I am currently still freaking out that I graduate in less than 25 days…. yes, in less than a month I will be thrown into the real world. It still blows my mind every single day. Every year in college I had friends that were seniors graduating. I was always so stuck on what to get them. Everyone just says money… & yes being a graduating poor college student, money is so nice and very appreciated! But, today I wanted to share some budget friendly and luxury graduation gift ideas with you! Whether your best friend, cousin, daughter, sister is graduating, these gifts are perfect for any girl!
Budget Friendly Graduation Gifts
I am not kidding anyone graduating needs one of these! Going into the real world your clothes actually have to be wrinkle free & nice. This is such a perfect gift because no grad will want to go spend their own money on this but, they will need it!
I have (one similar to the one linked) on my desk right now & I adore it!!! It literally brings me joy every single time I look at it! You can get the generic “boss lady” one on amazon prime if you’re in a pinch & need that two day shipping! Or you can google it & get one customized! There are so many sites out there that can do this!
Books are honestly a great gift to give & these ones are so fun & interactive.
I played this game one night in college and I have been obsessed ever since! It’s so much fun to play with a group of friends & it will be perfect for any grad to host a fun game night at her apartment or just play with her roommates!!!
This is one of my favorite gifts to receive! Depending on the person that gives it to you, there can be so many different meanings to each bracelet. They also have so so many to chose from you can pretty much find any saying or quote you love!
Okay, so yes this is money hehe! But it is still a little more personalized than just a check! Gift cards to places like Nordstrom, J Crew and Banana Republic let your girl get some extra much needed big world clothes aka business clothes.
Okay, Alexa is bae. I have the big Alexa (the Echo) and she is my BFF! The Dot is perfect alternative if you are on a budget! Alexa can tell you the weather, be your best friend, play your music or do literally do anything else under the sun!
Luxury Graduation Gifts
(honesty this is just a list of gifts I wish I had… in my dreams hahah. But seriously if you have one graduate you are splurging for, this is a great list of items to go off of because most of these are what every girl dream of! Also, these gifts really aren’t too over the top… I could have gone very extreme haha)
If all my bags and shoes and clothes could be Gucci they would LOL. Do I own any Gucci now, hahah nope. But, one day I will! This super simple & chic Gucci card holder is a is a get versatile gift she can throw in any size purse!
David Yurman is such a classic brand that is going to last forever! My mom has some pieces that 15+ years old! I just got my first David Yurman ring as my class ring & I can’t wait to keep growing my collection. A ring or a bracelet is sweet gift for any grad because she can wear it all the time.
I want this so bad. No joke after being a “Starbucks Barista” for a hott second I now want to be one at home! Latte & other expresso drinks are honestly so easy to make once you know how! Buying your grad this is perfect so she can stop those expensive Starbucks run & save time in the morning by making her latte at home!
Everyone NEEDS a nice set of luggage. It is also something no one wants to buy themselves. For Christmas I asked my Mom for a set of luggage and I got it! Even if you don’t travel as much as I do, it is so nice to have when you do travel! If you take care of it luggage can last a very long time so help your grad invest in it now & she will be so thankful in the future! It also adds a nice special touch if you get her a luggage tag too!
If you want to one up the Gucci card holder a nice designer cross body would be a great gift that will be used all of the time!
Every girl wants flowers & she would die over these boxed flowers!!! They are expensive but if you leave the flowers in the box they last over and year & keep smelling amazing!!! They would look so cute in any bedroom or living room!
Wine Glasses + Nice Bottle of Wine
What graduate isn’t going to need a glass of wine after her first (second, third, fourth…) day on her big girl job!? These “Olivia Pope” wine glasses are so chic and essential for just any occasion. A long with a set of the wine glass you can get her, her favorite bottle of wine or a gift card to Spec’s!
Now, this is kind of reaching far out there. But every girl wants a pair of red bottoms! And there’s nothing like saying congratulations on just completing 17 years of school like getting some Louboutin’s!
I hope y’all can find the perfect gift for your favorite someone who is graduating!