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As graduation rapidly approaches, it’s time to start looking for gifts for all of the newly minted graduates in your life. This article will focus on grad gifts for your boyfriend! Seeing your boyfriend graduate is a special thing for both you and him -- he will love celebrating his day with you, while you get to see him accomplish a magnificent goal. 

Finding the perfect gift can be tricky and we’re assuming you’ll have a specific budget in mind. However, it’s possible to get an amazing gift while shopping under a specific number. The gifts in our list will cover a range of budget to ensure you find the best one. 

We’re assuming you know your boyfriend’s taste pretty well, so once you see the perfect idea it should jump right out at you! The gifts we’ve selected cover a range of gifts from traditional to commemorative and even for your boyfriend’s future life as an adult. Sometimes the best gifts are the ones they will get the most use out of, even if they don’t directly correlate to their college experience. 

Here’s what we have picked out:

  • Laptop Case 
  • Backpack 
  • University Tumbler 
  • Glasses Set 
  • AirPods 
  • Professional Shirt 
  • Watch 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Wallet 

Laptop Case 

Laptops are a lifeline, and men aren’t always the most gentle -- so make sure his laptop has added protection with a case. Image courtesy of New York Times.

Men aren’t known for being the most gentle and oftentimes throw their things wherever. While some guys are particular and protective of their things, we know that some don’t put the effort into ensuring their things are secure. Yes, we’re talking about laptops, or really any electronics. 

Laptops are the lifeblood of college students, like a third arm really. They go to class with us, to the library, tech center, professor’s office hours, dorm rooms, study rooms, and sometimes we even sleep with them. 

For this reason, they should be secured before travelling across campus, to work, or any place. A laptop case is an essential, but not all guys have them. They protect laptops from wear and tear in your bookbag, keep the dirt and dust out of connective ports, prevent damage from liquids, and overall it’s better to be safe than sorry. 

Cases make a great graduation gift, you can purchase a professional looking case to help your boyfriend look more sophisticated in his new adult endeavors. You really can’t go wrong with one of these as a graduation gift. 

Backpack

Backpacks are not only used by college students, many adults use them in everyday life. You can purchase a more professional backpack to accommodate his new adult lifestyle. 

Ah, yes the backpack, every college student’s most essential item. Students live in their backpack, not literally, but they go everywhere with them. However, backpacks aren’t always used by college students. Professionals also use them to transport their belongings. 

We think these make great gifts because there are more sophisticated, adult versions of backpacks that can be great for those entering the workforce. Just make sure it’s an upgrade from your traditional Jansport backpack. 

If you think a backpack isn't the right option -- try a briefcase, or  maybe even a satchel. There is sure to be an option to fit his future needs. 

University Tumbler 

Whether he wants hot coffee or ice water, this metal tumbler will do the trick -- and the school spirit is an added bonus!

Drinkware is a classic graduation gift -- it’s all encompassing, something they will surely use, and has variety. If he doesn’t have one already, a metal tumbler is a fantastic option for a couple of reasons. One is that it will keep drinks piping hot for hours, or retain ice all day long to ensure a frosty beverage whenever they need it. Another reason is that tumblers are better for the environment, and overall look better than carrying around a noisy plastic bottle. 

This tumbler is both functional and commemorative. The university logo will be a feature that he loves because it represents his alma mater. He’ll be showing school pride for years to come. 

Glasses Set 

It’s time to ditch the plastic cups and upgrade to real glassware, like any adult should.

At the end of every college student’s four years, guys and girls alike, somehow there seems to be an accumulation of cups from the dining hall and plastic cups from multiple takeout orders. As graduation looms, it’s necessary to return the dining hall cups and start ditching those takeout cups. 

Any adult who’s moving into a new apartment or house after graduation is in need of proper adult drinkware -- glasses to be specific. This is especially true if they ever plan to entertain because company shouldn’t have to drink from plastic. 

We suggest this sleek, sophisticated set of two tumbler glasses that come complete with your boyfriend’s university logo -- all you have to do is select which one. There are also stemmed wine glasses, stemless wine glasses, and regular beverage glasses to choose from if the tumbler glasses aren’t his speed. 

Any cookware will make a great gift if they plan to get their own apartment after graduation.

AirPods 

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AirPods are a useful item to have on the go, in the office, or during free time when you want to watch a video without having to play it outloud. Image courtesy of CNET.

Airpods are a terrific graduation gift because they are versatile and sleek. They fit into your ears without cords and allow you to have a conversation on your phone regardless of where it’s sitting. They also allow you to listen to streaming services without having to play the show out loud. Overall, the wireless connection is unbeatable and if he doesn’t already have a pair of these in his life then he needs one! 

This gift is one of the more expensive options on our list so be sure it won’t break your wallet, but this is also undoubtedly one of the best graduation gifts anyone could receive. 

Professional Shirt 

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As a recent graduate entering the workforce, the first order of business should be creating a professional wardrobe. Get his collection started by purchasing a button down shirt he can wear to work. 

Of course the professional wear had to make our list. This is a great gift because any recent graduates going into the workforce need a wardrobe of clothes they can actually wear to work. 

Sure, most college students have a few designated “business casual” outfits they wear to all the appropriate events. But, after four years of constant wear, it’s time to give these outfits a rest. 

Most men don’t have the appropriate clothes to immediately enter the workforce. So, a contribution of a dressy button down shirt, suit jacket, or even dress pants would all make great graduation gifts. If anything, go shopping with him and give your opinions on what clothes look the best, because if they don’t fit right, the level of professionalism decreases. 

Watch 

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Nowadays, everyone is on a time crunch -- keep him focused and meeting all of his deadlines with a new watch.

Watches are traditional graduation gifts that are a go to option for many gift givers. They are timeless, elegant, sophisticated, and will upgrade the impressiveness of his new professional wardrobe. Any combination of suit and watch always looks great and will surely leave an impact on interviewers, co-workers, and clients -- our rule of thumb, always dress to impress. 

If he’s not one to usually wear a watch, an apple watch might be a better option than the traditional time watch. These are more versatile and have more functions than regular watches. Who knows, wearing an apple watch might make him feel more inclined to start using a regular one. 

Sunglasses

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A catch all gift if you want to get him something useful -- sunglasses are a necessity. 

Sunglasses may not necessarily be what comes to mind when you think of graduation gifts. This is because they don’t have any commemorative features and are often overlooked -- but regardless, we still think they make a great option. 

Everyone needs a pair of sunglasses -- eye protection is essential. If he’s still wearing the same pair he’s had since high school, then it’s definitely time for an upgrade. 

Sunglasses are functional and if you want a gift that he will actually use then this is the one! It’s the catch all gift if you’ve run out of options or want to get something you know for a fact won’t go to the wayside. 

Wallet

Ditch the starter wallet and upgrade to a new adult wallet finished with alma mater flare. 

Last but not least, we have a wallet. This is another traditional graduation gift for many men. A new wallet is a great way to get rid of that old one he’s been using for the past however many years. If it has holes in it -- that’s when you know it’s time to get rid of it. 

We love this wallet because it’s made of genuine high quality leather and includes his school logo. Any graduate will be looking for gifts that include school spirit! All you have to do is look for the one with his university logo and you’re all set to give the perfect gift. 

Any of these gifts will be sure to put a smile on your boyfriend’s face. Since it’s coming from you, he will no doubt love whatever you choose and appreciate the gesture of helping him celebrate his accomplishment.

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