Great Graduation Gift Ideas That He Actually Wants

Updated by Timothy Paradis

For years you’ve watched him put in all the hard work that’s needed to succeed in school. Whether he was spending entire weekends on research papers in high school or pulling all-nighters to ace his finals in college , all his dedication has paid off and it’s finally time to sit-back, relax, and celebrate! So what are the perfect graduation gifts for him that speak to his interests, his new adult life, and show exactly how proud you are of all he’s accomplished? No matter if the graduate is your son, your brother, your grandson, or your friend, now is the time to shower your loved one with all the kudos he deserves with a monthly graduation gift from Cratejoy!

Even if you’ve already found a nice treat for your new grad, many men—no matter whether graduating from high school, college, or graduate school—may also need practical gifts, to help them embark on this new era of their lives. From neckties to grooming kits to boxes sure to keep him well-caffeinated, we have monthly subscription boxes that will help him put his best foot forward (and are likely things he wouldn’t buy for himself!)

Don’t let this moment pass him by without showing him all the kudos he deserves and making sure he’s prepared for the next step. To help with the hard work, we’ve gone ahead and found some of our best gifts for graduates this year. We considered what the future might hold for him, so whether you're looking for high school graduation gifts or college graduation gifts, seeing him off to higher education or hoping he'll land his dream job, we’ve got gift boxes that he’ll actually want.

Let's all join in and give this year’s grads a big round of applause!

Comic Mystery Box

Comic Mystery Box

From $31.00 per box
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For comic collectors, Comic Mystery Box delivers 15 collector’s comics from new issues to variants. Each box comes with $60 worth of comics, including vintage issues dating back 30-40 years.

Shipping: FAST, FREE SHIPPING IN USA. Order today and your box of 16 comics will arrive in 2-4 days. You'll get a new box approximately every 30 days thereafter until you cancel.

Customer Review

“Received lots of great comics and options to read, even helped me discover some I didn't know existed. The comics arrive well packaged and protected, I'm very happy and hope to continue this subscription for a long time to come!” – Khaezarn

Box of Matter

Box of Matter

From $37.46 per box
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Described as part museum and part lab project, each month brings objects of intrigue such as rare crystals, ancient fossils, wartime artifacts, natural specimens, and items with scientific significance, like authentic NASA computer chips.

Shipping: Your first box will ship ASAP. The following boxes are shipped monthly. Free US Shipping & reduced international rates. If you have any questions, click the "Contact Seller" button below.

Customer Review

“Probably one of my favorite subscription boxes EVER! If you have kids and they love knowledge and seek out information constantly, this box is an education easter egg that initiates the start of great conversation and exciting exploration into learning. My daughter loved it and my husband and I were kind of jealous, but in a good way.” – Krista T.

Gentleman's Box (Quarterly)

Gentleman's Box (Quarterly)

From $89.75 per box
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The Gentleman’s Box is a favorite subscription box that brings an experience in personal growth. With a quarterly or month-to-month subscription, he'll become a more well-rounded man with a mix of modern fashion accessories fit from a Nordstrom shelf and tech lifestyle items, all of which will help him live his best life. With a retail value of over $300, he'll get everything from grooming products and barware to a pair of socks and sunglasses. It's like getting a stylist without the styling fee!

Shipping: Your first box ships within 3-5 business days of check out. You will renew each quarter on the date you subscribed. Subscriptions automatically renew. You may cancel your subscription at any time. We do not offer refunds or returns.

Customer Review

“I have had this subscription for over a year. Each time I receive a Gentleman box, I know I am in for pleasant surprises. Considering what is inside, the value and quality of everything inside is thoughtful and curated. A sleek pamphlet with what each item is meant is beautiful.” – Stephen H.

Brothers Coffee - Single 12oz Bag

Brothers Coffee - Single 12oz Bag

From $19.00 per box
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Support coffee with a cause by upgrading your morning Timmies' brew with a monthly subscription box from Brothers Coffee Company. This box focuses on single-origin, ethically sourced coffees, and tells the unique story of a different independent roaster and their mission on how to make the world a better place. Choose the single, double or triple for up to 3 bags of fresh coffee roasted to your personal specifications.

Shipping: Your package will ship within the first week of every month. We aim to get customers coffee within 1 week of roast. Please order by the end of the month to get the current box.

Customer Review

“I gave this as a Christmas gift to my boyfriend and he tells everyone about how amazing it is! Every time we have a cup of coffee, he repeats how amazing each cup is even though it’s from the same bag; it’s like a renewed enjoyment in every cup! After the 3-month subscription, we resubscribed—and I know I’ll be subscribing again after that.” – Lindsay R.

The Necktie Subscription

The Necktie Subscription

From $9.16 per box
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Send him high-quality neckties and bowties that he can use for any occasion including holidays and company parties! The Spiffster Tie Club is committed to sending a collection of and fashionable ties made out of cotton, wool, silk, and microfibers. With 7 subscription tiers to choose from, go business, bold, or a little bit of both!

Shipping: Initial boxes ship within 3 business days. If you'd like to change the date of your first shipment please reach out to us. We're flexible! Subsequent boxes ship around the 22nd of each month.

Customer Review

“Love this club. For the price the quality of the ties and socks are fantastic. I get a lot of compliments on the ties, very modern and traditional and the ties are neutral enough to go with any number of shirts and patterns. Great stuff!” - Elvis S.

Finders Seekers Mysteries

Finders Seekers Mysteries

From $26.40 per box
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Solve puzzles while traveling the world with this thrilling escape room game! Finders Seekers is the perfect gift for puzzle solvers and mystery fans who loves a challenge! Enjoy this game with the family or venture off and uncover complex clues with a single use mystery game inclusive of hands-on and online gameplay.

Shipping: We ship on the 23rd of each month, for all orders placed by the 21st. All subsequent games will ship by the 23rd of each month. For last-minute gifts, we provide a fun PDF gift message that you can personalize and email or print. Shipping is $6 within the US, Canada shipping: $7.95.

Customer Review

“I have been getting Finders Seekers boxes for over a year, and I cannot lie, I'm obsessed. The mysteries are a lot of fun, and they are so much fun to do with friends, especially those that haven't done something like this before. Occasionally, the puzzles are evil (I'm looking at you, Paris box!), but the fact that after a year they can still challenge me is a good thing.” - Rachel C.

Comma Vintage: Quarterly

Comma Vintage: Quarterly

From $54.99 per box
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Comma Vintage is on a mission to infuse some retro fashion sense into every OOTD by sending unique and stylish garments from days gone by. Perfect for men who want to add classic vintage pieces into their everyday wardrobe, each quarterly box brings a curated mix of vintage menswear, all handpicked to match one another, along with a one-of-a-kind accessory, like a tie, hat or belt.

Shipping: We ship 2 to 4 weeks after the subscription is paid. This gives us time to find the perfect item, as we may not yet have it in our inventory. The sizing & preferences survey is emailed immediately after payment. Gift recipients will immediately receive their survey if their email address is entered. The "Wait until ship" option doesn't apple here.

Customer Review

"Such a cool idea and my box turned out better than I could have hoped. Received some very vintage pieces I can't wait to play around with styling. This would make a great gift too." - Zarah D.

He Time by My Me Time Box

He Time by My Me Time Box

From $62.50 per box
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Men can also appreciate a great beauty box especially when it comes to luxury essentials. He Time By My Me Time is a great gift for men who may be looking to try new and premium grooming and lifestyle products. Each box includes 8 to 10 items such as skincare and body products, aromatherapy, accessories, and gourmet goodies.

Shipping: Next shipment JUNE BOX SHIPS 06/08/24 IN TIME FOR FATHER'S DAY Ship every 3 months Shipping Schedule *March 10, 2023 *June 5, 2023 *September 10, 2023 *December 5, 2023

Customer Review

“I bought a two-box subscription for my 20-something son. He opened the first one under the Christmas tree and loved it. His second box just arrived. It is even better than the first. I am very impressed with the selection and how the items complement each other.” – Robin D.