15 Best Graduation Gifts Under $100
Shop our curated gift list to celebrate your graduate in style and under budget.
Campus Watercolor Print
Art will always be a great gift. Show your graduate how proud you are with a custom-commissioned watercolor painting of their alma mater. We adore this gift idea because a campus painting will be as meaningful to them 20 years down the road as it is directly after graduation. Want to go the extra mile? Have the painting custom-framed to their taste before gifting.
Buy It: Etsy, $70-$92
Daily Door Checklist
Consider this welcome mat a must-buy for all the upcoming graduates on your list. Whether you’re sending them off for their first semester of college or welcoming them back into the real world, your recent grad is sure to appreciate this cheeky checkpoint outside their door.
Buy It: Etsy, $32.26
Encourage your graduate to soak up the moments and capture the memories of this new chapter with a pretty, portable instant camera. This lovely lavender model is our go-to because it yields adorable instant photos and is offered in tons of pastel colors.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $69.00
Monogram Zip Pouch
Classic design and quality materials come together to create one of our favorite fool-proof graduation gifts. This sophisticated leather pouch is a crowd-pleaser, crafted with a buttery leather exterior, linen liner and foil-debossed monogram. The multifunctional piece features a zip closure to provide storage for school supplies or serve as a make-shift clutch for a night out. Choose between seven chic shades including Robin's egg blue, lilac and tennis green.
Custom Photo Calendar
A stylish desk calendar is essential for school and the office. Gift your graduate this personalized wooden desk calendar to keep them on track during the adventures ahead. We’re huge fans of this design because it allows them to curate their calendar using 12 personal photos to create headers for each month. Bonus? They get to choose between six different and equally-stylish fonts to give the calendar a fresh and fully-custom look.
Buy It: Artifact Uprising, $30.00
College Town Pint Glass
What better way to celebrate the last four years in college than with a couple of pints? Gift your grad a few rounds at the local watering hole and a pair of pint glasses based on their alma mater. This set features a modern map motif of Athens, Ga., that's sure to transport UGA graduates back to their college days with each sip. Not a bulldog fan? Not a problem. This retailer has 191 other college town map glasses from which you can choose.
Buy It: $28
Slate + Wood Bottle Opener
Crack open a cold one with this stylish slate and wood bottle opener. Your graduate will be giddy over the wall-mounted design and high-quality materials. The bottle opener features an engraved slate plaque, a rustic acacia frame and a hidden magnet to catch bottle caps as they fall.
Buy It: Mark and Graham, $49.00
Urge your graduate to explore the world with a stylish monogram duffel bag. The preppy bag is crafted from tear- and water-resistant nylon and features adjustable striped straps and top handles for comfortable wear. Choose between two sizes and three neutral hues, and personalize to their style with a custom-embroidered monogram.
Buy It: Mark and Graham, $79-$89
Luxe Leather Catchall
Give your graduate the gift of making a great first impression at their new job. This tech catchall is crafted from genuine leather and features various compartments to maximize desktop organization. Choose between five shades and 16 modern monogram designs to create a personalized and polished addition to their office space.
Buy It: Mark and Graham, $99.00
Gorgeous Gift Basket
Take the guesswork out of gifting with this adorable graduation basket. The round gift box sports a personalized lid and is packed to the brim with pretty presents they’ll love. Our favorites? The calligraphy-clad candle, luggage tag, compact mirror and moisturizing lip balm - just to name a few.
Buy It: Etsy, $25.00
Hand-Painted Sun Hat
Post-grad getaways call for friends, frozen drinks and stylish sun hats. This hand-painted number fits the bill. Each floppy hat is crafted from 100-percent paper and features a hand-painted name and a matching stripe detail. Choose between five color combinations like serene turquoise and navy or punchy orange and white.
Buy It: Mark and Graham, $69.00
We love this high-tech coffee mug as a graduation gift because having hot coffee readily available will come in handy whether your graduate is just starting their career or embarking on a four-year journey of exam cramming and all-nighters in the library.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $79.95
Custom Hardcover Photo Book
Encapsulate their golden years with a fabric hardcover photo book. The matte hardcover is offered in 10 modern hues and six sizes and is crafted with 100-percent recycled pages and cover designs. The best part? This photo-book design ensures there’s no shortage of space, allowing you to build your grad’s custom book with a base page count between 50 and 150 pages.
Buy It: Artifact Uprising, $59-$89
Interactive + Inspirational Journal
Self-reflection and self-discovery work together to create this thoughtful graduation gift. Give your graduate an outlet to look within and lead a mindful life with this beautiful, workbook journal. The inspirational journal boasts a dreamy, marble and rose gold exterior and equally stunning interior pages that feature watercolor illustrations, motivational quotes and writing prompts they’ll look forward to working on each day.
Buy It: Anthropologie, $16.00
Sophisticated Desk Blotter
Elevate their desk with this leather desk blotter. The luxurious design is crafted from vegan leather and sports a sleek monogram in the center for an undeniably polished look.