Give Graduation Gifts They'll Love

Whether graduates are going to college, heading into the working world, volunteering or traveling, they most likely don’t own all the things they’ll need for this next step in their lives. That’s why graduation gifts can make a big difference to a young person.

But that doesn’t mean a graduation gift has to be practical. Some people splurge on technological gadgets while others prefer sentimental mementos to honor special school memories. Still others give acts of service, such as doing the graduate’s laundry for a semester.

Whether you give graduation jewelry, a toaster, or a plate of home baked cookies, the trick is to choose a graduation gift within your price range that’s something the graduate will love.


Other graduation gift ideas

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Popcorn Popper
  • Coffee Maker/Grinder
  • Toaster or Toaster Oven


  • Sweatshirt/T-shirt
  • Sport Shorts
  • Key Ring
  • Mug
  • Laptop
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Internet Service
  • Flash Drives
  • Laptop Bag or Backpack
  • Streaming Subscriptions
  • Software Subscriptions
  • Tablet
  • eReader
  • Speakers
  • Noise Cancelling headphones/Bluetooth headphones
  • Television
  • Digital Camera
  • Bookcase/Shelves
  • Stackable crates
  • Chairs/Couches
  • Carpets/Rugs
  • Removable Adhesive Hooks
  • Posters/Frames/Mirror
  • Memo Board/Bulletin Board
  • Pictures/Frames
  • Photo Books
  • Lamps
  • Lighted mirrors
  • Decorative Light Strands
  • Stationery/Stamps
  • Desk Supplies (pens, scissors, rubber bands, paper clips, etc.)
  • Highlighter Pens
  • Calculator
  • Address Book
  • Calendar/Daily Planner
  • Dictionary/Thesaurus
  • Wastebasket
  • Backpack/Book Bag
  • Linens (sheets, pillows, comforters, mattress pad, towels, washcloths, etc.)
  • Decorative Rug
  • Kitchen Items (cups, mugs, silverware, plates, bowls, can opener, etc.)
  • Utility Tools (basic tool kit, flashlight/batteries, extension cords, power strips, etc.)
  • Cleaning Items (supplies and rags, mini vacuum, etc.)
  • Shower Tote (soaps and shampoos, manicure set, hair dryer, styling tools, etc.)
  • Laundry Basket (detergent, fabric softener, rolls of quarters, hangers, iron, etc.)
  • Cash/Checks
  • Gift Cards (to movie theaters, fast food chains, pizza places, grocery stores, hair salons, favorite clothing stores, electronic or music stores, gas stations, music downloads, etc.)
  • Board Games/Books
  • Frisbee/Balls
  • Camping Equipment
  • Sports Equipment
  • Bike
  • Skateboard

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