22 Best College Graduation Gift Ideas for 2022 Graduates
By ETonline Staff
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Graduating from high school or college represents a major moment in a person's life. Whether someone is taking the next step towards their secondary education or are finally finishing up their post-grad requirements, the season requires a lot of hard work and (rightly) also calls for a lot of celebration.
But if you have a partner, loved one or even a friend gearing up to take the graduation stage this season, it also means that you need to find an equally great graduation gift to meet the big moment. Sure, there are plenty of generic gift ideas out there for the new grad — but deciding on a truly great gift that's thoughtful, practical and personal? That can be a challenge in itself.
The ET team understands this struggle all too well — which is why we've scoured the internet in search of the best graduation gift ideas for college and graduate school grads. Whether you're giving the gift at a graduation party or are shipping it to the grad-to-be, you can be sure that you're giving a gift that they'll truly be thrilled to receive — with a little help from one of our gift guides, of course.
From practical gift ideas like an Instant Pot, Amazon Echo Dot or a do-it-all non-stick Always Pan to coveted items like AirPods and an adult handbag to help them tackle the real world in style, there are so many great college graduation gift ideas that will help them new grad to feel celebrated in this season and beyond.
Ahead, shop the best college graduation gifts for your recent grad.
These Uncommon Goods coasters are heartfelt and practical. You can customize the four marble coasters to feature a map of your new grad's favorite neighborhood, whether it be their beloved hometown, college town or new city they're moving to.
A wallet stuck in the couch cushions or a misplaced set of keys is no match for these Apple AirTags: The trackers sync to your Find My app. Find nearby items by playing a sound through your AirTag's internal speaker. Or, locate far-away belongings with Apple's encrypted Find My network.
Get up to 13 free Blue Apron meals and free shipping on your first box. From signature dishes and wellness-focused meals to vegetarian offerings and more, you can be sure that you're getting the best meal delivery kit for you — and at a great price point, too.
Whether it's for a college grad or a high school graduate, the Béis Weekend Travel Tote from Shay Mitchell's lifestyle line is an awesome gift idea. It's perfect for short trips or long trips with a roomy design, multiple pockets, laptop sleeve and bottom shoe compartment.
The viral and versatile Our Place Always Pan will make cooking so easy for a busy graduate. The thoughtful gift braises, sears, sautées, steams, strains, fries and boils. The non-stick ceramic pan comes with a spatula, steamer basket and modular lid.