20 Personalized Graduation Gifts for Recent Grads
Let's celebrate our newly minted grads! We've rounded up the best personalized graduation gifts you can buy—from custom M&M's to a stamped leather journal.
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Grads of all ages will get plenty of use from this personalized drink tumbler. You can have it customized with a name and grad-themed design—and there are a wide range of hues to choose from. Grads can fill this tumbler with fuel (AKA plenty of espresso drinks) for their next stage.
Round Keepsake Box
This ceramic keepsake box is the perfect spot to store meaningful mementos. It can be customized with your recipient’s name, as well as an icon of your choosing. Inside, it reads, “Promise me you’ll always remember that you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”
Custom M&M’S Gift Jar
Chocolate is an ideal gift for any occasion, but for something special, spring for a custom gift jar of M&M’s. There are a few graduation-themed packages to choose from, and you’re able to add custom text to the label. Plus, you even get to hand-pick the candy inside, so you can match the candy to the grad’s school colors!
Personalized Photo Booth Message Bottle
This adorable photo collage is sure to be a memorable graduation gift. It includes three photographs of your choosing, which are arranged inside an adorable message bottle and mounted on a display stand. You can even have custom text engraved into the stand for an extra-special touch.
Custom University Map Print
College grads will treasure this custom map print of their campus. It can be made to depict any college or university, and you can add custom text along the bottom, such as your gift recipient’s name, graduation year and/or major.
Build a custom gift box that any graduate would love using Happy Box. While there are some curated gift boxes to choose from, it’s arguably more fun to build a box from scratch—you get to choose everything from the packaging to the contents and card, and when it’s done, you can have it shipped right to their door.
Custom Leather Journal
Whether your graduate is heading off to college or getting their first job, they’re sure to find a good use for this leather journal. It comes in a variety of sizes and colors, and you can have the cover stamped with their name. There’s also an option to leave a custom message on the inner cover.
Show your support for graduating seniors with a custom lawn flag. You get to personalize the design from start to finish, including the colors, font, graduate’s name and school name, and it will look great fluttering on your front lawn. (The stand isn’t included, but you can get one for cheap on Amazon.)
Custom Message Shortbread Cookies
Any graduate who has a sweet tooth will love these shortbread cookies, which can be personalized with a custom message. They come in a box of 24, and you can write up to three lines of text with 12 characters on each line.
Want to make your own? Try our stamped sugar cookie recipe.
Custom Graduation Card
If you’re planning to give cash as a graduation gift, you can make it even more special with a custom card. This fun design can be personalized with your recipient’s name, and the inside is blank, giving you space to write a heartfelt message.
Personalized Leather Padfolio
This personalized leather padfolio is the perfect gift for graduates who are getting ready for the next chapter of their lives. It comes in four different colors, and you can have their initials branded onto the front cover. Inside, there are pockets for business cards, a pen and a pad of legal paper—everything they need for their first day on the job. And make sure to celebrate their new job with these gifts.
Graduation Makeup Bag
If you’re shopping for a senior who loves makeup or traveling, this custom makeup bag is a thoughtful present. It’s made from durable cotton canvas, and your recipient’s name and graduation year can be printed on the front.
Makeup not your grad’s style? It’s great for holding art supplies and other small mementos.
Personalized Graduation Print
What better way to celebrate this huge accomplishment than with a beautiful graduation print? You’re able to customize so many details of the design, from the hairstyle and dress to the color of the gown and sash, and because it’s delivered as a digital file, you can print and frame it just the way you’d like.
Graduation Wine Label
There’s no shortage of great wine gifts out there, and if your graduate loves a good glass of vino, you can’t go wrong with this custom wine label, which you can adhere to a bottle of their favorite wine. The label reads, “Pairs well with graduating,” and you can change the color of the cap, as well as have their name printed across the bottom.
This cute charm bracelet is a perfect pick for jewelry enthusiasts. It comes in a variety of silver and gold finishes, and it features a graduation cap and their graduation year, as well as a stamped initial charm.
Custom Photo Art
You can create a custom photo collage using this art template—it’s perfect for displaying graduation photos. The print is available in a wide range of sizes, and you can also select from a dozen frame options.
Custom Leather Tray
This leather tray is the perfect place to stash keys, glasses and even a phone, and it can be personalized with your graduate’s college logo, name and graduation year. It comes in two sizes and three color options, and it ships quickly—in case you’re shopping last minute.
Personalized Weekender Bag
High school seniors will get plenty of use from this personalized weekender bag, which can be embroidered with their name. It’s the perfect size to carry belongings back and forth to college or to take on long weekend trips during the summer.
This gift is simple, but sweet! The adorable penny keychain features a coin from your recipient’s graduation year, and Abraham Lincoln has a graduation cap stamped on his head. It also includes a charm with the graduate’s initials, as well as their birthstone.