27 Superb Graduation Gift Ideas for Males & Females

Updated on August 11th, 2021
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A graduation is a very proud moment for everyone and it is an opportunity to show someone how much you think of them and the hard work that they have put in. Getting something that they will really appreciate and treasure is not always easy though, especially if you want something original or unique and that is why we have come up with this list. We have put together a mix of items so there should be something to suit all tastes and budgets and therefore you should be able to find the perfect gift for any graduate that you know.

27 Perfect Graduation Gifts

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This is a Bohemia Crystal wine glass which has been engraved with a mortar board and ‘congratulations on your graduation’. It has a crystal cut out of the stem of the glass. It comes in an elegant purple gift box, which means not only is it packed up ready to give as a gift, but it also has a box to keep it in safely if the graduate decides to put it away as a keepsake rather than use or display it.

This is a lovely Me to You branded tatty teddy with its blue nose and patches. It is wearing a mortar board with tassels and on the box it comes in it says ‘with love on your graduation’. It is a lovely soft and cuddly soft toy and really cute too. It measures 16 x 14 x 12cm and so is really dinky. Made from quality materials it will be a gift that lasts.

This is a coaster which can be customised with a year and name. It has a white background and shows a panda with a mortar board on holding a banner which has a name on it. Above it says ‘I graduated [year]. It is a hardback wooden coaster with a high gloss finish which has sublimation printing, so that the pattern does not wear off. It measures 90mm x 90mm square.

This graduation keyring has an inspirational message on one pendant and a mortar board on the other. It says ‘take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey’. It is made from stainless steel which is highly polished so looks good but is also hypoallergenic and durable. It is 1.18 inches in diameter and can be used on keys, attached to a bag or just kept as a keepsake.

This is a graduation certificate holder that can be personalised. It is a cylindrical holder with the word ‘graduation’ on it with stars and mortar board. It is resting on a plinth which can be personalised with a message over 4 lines with up to 25 characters per line, such as a name, date, university name etc. It is silver plated and coated to protect it and comes in a silver box.

This is a lovely wooden box made by the English Pewter Company. It is a hinged box the right size to put in a bottle of champagne or wine. It says ‘2020 vintage year Congratulations on your Graduation’ on it. It is 9 x 9.5 x 22cm internally. It has a luxury grey silk lining in the bottom half of the box to give it a luxury feel and to protect the bottle that you put in.

This is a wooden heart keepsake which says ‘Congratualtions graduate you did it’ on it with a picture of a mortar board and a rolled up certificate. It is 10 x 10 cm and has a hole in the top with a string through to hang it. It is the right size to hang around a bottle of champagne or wine, it could be used as a gift tag on a present or just given as it is.

This is a really lovely pop-up card for a graduate. Inside it says ‘Congratulations’ and has a ribboned scroll picture but there is also a pop-up mortar board with a yellow tassel in it. The outside of the card is plain in dark blue with ‘Congratulations on your graduation’ on it. It looks really classy and elegant too and is very unique. Measures 15 x 15cm and includes a white envelope.

This is a decorated charm bookmark which will always be useful. It is a fine metal bookmark in a bent crook shape with a rose pink Swarovski crystal and mortar board pendant. It is a cute design and very decorative so would be something to treasure, whether used or just kept as an ornament or keepsake. It comes in a pretty organza gift bag and measures 18 x 17 x 0.8cm.

This is a graduation certificate holder with a stand. It is a tube on a stand and has the word ‘graduation’ on it and a vine like border all engraved. It is silver plated and therefore has a nice shine. It is 9.5 x 1.5 inches in size and it comes in a cardboard box which is lined in a silk type fabric to give it a luxurious and quality look.

This is a fun pair of socks which are black with a white picture of a graduate on holding up a rolled certificate wearing a gown and mortar board. The pattern is on the top of the sock, so they could be worn to a graduation under a pair of long trousers and look smart and the design would not be seen.  They are an adult size 6-12 and are made from luxury cotton so they are comfortable.

This mug is a fun gift to give to a graduate. It is mainly black with a graduation gown design and has ‘Happy Graduation written on the back’. It comes with a matching lid that looks like a mortar board and even has a tassel on it. It is 11oz and is microwave and dishwasher safe. A great novelty gift and it even comes in a gift box so it is all packaged up for you.

This is a graduation themed personalised glass pint tankard. The mug has ‘Congratulations [name] on your Graduation from [name][date] and a mortar board on it. You can put any message you like on it up to three lines with 20 characters in each. It is 155mm tall with a handle and comes in a gift box. You can choose from a cardboard box or a silk lined luxury gift box.

This is a lovely wooden photo frame for a graduation photo. It says ‘Graduation’ at the top and the bottom can be personalised to say the graduates name, university name, degree type and date. It is available in different sizes 7 x inch. 4x 6 inch and 8 x 10 inch. It is designed to take a portrait photograph. The lovely frame has a stand, so it can be easily placed on a shelf or other flat surface.

These are a fun pair of engraved guitar picks. On them they say ‘We are so proud of you’ and it has a mortar board and musical notes on it. They are about 3.2cm x 2.5cm x 0.2cm and made of stainless steel. This means that they are durable. They come in a gift box so they will look really lovely and can be kept in there to keep them safe and clean.

This is a lovely photo album with a graduation theme. It is black and has the word ‘Graduation’ on the spine and the front. There is also a picture of a mortar board on the front and space for a photo to be displayed. It also has a tassel on it. It comes in a gift box too, so there is no need to wrap it up when you give it as a present!

This is a fun word art print which has a graduation mortar board picture on it and is made up of words such as: passed, well done, graduation, congratulations, exams, proud etc. It is A4 in size and on 250gsm printing card. It comes in a silver coloured frame which can be hung on a wall or be used free standing on a flat surface. A sentimental gift which will show a graduate how proud you are.

This is a fun, novelty rubber duck. It has a graduate theme as it is wearing a mortar board with a blue tassel and it is also holding a white scroll with red ribbon. It is 8cm long and has a slight squeak to it. Would make a great quirky gift to decorate the bathroom or could be used in the bath, although it does not swim upright. That could add to the appeal though! Has free delivery.

This hip flask would make a lovely memento and show a graduate son what you think of them. It is a 6oz brushed stainless steel flask with a solid pewter inset which has ‘Son’ engraved on it.  At the top it says ‘Congratulations’ and under son you can put a gift message of your choice of up to 40 characters. It has an integral lid, so that it does not get lost.

This is a fun tote shopping bag which could be used as a gift bag or given as a gift. It is black and printed on it says ‘Dangerously Overeducated’ in white. It is 100% cotton and is 38 x 42cm with really long handles so it can be used over the shoulder or carried in the hand. Great for carrying books, shopping or other items and can be reused lots of times.

This is a personalised pen in a box. The pen is made of steel and is a ballpoint pen with a twist action to reveal the nib and has quick flow black ink inside. It comes in a choice of black or silver and can be engraved with a name in a choice of fonts. It makes a great gift, especially with its hinged presentation box and will make a fitting graduation present.

This is a hand blown crystal owl that is gold gilded, with a black mortar board on it. It would make a cute keepsake as a graduation gift. It comes in a gift box which is black and shaped like a mortar board and has a sentimental poem inside the lid. Poem reads: ‘At long last your graduation day! Fame and fortune is on its way, Watching your future career ready to start, We wish you success from the bottom of our hearts’.

This is a novelty graduation hat and scroll clock. The clock has a mortar board on top of it with a metal tassel hanging from it. It is balanced on a rolled up scroll with a red ribbon. The miniature clock has a quartz timepiece in it and has a battery included. The face is easy to read being white with black numerals on it. It is 4cm x 7cm and comes in a plain gift box.

This is a fun graduation survival kit in a can. It contains all sorts of mini gifts with a card to go with it that explains the significance of each gift. The tin comes in a choice of colours: black/mint, red/yellow, blue/navy, pink/cream and purple/lilac. The gifts include ‘globe – the world is your oyster’, ‘penny – a contribution to paying your student loan’ and ‘gold medal – for all your hard work’.

This is a fun Master’s degree themed mug. It is a white 11oz mug with a large handle and printed on it says ‘Step 1 get my Master’s degree (which has a check box by it which is ticked), Step 2 Take over the world’. A fun and practical gift which is printed on both sides and is suitable for putting in a microwave and dishwasher. It even comes with a free gift box.

This is a fun, novelty short sleeved t-shirt. It says on it ‘I graduated! Can I go back to bed now?’. It comes in a choice of colours: black, navy, royal blue or dark heather and sizes for men or women from small to 3XL. It is a lightweight top with a classic fit and crew style neckline, made from a cotton and polyester mix which is therefore suitable for machine washing.

This is a cute owl keepsake gift. It is made from glass and has a graduation cap and is holding a scroll. It has some gold detail on tassel and beak and has black eyes and cap. Behind it is a glass panel which is engraved with ‘Today is a perfect day to start, bring your dreams.’ It is 16 x 16 x 16cm and made of crystal glass, so makes a small and sentimental gift.

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