The Best Gifts for New Grads That Start at Just $20

The Best Gifts for New Grads That Start at Just $20

Cue “Pomp and Circumstance”—graduation season is upon us, and it’s time to celebrate your loved one’s achievements.

We’ve rounded up our favorite gifts for the newly minted graduate—some geared toward business, some toward pleasure—to congratulate them on a major milestone and send them onto their next adventure.

Bose QuietComfort 45 Headphones
You feel it the minute you put them on. The soft, plush cushions seal you in. Then you flip the switch and whoosh—the world fades. The music starts, and it’s love at first listen.
Garrett Wade Stainless Steel Stovetop Espresso Maker
Operating this Stainless Steel Stovetop Espresso Maker is very simple.
MasterClass Annual Gift Subscription
Inspire the person who inspires you.
Baboon to the Moon Go Big Duffle Bag
This durable, spacious bag that goes from backpack to duffle makes the perfect gift for travel-bound grads.
Courant Catch 1 Essentials Wireless Smartphone Charger
This low-profile wireless charger compatible with iPhone's and Androids is a space-saver, making it the perfect gift for dorm-bound grads.  ...
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
A visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements, from the woman declared "America's next great cooking teacher" by Alice Waters.
Sonos One
The powerful smart speaker with voice control built in. Get rich, room-filling sound with Sonos One, and control it with your voice, the Sonos app, Apple AirPlay 2, and more. The compact design fits just about any space. Put it on your kitchen countertop or tuck it away on your office bookshelf.
UrbanStems The Luna
The Tastemaker has a bohemian spirit and undeniable beauty that are hard to resist. Hints of blue, coupled with ivory and lavender, make it a harmonious choice that is both calming and balancing. It’s the obvious choice for the woman in your life with exquisite taste.
Aloono 11-Piece Cocktail Shaker Bar Set
This bar set is a must-have for cocktail lovers or professional bartenders alike.
Kindle Paperwhite
Kindle Paperwhite is thin, lightweight, and travels easily so you can enjoy your favorite books at any time. With our signature 300 ppi glare-free Paperwhite display—now 10% brighter at its max setting—you can read in any light. And now, a single battery charge via USB-C lasts up to 10 weeks.
Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe
Lounge like you mean it. Soft, light and luxurious, this super comfy robe features fluffy 2-ply gauze, a snug waist tie and two hidden side pockets. Made from premium 100% long-staple Turkish cotton and designed to have a relaxed, comfortable fit.
Osprey Kyte 46 Pack
Exploring the sandstone canyons of the desert, thwacking through routes filled with pokey brush and trees, or clearing wilderness trails with Pulaski ax in hand—this is what the women’s-specific Kyte 46 was made for.
We’re Not Really Strangers Card Game
We're Not Really Strangers is a purpose driven card game and movement all about empowering meaningful connections.
Thredup Gift Card
When you combine gifting with thrifting, you get something better than new. Endless adventure. Sustainable style. The fun of the find, non-stop. Skip boring and wasteful gifts. There are so many reasons why a thrift gift is better. Choose from five digital designs.
Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.
J. Hannah Demi Signet
The Demi Signet is a smaller, more delicate counterpart to J. Hannah’s signature Signet ring. At about half the size of the original Signet, the Demi is designed for pinky fingers—a re-envisioning of classic signet rings. It’s the ring your grandfather wore with a modern feminine sensibility.
Food52 Five Two Ultimate Carbon Steel Wok
Meet our new flame, the Five Two carbon steel wok. It can take the heat (and any recipe you throw its way). High-temp cooking is its middle name—it’s lighter weight than cast iron and more long-lasting than nonstick, with plenty of perks under its lid.
Aura Carver Luxe Digital Photo Frame
Inspired by modernist architecture, the Carver Luxe digital photo frame is elegantly designed, freestanding and engineered with a weighted base giving you a slim, sophisticated aesthetic that pairs with any home decor.
Everlane The Day Glove
A shoe that fits like a glove—and hustles all damn day. The Day Glove is made of buttery soft leather that molds to your foot for a perfect, custom fit. With features like a back pull tab, side vents, a rubber sole, and a cushioned insole, it's truly up for anything.
Illimat has the style and flavor of a classic card game with a dynamic twist. As you play, you combine cards and collect them, trying to gather more than your opponents. But hidden luminaries and changing seasons can alter your plans.
Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
Apple Pencil (2nd generation) delivers pixel-perfect precision and industry-leading low latency, making it great for drawing, sketching, coloring, taking notes, marking up email, and more. And it’s as easy and natural to use as a pencil.
Baratza Encore Burr Coffee Grinder
Recommended by coffee experts as *the* go-to entry level grinder for brewing coffee at home. This tried and true grinder has been on the market since 2012 and is our most widely used grinder.
Book of the Month Gift Subscription
The gift they get to pick. The perfect present? Letting them choose their favorite books, every month.  Fun to give. Fun to get.  Gift members get their pick of each month’s best new books.
Vitra Alexander Girard 1966 Sun Key Ring
Sure to add a touch of warmth to any ensemble, Vitra’s sun key ring bears the image of a smiling sun – a motif that was created by the American mid-century designer Alexander Girard.
KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, 5-Quart
A smaller version of commercial-size models, this versatile stand mixer is designed with enough power and capacity to prepare large batches of cake batter or cookie dough without compromising your kitchen counter space. Expertly assembled by hand in Greenville, Ohio, home of KitchenAid since 1919.
How to Cook Everything: Completely Revised Twentieth Anniversary Edition
The ultimate kitchen companion, completely updated and better than ever, now for the first time featuring color photos. For twenty years, Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything has been the definitive guide to simple home cooking.
Material The Trio of Knives
Just the right size, just the right weight, just what you need. A trio of high-performance knives, made from cryogenically-tempered Japanese stainless steel and high carbon making them meticulously sharp and incredibly resilient.
Sur La Table Electronic Gift Card
Give a gift that every cook would love to find in their inbox. E-gift cards are just as flexible as our standard gift cards and make the perfect last-minute presents.
UO E-Gift Card
Redeemable at and in any of our stores in the US or Canada, UO Gift Cards are available in denominations of $25–1,000.
Vitruvi Move Diffuser
The cordless Move Diffuser allows you to scent every corner of your home. Put it on the coffee table while you’re reading on the couch; set it on the bathroom counter while you’re taking a bath; place it in the hallway when guests come over. No matter where it sits, the Move Diffuser fits.
Stojo 16 Oz. Cup
Known as “grande” in certain coffee establishments, the 16 oz is a perfect pint, which means you can take that smoothie or beer anywhere your heart desires. Comes with a straw for splash-proof sipping.
Baggu Fanny Pack
A hands-free bag for any outing. Surprisingly spacious and made from durable, heavyweight nylon for easy cleaning.
Essential 20s: 20 Essential Items for Every Room in a 20-Something's First Place
From the medicine cabinet to the closet, Essential 20s is an illustrated guidebook for the 20 basic items every young adult needs in each nook and cranny of their first place.
Areaware Contour Key Ring
The Contour Key Ring is a shaped brass keyring that closes and opens neatly with a screw clasp. Our extra-large version can function as an oversized key chain and is large enough to hold other miscellaneous items. Hang it on a wall, wear it around your wrist, or clip it to your belt.
UE Boom 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
An impressive 15-hour battery life means that the UE Boom 3 can keep the music pumping well after the sun goes down.
Pendleton National Park Blanket
We've seen Crater Lake in Oregon, El Capitan towering above Yosemite, and Yellowstone's iconic Old Faithful geyser. With the Pendleton National Park Blanket Collection, we commemorate the epic beauty of these magical places in supreme comfort.
Rosendahl Station Wristwatch
Following on the heels of the new Rosendahl's Arne Jacobsen clocks, is the release of a trio of watches based on the Romer (1942), City Hall (1956) and Banker's (1971) clocks by this highly respected Danish designer and architect.

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