Unique graduation gifts your loved one will appreciate
Graduation is a big deal, whether someone graduated from high school, college, trade school, nursing school, or any school at all. To celebrate such a great achievement, you must give a truly exceptional graduation gift.
But what do you give to the graduate who has it all or deserves something really special? To help you out a bit, we’ve searched the web for some truly unique graduation gifts that will show them how proud you are. Looking for more ideas? Also check out our best guide to graduation gifts.
The Underscored team can attest that this cookware set is definitely worth it; in fact, a few of our editors threw away every other saucepan they owned after getting their hands on the ceramic coated cookware from Caraway. The recent graduate who is about to move into a new apartment cannot thank you enough.
Toast Toast Candle
Champagne and festivals go hand in hand. If you can’t pop the bottles in person, give your loved one this candle to serve as their toast. With notes of tangerine, apple and champagne, this is surely a candle that they will not want to stop burning.
For the graduate looking for a way to unwind with their new downtime, the Nintendo Switch is a great idea. We think it’s the best console you can buy right now because it’s affordable and versatile, and it offers a great selection of games.
New York Times Women Making History Coffee Table Book
What better way to reflect on your accomplishments than by reading about the people who led the way? Your graduate will be obsessed with this coffee table book that features a collection of New York Times articles that celebrate the history of the women’s movement.
Mint Heart Snapshots Mix Photo Art
If your graduate is feeling sentimental about moving on to the next chapter in their life, gift them with this piece of art that features 30 of their most treasured school memories. It is the perfect work of art for whoever walks away from friends and family after graduating.
Brightland the duo
Brightland sources old olives from family farms in California to create their delicious oils, which are packaged in these beautiful bottles. Featuring the brand’s Alive and Awake blends, this Underscored-tested duo would make a great gift for someone who enjoys cooking extravagant meals – not to mention they would create stunning kitchen decor.
Rifle Paper Co.
Rifle Paper Co., 5 Year Souvenir Journal Set
Your graduate is probably insisting on what’s going to happen in the next chapter in their life. Give them this five-year journal set that will help them keep track of the adventures ahead.
Casper Original Pillow
We believe the Original Casper Pillow is one of the best for back sleepers. Featuring alternative down filling, this pillow is designed to adapt to the way you sleep – making it the perfect gift for a graduate who can’t wait to sleep beautifully.
“ The subtle art of not giving an f_ck ” by Mark Manson
With this book, your loved one will learn not to take life so seriously thanks to the teachings of author Mark Manson. Sounds like the right kind of book to help a recent graduate move into the next chapter of their life.
Shortbread cake with strawberries and milk
At this point we need a Milk Bar cake to any celebration. We would be happy to receive the brand’s Strawberry Shortcake every day.
Unfortunately, the graduate faces the harsh reality that they cannot order coffee every day. With the Nespresso VertuoPlus, which we’ve named the best overall single serve coffee maker, they can get a delicious cup of coffee in minutes without spending the extra money.
Brooklinen plush robe
Now that the finals are over and the grades are over, the graduate probably wants some serious relaxation. They’ll love this dress from Brooklinen which one reviewer says is “amazingly soft and plush.”
Fortune and setting
Fortune & Frame Envelope Fortune Locket
Do you have a special message for your recent graduate? Gift them this makeshift locket that will keep the message close in a truly stunning necklace.
Evermill the countertop stand
A gift for your graduate’s apartment will always be appreciated. How about this spice rack that not only delivers high quality spices, but looks amazing on any counter as well?
Mr. Z Wallace
MZ Wallace Medium Metro Tote
Is your graduate preparing to join the workforce soon? If so, they need a functional tote to carry everything the office needs, but cute enough to impress their coworkers.
Letters to my future me
Let your graduate capture this happy moment in time through a letter to their future self. This includes a set of 12 self-reflection prompts that they’ll be happy to tear up years from now.
The Art Shed For What It’s Worth Quote Art Print
Treat your lucky graduate with an inspiring art print like this one from The Art Shed that will motivate them to keep up the hard work even after receiving this degree.
Bouquet Bouqs Rose & Pearl
A flower arrangement is certainly not an underrated gift, especially when sending congratulations. We love this vibrant bouquet from Bouqs which includes pink, white and peach buttercups.
Anthropologie composite agate cheese board
Does your graduate move and dream of an upcoming housewarming party? A gorgeous cheese board like this is a must-have.