This post is all about the best graduation gifts for girlfriend.
Graduation time is almost upon us, which means it’s time to figure out what the heck to get our graduates!
I’ve compiled together a list of the BEST graduation gifts for her in 2021. I promise you, if you get any of these gifts she will love you even more than she already does. The most important thing is to show her how much you care and how proud you are of her.
ALSO, please know you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to show her you care. Writing her a heartfelt letter is priceless and costs nothing to make! Just grab a piece of loose-leaf paper and find a pen. Honestly, a heartfelt letter is better than any of these gifts. But, if you want to go above and beyond, do both!
I hope you find the perfect gift for your girlfriend on her special day! Now let’s get straight into it.
This post is all about graduation gifts for girlfriend.
OUR TOP GRADUATION GIFTS:
Best Overall & Most Popular: Lennon Engraved Date Necklace
"I bought this for my niece and put what would have been her graduation date on it. She will always remember the hard work was so worth it and cherish this date with her Lennon Necklace."
Best Under $25: Untamed - by Glennon Doyle
"Every human in the World should read this book and incorporate its wisdom into their life."
Best Value: Delicate Monogram Necklace
"What girl wouldn’t love a dainty and sparkly pendant? The quality is very nice for the price."
Best Trendy Graduation Gift: BÉIS Suitcase
"I love this suitcase! The perfect size and great quality!!"
Best Unique Graduation Gift: Custom Jewelry Case
"I have never been so in love with a jewelry case before. So lucky to have been gifted this!
Best Personalized Graduation Gift: Engraved Class of 2021 Wine Bottle
"Loved this gift! So personal and the wine was good too ;)"
Best Luxury Graduation Gift: Diamonds by the Yard Tiffany & Co. Bracelet
"I have such a sentimental attachment place in heart to this piece since my boyfriend gifted it to me for my graduation. Highly recommend!"
BEST GRADUATION GIFTS 2021:
1. BÉIS Work Tote
If she is graduating that means she is stepping into the next big stage of her life and do you know what that means? A bigger bag to fit all the crap she has to carry around! I have this bag and I am obsessed.
The founder, Shay Mitchell is a famous actress (Pretty Little Liars) and Instagram influencer. I wouldn’t be surprised if your girlfriend knows exactly who she is. The company BÉIS that she created is incredible and all of their products sell out.
2. Glossier's Makeup Set + Beauty Bag
Glossier - every girl’s dream makeup brand. I love the makeup bag this set comes with and it will give her Glossier’s most well-known products. Perfect for any makeup-loving girl!
3. 2021 Ponderlily Weekly Planner
Planners are always a yes. Staying efficient and organized is essential. I love the style of this planner and it’s not too big, not too small. If you want, you can write her a little note at the beginning of the planner to say congratulations!
4. Rozalia Trench Coat
Trench coats are a classic, staple piece she can rock when going to work. I love the Rozalia trench coat’s detail.
5. Motivational Books
I am a book lover and if your girlfriend is too, then these books would be amazing. I couldn’t choose one… or two, or three to show you so I went with four. I’m going to add quick descriptions about what each book is about below!
Untamed: The famous author and activist, Glennon Doyle, shares personal stories that inspire, motivate, and empower women to believe in themselves and break the chains that have always held them back.
Atomic Habits: A groundbreaking book detailing practical, simple strategies that will help you master forming “good habits” that will lead to incredible results (one of my ultimate favorite books).
How to Win Friends and Influence People: An adaptation of the timeless advice of Dale Carnegie for the digital age. Readers will learn exactly what it takes to become an expert in all forms of communication. (FUN FACT: The only diploma that hangs in Warren Buffett's office is his certificate from Dale Carnegie Training.)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Simply but, the seven habits that will help anyone become highly effective.
6. AirPods Pro & Case
This seems like a really basic gift, but Air Pods are life changing. I always got so annoyed when my headphones will pull out of my ears when they get attached to random things. AirPods have become my one necessity, ride-or-die.
If you do decide to get AirPods for your girlfriend, I think it would be super cute if you got a personalized case to go along with it; this leather one from tde. is my favorite.
7. Dyson Airwrap Complete Set
Okay, this is a definite splurge… 100%. But if you are looking to treat your girl, everyone is raving about this Dyson Air Wand. It sells out super-fast, so if you can get your hands on it, you are a Superman (or Superwoman).
8. Coco Mademoiselle Chanel Perfume
Perfume can be a beautiful and sentimental gift to give someone for a special occasion, like graduation. If you give this to her on the morning of her special day, she can put it on, and it will always remind her of this big day.
9. 21-Inch Rolling Spinner Suitcase
Your girl is onto a new adventure in life, which might mean traveling! I love this suitcase, my absolute favorite, and highly recommend it! ** best trendy for graduation gifts for girlfriend this year!**
10. Pave Amalfi Gold Hoops
Jewelry is always a yes. These earrings are STUNNING. My friend Sarah has them and I can’t stop looking at her ears whenever she wears them (PSA I would go with the gold ones if I were you).
11. The Always Pan
One of my favorite inventions of 2020 (or at least I discovered them in 2020). I think this is absolutely genius and extremely functional for people in apartments with little to no space. The Always Pan has so many different functions, it’s crazy.
12. Barefoot Dreams Blanket
I have so many of these blankets and they are hands down the best blankets you will ever own. Ever.
13. Marshall Woburn II Bluetooth Speaker
I dream of this Bluetooth speaker at night. Not only is it a beautiful piece on its own, but it also has a great purpose— playing music!
14. Acrylic Monthly Dry-Erase Calendar
She’s graduated, now it’s time to get adulting! I love the look of this planner; it will look great above a desk. I really want this for myself when I graduate!
SENTIMENTAL GRADUATION GIFTS FOR HER:
15. Pink Strawflower Bouquet
Who would be upset getting flowers? They are so romantic and perfect for big occasions. I am almost positive these are dried, which means they will look like this forever! She can definitely use these for decoration in her kitchen or living room after graduation!
16. Custom Photo Album
It would be extremely romantic of you to put together a photo album of her college memories. You can just look on Instagram and Facebook for photos and then make it a photo album!
17. Crystals Set
If your girl loves crystals, then getting her a few will be so sweet. Each one of these crystals has its own purpose and meaning (full of all the good energy she could want).
18. The Four Agreements
The Four Agreements is life changing. I just finished reading it and all I can say is WOW. I think this is an amazing book to give to anyone who is going into a new chapter of their lives. The book is basically about four personal agreements to have with yourself that will allow you to reach personal freedom.
19. Diamonds by the Yard Tiffany & Co. Bracelet
Anything from Tiffany & Co. is perfect for graduation. I love this simple bracelet, it’s absolutely stunning and perfect to wear on an everyday basis. ** best luxury for graduation gifts for girlfriend this year!**
20. Oh, The Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss Book
Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Suess is as cute as you can get. You should definitely write her a note in the front section.
21. Catherine Rising Palo Santo Bundle
Palo Santo is “holy wood” and for thousands of years, it’s been used to clear away negative energy and bring in all the good!
PERSONALIZED GRADUATION GIFTS:
22. Lennon Rectangle Engraved Date Necklace
I have never been so in love with a necklace. You can personalize the date, so it is perfect for graduation! **One of the most popular graduation gifts for girlfriend this year!**
23. Engraved Class of 2021 Wine Bottle
What better way to say congrats than with a bottle of wine! Love how you can really personalize this for your girlfriend’s graduation! ** best personalized for graduation gifts for girlfriend this year!**
24. Custom Jewelry Case
One of the most beautiful jewelry cases I have ever seen! ** best unique for graduation gifts for girlfriend this year!**
25. L'Empereur Custom Stationary Set
If she’s about to enter the workforce, getting her a stationery set will be perfect!
26. Bespoke Kara Engraved Padlock Necklace
A beautiful tiny lock necklace that you can engrave! So beautiful and dainty.
27. Custom Papier Notebook
I love this Papier notebook. You can customize her name on it and then add a little note in the beginning or write small little notes through the notebook she can find when she gets to them!
28. Monogrammed Laptop Sleeve
I love how fancy, chic and classic this laptop sleeve is! Add her initials and you have yourself a memorable gift!
29. Delicate Monogram Necklace
Another beautiful necklace to give her. Jewelry is simply an amazing gift to give someone on a special occasion. ** best value for graduation gifts for girlfriend this year!**
30. Monogrammed Pajama Set
You can’t see it in this photo, but you can actually monogram these pajamas! I think this would be the perfect gift to give her the night before graduation so that she can wake up the morning feeling extremely special.
31. Leather Tassel Chain
Love this leather tassel chain for keys. The perfect gift that is personalized but also practical!
32. Portable Charger
Personalized portable charger? Yes, please. If she’s running around all day, this is a great gift because chances are her phone will die.
UNIQUE GRADUATION GIFTS:
33. The Milk Bar Party Sampler
34. Personal Safety Alarm
Entering her new chapter of life it’s important she always feels safe! I love this Birdie personal alarm that she can add to her keychain, purse, etc.
35. Lululemon Apparel
Lululemon is always a great gift. I love their jackets and leggings especially.
36. Yves Saint Laurent Wallet
YSL wallets are beautiful and the perfect luxury gift to give her.
37. Moncler Wool Beanie
Anything Moncler is a yes. Their beanies are to die for and since they’re a luxury brand their packaging is beautiful.
38. Chess Set
I am a big chess player so if anyone were to give me a chess set, it would mean the world to me. If she loves games, this may be the perfect gift for her (you can go the extra mile and find a chess set with her school colors as well).
39. The Five-Minute Journal
The Five-Minute Journal is a beautiful gift to give. It gives you simple prompts to answer in the morning and at night that will help you get in the best mindset.
40. KitchenAid® Artisan Stand Mixer
You may be thinking who would want a KitchenAid for graduation? And let me tell you, her name starts with an S and ends with an A (aka Sophia).
41. Alo Yoga Warrior Mat
For any yogi out there, I am sure they would love a new gorgeous mat to add (or start) their collection! Love this gorgeous one from Alo Yoga!
42. Virtruvi Terracotta Stone Essential Oil Diffuser
I have never seen a diffuser as gorgeous as this one right here. The perfect decor that has amazing benefits for your health (PSA I’m not a doctor so please do your own research on the health benefits)!
43. SKIMS Set
I love SKIMS (brand by Kim Kardashian) and think a set from them would be an amazing graduation gift!
44. Apple Watch
Apple watches are amazing and a great splurge gift for graduation!
45. Crosley Discovery Turntable
If your girlfriend loves music, then she will love this beautiful turntable! You can also buy a few records to go along with it (maybe ones that remind her of her time in school).
46. Memorable Photo Frames
A frame with a beautiful picture that represents her time at school is a beautiful, sentimental gift to give her.
47. Mid-Century Jewelry Box
I love this jewelry box, stunning and perfect to hold all of her precious jewelry!