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Your college graduate pulled all-nighters and studied hard, and now will finally have a diploma to prove it. Graduation is such a milestone, so picking the best present to honor their accomplishment can be daunting. But there are a couple of routes you can go with your college graduation gift: practical or sentimental.
Aside from being the best way to splurge on their behalf, college graduation gifts can help your recipient navigate the brand-new world of post-campus life. Consider a personalized leather portfolio for the young professional or an affordable air fryer for the grad who’s finally moving into a place of their own. Whether they plan on backpacking across the country or have an office job lined up, there’s a gift to suit them.
These 42 college graduation gifts provide a range of ideas that’ll help you commemorate this special event. There are gadgets and decor for their new digs (if they don’t plan to move back in, that is), gift cards that’ll help offset the cost of essentials, and some investment pieces that they’ll be able to use for years.
Elisabeth Narine is an Associate Editor at Best Products where she researches gift ideas for every occasion — her work can also be found on BuzzFeed and Forbes Vetted. When’s she not writing, she enjoys rewatching her favorite TV shows and cooking with her boyfriend.
Melanie Yates is the senior service editor of Best Products, where she writes and reports pieces pertaining to the etiquette, dilemmas, and how-tos of gift-giving for different occasions. Previously, she was the site's senior home editor, covering all things decor- and bedding-related since 2015. Her digital byline can also be found on Bustle, House Beautiful, and Elle Decor. A longtime classical-music enthusiast, Melanie spends her off-hours enjoying performances big and small across New York City.
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