by Rose Parker
As a college graduation gift for your best friend, you want to get them something that they will remember and cherish. If you're struggling with ideas, check out this list of 27 gifts that are both meaningful and practical. Whether it's their favorite jewelry or a new coffee maker, these gifts are sure to put a smile on their face!
1. Weighted Robe
The first gift on this list is a robe! This is perfect for cold nights spent at home. If they're not the type to make their own, this one has some weight to it and feels like a cozy hug when you put it on. This will make a perfect gift for your best friend - now you can spend a relaxed night together in a cozy outfit.
2. Pajama Set
Pajamas are always a good idea if you're looking for gifts that won't break the bank. This pajama set is perfect because it will work in any season! Keep them cozy and warm, or cool down with this one during summer nights. It is also small enough to be able to pack away when they travel home from college. The perfect gift!
3. A Nice Watch
A watch is an item that will last a long time and can be paired with many different outfits. It's always important to have one on hand! This particular style has three dials, making it easy for her to keep up with the day of the week and date as well as what time it is and it is also water-resistant.
4. A Bag/Purse
Help your best friend keep all of her things organized with this cute and practical bag. There are two smaller compartments, a zipper closure on top, and an adjustable strap that will make it easy to carry around! This is a perfect gift for a graduate, especially for someone who wants to carry a lot of things with them - like all the make-up and skincare.
Whether your friend is moving out of the dorm or heading to live on their own for the first time, sheets are always a great gift! A new set can help someone feel more at home in their new space. If they're creative types, these linen sheets have patterns and colors that would be perfect for them! And if you want something neutral but still high-quality, this luxurious sheet set has an amazing price point.
Earrings are always a great gift for your best friend, and there are so many options! This particular set of earrings is made of sterling silver. Shaped as flower teardrops in many forms, these wonderful earrings come in eight options. So, if your best friend is an earring lover these particular ones would be perfect for them! A real deal.
7. Make-up Set
Make-up sets are also a great gift, and this set is perfect. The inside of the bag has ten compartments for various makeup items as well as one large compartment in the middle to hold brushes. This means that your best friend will have everything they need to put on their makeup with ease! Plus, it's pretty adorable too; so if you're looking for something cute but practical, this is it.
A necklace is a great gift for the woman who has everything. This necklace is simple, but it will make her feel even more beautiful! It would not only be meaningful as part of any college graduation presents; it's perfect for everyday use too. It's versatile and could go with anything from casual outfits to dress-up clothes. Plus, there are so many options that you're bound to find one that makes your best friend happy!
9. Skincare Set
Our personal favorite, this gift is perfect for the woman who likes to take care of herself. We know that college students are often busy, but with a skincare set she can still keep up her self-care routine! This would be one way to show your grad how much you love them and wish them well in their new life ahead.
10. Calm Down Candle
This is a great gift for someone who needs to relax and find peace. The smells of lavender, chamomile, neroli, and sandalwood are perfect for anyone with stress or anxiety. This particular one has a smell of lavender that is both soothing as well as luxurious. If your best friend is someone who loves candles, meditation, and relaxing time, this would be a perfect gift!
11. Creative and Cool Pin Set
If your best friend is someone who loves to doodle, write notes or just express their creativity in general, this pin set of 60 pins and a bookmark will be perfect for them! The colors are bright and fun but also very subtle as well. This would make a great gift that can get her started on all the creative projects she has been waiting to start because it's so versatile.
Who doesn't love getting slippers? They're such a cozy way to spend time at home with friends watching TV or reading while drinking tea together (or wine!). These particular ones have an elastic strap that goes around your back heel which ensures that you will never lose them! This would be a great gift for your friend who just graduated.
13. Eco Dot
We know this is a gift for yourself but if your best friend doesn't have one of these, they're missing out. There are so many reasons why eco dots can be useful and the fact that it's waterproof adds to that list even more. The possibilities are endless with what people like to do while taking baths or showers- listening to podcasts, doing their nails/feet treatments, using face masks...it all fits in here nicely!
14. A Cookbook
This cookbook has over 125 classic recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner from around the world and also includes pictures of every dish. This is a perfect college graduation gift for the best friend who loves to cook or learn how to. The Magnolia Table is a cookbook that will be perfect for a celebration of family and friends - just take it and spend time together cooking.
15. A Wine
What's better than wine? Of course, more wine! Grab some tasty wines from all around the world while giving your grad something they can sip on every day of their life and enjoy it with their favorite food, whether that be pasta or chicken wings. If your best friend is someone who wants to celebrate the beginning of the new chapter, wine is definitely the right choice.
16. Noise-Canceling Headphones
These are great for flights, trains (or any other kind of public transportation), as well as when you're working in an office setting where there might be lots of people talking loudly next door...these will help drown out those voices so you don't have to hear them anymore! Plus, these things are expensive, so they make a great gift that will last for years to come.
17. Coffee Maker
I am not exaggerating when I say this is probably the most life-changing thing you can give someone who loves coffee and is moving out of their parent's house for the first time. They might have roommates or share an apartment with other people who don't like coffee as much as them...so gifts that keep them caffeinated are always appreciated!
18. Fantasy Wireless Charger
This is something that will make someone feel special, especially if they love to travel or are always on the go. It's a really great gift for those who need their phone charged- but not while at work! For someone who just graduated, this may be one of the best gifts given the fact that this generation is a tech lover.
I'm going out on a limb here by saying dresses of any kind would be appreciated because we all know girls love clothes more than anything else. So get them a dress for any occasion, whether it be a cocktail party or a work event. We promise you that this will be one of their favorite gifts, especially that it comes from you!
20. Crop Top
It's been proven time and again that crop tops are the most universally flattering article of clothing. They're also a great way to show off some skin, which is always nice in our opinion! If you have a female best friend who is a graduate, this would make a perfect present for them. There is no such lady who doesn't love a crop top.
21. Print Notebook
A great way to show your grad how much you care is by giving them a personalized notebook. You could even write down notes and memories from throughout the years, or leave some inspiring quotes inside! Furthermore, they can use this as an organizer for their week, month and year, which will be very useful when they are going to find a job.
22. Face Mask
This is a sweet gift to give your college grad. They can use this mask not only for their face but also on other parts of the body! This is great if they are feeling lazy and want some relaxation time with Netflix or Hulu in bed. It's perfect for relaxing after a long day at school or work. It smells really good, too so you know it will be super refreshing.
A painting that your college grad can hang up in their apartment or dorm room is a great gift idea. Painting sets are surprisingly inexpensive and easy to find! The best part about this specific painting set as it doesn't require any other brushes, just what's included with the kit for you to paint right away. A great gift for a grad.
24. Lipsticks Set
When we think of a gift for college graduation, our first thought is that they will be in need of some make-up. A lipstick set with the grad's favorite shades would do great! Lipsticks are always popular and there are many different brands you can choose from. The best part about this specific makeup brand as it has an amazing range of lip colors that go well on all skin tones.
A book is one of the most well-known gifts for college graduates. There are many different types that you can get, such as memoirs, science fiction books, and more! The main thing to consider when getting a book is what type they enjoy reading or would love to read next. Our personal favorite is "Atomic Habits - An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break bad Ones" by James Clear.
26. Weighted Blanket
For those students studying hard night after night, a weighted blanket is a perfect gift. They are designed to help calm your mind and body while sleeping, which in turn helps you sleep better at night too! This will be great for those who have trouble getting up early every morning or even need an extra rest before exams. Simply perfect!
Leggings are a great gift for college graduates. They are comfy and can be worn in many settings, whether it is with jeans or going to yoga class! Not only that they are extremely comfortable, but they also look good. The best thing about these particular ones is that they have pockets! Now you don't have to hold your phone in your hands all the time, plus you can take your lipstick when you walk.
Happy shopping and enjoy your best friend's college graduation.