Our Favorite Graduation Gifts from Amazon’s Handmade Section

published May 13, 2019
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This graduation season, think outside the box—or at least the big box stores—when it comes to gift shopping. Sure, gift cards are great, but opting for something handmade will help make your present feel a little more personal (even if you’re celebrating a grad who you don’t see often!).

Believe it or not, Amazon has an entire section of handmade gifts, and there are tons of options to choose from, from the cutesy to the practical. It’ll look like you picked something up from a funky local boutique—no one has to know all you did was click a button!

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Taco Tote, $16.25

Grads will realize grocery shopping actually can be fun when they get to bring this cute reusable tote along for the journey. It’s compact enough that it can be folded up and stashed inside a work bag at all times, so even their most impromptu shopping trips can be eco-friendly!

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It’s officially time for grads to part with (most of) those pint glasses from the local campus bar. While it doesn’t hurt to keep one or two for old times’ sake, new friends will enjoy sipping out of these cups, which are guaranteed to keep wine at the perfect temperature.

Your grad may want to say goodbye to those dorm room posters and any other decor that screams “campus bookstore find.” Encourage them to hang some more post-grad-friendly art on the walls instead, like this set of palm leaf prints that packs a punch for less than $30.

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Pair a set of durable, eye-catching coasters with a pack of your grad’s favorite brew, and you have an instant housewarming present. Cheers!

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We all know that sitting during the day can result in pesky back and shoulder aches. Help your new grad soothe her muscles with this fancy bath soak.

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They may have not been allowed in the dorms, but candles are an adulthood staple! We’re tempted to purchase our own jar of this yummy scent ASAP.

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A customized photo display is the perfect size for a cubicle. Spell out their nickname or another fun phrase.

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Makeup Bag, $12.99

Gone are the days of running back into the dorm to freshen up between events. A sassy makeup bag is perfect for stashing in a purse or desk drawer. New grads will nail the whole daytime-to-nighttime routine in no time.

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A classic-looking work bag like this one will never go out of style. It’s perfect for men and women alike.