Great Gifts for Graduates

Over the next two months most people will be invited to at least one graduation party. And if you have a graduate yourself, there’s a good chance you have quite a few celebrations to attend. We know that you’ll also need presents for those graduates. So we’ve compiled a list of items that would make terrific gifts for a high school or college graduate. Some are fun and others are practical, but no matter who your graduate is, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift on this list!


Great Gifts for Graduates- Keurig K45 Elite Single Serve Brewer

Keurig K55 Classic Brewing System

Whether your graduate is headed to college or beginning a new career, there’s a good chance they’ll turn into a coffee lover. But whether they prefer coffee, tea or cocoa, a touch of a button gives them their favorite beverage fast. Get their day started off right with this Keurig Single Serve Brewer which brews a hot cup of coffee in under a minute!


Great Gifts for Graduates- Bose Quiet Comfort 20/20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose Quiet Comfort 20/20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

These highly-rated headphones are great for any graduate, but especially for the one that loves music! They are available for Apple products as well as Android, Windows and Blackberry phones. The Bose Quiet Comfort Headphones have two modes- “noise cancelling” (to tune out annoying roommates) and “aware” (to hear what’s going around you).


Great Gifts for Graduates - Cork GlobeCork Globe

Does your graduate love to travel? If so, this Cork Globe will help them keep track of all of their adventures. They can showcase their worldwide travels by pinning photos and small mementos to this fun and unique globe from


Great Gifts for Graduates - Classic Bean Bag ChairClassic Bean Bag Chair

Brighten up your graduates new dorm or apartment and give them a fun place to kick back and relax! This Classic Bean Bag Chair is comfortable, but stylish and is available in linen, suede, and many fun prints.


Great Gifts for Graduates- High Sierra Adventure Access Carry On Roller Backpack

High Sierra Adventure Access Carry On Roller Backpack

This lightweight, versatile piece of luggage can be rolled or carried like a backpack or duffel. Equip your graduate for weekend trips home or with friends with the High Sierra Adventure Access Backpack. It’s rugged enough for camping and outdoor adventures, but stylish enough for vacation.


Great Gifts for Graduates - Personalized Absorbent TowelsPersonalized Absorbent Lightweight Towels

Now that the graduate is doing their own laundry, there’s a good chance it won’t get done very often, so they’ll need lots of towels. These Absorbent Lightweight Towels are available in a variety of colors and can be personalized with the graduate’s name or monogram.


Great Gifts for Graduates- Large Storage TrunksLarge Storage Trunk

Help your graduate stay organized with this Large Trunk! Available in three sizes and twelve colors, it’s the perfect place for you graduate to stash their stuff.


Great Gifts for Graduates- Lekue Ogya Platinum Silicone PotLekue Ogya Platinum Silicone Pot

We know that dorm living can limit one from cooking, but don’t let your graduate resort to eating fast food three times a day! The Lekue Ogya Platinum Silicone Pot quickly cooks rice, pasta, and soups in a microwave. Check out these other Lekue products that are also perfect for dorm life!


Great Gifts for Graduates - Gift CardsGift Cards

Give your graduate a break from the cafeteria with some restaurant gift cards. Or dress them for their new job with gift cards from their favorite clothing retailer. Or help them relax and kick back with gift cards for the movie theater near campus. Did you know that you can find all these gift cards and more at They have something for everyone. Just be sure that whatever retailer or restaurant you choose appeals to your graduate.


Great Gifts for Graduates- Home Auto Emergency Tool Kit

Stalwart 7 Piece Home Auto Emergency Tool Kit

We know that this Home Emergency Tool Kit is not the most exciting gift, but it will definitely come in handy when your graduate is setting up their new dorm or apartment. And since it’s not very expensive, what about hiding some cash in the tool box?


Great Gifts for Graduates- Cookbook


Now that your college graduate doesn’t have mom or the cafeteria cooking for them, they may need to learn a few basics in order to survive without getting takeout every day. Consider How to Boil Water or How to Cook Everything to help your college graduate ease into their new “adult” life.


Great Gifts for Graduates- Coleman RoadTrip Grill

Coleman RoadTrip LXE 2-Burner Propage Grill

The Coleman RoadTrip LXE Grill is great for tailgating, camping or a small back porch. It’s easy to transport, and features a large cooking area, 20,000 BTUs of power and the InstaStart matches lighting feature.


Great Gifts for Graduates- Board Games

Board Games

Is there a favorite game that you used to play with your graduate? Prepare them for making and entertaining new friends with a fun board game. Some of our favorites are Apples to Apples and Jenga!


You may think that cash is an impersonal, uncreative gift. But, have you ever know anyone that doesn’t love to receive it?

Wasn’t that helpful? Now you have lots of gift ideas for that special graduate in your life! And, they may have a registry, so don’t forget to check to find out. Just remember to select the Graduation/Dorm category for your search.

by contributor Rebecca Haar


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