You’ll love these DIY graduation gift ideas. Find the perfect graduation gift for that special graduate in your life and give a memorable, handmade gift to celebrate a milestone!
It’s graduation season. Have your local schools held graduation yet? Ours will very soon, so I thought I’d put together a list of DIY graduation ideas to get your gift-giving juices flowing. Celebrate the graduate with a thoughtful and fun handmade gift.
Give your graduate a candy bar lei to wear during the graduation ceremony. There’s also instructions on how to add money to the candy bar lei.
Every grad appreciates a gift card. Give it in style with this printable taco gift card holder. Hilarious!
Graduation is a time to look to the future. Remind your grad of all the good things to come with this cute personalized mug.
Cash is the best gift, but no need to give it in a boring way. I love this clever light bulb gift!
Or give your graduate a variety of candy and maybe a little cash too in this cute bottle gift.
A journal is such a great gift for graduation. Talk about a time in life you’ll always want to remember!
Graduates these days have a million photos on social media. Why not grab some of their favorite pics from their profile and cover a notebook with them?
This change jar is perfect for graduates heading to college. Those quarters will come in handy at the laundromat.
Is your graduate leaving the state? This gift would remind them of home.
The umbrella is handy and the cash is much appreciated.
Your graduate probably has a bunch of shirts from high school, especially if they were involved in extracurricular activities. Turn them into a quilt full of memories!
Can you really ever have too many cute ideas for giving cash? I love this pizza box idea!
Whether they use it in college classes or just write down grocery lists, every grad can use a cute notebook.
Emergency money… they’re probably going to need it!
Love this graduation jar and the saying that goes with it.
Make a money lei they can wear during the graduation ceremony!
I love a good pun and this one would be a perfect gift if you have a big group of grads to find gifts for.
Wrap up a giant candy bar and bam… cute graduation gift idea!
This quote from Dr. Seuss is a classic for a graduation gift.
Gather favorite photos and send them off with your graduate so they’ll think of home often.
Who wouldn’t want this candy topiary?! I would have been the most popular girl in the dorms if I had shown up with a candy tree!
Another great and classic gift for any occasion is a candy bouquet. I love how they used a mug as the base for this one.
Give the graduate custom luggage tags… and slip them a gift card or cash too.
This is such a clever gift. Fill each pocked of a hanging organizer with college essentials like laundry quarters, gift cards, pens, Tide pens, and whatever else a college kid might need.
Or fill a water bottle with quarters. Both are super useful when you’re living in the dorms!
Another good punny gift is this laundry gift idea.
Make a wreath out of gift cards, encouraging notes and cold, hard cash.
Save that tassel and display it next to a photo from graduation day. This would also make a great graduation party decoration.
Who wouldn’t want a party-in-a-box? Such a fun gift idea!
You can never have too many tumblers in my opinion and their so fun to give as gifts. Fill them with a few treats, a pack of gum, a gift card, or whatever, and you have a perfect gift for any occasion!
I hope this fun list has helped you come up with a creative graduation gift idea. Happy crafting!