18 College Graduation Gifts They’ll REALLY Enjoy

It's time to celebrate a major milestone that our loved ones have worked years to accomplish. Here's our favorite college graduation gifts!
College graduation gift guide

The turning of tassels, the throwing of caps, and the sounds of Pomp and Circumstance…it is graduation season. Chances are you know someone who will graduate from college, law, medical school, or another program. Whether it is your relative, your friend’s child, or the kid who used to play in your yard, choosing from the many ideas for college graduation gifts can be difficult.

There is a wide range of gift ideas to consider when shopping, and while money or a gift card is always nice, giving a gift that will make your grad’s life easier or make them think of you and their amazing accomplishment can make it extra special. Whatever your budget, consider these college graduation gifts they can enjoy.

Hatch Restore, $130

Feel restored in the morning with a gradual sunrise light and selection of sounds like morning birds, meditative flute, or relaxing chimes without the jarring phone alarm and screens.

Tile Mate 2-Pack, $47.99

Tile products help you keep track of your things. Simply attach the Tile Mate to everyday things like keys, backpacks, or purses, and then use their free app to find them.

Samsung The Freestyle 100″ Smart Projector, $597.99

Take your entertainment on the go with The Freestyle projector. Project a 30-to-100″ image on walls, floors, tables, and more with a revolutionary Point & Play design. Just plug and play and let The Freestyle automatically optimize to your environment. It’s a whole new way to stream movies, watch shows, and play video games.

Cuisinart 11-Piece Cookware Set, $129.95

Experience professional performance with an aluminum encapsulated base that heats quickly and spreads heat evenly, eliminating any hot spots and providing versatile performance. The stainless steel cooking surface does not discolor, react with food, or alter flavors. Plus, they’re dishwasher safe, making cleanup effortless.

Electrolux Portable Handheld Garment and Fabric Steamer 1500 Watts, $59.95

Help your graduate look their best every day. This handheld steamer works to steam any fabric from cotton, wool, to silk. Wrinkle-free and refresh everything from clothing to bedding and curtains.

We have a soft spot for fur-ever touchable textures, like the one found in this incredibly plush must-have – and according to the 500+ (!) 5-star reviews, SO DO YOU. With 12 oh-so-giftable colors and prints, in please-touch pillow form or as a cozy-beyond-belief blanket, it’s the best (and most stylish) way to wrap you and your loved ones in the epitome of cozy all year long.

On Cloud 5 Sneakers, $140

Designed for every day, these are your essential go-to sneakers. An added bonus: they are made of about 44% recycled materials.

Morgan Coupe Glasses, Set of 4, $56

The preferred champagne vessel of 1920s flappers and Old Hollywood starlets, the coupe glass is an alternative to the flute, as well as a vessel for shaken or stirred cocktails. With a wide-brim saucer design, the glass lends undeniable sophistication to each sip enjoyed.

Samsung 3.1.2ch Soundbar, $597.99

Surround yourself in multi-layered surround sound with the HW-Q700B. Experience an immersive cinematic experience with 3 channels, a powerful subwoofer, and 2 up-firing speakers.

Capri Blue Capiz Jar Candle, $28.80

Best known for their iconic Volcano scent (have you smelled an Anthro store?), Capri Blue is so. much. more. then a candle crush. With 1,000+ 5-star reviews (and counting!), the Mississippi label’s intoxicating fragrances, striking vessels, and clean formulas – proudly designed and poured in the USA – create an evocative experience for the senses. From only-at-Anthro scents to exclusive seasonal jars you wait ALL YEAR LONG for, we’ve curated the beloved brand’s best and brightest, just for you.

Anker Power Bank, $25.49

Give the gift of power and allow your grad to charge their tech fast from any location. This 20W USB-C port has enough power to charge an iPhone 12 to 50% in 30 minutes. It is also equipped with a 12W USB port if you need to charge another device simultaneously.

Thrive Market, price varies

Thrive Market
Thrive Market, price varies

A Thrive Market membership offers you access to a wide array of healthy, premium goods. The fast, free, carbon-neutral shipping is a big bonus that makes you feel good about your purchase while saving money.

Blank Acrylic Dry Erase Writing Board with Standoffs, $17.96+

This acrylic dry-erase board is the best of both worlds: it’s fashionable AND functional. Your grad can use this for notes, goals, grocery lists, chores, bills, or anything else their heart desires. It’s a good place to organize because, let’s face it: adulting can be hard, and post-college life can be overwhelming.

YETI Tundra Haul Portable Wheeled Cooler, $450

The Haul is the first-ever YETI cooler on wheels. Known for quality and the ability to keep things ice-cold for long periods of time, YETI is at the top of the list for best coolers. The wheels offer your graduate the opportunity to fill it to the max and then casually pull it to the beach, campsite, or even just to their backyard. 

Ello Cru 17 Oz Stemless Wine Glass Set with Silicone Sleeves, $19.99

These beautiful multicolor drinking glasses hold up to 17 ounces and have a protective silicone sleeve. They are perfect for entertaining, and each guest will get their own color, so no more mixing up drinks or forgetting which one is yours.

Magic Bullet Blender, $49.99

The Magic Bullet blender will help your grad chop, blend, and mix to create an endless array of delectable dishes in just seconds. The variety of blending cups makes it a breeze to take a healthy snack or smoothie out and about.

Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones, $169.99

This pair of high-performance, wireless, noise-canceling headphones have a real-time audio calibration that preserves a premium listening experience. These are perfect for when your grad needs to focus and cancel the noise around them. 

Moleskine Classic Notebook, $21.48

The Moleskine classic notebook is the perfect option for your grad to keep a journal, make a daily diary, or take notes in classes or meetings. Its slim design makes it easy to tuck into a briefcase or bag and take anywhere.

Life is full of milestones, and few are as special as graduating from college. Whether you’re toasting with champagne or giving a gift that’s set to make their days easier in post-graduate life, take the time to get a nice college graduation gift to celebrate this wonderful achievement.

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