Classy and Creative Graduation Gift Ideas, Plus Free Printable!

Classy and Creative Graduation Gift Ideas, Plus Free Printable!

Graduation gift giving can be a struggle—what to give that stands out among the usual gifts? We've got some creative graduation gift ideas using our most popular J. Devlin items, all of which can be found right here in our online gift store. These items not only function as attractive décor, but are useful as well. In a day and age of technology and electronics, sometimes it’s simply nice to go back to a more traditional approach to gift giving to the younger generation!

Free graduation printable in floating glass photo frame

Free Graduation Printable—Daily Inspiration for Your Graduate

Dr. Seuss says it best in his book Oh, The Places You’ll Go! We have created a beautiful free 8" x 10" printable with excerpts from the book that works for a boy or girl. Feel free to download it to share with your graduate! For added class, we suggest presenting it in the J. Devlin clear glass, hinged floating picture frame (Hpic 336 XL), shown above. This saying will indeed inspire and direct the graduate as they take the next step in their life.

*Update—Hpic 336 XL is discontinued. We suggest Pic 319-81V instead, or use the search function and enter "8x10" to find other frames that will fit the free graduation printable.

Tip: When printing, be sure to set your printing options to full size with no scaling, and trim along outside edge. Finished trim size will be 8" x 10".

A unique "cash box"!

Finally! An Elegant Way to Give Cash!

What girl wouldn’t enjoy getting a little “green” for graduation? This J. Devlin glass jewelry box with wire flower (Box 734) has a unique curved glass design that is the perfect size to fill with rolled cash bills. You could place any amount you would like inside this beautifully designed piece (we used 20 $1 bills in our photo above). The green lid also compliments the color of the cash for a great presentation. 

Tip: Be sure to use a small amount of matte or satin finish tape to tape the bills after you roll them to keep them tightly rolled.

A unique recipe box for your graduate

Share a Little Love From Home

Sometimes it’s comforting to have a little piece of home with you when you venture into a new segment of your life. Send your graduate off to school with their favorite family recipes! Give them a beautiful way to display these treasured recipes with a J. Devlin vintage glass box (Box 370). Gather recipes from grandparents, aunts, or neighbors and place inside for safekeeping. At 7.5" x 4" x 3.5" it’s sure to hold all their favorites.

Tip: Don’t forget to add a few blank cards for the graduate to add new recipes down the road.

Mini lamp, perfect for dorm rooms or small desks

Compact Lighting for a Small Desk or Dorm Room

Give a graduate a beautiful lamp that takes up little space! It’s sure to give their new space away from home a very homey feel! J. Devlin’s Oceania mini lamp (Lam 651) with its simple design will fit with many styles and colors. 

Use your own imagination to give your graduate a J. Devlin gift with a personal touch! Share your ideas in the comments below, the ideas are endless and can be utilized in a variety of gift giving opportunities.

Save 10% on items featured in this article using promo code GRADUATEGIFT during checkout. (Not valid with any other offer.)

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