10 Thoughtful Grad Gifts That Are Under $25

Con-GRAD-ulations! Here are our 10 fave budget-friendly gifts for all of the rad grads in your life.

Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.

May 16, 2018

Words of Wisdom

If your gift is for a grad who's already caffeine addicted (like most of us!), this mug is a perfect choice. It's also a great reminder of their incredible achievement that they can use and enjoy every single day. If you want to, you could easily pair this gift with a fab bag of coffee beans, a grinder or even a French press. BUY IT: Etsy, $14

Get Inspired

Part journal, part life manual, this book is perfect for the grad who likes to dream big. An Inspired Life Journal takes them through fun exercises where they can let their imagination run wild by journaling about what they hope your life will look like in the future. BUY IT: Anthropologie, $16

Never Kill a Plant Again

If your special grad dreams of greening up their thumb, they need this Smart Plant Tracker stat. This device sits in the soil of any indoor plant and keeps track of moisture levels, which it then sends to their phone app via a bluetooth connection. Of course, this would also pair perfectly with a plant if you want to make your graduation gift a bit more special. BUY IT: Urban Outfitters, $24

Rock On

Music-obsessed grads will go gaga for this gift: a Ticket Stub Diary. This book will easily help them create a keepsake collection of all their concert tickets. It's also great for sports-obsessed grads who want to keep track of all the games they've attended. BUY IT: Uncommon Goods, $12

Double Bag It? Yes, Plz

Is your grad passionate about the environment? If so, these Baggu reusable shopping bags are a great pick. They're really handy as they fold up into completely flat little packs that they can easily throw into their purse, leave in the car, or keep in their work bag. They also come in a big variety of colors and patterns. BUY IT: Baggu, $14

The World is Their Oyster

If you know a grad who plans to travel a lot in the future, hook them up with these fab City Field Guides. Each guide is chock full of interesting recommendations and must-visit hotspots shared by local experts. The guides use illustrations, interviews and personal essays to really give the reader the full flavor of each city. BUY IT: West Elm, $18

Say It Loud-n-Proud

A letter board like this is the perfect way to ensure that they always have their fave quote or cheeky phrase front and center in their home. It comes with 188 plastic letters, so your grad can easily switch up the sayings on the board, or send funny messages to friends and family for years to come. BUY IT: Target, $12.99

Key to Their Heart

This is a beautiful, hand-forged leather key fob, which would make a great gift for a grad who's moving to a new home. Personalize it by having the leather engraved with your grad's initials or a special date. It also comes in several different leather colors, so you can choose the perfect one for your graduate. BUY IT: Etsy, $25

Give Them a Winning Smile

Another fun pick for a grad who might be going away to college are these beautiful bamboo toothbrush sets. Regular drugstore toothbrushes are not exactly known for their beauty, but this set completely flips the script on that notion. This is also a great gift for a grad who might be moving in with a friend or significant other. BUY IT: Of a Kind, $18

Dear Me...

Here's a wonderful gift to give to any creative writer grads in your life: Letters to My Future Self. This unique book includes 12 fold-and-mail style letters which each include a prompt to get you thinking about your future. You can seal, and even post date your letters to a certain date, so your grad will have a keepsake that they can use and be inspired by for the rest of their lives. BUY IT: Amazon, $13.40

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