Graduation Gifts to Inspire Greatness

I’ll never forget the pride in watching my little sister graduate high school and college. She worked so hard to earn great grades in school and, when she graduated, I knew she could conquer the world. Graduating marks a huge life change for a student! Whether they’re leaving high school and preparing for college or leaving college and preparing for the real world, it’s the perfect time to get them a gift that inspires them to do their best!Here is a list of graduation gifts that will inspire greatness!

Inspirational Graduation Gifts to Inspire Greatness

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Personalized Graduation Card

Start with a card like this one from SimpleSerene in San Ramon, CA.

This card can be personalized with your grad’s name and class information! Remind them that with every end starts a new and exciting beginning! Get it here.


Arrow Necklace with Inspirational Quote - Graduation Gift for Her

Trendy arrow necklace with inspirational quote from doodlebeads in Boise, Idaho.

This simple, elegant arrow necklace comes in either a gold or silver finish and includes a printed card that will remind your graduate that they have you behind them for support! Get it here.

Compass Tie Clip - Inspirational Graduation Gift for Him

And for him. Get this tie clip from doodlebeads here!


Graduation Gift for Her - Makeup Toiletry Bag

This makeup toiletry bag from MoonwakeDesignsCo in Gilbert, PA will inspire your grad to change the world!

At 9.5″ x 7″, this cotton canvas bag is the perfect size to hold your grads toiletry items on their next summer adventure! Get it here.


Leather Toiletry Bag for him - Graduation Gifts

This leather travel bag for him comes from OplichLeatherGoods in Charlotte, NC.

You have two size options and five color options when you order this handmade leather toiletry bag! Free personalizations with initials is included! Get it here.



A leather journal from HopeHousePress in Cambridge, UK.

A beautiful journal is a great gift for your grad to record their new adventures! It might even help them write their way through life’s new hardships and responsibilities. This one comes in different size and color options. Get it here.


Lined Journal Graduation Gift - So The Adventure Begins

This lined journal comes from TheAnastasiaCo in Omaha, NE.

This book is 6″x8″ with 100 lined pages. At only $8, it’s an excellent gift for your grad to record their next adventure! Get it here.


Graduation Gift- Wooden Watch for Him

This wooden watch comes from Timbersco in Atlanta, GA.

A watch is a classic graduation gift. Giving a wooden watch makes it a little more trendy. I gave Ian a wooden watch for Christmas last year and he absolutely loves it. You can add custom engraving to the back, too! Get it right here.


Inspirational Womens Wrist Watch - Graduation Gift

This motivating wrist watch from AyoBijou in Bucharest, Romania.

I love all of the watches from AyoBijou! This one will inspire your grad to work hard and chase their big dreams! Get it here.


Carpe Diem Watercolor Art Print - Inspirational Graduation Gift

This inspirational watercolor print from Parody Art Prints in Texas.

I love this gorgeous watercolor print and the message it holds. Gift it to your grad to remind them to seize the day and make their lives extraordinary! Get it here.



An excellent reminder with your morning coffee from JandAWares in Missoula, MT.

I love this coffee mug. Remind your grad to get up and be a badass every single day! Get it here.


F. Scott Fitzgerald quote - Inspirational Graduation Gift

An inspirational quote print from DebbraObertanecArt in Portsmouth, NH.

I absolutely love this quote. Remind your grad that life is what you make it. Experience it all and if you don’t like where you’re headed, you can always change direction. You can get this as a print or on canvas. Check it out right here.


Graduation Coffee Mug

This fun coffee mug from FieldTrip in Vancouver, Canada.

I hope the tassel was worth the hassle! Get this fun, personalized coffee mug right here.


Congrats to your grad! Remember, when you shop handmade, not only are you getting something unique and made with care and passion but you’re also supporting the dream, hard work, and dedication of an independent business owner. Thank you so much for shopping small!

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Until next time,

Be kind and live purposely.

Bowtie and the Bandit




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