Fun and Functional Gifts for Graduates

Graphic of all of the graduation gifts around the words "Fun and Functional Gifts for Graduates"

Need graduation gift ideas? We’ve got you covered with fun and functional gifts perfect for the graduates in your life. 

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High school graduation season is right around the corner! It’s almost time to toss those caps high in the air and start celebrating all the hard work these grads put in to get to this point. That means lots of graduation parties – and gifts for those graduates. 

Whether you have a graduate in your family (like I will next year – yikes!) or you want to be ready for all the graduation parties you’ll be attending, don’t let choosing a graduation gift add more stress to this busy time of year. 

Finding the perfect gift can be tough, especially when you want to show your favorite grad just how proud you are of them. That’s why we’ve curated a graduation gift guide filled with items that are sure to put a smile on any graduate’s face.

Choose the perfect gifts for the graduates in your life 

I think the perfect graduation gift is both fun and functional. There are SO MANY things graduates need, especially if they’re heading off to college in the fall. It can be overwhelming trying to choose just the right gift. 

Don’t worry. We’re here to help! 

Monogram It! 

Rectangle Jewelry Cases - All Colors with Vinyl Monograms

Make any gift even more special by personalizing it. And when it comes to items grads will use in their dorms this fall, a monogram is practical, too! It’s a lot easier to keep track of what’s yours when it has been personalized just for you. 

turquoise 40 oz tumbler with handle and straw - monogrammed with red lettering

Show the soon-to-be college students on your list how much you care with gifts that remind them to do their laundry, drink enough water, and take time to relax with a comfy blanket. 

Black Backpack Laundry Bag

Monogrammed Tumbler

Rectangle Jewelry Case

5 women posing in colorful monogrammed blankets
teal, white, and black Logan Accessory Bags with single letter or heart in corner
Logan Accessory Bags

Monogrammed Blanket

Personalized Logan Accessory Bag

Bags and Totes

Gray quilted duffle bad with a teal "Getaway" on the front. Clear and gray "bling" cosmetic bag

Grads need bags to carry all the things. Whether it’s a tote that fits books, notebooks, a laptop, and some snacks or one just right for weekend trips home from college, the perfect bag is on every graduate’s wishlist. 

Getaway Travel Duffle Bag

Audrey Purse in Camel

Printed Cosmetic Bag

black tote bag on a table with gold wristlet, sunglasses, and tumbler
3 colorfully patterned and monogrammed travel bags stacked.

Canvas Duffle Bag

Hanging Dopp Kit 

Shower Must-Haves

Most freshman dorms have communal bathrooms. This means schlepping your “stuff” from your dorm room down the hall to take a shower and get ready for the day. 

Shower shoes are a must! Pick a pair that’s easy to slip on and off and dries quickly. A shower tote keeps all the things in one place, making it quick to grab and go. Grab a second one to store cleaning supplies. They may not get used, but at least they’ll have them if they want them. 

Portable Shower Caddy Basket

Shower Shoez

Bronax Pillow Slides for Men & Women

Desk Accessories and Study Essentials

Make long hours of studying easier with super cute desk sets and a journal to keep track of assignments or record special memories.

5 coordinating mouse pad and coaster sets
Coordinating Desk Sets
Navy blue water bottle with stickers on the bottle and a paper of stickers.

A fun water bottle is a must-have – and a great reminder to stay hydrated. Choose ones that reflect your favorite grad’s personality and personal style. And, of course, every college freshman needs a laptop. 

Coordinating Desk Set

Blue Stainless Steel Water Bottle

white and teal Monogrammed “Make It Happen” Journal

Make It Happen Journal and Pen Set

Lenovo Laptop

It’s time to start working on that graduation gift list. Show your love and pride for the grads in your life with a gift as fun as it is functional. And get ready to party – this graduation season is going to be one for the books!

Wherever their plans are taking them, we wish all of this year’s graduates the very best of luck!


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