Great Graduation Gifts for This Academic Year

If someone special in your life is graduating this year, show them how proud you are by giving them a celebratory graduation gift. We've put together a few ideas that are bound to impress!

A Surprise Party

Graduation celebrations don't need to be confined to one day, so why not throw a surprise party for the lucky graduate in the days before or after the event? It's a great opportunity for everyone who can't attend the ceremony to congratulate them on their achievements. If baking is your thing you could even make them graduation themed cupcakes, or if you're more challenged in the kitchen you can buy a ready-made personalised graduation cake-topper 

Keep things simple with the Churchill Gowns home graduation gift set, which includes everything you need to make their home celebration as special as the official one. It includes graduation themed decorations, a degree scroll prop for photos, a cute graduation teddy bear and a box of chocolates.


In many parts of the world a bouquet of flowers is the traditional gift to give a new graduate, and they make a great addition to graduation photos! Chances are you will have a local florist who will put together a beautiful bouquet for you, or you could make your like easier and have them home delivered by Bloom and Wild or Floraly.

Floraly Flowers

Letterbox flowers from Floraly, £40

A Graduation Photo Shoot

A 21st century grad wants a stunning set of graduation photographs, to share their achievements with their followers on social media. Book a graduate a one-hour professional photo shoot as a gift and they are sure to thank you!

When you book your graduation photo shoot with us all the hi-res digital images are included so they will have a lovely set of pictures to turn into a graduation album or share online. The graduate can choose a location of their choosing, such as a beautiful building on campus, making boring studio backgrounds a thing of the past!

Churchill Gowns Graduation Photo Shoot

One hour professional graduation photo shoot from Churchill Gowns, £109

Decor for their New Home

For many young people graduation marks the point at which they leave student halls behind and make a home of their own, so what better way to celebrate this new chapter than with a piece of meaningful home decor. It could be something related to their time at university, such as a frame in which to display their degree certificate or graduation photos, or an illustration of the place where they completed their studies. Or for an animal-loving grad you could get them a custom print of their beloved pet from Framebird!

Graduation Frames

Left: graduation frame from Churchill Gowns, £74 / Right: Bournemouth illustration from Etsy, £5.95

Their Graduation Gown

What better memento is there of graduation than the academic gown itself? The gown, cap and hood will be a long lasting reminder of what they achieved, and hood is unique to the university they attended and the degree they were awarded making it truly personalised.