While the graduate in your life is busy preparing to wrap up their college career, you might be trying to wrap up something else…the perfect gift to celebrate their graduation day! Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite graduation gift ideas for every type graduate, from the ambitious world traveler to the grad who isn’t quite ready to be an adult yet. Check out these 10 awesome ideas to make your graduate’s special day even better!
1. For the Person Who Insists on Not Receiving a Gift
Because nobody actually expects to get nothing on their big day. So for the person who insists “you shouldn’t have,” something simple–alas meaningful–is the best route!
This is a personalized penny from the person’s graduation year that they can keep on their key chain! We love this idea, as it’s an easy, thoughtful gift for your graduate to reminisce about forever.
2. For the One Who Has Already Booked His/Her Trip to Europe
I know it is many graduates’ dreams to travel the world once they graduate from college! Boy, are they ready to hit the real world. For the graduate who’s packing his/her bags already, we love these travel-themed gift ideas. Oh the places you’ll go!
3. For the College Lady in Your Life
College ain’t easy. Remind the graduating gal in your life how proud you are of all her accomplishments with this inspirational catchphrase.
4. For Anyone Who Has Ears
If you don’t like music, we need to talk. What better way to send someone into the big-kid world than by equipping them with a premium Spotify or Apple Music membership. It’s such an easy gift, and something many seem to take for granted. Truly nothing can match the gift of music!
5. For The Person Who Really Needs Help Adulting
We all know one. Four (five…six?) years later, they’re still struggling to make it to class, and are likely the person who walked in 20 minutes late for graduation. But we love them nonetheless, and (somehow) they’ve done it! Common household items–cleaning supplies, medicine, towels, dishes–actually make an extremely useful graduation gift, and are a kickstart to living in the real world.
6. For Anyone
Because everyone could use some ca$h money.
7. For The One Who’s Already Decorated their Posh Apartment Downtown
Another species of “I’m-outta-here,” this graduate is so over the college scene, and has already decked out their grown up apartment. What better way to test their adulting-skills than by gifting a plant. Marley and Me taught me this one–being able to take care of a plant is the first step in being a big kid.
8. For the One Who Wines A Lot
Pretty self-explanatory. Help your graduate wine about it.
9. For Your Graduating Guy
Help expedite the evolution from boy to man with some grown up essentials. Whether a nice watch or a wallet that isn’t falling apart, your graduate will love one of these gifts, mostly because he won’t have to buy it himself.
10. For the Desk Obsessed
Because nothing says “I’m an adult” like a paperweight, like these gems from Uncommon Goods.
That’s a wrap on our favorite graduation gifts for every graduate in your life. Leave us a comment below with your favorite college graduation gift idea!
PS: Be sure to help your graduate shine on their special day with a customizable graduation stole from Greek U!
Have a great week, from all of us here at GreekU!
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