Graduation is right around the corner! If you need some graduation gift ideas for your graduate, this post is for you! Whether you are looking for graduation gift ideas for a high school graduate, or graduation gift ideas for a college graduate, you are sure to find the perfect gift for them!
I don’t want to keep you waiting, let’s hop right on in!
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Graduation Gift Ideas For College and High School Graduates
Everyone needs at least one really nice hydro flask in their lives. This hydro flask is unique because it comes with 3 different lids that can be interchanged depending on what you are using it for!
The straw lid is perfect for chugging water throughout the day. For some reason, I seem to struggle drinking water throughout the day with the standard twist-off tops that typically come with hydro flasks. Drinking from a straw is so much easier!
It also comes with a flip lid (perfect for coffee) and a stainless steel lid (for soups, broths, etc).
If your graduate is moving into their first apartment or dorm, organization is KEY. These food organization containers will help keep their food fresh longer and are clean and chic to go with any decor style.
3. Lap Desk
Let’s face it, going to the library to study can be tiresome at times. Having a lap desk handy will allow the graduate to study and work from the comfort of their own bed when they need to.
For all of the college graduates graduating this year and heading out into the workforce, a nice work tote bag is a must! I love that this one is so subtle but it pretty much looks like a purse. But 10x more functional.
There’s nothing like a blaring alarm clock and sunlight that makes waking up in the morning MISERABLE. This alarm clock can stimulate the natural sunrise allowing your morning wake-up to be gradual (and less like a slap in the face haha). It also comes with nature sounds to make falling asleep easier!
Morning runs to the coffee shop on campus or before work can get really expensive if done on a consistent basis. Having a Nespresso machine right at home is perfect for making lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, and more!
7. Planter Set
Plants have a way of making any room feel alive. This mini planter set would make the perfect addition to their room or apartment!
After graduation, it’ll be time for the graduate to get down to business whether they are going to college or to the workforce. Having a nice planner will help them organize and plan their days so that they can be as productive as possible!
A nice pot and pan set is a must have for college grads who will be living on their own for the first time.
10. Ember Coffee Mug
Ember Coffee Mugs are seriously one of the best inventions EVER for coffee lovers. This mug will keep your coffee warm for up to 80 minutes without the heating pad it comes with, or ALL DAY if kept on the heating pad. Amazing, right?!
Barefoot Dreams blankets are basically clouds in blanket form, I’m not even kidding! The grad will never use another blanket again after this one.
12. Weighted Blanket
There’s no doubt that change of any sort of change can cause lots of unnecessary stress and anxiety. Weighted blankets are meant to help calm and relax you so that you are able to get a good night’s rest.
13. Laptop Case
Nowadays, we carry laptops around like they’re phones almost! Having a good laptop case is necessary to keep your laptop safe and protected when on the go.
Buying makeup wipes can get expensive. These makeup remover cloths are the new go-to! All you have to do is wet them with water and they will take all of your makeup off. When you are done with them, simply throw them in the wash and they’ll be good as new!
Easy meals are the best meals for both college students and recent graduates. And you can’t get any easier than a crockpot meal! Pair this graduation gift idea with a crockpot cookbook.
16. Air Fryer
Air fryers are another cooking essential for recent grads that help eliminate unnecessary time spent in the kitchen. Pair this gift with an air fryer cookbook.
17. Cordless Vacuum
Cordless vacuums are the new wave if you haven’t heard yet. The graduate will undoubtedly have a super busy schedule, so cleaning needs to be as effortless as possible.
This cordless vacuum is an affordable dupe for the notorious Dyson Vacuum and will get the job done just as well!
18. IPad Mini
IPad’s are a great gift idea for graduates because they are perfect for on the go without having to worry about grabbing their laptop!
Okay, this is an amazing gift idea for any graduate that is leaving a family pet behind! Leaving your pet is hard, but Furbo makes the transition so much easier.
Furbo is essentially a camera where you can see your pet. But that’s not all, you can even talk to them and throw them treats out the machine!
20. Mini Keurig
A Mini Keurig is perfect for dorms and small apartments that don’t have a lot of space for standard sized coffee makers.
21. Self Improvement Books
As the graduate embarks on a new journey of their life, this is the perfect time for personal growth and self-improvement as they begin to find themselves, discover who they are, and who they want to become.
22. Pajama Set
I’ll be honest, I never had a nice pajama set all throughout high school and half of college haha! I was a t-shirt kinda gal.
For some reason, there’s just something “adulty” about pajama sets that sort of make you feel like you have your life together.
23. Boiled Egg Maker
This electric boiled egg maker is GAME-CHANGING. You can make any type of egg style that you like with it, all in a matter of minutes.
24. MacBook Pro
If it’s time for a laptop upgrade for your graduate, the MacBook Pro is the way to go!
How cute is this bracelet?! This stacked bracelet set comes together with a metal/magnetic clasp making it super easy to put on and take off every day.
26. Soda Stream
The Soda Stream is a carbonated drink maker that allows you to make a healthier version of soda and other carbonated drinks without the unnecessary calories and sugar that typically comes with them!
27. A Nice Wallet
I don’t know what’s more adultier than a nice designer wallet!
28. Budget Planner
This may be the first time that your graduate is going to be on their own budgeting their money and finances. The earlier good budgeting habits start, the better in the long run! This budget planner even comes with cute stickers to make it a little more fun!
29. Bento Lunch Box
Taking lunch on the go just got so much easier with this bento lunch box! They are stackable, leak-proof, and are perfect for all of your snacks and meals for the day.
30. Adulting 101
This is a must-read for anyone graduating. It’s no secret that life skills are rarely taught in high school, and you may not even get all of the life skills necessary for adult throughout college either. This book simplifies everything you need to know so adulthood won’t hit you too hard.
Photos are perfect memory keepers, and with a photo printer, you can print your photos whenever you need to!
32. A Cookbook
Cooking with 5 ingredients or less?! YES PLEASE. This book is technically for two, so it’s perfect for roommates or to make portions so the graduate can have leftovers for the next day!
*Bonus Gift Idea*
I wanted to show you guys this amazing engraved crystal that I got from Crystal Clear Memories. It would make the perfect gift idea for your graduate!
When you go to their website to order, you are able to choose the shape and size and the crystal and then all you have to do is upload your favorite straight from your phone or computer.
I lost my dog this year so I got a crystal with his picture engraved and it turned out AMAZING. If you really want your crystal to pop, be sure to order a light base with it! It even comes with a USB Cord and USB Box. I opted to add a light base and it almost made the crystal come alive (see pictures below).
Shipping is free for all orders and if your crystal happens to get damaged in the shipping process, they will replace it for FREE. Click here to order your Crystal Clear Memory!
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