15 Inspiring Gift Ideas to Celebrate Every Special Grad

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Looking for something special to celebrate your favorite grad?

Understood. Me too!

But I often find myself stuck on what would be “the perfect gift” for him. For her.

Maybe you find that challenging too.

That’s why I decided to give this topic a lot of time, thought, and research in order to gather a list of fantastic (and affordable) ideas that I could share with others. Not only that — but as this really IS an important occasion — I especially looked for gifts that carried an inspirational message.

Here’s for those of us who want to find a meaningful present for that special grad…but could use some suggestions.

Below you’ll find a Gift Guide divided into three groups:

  • Gifts for Grads Under $25
  • Special Grad Gift Ideas ($25 to $75)
  • and BONUS: Gifts for the entire Graduating Class (under $10).

So be sure to scroll down to find that perfect gift you’ve been looking for!

Grad Gifts Under $25

Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness

In this beautiful gift edition, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas gives us seven captivating portraits of some of history’s greatest women, each of whom changed the course of history by following God’s call upon their lives—as women.
Writing in his trademark conversational and engaging style, Eric Metaxas reveals how the other extraordinary women in this book achieved their greatness, inspiring readers to lives shaped by the truth of the gospel.  Available—>HERE

Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness

What makes a great man great? In Seven Men, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas explores that most important of questions in through the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. In this stirring and inspiring work, Eric Metaxas reclaims a long-lost sense of the heroic–the idea that certain lives are worthy of emulation. Get to know the seven men in this book, and your life will be immeasurably richer. Available—>HERE

Pewter “Hope as an Anchor” Journal / Notebook

This reassuring, but powerful message from Hebrews 6:19 is one they can take with them wherever they go. A perfect place to journal their thoughts or adventures, or to simply take notes. Available—>HERE

Mark 9:23 Engraved Pen {with Flashlight and Stylus}

Scripture engraved gift pen with light and stylus: “Everything is possible for those who believe” (Mark 9:23).  This handy pen packs multiple functions into a single compact design: write, light, and touch. Available—>HERE. (and if it were me, I’d get both the journal and the pen as a nice gift set!)

Proverbs 3:5-6 LED Flashlight with Case and Charger

Our older kids received a gift like this from their grandpa and they loved it! This rugged and durable aluminum alloy flashlight measures just under 4 inches in length. It easily fits in the palm of your hand, inside of your handbag, in a pocket, or in a glovebox. Includes a convenient belt clip for securing your torch in place. Both practical and inspiring! Available—>HERE

The Purpose Driven Life- Selected Thoughts and Scriptures for the Graduate

The thoughts and Scriptures inside these pages will help new graduates simplify future decisions, develop a deeper meaning for their life, and most importantly, prepare them for eternity. Available—>HERE

College Survival Guide: Tips, Tricks, and A Little Financial Aid

This unique little book makes the best gift for anyone going to college. Full of tricks & tips and sections to conveniently place money, paper & coin, in addition to gift cards & credit card slots with adjoining funny hints and tips. Especially for those who are facing the real world for the first time. A unique guidebook for anyone going to college. Available—>HERE

Special Grad Gift Ideas (from $25 to $75)

Aicok Single Serve Coffee Maker

This little baby got tons of rave reviews! Convenient. Quick. Easy to clean and easy to travel. On and on. So bless your favorite graduate with a cup of hot sunshine! 🙂 Available—>HERE

Anne Klein Mother-of-Pearl Watch

This is a classy, timeless (ha! get it? 😉 gift for the young woman graduate. A beautiful designer piece that is more affordable than it looks. Available—>HERE

Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

Here’s a gift we got for a couple of our own kids. BIG hit! These headphones remove distracting surrounding noises for a calming, private listening experience. Great for reducing the noise of city traffic, the chatter of college roommates, or just the crazy coffee shop. Available—>HERE

Canvas Leather Weekend Carryon Bag

This classic style duffel bag is terrific for men and women—perfect for business trips, traveling, camping and outdoor activities. Very well made! Available—>HERE

Rolling Laptop Case

Or there’s this classic graduation gift. Take it anywhere. Powerful, but understated. Something to take along as your grad steps out into the big, wide world. Available—>HERE

{BONUS} Gift Ideas for the Entire Class of Grads – Under $10

A reader recently wrote asking me for ideas of a gift that she could give the entire (relatively small) graduating class. Here are some suggestions for particularly affordable gifts for all…..

199 Favorite Bible Verses for Graduates

Filled with inspiring quotes and Scripture verses, this little book is a great way to start every graduate’s new journey! Available–>HERE

Jeremiah 29:11 Keyring

Taken from Jeremiah 29:11, this nicely made keyring is engraved with the promise, “For I Know The Plans I Have For You.” Such encouraging words to the graduate who is taking new steps out there!  Available—>HERE

Be Strong Faithful Servant – Mug

This beautiful stoneware mug displays a quote from 2 Chronicles 15:7 and comes wrapped in a gift box. What an inspiring way to start each day! Available—>HERE

Streams in the Desert for Graduates: 366 Daily Devotional Readings

For years, the beloved classic devotional Streams in the Desert® has sustained and replenished God’s weary desert travelers. Now, bursting forth like a sparkling clear river of wisdom, encouragement, and inspiration, this updated edition of Streams in the Desert promises to revive and refresh today’s generation of faithful sojourners. Available—>HERE

So there they are — all kinds of gift ideas for your special grad. Many blessings as these fine young people head out to do new and wonderful things! Hurrah!!

In His grace,

*Here are more ideas if you need them! 15 Great Gift Ideas for the Graduate In Your Life


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