Honouring the graduate is a time old tradition! Graduation ceremonies mark the end of a person’s school or college life – and propel a person one step ahead into adulthood. In order to mark this milestone ceremoniously and with pomp, it is important to celebrate the person in your life who is graduating – especially if it’s a woman! Women in general around the world are not celebrated enough for their achievements and contributions towards the world – let alone be recognised constantly for undertaking activities, participating in projects and making wonderful graduates ready to make a change in the world!
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Here is a list of some amazing graduation gifts for that special woman in your life – from a sister to a better half, or even your mom who may have graduated from a course or undertaken a diploma late in life… this list will give you the perfect graduation gift ideas for her.
1. A Bodum Pour Over Coffee maker
Entering adulthood means tons of coffee – and any graduate worth their salt knows how much a good cup of coffee is a prerequisite to their long schedules and lives! Gift your graduate this amazing Bodum pour over coffee maker – especially if they are a coffee aficionado! This manual pour over coffee maker allows you to make an excellent cup of joe in minutes. It comes equipped with a stainless-steel mesh filter that can easily help you extract the essential aromas of the coffee grind.
The glass at the bottom is made of a durable borosilicate material and the device is easy to use, and fancy to look at! This coffee maker can serve up to 4 cups of coffee in one go – it’s great for a long day ahead or just to even impress your friends with!
2. A Rosy Pair Of Noise Cancelling Headphones
Noise cancelling headphones are all the rage – and for good reason! Every person entering the adult world from their college lives is in definite need of a great pair of noise cancelling headphones – and what better graduation gift to give the special lady in your life, other than a great pair that comes in a trendy rose gold colour?! This Zihnic headphone has high definition stereo and specially developed software and noise reduction technology that gives the wearer utmost focus. It is built to be extremely comfortable on the ear and skin and is highly durable.
The headphones connect seamlessly by Bluetooth and even has a headphone jack for those that want to be wired. The design is actually ergonomic and comes in a protective case with a premium finish. What’s more, is the battery is built to last for about 14 hours of listening time!
3. A Well-Fitting Blazer
A blazer is a wonderful accessory every woman needs in her closet! A well-fitted and tailored blazer is the perfect addition to a graduate woman’s closet and can make her attire go from casual and understated to smart and head-turning in a matter of seconds! Target has a wide selection of blazers to choose from – whether your graduate friend or relative is getting into a very sombre professional environment on graduating, or whether they’ll be working in the media and fashion industry, Target has a blazer that can suit everyone!
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From a range of colours to choose from, gift your graduate a great blazer and watch her feel powerful and take the world on by storm. This blazer is ideal for formal power dressing and can be worn on a night out too.
4. Wine Accessory Set
One of the best gifts for a young or old graduate alike, is a trendy wine accessory set! Every graduate loves hosting small wine parties, gatherings or just having wine by themselves! This wine accessory set includes an active cooler, a wine pump, wine savers, a corkscrew and a wine pourer.
This is one of Target’s top gifts for wine lovers and gives you the complete feel of being at a bar with the correct bar tools to preserve and pour out your wine. This is a great set made for both experienced as well as newer wine drinkers and gives your entire bar or kitchen a very niche feel.
5. Laptop Bag
A woman’s handbag is as good as her home. On the move this bag will house everything your loved one will need daily so finding the right one is extremely important. We suggest a handbag with multiple sections and compartments so their laptop, notebooks, make up kit, gadgets, wires and even their midday snacks or protein bars can be organised efficiently even if your loved one isn’t. This multi-purpose tote handbag can be converted to a shoulder sling or a handheld style and will be a thoughtful gift for your loved one’s graduation celebration.
It’s spacious interiors compartmentalised sections and professional finish make it a wonderful gift for a lady who has just graduated. She could use the bag while travelling, while going to the workplace or just on the go. This one is a must have and hence a must gift!
Now that your loved one has graduated it is time for them to plan their whole life and while that sounds like a daunting task, they must face it head on and what better way to help them plan their future than by penning all their thoughts down in a planner. Bullet journaling and Planners help increase productivity and are a great way to keep one’s goals on track whether these are life goals, fitness goals or finance goals your loved one can write it all down day after day and have a record to look back on at the end of each month and year.
So, help them make every single day count with this journal. The journal comes in a host of colours and has a wonderful thick moleskin cover – choose to give them just the one, or even a whole set to brighten their day up! This journal is perfect for someone who loves writing or taking notes.
Every woman loves a statement piece of jewellery, whether they are a pair of studs or drop earrings or a minimal pendent on a chain. Trust us, a little piece of fine jewellery goes a long, long way and since they are the perfect addition to any formal outfit it makes it a perfect graduation gift for any woman. By gifting your loved one jewellery, you will really strike a chord in their heart. This dainty opal necklace from Etsy is available in both silver and golden styles and you can even choose your preferred length.
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So, find out your loved one’s signature style and show them how much you care about them with this minimal piece of statement jewellery they can wear every day to work. They would just love this graduation gift.
8. A Beautiful Wristwatch
As a graduate your loved one will now be ready to get a job and take on the world as an adult. A beautiful minimal watch is the perfect gift to give them in this situation. You can choose whether you’d prefer an analogue style or invest in a smart watch either way both types of watches have their own charm and are statement pieces that will be the perfect accessory to bind together any formal attire.
Choose from Amazons wide range of options, Daniel Wellington has some quality pieces varying in colour, dial size and strap type and even come in gifting sets with complimenting wrist cuffs. Their contemporary design and sophisticated look will add a modern chic edge to her daily workwear.
9. Business Card Holder
A business card is like your professional identity. It is a work life milestone and definitely a cause for celebration – and when better to get excited about a business card in your life, than when you are just about to get one of your first ones? So, gift your loved one this Business card holder that they can use to whip out every time they meet new people and form new professional connections. This business card case features a cool magnetic slide setup where two pieces of wood are firmly bonded with magnetic power. Cool right?!
Colour options vary from light brown to dark brown based on the type of wood you choose. The various options of wood range from Walnut to Maple or Cherry and you can even have your loved one’s initials engraved on the card holder.
10. Zen Garden
Graduating is like being catapulted into the adult world and it can get pretty confusing and chaotic so to help your loved one stay focussed and achieve all their dreams we suggest you gift them a mini zen garden! Zen gardens or the Japanese rock gardens were created with the intention to imitate the intimate essence of nature and are known to increase mindfulness and aid meditation. This sand garden by Fashioncentre Shop is a miniature version of the traditional Japanese meditative garden, perfect for your loved ones’ home or office space.
The garden includes 9 different item types which can be arranged and re-arranged as they would like and will definitely give character to whichever corner they are placed in, creating the perfect environment for meditation. This out-of-the box gift is bound to stand out.
11. Adulting Guide
So, we are aware that adulting is hard and it baffles us as well that your professors and university subjects don’t teach you how to get your shit together in college. To be completely honest we are all just winging it, if only there was a guide that taught you exactly what you should be doing next, things wouldn’t seem so scary. Turns out Kelly Williams has got you covered with her take on how to Adult. Her book, ‘Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps’ shall be your guiding light. This paperback is the closest comprehensive guide you will find that will help you navigate the mayhem that comes after graduation.
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From ‘What to check for when renting a new apartment-not just the nearby bars, but the faucets and stoves too!’ to ‘How to avoid hooking up with anyone in your office’ she has covered it all. So just buy your loved one this guide already. Maybe pick one up for yourself as well while you’re at it.
12. Portable Smoothie Blender
So, your loved one has graduated. Gone are the days of eating cold pizza straight from the refrigerator. It is time to come up with a healthy and balanced lifestyle. To kick start this, we suggest you get your loved one this rechargeable portable smoothie blender! Easy to carry and even easier to use, they can just toss in their favourite fruit and maybe add some yogurt and honey – thankfully they don’t need a set recipe.
Blend away with the click of a button! This portable smoothie blender is great for making nutritious single-portion smoothies and juice blends and can easily help you keep your health well balanced. It is the perfect present for someone that is about to get on a journey in the adult world.
13. Personalised Pen
In the adult world you need to be armed with all the right tools and while technology is constantly advancing here’s a timeless classic that is an absolute must have. The Pen! From taking notes in meetings to signing deals and writing cheques, the pen is easily a must have yet often times overlooked. The only way your loved one will be able to differentiate theirs from the rest is if it looks iconic so gift them a flawlessly smooth writing experience with this personalised, laser engraved, made to order pen.
High quality and beautifully engraved the pen comes in a stylish gift box which is bound to elevate your loved one’s unwrapping experience and makes for a perfect graduation present! She could keep it in her bag and use it for all the important work.
14. Graduating Teddy
Nothing says Congratulations like actually saying congratulations – no really, say congratulations and say it with lots of love and affection with this adorable miniature graduating teddy bear! This gift set by Bubbly Zone also includes an insulated personalised wine tumbler (add your loved ones’ year of graduation to add a personal touch!)
And of course, you get to choose from their large variety of colours! So, tell your loved one how proud you are by showering them with affection and getting them this cute little keepsake. Packaged in a nifty little gift box this gift will be a sweet surprise for your loved one.
15. DIY Woven Dream catcher
Wish your loved one a happy graduation by gifting them this ‘Do It Yourself’ woven Dream Catcher. The dream catcher’s do-it-yourself nature is symbolic of how you need to slowly work towards building your goals and dreams in life after graduation from scratch and protect yourself from the tough times. A guaranteed cathartic process for anyone, and a must buy for anyone who loves getting artsy every once in a while, this one of a kind, do it yourself, circular woven dream catcher has an exquisitely unique artistry and flow that will be a beautiful addition to your loved one’s room.
It’s a perfect time to gift it to someone who is graduating and just about to have new dreams and conquer all their existing ones. This is a fabulous gift that is something different from the usual stuff ands he would just love it.
16. Lamp And Essential Oil Diffuser
It’s not every day that one survives university. Graduation is definitely not an easy task. All those years of late nights and running to meet deadlines are absolutely exhausting and so we would suggest you get your loved one this moon lamp essential oils diffuser to take all their stress away and start this next phase of their lives on a fresh and rejuvenated note!
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Bring in the energy of the moon into their space with this beautiful Lamp and Essential Oil Diffuser. The Diffuser is USB operated and rechargeable and comes with an extra set of batteries. Choose from their multiple branch stand options to give your lamp the vibe your loved likes.
17. The Perfect Pair of Heels!
Have your loved one step into adulthood with these powerful tan heels. A good pair of shoes are a must have for every woman because they help them feel empowered and can take them a long way. So, gift your loved one the experience of grace and elegance and have them walk with style.
Whether we are talking about open toed or a closed pointed cut, Target has a variety of elegant options to choose from so go explore and find them the one they’ll cherish. Women love shoes there’s no denying that and they would absolutely love these.
18. Passport Holder And Luggage Tags
We all take a memorable gap year after graduation to find out our true purpose and so, we have the perfect gift for the globe-trotting graduate. Our expert suggestion is that you gift them this gorgeous, faux leather personalised passport holder and luggage tag by Norabella. This is a wonderful gift to the lady who is going to travel to celebrate her graduation.
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Pick their favourite colour add their full name or initials. You can even add a small quote. With this gift you can bless your loved one with positivity happiness as they set off to explore the world, with a token to remember you by along their travels.
19. Adult Colouring Books
Gift the young graduate a set of adult anxiety relieving colouring books that will take them back to the good old days. Colouring can help them relax and has the ability to induce the same state of mindfulness as meditation does by reducing the thoughts of a restless mind. We especially love this inspirational and motivational book crafted by Papeterie Bleu that aids self-expression though creativity and relieve stress with every stroke. This colouring book for adults contains 35 pages with intricate designs and quotes that will challenge your loved one’s attention span and unleash their inner artist.
Creativity knows no bounds with this activity they can use any tool of their choice from water colours and sketch pens to crayons and colour pencils and shade each box as you like. You can add a colouring set with this colouring book.
20. Back Cushion With Memory Foam
Graduating means no more excuses in the real world – now that you’re an adult, you just have to get up and go to work, even on the days when you don’t want to! Some days it gets tough, you may have a backache or just no longer be able to sit at your office desk – what do you do then? One of the best and most thoughtful gifts you can get someone that has graduated and is about to embark in the real world, is an excellent back cushion made of memory foam! This cushion is ergonomically designed and comes in two parts – one for the back and one for your bottom. It saves you from sitting long hours at a desk and decreases the pressure on your coccyx. It has excellent lumbar support and can even be easily cleaned in a washing machine.
This cushion set has multiple uses – if not an office, your loved one can even use this in a car while driving, or just use it at home while sitting at the laptop. You know by now what a toll your back takes because of the hours of driving or working, with this you protect her back.
21. An All New Kindle!
Now with an adjustable warm light, Amazon just keeps upping the game each time they release a new Kindle! This Kindle Oasis is the latest addition to the Kindle family and is a great gift for someone that has just graduated. Gift your loved ones the joy of reading with ease and convenience wherever they go. This Kindle is even waterproof, so one can enjoy a bubble bath or laze in the pool while reading. It is extremely sleek and has an ergonomic design with page turn buttons. Like any other Kindle, it reads like real paper with the latest ink technology.
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With the gift of the Kindle, your beloved graduate can now have access to a million books, audiobooks and newspapers, as well as a Kindle unlimited subscription! If you want to go an extra mile, why not also throw in a beautiful cover for their Kindle?