Summer means it’s soon time for a lot of university graduation ceremonies. After spending years studying and looking forward to finally walking across the stage in a gown and cap, you might be starting to think about sorting out a little something to reward their hard work. But are you struggling to choose from all the different graduation gifts on offer? We understand that finding the perfect gift can be tricky, so we’ve scoured the internet to find some of our top picks whether it’s graduation gifts for her, for him or even some more unique present ideas.
Graduation gifts for her
Whether you’re looking for graduation gifts for your daughter, sister, or best friend – we’ve been doing our research and have rounded up all sorts of graduation gifts we think she’ll love!
A well-needed pampering gift from thortful
After spending many late nights up writing essays and revising for exams, help them relax and unwind with a pampering gift from thortful. From candles to a box of bath goodies, we’ve got loads of options to pick from. For example, we have this delightful bath pampering box subscription by Bathbox which makes the perfect bubble bath for relaxing.
A classy drink for a post-grad
During their time at university, they’ve probably had many nights out on cheap booze, so it’s time to level up their alcoholic preferences – luckily, here at thortful we have a whole host of alcoholic gifts to choose from. What about this lovely Salcombe rosé gin? In fact, this is actually one of only two ‘pink’ gins in the world to have received Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. We’re pretty sure that means it must be great!
Make memories with an instant camera
Post-university, your favourite grad might be planning to go travelling. And even if they are entering the ‘real world’ with their first job, that doesn’t mean they won’t be making all sorts of new memories. And what better way to capture all these special moments than with an instant camera!
Graduation gifts for him
Perhaps you’re keeping an eye out for graduation gifts for your son, brother, or boyfriend. Regardless of who he is, we’ve done all the hard work for you and found a few graduation gifts we reckon he’ll be more than pleased with.
An adorable Grogu (aka Baby Yoda) graduation plush
Is he a big fan of everything Star Wars? Did he watch The Mandalorian the moment it was released on Disney+? Then we’re pretty certain he’s going to absolutely love this Grogu (aka Baby Yoda) stuffed toy, complete with a graduation cap and everything! Just look at its adorable little face – who wouldn’t be happy to cuddle up with him after a long and exhausting day at their graduation ceremony?
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Get him a handy post-workout kit
If he’s a bit of a gym buff, then this Atlantic Folk Off to the Gym from Atlantic Folk would be a super useful graduation gift and card (which you can easily combine together when doing your thortful order). This kit comes in a handy tin and has everything he’ll need after an intense workout session, including hair and body wash, everyday oil, shower mist, and a toothbrush and toothpaste.
Classy graduation cufflinks
Make sure he’s properly suited and booted for the big day with these mortar board hat cufflinks. He’ll definitely be the smartest dressed! And if these aren’t quite right, then you can check out The Cufflink Store website for their full range of graduation cufflinks.
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Unique graduation gifts
Perhaps you’re more interested in graduation presents that will really stand out from the rest. So, without further ado here are some of our top picks for unique graduation gifts.
Give them a caffeine boost
Are they a big coffee drinker? Do they joke about not being able to fully function without having their morning coffee? Instead of getting them a bog-standard Starbucks gift card (or wherever they prefer to get their coffee from), we’ve got something a whole lot better – a coffee subscription by Two Chimps.
As part of this subscription, the graduate will receive two deliveries of 250g premium ground coffee bags and a funky storage tin and magnet. What’s more, you can even combine this gift and card! How easy is that!? Plus, if they love it then there’s nothing stopping you from getting them another subscription for their next birthday.
Cheers with a personalised graduation champagne flute
Is it really a proper graduation if you’re not celebrating with some champagne? Make it extra special by getting your graduate their very own personalised graduation champagne flute. Another plus of this great gift is that it means nobody will accidentally steal their drink either.
Alternatively, if they’re not a big champagne drinker then you can always get a personalised graduation pint glass.
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Do something adventurous like skydiving
Rather than going with the traditional sort of graduation presents, why not give your graduate a unique experience? Have they always had skydiving (or something else) at the top of their bucket list? Well, surely a big moment such as graduating is as good a time as ever to tick that off.
And last but not least, don’t forget to get a graduation card to pair with your gift (although we’re sure it’s the gift they’re more bothered about anyway). And if you can’t quite figure out how to word your congratulatory message, we’ve got a whole blog on what to write in a graduation card that’s bound to leave you feeling inspired.