9 Quality PhD Graduation Gift Ideas

PhD graduation is a substantial life milestone, reflecting years of in-depth academic effort and preparation. It’s an achievement that’s deserving of a nice gift or two, as a show of support for your friend or loved as he or she moves into the professional world. We asked a PhD student adviser to recommend some good picks for any type of PhD graduate. Here’s the list:

Looking for a unique, creative idea that’s sure to delight and surprise? Consider this hand-made PhD book art — the perfect way to congratulate your bookish graduate. Open the book and etched on the pages are the letters “PhD!”

$52.97 USD
$52.97 USD

Whether moving for a job or just finally having time to move about the country, a matching set of luggage is always a welcome gift. Hard sides keep items secure, four spinner wheels make moving around crowded baggage claims easy and 1.5” of expansion space means more room for souvenirs.

Take a look at your new grad’s laptop. At the end of a Ph.D program, it has been through a lot. With student loans, and the time it took to earn that prestigious degree, a new laptop may not be in the budget. Help a new Doc out by starting professional life off with a shiny new MacBook. Whether authoring books, creating graphics, fine art or architecture, this computer has you covered.

$2,399.99 USD

Now that the diploma is on the wall, it’s a great time to upgrade from a backpack or replace the well used messenger bag. This versatile briefcase/crossbody is classy enough for work, but rugged enough for travel. Large enough to hold most laptop computers, the zippered compartments will also securely hold tablets, papers, phones and passports.

$83.99 USD
$83.99 USD

Whether penning a note to a colleague or accepting a speaking engagement, personalized stationery adds a touch of class. Something denoting your graduates new credential will be warmly welcomed. With multiple styles and personalization options, there is something for everyone with this set.

$15.00 USD
$15.00 USD

Personalize these pens with a name, a new business venture or just show off those new credentials. These smooth writing rosewood pens are elegant, refillable and laser engraved, ensuring a long life, even with daily use. Both pens and box can be engraved with characters and emblems for a truly custom gift.

$34.95 USD
$34.95 USD

With a rigorous graduate program behind them, new Ph.D grad may need bit of relaxation. Or, perhaps they need to learn the “game of kings” and business professionals. This 12 piece set by gold giant Calloway, offers everything you need to hit the links today, and make a good first impression

$201.45 USD
$219.99 USD

Too many diplomas spend eternity in an envelope. After all of the hard work, lost sleep and missed events, it’s time to show off that incredibly important piece of paper. Hang it up in style with this Mahogany and gold frame. Multiple sizes available.

$39.95 USD
$39.95 USD

After years of drinking whatever caffeine was available, it may be time to upgrade. Barista quality drinks at the touch of a button, means high quality at home. Let the new Doctor relax and enjoy world class espresso beverages without the coffee shop price tag,

$174.95 USD
$249.95 USD