15 Graduation Gift Ideas Under $50

Shop our curated gift list to celebrate your graduate in style and under budget.

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May 01, 2020

Just because you can't be with them on their special day, that doesn't mean you can't celebrate their accomplishments. Shop our list of graduation gift ideas that all fall under $50. Whether they're a high school graduate or college graduate, they'll love these thoughtful gifts you can ship right to their door.

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 journal where they can write down their thoughts and memories.

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$26.68 $15

The recent college grad in your life may need some kitchen essentials, and this best-selling Lodge cast-iron skillet is a must-have. They can test their new culinary skills and keep this kitchen staple for years to come.

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This double-insulated, reusable mug comes with a splash-proof lid and easy-to-grasp handle for the new grad on the go.

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$36.99 $20

They may not have room for an iron and ironing board, so gift them this compact steamer that will keep their clothes wrinkle-free. They can also use the steamer to sterilize upholstery and other surfaces.

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Starting at $22.99

Help them add a little style to their new desk with a desk blotter. This one boasts a trendy design, plus you can get it monogrammed.

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Starting at $21

The grad in your life can add style and organization to their desk or home with this leather catchall tray. Choose from six colors and more than 20 designs to personalize it.

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Starting at $49

A stylish desk calendar is essential for school and the office. Gift your graduate this personalized brass easel and 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.

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$59.99 $44

Whether they're graduating from high school or college, this weekender bag is perfect for the grad who's feeling homesick. The bag is the perfect size to pack all the essentials for a weekend at home.

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This laptop sleeve is just what they'll need to protect their valuable laptop. It's padded and made of durable nylon for that added protection. You can get it monogrammed, too.

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$29.50 (Set of 2)

What better way to celebrate the last four years in college than with a couple of pint glasses of 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.

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Give them something that reminds them of home (or their college if they're entering the real world) with a state candle. Each state has its own scent to help conjure nostalgia. You can even give them a city candle if they're from a major city.

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This portable collection of handy tools is a great starter kit to help keep their home in good repair. The kit comes with a hammer, flashlight, pliers, tape measure, screwdriver, screwdriver bits, sockets and an interchangeable handle.

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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.

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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 into the real world, your recent grad is sure to appreciate this cheeky checkpoint outside their door.

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$49.99 $45

If you know the grad loves to hit the snooze button countless times, this alarm clock may help them adjust to their new schedule. It simulates a sunrise to naturally wake them up (on time). It's clinically proven to improve sleep quality and energy to help them kill it at their new gig.

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