Graduation Gifts for Every Budget
With graduation season upon us, it’s time to pick a suitable gift for the graduates in your life. Whether you want to give a small token of congratulations to acquaintances or are looking for a grand gift for family members, these picks are sure to remind them of their accomplishments and help prepare them for their next phase of life. Even if you are working with a limited budget or have multiple graduates to shop for, you can still give a meaningful gift that they're sure to love, starting at just $5.
Under $5: Rose Gold Business Card Holder
Beautiful on its own, but also perfect for gifting cash or a gift card inside.
BUY IT: $4.95; papersource.com
Kate Aspen Pineapple Luggage Tag
Whether they’re jet setting on a graduation trip or headed to college, a cute luggage tag will always come in handy.
BUY IT: $4.99; bedbathandbeyond.com
Under $10: Colorway Monogram Mug
A monogram adds a personal touch to this budget-friendly gift.
BUY IT: $8; anthropologie.com
Dream Big Trinket Dish
This small ceramic dish will serve as a daily reminder for new graduates to follow their post-graduation dreams, no matter how lofty they may seem.
BUY IT: $9.95; papersource.com
Under $15: One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book
This book offers a unique way to journal and will serve as a great way to capture memories as they head into their next phase of life.
BUY IT: $11; amazon.com
This customizable frame will be the perfect spot to display a graduation photo, accompanied with “2018” on the frame.
BUY IT: $12.95; papersource.com
Vera Bradley Zip ID Case
Available in ten different colorful patterns, these zip ID cases are perfect for the college-bound gal who needs a place to store her ID, cards, and a little cash.
BUY IT: $14; verabradley.com
Under $25: College Dish Towels
These collegiate towels are available for over 35 colleges including many of our favorite Southern schools.
BUY IT: $20; uncommongoods.com
Money Clip Wallet
A personalized leather money clip will help him keep up with his cash and student ID in style.
BUY IT: $23; etsy.com
Under $50: Alex and Ani Graduation Cap Bangle
Available in silver and gold, this delicate bangle will serve as a small reminder of her accomplishments each time she wears it.
BUY IT: $28; alexandani.com
Homesick Candles offer a unique scent for every state.
BUY IT: $30; uncommongoods.com
Amazon Echo Dot
The compact size of the Echo Dot makes it the perfect addition to any dorm room.
BUY IT: $39.99; amazon.com
Kendra Scott Elisa Pendant Necklace
This 14k gold plated necklace will become her new go-to accessory.
BUY IT: $50; kendrascott.com
Under $100: Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
An instant camera will help them capture endless memories from graduation day and beyond.
BUY IT: $56; amazon.com
Herschel Supply Co Duffel Bag
The exterior compartment helps keep dirt from shoes off of clothes, or serves as a way to keep dirty clothes separate from clean ones.
BUY IT: $85; nordstrom.com
Under $200: Mark and Graham Monogrammed Carry-On
Available in five shades, this monogrammed carry-on will come in handy for both quick weekend trips home and spring break trips to the beach.
BUY IT: $199; markandgraham.com