Graduation gift ideas: what do you give your loved ones when they step into adulthood?

Graduation gift ideas

Every stage in life deserves celebration, especially if it was sprinkled with memorable moments, full of emotions, laughter and sleepless nights. Graduating a college and even a master's degree is, without a doubt, the step that young people take towards adult life, towards maturity, which is why the moment must be celebrated as it should be.

That's why you'll want to buy a much more special gift for your loved one, which will make them happy and create a lasting memory. If you are looking for the perfect gift, we invite you to continue reading the article below:


  1. How do you choose a graduation gift?
  2. Graduation gift ideas

2.1. Graduation gift ideas for girls

2.2. College graduation gift ideas for boys

1. How do you choose the graduation gift?

Well, buying a gift for when someone finishes their studies is never easy. First of all, you must know that there is a difference between the type of gift you buy, depending on how close you are to the person in question. Thus, the closest people will want to give the graduate a somewhat more generous gift, which will help him in the new stage of life, while a friend will go for a much more symbolic and much more personalized gift.

For example, parents will choose to surprise their child with a new car or a sum of money, to make the transition easier and to support him until he finds a new job and is on his feet. However, a friend of his can opt for an album with photos from the student period, a mug with a personalized message or a new agenda.


Here are some characteristics that a graduation gift must have:

  1. Be personalized

Whatever object you buy, when you personalize it, it will acquire a much greater sentimental value and will be valued much more.

  1. To be of quality

Quality implies a longer life span, and the person who receives it will be able to enjoy it for a much longer period of time.

  1. Be practical

A gift that has no practical use, most of the time will end up stored somewhere.

2. Gift ideas for graduation

In addition to the previously mentioned way of choosing a gift, you must also take into account whether the graduate is a boy or a girl, precisely in order to purchase an object that he can really enjoy.

2.1. Graduation gift ideas for girls

  1. Graduation flowers

The main thing you should give a girl on any occasion is a bouquet of flowers , regardless of whether you buy something else. You can opt for classic flower bouquets or go for a more special floral arrangement.

For flower bouquets you can opt for:

2.1-college graduation gifts -Bouquet of roses

2.1-college graduation gifts - Bouquet of tulips

2.1-college graduation gifts - bouquet of hydrangea flowers

If you want to surprise and give up the classic bouquets, you can opt for:

  • Flowers in a box: 
  • Cryogenic roses, so that they last much longer;
  • Floral arrangements.

2.1-college graduation gifts - box with roses

  1. Instant camera

It is no longer a secret that girls love to capture every moment in pictures. The instant camera, together with an album in which to place the photos, can be the perfect gift.

  1. Agenda

A new stage in life also requires a new planning. You can opt for a personalized agenda, where you can add a motivational message or a few words from your side.

Depending on the person you buy the gift for, the agenda can be:

- Engraved natural leather;

- Classic;

- With vellum sheet, to organize it the way he wants;

  1. Photo frame

A new chapter usually means a new home, which is why a frame with photos from the student days will be an excellent gift, which can also be used to decorate the apartment.


2.2. College graduation gift ideas for boys

  1. Clock

You can never go wrong with a watch, regardless of the occasion on which you give it. Opt for a simple and elegant design, which can be matched with a wide range of outfits.

  1. Thermos

If waking up in the morning wasn't a "must" in college, well, once you go to the office it will become a habit. If the graduate is a coffee lover, you can choose to buy him a thermos, which you can personalize.

  1. Personalized pen

An ideal gift, especially for those who still value handwriting. It will pass the test of time and become one of the objects that will represent a precious memory.

  1. Buttons for the shirt

The details make the difference, which is why a pair of cufflinks will be the final element for any suit and will make it look flawless. If you want, you can give it to him before the graduation ceremony so that he can wear it at that special moment and to give him confidence.

The proposed gifts are just some of the ideas that you can give to your loved ones when they finish college, master's or even doctorate. Certainly, regardless of the choice you will make, the gesture is what really matters, as well as the fact that you will be with him in such an important and happy moment.

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California Flowers - Livram zambete si flori, acum si in Bucuresti!

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