For many young adults, graduation day is the first day of the rest of their lives. Closing one chapter and embarking on the next calls for a celebration.
What better way to honor the grad in your life than with a meaningful gift they’ll use and cherish forever? Whether you’re shopping for a graduate in your family or a close friend, we’ve got you covered!
Straighten your tassel and let’s take a look at some of the best — and most unique — graduation gifts that the guest of honor is sure to love.
The Best Gifts for Your Grad Are Practical
It’s probably no surprise that 61% of people claim they’ve received an unwanted gift. Another 22% of recipients admit to regifting those same items. Even with the best intentions, you risk missing the mark with your graduation gift ideas.
Let’s stop the vicious cycle now by buying your grad gifts they’ll love. You can’t go wrong with practical items that serve a specific purpose.
As the grad in your life prepares for the future, here are some fun and useful gift ideas.
Travel or Ceramic Mug
Students are constantly on the go, which is why a travel mug is the perfect grad gift. Busy students can fill these durable mugs with coffee, tea, or even a smoothie to help keep their energy levels and grades high!
Tumblers are another great graduation gift since they’re slim enough to fit in a cup holder or the side pocket of a backpack. Every student needs a ceramic mug that’s dishwasher safe to stay awake during those late-night study sessions.
Add a personal touch by customizing any of these practical grad gifts.
Personalized Bag or Tote
Speaking of personalized items, if your grad is off to college, a tote, toiletry, or laptop bag with their name on it is ideal for keeping track of their items.
Dorm life can be crazy (but fun)! Gift the graduate in your life a personalized toiletry bag they won’t lose when hitting the showers.
Every student has a laptop or tablet close by. A personalized carrier bag, tote, or laptop bag guarantees they never misplace their tech gear.
Kindle or Tablet
For graduation gifts with a bigger price tag, Kindles and tablets are a generous and useful gift.
Whether the student is reading for pleasure between classes, studying for exams, or organizing their schedule, a lightweight tablet simply makes life easier.
AirPods or Beats
Most high school and college students don’t leave the house without two things — their smartphones and some type of headset.
AirPods are small and fit discreetly into the ear. They deliver big sound in a petite package, making them easy to store, use, and travel with.
Grad Gifts Don’t Have to Be Boring!
It can be tough to shop for teens and find gifts they’ll love. If you’re shopping for a recent grad, think outside the normal gift box and give them something they’ll actually use!
You can’t go wrong with tech gear, but if you’re shopping on a budget, personalized items are a meaningful and practical option.
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Need any other type of gift? Check out our Ultimate Gift Giving Guide for some tips before you start your hunt.