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- Whether the grad in your life will be graduating in person or via Zoom, you can celebrate them.
- You don’t necessarily need a lavish grand gesture to show new grads how proud you are.
- We found thoughtful and useful gifts for graduates under $50.
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Graduation ceremonies are already happening or just around the corner. This year, some ceremonies are back to being in-person affairs, while others will remain virtual. Whether your grad is donning their cap and gown across a stage or via
, you can still celebrate their achievement.
As nervous but excited young adults approach a new chapter of their lives, family and friends inevitably find themselves looking around for great graduation gift ideas — big or small — that show their love for the graduate. Celebratory gifts and gifts to help make post-grad life a little easier are good places to start.
And don’t worry about needing to opt for a lavish grand gesture. A pricey gift isn’t necessary to show the grad in your life how proud you are. There are plenty of thoughtful and affordable graduation gifts to be found whether you’re hoping to supplement the check or bouquet you’re planning to bring to the ceremony, or you just want to say congrats from afar.
Here are 26 of the best graduation gifts under $50