The Best College Graduation Gifts for Her
This post is all about the best college graduation gifts for her.
As a recent college grad myself, I received some really great gifts at graduation that have been incredibly useful in my post-grad life.
There are so many things you can give a new grad that she is guaranteed to love! This list contains college graduation gift ideas for every budget.
Here are more than 30 of the best college graduation gifts for her that the college graduate in your life is sure to love:
1. Five Year Journal
This five year journal was a gift I got at my college graduation that I’ve really enjoyed. You answer one quick question a day, and it’s fun to look back and see how your answers change over the years. It’s a great way for college grads to journal their post-grad years in just one minute a day.
2. A Classy Watch
This is a great gift for college graduation and a nice watch is something every young woman should have! I love this Daniel Wellington watch because it’s simple, elegant, and yet not too expensive.
3. Star Light Galaxy Projector
Quickly and easily turn her bedroom into a star-filled galaxy or a night sky of clouds with a galaxy projector. She’ll love it for hanging with friends, relaxing or going to sleep at night.
If your college grad is a coffee drinker, then a Keurig is a gift that she will be sure to appreciate! This makes the perfect present for a recent grad moving into her first apartment after college.
5. BirchBox Subscription
BirchBox is a subscription service that delivers a box of beauty and skincare products right to your doorstep each month. This is a great gift for girls graduating college! Gift a BirchBox subscription here. (One month, three month, six month, and twelve month subscriptions are available.)
6. Nice Luggage
Luggage makes a great gift for college graduation, especially if your college grad is planning a fun graduation trip before starting their first job! This suitcase from Kenneth Cole is stylish, durable, and great for post-grad travels.
7. Amazon Echo
Perfect for recent grads moving into their first apartment, the Amazon Echo is a practical gift idea that is guaranteed to be used and appreciated.
8. Oh, The Meetings You’ll Go To Book
Oh, The Meetings You’ll Go To by “Dr. Suits” is a parody of the classic Dr. Seuss book Oh, The Places You’ll Go. This is a funny college graduation gift idea perfect for a college grad heading off to their first full-time job! (The original Dr. Seuss book also makes a cute and sentimental gift idea.)
9. Rent the Runway Subscription
If your college grad loves fashion, this is a GREAT graduation gift idea for her. Rent the Runway is a monthly subscription that allows you to rent designer pieces and have them mailed directly to your home. This is such a fun way to get stylish new outfits for work without paying full price!
10. Air Fryer
For new grads moving out on their own into their first apartment, an air fryer is a kitchen appliance that makes an awesome gift and is sure to be appreciated.
11. Lululemon Leggings
The Lululemon brand of workout clothing and leggings is super popular, but the price point is a bit out of reach for a recent college graduate.
Any girl graduating college is sure to appreciate a pair of these durable and stylish Lululemon leggings that can be worn for working out, running errands, or just lounging around at home.
12. Travel Cosmetic Bag
This cute travel cosmetic bag is a functional gift for new college grads, especially ones that are planning to take a big graduation trip over the summer!
13. Work Bag
Perfect for college graduates going into their first full-time job, a nice work bag is a practical graduation gift idea. I like this bag because it’s lightweight and stylish and perfect for toting around a laptop in.
14. 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!
16. Personal Finance Book
Graduating college and navigating post-grad personal finance can be scary. Student loans, finding a job, paying rent… yikes!
Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach is a great personal finance book I read soon after graduating from college. It was incredibly useful and taught me how to manage my personal finances and develop good money habits. This is a gift every new college grad should receive.
17. Cookware Set
A full cookware set is an awesome college graduation gift idea for grads who will be moving into their own apartment for the first time. Super useful and one less thing for them to worry about when moving!
18. Kendra Scott Jewelry
Kendra Scott jewelry is so stylish and yet not too expensive! This silver chain bracelet is a great everyday piece of jewelry that can be styled equally well with a casual or dressed up outfit.
19. Instant Pot
Another kitchen essential for new grads moving into their first apartment is an instant pot. This kitchen must-have makes cooking so easy and there are so many recipes you can make in an instant pot.
An alternative to gifting an appliance like an instant pot is giving a grad a cookbook they can use with it! This instant pot cookbook is an awesome option for grads who already have an instant pot.
21. Blue Apron Gift Card
Can you tell that I’m hungry and thinking about food right now?!
Blue Apron is a meal subscription service that sends you the ingredients and recipes you need to make easy, healthy meals each week. It saves you tons of time and takes the hassle out of cooking.
A Blue Apron gift card is a thoughtful gift any new grad is sure to appreciate.
22. Day Planner
This Lilly Pulitzer planner is actually the planner I used all throughout high school, college, and now in my post-grad life. It’s extremely helpful for keeping my life organized and staying on top of things.
A Fitbit is a great college graduation gift idea. It can be hard to stay active and healthy after graduating, especially if you’re going straight to a job where you’re sitting at a desk all day! In addition to step count and heart rate, you can also track other habits like sleep with a Fitbit.
24. Travel Mug
Know a graduate who loves coffee or tea? A sleek travel mug like this white marble one is perfect for busy post-grads who are constantly on the go.
25. Passport Holder
I have this exact passport holder and I love it! This is such a great gift for adventurous college graduates who are off to bigger and better things.
26. Plush Robe
This is the ultimate plush robe that will make wearing it at home feel like you’re at the spa! Any college grad would love to get this super comfy robe as a gift, and it’s perfect for lounging around in at home.
The Kindle Paperwhite is a thoughtful gift for new graduates who enjoy reading or want to start reading more. Having a Kindle makes it so much more convenient to read new books and take them with you on the go.
If she already has a Kindle, a Kindle gift card is also a good idea for a gift.
ClassPass is a monthly subscription that allows you to take workout and fitness classes at many different studios (think yoga, kickboxing, Pilates, cycling, etc.) You get a certain number of credits each month which can be redeemed for classes at participating studios. Gift a ClassPass subscription here.
29. Lunch Box
A grown-up lunch box is super useful for new grads who are headed into their first full-time job. This insulated lunch box comes with three-tier storage and silverware. Packing a lunch never looked so cute!
30. Cheese Board
Nothing says “adulting” like a fancy cheese board. This pretty marble serving board with brushed copper handles is sure to be a hit when your new grad is hosting friends at her first apartment.
31. Homesick Candle
I absolutely love the concept behind Homesick Candles. They have dozens of scents that will remind you of home, no matter how far away you travel.
32. Inspirational Mug
I remember receiving a graduation card from my mom with this quote on it and it has always stuck with me! This coffee mug inscribed with “She believed she could so she did” is the perfect inspirational message for new college grads.
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