, automobile or for shopping excursions.

No. 9B Tote (personalization available)

The No. 9B Tote carries…a lot. Plenty of room for your laptop, tablet, portfolio, etc. along with all the other stuff that women can’t leave home without.

No. 1 Duffel Bag (personalization available)

The No. 1 Duffel is a great carry-on travel bag. If your graduate is a weekend warrior, an outdoors enthusiast or someone who frequents the gym they’ll like this bag. It’s big and roomy; and unlike most duffel bags the top opens completely with no zipper to restrict access.

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