Every product is carefully selected by our editors. If you buy from a link, we may earn a commission.

The 55+ Best Graduation Gifts for Him

Get him something useful as he enters the job market.

gift guide

Need the perfect gift for the recent graduate? We asked our team of gear obsessives to recommend their go-to products for grads planning a major move, entering the workforce or continuing their education. Here’s their list, starting at $13.

To see more gift ideas, head to our Gift Ideas 2021 page.

1 of 62
American Trench Retro Stripe Socks

Good for hiking, running and everyday wear — plus, they're knit in North Carolina from unbleached, American-grown cotton.

2 of 62
Mophie Powerstation Plus (6,000mAh)
Now 21% off

This is a great portable battery for anybody who has an iPhone. The integrated cable means its always ready to go.

3 of 62
Meguiar's Complete Car Care Kit

Ift they're leaving the nest, that new grad is gonna have to keep their own car clean. This kit will make it easy on them.

4 of 62
"A Man & His Watch" by Matt Hranek
Now 26% off

Charming and characterful stories of watches and their owners fill this book — it makes for a perfect coffee table appointment.

5 of 62
Lodge Blacklock Triple Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet

Lodge's upgraded cast-iron skillet weighs less and performs better than its standard offering. The interior finish is smoother and more rounded in the interior, which allows for easier tossing and less stickage.

6 of 62
Glencairn Whisky Glass (Set of 4)
Now 15% off

The classic whiskey snifter is still the best, and has become the defacto whiskey tasting glass for competition judging and collectors alike.

Fellow Products
7 of 62
Fellow Carter Everywhere Mug

Keys? Check. Phone? Check. The perfect to-go mug? Hell yeah.

8 of 62
Anyday Medium Deep Dish

It's not that you won't have time to whip up a great meal once you're working, it's that, sometimes, you'd rather park on the sofa instead. This cookware is for those nights.

9 of 62
Forty Five Supima Crew Tee

Forget the multi-pack. This tee is made from USA-grown Supima cotton and features a classic fit and vintage wash — it's a step up.

best gadgets
10 of 62
The Best Everyday Gadget Gifts for All Budgets

From noise-canceling headphones to smart plugs, bookshelf speakers to wireless chargers, we've rounded up our favorite tech gadgets that we use everyday.


11 of 62
Bloomscape Philodendron Heartleaf

It's important to learn how to keep something (anything) alive at some point after school. Start with this vining philodendron, which is much easier than a fish.

Jinen Store
12 of 62
Tosaryu Hinoki Bath Mat

Yes, you're going to gift a recent grad a wooden bath mat because those cloth ones are freakin' disgusting.

13 of 62
Graf-Lantz Bierfilzl Square Coaster (6 Pack)

Ring stains on the coffee table are for noobs.

Home Depot
14 of 62
Wyze Cam Pan
Now 19% off

This easy-to-install smart home camera works with Alexa and Google Assistant.

15 of 62
Pappy Van Winkle Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup
Pappy & Company

Ok, so maybe you can't buy him a bottle of the most sought-after whiskey around. But maple syrup aged in retired Pappy Van Winkle barrels? That's just a nice Saturday morning topper to pancakes. 

Gear Patrol
16 of 62
Gear Patrol Annual Magazine Subscription

Each Gear Patrol Magazine subscription comes not only with two beautifully designed, coffee-table-quality magazine editions per year, but also, an annual gift: a $15 voucher to the Gear Patrol Store, delivered to your inbox each December.

17 of 62
Rigwa 1.5 Stainless Steel Insulated Bowl

It's a camping bowl, a lunch box for work, a vessel for fridge leftovers — wherever the grad you know goes, this insulated bowl will follow.

Porter Road
18 of 62
Thick Cut NY Strip Steak
Porter Road

Is a dry-aged, 2-inch thick-cut NY Strip Steak necessary? No, probably not. But it'll be a helluva meal for him to grill up to celebrate graduation one evening. 

19 of 62
TriggerPoint Grid Foam Roller

It's cheaper than a gift certificate for a sports massage and is reusable too.

20 of 62
Purist Mover Vacuum Water Bottle

The grad you know can fill this insulated bottle with coffee, tea, water or, yes, a favorite cocktail, and drink from it from any side thanks to its innovative lid.

21 of 62
Beats Flex Wireless Earphones

These wireless earphones have excellent battery life, charge via USB-C, and will quickly pair with your iPhone.

Ten Thousand
22 of 62
Ten Thousand Versatile Shirt

If anything will convince the grad in your life he doesn't need to rock that cotton alma mater tee at the gym, it's this shirt.

23 of 62
Patagonia Baggies Shorts

These go-anywhere shorts are ready for any summer adventure and will last for years.

24 of 62
Swatch Once Again Watch

A classic and restrained style, the Swatch Once Again is well-designed with a traditional look but doesn't take itself too seriously.

25 of 62
The Omsom Asian Starter Bundle

Omsom, the easiest way to put food on the table that's not called Cup Noodles.

26 of 62
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

One of the most underappreciated bourbons of the last 10 years comes from Woodford Reserve, that, with Double Oaked, showed the whiskey world how to make a vanilla bomb of a double-barrel whiskey.

27 of 62
Moment iPhone 12 Thin Case - MagSafe Compatible

Your phone case says a lot about you. This one is professional, functional and looks damn good.

best fitness gifts
28 of 62
The Best Fitness Gifts for Him

Awesome apparel, equipment, supplements and more at every price point.


29 of 62
Levi's 501 Original Fit Jeans

The jeans by which all others are measured.

30 of 62
Timex 80

This throwback watch also comes with a throwback price.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io
More From Buying Guides