Our top presents for less than $100 -
Regardless of age, completing an academic year or program of study is an achievement worthy of praise and celebration.
These new graduates deserve something to commemorate their achievement, especially after all of that hard work and brain power. Whether your graduate is bidding farewell to high school and headed to college for the first time or leaving their undergrad years behind and entering the workforce, He will appreciate gifts that will help him move forward to the next phase of his life.
In this post we've got <$100 graduation gifts ranging from the personalised-keepsake kind to the 'set off on the right foot to the world of work' variety, with some fun, quirky options in the mix as well:
Get your new graduate a hard-working tool with 16 functionalities—pliers, wire cutters, screwdriver, bottle opener, ruler, scissors, serrated knife, and so much more—to tackle any task that the dorm’s building services won’t fix, all tucked into one easy-to-store package.
To buy: $25, homedepot.com.
2. Pike Travel Tote
New graduates need a stylish yet sturdy satchel for all their upcoming adventures. With a canvas-lined interior and vegan-leather handles, this weekender will stand up to lengthy travels. Available in eight colors.
To buy: $98, krochetkids.org.
3. Dinner Made Simple
For graduates heading to college, this cookbook is useful when your freshman gets tired of eating at the dining hall and starts to crave a taste of home cooking. Each chapter focuses on one ingredient—from sirloin to tomatoes—to help the novice chef feel more comfortable in the kitchen. The book includes easy-to-follow recipes for appetizers, main courses, and dessert, as well as indispensable kitchen cheat sheets.
To buy: $15, amazon.com.
4. Conserve Socket
Even when your wall sockets aren’t in use, they’re still using energy. The conserve socket shuts off after a pre-selected time (30 minutes, three hours, or six hours) so that your new grad can conserve energy, save money, and eliminate potential fire hazards when using things like space heaters, toasters, and irons.
To buy: $14, amazon.com.
5. Bartending Glass Set
Your new graduates are not just moving up from their academic life, but also from those plastic red cups they use for drinking. With four different cocktail recipes clearly etched on the side, these low-ball glasses teach how to prep popular spirits, without straying too far out of the comfort zone.
To buy: $20 for four, kikkerland.com.
6. Stamped Leather Passport Cover
A personalized leather passport holder is the perfect travel companion for a newbie jet setter-slash-graduate. Add words like, “see the world,” “adventure,” “wanderlust,” “just go,” or a custom message for a personalized touch.
To buy: $25, shopalwaysrooney.etsy.com.
7. 3D Laser Photo Crystal
Cap off the proud moment with the perfect graduation gift, a commemorative photo crystal with a snapshot of the beaming graduate. This graduation gift is a nice and unique keepsake for your loved one who’s about to conquer the world in college or at work.
To buy: starts at $19, 3dlasergifts.com
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get your new grad something useful and special. All it takes is a bit of thoughtfulness and creativity, and you can get the best graduation gift your money can buy.
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