Graduation is always a special moment in every student’s life. You know how important it is for your boyfriend and you want to do everything in your power to make it even more special.
Gift him something that would increase his happiness in his graduating moment and will forever be stored in his heart as a beautiful memory.
College Graduation Gift Ideas for Boyfriend
Blazer– A blazer is a must-have in every man’s wardrobe. It makes him look classy and formal and the best thing about buying a blazer and not a complete suit is that he would be able to pair it up with other pieces of clothing in his wardrobe and make new outfits every day. Pick a color he would love and maybe a pattern he would enjoy.
Shirt– A good shirt always completes an outfit. When it comes to shirts, nothing beats a good, white formal shirt but you could even try other colors like black, navy, and sky blue if he already has the others. Something that fits him well and he would feel comfortable wearing.
Shoes– There is no substitute for a good and elegant-looking pair of shoes. The first thing that people notice about your outfit is the shoes and one must always have a few pairs of elegant shoes in one’s wardrobe. Now that he has graduated, he would have to attend a lot of formal events and a pair of formal shoes will do him good.
Tie– The days of t-shirts and hoodies are way past him and it is time for him to switch to shirts and ties. Ties always add that extra bit of style to a formal outfit and are a great space for creativity. Even when he is going for the classic black suit, he can always turn things up with a red tie or maybe even a patterned one.
Pocket squares– Pocket squares, along with a few other accessories complete the vibe of a suit. Formal and upright, pocket squares can always be experimented with, a few different colors or maybe a variety of patterns, she can never have enough pocket squares, get him a few now.
Glasses– Be it his reading glasses, his sunglasses, or just plain frames to add structure to his face, get him whatever you think he will like to wear daily. Especially, now that he has already graduated, he should look more mature and grown-up and the right pair of glasses will help him add to his personality.
Belt– A belt to match with his shoes, his watch, and finally bring his formal outfit come together beautifully. Leather is always the tried and tested way to go and start with the age-old and responsible black and brown will never fail you. The days of jeans and shorts are behind him and it is high time he switched to some formal trousers and belts.
Socks– A man can never have enough socks in his wardrobe because of two things. One, he will keep misplacing them, and two, because he wears socks almost every day and needs one for every event in his daily routine. Be it the gym, the office, or maybe even just hanging out with his friends, socks are a constant and help him out by giving him a bunch of them on his graduation.
Hat– A hat might not sound like something you would gift to a graduate but in this new phase of his life, he would need this. Enough of basketball caps and snapbacks, it is time for him to fill in the big boy shoes and a hat is a good place for him to get started.
Watch– A classic analog watch will beat any competition any day. Something that is a classic, goes with his outfits and he would be comfortable wearing. Leather and silver belts are always a good option but black metal has also been in trend recently and there are several trustworthy brands out there that would make your job easier.
Magazines– What does anyone need after completing his graduation? Opportunities, chances to prove himself, or even more important, to find a suitable workplace. Get him enrolled for a magazine subscription which would provide him with all the job opportunities and related information.
A car– To start with a new phase in his life, on this new journey, having some wheels would surely make it easier. It might sound like a big investment but it is worth the effort. He needs to learn to handle responsibilities well and this is going to do just the job.
Phone– When has a human being not felt excited about receiving a new gadget, especially a new mobile phone? Lots of new features, more processing power, and more importantly, better camera and performance. He needs to stray in touch with the technological advancements and he cannot do that with an obsolete phone.
Tablet– A tablet comes in real handy when you want a mobile and a laptop in a single gadget. You can easily attach a mouse and a keyboard to make it a pc and using it all by itself will make you feel like using a mobile phone just with a bigger screen. Also, makes up for great gaming and movie experience on the side.
Trousers– Some formal trousers or suit pants as they call it, to match with all his shirts and blazers and add color to his wardrobe. The classic black and navy are always great but do not shy away from experimenting with maroon, olive, or even some pinstripes for that matter, as long as it fits right, he will be delighted.
Motivational books– Any graduate needs to know what he wants to do in life. Is he good at something? He should listen to what his heart says. Such problems or conflicts can be easily taken care of with some good, motivational books.
Playlist– A good playlist will always be a life savior in every situation. Be it workload, stress, or even when he just wants to relax, good music will always have him covered, give him the playlist of his now so that he does not have to suffer later.
Bouquet– The most common and effective gift for graduation. Some beautiful flowers with a sweet message wishing him luck for the future. Write the note yourself and pick a bouquet with all the flowers he would love.
Greeting card– A handmade and handwritten greeting card wishing him well and hoping for success in whatever he decides to do later on in his life would touch his heart. Do not forget to tell him that you love him and expect him to great things in life for that extra bit of motivation that he needs right now.
Work bag– A compact for him to carry to his workplace every day and something that can come in handy to carry things home. Not too sporty but just formal enough to be carried to office.
Leather bag– A leather bag is a must-have for anyone serious about his career. It makes him look very formal and adds character to his outfit. It gives off a vibe of being very responsible and trustworthy and serves the purpose of carrying your daily essentials to the office.
Wallet– A classic leather wallet should be owned by every grown-up man. It not only helps you carry around your cards and some cash but all in all, helps you get organized in life and makes you more careful.
Card case– A card case for your credit or debit card, your business card, or every other important card like your id or driver’s license is very essential. It is easy to carry around and does not bulge out and makes your pocket look fatter like a normal wallet.
Laptop– Gifting him a new laptop after graduation would be the best gift idea that you can give him. Ever one needs and owns a laptop these days and he might need an update in his tech now that he would be handling much more important task and jobs right now.
Headphones– Some noise cancellation headphones for him to attend all those important online work meetings without being disturbed by his surroundings. Even when just hanging out by himself and wanting to cool off, these headphones would be of great help. Get him a pair now.
Voice assistant– Voice assistants are very popular these days. Something to help him sort his day and make his day easier with just a command with his voice. They are practically personal assistants who help you throughout. Alexa or Siri is always a great option.
Coasters– Coaters have a lot of room for creativity plus they add a special touch to home décor. Customize them with a quote or a picture that would make him drink water and stay hydrated at all times.
Streaming stick– These sticks bring all the different streaming platforms under one roof and make your life easier. Netflix and chill even more fun with this and it is time for you to gift him one right now.
Lifestyle subscriptions– A subscription for monthly clothing packages, grooming kits, body care kits, or even shoes or socks would be a great idea for a gift. One needs to constantly keep evolving and not saturate at a single point. These packages are very experimental and customized to suit your needs and will serve the purpose right.
Instant pot– An instant pot is a kitchen accessory that helps you in cooking things like rice, ramen, noodles, stew, soups, and other such dishes. A single pot for everything, just add all the ingredients and let it cook. Best for someone who does not like to spend too much time cooking but enjoys a hearty meal.
Cufflinks– Cufflinks are a great tool to take your formal outfit to the next level. They make the sleeves look clean and crisp and add that extra bit of color to a boring outfit. Plus, they can be easily customized to suit one’s style. Get him a few pairs.
Day planner– A day planner will help him get organized and will also help him maintain a routine for his day. He can note the plan for the day and act accordingly without being late or wasting any time. A great gift for someone who is just starting his career.
Cleaning service– Cleaning can be a tiresome task and when he is busy with his work, he might forget about taking care of his health let alone take care of the house. Do him a favor and order him a cleaning service to take care of the place on his behalf so that he stays in a fresh, positive, and motivating environment.
Gym membership– A gym membership is a must-have for any adult. A great mind lives in a healthy body and for one to be productive and active at all times, he needs to be physically fit. The problem however is not getting the membership but is pushing him to go to the gym.
Suit– Nothing can beat a man in a well-fitted suit. When he looks sharp, he is booming with confidence and will feel good about himself. Also, any man looks his best in a suit and it is your job to find him on right now.
Coffee maker– Coffee is a drink that he cannot live without. He needs a cup first thing in the morning and a cup every few hours t keep him going. Gift him a coffee machine to keep him caffeinated, exactly the way he likes.
Briefcase– A small briefcase that he can carry to his workplace with all the right documents, tools, and everything that he needs throughout the day. It looks formal and will set him apart from the rest.
Suitcase– A suitcase is really important for anyone who is a frequent traveler. A case to fit in all the clothes and other essentials that he needs for a few days trip would be a great gift idea especially now that he might be traveling a lot.
Travel bag– Graduation is over and a lot of traveling awaits him. While you might not be able to accompany him on all his trips, you can try and make the journey easier by gifting him a travel bag to help him carry all his essentials. Don’t forget to add a sticker with his name on it.
Toiletries bag– A toiletries bag is a must-have whenever traveling. It contains all the necessary things one needs while traveling and it can be a real hassle preparing one of these. Make him one now before he beards his next flight.
Guitar– Life can get boring without a hobby and after a person has graduated and is looking to build a career, he must have a few things in his life that make the journey fun. If he happens to be a music lover, gift him a guitar or any other musical instrument for that matter.
Alarm clock– An alarm clock is the best and worst friend of people who love to spend those extra five minutes in bed. It is a true friend as it wakes them up on time and helps them be in the place where they need to be but are super irritating to wake up to. It is a necessary evil and you know he has to have one or he will be late every single day.
Wall clock– Gifting someone a wall clock is a sign of growing up and being more responsible. It will tell them about the places that they need to be in and to always be on time in and out of the house. Get him something interesting, the digital wall clocks are always a favorite.
Fitness tracker– Most adults face health issues, it is either their stomach or their mind, or something else. Get him a fitness tracker now that you know how busy he will get. So much so that he might even not find time to take care of his health let alone monitor it. This tracker is going to do its job for him and it even looks stylish on the wrist in some activewear.
A record– For a music lover, collecting records of their favorite bands or artists can be quite a hobby and to make his graduation, even more, special, a customized record would be the ideal gift.
Grooming kit– He needs to accept the fact that boyhood is behind him and it is finally time for him to act more responsible. How does he do that? The first step is to start taking good care of himself, his health, his skin, and his body. This grooming kit will always make him look clean, sharp, and more presentable. It is the gift that he needs this time in his life when he has to present himself well to get better opportunities,
Cookbook– Soft skills like cooking and cleaning should be learned by all. While cleaning does not that much skill or practice, cooking is exactly the bang opposite. It takes a lot of time, effort, patience, and practice for one to prepare just a single proper meal, and to help him on this journey, a cookbook would be the right first stepping stone.
Speakers– To help him with all those important zoom calls and office meetings that he would soon be attending and to even help him just relax and vibe to the music he prefers, some loud and clear speakers would be an ideal gift. A good pair of speakers make anyone’s life easier.
Diary– The habit of writing one’s thoughts down has more upsides than you know of. Firstly, it makes the person more calm and peaceful. Secondly, the person does not angry or agitated that easily and becomes more patient. It is a great stress buster and makes up for a great place of creativity. Hook him to this habit by gifting him a personal diary and encourage him to write.
Kindle– As much as he enjoys holding a paperback or a hardcover and feeling the essence of a book, kindles are sadly a more practical option. Millions of books in just a few inches worth of your physical reach and extremely easy to carry around. You know how much he enjoys reading and now you also know what gift should you get him on graduation.
Vouchers– When it comes to shopping, guys love vouchers and coupons just as much as girls. Be it for some shoes, a game, or maybe even some clothes or electronics, they will have it all. Get him some shopping vouchers for his graduation and make shopping easier.
Toolkit– A man should be handy with everything in the house. You can’t call a professional to help you out every time something malfunctions in the house. Be it a bulb, some lights, a table, or even the doorbell, he would have taken care of everything only if he had the right tools, and you know where to get him those.
Work out gear– He needs some clothes to help him work out, stay in shape, and to be active all the time. Some workout clothes that fit him right and he feels comfortable in would be a great gift.
Protein shake– All his muscles that only add to his good looks don’t come sitting down. He has put in the effort every single day to get them and would love to keep it that way. While you can’t help him much in his workout, what you can do is monitor his diet and make sure he is hitting his protein goal by gifting him some protein shake.
Diet plan– Prepare a diet plan for him and get him off the junk and the fast food that is hurting him. The first step to a healthy and long life is a good diet plan and since he won’t do it himself, you need to get strict.
Table lamp– For all those late-night projects and topics that he would soon be working on, this lamp is a must-have. Something not too bright but just dim enough to make things visible and easy to work with without must strain in the eyes.
Pen-A pen not only becomes a part of a good outfit but comes in handy in all situations at the workplace. The pen is a great gift now that he has finally graduated and is a grown-up now.
Wardrobe makeover– It is time to put all those catchy t-shirts, and distressed jeans to the side and become sober and formal in life. You can have fun in life but not anymore when it comes to your clothes. Get him a complete wardrobe makeover and help him dress like an adult even if he does not behave like one now. You have to start somewhere and this is the right place now.
Shirt stays– Shirt stays are a life savior, they keep your shirt tucked in and do not allow the extra fabric to bulge out from the sides and make the outfit look clean and crisp at all time. Get him one now as he would be wearing shirts more often now.
Suspenders– Suspenders look great if done right and you know his style enough to know that he would look great in them. Get him a few to match with his shirts, now that he’ll be finally willing to wear them. Contrary to popular opinion, they look amazing even without the blazer.