GIVE UNIQUE GRADUATION GIFTS THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME
Graduation is an exciting time for high school and college seniors as they hand in their final essays and exams and get ready to toss their cap. This celebratory time calls for equally memorable gifts that a graduate will always associate with their academic accomplishment. Although this graduation year may still feature some celebratory adaptations like virtual graduation parties, socially distanced car parades, or abbreviated commencement ceremonies, the graduate will still be all smiles knowing they have accomplished their academic goals. Minted has a diverse collection of personalized graduation gifts that are sure to add to your grad’s excitement and set them up for success in the next chapter of their life. We will further breakdown each unique graduation gift idea below.
FRAMED GRADUATION PHOTO ART
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and Minted has over 400 framed photo art selections that can be customized to showcase pictures of your graduate! From single photo portraits featuring gold elements that detail the graduation year or the student’s name to themed photo collages, there are plenty of looks to choose from that include one to 15+ images. If you are considering featuring a large assortment of pictures of the grad with their friends, our Heart Snapshot Mix® in the shape of a heart or a collage in the shape of “2021” are both great options. Having a framed high school portrait is a wonderful keepsake, while a collage of childhood photos is also a nice memento for a student heading to the dorms. Minted makes it easy to upload and arrange photos, select different frame sizes and types, and create the exact look of your choice.
ORIGINAL BAGS & POUCHES
Whether your grad is finishing high school or college, make sure they carry their belongings around campus or to the workplace in style. These college graduation gifts are designed by independent artists from all over the world and each one can be personalized to feature a name, nickname, or initials on a foil-pressed leather tag.
- Snap Tote: The perfect graduation gift for her, this bag measures 15.5” x 16” x 3.5” and is made for organizing the day’s essentials (small laptop, notebook, wallet, etc.) into a fashionable all-day look. The Snap Tote is available in more than a dozen different prints and has elegant leather straps.
- Fillmore Duffle: For the grad on the go, the Fillmore Duffle is perfect for a gym trip or overnight stay. Measuring in at 28” x 8” x 10”, this bag has exterior pockets for easy access to your phone and accessories as well as an interior pocket to keep valuables.
- Weekender: The perfect gift for college, the Weekender is roomy enough for weekend getaways or as a sidekick to a suitcase. Measurements are 19.5” x 9.25” x 11” and the bag features a shoulder strap, web handles, a large exterior pocket, zipped interior pocket, and more.
- Dopp Kit: If you’re looking for a gift for him, nothing says sophistication like a custom toiletries bag. Minted’s Dopp kits are designed by a variety of independent artists so you can choose one that’s his style. It’s big enough to fit all of his toiletries while also compact enough to fit into a larger travel bag. It’s made of durable cotton with a water repellent liner.
After the cap and gown, chances are your grad will be moving into a new place. Whether it’s a dorm room, an apartment, or a first home, graduation gifts like personalized artwork based on their tastes or passions will mean a lot. With many different framing and matting combinations to choose from, you can make something truly original. Custom art to consider includes:
- Custom Map: Specify any location or coordinates and a Minted design associate will make a map for you in letterpress, foil press, or classic print. You can choose the size, frame, mat, color theme, and more. Help them visualize their favorite childhood neighborhood.
- Custom House Portrait: Submit a photo of the grad’s childhood home or another dwelling of significance and receive a beautiful, handmade house portrait. This is perfect as a high school graduation gift because it can be hung in a dorm to remember home.
- Framed Custom Quotes: Create a piece of artwork out of a meaningful quote. It might be from their valedictorian speech, a favorite family saying, or a song lyric that stuck a chord with them. Again, you can select font colors, frame styling, and more.
Show young graduates how important (and fun!) it is to keep in touch with family and friends when you have beautiful custom stationery cards to do it with. Minted’s stationery is printed on thick luxe cotton paper that makes writing hand-written messages enjoyable and easy. Customize stationery by featuring a monogram, name, or other design details that match their personality. Cards come in a variety of sizes including 5.5” x 4.25” and 5” x 7” with a minimum order of 15. These make the perfect college graduation gifts, as grads head off to start a new chapter and work to stay in touch with people from childhood and college. Set them up on the right foot before they start composing their graduation thank you notes.
UNIQUE NOTEBOOKS & PLANNERS
With Minted’s custom notebooks, create a cover that conjures up nostalgia or inspiration as they’re taking notes in a lecture hall or working on a project for the new job. Our notebooks are 160 pages (80 double-sided sheets) and can be formatted as an address book, weekly/monthly planner, or as a notebook to log necessary info in. Customize the front cover with photos, quotes, or details important to the grad like their graduation date or school name in their alma mater’s colors.
COMPLETE YOUR GIFT WITH A GRADUATION GREETING CARD
As you complete your graduation gifting, you might as well add a beautiful personalized graduation greeting card to the order as well. It is so easy and giving personalized graduation gifts with a custom-created card seems like the perfect pairing. Shop our collection of dozens of fold-over greeting cards with a graduation theme highlighting the year 2021, the hat and tassel, school pennants, and even fuzzy “brainy-yaks”. We have unique styles that range from funny to classic. Choose from a default greeting on this inside panel or customize it to have the specific messaging you wish to express to the graduate.
Lastly, if you’re looking to send out graduation announcements or party invitations and haven’t found the right cards yet, Minted has the collection for you! With tons of designs, there is bound to be one that fits your grad’s style.