by Rose Parker
Graduation is a time of excitement and reflection. It's the end of one chapter in your life and the start of another. But what about gifts, you ask? Do I need to get gifts for my friends who are graduating from Ph.d programs? What can I buy them that they'll actually use? The answer is yes! There are so many helpful gifts out there for Ph.d students that will make their lives easier. In this article, we're going to list 31 Gifts for a Ph.d. Students - everything a Ph.d student needs!
1. Coffee Tumbler
A Ph.d student needs to drink coffee many times because they are so busy and tired. This stainless steel vacuum insulated tumbler is one of the most popular gifts for a Ph.d student because they can drink coffee on-the-go or under their desks while studying without worrying about spilling it all over their laptop. The Rambler will keep their coffee hot for hours and as Ph.d student needs to study, write papers, or do research while sipping a little java! The best part about this product is that it comes with a lifetime warranty from YETI, so they don't have to worry.
2. HD Laptop
This helpful gift for a Ph.d student is perfect for the student on a budget and needs to complete their doctoral studies. This is a really great laptop for Ph.d students looking to participate in some research or take classes online. It has an HP 15-inch display, AMD Ryzen processor and 16GB of RAM. The HDD holds one terabyte of storage which will be plenty for most people's needs, but there is also the option to add more with the SSD. You can also charge this laptop with the included fast charger, which will save you a lot of time and hassle when your battery eventually stops working from overuse.
3. Apple Watch
This Apple smartwatch is the best gift for students who want to be able to stay connected on campus or anywhere in between. The new Apple Watch series offers a lot of great features that make it an even better one-stop device than before, like mobile payments, wireless charging and Siri voice integration. This Apple watch comes in a variety of colors, which is a great way to express your style. They're sure to love it!
4. Language Translator Device
Often Ph.d students need to research in a language not their own. This device can help them read in one place and translate it to another with the press of a button! This pen is not only a translator but also has many other functions. It can be used as an assistance for your reading and translation, highlighter, voice recorder, or even scanner. With this scanner, you can scan a text to a PC or Mac and save it without the need for additional software. The perfect gift to help Ph.d students in fieldwork.
5. Robot Vacuum
Ph.d students spend most of their time in studies. They don't have enough time to clean their rooms ( like law students) . So they must have a robot vacuum cleaner like in their life. This robot vacuum navigates your home by floor tracking sensors. The robot is Wi-Fi connected and can connect with Alexa, so it's easy for them to clean up while other things are going on in their life. The robot vacuum cleaner will automatically empty itself at the end of each cleaning cycle!
6. Voice Recorder
Without the recorder, they would not be able to record in-classroom lectures which is an integral part of their work. With this device, it's easy to make sure that every lecture gets recorded and there are no gaps in their recordings!
This voice recorder is a great gift for Ph.d students. They can record lectures in the classroom and don't need to carry their laptops with them anymore! The voice recorder has an internal microphone, so it captures all of the detail missed by built-in laptops or tablets.
7. Brew Coffee Maker
Be sure to give them a coffee maker that they can't live without! This brew coffee maker is just the right size for a Ph.d student's kitchen. It features an easy-to-read water window and has been designed with safety in mind. The large finger guard allows for safe operation, while its sleek design fits well in any kitchen. This is the perfect gift for the Ph.d student that needs their morning cup of joe to function!
8. Laptop Stand
Working on a laptop for long hours can be very taxing on your back and even lead to neck pain. This laptop stand can elevate the screen, giving you a more ergonomic position, alleviating pressure points on your body, and providing space for you actually to use a mouse! This gift for a grad student in economics ph.d would be convenient because they need to work on their laptop during extended hours. This lightweight, comfortable and portable lap desk is the perfect solution for students.
9. Telescoping Document Tube
This cool gift for a ph.d student must inspire them because they can safely keep their documents. This document tube is a great way to keep important papers and documents organized and in one place. The telescoping design can extend up to 39 inches, making it perfect for storing longer items like diplomas or certificates on the shelf behind your desk or in an office closet. Moreover, it has an adjustable shoulder strap so that you can carry your documents with ease.
10. Sunrise Alarm Clock
Wake up early in the morning to start your day with a fresh body and mind sounds like a long way to go. Studies have shown that exposure to natural light in the morning can reduce people's risk of developing depression. This sunrise wake-up clock gently and smart light creates more comfort for you with the right lighting and ambiance at any time of day. This gift will relax you with soothing content to help you wind down and prepare for sleep.
11. Ph.D. in Progress Keychain
Keep your keys safe with this Ph.d in progress keychain, which is perfect for a doctorate student who will soon be back to work and needs their keys handy at all times. They can carry them on the go! This gift will also remind you of where you want to get up one day-to-day so you can keep on the path to graduation. This keychain is made with stainless steel, so it won't rust and can be used for a long time. The keychain shows how much you care about someone's achievements.
12. Blue Light Blocking Glasses
A ph.d student reads a lot on a laptop, tablet, or phone. They spend a lot of time on the device and are prone to eye strain, headaches, dry eyes, and insomnia. These blue light-blocking glasses help relieve their symptoms by reducing exposure to bright LEDs in front of you when viewing screens for long periods of time. This blue light blocking glasses set helps them to increase focus and reduce eye strain.
13. Foot Pedal Exerciser
Ph.d student doesn't have enough time to go gym or park for exercise. They have to find other ways. This under desk elliptical foot pedal exerciser helps them with it. This compact elliptical exercise machine has a digital monitor that shows a variety of information, including current time, distance traveled, speed and calories burned. Students can adjust the height and use it under their desks while studying or listening to audio lectures.
14. Laptop Bag
Ph.d. student needs to carry a laptop for classes or research lab work. This gift is also a great idea for them because they need a bag with enough room that can fit all of their stuff in one place securely without damaging any electronic device inside. Hence, a laptop bag is the best option. This laptop bag has a foam-padded compartment to keep the laptop safe and secure. This bag also has a trolly strap and a shoulder strap for easy carrying.
15. Massage Pillow
Due to sitting in front of computers or working on research papers for hours, many ph.d suffer from neck pain and backaches. So this deep kneading massage pillow is the best choice for them to relieve stress on their arm joints. They can treat themselves to a relaxing massage any time they want without dealing with the hassle of tangled cords. A heated massager is a great tool that can be used in improving circulation and easing muscle tension.
16. Computer Desk
A computer desk with storage shelves is a convenient addition to any ph.d student's room. The shelves provide an additional area for organizing and storing items that are not currently in use, such as printer paper, pens, books, or even loose change. This desk has many features, including premium-quality wood construction and easy assembly using only a screwdriver. It also features a cable management system to keep wires out of sight.
17. Weighted Blanket
This valuable gift for a ph.d student might be just what they need to get a good night's sleep. An adult-sized weighted blanket is 60" x 80", with 15lbs of premium glass beads, and can help relieve stress from schoolwork as well as muscle pain or discomfort associated with anxiety disorder. Lightweight but durable, this product features an ultra-soft cotton shell for a comforting and cozy feel.
18. Gift Card
If you think you can't choose an appropriate gift for your ph.d loved one, you must think about giving him a gift card. This Amazon gift card is a perfect choice because he can use it for buying anything on Amazon. This card doesn't have any expiration date or any other restrictions. This gift card comes in a graduation cap box so that it will look more er presentable. It will make your loved one feel special!
19. Gucci Bloom for Women
Gucci Bloom for Women is the perfect way to have a fragrance that will last all day. It has floral notes, which are great when you want something light and fresh smelling. This set includes a perfume spray, body lotion and fragrance rollerball. A ph.d student has a hectic schedule, but they deserve to smell their best. Gucci Bloom for Women is great as a graduation gift because it will remind them of the day they got accepted into graduate school and allowed to move on with their life in academia.
20. Phd Student Coffee Mug
A ph.d student need hot coffee during study. With this white coffee mug, they can proudly display their accomplishment with the inscription “Ph.d Taking your B.S. to a new level” printed on them for all to see! In addition, this just right coffee mug makes them laugh and will keep them warm during their dissertation writing. This white ceramic mug is dishwasher and microwave safe and can hold 11 oz coffee.
21. Insulated Lunch Box
An insulated lunch box for an on-the-go ph.d student is a must! This insulated lunchbox will keep their food warm and fresh while they're in the library studying or at school. It has roomy compartments to hold snacks, beverages, utensils, napkins and more with insulation that maintains the temperature of food items. Students don't need to worry about forgetting anything for their lunch because they have enough space to pack it all.
22. Personalized Pen and Pencil Set
A personalized pen set is a desirable option for gift-giving, especially when you're unsure of the recipient's style. This set includes pens and pencils engraved with a monogram or name in 18-karat gold plating on a black resin body. The pen has a fine point while the pencil is standard size. The set comes in a gift box and is available for customization. So you can show your appreciation to your loved one.
23. Custom Name Plate
A personalized nameplate is an easy and thoughtful way to recognize the accomplishments of your graduate. This desk wedge is designed from the finest North American oak and includes personalization of any three lines. Your ph.d friend will love this desk-side tribute. In addition, ph.d student can proudly display their name, degree and graduation date on this beautiful desk wedge and show it off to friends and family.
24. Book Darts Line Markers
A ph.d student bookmark many spots in different books to make notes or highlight important chapters. However, once the bookmark is in place and pages are turned, you can end up with a hard to follow set of loose page clippings. The solution? Book darts line markers! These metal pieces slide under book pages on either side, attaching them. This set of 125 mixed metals Book Darts Line Markers are perfect for keeping track of your place in a book.
25. Portable Thermal Printer
A ph.d student may need a good quality printer that is reliable and speedy to meet all deadlines. There are so many different models on the market today to choose from, but one undoubtedly fulfils all needs of a student. It's perfect for all your printing needs with its duplexing capability as well as a rear tray for A4 size paper. This thermal printer doesn't need ink or toner, which makes it perfect for a student. This printer is cost-effective and environmentally friendly with its very low power consumption and paper usage.
26. Wireless Charge Pad
Student needs to charge their phone at their desk. This wireless charger can charge iPhones as well as other Qi-enabled devices, so it's very convenient for students to have one of these in the lab space or class room. The Mophie Charge Stream Pad+ is a perfect gift idea because it wirelessly charges any phone with QI enabled, almost every popular phone on the market. A wireless charger is compatible with Apple phones, Samsung phones and any other phones. It's also small enough not to take up too much space on the desktop.
27. Graduation Gifts Set
This graduation gift for ph.d students would be memorable because it includes a picture frame, towel scented candle, flower and a marble mug. The towel is made of 100% cotton and the scented candle smells so good. The mug can hold up to 12 ounces. It can be used for coffee or tea in their office break room with this lovely picture frame on the desk. This gift shows your appreciation for their hard work.
28. Apple AirPods
Apple AirPods are wireless headphones that have been engineered to sound as good and fit great. For a ph.d student, these gifts are perfect because they can listen to their recorded lectures or podcasts on the go. If their phone dies, they can plug into anything with a headphone jack and keep listening. The airpod has no wires that mean it will not be tangled in cables and wires.
A Ph.d student needs to have a healthy diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and protein. The NutriBullet extractor makes it easy because they just need to throw the ingredients in the blender for one minute or less and they are done; no cooking required! They can make all sorts of great recipes like smoothies, shakes, soups, and more. This gift will help them to stay healthy and on track with their diet.
30. Coffee Sample Pack
Ph.d students need always be alert and caffeinated because they have a lot of work to do, so this gift will help them stay awake! This book is filled with coffee samples from all around the world; it's full of rich aromas, flavors and colors. It also includes recipes for making great tasting coffee drinks. This variety sampler pack is perfect for any coffee lover.
If you're shopping for a ph.d student, this is the one gift they'll never forget. It's always good to support your favorite professors with gifts of appreciation and especially at graduation time when their years of dedication are rewarded! This t-shirt features "Phinished" in honor of having finished their dissertation. Their graduation day is coming soon and they deserve a celebration. You can customize this shirt according to their choice. Moreover, this shirt comes in every color, size and for all genders.
A Phd. student works hard for a long time to gain success. It's the ultimate achievement of intellect and knowledge. But it also takes an emotional toll, too. It can feel difficult or even impossible at times. But they do it because they believe in themselves, and know that anything is possible with perseverance! We can appreciate them with gifts.
There's a lot of gifts for Phd. students. These student gifts are great graduation gifts or thank-you gifts to show appreciation and love. We hope you will choose one from this list to surprise them.
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