Best Graduation Gifts 2024 (UPDATE)

Graduation season is fast approaching once again! Whether it's from high school, university or college, graduating is an incredibly special moment.

Truly, it's not every day that someone graduates. That's why there's no reason to get caught giving a boring old graduation gift. 

With that in mind, here are our top 5 gift ideas for your loved one on their graduation day.

#1. A fresh flower bouquet

Send fresh flowers for Mother's Day. A pink bouquet featuring chrysanthemums and other pink blooms.

No graduation list would be complete without a classic bouquet of flowers! 

Flowers are always a winner on graduation day. There's an option for everyone, no matter your budget or style. The best news is, you can pre-book your Floraly graduation flower delivery right now to ensure it arrives in time for their special day. You can even add extras like chocolates and sparkling wine to make the gift even more special.

When you buy graduation flowers from Floraly, your blooms of choice will arrive in our beautiful signature gift box. As an added bonus, you and your recipient will be glad to know that with every bouquet you purchase, you’re also buying a meal for someone who needs it, through our partnership with OzHarvest.

Not sure which flowers to get? We've got a few recommendations: Try a cheery classic like Sunflowers. Or a gender-neutral favourite: our Seasonal Natives. Or for something really extravagant, we recommend The Paris, a big bouquet that's simply bursting with pretty pink pastels.

For other graduation flower recommendations, check out our blog post on the best flowers to get someone for a graduation.

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#2. Àerre: Affordable Luxury Perfume


Image credit: Àerre

Àerre creates luxury perfumes without the markups, with scents inspired by Tom Ford, Chanel, Baccarat Rouge 540, Le Labo and many more - from $39. It's the perfect gift for someone still finding their favourite scent. 

Àerre believe that luxury should be defined by the quality of the product, not the name on the label, which is why they sources all their scents from Grasse, France - the world's perfume capital. 

All their fragrances are made from safe ingredients, and are colourant & UV filter-free, vegan & cruelty-free, paraben & phthalate-free, and if you're not happy with the scent you choose you can get a 100% refund, no questions asked.

Give your son or daughter a graduation gift they'll remember with Àerre perfume.

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#3. A DIY at-home graduation box

At-home graduation pack

Image credit: Churchill Gowns UK

Can't get the whole family to their ceremony day? Stuck overseas on business? Or simply can't convince Granny to sit on those uncomfortable chairs for 3 hours while listening to, as she put it last time, "some woke hippy talk about the importance of paid paternity leave, while complaining they can't afford to buy an apartment. Just stay at work and you won't have a problem, you entitled bum!"?

Churchill Gowns make an excellent at-home graduation pack, which comes with your degree-specific gowns, graduation hat, decorations, a cute teddy bear and even some delicious chocolate.

Bonus—if you ARE stuck overseas (on business or otherwise), try out Churchill Gowns' sister company, Churchill Gowns UK, who deliver anywhere in Europe!

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#4. A custom pet portrait

custom pet portraits

The perfect gift for the pet obsessed (which, honestly, aren't we all?). Framebird custom design pet portraits make for a really unique gift that your graduate can cherish for years to come.

Framebird custom pet portraits range from modern, stylish illustrations to hilarious depictions of your fur-baby dressed up in almost any costume you can imagine. All the artworks are printed on real canvas. You can get them framed so they're ready to hang, or even printed on mugs or a cool fabric tote bag.

To create a custom portrait, you simply upload a photo of their pet, and Framebird will do the rest! Your portrait will be commissioned to be designed by a real artist, and you'll get final approval on all artworks with unlimited free revisions before printing. 

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#5. A Floraly flower subscription

Send a Floraly Flower Subscription for Mother's Day. Image shows a handheld bouquet in pink, white and green tones.

Flowers and graduations go together like peas in a pod. To make the gift truly memorable, why not go the extra mile? Instead of getting your loved any old flower bouquet for their special day, get them a Floraly flower subscription!

With a Floraly subscription, you can treat them to beautiful, fresh blooms again and again and again, and keep the good vibes coming.

A three-month flower subscription would be a perfect gift for someone who's just completed a three-year undergraduate degree at university. That's one new bouquet for every year they've slogged it out with hard exams! 

There's also nothing quite like celebrating the move out of dingy student accommodations into the real world like having fresh flowers around the house. You can choose one of our seasonal or premium flower subscriptions, starting from just $59 and $79 per month respectively, including delivery. Each bouquet will be sent in our beautifully designed signature gift box and delivered right to their door, so it's like receiving a new gift from you every single month! 

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#6. A painting workshop

painting workshop

Though not as unique as it perhaps was pre-COVID (when we all got stuck at home with nothing to do, and decided to consult our inner Picasso to pass the time), a painting workshop is still a cracking night out for the whole family.

Get everyone together after the ceremony, throw in all the items listed above (yes, you can bring bottles of bubbly to most venues - and why not wear your gown!), and this will make it one night to really celebrate.