Graduation season is upon us friends. And while this year’s graduation ceremonies may look a little different from what most grads had imagined, even a global pandemic can’t put a damper these celebrations. Graduation is a huge milestone for every young person, so we’ve scoured the internet for the best graduation gifts of 2020.
Our graduation gift guide has everything you need to take the guesswork out of shopping for the young men and women in your life.
20 Graduation Gifts for the Class of 2020
1. She Reads Truth / He Reads Truth Bible + Subscription
Perfect for setting a firm foundation for the graduate in your life, the She Reads Truth and He Reads Truth Bibles are just the thing your grad needs to launch into the bright future the Lord has waiting for them.
Beautifully designed, these Bibles are loaded with resources like reading plans, maps, charts, timelines, and devotionals, all woven between the two covers of God’s word. This Christian Standard Bible makes it easier than ever to read and understand the Word of God, and even lists New Testament and Old Testament references to go deeper and bring the Bible together as a whole work.
Take it one step further and gift your graduate with a She Reads Truth or He Reads Truth reading plan. At just $20/month, they’ll receive each month’s beautifully designed and intentionally curated reading plan along with SRT/HRT goodies, and access to their personal community through the app.
This graduation gift is a book for all of the ladies out there who are stepping out boldly in the direction the Lord has called them in. Enter: Jess Connolly.
Jess Connolly is a gal who wants to leave her generation more in awe of God than she found it. She is founder of Go + Tells Gals, which exists to equip and encourage women to take their place in the kingdom using what they’ve been given for His glory, and for the good of others.
Her book You Are The Girl for The Job, is not a Christiany-self-help book like the bootstrap gospels so many women are being fed these days. No. It’s “the straight-up truth God has proclaimed over your life from the beginning, and it’s not dependent on what you can do or achieve but based on His power, capacity, and character.”
Give your graduate the gift of Truth in 2020 with You Are The Girl for The Job.
Whether your graduate is stepping into their career path, or moving into a dorm, they’re sure to miss the place they call home.
Homesick Candles are crafted to remind you of the feeling of home, wherever you may be. Shop these natural soy wax candles by state, city, country, college town, or collection, and give the gift of home to the graduate in your life this year.
Home is where your bed is, am I right? Your grad will thank you for the gift of a good night’s sleep with the help of PeachSkinSheets! These sheets are some of the the best on the market because they are made of a high-performance SMART fabric that helps warm sleepers stay cool and cool sleepers stay cozy. You don’t have to compromise softness for dryness.
PeachSkinSheets have a luxurious 1500 thread count level of softness thanks to the brushed peachskin finish on both sides, so they’re extraordinarily soft no matter what side touches your skin.
As seen on Shark Tank, The Original Comfy is the perfect graduation gift for the natural homebody. This wearable blanket/sweatshirt combo is strategically designed to keep you warm and cozy while you lounge at home. College and adulting include plenty of Netflix and down time. Give your graduate the gift of cozy with the Original Comfy.
Entertaining others is just part of life after graduation. Whether it’s hanging in the dorm room or having friends over after work, you can’t go wrong with giving the graduation gift of games. Runes & Regulations is a 2-4 player strategic card game that combines the aggressiveness of a horde of dragons with the passive-aggressiveness of a suburban unicorn. It’s perfect for a game night in!
After the tassel has been turned, every 2020 grad will need a new roundup of office supplies in their next venture. Whether it’s erasable highlighters for those late night cram sessions, or colorful, yet sophisticated fountain pens for their new desk, Ooly has you covered. Shop everything from school supplies to journals and calendars, and bring some color to your graduates’ next endeavor.
For many, graduating from college means a new reality of collecting a pay check, paying rent, and realizing how much debt they’re buried under when they begin to pay back student loans. Give your grad the gift of financial freedom with Financial Peace University. Dave Ramsey’s proven personal finance program has radically helped more than 6 million people stop living paycheck to paycheck. It’s the graduation gift that keeps on giving for years and even generations to come.
Work hard, play hard, am I right? Bring the tropics and the fun straight to your backyard, rooftop, dorm, or courtyard with MINNIDIP’s fun and colorful designer inflatable pools.
Created for grown-ups, and littles alike, it’s the perfect way to get the most out of summer following graduation!
Speaking of Summer, your grad is sure to be soaking up some sun in the coming months. Whether they’re headed to the beach or social distancing in the backyard, you can’t go wrong with a Tesalate towel. Incredibly compact, absorbent, and fast-drying, these stylish towels are perfect for work and play. Made with exclusive absorblite fabric, they can be used for home workouts or lounging at the beach, and sand won’t stick to the towel! Tesalate towels are available in single and double sizes with over 40 gorgeous designs.
11. Nordgreen Watch
Nothing says ‘I’m a sophisticated adult now’ better than a quality watch from Nordgreen. These beautifully minimalistic watches are handcrafted by two Danes on a mission to deliver true Scandinavian design and lifestyle to everyone. With timeless styles like leather and metal-mesh, these little time-keepers are the perfect graduation gift for your 2020 grad.
12. Well Told
You can take the grad out of the college town, but you can’t take the college town out of the grad. Give your graduate a gift that speaks to their school spirit with the help of Well Told.
Choose from sleek stemless wine glasses to insulated tumblers. Then customize your grad’s drink ware with a map of their college town, their hometown, or even the night sky meticulously etched across the entire surface. Add custom text to make it even more personal or to create an amazing, one-of-a-kind graduation gift that is their story, well told.
Give the graduation gift your grad can enjoy with all of their friends! Unstable Unicorns is a strategic card game about everyone’s two favorite things: Destruction and Unicorns. One of Kickstarter’s Top 50 most backed projects of all time, it’s sure to be the go-to for all future game nights!
14. Weighted Blanket
With college and adulthood comes a whole new world of stress and anxiety. Put those struggles to bed with a weighted blanket from Weighting Comforts. Select either a 10, 15, or 20 pound blanket, and help your graduate to reduce anxiety, improve sleep quality, and elevate their overall mood as they step into their future.
Weighting Comforts uses a unique seven layer technology, designed to comfortably surround the body and form a ‘hugging’ sensation, which feels very calming and can lead to better sleep.
Check out all of their different styles and uses, and give your graduate the gift of stress relief and better sleep.
Whether it’s a college dorm, or a brand new apartment, every graduate will be looking for the perfect pieces to decorate with. Enter: Lindsay Letters & Co.
Lindsay Sherbondy believes that everyone is worthy of meaningful art. And what better way to fill your grad’s life with truth and encouragement than with one of Lindsay’s hand crafted prints? Choose everything from abstract art, to hand lettered art, farmhouse style, to even calendars strategically designed with creative spaces in mind. Lindsay releases new collections several times per year, and her story is one you can’t help but want to be a part of.
16. Eila Chérie
Every big girl needs herself a big girl purse. Give your graduate the gift of Eila Chérie. Their line of luxury handbags, purses, and watches at affordable prices are the perfect accessories for heading into the office, or out on the town. These thoughtfully crafted products are made only using premium materials, and they’re sure to last your graduate for years to come.
17. Mini Air Fryer
Perfect for snacks or full-on meals, you can’t go wrong with the gift of “healthy” fried food! Give your grad an affordable way to “fry” up all of their favorites, and save their wallets some dough by keeping them out of the drive thru.
18. Fix it Kit
Because they won’t know how badly they need those needle nose pliers until…well, they do. This compact toolkit from uncommon goods has all of the gadgets they need to get things done. The set includes a hammer, LED flashlight, long-nose Pliers, a tape measure, slot screwdriver, interchangeable handle, 4 sockets, 10 assorted screwdriver bits, and a socket extension.
Give your graduate the gift of the world’s most comfortable shoes for all of life’s everyday adventures. Allbirds are soft, lightweight, breathable, and made from eco-friendly, responsibly sourced materials. These little shoes are simple in design, made from nature, and backed by a 30-day guarantee. Perfect for work and play, your grad will be walking on cloud nine all day with their new graduation gift from Allbirds.
20. Instant Pot
Because can you really go wrong with giving the graduation gift of convenience? After a long day working at their new job, or hours of hitting the books in their new college classes, there’s nothing better than being able to whip up a hardy, tasty meal in less than 20 minutes. An Instant Pot is the most functional and long-term investment you can make in your grad this year. Make sure they’re fed for years to come with this must-have kitchen gadget.
Cheers to you, class of 2020! May you step confidently and boldly into your futures with the help of these awesome graduation gifts!