31 Best Graduation Gifts For Him In 2021

  • BY Joe Palinsky
  • January 10, 2021
31 Best Graduation Gifts For Him In 2021

In this article, you will find a full list of the best graduation gifts for a guy. Graduation is a huge milestone for anyone, and of course, you can give him a gift to celebrate the occasion.

A good graduation gift does not necessarily have to be costly. The present should encapsulate meaning and practicality, meaning that the guy can use it for the journey ahead.

The gifts in the article are in two categories: for high-school and college graduates. We believe each grad has different needs and hope the gift ideas we have curated in this guide will fit the young man.

Gifts For High School Graduates

1. “The Future Belongs To Those Who Believe” Desktop Photo Plaque

The Future Belongs To Those Who Believe Desktop Photo Plaque

‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams’ is the best advice you can give to a recent graduate. He can keep this custom photo plaque on his desk as a keepsake. And every time he looks at the quote and the photo, he can gain some inspiration.

2. Class Of 2021 Graduation Custom Photo Collage Mug

Class Of 2020 Graduation Custom Photo Collage Mug

Customize the mug with his graduation photos and custom text. Every time he sips his favorite beverage in this mug, he can reminisce the special moments on that day!

3. Limited Star Wars Popcorn Popper Maker

Limited Star Wars Collection Microwave Silicone Popcorn Popper Maker - graduation gift for him

He can channel the series’ most iconic space battles every time he craves those crunchy kernels. This Star Wars collapsible popcorn bowl provides the immediate satisfaction of microwave popcorn in a waste-free format.

4. Custom Engraved Leather Wallet

Custom Engraved Leather Wallet

Give him a new leather wallet to send him off to adulthood. And to make it more personal, you can personalize it with his name, initials, or monogram.

5. Coffee Mug Warmer

Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer

Coffee is a daily necessity for many college students. The coffee mug warmer keeps his favorite mug of coffee hot when he wants, and he will no longer worry about hot beverages going cold. And because it is easy to tote, take and use just about anywhere, this will be his favorite gadget!

6. Burritos Tortilla Blanket

A Blanket That Looks Like A Burritos Tortilla

Some guys love unique gifts. For the quirky guy in your life, a tortilla blanket is a gift that will get him to laugh. Encourage his love for the odd with this burritos tortilla blanket.

7. Wake-Up Light Therapy Alarm Clock

Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock Gift For Male Graduates

Gift him this therapy alarm clock to wake him up every morning with natural sounds and real daylight. He will be woken up gradually and gently compared to traditional alarm clocks or phones. This tech gift can also be a bedside lamp, night light, or a lamp for his reading at night.

8. Leather Journal

Leather Journal Handmade Travel Notebook

This leather journal set is a perfect gift for a high-school graduate. It includes a Golden Pen, Golden Clip, Ancient Feather Pendant, and many other luxury accessories. There is an extra plastic zip bag that he can keep his keys and other small stuff inside. So the journal is incredibly multi-functional for daily use.

9. Personalized Wooden Charger

a charging station for iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods

Help him declutter his dorm room with a minimalist charging station handcrafted from solid wood. This versatile dock keeps his iPhone, Airpods, Apple Watch, and other gadgets securely in place and easily locatable.

10. The Freshman Survival Guide

The Freshman Survival Guide - A Useful Book Gift For High School Graduates

He might not know what to expect when entering college. If you need a thoughtful gift for him, consider a simple book of advice. The Freshman Survival Guide is an excellent way to give him a crash course on what lies ahead.

11. Automatic Stainless Steel Watch

Seiko Men's Diver's Automatic Watch

Watches are classic presents for a guy. A timeless gift like this will see years of use, and because this Seiko 5 watch has a casual watch style, he can wear it to class or hanging out with his college friends.

12. Messenger Bag

Messenger Bag For Men - A High School Graduation Gift For Him

This is a nice little bag for college, dating, shopping, and traveling in daily life. Although the bag is not waterproof, it is still suitable for outdoor activities, such as running, cycling, camping, etc.

13. Noise Cancelling Headphones

Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones

College life can be distracting. Whether he is at the gym, on a long weekend trip, or spending hours in a study session, any guy will appreciate a set of noise-canceling headphones. This is one of the best graduation gifts to help encourage a sense of focus.

14. Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

A Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker Gift For A College-bound Student

Music is critical to the college experience. If you want to find him a gift that will help him entertain friends by bonding over music, portable speakers are the way to go. Waterproof Bluetooth speakers can be taken anywhere from the dorm room to the beach for great tunes all the time.

15. Blue Light Blocking Glasses

A Pair Of Blue Light Blocking Glasses For Him As A Graduation Gift

Recent studies have found that the blue light from digital devices might be harmful to the eyes. Since college might involves hours of staring at screens, a pair of blue light blocking glasses makes a thoughtful gift that protects his eyes.

16. Kindle Paperwhite E-reader

Kindle Paperwhite Ereader Graduation gifts for him

You can gift him the Kindle and register the device on Amazon. Prime members can read free with unlimited access to over a thousand titles. The gadget has a built-in adjustable light, allowing him to read day and night comfortably for hours without eye strain.

17. Apple AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro For Him On Graduation

From listening to his favorite album while studying to finding the right soundtrack for a session at the gym, AirPods can be a perfect gift for a college guy. If he is sharing his dorm, the noise cancellation feature allows him to focus no matter what.

18. Fitness Activity Tracker

Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker

When a man who loves to hit the gym goes off to college, you can give him a gift that keeps fitness in mind. A Fitbit tracker is a fantastic investment that will help him get a lot more from his exercise routine.

19. Bedside Caddy

Bedside Caddy - A Practical High School Graduation Gift

This is a premium bedside organizer for college dorms. The bedside caddy organizer offers plenty of storage space for books, a tablet, a 14″ laptop, glasses, and other small items. So he can unwind and get comfy without having to search for things he wants the most.

20. Double Zip Toiletry Bag

Double Zip Toiletry Bag For A Man Going To College

A dorm bathroom can be a mess for several reasons. Whether it is communal or small and cramped, a double-zip toiletry bag is a gift that will help him in many ways. He no longer has to lug everything back and forth when he can keep it all in one convenient spot!

21. Birchbox Subscription

birchbox subscription for men

Birchbox is a simple and delightful way to update his grooming routine. He will receive a monthly package with a mix of 5 deluxe samples from a variety of categories – all handpicked by the team, matched to his unique needs, and paired with helpful tips on how to use them.

22. Stitch Fix Gift Card

A Set Of Male Clothing - Stitchfix Gift Card For Him

As he prepares for college, you might want to get him a gift that helps him find the right clothes for his sense of style. A Stich Fix gift card is a great way for him to look his best in front of his friends or secret crush.

23. Money Tissue Box

Money Tissue Box Graduation gift for brother

Want to give cash as a gift for him?Do it in a unique way with this DIY money tissue box!

Gifts For College Graduates

1. Graduation Personalized Photo Canvas Print

A College Graduation Photo Gift For Him

A trip down memory lane is a great way to commemorate graduation. And this custom photo canvas print featuring the best images of the happy graduate can be a simple, sweet graduation gift for him.

2. Greek Rambler Tumblers

Greek Rambler Tumblers For A Male College Graduate

A man who was a part of a Greek fraternity on campus will definitely leave college with some permanent memories. To help him remember this specific time, consider a creative and personalized gift that incorporates the frat memory.

3. Monogrammed Business Card Holder

Monogrammed Business Card Holder Personalized Graduation Gift For Him

Classier and safer than a rubber band: this monogrammed business card holder with magnetic closure gets down to business. This gift is something that would look more professional than keeping his future business cards in the wallet.

4. Custom Cartoon Portrait

custom cartoon portrait for graduates

If you need something more creative for him, get a yellow cartoon character portrait of one person as a graduate or college student. This portrait will be a hit and the greatest college graduation gift for him.

5. University Campus Landmarks Art Print

NC State University Campus Landmarks Art Print | North Carolina State Graduation | Wolfpack Alumni

The print is not a map of the university, but rather a “family portrait” of the campus buildings. The most iconic landmarks are collaged together in a unique “Line Art” style print. Whether you call it minimalist, industrial, abstract, etc… there is no lack of detail in these cityscape and skyline art maps. You’ll be sure to find something new every time you look! The perfect gift for any alumni or graduate of the university.

6. “I Wined A Lot, But I Mastered It” Wine Glass

I Wined A Lot, But I Mastered It - College Graduation Gift Idea for Masters Degree - Funny MBA Gifts for Him

They’ll enjoy a relaxing evening with their new favorite stemless wine glass, which reads “I Wined A Lot, But I Mastered It.” This college student glassware gift is an inexpensive but funny MBA present for him. If he is a wine lover or enthusiast, this master’s degree gift will be a hit!

7. Marshall Smart Speaker

Marshall Smart Speaker

Now that he is broken free of dorm life, he can experience what it means to live life on his own. And this means playing his favorite music as loud as he wants without complaint. This Marshall smart speakers with Amazon Alexa capabilities is a graduation gift that helps him live to the fullest.

8. Military Messenger Bag

Kattee Military Messenger Bag For Men

His old bag during college may have worn out. So take this chance to give him a brand new military messenger bag. It is designed for a variety of practical, casual uses by men and can carry an up-to-14 inch laptop conveniently. The young grad will use the bag often for his work or travel.

9. Grand Short Wing Oxford Shoe

Cole Haan Men's Original Grand Short Wing Oxford Shoes

He will be going on some job interviews in his near future! To help him prepare to look professional, gift him something practical like a classic Oxford shoe. Guaranteed to send a message of sophistication to potential employers.

10. Work/Life Balance Keychain

Work/Life Balance Keychain For Male Graduates

After graduation, anyone will be extremely eager to land a job. And sometimes, they will be worn out by working all day and night. This keychain conveys the message that we each hold the keys to balancing our lives. So it makes a meaningful gift to remind him to balance work and life and that life is not just about work.

11. Believe Morse Code Cuff Bangle

Believe Morse Code Cuff Bangle

This cuff bangle is a gift to inspire and encourage fresh-graduates. It is engraved with the Morse Code ‘Believe’ which will constantly remind him to have faith in whatever he does in life.

12. Assume the Worst: The Graduation Speech You’ll Never Hear

Assume the Worst: The Graduation Speech You'll Never Hear

A bit of wisdom can always prove useful to someone about to embark on a new journey. Inspirational books for recent college grads featuring some handy advice will definitely prove useful to a young man.


Those are the 35 graduation gifts you can give him to celebrate his big day! If you have other recommendations, comment below. And don’t forget to check out our other cool gifts ideas for men.


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