Graduating is a significant moment for many people. It's a day that recognises the hard work and dedication that has been put in over several years and it’s a life milestone that can invoke excitement about what lies ahead.
If you’re a parent, family member or friend of someone who's about to don their cap and gown, you might be looking for a graduation gift that celebrates their achievements.
Whether it's a timeless accessory, a symbol of aspiration, or a touch of refined comfort, we’ve curated this guide to luxury graduation gifts that encapsulate the essence of accomplishment in a way that lingers far beyond the ceremony.
Luxury graduation gifts for him
Whether you've got a son who's graduating college or a significant other who's just finished their uni degree, this compilation of luxury graduation gifts for him is guaranteed to show how proud you are and add sophistication and style to his next steps.
There’s elegance in simplicity and our leather cardholder is a testament to this. Made from premium vegetable-tanned deer or goat leather, it will develop a wonderful patina over time. Your loved one can use it to hold credit cards, business cards and a few notes so that they always have what they need easily to hand.
A quality scarf is a timeless accessory and a cold-weather staple that completes any outfit. Begg x Co’s oversized cashmere scarf is crafted from cashmere sourced from Inner Mongolian nomadic farming communities which is spun in Italy and woven in their mill in Scotland. It’s available in a range of colours and can even be monogrammed to make it extra special.
There’s something about pouring a tipple from a decanter that makes the drink feel a bit more fancy. And with a pewter decanter handmade by the English Pewter Co in Sheffield, the man in your life will be able to elevate every toast on every special occasion.
Keys are a bag or pocket non-negotiable, but a leather key crap case can make them feel like a purposeful accessory instead. It can store four to five keys inside and stop incessant jangling, scratched phone screens and keys going awry.
A job interview. A family wedding. A day at the races. There are times when a crisp shirt is a must, and a set of cufflinks helps add the finishing touch to the ensemble. Edge Only make contemporary bevelled square cufflinks from 100% recycled solid sterling silver which will work with any outfit and remind your loved one of their accomplishment every time they wear them.
Luxury graduation gifts for her
If someone special in your life is starting the next chapter of hers, a graduation gift that she can cherish regardless of whether she’s starting her career, heading home, or taking time to travel is sure to be appreciated. Take a look at our suggestions for luxury graduation gifts for her.
CloudCloth makes reusable facial cloths from responsibly sourced, 100% organic cotton. Available in a set of seven, there’s enough for every day of the week and they’ll act as a reminder for your loved one that now the hard work is done, they can take the time to indulge in a little self-care.
Our A5 leather-bound notebook has a goat leather outer, contains refillable pages made from recycled leather fibres, and is available in three colours. It’s a perfect graduation gift as it can be used in whichever way the recipient wants. They can keep it on their bedside table to make nighttime gratitude lists, take it into the office to keep track of tasks or fill it with their dreams, sketches, and ideas.
After all the studying is done, exams are completed and the dissertation is handed in, why not get a gift that compels the lady in your life to slow things down and have a little fun? A checked picnic blanket from Tolly McRae is ideal for taking out for lunches in the park, putting in the boot for trips to the beach or even relaxing in the back garden with a good book.
Newly updated, our large leather pouch now comes with a detachable shoulder strap meaning it makes a stylish but multifunctional gift for a graduate. It’s large enough to fit a laptop which is great if they have just landed their first job but is still the perfect size for an everyday shoulder bag that can fit in all of the essentials.
Compass pendant necklace
Wild Fawn offers a beautiful wanderlust pendant necklace made from recycled gold which can be customised on the back with your choice of message. It’s a lovely way to show the recipient that you are with them no matter the direction they head after graduation.
If you’re set on gifting something that will stand the test of time, browse our full collection of luxury leather products for more inspiration. Or if you’ve got another upcoming occasion that you need to purchase a present for, take a look at our pick of groomsmen gift ideas and leather anniversary gifts.