40 Gifts For Grad Students

Our Best 3 Picks

Customized Graduation Necklace

Best

Customized Graduation Necklace

The 18K gold-filled necklace says "Go in the direction of your dream.”

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Grad Gift Box

Also Great

Grad Gift Box

Includes a picture frame, a marble mug, a scented candle, and more.

Buy Now for $34.99
Inspirational Wall Decor

Good on a Budget

Inspirational Wall Decor

The 12” x 14” canvas reminds you to “Believe in Yourself” and more.

Buy Now for $15.99
Lightweight Bags for Trips

Lightweight Bags for Trips

Enjoy a quality travel duffel bag, tote gym bag, and overnight bag.

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Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

They provide 65 hours of playtime and feature 6 EQ music modes.

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Personalized Travel Jewelry Case

Personalized Travel Jewelry Case

Made from faux leather, it’s waterproof and seals with a zipper.

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Perfume Set

Perfume Set

It includes 5 different Estee Lauder 14fl. oz eau de parfum sprays.

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Anker Portable Charger

A slim, pocket-sized, fast-charging necessity.

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Apple AirPods Pro

They have adaptive EQ to tune music to the shape of your ear.

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Unique Gifts For Grad Students

Graduation Bracelet

Graduation Bracelet

This rose gold bracelet features an inspirational message and charms.

Buy Now for $17.99
Grad Gift Box

Grad Gift Box

Includes a picture frame, a marble mug, a scented candle, and more.

Buy Now for $34.99
T-shirt Quilt

T-shirt Quilt

It’s made from memorable T-shirts of your choice.

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Fun Non-generic Cards

Fun Non-generic Cards

It features a 3D pop-up and a congratulatory message.

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The Bucket List: 1000 Big and Small Adventures

Once in a lifetime activities organized country-by-country.

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Gifts for Chemistry Grad Students

Engraved Pen

Engraved Pen

It has a ballpoint tip, an LED light, and a touchscreen stylus.

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Key Chain

Key Chain

Made of stainless steel, it says "Think Like A Proton, Stay Positive."

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Dopamine Necklace

It features a 17-inch delicate but sturdy chain with lobster clasp.

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Funny Socks

Funny Socks

They’re comfortable, stretchy, and won’t lose color with washing.

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Jade Roller and Face Mask Set

Jade Roller and Face Mask Set

It has a unique smooth texture and reduces puffiness and wrinkles.

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Gifts for Medical Grad Students

Espresso Machine

Espresso Machine

A professional-grade machine with 15 bars of pressure.

Buy Now for $439.16

Leather Weekender Bag

Made of faux-leather with spacious pockets — 5 color options.

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Doctor Coat Hanger

Doctor Coat Hanger

It’s personalized for the graduate’s first White Coat ceremony.

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Work Crocs

Work Crocs

With thermoplastic elastomer soles and enhanced arch support.

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Luxury and Stylish Engraved Pen

This pen features an LED light and stylus tip for touch screens.

Buy Now for $12.99

Gifts for Psychology Grad Students

Journal

Journal

This leather hardcover journal has 160 acid-free A5 writing pages.

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Funny Quote Tumbler

The vacuum-sealed stainless steel tumbler reads “Keep Talking, I’m Diagnosing You.”

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Personalized Psychologist Night Light

Its exterior is protected by an acrylic board and it’s laser-engraved.

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Psychology Humour ‘All in a day’s work’ Booklet

Psychology Humor: All In a Day’s Work Booklet

Has 24 illustrated pages with safe humor and it's easy to fill out.

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Skincare Set

Skincare Set

It includes 5 Tatcha products for a full skincare routine.

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Gifts for Math Grad Students

Golden Ratio Earrings

Golden Ratio Earrings

These stainless steel earrings symbolize aesthetic perfection.

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Pi Plate

Pi Plate

These glazed pie dishes for baking are oven- and microwave-safe.

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Math Infinity Scarf

Math Infinity Scarf

A lightweight all-season scarf, available in various colors.

Buy Now for $20.99
Rubix Cube Set

Rubix Cube Set

A 5-pack of Rubik’s Cubes with good cornering and smooth twisting.

Buy Now for $25.99
Little Plants

Little Plants

The artificial aloe and boxwood potted plants are made of quality PE.

Buy Now for $9.49 ($4.74 / count)

Gifts for Art School Grad Students

Customized Graduation Necklace

Customized Graduation Necklace

The 18K gold-filled necklace says "Go in the direction of your dream.”

Buy Now for $84.99
Art school Grad T-shirt

Art School Grad T-shirt

Lightweight and with a classic fit and double-needle sleeves.

Buy Now for $19.99
Aprons

Aprons

Made of Oxford fabric with an adjustable neck strap to alter length.

Buy Now for $14.99
Inspirational Wall Decor

Inspirational Wall Decor

The 12” x 14” canvas reminds you to “Believe in Yourself” and more.

Buy Now for $15.99
Samsung Tablet with Pen

Samsung Tablet with Pen

It has a slim metal design, crystal clear display, and dual speakers.

Buy Now for $229.00

Gifts For Grad Students Middle School

Sunrise Alarm clock

Sunrise Alarm Clock

It has sunrise simulation, a dual alarm and adjustable light features.

Buy Now for $38.99

5-in-1 Touch Control Night Light Bluetooth Speaker

A speaker, 48-color LED lamp, MP3 player, and alarm clock, all in one.

Buy Now for $37.99

Graduation Teddy

Made of plush fabrics, you can choose its color and add a name.

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How to CookBook for Teens

How-To: Cookbook for Teens

It has 100 teen-friendly recipes and it teaches cooking fundamentals.

Buy Now for $10.89
Polaroid Camera

Polaroid Camera

Photos print immediately and there’s enough film for 60 prints.

Buy Now for $142.95

Graduations are a big deal. It symbolizes a transition into new experiences, a time to honor all the dedication the graduate has shown over the years, and a chance to create lifelong memories. All the glitz and glamor that goes with it is their due.

We are aware that finding a graduation gift that is appropriate, on-theme, and within your budget can occasionally be challenging. 

For this reason, we have carefully curated a list of practical gifts that are not cards and cash envelopes so you can select something considerate and budget-friendly for your graduates.

Choosing the best gifts for grad students

Anyone who has ever gotten a degree knows how tough the process can be. The stakes are even higher in grad school, which is why thoughtful gifts for grad students can be so uplifting. It acknowledges the hard work and dedication that went into furthering their education, and if that’s not a reason to celebrate, then what is?

When it comes to gifts, personalized stationery, textbooks, and items they may need in their day-to-day life are always appreciated. But sometimes it’s nice to take the more frivolous route and go for something they want, that also conveys how proud you are of them. Their favorite potted plant to decorate their room, a relaxing spa day or an art print to center them are all good choices when thinking of what to get for graduate students.

How we identified the best gifts for grad students

When we evaluated the best gifts for grad students, we took into account not only the different categories of study but what was useful and what was a more relaxed approach to gifting. Our selection includes items a graduate student needs, but also what they want. We selected gifts that added a personal touch to whatever area of study they’re interested in as well as quirky options to add a bit of light-heartedness. But above all, we selected gifts that show appreciation for the extraordinary feat they’ve achieved. 

This milestone is only achieved once in life and it is important to celebrate it. We took into account different budgets, subjects, and personal tastes as well as items that focused more on aspects of the personal care needed when one is hard at work. It is far too easy to neglect our health and well-being when we’re busy reaching for the stars, which is why we were careful to select gifts that promote wellness as well as being useful and fun. 

The other factors we considered were what grad students need after their graduation. What kind of things would help propel them to the next level with ease? Be it their first official job, their doctorate, or even their first day of high school. 

Tips for buying the best gifts for grad students

  1. The gift should recognize their hard work
    Everyone likes to feel appreciated and acknowledged when they complete something extraordinary. This is the time to do just that. When choosing your gift, keep in mind whether or not it conveys pride and recognition for their hard work. Even the most simple gift when paired with the right sentiment can be a win.
  2. Think of the next step
    Although gifts generally express feelings and emotions, there’s nothing wrong with selecting an item of use. Help prep your grad student for the next step by getting them something they need. You can even pair it with a more playful item to get the best of both worlds.
  3. Try to make it personal
    Not only are you celebrating an important milestone, but you’re also celebrating the individual themselves. Everyone likes a gift that shows a lot of thought went into it, so when choosing a gift, why not pick one that features characteristics you know your grad student will love? It can pertain to their particular subject of choice, a beloved hobby, or just something they have a personal interest in or connection with. 

FAQs

Do you give gifts for a Masters graduation?

Yes, you do give gifts for a Masters graduation. Think about it: If your loved one took the time to share their good news with you, what better way to show your support than by giving a meaningful gift?

What are some great graduate degree gift ideas for him?

You can never go wrong with a classy custom duffel bag that he can use to travel or go to the gym with. A laptop bag is a great graduate degree gift idea for him, especially if it has that rugged, old leather feel. You could also give him a gift card. Think more practical than sentimental; focus on gifts that he’ll not only love but also ones he’ll use.

What are some great graduate degree gift ideas for her?

Graduate studies call for a lot of late nights that result in under-eye bags and face puffiness. Get her a face roller to smooth all this away and bring on the radiance. You could also gift her a full day at the spa where she can get her nails done, receive a massage, and enjoy full-on pampering. Customized jewelry is another great graduate degree gift idea for her; you can never go wrong with that!