25 Graduation Gifts That Creatively Say ‘Congratulations’

Gifts for Grads

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It's almost summer, which means that graduation season is officially upon us. If you're looking for an above average way to congratulate that special graduate in your life, these creative gifts are sure to get you on the honor roll!

From a piñata that celebrates their unicorn-level uniqueness to a quirky pop-culture keychain, many of these graduation gifts offer an imaginative way to celebrate the big day. Others—including a handy tool and a how-to book about “adulting”—prepare them for life on their own. And, of course, many inspire them to spread their wings and explore, like the wise owl scarf and an Earth puzzle.

No matter what you're looking for, this list makes coming up with creative graduation gift ideas as easy as a, b, c.

Some offer a creative way to celebrate the big day.

 

“Koalafied” Coffee Cup

Graduation Mug

mhuglife | $14+

 

Wise Owl Graduation Card

 

Unicorn Piñata

Unicorn Pinata

APINATA4ULLC | $24.99

 

Aurora Borealis Ring

 

Quirky Keychain

 

Others playfully prepare the graduate for adulthood.

 

Chef's Portable Multi-Tool

 

“Adulting” Book

 

“Smells Like Home” Candles

 

Tape Cassette Card Holders

 

Contemporary Work and Laptop Bag

Women's Contemporary Shoulder and Work Bag

Unalala | $87.50

Still, many simply inspire them…

 

For Love, My Modern Met's First Book

 

Inspirational Tattoos

Creative Graduation Gifts Graduation Presents Graduation Present Ideas

Tattly | $15

 

Inspirational Wall Art

Inspirational Wall Art

apricot+birch | $1.429+

 

“The Future is Today” Ring

 

Superhero Bookends

Grad Gifts

Artori Design | $27.50

 

…And remind them to spread their wings and explore.

 

Owl Scarf

Creative Graduation Gifts Graduation Presents Graduation Present Ideas

Shovava | $54.50+

 

Adventure-Inspired Print

 

City Map Necklaces

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Talia Sari | $55+

 

Floral Print

Prints for Graduates

Carolyn Gavin | $50-130

 

Scratch Travel Journal

 

Earth Puzzle

 

Personalized Wood Cut City Map

 

Compass Bracelet

Creative Graduation Gifts Graduation Presents Graduation Present Ideas

SNDJ | $15+

 

Color Map Mugs

 

Inspiring Print

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TypoArtStore | $6.87

 

This article has been edited and updated.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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