If I were shopping for my own work bag right now, the 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Hour Bag would be the one I’d buy. It’s roomy enough for your laptop, contains no logos at all and is black with a white flap or white with a black flap, depending on which way you hold it. We may know it’s an It Bag, but it’s far enough under the general cultural radar that no one else will. $795 via ShopBop.
Everyone needs a good wallet, and the zippered styles like the Proenza Schouler PS1 Zip Wallet are my favorite because they hold everything more securely than the alternatives. This is a gift that a grad can use for years to come. $560 via Proenza Schouler.