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The 30 Best Grad Gifts for Every Kind of Graduate on Your List

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The 30 Best Grad Gifts for Every Kind of Graduate on Your List

It’s almost graduation season, and if you’re on the hunt to find something for your favorite member of the class of 2022, we’ve got you covered. Whether they are graduating high school, college, or getting an advanced degree, the graduates in your life deserve to celebrate! 

From practical gift ideas like a suitcase from Paravel to help them take on the world in style or a more coveted gift such as silk pj’s from Lunya, there are so many gift ideas that will help the recent grad feel celebrated this season. Our gifting experts at Goody have thoughtfully curated the top 30 best graduation gifts below. Read on for more!

1. Graduation Pinatagram by Piñatagrams

What is it: Piñatagrams are miniature piñatas filled with candy and treats.

Why they’ll love it: A recent grad is sure to love this quirky gift. Each Piñatagram is stuffed with Skittles, Starburst, Laffy Taffy, Double Bubble, Airheads, Sweetarts and LifeSaver mints.

Price: $25

2. Washable Silk PJ Set by Lunya

What is it: Lunya creates comfortable, quality and flattering sleepwear to elevate and enable meaningful leisure. This thermoregulating duo is Lunya's all time #1 best seller.

Why they’ll love it: College tees and gym shorts as PJs? Say hello to gorgeous, soft and washable silk. 

Price: $188

3. Slim Can Cooler by SnowFox

What is it: This 2-in-1 insulated stainless steel cooler can keep 12oz beer and seltzer slim cans cold. It's svelte shape measures just 2.75 inches wide so it is super easy to hold.

Why they’ll love it: Elevate drinking out of a can from convenient to classy. 

Price: $25

4. Graduation 12 Pack by Treat House

What is it: Reimagined hand-crafted crispy rice and marshmallow treats featuring both sophisticated flavors and nostalgic favorites.

Why they’ll love it: The grad version of a childhood classic treat.

Price: $38

5. $50 Gift Card by Misfits

What is it: Misfits Market is a mission-driven, affordable online grocer focused on bringing great value to customers while breaking the cycle of food waste.

Why they’ll love it: Help kick start them into cooking and doing something good for the environment at the same time.

Price: $50

6. 12 Pack of Classic Cookies by Insomnia

What is it: Insomnia Cookies is the original late night cookie company. Their classic flavors and limited-time innovations are available to ship nationwide, and are always baked to order.

Why they’ll love it: The perfect fuel for a late night study sesh, these cookies are bound to evoke a sense of nostalgia.

Price: $30

7. College Town Maps Pint Glass by Well Told

What is it: Show college town pride with this custom 16 oz etched pint glass stunningly detailing street maps of iconic U.S. university towns.

Why they’ll love it: Say hello to happy hour in style by repping their alma mater.

Price: $20

8. Herb Trio Kit by Public Goods

What is it: Cilantro, basil, and parsley seeds are nested in biodegradable pots that rest in a sleek and simple wooden box. The planter rests perfectly on any sunlit counter in your home and doesn’t require too much space to thrive. 

Why they’ll love it: This indoor garden will produce impressive and delicious herbs, enlivening any recipe as well as you recent grad enters the real world.

Price: $58

9. A $100 Gift Card to Frame their degree by Simply Framed

What is it: Simply Framed combines the personalized service of a frame shop with a guided online experience to make timeless custom framing easy, affordable, and available from home.

Why they’ll love it: A grad will love this as their first piece of wall decor for the office or home.

Price: $100

10. 12oz Cup by Stojo

What is it : Take it with you everywhere, and you’ll always be ready for a spontaneous cup of coffee or a hearty helping of porridge.

Why they’ll love it: Not too big, not too small, the 12oz cup is just right for everything.

Price: $15

11. BlendJet2 by BlendJet

What is it: BlendJet 2 makes smoothie-bar-quality beverages, silky-smooth protein shakes, top-shelf mixed drinks and creamy frozen lattes, plus milkshakes, slushies, baby food, dips, dressings, sauces, and so much more.

Why they’ll love it: A BlendJet is one of our most covered gifts of the month. A recent grad will be so grateful for this handy blender.

Price: $50

13. Sateen Sheet Set by Snowe Home 

What is it: Get caught in the sheet of the moment. Snowe has taken 100% long-staple cotton to new heights with this sateen bedding. So breathable, they’ll win over hot sleepers and pajama devotees, so smooth, they’ll delight team nude.

Why they’ll love it: A recent graduate might not ask for sheets but considering how much time they’ll be snoozing on them, they will be so happy to receive this practical yet sophisticated gift.

Price: $225

13. Fanny Pack by Baboon To The Moon

What is it: The Fannypack is built for hands-free running around anywhere to keep your pockets empty. 

Why they’ll love it: The shell is made from the highest-grade material that's durable, waterproof and tearproof so they will be ready for any adventure.

Price: $59

14. Sunriser by UrbanStems

What is it: A carnival of color and texture, this arrangement is like cotton candy dipped in rainbow sprinkles wrapped in a giant velvet bow. If we could shoot it out of a cannon we would! Instead, they will lovingly be hand-delivered to the doorstep of your choosing.

Why they’ll love it: You can never go wrong with flowers from UrbanStems.

Price: $65

15. Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

What is it: Beautiful World, Where Are You is a new novel by Sally Rooney, the bestselling author of Normal People and Conversations with Friends. Hardcover.

Why they’ll love it: Chances are they haven’t had much time to read fiction this semester. Gift them one of the best selling novels of the year.

Price: $28

16. Pioneer Candle by Nomad Noe

What is it: Freedom and endless opportunities for those perfect summer days. Incredibly fresh and clean, just like your mind when the best ideas arise. 

Why they’ll love it: Smells like a much needed beach vacation —untouched beaches in the late morning sun. Sea salt, coconut, and a hint of laurel. 

Price: $65

17. Mini Handy Pillow by Ostrichpillow

What is it: With an ultra-portable and versatile design suitable for both righties and lefties, Mini fits on your hand, wrist, or forearm to match your favorite resting position. 

Why they’ll love it: Whether they’re commuting, at work, still studying in the library, or even just lounging at home, they’ll always have a comfy moment of relaxation within arm's reach.

Price: $35

18. PureVis Bottle 17oz by LARQ

What is it: The world's first self-cleaning water bottle and water purification system in one. Using proprietary technology and UV-C LED light 99.9999% of bio-contaminants are eliminated from your water and bottle. 

Why they’ll love it: Beverages stay cold for up to 24 hours and hot for 12 up to hours. Can someone say perfect temp!?

Price: $95

19. Aviator Grand by Paravel

What is it: The sustainable, timeless, quality companion for your next extended stay. Packing 8-10 days of clothing and 4 pairs of shoes, this checked luggage features thoughtful details with 360 spin wheels, smart interior pockets and a removable laundry bag.

Why they’ll love it: The perfect sustainable suitcase on the market. Travel in style while feeling good about the product you’re using.

Price: $425

20. The Slim Backpack by Day Owl

What is it: Minimal on the outside, functional on the inside, sustainable all around. Designed for lighter, leaner days, the Slim Backpack carries just what you need, and nothing more.

Why they’ll love it: They will be thankful to downsize their collage backpack and upgrade to this sleek and stylish one.

Price: $129

21. Offline Mask by Athena Club

What is it: Made with 100% mulberry silk, this sleep mask is your key to a sound, wrinkle-free, and crease-free sleep.

Why they’ll love it: It's important to sign off at the end of the day, and what better way to do it than with the Offline Sleep Mask?

Price: $35

22. Adult Pickleball Set by Recess Pickleball

What is it: This is everything your recipient needs for a beautiful day of Pickelball out in the sun.

Why they’ll love it: Pickleball is all the rage this season. Set them up to learn a new hobby.

Price: $168

23. The Duo by Jot

What is it: Better together, 1 bottle each of Jot's Original and Dark blends, so you don't have to choose. All you need is one tablespoon. Just add water, milk or ice and turn this ultra concentrated brew into a complete, easy cup of coffee with a complex flavor.

Why they’ll love it: Any recent grad appreciates the gift of strong and bold coffee.

Price: $52

24. Stone Diffuser by vitruvi

What is it: The Stone Diffuser scents your home and looks beautiful while doing it. With a cover crafted out of matte ceramic, it doubles as a piece of decor making it perfect for bedsides, countertops, and shelves.

Why they’ll love it: Kickstart their wellness routine with this best-selling stylish diffuser. 

Price: $119

25. College Care Package by Spoonful of Comfort

What is it: Know a student away at college? Send a care package they’ll never forget. Nutritious chicken noodle soup, or any other soup of your choice, beats a late-night pizza any day.

Why they’ll love it: This gift is perfect for a recent grad that’s entering college later this year. No kitchen? No problem!

Price: $119

26. There’s No Substitute for Hardwork Pennant by Oxford Pennant

What it is: Oxford Pennant makes new versions of nostalgic products to help cool people, brands and companies tell their stories through thoughtful and unique designs.

Why they’ll love it: The There’s No Substitute for Hard Work pennant is for hard workers only.

Price: $26

27. Take Back Bag by For Days

What it is: The Take Back Bag is here to start a circular revolution and end fashion waste. Order a Take Back Bag for your recipient, they'll clean out their closet, and send the filled bag back to For Days using the prepaid shipping label.

Why they’ll love it:  Their high school or college oldies will get a new life with the help of recycling partners and your recipient will instantly get reimbursed with $20 Closet Cash credit towards their next For Days purchase.

Price: $20

28. A 2 Month Membership by Skillshare

What it is: Skillshare is an online learning platform with thousands of creative courses and classes taught by experts to help anyone anywhere learn new skills.

Why they’ll love it: Your recent grad will enjoy unlimited access to thousands of inspiring classes taught by industry leaders & working professionals in topics including illustration, design, photography and more.

Price: $50

29. No Wrong Answers Game

What it is: A game of PG-rated conversation cards with 70+ of the least pressing, but most interesting questions to get people talking and laughing.

Why they’ll love it: Created by comedians, the deck is perfect for bringing the fun to happy hours, road trips, family dinners, work Zoom meetings and anywhere else that could use more laughter and hilarious conversations.

Price: $25

30. Let’s Toast Candle by Homesick

What is it: The bubbly starts flowing freely. Raise your glass for a toast. Cheers to the perfect scent for any celebration.

Why they’ll love it: Arguably our favorite candle of grad season!

Price: $34

Still not sure what to get them? Gift our best selling curated gift collection for recent grads here.