15 Practical College Graduation Gifts
Celebrate a huge milestone with these thoughtful college graduation gifts.
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While the days of gulping down Red Eyes are (hopefully) over, your grad will still need to make a good cup of coffee. This touchscreen maker from Cuisinart is easy to program, and it even has a self-clean feature! They can brew a standard cup o’ Joe, or try out one of these copycat coffee shop drinks.
There’s a good chance your college grad doesn’t own wine glasses. (And if they do, we can all but guarantee they’re made of plastic). Gift them a sentimental upgrade with these stemmed beauties from Well Told. Each made-to-order glass features an etched design of their college town!
For a quick trip to visit mom and dad or her college bestie, this leather overnight bag is an absolute must. It’s loaded with convenient storage features—like a laptop compartment and slide-in phone pocket. Plus, the tanned leather exterior will only get better with age.
Think back to when you had just entered adulthood—what do you wish you had known? Capture words of wisdom from friends and family members in an Impart book. This heartfelt gift will be cherished by your grad for years to come.
For grads who love to bake, you can’t go wrong with a KitchenAid stand mixer. Available in plenty of pretty colors, this 5-quart, heavy duty appliance is a striking addition to any adult apartment. Get started with these KitchenAid mixer recipes.
While it’s a bit of a splurge, the Dyson V11 Torque Drive vacuum cleaner is a game changer. It’ll help your grad keep their new home clean without a ton of effort. (Learn more about it in our editorial review of this vac.)
Between studying for final exams, navigating the post-grad job market and saying goodbye to friends, transitioning out of college can be a bittersweet period. Make it a little easier with a weighted blanket. This gift wraps your grad in a cozy, comforting hug.
You might need to send this gift a little late—but trust us, it’s worth the wait. Commemorate the occasion with a custom puzzle showcasing the front page of the New York Times on their graduation day.
Perfect for commuting, jogging or taking a call, these Apple AirPods Pro are a sleek, practical gift your grad will be excited to open.
Our Test Kitchen adores these stackable OXO containers, and your grad will, too. They’re perfect for organizing a pantry, closet or bathroom.