Top 10 Graduation Gift Ideas to Shop for Online
With this list of top 10 graduation gift ideas for online shopping, you can save time, money and find the perfect gift for any new grad.
- Pen and Pencil Gift Sets: For high school grads going directly to college, or new college grads, an elegant pen or pencil gift set is a useful grad present that will be cherished for many years to come. As an added gift, opt for a personal engraving on the gift box or the pen and pencils themselves.
- Personalized College Grad Gift: The best graduation gift ideas for new college grads are personalized gifts that will suit the grad’s new career – for example, a monogrammed stethoscope or briefcase.
- Engraved Photo Frame: A lovely engraved photo frame with the grad’s name and graduation date makes the perfect keepsake gift. For an extra special gift, purchase a sterling silver or etched glass frame.
- Gift Basket: You can never go wrong with an overflowing gift basket filled with favorite goodies – like chocolates, wine or champagne, coffees or teas or tasty snacks; many online gift basket stores offer specialized graduation gift baskets complete with a congratulations card.
- Desktop Toys: For fun and unique graduation gift ideas check online stores for desktop toys. Just a few desktop toys that may work for a graduation gift include amusing stress balls, kinetic motion toys, magnetic toys, miniature games and cool desktop gadgets.
- Electronic Grad Gift: New grads will often have a limited budget, and an electronic grad gift will be much appreciated – plus you can check for online reviews before you order. Consider gifts such as a laptop computer, electronic notebook and pen, digital camera, USB gadgets or a digital photo frame – though try to avoid electronic gifts, like cell phones, that may come with monthly maintenance fees that the new grad may be unable to afford in the long run.
- Beginning College Gifts: High school grads that will be going directly to college will love a gift that will help them start college on the right foot – for example, a strong quality backpack suitable for college, useful dorm room accessories such as miniature microwaves or refrigerators or a tape recorder to record class lectures.
- Travel Mug: A quality travel mug that will last for years is a perfect small graduation gift. The best travel mugs are made with heavy ceramics and stainless steel – add to the gift with a lunchbox (suitable for professionals or new college students), reusable sandwich bags and a coffee thermos.
- Journal: A beautiful journal made with luxurious paper and a quality cover can be used to record the feelings of the present and hopes and dreams for the future. This type of grad gift is also perfect for high school grads interested in writing or journalism careers.
- Jewelry for Him or Her: One of the most popular graduation gift ideas is jewelry. For her, choose a beautiful but professional necklace and matching bracelet and for him a gorgeous set of matching cufflinks or a handsome tie pin.