March 2, 2024

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A sheet set for his new dorm room or apartment

Riley Home Percale Sheet Set

Percale Sheet Set

A sheet set for his new dorm room or apartment

Riley Home Percale Sheet Set

His new bunk bed shouldn’t feel like a prison. Riley’s Portuguese-made cotton sheets offer a soft, lightweight texture that only get softer (read: comfier) with each wash. Another reason to get him to do his laundry.

A hoodie he’ll wear all the time

Rhone OOO Hoodie

OOO Hoodie

A hoodie he’ll wear all the time

Rhone OOO Hoodie

Every incoming college student needs that one hoodie he can live in. This one has a plush fabric with a goldilocks fit that will leave him looking cozy, but not sloppy.

A grown man’s backpack

Ted Baker Esentle Striped Backpack

Esentle Striped Backpack

A grown man’s backpack

Ted Baker Esentle Striped Backpack

Consider this an upgrade to the North Face backpack he used in college. It’s thoughtfully designed with specific compartments for your laptop, sunglasses and more. Plus, it has a sturdy leather fabric for the “briefcase look.”

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A computer chair that can take a licking

Branch Ergonomic Chair

Ergonomic Chair

A computer chair that can take a licking

Branch Ergonomic Chair

Whether he’s hours deep into Elden Ring or cramming for midterms, this ergonomic computer chair will help prevent hunchbacks and Dead Ass Syndrome.

A sharp-looking boom box

marshall Kilburn II

Kilburn II

A sharp-looking boom box

marshall Kilburn II

Looks like a boom box, sounds like a top-of-the-line home theater system. Marshall’s marquee speakers are the loudest in its class, making it ideal for lounge days at the quad, or dorm room jamming sessions.

A seriously power skincare kit

Skinceuticals Advanced Clear Kit

Advanced Clear Kit

A seriously power skincare kit

Skinceuticals Advanced Clear Kit

Keep breakouts at bay with this dermatologist-approved skincare set that’s compact enough to fit in his shower caddy.

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Earbuds he’ll never take off

Sony LinkBuds

LinkBuds

Earbuds he’ll never take off

Sony LinkBuds

The beauty of these ear buds is its clever open-ring, motion-sensor design that lets him listen to music while still being able to hear his surroundings. Great for students who trek to big city colleges.

A laptop stand to prevent tech neck

Twelve South HiRise for MacBook

HiRise for MacBook

A laptop stand to prevent tech neck

Twelve South HiRise for MacBook

Any guy who will be working (or browsing) from home after graduation could use this adjustable laptop stand from Twelve South solutions. It easily maneuvers to different heights and angles to stand or sit.

A travel bag for all his adventures

Lululemon Everyday Backpack 2.0 23L

Everyday Backpack 2.0 23L

A travel bag for all his adventures

Lululemon Everyday Backpack 2.0 23L

A do-it-all backpack that houses enough pockets and compartments to store his banged-up laptop, water bottle, and knick knacks without adding too much bulk. Its padded sleeves slip easily into a trolley for his trips back home.

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A nifty coffee maker

Hamilton Beach Scoop Single Serve Coffee Maker

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Scoop Single Serve Coffee Maker

A nifty coffee maker

Hamilton Beach Scoop Single Serve Coffee Maker

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Coffee comes especially clutch during finals. This one from Hamilton Beach is easy to use and doesn’t take much space, and serves a pretty strong brew given its small size.

Read more: Best Coffee Makers

A custom wine label

The Pretty Little Mess Graduation Wine Label

Mess Graduation Wine Label

A custom wine label

The Pretty Little Mess Graduation Wine Label

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Help the graduating guy build out his bar cart before his first day in the working world. Wine is always a good idea.

Simply Love Creations Custom Graduation Frame

Custom Graduation Frame

Simply Love Creations Custom Graduation Frame

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For a keepsake graduation gift idea for him, go for a custom-curated art sketch from Etsy. It symbolizes transition— going from cap and gown to suit and tie. Add an inspiring quote for motivation every time he looks at it.

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DuoMeDoll Custom Graduation Bobblehead

Custom Graduation Bobblehead

DuoMeDoll Custom Graduation Bobblehead

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There’s no better desk trinket than a bobblehead. And to top that, it’s the perfect personalized graduation gift he’ll never expect. It’s like a trophy for graduating, but much more fun.

The GiftedMug Shop Phd Graduation Gift Mug

Shop Phd Graduation Gift Mug

The GiftedMug Shop Phd Graduation Gift Mug

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He’ll laugh every morning with a coffee mug that reminds him of the years of hard work it took him to achieve one of the highest academic degrees.

His go-to smartwatch

Apple Watch Series 8

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Watch Series 8

His go-to smartwatch

Apple Watch Series 8

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An Apple Watch is the most sought-after graduation gift for anyone heading into the “real world.” It makes any working man become much more efficient to take calls, track steps, and view calendar appointments, all from his wrist.

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A high-tech phone cleaner

Simplehuman Cleanstation in None at Nordstrom

Cleanstation in None at Nordstrom

A high-tech phone cleaner

Simplehuman Cleanstation in None at Nordstrom

Simply place your phone in the chamber before you wash your hands and watch as it uses powerful UV-C light to sanitize any phone in 30 seconds. Pick up your phone and be on your way.

A plant he can’t kill

The Sill ZZ Plant

ZZ Plant

A plant he can’t kill

The Sill ZZ Plant

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A plant is always a nice graduation gift idea. He can watch this ZZ plant grow as he embarks on a new chapter of life. It can represent a new beginning, bringing fresh air, and add some greenery to his home.

Read more: Best Indoor Plants

A way to save his memories

HP Sprocket Portable 2×3″ Instant Photo Printer

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Sprocket Portable 2x3" Instant Photo Printer

A way to save his memories

HP Sprocket Portable 2×3″ Instant Photo Printer

Now 38% Off

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Life is all about memories. Inspire him to go on more adventures as he journeys into adulthood. He’ll want to capture them all and print them with the HP Sprocket to later frame or stick on the fridge.

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So he can DIY almost anything

Cartman 148 Piece Tool Set

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148 Piece Tool Set

So he can DIY almost anything

Cartman 148 Piece Tool Set

Now 26% Off

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Every graduating guy needs a solid tool kit in their adult life. This one from Cartman covers the basics for under-$50.

A pizza upgrade

Ooni Koda Pizza Oven

Koda Pizza Oven

A pizza upgrade

Ooni Koda Pizza Oven

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This pizza oven turns any patio into a ‘za kitchen—the ultimate upgrade from his keg stand frat parties and the late night campus pizza order.

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Deputy Editor, Commerce

As Men’s Health’s Deputy Editor, Commerce, Christian Gollayan oversees all shopping content on menshealth.com. He relocated back to New York by way of Portland, where he was the Associate Managing Editor at TheManual.com. Christian’s work has also been featured in InStyle, Food & Wine, the New York Post, and Tatler Asia. 

 

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