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After years of hard work and countless hours of doing homework, creating projects, and studying for exams, many students look forward to one of the biggest milestones in their life: graduation. With the amount of determination and effort they put into their studies throughout the years, they deserve a gift that reflects and always reminds them of this celebratory time in their lives. Shutterfly carries the best graduation gift options any student will love and cherish every year after receiving their diploma, and prepare them for the big journey ahead.
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family joy wall art
Family Joy Wall Art by Shutterfly
From $29.99
More Details Family Joy Wall Art by Shutterfly. Turn your favorite photos into works of art and make your home your gallery. Create a canvas piece for yourself or make a gift for a loved one to enjoy every day.
family letters wall art
Family Letters Wall Art by Shutterfly
From $29.99
More Details Family Letters Wall Art by Shutterfly. Turn your favorite photos into works of art and make your home your gallery. Create a canvas piece for yourself or make a gift for a loved one to enjoy every day.
happiness is wall art
Happiness Is Wall Art by Shutterfly
From $29.99
More Details Happiness Is Wall Art by Shutterfly. Turn your favorite photos into works of art and make your home your gallery. Create a canvas piece for yourself or make a gift for a loved one to enjoy every day.
five by five wall art
Five By Five Wall Art by Shutterfly
From $29.99
More Details Five By Five Wall Art by Shutterfly. Turn your favorite photos into works of art and make your home your gallery. Create a canvas piece for yourself or make a gift for a loved one to enjoy every day.
heart strings wall art
Heart Strings Wall Art by Shutterfly
From $29.99
More Details Heart Strings Wall Art by Shutterfly. Turn your favorite photos into works of art and make your home your gallery. Create a canvas piece for yourself or make a gift for a loved one to enjoy every day.
full frame one wall art
Full Frame One Wall Art by Shutterfly
From $29.99
More Details Full Frame One Wall Art by Shutterfly. Turn your favorite photos into works of art and make your home your gallery. Create a canvas piece for yourself or make a gift for a loved one to enjoy every day.
lucky seven wall art
Lucky Seven Wall Art by Shutterfly
From $29.99
More Details Lucky Seven Wall Art by Shutterfly. Turn your favorite photos into works of art and make your home your gallery. Create a canvas piece for yourself or make a gift for a loved one to enjoy every day.
upload your own design wall art
Upload Your Own Design Wall Art by Shutterfly
From $29.99
More Details Upload Your Own Design Wall Art by Shutterfly. Turn your favorite photos into works of art and make your home your gallery. Create a canvas piece for yourself or make a gift for a loved one to enjoy every day.
two across 16x20 spread canvas prints
Two Across Spread Canvas Prints | Home Decor
From $99.98
More Details Two Across 16x20 Spread Custom Canvas Prints. Use our Design-a-Wall tool to create an artful arrangement of canvas prints. Comes with a special kit to make hanging easy and flawless.
stack of three 10x14 spread canvas prints
Stack Of Three Spread Canvas Prints | Home Decor
From $134.97
More Details Stack Of Three 10x14 Spread Custom Canvas Prints by Shutterfly. Use our Design-a-Wall tool to create an artful arrangement of canvas prints. Comes with a special kit to make hanging easy and flawless.
stack of three 12x12 canvas prints
Stack Of Three 12x12 Photo Canvas Prints
From $134.97
More Details Personalized Stack Of Three 12x12 Photo Canvas Prints by Shutterfly. Use our Design-a-Wall tool to create an artful arrangement of canvas prints. Comes with a special kit to make hanging easy and flawless.
panoramic spiral canvas prints
Panoramic Spiral Canvas Prints | Wall Art
From $244.95
More Details Personalized Panoramic Spiral Canvas Prints. Use our Design-a-Wall tool to create an artful arrangement of canvas prints. Comes with a special kit to make hanging easy and flawless.
graduation class collage fleece photo blanket
Graduation Class Collage Fleece Photo Blanket by Shutterfly
From $29.99
More Details Graduation Class Collage Fleece Photo Blanket by Shutterfly. Cozy up to a fleece blanket with your favorite photos. Choose your background and layout.
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Photo Gallery Vertical Fleece Photo Blanket by Shutterfly
From $29.99
More Details Photo Gallery Vertical Fleece Photo Blanket by Shutterfly. Cozy up to a fleece blanket with your favorite photos. Choose your background and layout.
tilty collage fleece photo blanket
Tilty Collage Fleece Photo Blanket by Shutterfly
From $29.99
More Details Tilty Collage Fleece Photo Blanket by Shutterfly. Cozy up to a fleece blanket with your favorite photos. Choose your background and layout.
home all around collage fleece photo blanket
Home All Around Collage Fleece Photo Blanket by Shutterfly
From $29.99
More Details Home All Around Collage Fleece Photo Blanket by Shutterfly. Cozy up to a fleece blanket with your favorite photos. Choose your background and layout.
to the moon collage fleece photo blanket
To The Moon Collage Fleece Photo Blanket by Shutterfly
From $29.99
More Details To The Moon Collage Fleece Photo Blanket by Shutterfly. Cozy up to a fleece blanket with your favorite photos. Choose your background and layout.
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Photo Gallery Pet Fleece Photo Blanket by Shutterfly
From $29.99
More Details Photo Gallery Pet Fleece Photo Blanket by Shutterfly. Cozy up to a fleece blanket with your favorite photos. Choose your background and layout.
best rescued favorite breed fleece photo blanket
Best Rescued Favorite Breed Fleece Photo Blanket by Shutterfly
From $29.99
More Details Best Rescued Favorite Breed Fleece Photo Blanket by Shutterfly. Cozy up to a fleece blanket with your favorite photos. Choose your background and layout.
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Pets Photo Gallery Horizontal Fleece Photo Blanket by Shutterfly
From $29.99
More Details Pets Photo Gallery Horizontal Fleece Photo Blanket by Shutterfly. Cozy up to a fleece blanket with your favorite photos. Choose your background and layout.
collage squares pillow
Collage Squares Pillow | Custom Pillows | Home Decor
From $22.49
More Details Collage Squares Pillow by Shutterfly. Stylish, personalized designs that make a perfect complement to your bed or sofa.
love all around collage pillow
Love All Around Collage Pillow | Custom Pillows | Home Decor
From $22.49
More Details Love All Around Collage Pillow by Shutterfly. Stylish, personalized designs that make a perfect complement to your bed or sofa.
tilted family script pillow
Tilted Family Script Pillow | Custom Pillows | Home Decor
From $22.49
More Details Tilted Family Script Pillow by Shutterfly. Personalized pillows complement any space or make a memorable gift for someone you love. Customize your pillow with favorite photos, names, or quotes for one-of-a-kind pillow!
gallery of nine pillow
Gallery of Nine Pillow | Custom Pillows | Home Decor
From $22.49
More Details Gallery of Nine Pillow by Shutterfly. Personalized pillows complement any space or make a memorable gift for someone you love. Customize your pillow with favorite photos, names, or quotes for one-of-a-kind pillow!
playful pattern frame pillow
Playful Pattern Frame Pillow | Custom Pillows | Home Decor
From $24.99
More Details Playful Pattern Frame Pillow by Shutterfly. Personalized pillows complement any space or make a memorable gift for someone you love. Customize your pillow with favorite photos, names, or quotes for one-of-a-kind pillow!
we love frame pillow
We Love Frame Pillow | Custom Pillows | Home Decor
From $24.99
More Details We Love Frame Pillow by Shutterfly. Personalized pillows complement any space or make a memorable gift for someone you love. Customize your pillow with favorite photos, names, or quotes for one-of-a-kind pillow!
modern monogram pillow
Modern Monogram Pillow | Custom Pillows | Home Decor
From $22.49
More Details Modern Monogram Pillow by Shutterfly. Personalized pillows complement any space or make a memorable gift for someone you love. Customize your pillow with favorite photos, names, or quotes for one-of-a-kind pillow!
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Gallery of Three Panel Pillow | Custom Pillows | Home Decor
From $22.49
More Details Gallery of Three Panel Pillow by Shutterfly. Personalized pillows complement any space or make a memorable gift for someone you love. Customize your pillow with favorite photos, names, or quotes for one-of-a-kind pillow!
hard work pays off monthly planner
Hard Work Pays Off Monthly Planner by Shutterfly
From $14.99 $11.99
More Details Hard Work Pays Off Monthly Planner by Shutterfly. Customize a personalized planner to create the perfect accessory for your desk.
creating my dreams monthly planner
Creating My Dreams Monthly Planner by Shutterfly
From $14.99 $11.99
More Details Creating My Dreams Monthly Planner by Shutterfly. Customize a personalized planner to create the perfect accessory for your desk.
tomorrow is perfect monthly planner
Tomorrow Is Perfect Monthly Planner by Shutterfly
From $14.99 $11.99
More Details Tomorrow Is Perfect Monthly Planner by Shutterfly. Customize a personalized planner to create the perfect accessory for your desk.
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Contemporary Let's Do This Thing Monthly Planner by Shutterfly
From $14.99 $11.99
More Details Contemporary Let's Do This Thing Monthly Planner by Shutterfly. Customize a personalized planner to create the perfect accessory for your desk.
teach love inspire monthly planner
Teach Love Inspire Monthly Planner by Shutterfly
From $14.99 $11.99
More Details Teach Love Inspire Monthly Planner by Shutterfly. Customize a personalized planner to create the perfect accessory for your desk.
heart to teach monthly planner
Heart to Teach Monthly Planner by Shutterfly
From $14.99 $11.99
More Details Heart to Teach Monthly Planner by Shutterfly. Customize a personalized planner to create the perfect accessory for your desk.
colorblock name monthly planner
Colorblock Name Monthly Planner by Shutterfly
From $14.99 $11.99
More Details Colorblock Name Monthly Planner by Shutterfly. Customize a personalized planner to create the perfect accessory for your desk.
rustic i heart my monthly planner
Rustic I Heart My Monthly Planner by Shutterfly
From $14.99 $11.99
More Details Rustic I Heart My Monthly Planner by Shutterfly. Customize a personalized planner to create the perfect accessory for your desk.
extraordinary tassel graduation invitation 5x7 flat
Extraordinary Tassel 5x7 Graduation Party Invitation
From $2.99 $1.97
More Details Extraordinary Tassel 5x7 Graduation Party Invitation. Invite the guests to the celebration with stylish graduation invitations. Personalize with all the event details
elegant year collage graduation announcement
Elegant Year Collage Graduation Announcements
From $4.18 $2.09
More Details Elegant Year Collage Gate Fold Graduation Announcements Cards. Let your Graduate’s story unfold with this unique card that opens up from the middle to reveal your photos
noble year graduation announcement 6x8 flat
Noble Year 6x8 Graduation Announcements
From $4.02 $2.49
More Details Noble Year 6x8 Graduation Announcements Cards. Celebrate the new graduate with this unique graduation announcement. Personalize with the graduate's name and the event details
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Sophisticated Type 5x7 Tri-Fold Graduation Announcements
From $4.18 $2.09
More Details Sophisticated Type 5x7 Tri-Fold Graduation Announcements Cards. Celebrate the new graduate with this unique graduation announcement. Personalize with the graduate's name and the event details
epic year grad graduation announcement
Epic Year Grad 5x7 Graduation Announcement by Yours Truly
From $2.19
More Details Epic Year Grad 5x7 Card by Yours Truly. Celebrate the new graduate with this unique graduation announcement. Personalize with the graduate's name and the event details.
grand class graduation announcement
Grand Class 5x7 Graduation Announcement by Yours Truly
From $40.80 $24.90
More Details Grand Year 5x7 Stationery Card by Yours Truly. Celebrate the new graduate with this unique graduation announcement. Personalize with the graduate's name and the event details.
natural grad graduation announcement
Natural Grad 5x7 Graduation Announcements by Yours Truly
From $2.19
More Details Rustic Class 5x7 Stationery Card by Yours Truly. Celebrate the new graduate with this unique graduation announcement. Personalize with the graduate's name and the event details.
simple squares class graduation announcement
Simple Squares Class 6x8 Graduation Announcements by Petite Lemon
From $2.49
More Details Simple Class Year 6x8 Card by Petite Lemon. Celebrate the new graduate with this unique graduation announcement. Personalize with the graduate's name and the event details.
celebratory grid graduation invitation 5x7 flat
Celebratory Grid 5x7 Graduation Party Invitations
From $3.23 $2.19
More Details Celebratory Grid 5x7 Graduation Party Invitations. Invite the guests to the celebration with stylish graduation invitations. Personalize with all the event details

Best Graduation Gifts

Graduation is a significant step in anyone’s life, and that’s something that absolutely calls for the best graduation gifts. By taking some time to pay attention to your beloved grad's wants, needs, and likes in general, you'll be able to think of an amazing gift in no time at all. Using the Shutterfly design tools, you'll have an endless array of thoughtful gift options for your grad. As they head down a new path, they’ll have lots of changes to adjust to, and the perfect present can help them do just that by bringing them a whole lot of extra added comfort. Change can be scary and overwhelming at first for any graduate, but you can guarantee that amidst all the twists and turns of the path, the right gift will continue to inspire and motivate them as they discover who they are as individuals, and what they want to do for a career.

Customize the Best Graduation Gifts for Their Dorm or Apartment

For new high school graduates, the most common next step—and the inspiration for some of the best graduation gifts—is higher education. When you’re choosing graduation gifts, then, you may consider items that are inspired by their new campus. Wall art is one area where you’ll find plenty of inspiration. Consider creating a piece that features their happiest memories, like a family photo, snapshot with their closest friends, or even an image of a family pet. Any of these prints will be a cherished addition to their new space. Choose between photo tiles, framed prints, metal, acrylic, or wood prints, or even more variations. Whatever you opt for, be sure to verify whether they can use certain adhesives or hanging mechanisms in their new dorm room or apartment.

 

Prior to the big day, you will want to let all your grad’s friends and family members know when their graduation date will be with graduation announcements, followed by mailing or handing out graduation invitations for their party. Based on the graduate’s taste, you can select from a variety of trim options, colors, and themes to match the celebration. From styles ranging from classic, modern, or rustic, you can guarantee to wow your recipients. Or, if you want to announce graduation in a different way, consider purchasing one of Shutterfly’s graduation yard signs to perfectly display the date on your front lawn for everyone who passes by to see.

 

Besides those moving into dorms after graduation, both college and high school grads will benefit most, in many cases, from the best graduation gifts that they can use in their new apartment or other spaces. Many types of custom wall art will fulfill this need, too, but there are far more opportunities—and space—in a townhouse or apartment than in the standard dorm room. For these grads, you might create unique photo blankets, pillows, canvas prints, or kitchenware that’s personalized to them. Each Shutterfly piece comes with customization options like photos, text, engravings, and other elements that will help you create a one-of-a-kind gift for your new grad as they enter their first new apartment.

Graduation Gifts for School and the Workplace

For graduates pursuing higher education, you’ll find that some of the best graduation gifts you could give are those that will start them off on the right foot as they enter school. A unique monthly planner, for example, will help them organize their new classes, extracurriculars, and social life to find the elusive balance that every busy student needs. Customized with their favorite photos, they’ll be even more motivated to use their new planner and stay on top of their various responsibilities. For other gifts, you might consider designing a custom notebook, pencil case, folder set, or even post-it notes that they can use as they work toward this new degree or certification.

 

Others may be pursuing work after a successful graduation, so the best graduation gifts for them will be those that support this new professional chapter. Take some time to learn about the roles they’re pursuing or the job they’ve already accepted. Your new grad will love a photo-adorned desk caddy, for instance, if they’re entering an office job or another position that involves working at a desk (be it a work-from-home role or an in-person workplace). Others might love gifts like a customized laptop case, desktop plaque, or another one-of-a-kind piece that shows you were thinking of them.

Fend Off Homesickness with Custom Gifts

Some of the best graduation gifts for any grad are those that help to ward off the homesickness they might otherwise feel as they enter school or move away from home for the first time. Custom gifts for these recent graduates will be especially meaningful if they’re adorned with personal photos, and other memories that take them back to their favorite places and people regardless of the distance that may be between them. This adjustment period will feel a lot less difficult and emotional with having comfort items that make them feel safe and close to home.

Personalized Gifts That Encourage Them Along the Way

Some of the best graduation gifts for your loved ones are those that take your support a step further by offering them encouragement across time and space. Whoever it is you’re shopping for, be it a new college student, young adult starting their career, or someone in a more unconventional stage of life, you can choose a gift that can help them feel loved and supported even as they take these next steps. Add a meaningful quote to your gift or customize it with your own words of support. Then, whenever they’re struggling with an assignment, a project, or another stressor of adult life, they’ll be able to gaze upon the best gift you could have given them: a persistent reminder that you love and support them in whatever endeavor they might pursue.