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30+ Unique College Graduation Gift Ideas They’ll Actually Want to Receive

Loving these graduation gift ideas because they are so different to the normal ones!

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We’ve rounded up a huge collection of fab grad gift ideas that they will love to receive and will actually want to use when they head off to work or college!

Whether you're looking for a clever way to gift them some cash or a special gift they'll treasure we've got more than 30 of the most unique college graduation gift ideas we could find to help you out!

Unique College Graduation Gift Ideas

Are you stuck for graduation gift ideas?

Whether you’re looking for a clever way to gift them some cash or a special gift they’ll treasure we’ve got more than 30 of the most unique college graduation gift ideas we could find to help you out!

31. Send them a custom sign to display in their yard

Make things extra special for them by hanging this sign in your yard – so all the passers-by can see that they have something to be proud of! Afterward, it will become a keepsake they can show their grandchildren.

Found it here >> Remember When

30. Make them a leather keyring for their new keys

How to Cut Leather with Cricut Explore

Found it here >> Damask Love

29. Make them a recipe book filled with their favourite meals

DIY Recipe Book

Found it here >> The Girl Creative

28. Turn a mason jar into a graduation owl

Graduation Mason Jar Gift

Found it here >> The Country Chic Cottage

27. Turn dollar bill into graduation caps

Origami Money Graduation Caps

Found it here >> Sugar and Charm

26. Brighten up their earbuds

Beaded Earphone cords

Found it here >> Craft and Creativity

25. Make them a personalised pillow

Personalised Pillow DIY

Found it here >> The Sewing Loft

24. Turn a hanging organiser into a college survival kit

Make a College Survival Kit

Found it here >> Mother’s Niche

23. Make them a journal with their favourite Instagram pics

Make Your Own Instagram Journal
Found it here >> A Beautiful Mess

22. Make them an owl lamp for their new apartment

DIY Owl Lamp

Found it here >> By Wilma

21. Bake them some cookie favours


Found it here >> Studio DIY

20. Make them an organiser to keep all of their tech safe

diy project: vintage book travel-tech organizer

Found it here >> Design Sponge

19. Make a cute envelope for a gift card

Gift Card Envelope DIY

Found it here >> Lime Doodle Design

18. Put a motivational message on a clutch

Add character to a basic clutch in 5 minutes DIY

Found it here >> Paper n Stitch

17. Make them a college survival kit in a mason jar

college survival kit diy graduation gift

Found it here >> Frog Prince Paperie

16. Give some balloons a graduation twist

DIY Graduation Cap Balloon Gift

Found it here >> Giggles Galore

15. Write a message on a chalkboard globe

How to Make a Globe Jotter

Found it here >> Fresh Style

14. Make cute graduation cap stands to serve their cupcakes on

Graduation Cupcake Stands
Found it here >> Paint the Gown Red

13. Make them a gorgeously floral suitcase for their travels

Make Your Own Floral SuitcaseFound it here >> A Beautiful Mess

12. Make a keepsake box out of an old book

Turn a Book into a Keepsake Box
Found it here >> BHG

11. Make your own confetti canons stuffed with dollar bills

DIY Surprise Money Confetti Poppers

Found it here >> Studio DIY

10. Make a mini money card

tutorial: mini grad cards

Found it here >> Little Lovelies

9. Make a box look like a graduation cap and then fill it with money

Graduation Gift Ideas: ConGRADulations! Gift Box

Found it here >> Crafting Unleashed

8. Decorate a mason jar with a Graduation cap then fill it with goodies!

Make a Graduation Cap Mason Jar

Found it here >> Crafting in a Green World

7. Make them some fabulous photo holders that look like macarons!

Macaron Photo Holders
Found it here >> A Kailo Chic Life

6. Decorate a box in their school colours and add a message

DIY Graduation Gift Box

Found it here >> Crafts Unleashed

5. Decorate some oversized letters with family pictures

Graduation Personalized Photo Centerpiece

Found it here >> Tiny Prints

4. Make them a message in a Mason Jar

Message in a Bottle Congratulations  Gift

Found it here >> Chica Circle

3. Give them a necklace made of money

DIY Money Necklace Grad Gift

Found it here >> The House that Lars Built

2. Make a cute grad cap gift card holder

Make a cute grad cap gift card holder

Found it here >> Pitter and Glink

1. Put their favourite quote on a globe

Favourite quote on a globe

Found it here >> No Biggie