Are you looking for the best college graduation gifts? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Within this post we feature the best college graduation gifts for her AND the best college graduation gifts for him. Regardless of the future graduate in your life, they will adore these gifts! So, keep on scrolling for our top recommendations for 2022!
Figuring out what to buy a recent/future graduate can be difficult! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best gifts to gift your loved one (or friend) this graduation season. From trendy to essential, these are our top recommendations for college graduation gifts this year.
Whether they’re headed back to school for their masters, moving on home, or moving across the country and into their first apartment or home, this gifting guide is unbelievably practical and personable. From a couple of luxury buys to new-home-must-haves, we have covered almost every option you can gift a new grad!
This post is all about college graduation gifts to spoil your upcoming graduates!
Best College Graduation Gifts Your Graduate Actually Wants (For Her & Him)
In our opinion, all of these items listed down below work for both men and women! So, we’ve included two different visuals, for her and for him, to show how similar (and easy) the gift giving process can be. First, we started off with a few gifts we think would benefit any graduate, so they can remember this important time in their life.
Best Overall Memory Making Gifts
1. Canon Ivy Mini Photo Printer: The perfect gift to print and share memories from their phones. We love using this to print out our favourite memories and scrapbook them or gift them to others.
2. Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Camera: Amazing for snagging some instant photos for the day of! The perfect memory maker you can print and share for all.
3. Graduation Bear: A very cute reminder of the day… we mean, we love the thought behind a little teddy. This is for sure a keeper! You might even be able to snag their bear in school spirit, as Build-a-Bear even has some school themed bears available.
Best Personal Graduate Gifts
This is the cutest and most unique gift! We love how special and personable this present is. A wine bottle with a unique and personalized label is something that will stay around for a very long time. This is a gift that is often used more for decoration than anything!
Super cute and unbelievable comfy, these UGG slippers are definitely a gift we would love to receive. Graduation or not we highly recommend them!
If you’re thinking of spoiling your upcoming graduate with a beautiful luxury present, we highly suggest a neutral purse! Something like the LV Onthego PM Monogram Empreinte Leather in Black, is one of the best universal purses you can snag! Very trendy and cute, but versatile at the same time. A true every day bag.
Any recent graduate would highly appreciate an iPad as a gift. It offers a ton of features for social media networking, a great tool for career or school work, or even something to just sit down and relax with.
Recently graduated and ready to take on the world… literally. Not only is this the perfect gift for anyone going on a trip, but it’s also fashionable AF. We not only love the neutral style the Beis suitcase offers, but also how practical it is. Available in nude & black, as well as 3 different sizes.
One Line A Day is a five year journal/memory book. Gift this to your loved one so they can document one line every day and look back on it in 5 years to see how far they’ve come. We LOVE this concept!
We swear by our AirPod’s. We mean is there really anything else to say? Versatile, compact, easy to use, travel friendly, hands-free… the list is honestly endless! Anyone who doesn’t already own a pair, will undoubtedly appreciate them. The pro version especially, just for how comfortable they are compared to the regular ones.
Soooo cute and trendy! We love how these mugs look and how special they are. Etsy sellers have a ton of different designs available, but we think the message behind them all is just beautiful.
We love this necklace from Oak & Luna! Dainty, fashionable and personable, its simplistic nature makes it the perfect gift. With a wide variety of setting options available, we personally would love receiving this as a gift.
Everyone wants or needs an apple watch! If they already own one? A newer version is also an amazing idea. Regardless of their age, gender, or occupation, the apple watch is loved and appreciated by all. Seriously. You cannot go wrong with this one.
Ouuuu. If you’ve browsed our gift selection before, you’ve seen us recommend this a couple of times. OK you’ve caught us. WE LOVE OUR NESPRESSO! Yes, the coffee pods are a little on the expensive side, but the machine is just too good to pass up. We like to stock up on our pods when they have their sales going on, but we swear by this machine. So many different options available too!
Everyone needs a cheeseboard! And you don’t even need to use it for cheese either. This is the perfect gift for the graduate who loves to host company (or enjoys a yummy spread all to them selves), or plans to in the future!
If you’re looking to spoil him, a fancy watch is the way to go. Men love their luxurious watches and if you’re looking to spend a little bit more on the graduation present, a watch is the way to go. The brands available are endless!
They worked hard, studied harder, and made it. Why not spoil them? If they’re big gamers who haven’t gotten their hands on the PS5 yet… this is the perfect time to surprise them.
This reheating mug is honestly something we all would love to have when our coffee or tea turns cold before we had a chance to enjoy it. Obsessed with this.
We think having a well-made and good sized wallet is important in your everyday life! We hate having a wallet that can’t hold everything we have or is constantly falling apart. The ridge wallet is something the men in our life swear by! Limits the “unnecessary extras” we tend to shove into our wallet and only has room for the necessities.
18. Gift an Experience
Personally, we believe an adventure is the best gift someone can give. If you’ve been thinking about gifting your upcoming graduate a trip or experience away, then go for it! This can include a trip to another country, another state, or even just to a place they’ve been dying to visit. Travelling is one of the best opportunities one can experience.
That’s it folks! Our favourite college graduation gifts for the moment. We will be updating this list regularly, for any extra ideas we have/ come to mind.
This post was all about the best college graduation gifts in 2022.