Shopping for a recent graduate can be really tough. You don’t want to get them anything too cheesy while also being unique. In my mind, it’s honestly just best to stick to the basics. You know they’ll be living on their own now, so either get them a good standing mixer or a cook set. If you don’t want to go that route, nice luggage or something centered around an adult bar area is also a good go to. And for those who just can’t pick, a gift card to one of their favorite stores or to a store that’d help them as they get out on their own would work.
P.S. Some stores that would be awesome for a recent female college graduate like myself are: J Crew, Ann Taylor, Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, Williams & Sonoma, Best Buy, Apple Store, and Nordstrom.