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25 Graduation Day Gift Ideas Graduates Will Love

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Graduation day is a pretty big achievement in an individual’s life. And why wouldn’t it be? They put in countless hours to do their homework, study for tests, etc. Trust me, as a Ph.D student I know all too well what thats like. But most importantly graduates prove to their self that they can overcome obstacles and stay disciplined. Now, you may be wondering what is the best gift to give someone to help celebrate this moment in their life. Deciding on a gift can be hard, especially if the person is picky. You don’t want to buy the wrong thing only for the individual to not like it. In this post, you’ll find a list of graduation day gift ideas to choose from that are trending and useful.  

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1. Cash

black envelope with cash dollars on marble table that is great for a graduation gift

I know that cash can seem a bit impersonal. However, if you know that the graduate doesn’t care, then this will make a great gift. But think about how you’re going to give it to them. Sure, you can do it the traditional way, in an envelope. But let’s get creative! For example, I have seen money (wrapped of course) pulled out of a cake, money made to look like a bouquet, etc. So put those creative skills to use!

2. Class Rings

You can buy any piece of jewelry for a graduate. But a class ring is not only classic but timeless. A ring like this will bring back memories of the good memories that made during them time in school. It will also remind them of the hard work they put in at school that helped them to get to where they are today.

3. Beats by Dre

Owning a pair of headphones is a must-have! You can take them anywhere and listen to your favorite audio books, podcasts and music. This is one graduation gift that will be used for a long time.

4. Coffee French Press

I know what it’s like to rely on Starbucks to get through the day. A gift like this would have saved me time from driving there and money too. This french press is a coffee lover’s ideal gift to have. I know because I have one! It’s so easy to use and makes great coffee.

5. Coffee to go mug

Traveler cups are an essential part of your everyday life. Almost everyone brings coffee, water, etc. with them; to class, work, the gym, etc. Using a traveler cup is a great alternative to use versus having to buy a bottle of water bottle every time. Not only can it become expensive overtime, but its wasteful too. This is one of many graduation gift ideas that he/she will love. Trust me, I have one and I love it.

6. Tool box

A tool kit is a must have item that everyone needs. You would be surprised at how often this come in handy when you least expect it. This makes a great gift and can be used for many years.

7. Laptop Desk

Sometimes you just want to stay in bed and work on your laptop from there. A laptop lap desk helps make that possible. I have one and I don’t know how I ever lived without one.

8. Ninja Foodi

A Ninja Foodi makes for a great graduation gift! This is for someone that either loves to cook or hates using multiple appliances just to make breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can do so much with this one pressure cooker that has so many functions like air frying, steaming, baking and more! I have one and I use it every single day. Seriously! Your graduate will love you even more for this gift!

9. Back Pack

If you have a high school graduate that is going to college, this is the perfect gift for them. More than likely, they have been using the same back pack throughout high school. So why not give them a new one?! I own a back pack similar to this and I love it! This can be used in a variety of ways.

10. Portable blender

This blender. is pretty cool for those who are looking for ways to stay healthy. The best part is that you can take this with you on-the-go; to class, work, anywhere!

11. Crock Pot

For some people, cooking can be a pain. I know because I have had a few people tell me “I hate cooking.” But, crock pots make it easier to cook. You throw all the ingredients in and let it do the cooking for you. This miniature crock pot is perfect to cook soups and different foods in. And the best part is that it doesn’t take up too much space and will save you from spending money on expensive cooking supplies.

12. Shower caddy tote

This shower caddy is perfect for a high school graduate that is going to college on campus. They will need it for the dorms or even the gym.

13. Fire TV Stick

A fire tv stick is a great way to watch all of your favorite streaming subscriptions on one device. It can be used to look at hulu, Netflix, Disney +, etc.

14. Echo Dot

An echo dot is more than just a speaker that plays music. It can act as an alarm clock, give a weather report and more! This will make a great graduation gift for someone that likes tech gadgets.

15. Packing Cubes

If you have a graduate that loves to travel, packing cubes would be a great addition to their luggage. Not only does it make packing easier, but it keeps everything organized too.

16. Essential Oil Diffuser

An essential oil diffuser is a great alternative to a candle. Not only does it create an amazing scent throughout the room when paired with an essential oil, but its healthier too! I have one and I use it all the time You can’t go wrong with a gift like this.

17. Finance Books

Sometimes adulting can be hard, especially when it comes to finances. This book can be used now and years down the road.

18. Coffee maker

Single serving keurigs are great for obvious reasons; it makes a great cup of coffee! But seriously, it makes for a great gift because it takes up less space on a kitchen counter and saves you money in the end. A gift like this will have a graduate not feel the need to go out and buy a cup of coffee anywhere else.

19. Cook Book

This graduation gift speaks for itself! I have made a few recipes from this book and it was so good. Buy this for a graduate that is a chef at heart or needs a bit of help cooking.

20. Luggage

Graduates work so hard to get through school. And sometimes graduates need a vacation to unwind and relax. So, why not reward them with luggage they can use towards a trip. A gift like this is perfect for a wanderlust at heart and they will definitely appreciate this.

21. Tile

If you have a graduate that is constantly losing their keys, wallet, etc. then this is one gift they need. When tiles are attached to a lost item, it helps the individual find them with the click of an app.

22. Docking Station

A wooden docking station is very trendy right now. It looks good in any part of the house; kitchen table, night stand, etc. But most importantly, it will help your graduate to stay organized.

23. Amazon Gift Card

If you’re still unsure of what to get someone that is graduating, consider buying them an Amazon gift card. Gift cards cards a great way to let someone buy whatever they need or want. Its similar to money but in the form of a card. Buying one will help take the guess out of what to buy someone.

24. Portable Charger

A portable charger is a must-have for anyone. It can be used to charge cell phones, tablets, etc. This portable charger is easy to charge and the size of it makes it easy to take it anywhere.

25. Weighted Blanket

There’s no such thing as having too many blankets! This weighted blanket is highly recommended, it not only keeps you warm, but helps with sleep deprivation too! A graduation gift like this is great for someone who has a hard time sleeping.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post!  If you have been wondering what to buy for someone’s upcoming graduation, then hopefully this list was a great start! Shopping for someone can sometimes be a bit hard. But I hope that you were able to find at least one gift out of these graduation gift ideas on this list. No matter what you decide to buy, I’m sure they will love it!

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