12 Great College Graduation Gift Ideas for 2021
Whether you're looking for a useful gift to up their adulting skills or something thoughtful that says proud parent, these unique gift ideas for college graduates will set them up for success.
After a year with Zoom classes, quarantines, and routine COVID-19 tests, the Class of 2021 deserves so much pomp and circumstance! Spoil your graduating son or daughter with any one of these thoughtful college graduation gift ideas.
Five Year Keepsake Journal Set
Grads can record memories and goals in this beautifully designed Rifle Paper Co. set that has a ribbon bookmark and gold accents. Each journal starts with space to write down their big dreams, prompting grads to explain how they’ll accomplish each one. There are also pages to list “Moments Celebrated,” “Movies Watched,” and “Books Read” before the pages for daily journaling begin. Because the journal pages are labeled as “Day 1,” “Day 2,” and so forth rather than calendar-style, grads can use the set right away.
Haven Wave Organic Cotton 6-Piece Towel Set
It’s time for grads to recycle those well-worn towels from their college days (and laundry mishaps!) Help them start fresh in a new place with this set that’s part of a new spa-inspired line from Bed Bath & Beyond. It includes two bath towels, two hand towels, and two washcloths that have a ribbed texture for extra absorbency. Plus, they feel plush! They come in five colors, including Harbor Mist and Celestial Blue. Pair them with a spa gift card, which will be much appreciated after finals week!
Invest in a suitcase that they’ll have for years to come. The TravelPro X Travel + Leisure collection includes a sleek carry-on spinner with an extension option for extra space. It’s also a dream to roll! You could also check out the brand’s new Platinum Elite Hardside collection, which is available in a great color: Dark Sky Blue. All TravelPro luggage includes a limited lifetime warranty.
Coway Air Mega 150
A practical gift for their first apartment—especially if it’s in an older building—this air purifier blends in beautifully with any mod décor. The HEPA filter removes more than 99 percent of odors, viruses, pollens, and pollutants. Easy to remove washable filters make it a breeze to maintain. It’s available in a variety of colors, including peony pink (swoon!)