Last Updated: 3rd July, 2020

Graduation Gift Ideas

The graduation season is finally here! Little girls are set to become pretty young ladies, while small boys begin to think of themselves as the smartest chaps on earth. Well, not for nothing! Graduating in itself is supremely rewarding, as the sheltered walls of one's college rooms give way to the tough world outside.

So, if you are preparing to gift your star grad sibling something special on his special day, you could choose from the list of gift ideas sketched up below, so as to bring a smile on his face and make the event of graduating one of the most memorable events in his life.


  • your special grad loves to read, gift him books. Please ensure that you don't end up buying any random fiction. Gift him the ones he needs at this significant transitional phase of his life.

  • Dave Ramsey's "Graduate Survival Guide", David Wallace's "This is Water", Shell Silverstein's "The Giving Tree", Jaron Lanier's "You Are Not A Gadget" and Suze Orman's "The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke" should do the wonders. Gift him these books as these should guide and help him cope with the crucial changes going on in his heart and mind now.

Graduation Gift Ideas - Books

Gift-Cards of restaurant or favorite brands:

  • Gift cards are an excellent gift idea to your pampered grad. If he is a foodie at heart, you can gift him luncheons at his favorite joint. If he loves to shop, present him with gift cards of a memorable retail therapy at his favorite set of brands.

Gift Cards of restaurant

  • If he is relocating to a new city after graduation, either because of a new job or his academics, it would be best to gift him a grocery store gift card. It is convenient, easy and most practical.

  • Themed Gift Basket:

    • You can gift the grad a basket containing items of his use such as a cup, a set of towels, boxers, watches, chocolates among other things. Make the basket a themed one, where all items denote a particular special feeling to him, like an perfect farewell message.

    • What will add to the value of the gift is if you can personalize the items, such as put a picture of his investiture ceremony on the cup, engrave a picture of his groups of friends on a shirt etc.

    Themed Gift Basket

    Cook books:

    • Cook books are an excellent item to gift your sibling grad, so that he can try his hand at the various culinary delights. If he is the kinds to love experimenting with taste buds or likes cooking, cook books are an ideal gift to keep him occupied in the kitchen!

    Cook books

    Car Kit:

    • One of the most useful gifts for him is a car kit. If he drives the car himself, he will be most happy to receive his favorite car kit items from you.

    Car Kit

  • Gift him his favorite set of music CDs to play in the car, or a chic-looking hands-free Bluetooth set, or his brand of car perfume.

  • First aid kit:

    • The first aid kit is a handy gift you can present to your sibling. It is a necessary gift item, which will prove valuable to him.

    First aid kit

    Here are some more gift ideas for the new college graduates.

    A new suitcase

    A new laptop

    A nice watch

    A professional smart dress

    Business card holder

    A coffee maker


    A gym membership


    Unique Graduation Gift Ideas

    • Heated Back Shoulder Neck Massager
    • Temperature Control Smart Mug
    • Bright Face Mask
    • Cocktail Kit
    • Power House Charging Station
    • Disco Ball Lamp
    • Chocolatey Sampler
    • Tic Tac Toe Game