Inside: Spring is in the air and the notes of Pomp and Circumstance are beginning to play. That could only mean one thing,….graduation. Are you looking for a great graduation gift? Here is a selection of the best college graduation gifts for him! Plus a bonus printable graduation card just for you!
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Is that Pomp and Circumstance I hear playing? Can it be that time of year again??
Tis the season….for graduations!
This spring is such a milestone for me. My son graduates from college Mother’s Day weekend. My baby, my firstborn, the kid who made me a Mom…
I am so proud of him, but I am also so sentimental. It truly seems like he was just in pre-school. Didn’t we just drop him off at college? I absolutely cannot believe he is now a mostly adult human!
I have been bombarded with questions about graduation gifts. What does a new graduate want or need? It’s hard to imagine Spring without Pomp and Circumstance, and it’s hard to imagine graduation without buying gifts for those who walk across the stage!
Of course, cold, hard cash is always welcomed by grads, but there are times that you really want to give a memorable, useful or sentimental gift to your favorite graduate. Here are some tried and true ideas for great college graduation gifts for him.
Best College Graduation Gifts for Him – Books
Now I don’t mean textbooks here! Your new graduate will be out on their own navigating this grownup world. Here are a couple of books I personally love to give graduates.
How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. Mark Bittman has amazing cookbooks for new cooks and seasoned chefs as well. This is a great book with lots of basic information plus simple indispensable advice for making good food with fresh ingredients.
I first picked up Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown because it looked like a cute and funny gift for a graduate with a sense of humor. This book covers basic life skills, relationships, apartment decorating, and even how to write a great thank you note. Seems silly, but who really knows how to clean an oven until you’ve actually done it….
Graduation Presents for Him – Travel & Work Bags
Nothing says I’ve graduated quite like trading that old ratty backpack for a stylish but still practical leather bag.
This Frye Logan Leather Messenger Bag is an investment that lasts for years and just becomes more beautiful with use.
If you are looking for a great messenger bag on a budget, this Samsonite Messenger Bag is a great highly ranked alternative.
Every graduate needs a quality suitcase….the days of overpacked duffel bags are over. This bag from Away is amazing! (That link gets you a $20 off coupon too!) My kids each received one from Grandma last year. They have a lifetime warranty, an integrated charger, and roll like a dream. It’s personally on my wishlist!
How about a nice Dopp Kit? My son is definitely getting one for graduation. No more packing his toiletries inside a gallon size zip lock bag! These Herschel Supply Travel Kits are sturdy and stylish, yet understated. They come in lots of different colors too.
More Graduation Gift Ideas
How about a little something to pack in that new toiletry bag? Jack Black Shave Essentials take care of his skin, with everything but the razor.
A handy multi-tool for assembling all that IKEA furniture and fixing the broken stuff in their first real apartment.
A portable phone charger can ensure they don’t run out of charge when they’re commuting to and from work.
A new watch can make sure they make it to the office on time. This one from Fossil is a classic that won’t break the bank.
But wait…I’m not ready!
Take a deep breath and be a proud mama! All those years of math homework and carpool drives have been worth it. Your graduate may be a full-fledged adult now, but they will always need their family, and for that, I am truly grateful!
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