By Jay

May 11, 2019


Graduation time is always a large part of anyone’s life, signifying the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. These gifts are meant to for men, anywhere from eighteen to twenty-three years old. Fresh out of either high school or college, help boost their self-confidence with the perfect present. While it can be challenging to know what to get them, we took a poll of 2,149 male university students to see what they would prefer best and came up with the following list of gifts, perfect for graduation.

Data Backed: 2,149 Graduating Young Men Polled

We don't just pull our lists out of thin air, we use data and real-life polling to compile our lists.  This helps us ensure accuracy and quality and increases your chances of finding a gift that is sure to fit your graduate.

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A Nice Watch

Men's Ultra-Thin Watch, Stainless Steel Slim Men Watch,Men's Fashion Minimalist Quartz Watch,Blue/Black Face Black Milanese Mesh Band Blue(6mm-69.5g)

Now that he will be independent and on his own, give him something to show off for his accomplishments. An ultra-thin watch has a unique fashion style associated with it and comes in multiple designs and colors, to make sure he has the perfect one.

Cheese Board and Cutlery Cracker Serving Set

Kagura Bamboo Cheese Board Cracker Serving Cutlery charcuterie Set with Slide-Out Drawer Plate Knives kit - Large

Perfect for the adult who wants to show off at their new dinner parties, the Kagura Bamboo Serving Cutlery set is made of the highest quality. It comes in a clean, professional box and can serve as a centerpiece at any party. 

Luggage and Carry-On Set

Kenneth Cole Reaction Out Of Bounds 3-Piece Lightweight Hardside 4-Wheel Spinner Luggage Set: 20" Carry-On, 24", & 28"

Traveling is a large part of growing up, and getting them a luggage set can show that you are ready for them to explore more of the world. Coming in many different colors, the three-piece luggage set from Kenneth is made to last, a good option for anyone who wants to have a portable method of taking their goods with them as they go around the world. 

Leather Wallet

Slim Wallet RFID Front Pocket Wallet Minimalist Secure Thin Credit Card Holder (Dark Brown)

Let him understand his independence by buying him a new wallet, one that is stylish and durable. Wallets are able to keep hold of essentials such as credit cards and money, all while ensuring that it is a thoughtful gift as you can pick the perfect one for him.

Dinnerware Set of 18

AmazonBasics 18-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 6

Surprise your loved one with a dinnerware set for six after their graduation to help make their move into their first apartment or home easier. This set is safe for dishwashers, microwaves, and freezes as well as being made of AB-grade porcelain and being BPA-free.

Portable Car Charger

Car Charger, Ainope 4.8A Aluminum Alloy Car Charger Adapter Dual USB Port Fast Car Charging Mini Flush Fit Compatible iPhone Xs max/XR/x/7/6s, iPad Air 2/Mini 3, Note 9/Galaxy S10/S9/S8 – Black

Once again, these are both practical as they are excellent, and a good one can ensure that he has a way to power his phone in the worst situations. This one is small and thumb-sized, coming with two ports to charge multiple devices at once.

Sunbeam Heated Blanket

Sunbeam Heated Blanket | 10 Heat Settings, Quilted Fleece, Newport Blue, Twin

Help them relax with the famous Sunbeam Heated Blanket, made with over ten heat settings and an automatic shut-down time after ten hours. Made entirely of polyester and with a quilted design, it is sure to bring comfort to anyone, no matter the time or occasion. 

Designed Leather Coasters

Leather Coasters with Holder Set of 6,Marble Coasters for Drinks,Funny Housewarming Gift,Round Cup Mat Pad for Home and Kitchen

Give him a taste of style and high quality by getting some coasters. These are double-sided and made of leather, a beautiful design that still insulates the drink and keeps condensation from collecting on the table. 

Fitbit Fitness and Health Tracker

Fitbit Inspire HR Heart Rate & Fitness Tracker, One Size (S & L bands included), 1 Count

By getting them one of these trackers, you will be encouraging them to begin an active life, a crucial part of living a long time. Not only can it track steps, distance, hourly activity, and heart rate, but it also has a setting for monitoring sleep and logging those hours. 

Periodic Table Coffee Mug

Periodic Table Coffee Mug - High Quality Printing - Ceramic Mug 11 Ounces

Bring a smile to their face as you give them a coffee mug with a chemistry related pun, and wait for them to laugh whenever they see it. Not only is it useful, but the cute mug can fit into any home scenery easily, adding to their dishware for when they finally move out. 

Fancy Dress Shoes

Bruno Marc Men's DP Lace Up Oxford Dress Shoes

Help him begin his journey of conquering the world by purchasing a pair of dress shoes. With a rubber sole and breathable leather, these are made to ensure that he will be comfortable for his job interview or presentation, as well as show him how much you care about his appearance.

Farm Steady Fresh Cheese Making Kit

Farm Steady - Fresh Cheese Making Kit

Help them tap into their inner artists as you get them a cheese making kit, perhaps to go along with the cheese board that you got them. From Farm Steady, this kit will amuse them for days while giving them a tasty reward at the end; maybe they will even find a new hobby with this kit! 


The 30-Minute Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 101 Easy, Flavorful Recipes for Lifelong Health

A cookbook is perfect for anyone looking to start in the kitchen, and we all know that cooking saves money, especially when the alternative is eating out. Purchase a 30 minute Mediterranean Diet to help him spice up his meals, all at a low, affordable cost.

Cartman Orange Toolbox

CARTMAN Orange 39-Piece Tool Set - General Household Hand Tool Kit with Plastic Toolbox Storage Case

Help them prepare for the real world by getting them a toolbox with easily accessible tools for any emergency at home or small repairs that they want to do. With the devices heat treated and chrome plated, they aim to meet all ANSI standards while ensuring that they last for a long time. 

Minimalist Art Journal

Minimalism Art | Classic Notebook Journal, Size: 5" X 8.3", A5, Yellow, Dotted Grid Page, 192 Pages, Hard Cover/Fine PU Leather, Inner Pocket, Quality Paper - 100gsm | Designed in San Francisco

Get him a dot grid journal so that he has a way of writing down his thoughts as well as drawing planners to make sure he completes his most important tasks. Journals are useful for everyday purposes, and with 192 pages a 100gsm paper, it will last him a long time.

Vintage Canvas Laptop Messenger Bag

Messenger Bag for men,Kabden 14 inch Laptop Shoulder Bag Vintage Canvas Satchel Crossbody for Laptop Business School and more (GREY)

Help them out by giving a practical gift for carrying their laptop around, a necessary part of the day for anyone who needs to travel to meetings or wants to be productive during their time on the subways. The sewing line and splice are fine and detailed, while the shoulder strap is wide to ensure maximum comfort.

Plambag Canvas Sling Backpack

Plambag Canvas Sling Backpack One Strap Travel Sport Crossbody Bag Grey

On the other hand, for those who prefer something more old fashioned, a Plambag Canvas Sling Backpack works as well, made with the highest quality leather and materials. With two buckles that open and close easily, this bag is usual for any daily activities that they may want to take part in. 

Business Card Printables

Avery Printable Business Cards, Inkjet Printers, 1,000 Cards, 2 x 3.5, Heavyweight (8471)

Perhaps you want to spark their entrepreneur side by buying them materials for them to create their own business cards so that they can make a living in the way that they want. From a trusted brand, Avery Printable Cards are meant to have a professional finish and are made in the standard, 2 x 3.5 business card size.

DreamSky Alarm Clock

DreamSky Decent Alarm Clock Radio with FM Radio, USB Port for Charging, 1.2" Blue Digit Display with Dimmer, Temperature Display, Snooze, Adjustable Alarm Volume, Sleep Timer.

Get an alarm clock for them to help them keep track of time and make sure they are never late to any necessary appointments or meetings, an essential part of becoming a working adult. This clock has a USB charging port and an adjustable alarm sound to make it easy and accessible for him to use. 

Echo Dot Third Generation

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Heather Gray

Echo Dot’s are growing more popular as a smart home speaker, coming from the Amazon company. With over fifty thousand skills, it can manage lights, thermostats, and locks from a distance so that he can rest assured and live in peace with little stress.

Amazon Gift Card in a Graduation Cap Box Gift Card in a Graduation Cap Box

Perhaps the best way to show that you trust their judgment and their future decisions are by buying them an Amazon gift card so that they can make their own choice for what to buy. It even comes in a graduation cap box with no extra charge and no expiration date, in addition to no fees.

Instant Cooking Pot

Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer

An instant pot is famous for being one of the most natural and most versatile pots to use in the kitchen, perfect for any beginner chef. Help him get a head start with the cookbook and this pot, and ensure that he can save money by making his own food rather than eating out; this pot helps him develop life skills that every blossoming young adult needs.

Buttoned Down Silk Necktie

BUTTONED DOWN Men's Classic Silk 3" Necktie, navy/pink flowers, Regular

Get them an Amazon-branded button down tie to help them get ready for the future interviews, as an addition to the dress shoes that you may want to buy. These come in dozens of patterns so that you can pick one that matches their attitudes perfectly.


There are still dozens of gifts that would make the perfect present for his graduation day, whether you are his mom or his girlfriend, his best friend or his grandparent. These gifts are timeless and serve as the perfect way for them to remember you and understand how much you care. Whether it is to get them ready for their future business or helping them settle into a new home, these gifts are practical and useful. It makes sense why everyone polled seemed to lean heavily towards these gifts.

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