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21 Graduation Gifts Your Boyfriend Will Love (+What to Avoid)

Looking for just the right graduation gift idea for your boyfriend? We researched over 500 gift options and narrowed them down to 21 top picks for every type of boyfriend – all under $50. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, we have 40+ more boyfriend gift picks for any occasion.

Is your boyfriend graduating with a professional degree? Check out our law school, business school, and medical school graduation ideas. If he’s graduating from high school, have ideas too.

Lego Graduate
A fun, unique gift with retro vibes that’s perfect for that Lego lover at heart. A great way to bridge the childhood and adult worlds, while reminding him not to forget the former.
Hotter by One Degree Tee
Tell him how attractive his new degree makes him with this fun, cheeky t-shirt that’s sure to elicit a good laugh. Available in five colors with a light weight fit.
Personalized Pocket Knife
Need a quality gift with an extra personal touch that can arrive in 1-2 days? This laser-engraved red maple pocket knife is a life-long gift that he’ll be sure to remember you by always. With fast shipping, you’ll get it in time for his graduation.
Miss Your Face Candle
Graduation can often mean the start of a long distance relationship for couples – whether moving on to college, or a career in another city. Keep yourself in his thoughts with this nice-smelling candle that says “Miss Your Face.”
Long distance letters
Planning a serious long distance relationship? Consider this jar full of fun notes he can open when he’s missing you. It contains 31 lovey messages such as “I’ll always be here for you” and “I love you the way you are.” Mix in some Hershey kisses too!
Oh the places mug
A cute graduation gift idea for him, this mug is even shaped like it belong in a Dr. Seuss book. Add some candy and wrap it up in a bow!
3D Moon Lamp
How about an awesome decoration for his dorm room next year? This 3D moon lamp will light up his nights with thoughts of your love. You might even want one too.
Destinations of a Lifetime
School is over and now the world is his to explore. Inspire his wanderlust (and your own) with this fabulous book featuring gorgeous photos of the world’s top places to visit.
Watch Box Organizer
Now that he’s out in the real world, he needs to get is stuff together. Help him keep organized with this leather watch display box. Also includes space for keys, passports, etc. Looking for more watch boxes? Check out our top picks.
If you’ve found your soulmate and nothing is going to keep you apart, consider a scrapbook with photos commemorating all your fun adventures, dances, etc. We love this Up-themed photo book for its fun vibe and positive message.
I love you picture frame
Have the perfect photo of you two together? Get it printed and put it in this quality frame that expresses how much you love him.
Duel key chain set
These funny key chain puzzle pieces symbolize your special connection, no matter how far apart the road takes you. Great for couples with a sense of humor.
Well Deserved Flask
Help your 21+ boyfriend celebrate graduation in style with this classy stainless steel flask. Well made with a leak proof cap and funnel for ease of pouring.
Brass Sundial Compass
Set your boyfriend on the right path post graduation with this fabulous hybrid sundial/compass. It makes a great desk accessory, a true memento keepsake that won’t break the bank. A great idea for someone who loves the outdoors.
Premium Tie Gift Set
Help him get ready for serious adulting with this professional business attire box including three ties, cuff links, pocket handkerchiefs and more. And selfishly, you’ll enjoy how good he looks all dressed up with these.
Emergency snack kit
If your boyfriend is heading off to another college and you’re not sure you’ll remain together, consider a fun gift such as this emergency snack kit. He’ll appreciate your sense of humor and it won’t make you seem too clingy. In this situation, we’d avoid giving promise bracelets or the like.
I pick you guitar pick
If your graduating boyfriend plays the guitar, or if he just happens to love music, you must get him this sweet guitar pick he’ll always remember you by when jamming out. See our full list of gift ideas for guitar players.
Personalized humor book by profession
Personalized humor book by profession – Looking for a unique, personalized gift idea for your boyfriend graduating from college? These booklets from Unconditional Rosie are designed for 12 different professions ranging from accounting to physical therapy. A great way to show how much you care about his new career.
Engraved Watch
While most watches with engravings will cost you upwards of $100, this quality bamboo watch allow to print any short message on the back at a great price. A great keepsake graduation gift idea and he’ll appreciate the personal touch.
Lawyer Cuff Links
If your boyfriend is graduating from law school, consider this fun pair of cuff links that say “keep calm, I’m a lawyer.” A subtle way to show him you’re the calming influence in his life. Check out our full list of law school graduation ideas.
Star Wars Card
Is your guys a Star Wars fan? Look no further than this quality card that reads “A grad like you is impressive. Most impressive” on the interior.

What should you avoid giving your boyfriend for graduation? We recommend avoiding any advice books or monogrammed bathroom stuff.

You might also be interested in our list of year end gift ideas for teachers or our list of graduation gift ideas for him.