30 College Graduation Gifts for Guys
This post is all about the best college graduation gifts for guys.
Although I’m a girl, I have a younger brother who graduated college a year after me. And I know these are all gifts that he and his college friends would like!
These are the perfect college graduation gift ideas for your brother, son, nephew, grandson, boyfriend, etc.
I’ve included a wide variety college graduation gift ideas for every budget on this list to help you find the perfect gift for the grad in your life.
1. College Diploma Frame
Hanging your college diploma is not something I typically see girls do but I have noticed a lot of guys have this as “decor” in their after-college apartments. Why not get a nice customized college diploma frame for him to show off his degree?
2. Amazon Echo Dot
An Amazon Echo Dot is a great college graduation gift for guys. This smart speaker is the perfect thing to have in their first after-college apartment.
3. Star Light Galaxy Projector
Even after graduation he’ll still enjoy turning his room into a star-filled galaxy or a night sky of clouds with a galaxy projector. Fun for parties or relaxing and can even be synced with your Alexa or Google Assistant.
4. Nice Luggage
Nice luggage like this Samsonite hardside suitcase is a must-have for recent college grads. Especially if he has been using the same ratty old suitcase or duffel bag all throughout college! A nice suitcase makes a great gift, especially if he will be traveling after graduation or for work.
5. Blue Light Blocking Glasses
I know my brother got a pair of these when he started his first job and he really likes them. Blue light blocking glasses prevent eye strain when you’re working in front of the computer all day (or playing video games!)
6. Streaming Service Subscription
A fun college graduation gift idea that’s sure to be appreciated is a subscription to a streaming service like Netflix or Hulu. A year’s subscription is relatively inexpensive, but it is something any new grad will be extremely thankful for!
If he doesn’t already have AirPods, then this is a great college graduation gift idea that is sure to be appreciated!
8. Nice Watch
A nice watch like a Daniel Wellington men’s watch is a great gift for college graduates. No 22-year-old needs a super fancy Rolex, but a high-quality, well-made watch like this is a great gift for guys who are graduating.
9. Easy Cookbook
If he’s moving into his first real apartment or house after college, then this is a must-have! An easy cookbook like Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients: Quick and Easy Food is full of simple recipes that he can make in very little time.
10. Kitchenware Set
A kitchenware set is another great college graduation gift for guys who are moving into their first apartment or house after college. One less thing he has to worry about buying for his new place!
11. National Parks Scratch Off Map
This is a really cool and unique graduation gift idea for guys. If he likes traveling and the outdoors, a national parks scratch off map is the perfect present. He can hang it up as wall decor and scratch off the parks as he visits them.
12. YETI Cooler
Honestly, I’ve never understood the hype behind YETI coolers. They seem like overpriced coolers to me, BUT they must have something going for them because every twenty-something guy I know wants or has one! This is definitely a graduation gift that any guy will appreciate.
13. Travel Neck Pillow
If he’s going to be traveling after graduation, this is a great, inexpensive gift to get him! This travel neck pillow also comes with an eye mask, ear plugs, and carrying case. Perfect for his after-college travels.
14. Kindle Paperwhite
The perfect college graduation gift for guys who like to read: a Kindle Paperwhite. He can read his favorite books on the go.
15. Dollar Shave Club Subscription
Dollar Shave Club is a monthly subscription that delivers a box of men’s shaving and grooming products directly to your doorstep each month. Signing up your grad for a subscription would make a great gift idea.
16. Kitchen Knife Set
A great graduation gift he can use at his first apartment after college is a nice kitchen knife set. Even if he’s not a big chef right now, this is a long-lasting gift that he will get use out of for years to come. Also, it’s one less thing he has to shop for himself when furnishing a new place!
17. Tool Box
Speaking of practical gifts that your college grad will get a lot of use from, a well-equipped tool box is a must-have for all new adults.
18. Laptop Bag
Nothing says you’ve officially made it into the corporate world like a laptop bag. This is a great college graduation gift for guys who are starting their first job soon. This laptop bag not only looks cool, it also converts into a backpack or messenger bag, making it extremely easy to carry around.
19. Alumni Coasters
Although he may be graduating, a set of laser-cut drink coasters with his alma mater’s logo on them will remind him of his college days. Great for his new apartment or house after college too!
20. Instant Pot
Even if he’s not a big chef, an instant pot is so easy to use that anyone can cook simple and delicious meals with it. You may also want to add an instant pot cookbook to go along with this gift to help him get started.
Is your college grad a big coffee drinker? If so, a Keurig coffee maker is a graduation gift that he is guaranteed to enjoy.
22. Business Card Holder
This is a unique gift idea for a college grad who is off to his first job in the corporate world. You can get this stainless steel business card holder personalized with his engraved initials or name.
It can be harder to stay in shape after college, especially sitting at a desk job all day. A fitness tracker watch like the Fitbit is a great gift that will help every recent college grad stay active and healthy. (Also, a lot of offices have Fitbit competitions so this is a great thing to have!)
24. Blue Apron Subscription
Blue Apron is perfect for busy recent grads who don’t have a ton of time to cook. They deliver meal kits directly to your door. A subscription to Blue Apron makes a great college graduation gift for guys that is sure to be appreciated.
25. Noise Cancelling Headphones
A pair of Bose noise cancelling headphones is a great college graduation gift. Although these are pretty pricy headphones, they are worth it and perfect for wearing on a long commute or at the office.
26. Bar Cart
Looking for a college graduation gift that he can use in his first apartment or house after college? A nice bar cart is a great gift that is also a useful piece of decor and it is sure to be appreciated.
27. Retro Speaker
This retro Bluetooth speaker is a super cool gift idea. Although it looks vintage, he can easily play music from his iPhone through this Bluetooth speaker.
28. Funny Dress Socks
A huge trend I’ve seen with twenty-something guys in the workplace is wearing funny, colorful dress socks. It’s a way to add some personality to a business professional or business casual dress code. A pack of fun dress socks like this would make a great college graduation gift for guys starting their first job soon!
Finally, last but certainly not least, you can’t go wrong with giving money as a college graduation gift. Those students loans aren’t going to pay themselves! Trust me, every broke new grad will be happy to get a card with cash inside.
30. Alumni YETI Rambler
He may have graduated, but a collegiate YETI rambler for his alma mater will remind him of his college days. This is perfect for gamedays and other events.
Best College Graduation Gifts for Guys
This post showed you the best college graduation gifts for guys.
Hopefully you were able to find the perfect gift for the grad in your life!