Graduation Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year again. Graduation time! Being late May, you may have already gone to a graduation or two. I actually don’t have any to go to this year for the first time in a very long time.


You may be wondering what kind of gifts to giver the upcoming graduates in your life. Well, there’s always the much appreciated gift that can always be used: cash. But if you want to give something a little more personal, something that the graduate will think of you when they use your gift, I have some suggestions.

First we have this funny t-shirt. It says “I Graduated! Can I go back to bed now?” It comes in Small, Medium, Large, X Large, and XX Large.  Like most t shirts it is made of cotton. Unfortunately, dark blue is the only color it comes in so it’s probably best for a guy.

The company that makes these is called Old Glory and they boast that they have same day shipping.  At the time of this writing, it’s running around $15. You can get this shirt  from Amazon.

I Graduated T-Shirt T-Shirt
I Graduated T-Shirt T-Shirt



If you are looking for a special gift for a girl graduate, I remember back in the day, my favorite graduation gift was a pendant with a pearl on the end of it. I got it from my uncle.

I found this gorgeous necklace from MOL Jewelry. It’s a Journey of Life necklace. It doesn’t say how long it is but it hangs off a leather cord. It has 2 fresh water pearls and a sterling silver disc bead. It also comes with a card that has a great saying about letting the pearls remind you to follow your heart and dreams.

Right now, this necklace is going for around $35. and you can get it gift wrapped too.

Journey of Life NecklaceJourney of Life Necklace

I found a few great books for grads too. First we have this one called “What Now? Words of Wisdom After Graduation”.  This book got some great reviews from the graduates who received it.

Right now, as of this writing, you can get a new version for under $12 and a used version for a lot less. But for a gift, go with the new.

What Now?Words of Wisdom for Life After Graduation
What Now? Words of Wisdom for Life After Graduation


The next book also got good reviews. It looks pretty funny too. It’s called “The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into In College”.



The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College



A traditional graduation gift is a nice pen. I remember getting one of these and loved it. I used it for about a year until I lost it.

This pen is nice and would be great for a boy or girl. It can take Parker refills which can easily be found in most office supply stores such as Office Max or Office Depot. It has 24k plated fittings and is made in the USA from Zebra wood (whatever that is).

It’s a classy looking pen and as of this writing, it’s going for around $26.

Hand Turned Zebra-Wood Cigar-Style Ball Point Pen

Hand Turned Zebra-Wood Cigar-Style Ball Point Pen


My last pick is somewhat old fashioned in this digital age but I still think a grad would like it.

It’s a photo frame/photo album.  It holds 4″x6″ pictures and holds 48 photos. The frame itself is made from metal. Right now, you can get this for around $13.

Photo Front Graduation Picture Album

Photo Front Graduation Picture Album


Well that’s it for my graduation gifts pick. Hope you find the perfect gift for your grad! And if you get any of my picks, let me know how the graduate liked them!





P.S. If you are looking for a gift for dad, check out Fathers Day Gift Ideas.

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