Gift Ideas for Graduation

Graduation is an exciting time in a student’s life – something readily shared by parents, friends, and other kinfolk. It is also another excuse for us to buy gifts for our loved ones as a form of congratulations.

We’re sharing here some of the best gift ideas for graduation.

Gift Ideas for Kids

Toys are popular as gifts for young ones. If the gift is for your own kids, then you already know what type of toys they wanted to receive – popular options are toys featuring their favorite cartoon characters. Clothes and shoes are also perfect as long as you know their actual size.


However, you might also choose this time to introduce the kids to something new. How about a chessboard or a bicycle?

It would also be a nice choice to gift the kids with something that would be useful in their studies for the next year or a special reward for a job well done this school year.

Gift Ideas for Teens

We know how hard it can be to find a gift for teens. The clothes you think look great might seem drab and out of style for their generation. So, gift teens with clothes only when you are quite sure about their style and taste.


Parents might choose this stage to gift their kids with their own mobile phones [if they still don’t have one by now]. There are plenty of smartphones that have excellent features yet are also affordable.

Some might want to play safe and give this age group with gift certificates, instead. That would be a nice idea, especially now that GCs do not have expiration dates anymore.

Gift Ideas for College Grads and Adults

For sure, college graduates and other adults would have different tastes than the younger graduates [though, I bet, no one can resist the latest smartphones…]. So, what would make a great gift for this age group? Aside from gadgets, you can choose clothes or fashion accessories.

Often, people think that just because college/masters/PhD students are graduating on a higher level, they would need expensive gifts. Well, that might also apply but remember that this age group is already matured to handle gifts compared with teens.


Of course, there are always plenty of choices available on online stores and at the malls to choose from. As a general rule, you might want to take time to check the interests of your graduate recipient. In this day and age of social media, this can easily be checked using Facebook.

And if you are not sure, it is always a good idea to choose an item that you think would best fit that recipient’s personality but would also be something that could be useful to him.

…and if you can afford it, a new car would be perfect at this stage.