Graduation signifies a significant milestone in any person’s life – the ending of one chapter and the beginning of a new exciting one. Getting that diploma sure calls in for a celebration. And what better way to do it than to give him a graduation gift that’s as unique as his achievement? But let’s be honest, choosing the perfect gift can be as tedious and challenging as making him get his homework done. What do you give a young man who’s just stepped away from the safety of school and is preparing to dart straight into the real world?
Whether you’re a friend, sibling, parent, or secret admirer, this guide has got you covered. We’ve curated a list of 35 smart, thoughtful, and downright cool gifts that match the excitement of the moment. From practical items that would be useful in his next journey to treasured keepsakes he’ll hold onto for years to come, these gifts are – like everything else about graduation – a symbol of the wide world waiting just around the corner, brimming with new possibilities.
So, crack your knuckles, get your online shopping fingers ready, and let’s dive into that list, graduating with honors into the world of gift-giving for him.
1. Leather Portfolio Organizer: As he steps into the professional world, help him organize his work in style with this sleek, premium leather portfolio. Odds are, it’ll intimidate his boss into giving him a pay raise right away.
2. Apple MacBook Pro: If he’s about to start college or jump into his career, a top-of-the-line laptop like the Apple MacBook Pro will see him through countless assignments, projects, and Netflix breaks.
3. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr.Seuss: The classic sends a poignant message about the challenges and triumphs of life ahead, with a splash of humor that Dr. Seuss is known for. Don’t forget to write a personal message inside!
4. Subscription to MasterClass: With online courses taught by successful professionals in various fields, he can learn about anything that interests him. And perhaps picking up a few tips from Gordon Ramsay won’t be such a bad idea when he’s living off instant ramen.
5. Google Nest Hub: For the tech-savvy graduate, a smart display could help him stay organized, on-task, and entertained in equal measure. A gift that Google approves of!
6. “Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps” by Kelly Williams Brown: Graduating means entering adulthood. This humorous and practical book can be a great help. As if adulting was ever easy!
7. Craft Beer Club Subscription: For the beer enthusiast, gift him a new world of flavors every month. Remember drinking isn’t a problem, forgetting is!
8. Personalized Cufflinks: For the sharp dresser, these custom cufflinks will add a touch of sophistication to his outfits. Monogrammed ones give it a more personal flair.
9. Instant Pot Duo: Help ease the transition to cooking for himself with this 7-in-1 cooker. Cooking can be a survival skill he may need. Or a new found hobby.
10. Ray-Ban Classic Aviator: A pair of quintessential sunglasses will never go out of style. It might also add a ‘dangerously cool’ factor.
11. Noise-Cancelling Headphones: For those late-night study sessions or workouts, these headphones by Bose keep the world out. I hope he uses it for studying, no guarantees.
12. Lottery Tickets: It’s a small, fun gift that could potentially help him pay off student loans. Can’t deny the joy of scratching off those tickets.
13. Professional LinkedIn Profile Review: If he’s about to start job hunting, this would immensely help. No swiping left or right here, only up.
14. Luxury Watch: commemorate his achievements with a timeless timepiece. As they say, time is money!
15. Personalized Leather Wallet: High quality, thoughtfully-designed, space-efficient – just the kind of qualities we wish in him.
16. “The Defining Decade” by Meg Jay: A book that provides an enlightening perspective on the social and psychological aspects of the twenties. Let’s hope he doesn’t have an existential crisis.
17. Freshly Subscription: For the graduate who’d appreciate having meals delivered to his door – this one is a lifesaver. In literal sense.
18. Fitbit Charge 4: This fitness tool would ensure he stays healthy with regular workouts, sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring – especially after all those graduation parties.
19. Airbnb, Hotels.com or Uber gift cards: Freedom to travel around and see new places is every graduate’s dream. You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy these.
20. KEF LS50 Wireless II speakers: Quality music holds a power like none other, watch his eyes glisten as the bass drops.
21. Kindle Paperwhite: The perfect gift for the avid reader. Just remember reading the instructions doesn’t count as reading a book.
22. Quality Pen: As he steps into the business world, an engraved Montblanc pen is the perfect accessory for a man. Remember, the pen is mightier than the sword.
23. A Rolex Watch: Make him feel like James Bond, just remind him not to jump off buildings.
24. The New York Times Digital Subscription: Keep him updated about Trump’s Tweets.
25. American Eagle Gift Card: For the guy who loves to shop trendy clothes. Yes, men do shop.
26. Daily Planner: not the most exciting thing, right? Keep it fun and simple with some humor – he’ll need it.
27. JBL Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker: Know someone with a traveling soul? Gift them this speaker to make him the life of every road trip.
28. Noise-Canceling Earphone: Will save him from annoying office chatter and help him concentrate on his work.
29. Bluetooth Tracker: Perfect for the guy who constantly misplaces his keys, wallet, or phone.
30. Gotham Chess Course: If he loves strategic games, he’ll appreciate this. Chess is the new sexy.
31. Personal Trainer Sessions: Physical fitness is important at every age. We all secretly want to look like Jason Momoa or Brad Pitt.
32. Wireless Charging Station: Provide him with a clutter-free desk along with the ease of charging all his devices at once.
33. Nespresso Machine: Becoming an adult means becoming a coffee person. Period.
34. Wireless Earbuds: For the music lover or gym-goer in your life, these are a must-have.
35. Personal Coaching: Help him gain a new perspective by gifting him one-on-one coaching sessions with a life coach. Who wouldn’t want a personal guru?
Phew! There you have it – a solid list of 35 unique graduation gifts for him that’ll make his day and make you the best gift-giver in town. Here’s to a future full of success and stylish, thoughtful presents!