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23 College Graduation Gifts for Every Student

Celebrate a huge milestone with these thoughtful college graduation gifts. We have ideas for every person and at every price point!

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Personalized Graduation Tumbler Ecomm Via Etsy.comvia merchant

Personalized Tumbler

Under $25

Your grad will think of her big day (and you!) every time she takes a sip out of this personalized tumbler. Available on Etsy in four colors, this affordable college graduation gift is equal parts pretty and practical. This is also a great high school graduation gift.

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Quality Coffee Maker

Over $100

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.

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Hello Fresh Meal Planvia merchant

Meal Delivery Service

Starting at $70

Honestly, we can’t think of a better college graduation gift than Hello Fresh. Pick up a gift card in increments of $70, $90, $115 or $140 and provide your recent grad with the ingredients to make wholesome, home-cooked meals on even the busiest nights. It’s the perfect shortcut when they’re starting a new job or moving out on their own.

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Pretty Houseplant

Under $100

What marks a venture into adulthood better than a houseplant? This beautiful fiddle leaf fig from Urban Stems is the perfect size for an apartment.

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College Town Glasses

Under $50

There’s a good chance your college grad doesn’t own proper drinking glasses. (And if they do, we can all but guarantee they’re made of plastic). Gift them a sentimental upgrade with these etched beauties from Well Told. Each made-to-order glass features a design of their college town! Choose from wine glasses, pint glasses, tumblers and more.

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Congrats! Gift Set

Under $100

Loaded with candy cubes, sparkling non-alcoholic rosé, a candle, matches and confetti, this gift set from Knack has everything your grad needs to celebrate. It ships directly to their door in premium gift wrap, and includes a personalized “Knackbook” full of your well wishes. This is one of the best college graduation gifts for far-away loved ones.

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Our Place Always Pan Ecomm Via Fromourplacevia merchant

Multipurpose Pan

Over $100

Your college grad will instantly recognize this Instagram-famous Always Pan. Made by the brand Our Place, it’s the perfect vessel for cooking a wide variety of meals. And, it’s absolutely gorgeous! See what one editor thought of this trendy pan.

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Coffee Subscription Box

Starting at $60/3 months

Starting an at-home coffee habit can be hard, but Atlas Coffee Club makes brewing your own cup practically painless. Gift a subscription that sends gourmet coffee directly to their doorstep each month. And the best part? They’ll discover brews from all around the world.

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The Essential Overnight Bag In Leather Ecomm Via Madewellvia merchant

Leather Overnight Bag

Over $100

For a quick trip to visit mom and dad or her college bestie, this Madewell 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.

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Tipsy Scoop Ice Cream Flavors Pints Ecomm Via Goldbellyvia merchant

Boozy Ice Cream

Over $100

The ultimate indulgence? Tipsy Scoop’s boozy ice cream that combines two of your college grad’s favorite things into one decadent pint. Choose from flavors like Spiked Hazelnut Coffee, Cake Batter Vodka Martini and Vanilla Bean Bourbon.

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Self-Care Truth or Dare

Under $25

The post-grad hustle is real. Help your college graduate take a breather with this self-care truth or dare game from Uncommon Goods. It includes 100 prompts for letting go and living a more mindful life.

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Artisan Series 5 Quart Stand Mixer Ecomm Via Kitchenaid.comvia merchant

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Over $100

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.

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Graduation Cookie Gram

Under $100

Who can say no to rich, buttery cookies? This college graduation gift from Elegant Desserts is made even more fun with a scrambled, secret message.

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Personalized Succulent Planter

Under $25

Congratulate your grad with this personalized succulent planter. Available on Etsy, the pot can be customized with the text of your choice. Whether you opt for a funny or heartfelt message, this is a college graduation gift they’ll cherish forever.

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Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Over $100

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.)

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Weighted Blanket

Over $100

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 Bearaby weighted blanket. This gift wraps your grad in a cozy, comforting hug.

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Front Page Puzzle

Under $100

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 from Uncommon Goods showcasing the front page of the New York Times on their graduation day.

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Monogrammed Serving Board

Under $50

Trade in those plastic plates for serveware worthy of an adult kitchen. This monogrammed board from Crate & Barrel is perfect for cheese, desserts, charcuterie and more.

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Luxurious Towel Set

Over $100

While towels may be the adult equivalent of kids unwrapping socks, your grad will change their mind after drying off with this luxurious set from Brooklinen. It includes four bath towels, two hand towels, four washcloths and a bath mat.

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Personalized Wallet

Under $50

He’ll love unwrapping this personalized leather wallet from Etsy. It can be engraved with his monogram on the front and a sentimental message inside.

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AirPods Pro

Over $100

There’s a reason these show up on every college graduation gifts wish list. Perfect for commuting, jogging or taking a call, these Apple AirPods Pro are a sleek, practical gift your grad will be excited to open.

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Celebratory Candle

Under $50

Cheers! This “Let’s Toast” candle from Homesick is perfect for grads celebrating virtually. It features lots of fruity notes—including champagne grapes. These candle accessories also make a great gift.

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Graduation Cap Giftcard Ecomm Via Targetvia merchant

Good ol’ Gift Card

Any Amount

Cash never goes out of style—but a gift card to your grad’s favorite establishment feels a little more personal. Pick one up for Target, Amazon or a beloved local business.

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Katie Bandurski
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.