Your son, friend, significant other, or special someone has likely had a long journey to graduate. It’s time to celebrate! All those late nights studying (and many existential crises) have culminated in a well-earned degree. It wasn’t an easy road, but he made it!
No matter how he’s achieving his education, the man in your life deserves a celebration when he graduates! Graduation is not only a monumental accomplishment but also marks the end of a significant life chapter. While it’s certainly a time for celebration, your graduate may also be stressed or anxious about his future. That’s why graduation gifts can be a thoughtful way to show him your support and how proud you are. Not to mention, if he’s moving into a new dorm or apartment, there are so many things he may not know he actually needs, so consider giving a gift he’ll actually use.
It’s fine to send a card with an inspirational quote and a check, but some preplanning can really make a difference. 40 of the best gift ideas to make him feel loved and appreciated, from sentimental keepsakes to practical must-haves that will make adulting easier.
1 Docking station for TESLYAR
Made from solid ash, this charging station and organizer is the perfect place for him to keep all his gadgets.
2 iWALK iPortable Charger 2
You can charge your phone with this built-in lightning cable. The compact size makes it easy to carry from day to night, so he won’t have to use the excuse “My phone’s dead” if he doesn’t answer you!
3 Watches from Movado Bold Evolution
Make a bold statement while keeping your grad on track with the perfect accessory. Time is money, so invest in a great gift for your grad.
4 Graduation cap box with 4 Amazon.com gift cards
It’s easy to pair an Amazon gift card with another gift on this list if you choose to give money.
5 Wrapped leather journal personalized with 5 Ox & Pine
You can even get the journal engraved with his initials, name, or graduation date so he has a place to write down all his new ideas and adventures.
6 Apple AirPods Pro 6
Whether he wears them while commuting, exercising, or studying, rest assured he’ll use them every day.
7 HP Sprocket 3×4 Instant Photo Printer 7
The free app allows your graduate to edit and customize his photos from his phone, so he’s literally a click away from getting instant glossy keepsake photos.
8 Handheld Garment Steamer 8 CHI
Make sure your graduate looks his best for his upcoming job interview with this handheld steamer. Ready to steam in seconds, it works against even the toughest wrinkles, so he can focus on securing the job.
9 Backpack 9 MATEIN Gray
Designed with a padded, soft back, this backpack offers plenty of room for all his essentials. Bonus: The backpack features a built-in USB charger outside and a built-in charging cable inside so he can charge his phone on the go.
10 Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Coffee Makers and Brewers
He’ll feel energized and focused as he navigates this new chapter in his life with an espresso machine.