23 Graduation Gifts That Are More Useful Than a Degree

The best graduation gifts for him—or anyone for that matter—usually tick off these three boxes: They’re well-made or special in some sentimental sort of way, useful to him in whatever phase comes next, and a little bit outside of his budget while still being reasonably within yours. Whether your new grad is out of high school and college-bound, a college student finally entering the professional world, or maybe even wrapping up a later-in-life degree, he deserves the good stuff: a personalizable keepsake, a swanky new ride, the rockstar boots, or some price-y home upgrades that he can use to pad out his first apartment. Here are a couple stylish ways—the best graduation gifts for him—to celebrate his hard work without going so far as to pay off his student loans. Of course, he’d probably appreciate that, too.

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  • Appointed entrepreneur set

    A place to tease out all his million dollar ideas.

  • Todd Snyder lambswools sweater

    So he can wear all his Ivy League aspirations on his sleeve.

  • Away bigger carry-on

    It isn’t the Rimowa luggage you know he wants, but Away’s solid spinners are still a mighty upgrade from the average roller.

  • Smythson Mara card case

    One of our favorite slim wallets serves as a gentle reminder that, financially speaking, your college grad is officially on his own now.

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