Graduation season is upon us—that time of year when we watch our nearest and dearest toss their caps in the air and prepare to start the next exciting chapter of their lives. Graduation is a major life moment, and celebrating with graduation gifts is a time-honored tradition.
Wondering what to give your favorite teenager headed off to college, or a new college grad preparing to enter the “real world”? We have rounded up the best graduation gift ideas for her at every price point. Whether you are shopping for your daughter, niece, sister or friend, these unique graduation gifts are sure to earn you an A+ in incredible gift-giving.
This sleek backpack was designed for individuals that need to take their most important tech gear on the go, from phones, tablets and laptops to chargers, headphones and other accessories. An excellent graduation gift for daughters headed off to college or to their first office job. Make this gift even more personalized by adding your grad’s monogram.
Graduation is an important time for your grad to reflect on how far they’ve come and to plan ahead for their bright future. This ‘Intentional Life’ journal is filled with daily prompts to help your grad document this major moment in her life, plus a section for noting important dates, events, memories and more.
Texting, email, Instagram selfies...these days, we all push our phones to the limit. A portable power bank is an essential graduation gift for girls on the go. This adorable keychain charger can be attached to your grad’s keys, wallet, purse or backpack so they can charge up their device anytime, anywhere. They’ll never be out of touch (or out of battery) again.
One of our favorite graduation gifts for her is a state outline pendant necklace by Lucky Feather. Whether you are buying for a high school grad heading to an out-of-state school or a college grad beginning a new adventure far away, she will be able to keep her home state close to her heart at all times.
Your grad may not be old enough to pop a bottle of bubbly just yet, but she’s sure to enjoy the celebratory scent of this 10oz light gray ceramic soy candle, with notes of floral and citrus blends. Also perfect for setting the mood during a graduation event. The sweet smell of success!
Tervis stainless steel tumblers come in a variety of designs, but this ‘Happy Graduation’ design is a perfect graduation gift for her. The easy close, spill-proof lid makes this cup ideal for carting around campus or morning commutes. This tumbler will keep coffee hot through marathon study sessions or long staff meetings, or will keep your grad’s beverage of choice cold through pregame tailgates or well-earned weekends at the beach.
Your recent high school grad is sure to be spending a lot of time hitting the books over the next four years. These earrings make a wonderful high school graduation gift, as they will commemorate this next educational chapter in your grad’s life (and help her stay focused when things get tough). Also a wonderful gift for newly graduated teachers!
When she has an eight o’clock class and a hair situation that cannot be fixed by dry shampoo, this baseball cap will be your college girl’s new best friend. This cute monogrammed baseball cap comes in a variety of color combinations and monogram font choices, so you can custom design a hat that’s as unique as she is. You can even order one in your grad’s school colors!
Class schedules, club meetings, social events—college is a busy time in a person’s life, and a lined journal is a great way to help your recent grad stay organized. Whether they use this cute 168-page notebook to jot down their to-do lists or write out their hopes and dreams, they’re sure to appreciate the gesture of receiving this thoughtful graduation present.
Graduation day has never been sweeter thanks to this fun and festive ‘You Rock’ candy gift set. In addition to the sweet sentiment printed on the box, this gift set is filled with delicious cookies 'n cream bites and cotton candy taffy. These tasty treats are the perfect graduation gifts for friends and family alike.
Searching for the perfect college graduation gifts for new nurses? This high-quality tumbler is printed with a fun 'Happy To Be A Nurse' sentiment and is great for both hot and cold beverages. Also a great gift for students just entering nursing school.
We hope this list of cute graduation gifts has sparked some ideas for you! Congratulations to this year’s graduating class!