Looking for a gift that the new grads in your life actually want? We have a great selection of gift ideas that show how proud you are of their hard work and that celebrate their achievement while encouraging them to get out there and explore. 

Whether your young graduate plans to backpack around the world or enter the workforce, or is figuring out how to transition into “the real world,” our favorite grad gifts will show them that you recognize all of their hard work!



Every new grad could use some mentoring and support as they enter a new phase of their life. In best-selling author Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer’s 1,001 Ways to Live Wild, find a diversion from the ordinary nineto fiveand inspire your recent grad with the endless adventures that life has to offer. A fun and easy read, this gem of a book is filled with colorful illustrations, innovative activities to explore, inspirational quotes, and ideas on how to get on a path to pursue your passions and to live life to the fullest!


Cuff links make a great gift for young professionals and those entering the workforce. Cuff links can be a real game changer to accentuate one’s outfit, so why not start your graduate’s collection of cuff links early? They are an essential piece of one’s workwear wardrobe because they give the wearer a professional look, which can help give your recent grad the confidence they need. Perfect for everyday wear in the office or seeing clients, or for special events like weddings or galas, these cuff links will be sure to give not only a great impression but also a lasting one. Your recent grad will be ready to deliver their elevator pitch!


Our National Geographic Allanson Globe is a great way to plan for some jet-setting action! With its unique antiqued diecast meridian ring and base, this globe is a superb addition to any living space. The globe’s award-winning National Geographic cartography shows more than 4,000 place-names. This globe is a wonderful visual reminder for your new graduate that there is a vast world out there for them to explore, and it will inspire them to dream big and reach toward the horizon!



Your recent grad is sure to have friends who live or have moved to familiar or faraway places. Make it easy for them to keep in touch and visit friends with our weekender bag. Spacious and not too bulky to lug around town, yet large enough to store all their essentials, it’s perfect for traveling or even going to the gym. Our all-purpose National Geographic logo weekender bag will have its wearer prepared for the most spontaneous trip. With an adjustable shoulder strap, padded handles, and two pockets to store essentials, there’s no going wrong with this go-to accessory regardless of the destination.

Graduation gifts are a great way to help recent grads prepare and transition to an independent life. Use this opportunity to share your insights, provide advice, and help foster the right environment for them to excel. Every individual is the narrator of their own life, so urge them to dream big, follow their inner voice, and explore the endless possibilities that life has to offer!


Congrats to your grad!


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