If you or anyone in your life has gotten a master’s degree, then you probably already understand how big of a deal that is. It takes a ton of work and discipline to meet that goal, and it deserves a big celebration! Of course, you might want to take them out for dinner or drinks to mark the occasion, but a present is also totally appropriate and well-deserved. If you’re not sure what to get for such a big achievement, we’ve rounded up some of the best master’s graduation gifts you can give to your BFF, sibling, partner, or anyone else who just spent all that time and money to getting their master’s degree.
Most graduation gift ideas are best suited for someone who just graduated from high school or college. In other words, someone who needs some things (or some $$) to get their ~adult life~ started. But someone with a master’s degree likely already has all that stuff. That’s why we’ve rounded up these graduation gift ideas that are perfect for people who don’t need stuff for a dorm room or their first apartment.
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This Special Necklace
Master’s Graduation Chain
Jewelry is always a nice and sentimental gift, but this pearl stunner comes with a sweet message that you can also personalize. It’s the perfect keepsake to mark such a monumental occasion.
a handy-dandy notebook
The studying might be over, but they’ll never be done learning. A notebook like this one will always come in handy, especially in keeping organized for their job.
a work tote
Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet
A tote big enough to hold important files and tech accessories but comfortable enough to lug around every day is ideal for commuting. Plus, it’s reversible, so she can match it to as many outfits as she likes, and it comes with a cute little wristlet.
A Technology Carrying Case
Small Travel Cable Organizer Bag
A carrying case with pockets and sleeves for all their cords and devices will be a lifesaver for returning to an office, commuting, and traveling.
These gorgeous glasses
Colored Glass Stemless Wineglasses
Nothing says “congrats, smarty pants” like a bottle of wine and some special glasses. This stemless set made with colored glass has a vintage-y vibe that they’ll be sure to love.
These creamy chocolate bars
Um, yes, hi, give me all the chocolate plz. Kanda makes their chocolate with cocoa from Ghana, which means these chocolate bars are extra-creamy and less bitter than some other chocolates out there. And who wouldn’t appreciate some luxe chocolates with a card?
An aromatic candle
Brown Girl Jane Warm Cashmere Candle
When they’re not putting all that knowledge to good use, the grad can relax with this cozy candle that smells like grapefruit, rosebuds, and amber.
a comfy robe
Cloud Cotton Robe
Encourage some more me-time with this cozy bath robe that they’ll probably never want to take off.
A Self-Help Book
Believe in Yourself and Do What You Love
Now that they can finally devote the time to read for their own enjoyment, they’ll appreciate a self-care book like this one to help them set and achieve goals.
A Yoga Mat for Morning Meditation
Help them take take of their mental health and get their yoga flow on with this gorgeous mat that features a cheery design from artist Morgan Harper Nichols.
A Fancy Laptop Cover
Canary Faux Crocodile MacBook Case
A protective laptop sleeve is a must-have for anyone who constantly travels for work.
A Smoothie Maker
12-Piece High-Speed Blender
Maybe they’ve neglected their health a little bit while studying for finals? Smoothies will help them get their fruits and veggies in again.
Headphones for Sleeping
These wireless Bluetooth headphones are made for sleeping, which is great for the person who needs some noise to fall asleep.
a skincare treat
Herbivore Botanicals Smoothing Skin Trio
Now that they’ve successfully earned their master’s degree, they might want to take some well-deserved time to treat themselves—starting with a little skincare pick-me-up.
A Cute Cosmetics Holder
If the grad is bound to be taking lots of business trips, a TSA-approved holder for their toiletries will come in handy.
This chic headband
She can look polished and profesh, even when she gets a surprise Zoom meeting added to her calendar at the last minute.
A Setting Spray for the Ceremonies
Resting Boss Face Waterproof Setting Spray
Between awards dinners and ceremonies, any new grad will have a few formal occasions to attend. This setting spray with a clever name is a gift any makeup wearer will appreciate.
A Handy Wine Aerator
Vintorio Wine Aerator Pourer
No one wants to wait to decant the wine after a long work day. This spout aerates as it pours so they can enjoy their wine ASAP.
A bluetooth Record Player
Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player
Maybe they’re looking for a way to wind down after a long day at work. Now, they’ll be able to play their favorite records.
A Charging Station
Wireless Charger Station
Not your average catchall tray, this dish can hold all the contents of your pockets and also charge your phone.
A Business Card Case
Business Name Card Holder
If they’re getting a promotion or entering a new profession after their schooling, this leather case will go great with their new business cards.
a chic new wallet
Stella Wallet – Ivory Croc
Help mark the start of this new chapter with a stunning wallet that they’ll be proud to reach for on the daily.
This cozy quilted jacket
Lightweight Quilted Jacket
Who doesn’t want to wrap themselves in a quilt? This lightweight jacket comes in a ton of different colors and is sure to become a go-to item in their closet.
a class ring alternative
Radial Stone Ring
Are graduate school class rings a thing? Whatever the answer is, celebrate your grad with this S-T-U-N-N-E-R of a ring. They’ll be happy to receive it.
Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones
They’ll be very thankful for these noise-canceling headphones every time they need a little peace and quiet.
A Funny Card
Funny Master’s Degree Card
A funny card with a thoughtful message inside is always a solid choice for someone who just earned their degree—and goes along great with a little gift.
an always-warm mug
OHOM Ui Mug & Warmer Set
This smart mug and warmer set will keep their coffee or tea at the optimal temperature for hours.
a keychain with a charge
Tangled cords will be one less thing for them to worry about with this carry-everywhere charger.
an eye-opening tarot deck
Star Spinner Tarot Deck
If your grad is into the esoteric (or just leans a little more spiritual) , get ’em this gorgeous tarot deck. It gets bonus points for featuring inclusive and diverse art.
A Thoughtful Party Game
Topix Conversation Cards
If you’re over all the usual drinking games, try this thought-provoking card game with 100 different questions, prompts, and conversation starters.
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