10 Personalized Graduation Gifts To Celebrate Your Grad

Whether it's high school, college, or graduate school, turning that tassel is a major accomplishment. The graduate in your life (or you, because treat yourself!) deserves a little something to celebrate. The best way to go? A personalized graduation gift.

Sure, cash and gift cards are great, but taking time to find the perfect personalized gift — be it a monogram or a custom piece of art — is a little extra special way to say congratulations. Need some help finding the gift for your grad? Check out these 10 customizable swears we think would make the best graduation gifts.


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Away Carry-On

“This is such a saver when it comes to travel. The phone charger that the carry-on comes with insures you won’t be huddled in a corner on the floor next to the only open plug-in at the airport. That alone is a reason to have this bag, but add to the fact that it’s a hard shell, protects your items well, has a lifetime guarantee, and can be personalized, and well, it’s a must for those traveling often!” — Eryn Whalen

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Paper Source Personalized Stationery

“Stationary is super important to me. Each time I run out, I look for a new theme. Kind of like a new mood to swear by until the next one. I am a big believer in thank you’s. Little things matter. Someone’s time matters. Showing your appreciation for their time is important. I love pretty little touches. I was gifted personalized stationary when I was little and honestly, I have never stopped using it. To me, it’s another form of expression, and I think it’s important to keep that fresh. My constant is to have stationary though because that in itself is very important. The Paper Source has a lot of great options for customization and finding your own style.” — Dilshad Vadsaria

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Cuyana Classic Leather Tote

“I love a big leather bag that I can put my laptop in but that I can also use as a purse. It’s not realistic for me that I can carry a purse that doesn’t hold a laptop! The best part about this is that it has an organizational insert that has compartments for everything. I have it monogrammed, which I always love.” — Jamie Grobecker

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Apple AirPods

“They are a total game-changer. Double-tap the pods and tell them what to do. When I’m at work, I can hook them up to my computer and Facetime, Skype or make calls with them. When I’m out on the street and carrying a million things, I’m not worried about a cord or anything. It’s so liberating being hands-free. They’re like technology earrings. I love them.” — Liza Suloti

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Homesick Candles

“I love to give these as a gift. The brand makes tons of different candles—all 50 states, tons of cities, and a handful of countries. Each is designed around scents native to that place. Each one smells amazing.” — Liz Deadrick

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Grand Organic Percale Duvet Cover

Whether moving into your first apartment post-college or heading to a dorm after high school, bedding helps bring comfort to a new space. With Pottery Barn’s Percale Duvet Cover, you can customize the most relaxing part of your bedroom (your bed, duh) with your initials for a little extra touch of home.

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Book of the Month Subscription

If your loved one is a recent graduate, they might have some newfound free time on their hands. For the grads you know who love to read, personalize their gift by giving them something you know they’ll like — a monthly choice of books. With Book of the Month’s gifted memberships, your loved one can have a new book delivered right to their door each month and choose it based on their own interests.

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Customizable Street Map Posters

Mapiful is the perfect personalized graduation gift. You can opt for a person’s hometown if they’re off to college elsewhere or choose the location of their college. If there’s a place you know is important to a graduate, a custom street map is the way to go.

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Blue Apron Gifts

When you gift Blue Apron, your recipient is able to pick out their weekly selection of meals based on their dietary needs and preferences. Plus, for recent college grads who likely haven’t done a ton of cooking the last four years or those off to college who need a crash course, Blue Apron is the perfect fit.

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Pottery Barn Caramel Ombre Faux Fur Bathrobe

Now that graduation is done, it’s time to relax. Let your graduate chill out in this ultra-fluffy robe from Pottery Barn with a faux-fur lined collar, and as a special touch, have it monogrammed.