For The Love of Books

5 Great Gifts for Grads

Graduation season is rapidly approaching! Do you know someone who will graduate this spring? If so, keep in mind that graduation can be a bittersweet experience. Most graduates are happy to know there will soon be a time when papers and exams no longer consume their lives. But many are also sad to realize this season of their life is coming to a close. Consider giving the grad in your life a gift that will encourage them as they walk into the new experiences God has for them. Here are five great gift ideas for the graduates in your life.

  1. Tumbler or Water Bottle

Though I graduated only three years ago, I have gone through multiple tumblers and water bottles. I misplace them everywhere! One can never have too many. Tumblers are perfect for the mornings when there’s not enough time to drink one’s coffee. And water bottles? They’ll keep your graduate hydrated and healthy!

  1. Books

Your graduate will feel alone many times during the days ahead. Thankfully, there are multiple resources available to help navigate the complexities of the early twenties, such as Ready or Not: Leaning into Life in Our Twenties by Drew Moser and Jess Fankhauser. This book explores different areas of life, including work, family, community, and spiritual life, and this resource helps to explore questions that are foundational for young adulthood. Check out the Grads sale here.

  1. Wall Art

The recent grad in your life might be moving into a place of their own. Give them some art to decorate those blank walls. It can be time consuming and expensive to decorate a space. Help make their space feel warm and inviting. Click here to download free Bible verse art that you can print and frame at home.

  1. Instant Pot

Sometimes cooking can be a struggle. Especially if you don’t have much time. Gift an Instant Pot, which makes cooking meals easy and leaves fewer dishes to clean. This is a gift I wish I had received. Because I didn’t have one after graduation, I cooked with a crock pot. Instant Pots are faster and much more functional!

  1. Cover Expressions

Give a customized Bible. Cover Expressions allows you to customize covers on Bibles and devotionals. Use pictures from a graduate’s most cherished memories to help them remember the ways God has led them over the years. This is a fun way to customize and create something that is perfect for your grad! Click here to learn more.

We hope you can encourage the ones you love as they celebrate accomplishments and look ahead to the possibilities of the future.

Check out our complete list of gifts for grads here! *On sale until 6/30/19*


Leela is the Media and Marketing Project Coordinator at Tyndale House Publishers. She was raised in Kansas City and has called Chicago home for the past five years. Leela works on the team to help coordinate advertising and media traffic. In her free time, she enjoys coffee shops, running and traveling with her husband.

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