He did it! All of his determination, hard work and sleepless nights paid off. And now, it's time for him to turn his tassel, throw his graduation cap in the air and celebrate the end of an important chapter in his life. There's no question that you're incredibly proud of all that he's done (and will continue to do), but these meaningful graduation gifts for him will really put your pride on full display.
Below, browse through our hand-picked assortment of gift ideas for the 2022 grad in your life, whether he's closing the book on high school, college or law school. As excited as you may be for him, this once-in-a-lifetime moment may bring out your emotional side, which is why we've included a variety of personalized options, photo gifts and handcrafted keepsakes that he'll carry with him — literally and figuratively — in all the years to come. But if he's moving into a dorm or apartment in the near future, then go with one of the practical options to help him start this new chapter in style (and perhaps, brand-new sheets).
The ones who came before him have plenty of (unsolicited) advice to give — and they can pour it all into the pages of this book. Tackle all 12 pages on your own or divide 'em up with a few loved ones.
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Transition his Apple Watch from day to night with this stainless steel band. Go with silver or black for a more subdued yet sleek style.
He relies on coffee to get him through the school day, so just imagine how much he'll need it when his 9-5 starts up. This well-insulated mug will keep his caffeine just the way he likes it — either piping hot or ice cold.
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Jab, cross, hook ... and throw clothes in the wash. Now, this bag won't do the work for him, but at the very least, it'll make this household chore a little more fun, especially if he can squeeze in a few punches on his way to the laundry room.
Marshall knows a thing or two about delivering stage-worthy sound. Although it's small enough to fit in the palm of his hand, this portable speaker produces a sound way larger than its size. Plus, it can play music for up to five hours straight with just 20 minutes of charging time.
If he hopes to visit all of the National Parks in his lifetime, then this scratch-and-reveal poster will inspire him to get the job done. Put it in a magnetic poster hanger frame, so he can hang it upon arrival.
His sheets got him through four years of college, so it's finally time to start fresh with this four-piece set. Made with a breathable 270 thread count, these crisp cotton sheets and pillowcases will keep him cool even during summer's hottest nights.
No cables required: When his phone needs a power boost, attach this charger and watch the magic happen. Prop open the kickstand to FaceTime, scroll through Instagram and respond to emails while it charges.
Pen and paper may be a little too old school for him, but hear us out: He can jot down notes on all 32 pages of this notebook, send them to his cloud service of choice (think: Google Drive or Evernote) and wipe it clean.
Talk about taking grab-and-go shakes to a whole new level. Just fill, blend and sip straight from the 20 oz bottle.
On a full charge, these headphones will give him up to nine hours of listening time a.k.a. just what he needs to get through the work day. Actually, they're perfect for work and play since they're designed to ward off sweat and stay put during tough workouts.
Now, he'll be able to put his favorite timepiece on a pedestal. Etch one side with his initials and the other with some encouraging words, up to 80 characters or less.
Everything looks better on the big screen — football games, Netflix movies, music videos, you name it. Connect this projector to any compatible device to watch movies, shows and more on a 32" - 170" display.
Everyone needs a catchall to hold keys, change and other small trinkets. For an additional $10, you can engrave this leather one with a special message, 300 characters or less.
Perfect for travel and everyday, this backpack has a designated spot for his 15" laptop, charger, water bottle, wallet and other on-the-go essentials. Even when it's stuffed to the brim, reviewers say that it maintains its "slim, modern silhouette."
When he pulls out his keys and catches a glimpse of the coordinates, he'll be transported back to the place that shaped him. There's enough room for 35 characters on the stainless steel keyring, giving you just enough space to add his name or a heartfelt message.
Your grad, but in LEGO form. Choose between four different heads —glasses vs. sans glasses and beard vs. clean shaven — to find one that best resembles your guy.
Help him put his best foot — er, face — forward. These crew socks are fully customizable: Pick a base color, upload a photo of your grad and write a personalized message.
Use it as a gym or overnight bag, and rest easy knowing that the waterproof exterior will keep everything perfectly dry — no matter the weather.
Because he's already ruined one too many sweaters. As long as he keeps this print handy, he won't make the same mistake again (or so we hope).
You can't go wrong with a nice wallet, especially if it features his initials in gold foil. This bi-fold is made with sports fans in mind since it's crafted from genuine basketball leather.
Bring style and sentiment to his new place. Simply send the name of the place that he used to call home and receive a laser-engraved wooden map two weeks later (give or take).
As grown as he may be, your guy is still a kid at heart. For that reason, give him this nostalgia-inducing reel viewer, so he can click through seven highlights from the last few years. Plan accordingly: You won't be able to select the photos for the made-to-order reel until the viewer arrives in the mail.
The next time he travels, he can separate his outfits into these four packing cubes and sneak a peek at what's tucked inside by looking through the clear view windows. Pick from a range of shades — some darker hues to match his suitcase, others that are too bright to lose.
At some schools, football isn't just a game; it's a lifestyle. If that sounds about right, then pick up this collector's book and take him back in time to all of his team's highs, lows and major wins throughout the years.
Let Brooklyn-based Elegant Desserts send them a super-sweet "congratulations." The box comes with a dozen sugar cookies, all shaped and iced to look like diplomas, robes and grad caps.
Breathable mesh panels and a water-repellent coating will keep him warm and dry when he's on the move, whether he's sprinting to class or going for a walk around the block.
This full-grain leather mousepad will help him — okay, his desk — dress the part. The ergonomic design and debossed details scream "professional," wouldn't ya say?
As long as he's wearing these boots, he'll be ready for whatever life throws at him, like, say, trekking through a blizzard to make it to anatomy class. Hunter thought of everything: the grippy sole provides great traction in slick conditions, the lining is made with quick-drying material and the tall gusset keeps water out.
When he needs a boost, he can brew barista-quality coffee in 90 seconds flat. Use a gooseneck kettle to pour water over a single-serve filter and sip on the vanilla, caramel or churro-flavored deliciousness.