20+ College Graduation Gifts For Him (That Guys Will Actually Like)


When you have a guy graduating from high school or college, it can be really easy to punt and just give them money, but why not try something a ittle more meaningful or memorable? These gifts from our Artisan Shopping Directory members and partners will fit the bill.

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Gift for a coffee lover.

ceramic pour-over coffee set

This handmade ceramic pour-over coffee set Opens in a new tab.is perfect for anyone who needs some caffeine to get moving in time to make it to their first job after graduation.

Beer lover graduation gift.

coaster with "beer time it's 5 o'clock somewhere" written on them

If your grad was a beer drinker in college (legal age only, of course) then these coasters would be a fun gift.Opens in a new tab.

Stylish decor for a guy.

geometric design curtains in a window

Motor City Design Works has a ton of decor optionsOpens in a new tab. that are both stylish and masculine, including basics like curtains and glassware. Everyone needs curtains, but nobody remembers to buy them until you’re moving in. Be prepared in style!

Candy wraps for the party.

graduation candy bar wrappers

Graduation candy bar wrappers that you can personalize Opens in a new tab.for all of the graduates in your life. Candy bars make handy treats for party guests, classmates, friends, etc., and all of the text is editable! Multiple colors are available.

Modern metal tables and home accessories.

Stainless Steel couch table

BENT makes furniture and home accessoriesOpens in a new tab. from metal, which is a cool look for any new grad’s first apartment. Choose stainless steel or colored options for bookends, side tables, and record racks.

Unique dragon egg for a gamer.

sequin dragon egg

Dragon eggs make the perfect giftOpens in a new tab. due to their unique & imaginative appeal. Symbolizing strength, courage, and power, these mythical treasures resonate with fantasy enthusiasts and symbolize the pursuit of dreams and ambitions.

Customizable domino set.

customizable wood domino set

This wooden domino set is customizable and would be a great gift Opens in a new tab.to give to a graduate who’s going to be traveling. It comes in a wooden case that’s small enough to put in a backpack, so it’s perfect for on-the-go games while you’re spending time on planes or trains, or when you get where you’re going.

Graduate gift wrap.

custom gift bag with graduation year and name on it

These stunning personalized gift bags are sure to elevate your gift giving experience to the next level for the special grad in your life! Available in three sizes, two bag colours and 5 font colours.

Graduation themed wrapping paper.

graduation themed wrapping paper

Elevate your gift-giving game with beautiful designer wrapping paper.Opens in a new tab. Available in multiple patterns, three sizes, and two finishes, this eco-luxury gift wrap is the perfect way to give your favorite graduate a gift that makes a statement, while also being environmentally friendly. Show that special graduate how much you care with the ultimate presentation as well as the most thoughtful gift. 

Gifts for a graduate’s new apartment.

photography of a wild buck elk

For the wildlife lover grad, wall art photography of wild animals from Sandy Dobbs PhotographyOpens in a new tab. would make an excellent gift to decorate a new apartment.

customizable world map with a name and graduation date.

This world map is both inspirational and beautiful. The map can be personalized with the graduate’s name, degree, school and year. You can choose between 2 different antique map color palettes, or you can do custom color combinations if you wish. It’s a gift that they can hang on their wall for years to come.

Small wood sign desk or shelf decor.

Small wooden sign with funny saying on it "be careful when you follow the masses, sometimes the M is silent."

Sage advice for your grad heading out into the world. Mini wood signs don’t take up too much space, so they’re perfect for a dorm room or a small apartment.

Coffee organization for a new apartment.

Coffee pod organizer drawer  and coffee maker

This bamboo coffee pod organizer drawer Opens in a new tab.acts as a storage unit and a stand for the coffee maker, so it takes up less space on the counter.

Wooden trinket dishes.

handmade wooden trinket dish

This handmade wooden trinket dish Opens in a new tab.is great for keys and coins. It’s a useful item that your grad can use for years.

Nautical wall art.

fine art photo of a boat floating on the water

For a grad who’s a beach lover or fisherman, this fine art print of a rowboat Opens in a new tab.would make a nice decor piece for their apartment.

Customized beer mugs and glassware.

beer mug that has still plays with trucks etched into it

For the off-roader or grad who loves his gear, this set of beer mugs is a fun way Opens in a new tab.to show off his interest in “playing with trucks.”

Bar supplies gifts.

glass with drink and cinnamon stick in it

DownWrightBoozy sells drink and cocktail mixes Opens in a new tab.that are both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Having a stock of those on hand will help your college grad throw a party or invite a few friends over for a spontaneous get-together.

Custom pet keychain.

custom pet keychain

Get your grad a keychain or another item with his pet’s portrait hand painted on it. This is a personal gift that he’ll really appreciate.

Unique custom pet portrait.

portrait of a cat in an embroidery hoop

Mariela Felts makes unique custom pet portraits using needle felting techniques.Opens in a new tab. This is another great idea for a grad who’s also a pet owner since you can get a custom portrait of his animal friend.

Viking necklace for men.

wire-wrapped Viking necklace

This artisan labradorite Viking necklaceOpens in a new tab. will make a unique graduation gift for a guy with a boho style. Labradorite has great energy boosting qualities and promotes emotional well being.


Kara Buntin

Kara Buntin has run a profitable home-based business since 1999, and has a background in art, theater design, and cake decorating. She's a top Etsy seller with over 51,000 sales on Etsy and her own website, and helps other home-based business owners with their business goals and SEO. She founded the Artisan Shopping Directory website to promote the artisans who are members of her EShop Success marketing program.

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