Best Gifts for Grads

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A group of graduates throwing their caps up in the air.

Every spring, I look forward to celebrating graduation. The cap and gown, the Graduation March, the exciting buzz of the unknown future ahead of the students, it can be an emotional time for anyone.

My favorite part is the sense of accomplishment I see of the faces of the graduates. They know they’ve done well and it shows in their stride, their demeanor, their outlook. Finding the best gifts for grads can be a real trick. SWB has a great list of some of the best gifts for graduates. 

Whether high school or college graduation, grads deserve to be recognized for their hard work. This rite of passage propels students on to adulthood and gives parents everywhere a reason to party. Picking out a gift to commemorate the big event can be a daunting task.

Many people take the easy way out and throw a check into an envelope. If you would prefer a more memorable gift, I’ve picked out some cool gifts are here for you to order just in time for graduation.

The Naked Roommate


A mand bare legs coming out from under the title of the book.


Does your grad have a sense of humor? If they do, this hilarious and informative book is the perfect gift for someone headed to college in the fall. The Naked Roommate is a fantastic guide to navigating college and planning for all of the surprises. Full of humor, wit, and excellent pointers, your grad will get a kick out of this fantastic read.

Aside from being entertaining, this book offers real-world advice and testimonials. This practical guide will leave your grad feeling prepared to take on college and the world.

Click here for your copy and set the graduate in your life up for success.

Walking Liberty Silver Coin in Case


Walking Liberty Silver Dollar in Graduation commemorative case.On the more sentimental side, this Walking Liberty Silver coin graduation gift is something to cherish for years to come. The brilliant 2019 uncirculated 1 oz American Silver Eagle comes in a “Graduation” plastic gift case. Weighing a full troy ounce composed of .999 fine silver, the American Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States.

The Walking Liberty design based on the 1916 half dollar design is the only silver coin guaranteed by the United States Government for its weigh, content, and purity. The value of the coin fluctuates with the market price of silver. Over time it will gain in value; however, the true value comes in commemorating the big event for the graduate.

If you want to give a truly memorable gift, click here to order yours today.

CARTMAN 39-Piece Tool Set


Back and Orange Tool KitIs your graduate planning on moving out on their own after the summer? Everyone needs their own set of tools to be ready for needs that inevitably will arise. Prepare them for a variety of situations with the Cartman 39-piece tool set. This affordable and complete toolset is the perfect gift for a young grad setting out on their own.

Most small repairs around the home will be easy to handle with this fantastic set of tools. High-quality and handy, this tool set provides the confidence of preparation for any job. Click here to check out this useful set. This set comes in red or orange so you can select color best suited to your graduate.

Pink Hardware SteelTec Tool Kit


39-Piece Pink Toolbox.

Does your grad love to be pretty in pink? If your grad likes to be handy and do their own repairs, but wants to look cute doing it, the Pink Hardware SteelTec Tool Kit is one of the best grad gifts you can pick for her. Your grad will enjoy fixing things so much more when it’s with pink tools.

Affordable and high-quality, this set of tools will provide your grad with what they need to get the job done right. Click here to order yours today.

Compass Necklace in an Enjoy the Journey Gift Box


Compass mecklace in a "Enjoy the Journey" gift box.For a beautiful gift from the heart, check out the Compass Necklace complete with an inspirational card. This lovely and meaningful gift will surely be a touching gesture for the graduate in your life. Made from sterling silver, this gift will last for years to come.

The compass charm serves as a reminder that no matter how far your grad may travel, they have the ability to navigate themselves through life’s challenges. The compass is a symbol of adventure, and your grad is about to embark on the biggest one yet.

Click here to see this unique and heartwarming gift. The graduate in your life will appreciate the meaning behind this beautiful necklace.

Class of 2019 Personalized Wooden Frame


Class of 2019 Personalized Wooden FrameIf you are looking for a sentimental and personalized gift for the graduate in your life, this Personalized Wooden Frame is perfect. This frame will look great in your grad’s dorm room or even at home to remember the special day. Personalize the frame with a name and school name to make it your own.

Made from real wood, this frame has a unique, natural appearance. Click here to personalize yours in time for graduation.  

Jofelo Leather Journal Set with Rosewood Pen


Leather journal with rosewood pen.


For a classic gift that any grad will enjoy, you’ll love this Leather Journal Gift Set with a Rosewood Pen. This gift is perfect as a journal, diary, or to record important information. Your grad will appreciate the exceptional quality and useful nature of this thoughtful gift.


If you are looking for a meaningful gift, you can’t go wrong with this leather journal. Ideal for writers, list maker, or sketcher, this gift offers a fantastic platform for your grad to write, draw, and create. Click here to check out this quality and unique gift.

Rustic Town Genuine Leather Crossbody Messenger Bag

Gentleman with leather messenger bag across his chest

Now that your grad is all grown up and ready for the world, this Leather Messenger Bag is an excellent choice for the best grad gifts. Not only does this gift look fabulous, but it boasts professionalism and style. Made with real goat leather, this messenger bag will last for years and years and will never go out of style. It comes in 3 different sizes, 15”, 16”, and 18” so you can select the one that works best for your person.


Leather Messenger Bag Close Up

Whether your grad is all business or prefers a more casual look, this messenger bag is just right. The perfect gift for any grad, click here to order yours today.

Celebrate the Graduate in Your Life With the Best Grad Gifts for 2019

 If you are in doubt about the appropriateness of your gift selection, check out the following article about gift giving protocol. .Access to Culture discusses tips for graduation gift etiquette and modern manners.

Your graduate will appreciate the time and thought you put in with any of these fantastic gifts. Whether you’re looking for something meaningful and touching, or something useful and practical, this list has the best choices for grad gifts.

Make your grad feel special with any of these fabulous gifts for grads.


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