Graduation Gifts for High School and College Graduates

Recent graduates have had to adjust all expectations of how their final years would work and what their graduation day would look like. After months of school closings, many on-site classes are now returning and classmates are hoping they can gather together to celebrate these milestones and their huge accomplishments.

Regardless of the ongoing pandemic-related chaos, a high school or college graduation is something to be congratulated on and celebrated. These graduation gift ideas can help you find the perfect way to congratulate your graduate with a heartfelt gift.

Class of 2023 Gifts Graduation

Class of 2023 Gifts Graduation


Whether you need great graduation gifts for her or you’re shopping for graduation gifts for guys, this list can help you find the perfect things for their next step in life.


85+ Graduation Gift Ideas for the Class of 2023

Traditional graduation gifts are always a solid choice and include fine jewelry and watches, a classic writing instrument, or a high-quality luggage set. There are also lots of great practical gifts for graduates like kitchen and home items that will be useful for those moving into a new home. Enjoy these and a variety of other unique graduation gifts that are destined to become cherished favorites that remind them of the loved ones who gifted them.


Accessory Graduation Gifts from Amazon

These stylish and smart accessory gifts make them feel as sharp as they look!


Custom Personalized Photo Pet Face Socks

Melt their heart with a pair of socks that feature their favorite furry friend (or school mascot, etc.)! These are certain to be well-received by pet lovers! Allow extra time for custom printing. Multiple colors available.


Class Leather Bracelet

Help them show off their accomplishments with a layered leather bracelet that features their graduating class year.


Dr. Martens Vegan Smooth Black Combat Boot

The unisex Dr. Martens black combat boots have been the standard for combat boots since before the heyday of grunge. Multiple colors available.


Coach Wallet & Key Fob Boxed Gift Set

This high quality sport calf COACH leather full size wallet has a snap closure and includes 8 card sleeves, 2 full size bill pockets, plus 2 inside pockets. Set also includes a smaller ID case / wallet and a leather key fob. Multiple colors available.


Michael Kors Jet Set Wallet

Michael Kors Women’s Jet Set Wallet makes it easy for them to step out with just the essentials of cell phone, cash, ID, keys, and cards. Multiple colors available.


Michael Kors Jet Set Medium Flight Bag

This stylish Jet Set Travel Medium Flight Bag from Michael Kors will be a go-to bag for years to come. The crossbody design makes hands-free carrying of everyday items simple and sleek!


Ray-Ban Wayfarer Unisex Polarized Sunglasses

The Ray-Ban New Wayfarer sunglasses feature Ray-Ban polarized lenses to improve clarity and contrast while reducing glare and eye-strain. Made from high-quality scratch-resistant glass and lightweight, strong acetate. Multiple sizes and colors available.


Maui Jim Polarized Sunglasses

These polarized Maui Jim Big Wave sunglasses feature a lightweight, thin frame designed for more comfort over a longer wear time. Lenses block glare and UV from all angles, manage blue light, and boost colors with either brown or grey shade. Multiple colors available.


Brahmin Ady Wallet

Help them to show a solid respect for their hard earned money in this gorgeous Brahmin Ady Wallet. Includes 13 credit card slots, clear ID slot, and a zipper pouch for coins. Multiple colors available.


Brahmin Mini Asher Satchel

Brahmin Mini Asher Satchel features a small zippered top closure, adjustable double handles and a removable adjustable crossbody strap. High quality piece also has feet on the bottom and a back slide in pocket. Beautiful, high-quality statement piece that will last for years.


Tory Burch Gemini Link Canvas Tote for Women

This elegant choice from Tory Burch includes a sporty Gemini Link design on a canvas tote. Snap closure at top. Multiple colors available.


Novelty and Fun Graduation Gifts from Amazon

Surprise your graduates with these lighthearted gifts that might help bring them some smiles.


Good Luck Greeting Card

This selection of Hallmark greeting cards will help you wish the graduate well on their next journey! Multiple colors available.


Graduation Mad Libs

Let the graduates get silly with the classic game of Mad Libs with a graduation theme.


Adulting Note Pad (To Do List)

Enjoy some lighthearted laughs about growing and “adulting” with the Adulting Note Pad (To Do List).


“Crushed It” Congratulatory Card

Tell them congratulations with a pumped-up, fun message letting them know that they crushed it!


“Now Hotter by One Degree” Coffee Mug

When you’re hot, you’re hot! Let them know who’s hot stuff with a fun mug that accurately states, “Now Hotter by One Degree”.


Double Happiness Keepsake and Paperweight

Remind them that you are always wishing for their happiness with this Double Happiness Chinese Symbol Keepsake and Paperweight.


Graduation Candy Bar Poem Gift Bucket

Even if they find the puns on the poem to be the ulitimate corniness, they are sure to enjoy both the sweet sentiment and the actual sweets in this gift!


College Life Graduation Gifts from Amazon

Living somewhere new for college brings all kinds of new routines and adventures in adulting. Adding in roommates can have advantages, but adds a level of complexity. These indispensable products can set them up to breeze through chores (including laundry day) like a champ.


Oversized Laundry Bag with Shoulder Straps

For students who use an off-site laundry room, a great bag to carry laundry is a huge help. This oversized laundry bag holds 3 loads and includes shoulder straps for easy carrying! Multiple colors available.


Shower Sandal Slippers with Drainage Holes

Any student using common or shared bathrooms will tell you that they need some kind of shoes to use in the shower. Regular flip flops will clumsily do the job, but these Shower Sandal Slippers with Drainage Holes are quicker drying and super lightweight.


Plastic Bathroom Shower Tote

Dorm students will definitely need to have a portable shower caddy to tote back and forth to the shower. Get something that has plenty of ventilation holes for easy drying (preventing mold) between showers. I like this model with 2 sturdy handles for easy carrying! Multiple colors available.


3D Contoured Sleeping Mask

When you share a room with another student, you never know when they’ll be staying up late to study when you’re trying to sleep. Make sure they have a comfortable pair of eye shades to provide a dark environment for the best quality sleep. Multiple colors available.


Lightweight Long Waffle Unisex Robe

Having a comfy and generous robe is the only way to get from the bathroom showers to your dorm room. Multiple sizes and colors available.


Caboodles Rainbow Rad On-The-Go Makeup Organizer

The classic Caboodles are back — the inventor and leader of on-the-go cosmetic organization since 1987 is still making fun cases to easily store and travel with beauty products! Multiple colors available.


Ultra Luxurious Reversible Plush Sherpa Blanket

Getting two people to agree on the same temperature in a room can be a challenge. Help your graduate keep cozy and warm with this luxe sherpa blanket that they will keep close by for years! Multiple sizes and colors available.


Organic Cotton Bathroom Towel Set

This 6-piece plush organic cotton towel set includes 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, and 2 washcloths in a luxury 700 GSM weight. Multiple sizes and colors available.


Brushed Microfiber Hypoallergenic Sheet Set

Depending on the next phase of their life, they may need a new set of sheets as they move into a new place. This series of sheet sets includes dozens of colors and sizes including Twin XL (dorm room size) up to California King. Set includes fitted sheet, flat sheet, and pillowcase(s). This wildly popular product has over 90,000 reviews! Multiple sizes and colors are available.


Pusheen Cat Plush Animal Slippers & Sleep Mask

Keep the toes warm inside the dorms with a sweet pair of plush slippers (this set comes with a matching eye mask too!). Multiple colors are available.


Lighted Makeup Mirror (1x / 10X magnifying)

There is no telling what kind of conditions the recent graduate will be living in over the next few years. Make their skincare, makeup, and hair routine easier for years with this lighted magnifying makeup mirror.


Bose Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones

Students and grads alike will find these headphones to be a critical tool for tuning out unwanted noise from the environment. Whether you need to focus or just want a break from noise, these top quality noise cancelling headphone from Bose can be a lifesaver! Multiple colors available.


Electronics Graduation Gifts from Amazon

These high tech electronics can both simplify and enhance the things that they already do.


Wireless Waterproof Earbuds

These Bluetooth 5.0 wireless, waterproof earbuds include a charging case and work with both android and iphone smartphones.


Fire TV Stick 4K Streaming Device

Reward their hard work with some much-deserved entertainment and relaxation. The Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device allows them to connect their TV to hundreds of online entertainment content like ESPN, HBO, CNN, and more!


JBL Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

JBL FLIP 5 – Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker feature 12 hours of playtime for all day fun! Multiple colors available.


Beats Wireless Headphones

Beats Solo3 wireless on-ear headphones deliver high quality sound via Class 1 Bluetooth (40 hours of listening time per charge). Stylish color choices inlcude Rose Gold and Club Navy.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 10.5 inch 256GB is the 2-in-1 that’s your all-in-one. Instantly transform your Android tablet into a PC desktop experience when you attach the keyboard with built-in trackpad. Multiple sizes and colors available.


Lenovo Flex 15 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop

With a 360 degree hinge, this Lenovo Flex 15 2-in-1 convertible laptop allows you to easily flip easily flip it into tablet mode for browsing the web, or stream a TV show in tent mode. Lightning fast boot-ups and a battery that lasts all day (10.5 hours!). Great choice for all-around performance.


Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch

For anyone in the field of video or the arts, a mac is a hard working must-have. Includes top notch specs for speed and performance. Multiple sizes and colors available.


Household Graduation Gifts from Amazon

Once a graduate moves in to their own place, they’ll need to have the right tools to run their household. These gift items for the home can help new graduates furnish their new places with quality products that will get frequent use.


Fiskars 8″ Forged Scissors

No matter what they are doing after graduation, they are going to need a quality pair of scissors more times in life than they can possibly imagine. Start them off with this quality pair from Fiskars that multi-tasks like a champ and includes a LIFETIME WARRANTY!


Tool Kit with Storage Case

This tool kit includes most of the basics that anyone would need for surprise jobs including hanging artwork to assembling furniture and making household repairs. An essential item for anyone.


Corelle Bands & Dots Patterned Livingware Dinnerware Set

Corelle 16 Piece Pattern of Bands & Dots Livingware Dinnerware Set, Versatile Gray. Dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave & pre-heated oven safe!


Corelle Winter Frost White Dinnerware Set

Many generations in my family have grown up on Corelle dishware. The iconic pieces are lightweight and strong and are safe for dishwasher, microwave, and oven! Also makes a great wedding gift! Multiple sizes available.


Instant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1

This model of Instant Pot (Duo Nova 7-in-1) has over 70,000 reviews on Amazon and currently has a very high 4.6 / 5.0 rating! See what all the rage is about with this easy countertop device that is Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Yogurt Maker, and Warmer in one!! Multiple sizes available.


Nespresso by De’Longhi VertuoPlus Deluxe

Help them easily kick the pricey latte habit with a Nespresso coffee and espresso machine. This single machine conveniently and quickly makes freshly brewed long-cup coffee with naturally formed crema and traditional espresso. Each machine includes a complimentary coffee welcome set with a range of espresso Vertuo capsules with unique aromatic profile. Multiple sizes and colors available.


Ninja Professional Countertop Blender

This hardworking blender by Ninja includes 16 ounce cups for easy smoothie creations and a larger capacity blender for party sized creations!


Philips Hue LED Smart Light Bulb Starter Kit

Get them started out right with technology to make their home as smart as they are. These energy efficient Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance LED Smart Light Bulbs work with multiple formats and devices including Alexa.


Google Nest Learning Thermostat

Help them easily manage their home’s heating / cooling with a smart learning thermostat from Google and Nest. Proven to save energy and works easily with Alexa.


Breville Smart Convection Toaster Oven

The Breville Smart Oven Pro 1800 W Convection Toaster Oven with Element IQ is a versatile piece that does a lot within a small footprint. The brushed Stainless Steel looks sharp with any décor.


Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Gift Set

The small, powerful Dyson digital motor V9 combined with Air Multiplier technology, produces a high-velocity jet of controlled air, for fast drying and precision styling. Prevents extreme heat damage to help protect shine (intelligent heat control measures the air temperature over 40 times a second to prevent heat damage). Dyson Supersonic hair dryer comes with magnetic attachments, so you can adjust quickly and easily and the powerful motor is tuned to produce one inaudible frequency.


Dyson HEPA Air Purifier and Fan with WiFi

This smart air purifier automatically senses and reacts to changes in air quality then reports pollution in real time on LCD screen and on your Dyson Link app!


Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Dyson’s most intelligent, powerful cordless vacuum. Twice the suction of any cordless vacuum plus up to 60 minutes of run time!
Dyson technology helps create a cleaner, healthier home – Our vacuums and purifiers are scientifically proven to capture particles as small as allergens and bacteria.


Online Jewelry Graduation Gifts

A quality piece of fine jewelry can last a lifetime — and often be handed down to future generations as well. Invest in a gift that will take them from this stage of life into all their adventures ahead. These jewelry items can be purchased online at Amazon and directly from top jewelry brands.


Two-Tier Jewelry Box with Lock

This medium-sized jewelry box is colored a perfect shade of Tiffany blue but comes in other colors as well in case your grad has more of a Cartier style. 😉


14K Gold 10mm Ball Stud Earrings

These gold ball stud earrings are made of 14kt yellow gold and come in a variety of widths and colors. The classic shape is a wardrobe staple that goes with almost everything! Multiple sizes and colors are available.


David Yurman Cable Bracelets

Classic David Yurman bracelets are both timeless and trendy. Choose from different metals, stones, and designs.

David Yurman Cable Bracelets

David Yurman Cable Bracelets


Solitaire Basket Diamond Pendant Necklace

Gift her with a timeless diamond solitaire pendant necklace. The classic style goes with everything and will be treasured for a lifetime. Made in the USA of 100% natural and conflict-free diamonds.


Solitaire Round Diamond Stud Earrings

These diamond stud earrings automatically elevate any look and work well for both formal occasions and informal, everyday wear. These diamonds are 100% natural, un-treated, conflict-free diamonds. Multiple sizes and colors are available.


Watch Graduation Gifts from Amazon

A sharp and stylish watch will help them look great while ensuring that they are always punctual as well.


Fashion Watches for Men and Women

These popular brands offer watches that feature classic styles that can help a new graduate to navigate the world.

Kate Spade New York “cheers!” Hybrid Smartwatch

This hybrid smartwatch from Kate Spade New York can track steps, sleep, and other habits! Set personal goals and count down big moments all with this hybrid smartwatch that’s always ready for a celebratory toast! Multiple colors are available.


Fossil Men’s Machine Stainless Steel Hybrid Smartwatch

This good-looking analog watch includes Activity Tracking and Smartphone Notifications. Activity & Sleep Tracking with stats and long-term progress views in the companion app, set custom goals to track on your device. Track your laps and time races with stopwatch mod


Emporio Armani Men’s Hybrid Smart Watch

This stylish smart watch works with both android and iPhone. Can track activity throughout the day and provide alerts/notifications.


Longines Conquest Diamond Mother of Pearl Watch

This elegant timepiece from Longines is an investment that will be cherished for a lifetime. The stylish watch features diamonds, a mother of pearl dial, and a stainless steel case. Water-resistant to 5 ATM.


Montblanc Sport Watch for Women

The Montblanc Sport Lady is a beautiful timepiece that features a white mother of pearl diamond dial, diamonds set on the bezel, luminescent hands, and a date feature in a polished steel case and bracelet. Water-resistant to 200 meters.


Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph Watch

This Montblanc Timewalker Chronograph is a statement timepiece of the highest quality. This self-winding automatic movement watch has a polished finish with a brushed red gold case. Features include chronograph, luminescent hands & hour markers, and water resistance to 30 meters.


Writing Instruments Graduation Gifts from Amazon

A classic graduation gift, these quality writing instruments elevate the writing experience and are made to last for generations.


Cross Calais Fountain Pen (Engravable)

This classic Cross Fountain Pen has a blue lacquer finish, a black lacquer grip, and polished chrome appointments. Includes a case for gifting and can be engraved with their name or a message (up to 25 characters) to honor their achievements! Includes Cross Lifetime Mechanical Warranty.


Cross Century II Ballpoint Pen (Engravable)

Send them off in style with an authentic Cross Century II high gloss black lacquer ballpoint pen with 23kt gold plated appointments. May be engraved with a message (up to 25 characters) to honor their achievements!


Cross Townsend Collection for Scuderia Rollerball Pen

Indulge them in their Ferrari dreams with this Cross pen with Scuderia Ferrari colors/patterns. The sporty writing instrument features a signature double band with red/black enamel and a perforated clip modeled after the nose and cockpit of a Formula 1 race car! Multiple colors are available.


Montblanc StarWalker Midnight Black Fineliner

Genuine Montblanc with Floating star on cap includes capping system, barrel from black precious resin, ruthenium-plated clip and rings, and a transparent cap with a floating Montblanc emblem. Made in Germany to last for generations.


Montblanc Rouge et Noir Spider Metamorphosis Fountain Pen

Zoom in closely on the head and the cap of the Montblanc Heritage Collection Rouge et Noir Spider Metamorphosis Black Fountain Pen to see the spider emblems in all their glory on this gorgeous and timeless writing instrument.


Book Graduation Gifts from Amazon

Send graduates off with words of wisdom as they embark on a new path (even if the wise words aren’t your own).


The Graduate’s Handbook: Your No-Nonsense Guide for What Comes Next

The Graduate’s Handbook: Your No-Nonsense Guide for What Comes Next by Clark Gaither offers insight from authors, philosophers, and historical figures for graduates. Topics include careers, procrastination, fear, failure, and relationships and offer page after page of thoughful reflections.


Shoot Your Shot: A Sport-Inspired Guide To Living Your Best Life

Shoot Your Shot: A Sport-Inspired Guide To Living Your Best Life by Vernon Brundage Jr. This sports-inspired book takes a closer look at the successes of some of the best athletes to identify the key principles that the world’s most elite basketball players have used. Explains in detail how to use those same principles to navigate through life, accomplish goals, and realize dreams.


The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown

The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown by Catherine Burns, Neil Gaiman. For high-school students and neuroscientists alike, the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory—and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.


What I Know For Sure

What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey. This beautiful cloth-bound book comes with a ribbon marker and is packed with insight from Oprah Winfrey. Organized by theme (including joy, resilience, gratitude, possibility, awe, and power) these essays offer a powerful glimpse into the heart and mind of an extraordinary woman―while providing readers a guide to becoming their best selves.


Laptop / Book Bag Graduation Gifts from Amazon

These versatile bags can take a young graduate from campus to a career with ease. Carry books, laptops, and more in these quality, stylish cases.


Leather Messenger Bag

This leather messenger fits up to a 17-inch laptop plus books, documents, and accessories in classic style.


Kenneth Cole Reaction Colombian Leather Business Backpack

This Colombian leather business backpack from Kenneth Cole Reaction features anti-theft RFID technology and a dual compartment for up to a 15.6″ laptop. Multiple colors are available.


Kenneth Cole Reaction Colombian Leather Messenger Bag

This timeless Kenneth Cole REACTION messenger bag is 11.75″ high and 16.5″ wide to carry most laptops with up to a 16″ screen. Classic styling works both at the club or in the office! Multiple colors are available.


Tumi Voyageur Joanne Laptop Carrier for Women

The Tumi Voyageur Joanne Laptop Carrier is packed with features a can hold a laptop up to 14″. Includes leather-trimmed handle, adjustable and removable shoulder strap, monogrammable detachable leather key ring plus an add-a-bag sleeve for convenience. This piece also features Tumi Tracer (an exclusive program that helps reunite lost or stolen items).


Tumi Alpha Bravo Aviano Slim Brief for Men

The slim briefcase for men packs a lot of features in a slim package. This well-organized model offers a dedicated 15” laptop section, a padded tablet pocket, interior and exterior pockets, and a removable shoulder strap. Multiple colors are available.


Tumi Voyageur Chandler Business Brief for Women

The Tumi Voyageur Chandler Business Brief is a lightweight leather bag offering a purposeful, practical design that doesn’t compromise on style. Interior features a padded laptop pocket with leather snap tab (fits 15″ screens), zip pocket, four media pockets, card pocket, pen pocket, and a monogrammable detachable leather key ring. This piece also features Tumi Tracer (an exclusive program that helps reunite lost or stolen items).


Luggage Graduation Gifts from Amazon

Every graduate is embarking on a new journey towards something. Send them off in style with a quality set of luggage or bags that best suits their next adventure.


Natural Shoulder Tote Bag

This natural cotton canvas tote bag is available with any monogram letter from A – Z to help them identify their belongings. This versatile, sturdy tote includes an inner zippered accessory pocket.


Buffalo Leather Travel Dopp Kit

A sturdy Dopp kit is an essential item for men to contain their grooming essentials — both at home and when traveling. This buffalo leather Dopp kit features a double-zip top opening for easy access to toiletries! Multiple colors are available.


Fjallraven Kanken Classic Backpack

Choose from fun color combinations with a Fjallraven Kanken Classic Backpack (same design since 1978). Versatile and functional!


Fjallraven Splitpack

The Fjallraven Splitpack is a backpack-duffel bag hybrid that’s both practical and functional. Use it for everyday commutes or longer trips with the large straps designed for comfortable carrying. Multiple colors are available.


Leather Duffle Bag

This sturdy leather duffle bag works great as a carry-on bag for quick overnight trips. The high-quality stitching and heavy-duty lining ensure its durability and long-term usage. It comes with 1 large compartment and zippered pockets. Multiple colors are available.


Lightweight Spinner Suitcase Set

This lightweight 3 piece luggage set features 3 softshell spinner suitcases in a variety of color choices. Suitcases nest inside each other for each storage at home. Multiple colors are available.


Samsonite Hardside Expandable Spinner Luggage

This versatile set includes a 20″ Carry On (that meets the size restrictions for domestic travel) and 24″/28″ Spinners. Made to last and include a 10 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY! Multiple sizes and colors are available.


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Class of 2023 Graduation Gifts

Class of 2023 Graduation Gifts

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75 Responses

  1. Anna says:

    What a great article!  You’ve come up with so many wonderful gift ideas for graduates. I like how you took so many different  interests into consideration…as well as different price ranges.  It felt really comprehensive.  I’m sure it will be a great help to anybody struggling with ideas for what to get their favorite grad.

    The jewelry was my favorite.  Especially the cable bracelet.  Actually, I was kind of jealous reading through it all.  All I got when I graduated was 50 bucks. Zzzz…!!!

    Keep up the good work!


    • Alyce says:

      Hello, Anna! A timeless piece of classic jewelry is a thoughtful graduation gift that will be treasured for years to come. Great choice!!

  2. Lisa says:

    This is an excellent article that provides a wealth of thoughtful and creative graduation gift ideas for high school and college graduates. I appreciate how you’ve taken the time to consider the unique needs and interests of these two groups and provided well-rounded options for each.

    Your suggestion of personalized gifts such as jewelry or a customized diploma frame are also fantastic ideas, as they can help commemorate this significant achievement and serve as a lasting reminder of all the hard work these graduates have put in.Thank you for sharing these excellent tips, which can help make the graduation season even more special for our friends and loved ones!

    Lisa Marie

    • Alyce says:

      Hi, Lisa Marie! Personalized gifts are a great way to make the occasion even more special and memorable for the graduate. It’s important to recognize their hard work and dedication, and a personalized gift can help show how proud you are of their achievements. Enjoy celebrating this exciting milestone!

  3. Leahrae says:

    This a huge selection of gift ideas for the graduate.  Perfect for my wallet, especially now with the economy the way it is.  I have two nieces graduating, so this is perfect timing!  I plan to browse completely and see what I can get for each of them.  I like the fact a lot are easy on the pocket book!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Leahrae, It’s helpful to see graduation gift ideas in a wide variety of price ranges and have options for every budget! Congrats to your nieces on their graduations!!

  4. Vasile says:

    The students of the schools passed the baccalaureate, and their graduation was done differently than in other years, without restrictions.
    The closing of the courses and the separation from colleagues and teachers were celebrated, on which occasion many gifts were shared.
    The gifts were just right, and in this article there are many ideas and concrete gifts from which we can choose.
    Heartfelt gifts for the most wonderful people.

    I have new graduating this year. In my family have someone in every category.
    The Ultra Luxurious Reversible Plush Sherpa Blanket is suitable for a model student.

  5. cathy says:

    Yep, I have one of them graduating this year too. With my huge family, I have someone in just about every category. It is a little early for graduation, but I had to peak anyway. And super excited I did.

    The Ultra Luxurious Reversible Plush Sherpa Blanket are perfect gifts for my daughters at Christmas. I can order them now and shove into the holiday closet. Where all things go to die, and get lost. I usually get an extra one or two just in case one gets lost in the process, I forget a gift or I decide I don’t want to give it up. 

    Thanks for being so creative with your gift selections. I have never thought of it by myself.

  6. pasindu dimanka says:

    First, thank you for this amazing article. My graduates, I believe, would appreciate a Fjellraven Backpack or an Instant Pot. You’ve compiled an excellent list of suitable graduation gifts. Is there any kind of warranty on the products? What is the procedure for that? Is it possible to obtain a gift certificate? Because it is not always simple to know what to get, a gift card may be appropriate. Maybe not that intimate, but at the very least they get to choose.

    • Alyce says:

      Hello! Most new electronic items do carry a warranty and Fjällräven also provides a Limited Lifetime Warranty on their products. Each product’s warranty will be different, so you’ll need to check the specific terms and conditions for each of the gifts that you buy. 

      If you’d rather let the graduate decide for themselves, there are lots of graduation-themed gift cards to choose from too!

  7. Groomy Dude says:

    Hi Alyce, 

    I am so grateful you have put all of these great gift ideas in one place! I have been struggling with the whole COVID thing stopping the class of 2020 from having normal graduation. I have one who will be graduating in 2021. I am in fear it will not be any different from this year. 

    I will bookmark your site so I can come back and check out some rewards for his gifts! You certainly have put in a ton of effort in getting this site together. It makes it easy for me to shop online in one place. 



  8. Anthony Hu says:

    Thank you for your post. It is very kind of you sharing this extensive gift ideas. It is a special time and we need to have special appreciation for our graduates.

    I agree with you that regardless of the chaos around, graduation is something we need to congratulate, celebrate, and cheerish. With your guide, I am sure that all can find a good way to show your graduates a heartfelt gift, wishing their best in the coming new life. I bookmarked your page and will do some research on your suggested products.

  9. Darnell Yeldon says:

    Great article! All gifts are special but finishing high school and college is a big accomplishment, so it’s only right to get the 2020 Graduates the best gifts and amazon definitely have that! You are going to get literally any kind of gift you looking for on amazon for a great price, with great value!

    • Alyce says:

      Amazon is definitely an easy way to find a huge variety of great products that can ship quickly!

  10. JaysonGP says:

    Thank you for this detailed list of the best gifts to get for 2020 college graduates! I have a number of friends who are graduating, and I have been wondering which items would mean the most to them. Here, you provide a nice blend, providing options that would be a generous and well-received gift for anyone. Excellent assessment, I will be sure to keep it in mind! 

  11. Wina says:

    OMG what a thoughtful post! I’ve gotten a watch from my dad when I graduated but damn the list looks even cooler!

    The Boss noise-canceling headphone is definitely useful, especially when they start working at the office. It’s a versatile headphone to be worn when traveling as well as to focus working!

    A new laptop would also be great I think as they can use it maybe if they are furthering their studies or going to the workforce. I’ve gotten one after my graduation and still using it up till now!

    You couldn’t have a more thorough list of gifts! Thanks for sharing this. I will definitely bookmark this to have some ideas on gift buying in the future! Oh and what a good list for Christmas too (I know it’s still far out, but it’s never bad to prepare early!)

  12. Mojisola Kupolati (Debbie) says:

    Hi. Thanks a lot for the extensive post on gift ideas for graduating college graduates. It is sometimes very difficult to get a gift that is suitable for a celebrant or for a special occasion like graduation. Graduation often signifies transiting into a new phase in life. I particularly will go for kitchen and home items that will be useful for this young person who most probably will be moving into a new apartment or college residence.

    • Alyce says:

      Kitchen items are a a fantastic choice – it’s something young adults will definitely need for many years!

  13. Hilde says:

    I think my graduates would be happy for a Fjellraven Backpack or an Instant pot. Great list of Good graduation gifts you have collected. Are there any guarantee on the products ? How does that process work? Is it possible to get a gift card? It is not always easy to know what to buy so a gift card could be fine too. Maybe not so personal, but at least they get to pick for themselves.

  14. Mohammad says:

    When it comes to choosing gifts for people, I always get stumped! This article has given me a lot of useful ideas that can be used on lots of different occasions – from birthdays to anniversaries.  A great selection, that I can book mark and look through when I’m stuck – which I know I will be. Thank you!

  15. Skuchmane says:

    Hello dear, thanks for sharing such exclusive graduation gift ideas. My best friend’s daughter is a new graduate and I need both graduation gifts her and for a nephew too. I was actually doing research online when I found this. These 2020 graduation gifts are exactly what I need to give for graduation this year. I really fancy these post thanks for the info, I’ll surely do some recommendations you are the best!

    • Alyce says:

      There are lots of great graduation gifts for guys and girls in the list. I am happy to hear that you found some great graduation gifts for your 2020 graduates!

  16. israel Olatunji says:

    It’s so amazing the graduation gifts are carefully selected. In as much as it wouldn’t be feasible for now to hold parties or any kind of occasion at this critical time due to the ongoing pandemic, graduation ceremonies have been put on hold for a couple of months, even though it’s an important event worth our dearest attention and deep focus. Thanks for the great list of ideas created for those who might be thinking to have a graduation ceremony soon.

    Israel Olatunji

  17. Jenny Hennig says:

    What a great selection of gifts for any graduate.  Right away I was drawn to those adorable dog photo socks, because I am a huge dog lover.  I also love the mug that says “now hotter by one degree”, so cute and clever!   Graduation is certainly something that needs to be celebrated, even though during these difficult times it’s not going to be able to be celebrated in the same manner, it still needs recognition.  I think anyone that is shopping for a graduate will be happy to have such a huge choice of ideas.

    • Alyce says:

      Are those socks not the cutest?!??
      The mug is definitely a cute, cheeky choice for a graduation gift too. 🙂

  18. Michael says:

    I have two daughters who’ll be graduating school and college shortly so this post was a great find for me. It’s practically like a catalogue! I do find it difficult to think of gifts for people at times so your exhaustive list has been a great help and now I have a few ideas. I have book marked the post so I can come back to it for when the times comes, Thanks for this!

  19. Jack Frost says:

    Hello there! 
    I really found a lot of value in your article about Graduation gifts for High school and College students! 

    I love the way you simplified the article and made it easy to understand. Thanks for enriching my knowledge about the wide variety of gifts we can choose from. And I also love the fact that a Good Luck Greeting Card is an option too. I would definitely buy it for my cousin.

    I myself am astonished by some of the options mentioned in this article.
    Anyways, I really liked this article and hope more people read this and benefit from it!
    With regards,

  20. Dolbe says:

    You have given me a  list of wonderful graduation gifts.  Although my nephew is not going to graduate in this year, but next year, I have already found a little bit difficult in choosing a good gift for him.  Now, I get the answer.  That is the Buffalo Leather Travel Dopp Kit because he likes travelling very much.  Since there is still time for me, I will try to explore what colour he likes.

    Thank you for your effort to share so many items for our consideration.  


    • Alyce says:

      Hi Dolbe, It’s a very thoughtful idea to find out what color your nephew will like best — that will ensure that he loves it even more!!

  21. Christine says:

    This is what I am looking for, graduation gifts for my niece and nephew. I have been looking online for some time but do not know what to get for them.
    Thank you for your suggestion. I know what to get for my niece, an Instant Pot, she loves cooking.
    For my nephew, do you think the leather messenger bag will be good for him?

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Christine, A leather messenger bag is a durable and functional piece that will be useful whether wearing around town, to the office, or to school. It’s definitely a great gift choice!!

  22. Jerome Lewis says:

    This was a great list of ideas put together, what graduation gifts. One thing that bothered me a little, not too much, was the loading time for the page. I think there are too many links on the page. Besides that the content was excellent and these are great ideas that people don’t normally think of. On this list what is your favorite?

    Personally I love watches so I was naturally drawn to the watches that you displayed.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Jerome, Thanks for your feedback on the page loading time.

      It’s hard to choose a single favorite item, as I’ve both received and given quite a few gifts from this list (towels, sheets, luggage, watches, sunglasses, books, fine jewelry, etc.). I think the best gift choice depends on your personal budget and what you think the graduate would like (or need) the most.

  23. Jomata says:

    Hello there,  thank you so much for this post, I must say this is very timely for me as this is exactly what I am looking for I have been really thinking of what I could  get my cousin that would be graduating soon from college and here I am with variety of choices and now I’m having a challange to decide which🤦 I wouldn’t mind if you could make some recommedation for me. 

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Jomata, Your cousin would probably appreciate one of the practical gifts no matter what they have chosen to do next. Bath towels are a must-have for everyone and a new set of plush towels is always a welcome luxury!

  24. Blessed says:

    Wow this is awesome, a great site and a huge assortment of items, you had a good launch out with perfect timing too, due to the present pandemic a ton of folks are online search for things like this review and here you are. I was actually confused about making choice of a gift item because they are many beautiful gift items to pick…but i will have to make choice anywhere.

    • Alyce says:

      These online graduation gifts make it easy for everyone, including those of us who are sheltering at home, to send the perfect graduation gift.

  25. Kenny says:

    Hi There, 

    How glad am I that I found this website! You have saved me sooooo much time looking for a graduation gift for my daughter. It’s been so hard for her, with what is happening in the world at the moment and it’s really upset her. It’s like her whole life has been turned upside down. It’s not nice to see at all. You have shown me some gift that I would never have thought of and, I think you have showed me “the one”. 

    Thank you!

    • Alyce says:

      Aww Kenny, I’m so happy to hear that this graduation gift list helped you figure out the perfect gift for your daughter’s graduation.
      Wishing her all the best on her next steps!

  26. los says:

    Thanks for this article on graduation gifts. I really enjoyed reading it and learned a lot. Before reading this post, I had no idea what to get as a gift, but now I have more than enough ideas. I think I’m gonna get a new pair of headphones.
    Keep up the great work!

    • Alyce says:

      Headphones and earbuds make a great graduation gifts and come in handy for both zoom classes and for personal entertainment!

  27. edahnewton1 says:

    Hey nice article you have there. Wow this article got me smiling. I have been thinking of a perfect gift to gift to my friends and that of my professor during our convocation. Having stumbled into this article, I was certain that I will find my perfect choice , the Ray Ban wayfarer unisex sunglass will be good for my friends why the Brahmin Ady wallet will suit my professor.

    • Alyce says:

      Polarized, protective sunglasses and a high-quality designer wallet are classic wardrobe staples that will remain favorite items for a lifetime. These highly-giftable items are always in style and made to last!

  28. Chimmhogevagreenesnr says:

    Wow! these gifts are super beautiful and no one would want to reject it. For me, I think this Michael Kors Women’s Jet Set Wallet will be suitable and just perfect for my bestie way back in school who is celebrating her birthday in two weeks.

    My concern is the delivery,I am scared it might come late.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi, the Michael Kors Jet Set Wallet is a super cool graduation gift for a young lady. I love the red color, but it’s available in other colors as well (perhaps their alma mater’s color?). It’s an Amazon Prime item, so it will include fast and free shipping (USA only) to Amazon Prime members.

  29. evans says:

    Awesome review on 2020 graduation gift ideas, considering the fact that the ravaging pandemic has made graduation students stay back home, it will be nice to get a great gift for your kids and loved ones as they will finally make out some soon enough…I really do love your numerous gift ideas and I really can’t make a definite choice as they all look amazing…
    Thanks for the awesome preview and will love to share it in my blog too.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi evans, Thanks for sharing these Class of 2020 graduation gift ideas! Where can we find your blog?

  30. Sheddy Ovb says:

    Hello Dear, giving out gifts are really nice ways if appreciating and encouraging people for their effort and achievements. It’s indeed very painful that this pandemic has caused a pause in the academic sector over here, I Just can’t wait for it to be over. Anyways these are nice choices of gifts that would really be appreciated by someone if presented. I will save this article for reference purpose. Thanks for sharing. 

  31. Techie says:

    These are excellent gifts for high school and college graduates and I am definitely going for some of these for my boss lady when the time comes. I love those Vegan 1460 Combat Boots for her. There are so many I also love but for budget purpose, I’d stick with just the boots as they are affordable. This is a huge collection of amazing gifts.

    • Alyce says:

      It’s great to be able to find such a high-quality, high-fashion item that is vegan-friendly too! The Vegan 1460 Dr Marten combat boots make an easy choice for a graduation gift for vegans!

  32. Rolex4real says:

    Hi there! this is an amazing content you have got here. Indeed, those my friends in school deserves a gift has we both went through a lot together especially the bad times which they stood for me.

    I will try and get the Dr. Martens black combat boots for two of main buddies who I was very close with back then. Thank you very much for sharing this with me.

    • Alyce says:

      Excellent choice for a graduation gift!! The Dr Martens boots are an incredible investment that will last for years and years — a rare find for fashion items!

  33. Philebur says:

    Hello there thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful piece of information here with us. I must say I really did enjoyed going through your article. It is really sad being a part of the 2020 graduating students seeing all that is happening which has destroyed plans a lot of students had on beforehand, seeing these gifts I think it would be nice to get for one another. Thanks for sharing

    • Alyce says:

      The pandemic has certainly taken away a lot from this graduating class, and I do hope that they get extra support with their next steps towards whatever comes next.

  34. akaline0127 says:

    Your article and the presentation of this wonder works are so unique. I tried to go through them to actually select the best one for my cousin. But unfortunately no one knows what happens this term because of the pandemic. But nevertheless there is light after the tunnel. I will i could find your post when i am in need of the books especially the one on procrastination, fear and failure: The Graduate’s Handbook: Your No-Nonsense Guide for What Comes Next – I think it is not only philosophical but also prophetical

    • Alyce says:

      It’s an unusual time to be moving into a new phase of life for graduates, but life always moves on. Hopefully the class of 2020 finds all the love and support they need from their families, friends, and communities to successfully navigate the era of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

  35. coralie says:

    This is perfect timing for this post.  Back in my day the typical gift you used to get for Grad was luggage.  The thinking was that you would move out faster I guess.  My sister got the luggage, I was lucky and got a school ring as my grad gift.  Funny though, now I need some luggage. LOL!

    You have some really great ideas on here.  People obviously aren’t out shopping right now, so anyone checking out your site they will find a ton of amazing choices to give to as a gift. 

    What did you get as a grad gift?

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Coralie, I was fortunate to get a number of these things for graduation and many of them have had amazing lasting power. Some of my favorite gifts were monogrammed towels, a toaster oven, a gold watch, class ring, a sturdy laundry bag, and of course, a set of luggage! 🙂

  36. Andrea asarratori says:

    perfect timing to have found your Site, there are so many offers and Ideas. It will take me some time to go thru all of them, but it is a nice collection. I like the Idea that the pet adoption is right up front it is just saddening me that it relays only to pure bread animals since even “muds” are looking for a home. 

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Andrea, I’m glad to hear you have enjoyed the articles on the website including this collection of gifts for graduates!

  37. Sami says:

    Your site really does have a huge assortment of graduation gifts.  There are so many great choices, that I have had trouble choosing, and have written down a couple of choices for each name.  We are proud of our graduates and want to remember the accomplishment with a gift.  I didn’t think you could do this on my budget, but you have, with choices!  As I am not an impulse buyer, some thought time is going to have to happen.  I just wanted to say thanks for making it easy. Sami

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Sami, I’m sure you will find the perfect gift for your graduates that will convey your appreciation for all of their accomplishments!

  38. Darrin says:

    As I write this this, my nephew is just getting back from some altered graduation ceremony for his 2020 celebration! I get it that there is nothing that we can do to change what has happened with C-19, and I personally like the fact that it is different and no one thus far can claim what this graduating class can claim. But getting them to see that is difficult! lol IN 20 years they will be proud of the fact that they were in the unique club that no one else could join unless another unprecedented event happened. But today, they are frustrated that they can’t do what all the other traditional classes have been able to do. 

    I so appreciate your article and your input. It helps sort out ideas to ease the sting of this weird season for high school seniors. 


    • Alyce says:

      Hi Darren, It’s definitely a unique club for the graduating class of 2020 and they will certainly share a unique perspective on the pandemic.

  39. Andy says:

    This is a really neat idea. Every time I have had to find a present for a graduating niece or nephew its been a struggle and I’ve found myself perplexed and floundering casting around for random ideas and latching onto one of the first ideas that comes along. I remember when I graduated – and this is quiet a feat of memory as it was many decades ago – I read two books which made lasting impressions on me. One was What Color is your Parachute, an excellent way of thinking about what direction you should take, and the other was Use your Head – which I wish I’d read before I started college. The first I would recommend to any graduate looking for their way in life, the second if you want to kick yourself for not getting such a good grade because your study techniques were not up to snuff. Anyway, I like the way you organized the suggestions in this list. I have bookmarked for future reference. Best regards, Andy

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