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10 Unique and Useful Gifts for Your College Grad

10 Unique and Useful Gifts for Your College Grad

It can be challenging to find the perfect graduation gift for the college grad in your life. Luckily, here’s a list of ten unique and useful gifts that your grad will definitely appreciate once they’re out in the world. You’re sure to find something that suits your budget and your grad’s needs.

1. To drink

Your college grad will need some glassware for their new home, and these cute glasses depict maps of towns. Snag one with a map of their hometown or college town on it, and she’ll be pleasantly reminded of her past when she pours a drink.

Hometown Glasses

Amherst, MA - University of Massachusetts - College Town Map Pint Glass Pair – $29.50

2. To eat

Who wouldn’t love a box of personalized shortbread cookies? Inscribe your grad’s name or a cute message on them for the sweetest delivery!


Custom Message Shortbread Cookies $36.00

3. To care for

So maybe your college grad isn’t quite ready to own a pet yet, but a plant is a good place to start! Bloomscape has a wide variety of plants, but this one is particularly easy to care for and will brighten up any room.


Philodendron Heartleaf  – $35.00

4. To unwind

Vellabox is a cool subscription service that delivers a new candle to your doorstep every month. If your grad values relaxation, or if you just want to make sure that their new home smells nice, this is sure to be a thoughtful gift.


Vellabox – Prices Vary

5. To fix

When something goes wrong, it’s always reassuring that your grad has some tools to fix it. This kit includes a variety of necessary tools, and comes in black or pink, for easy at-home repairs.

Fix It Kit

Fix It Kit $30.00

6. To cook

Maybe your grad is a great cook already, or maybe they don’t even know how to scramble an egg. Either way, a subscription to Hello Fresh is the perfect gift to ease college graduates into cooking dinner every night.

Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh – Prices vary

7. To listen

If your grad has airpods, this personalized airpods case is super cute. You can enter your grad’s name, class year, or a special quote to be printed on the case.

Custom Airpods Case

Custom Airpod Case – $13.99

8. To relax

Weighted blankets are great for getting quality sleep and for staying warm. Now that your grad might be entering the workforce, encourage a solid eight hours of sleep with this gift!

Weighted Blanket

YnM Weighted Blanket $89.90

9. To play

While a smaller speaker may have sufficed during college, your grad’s new apartment or home probably requires a better sound system. This speaker is on the pricier side, but it’s sure to last a long time and deliver quality sound.

Sonos One

Sonos One – $199.00

10. To explore

College grads will likely use the next few years to travel as much as possible, so make sure that they do so in style. Away suitcases are light, spacious, and include their own power source. The Carry-On is the perfect one to begin with, and can even be personalized!

Away Carry On

The Carry-On – $225.00

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