20 Inspiring Graduation Gifts for Your Special Graduate
- Compiled & Edited by Crosswalk Editorial Staff Crosswalk.com
- 2019 15 May
The season of graduation and new beginnings can bring a mixed bag of emotions for many of us. Though it’s a time of great celebration and fresh starts, the letting go process can bring some pain too. Parenting is often just about that – a constant learning to let go; it’s a journey through the years. And whether they’re taking their next steps towards kindergarten, we’re watching them head off to college, or straight into their first big job, it can be difficult for us as parents. But there’s hope. Our children are His. No matter where they go, or how old they are, they are in His care. They are in His hands. He has great purpose for them in this life and that's the very best place we can let them go. In a dark world, that can be hard sometimes. We often want to keep holding on, tightly. It’s a daily process to learn to let go, through all stages of parenting. But as we entrust them straight into the care of our powerful and loving God, we can be assured that He sees, He knows, and is there with them, always. He is able to care for our most precious ones, even far better than we ever could on our own.
Parenting is often just about that – a constant learning to let go; it’s a journey through the years. And whether they’re taking their next steps towards kindergarten, we’re watching them head off to college, or straight into their first big job, it can be difficult for us as parents. But there’s hope. Our children are His. No matter where they go, or how old they are, they are in His care. They are in His hands. He has great purpose for them in this life and that's the very best place we can let them go. In a dark world, that can be hard sometimes. We often want to keep holding on, tightly. It’s a daily process to learn to let go, through all stages of parenting. But as we entrust them straight into the care of our powerful and loving God, we can be assured that He sees, He knows, and is there with them, always. He is able to care for our most precious ones, even far better than we ever could on our own.-Debbie McDaniel
These graduation gifts are sure to inspire and encourage your high school or college graduate on the next phase of their God-given life journey!
Personalize your graduation gift with one of these inspiring Graduation Bible Verses!
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DaySpring Inspiring Graduation CardsSlide 1 of 20
This DaySpring graduation card will inspire your high school or college grad to keep trusting God in their life journey.
This encouraging graduation card reminds your graduation that they are wonderfully made by God and chosen for His purpose.
Beautifully Engraved Bible Gift PensSlide 2 of 20
This Mark 9:23 scripture engraved gift pen with light and stylus will make a wonderful gift, reminding your graduate that wonderful possibilities are waiting with God. The pen is engraved with the scripture: "Everything is possible for one who believes" (Mark 9:23). This black ballpoint pen is refillable, the batteries can be replaced for the flashlight, and it comes packaged in a satin-lined keepsake gift box.
Or gift this Proverbs 3:5 luxury pen, engraved with scripture verse, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding." This black ballpoint pen also comes in a satin-lined keepsake gift box.
Diploma and Tassel Shadowbox FrameSlide 3 of 20
This beautiful graduation shadowbox frame helps preserve your graduate's well-earned diploma and tassel. The frame has a built-in hook hanger for the tassel, which fits various sizes. The glass is tempered and scratch-resistant. Now your graduate can display their achievement and remember the hard work they put in.
Custom Coordinates NecklaceSlide 4 of 20
This is a beautiful graduation gift for a daughter; this lovely custom coordiantes necklace can be personalized to show the coordiantes for her home, her new school, her alma matter, or her big move after college. Or you can personalize it with another inscription that wraps around the outside border of the coin, including names, inspirational messages and phrases to make it a unique gift. The necklace comes in three colors: gold, silver, and rose gold.
Jer. 29:11 Slimline LuxLeather JournalSlide 5 of 20
This elegantly designed Slimline LuxLeather journal comes in a fun lemonade pink color. The cover reads: "'I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'Plans to prosper you & not to harm you, plans to give you hope & a future'" (Jer. 29:11).
"The artistically designed Scripture featured on the flexible cover will be a daily reminder that the Lord is in control and knows what is to come." -Amazon.com.
Be Strong and Courageous JournalSlide 6 of 20
This brown flexcover Be Strong and Courageous handy-sized journal is a beautiful gift to send your special graduate onto their next adventure. The front cover of this LuxLeather journal displays the verse from Joshua 1:9; inside, the lined pages carry a line from Scripture.
For I Know the Plans I Have for You Charm KeychainSlide 7 of 20
This Gutsy Goodness Jer. 29:11 glass pendant keychain includes two bronze-colored charms--a tassel and a compass--and a clear-colored glass bead. It is also available without the bead, for a more masculine feeling. The main key ring charm has the Jer. 29:11 verse: "For I know the plans I have for you." There's a matching necklace too!
Or check out this stainless steel embossed and enameled keyring with the engraved Scripture reference of Jer. 29:11. It has the same verse as the keyring above but offers a look that could be used for women or men.
Deep Blue Jer. 29:11 MugSlide 8 of 20
If you like the Jer. 29:11 verse but don't want to give a keychain, you can gift this beautiful deep blue Jer. 29:11 mug. The mug displays the full verse; it is lead-free and microwave and dishwasher safe.
This mug offers a more feminine version with the same Jer. 29:11 verse. This flower power inspirational mug is also lead and cadmium-free, as well as microwave and dishwasher safe.
Inspirational Christian BraceletSlide 9 of 20
This high-quality fengma pu leather bracelet is durable and soft; it is made of eco-friendly zinc alloy. It is also lead-free, cadmium-free, and nickel-free. The silver plate reads: "God is within her she will not fall. Psalm 46:5."
Stainless Steel Bible Verse Cross Dog Tag PendantSlide 10 of 20
This stainless steel cross pendant for men is available with Proverbs 4:23, Philippians 4:13, and Joshua 1:9. The necklace has a silver and black tone; it is lead and nickel free.
Pocket Prayers for Graduates by Max LucadoSlide 11 of 20
Graduation is one of life’s most exciting milestones. It can also be a source of uncertainty and anxiety. What comes after graduation day? More education? A career? Starting a family? Often this time in life can bring more questions than answers, but Max Lucado offers hope and direction by pointing to the Answer to all of life’s question. Pocket Prayers for Graduates includes forty scriptures and guided prayers written especially for those considering their futures post-graduation. -Amazon.com
Graduation is a time of excitement and uncertainty. For graduates the question is, will they face the future with or without God? Let the Journey Begin repack is filled with godly wisdom, encouragement, and guidance from bestselling and trusted author Max Lucado for students about to embark on new steps in their life journey. Graduates will be reassured that they are not alone—God is with them every step of their way. -Amazon.com
The Purpose Driven Life Selected Thoughts and Scriptures for the Graduate by Rick WarrenSlide 12 of 20
Based on the New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven® Life, this keepsake book provides a priceless reminder for graduates of the bountiful life God has planned for them through understanding His purpose for their life. Carefully selected by author Rick Warren, the thoughts and Scriptures inside these pages will help new graduates simplify future decisions, develop a deeper meaning for their life, and most importantly, prepare them for eternity. -Amazon.com
Stand Strong: 365 Devotions for Men by MenSlide 13 of 20
When pressure rises from the expectations of life, men need to know that they can stand strong in the power of the Lord. They need to know that they can accomplish what God has planned for their lives. Don’t let the pressures of life overwhelm you! Stand Strong: 365 Devotions for Men by Men helps you discover how you can stand strong in the power of the Lord. -Amazon.com
God Hears Her: 365 Devotions for Women by WomenSlide 14 of 20
When you're having one of those days, you just want to know that someone is on your side. You have more than just someone . . . you have your Heavenly Father! He is with you. He is for you. He hears your heart's cry. And He will reassure you of this through the beautifully designed, hardcover devotional collection, God Hears Her. The personal stories, Scripture passages, and inspirational quotes pulled from Our Daily Bread devotionals will lift you up and remind you that God is bigger than the trials you face. God Hears Her contains 365 daily devotions written by women for women. -Amazon.com
My Prayer Journal: A 3 Month Guide To Prayer, Praise and ThanksSlide 15 of 20
This beautiful prayer journal contains 3 months of pages to take notes and reflect on your relationship with Christ. Printed on high quality stock and sized at 8 x 10, it is perfect for both travel and fitting right on your bedside table. Whether it's for group Bible Study or personal worship, this prayer journal is the perfect tool to build a stronger relationship with Christ! -Amazon.com
NEOVIVID Be Strong and Courageous Engraved CompassSlide 16 of 20
The NEOVIVID Be Strong and Courageous Engraved Compass makes a great and meaningful graduation gift. The compass is made of premium quality handcrafted brass and comes with a leather case. Joshua 1:9 is engraved on the top side of the compass.
Brown Genuine Leather Wallet w/Brass Inlay - Jeremiah 29:11Slide 17 of 20
If you're going to gift your graduate with a check why not slip it inside this inspirational wallet!
This inspirational men's brown leather wallet, with snap closure, sports a lacquered antique brass inlay with an engraved Scripture from Jeremiah 29:11. Inside are 2 full length bill fold pockets, an ID window slot, 8 credit card slots and 2 multi-function pockets. -Amazon.com
If you don't like the snap style here is a similar wallet without the snap.
Box of Blessings, Let Your Light Shine, 101 Encouraging MessageSlide 18 of 20
Start each day empowered by the encouraging words packed within this elegant Box of Blessings that holds 101 messages that inspire with Scripture and features the eloquently teal scripted Let your light shine from Matthew 5:16.
This boxed card set is beautifully designed with vibrant watercolor floral images on the box that carries over onto each double-sided card housed inside. Its 101 Blessings title is elegantly scripted in brilliant metallic gold lettering on the box top. Each card offers enrichment and encouragement with quoted Scripture verses. -Amazon.com
*Find the nursing edition here!
Engraved Men's Wooden Watch with Leather StrapSlide 19 of 20
This customizable engraved watch is the perfect gift for your graduate! Customize a meaningful message on the back, or choose one of the pre-selected ones from a mother or father, that he can wear and be encouraged by.
This watch is made of 100% real Ebony wood, with no harmful chemicals or paints. It is safe on the skin and won’t cause any rashes or irritation. -Amazon.com
*You can find an engravable pocket watch here.
Sterling Silver Caduceus Angel Nursing Themed Pendant NecklaceSlide 20 of 20
This sterling silver caduceus angel nursing necklace makes a beautiful graduation gift for the special nursing grad in your life. The necklace is engraved with a nurse's prayer: "Lord, Guide My Hands and My Heart as I Care For My Patients Today"
*You may also like this dainty heartbeat cuff bracelet for your nursing grad.
Personalize your gift with one of these powerful Graduation Bible Verses. May your gift encourage and delight the graduate who receives it.