Perfect College Graduation Gifts Perfect for Your New Grad

College graduation season is upon us yet again, and you know what that means: for the grads, it’s time to play “Pomp and Circumstance” while they get those hats, gowns, and tassels ready, not to mention start thinking about the rest of their lives! Now that they’ve accomplished so much on their own and are about to go out into the big, wide world, you’re surely overcome with emotion, and want them to know exactly how proud you are of them. What better way than with a thoughtful and personalized college graduation gift?

The answer is Cratejoy’s graduation gift boxes. When you send graduation gift subscriptions, you send a deluxe gift set that any new grad will enjoy, appreciate, and use. Monthly congratulation gifts are an especially thoughtful present for a new grad as they start the next stage of their life and career. You can select from college graduation gift boxes that include a personalized gift, a keepsake, delicious foods, inspirational goodies, a spa gift, or another high-quality curated collection that will surprise and delight your new grad. Not only will they be thrilled to receive something special each and every month, they’re likely to be navigating the exciting (yet overwhelming!) landscape of full-time jobs, their own apartments and houses, and paying bills. Ease the stress of adult life with a monthly reminder that you love and care about them, no matter how far away from home they may be.

Cratejoy is honored to celebrate this year’s new college grads — and make gifting easy for you — with this list of graduation gift ideas. Read on to find the perfect graduation gift for the college graduate in your life, whether they’re a relative or your best friend. These presents will stand out at any graduation party and make the grad’s life easier and more joyful.


Authentic Books - The Full Experience

From $65.00 per box
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Authentic Books is a book-of-the-month gift set that delivers a sensory self-care experience. In addition to a fun new book every month, they’ll get scented, scene-setting candles, tasty teas, or cocktails to excite those taste buds, plus bath goodies and a custom music playlist that take

relaxation to the next level.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the last week of every month

"This box absolutely made my day. It was so thoughtfully put together and on-theme. Love it!!" Nichole Z.


Work • Space • Spark: Your Career Growth & Office Decor Subscription Box

From $52.99 per box
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From beautiful, themed office decor and tech gadgets to helpful productivity and career tools, Work • Space • Spark is a monthly box that's designed for both the home worker and the office dweller! Each box features a new, themed mix of practical goodies, along with access to expert career videos, webinars, and online training sessions that can help any driven woman meet her loftiest career goals.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the United States between the 15th and the 20th of each month.

“I have to admit I wasn't really sure about this subscription box but I was amazingly impressed. The items that were inside are were very useful and can't wait to see what next month's box will contain.” – Cher M.


Craftsman Crate

From $30.77 per box
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If you have any guys in your life who like to spend time doing hands-on creative projects, then they won't be able to get enough of the Craftsman Crate. Every month, this subscription box arrives with new activities—from woodcarving to mosaic-making—and real tools to complete them. There are also clear, easy-to-understand instructions that outline each project’s construction process so everyone from beginners to experienced builders can create the item with ease.

Shipping: Boxes ship around the 12th of each month worldwide from the U.S. and renew monthly on the 15th.

“My 11-year-old son got a subscription to Craftman Crate for Christmas and he really enjoys it. He's been introduced to basket-weaving, leatherworking, glass-etching, globe creation, and more. It was a great gift that was a little outside the box for him.” — K.B.


Owl and Moon Apothecary Box

From $31.95 per box
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A magic-themed gift might be the perfect present for the person who loves new-age practices like crystals, essential oils, aromatherapy, and alternative spirituality. Every monthly box celebrates a different theme and includes a combination of an intention-setting candle, a curated crystal, an aromatherapy item, a handcrafted soap, and up to four magic- and metaphysical-focused goodies. Filled with vegan and handcrafted products, this gift box is sure to delight those who want to explore the practice of magic.

Shipping: Ships only within the United States during the first week of the month.

“I’m very happy with my box, the soap smells amazing, as does the candle. Beautiful crystal and tapestry. It was a very well curated box with quality, handmade products.” – Micki S.


Appalachian Mercantile Monthly

From $45.00 per box
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Celebrate all things Appalachian with this thoughtfully curated gift box filled with Appalachian foods, crafts, and home goods. Your gift receiver will enjoy a collection of six to seven high-quality, full-sized products each month (or quarterly if you select the Seasonal Mercantile Box), along with a recipe and information about the products’ makers.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the United States 3 business days after ordering. Additional boxes ship on the 15th of every month.

“Great box! I gave it as a Christmas present to my sister and her boyfriend. They both loved the variety of products in it. Everything was unique and high quality!” – Courtney


Paradise Delivered Premium Box

From $40.83 per box
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If rest and relaxation are high on their wishlist, the Premium Box from Paradise Delivered has got them covered! Self-care in the way of hand-selected bath goodies, beauty products, accessories, treats, and a good read makes a thoughtful gift for every occasion and beyond. No spa trip required: they can simply open the box, draw a warm bath, and enjoy some quality "me time."

Shipping: Ships worldwide to most countries from the United States the first week of every month.

“WOW! Best customer service I’ve experienced in awhile. Been a subscriber for a year. Have loved all my boxes. For the first time last box was missing an item. Email to customer service was answered in 12 hours. Very gracious. Replacement product received in less than a week.” – Army S.


The Ultimate BBQ Experience

From $40.99 per box
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Have a grill master in your life? This subscription box delivers premium BBQ sauces, dry rubs, and grilling surprises monthly, plus pitmaster-approved recipes and exclusive deals from award-winning suppliers.

Shipping: This box ships within 72 hours, with subsequent shipments going out on or before the 9th of each month. Please allow 5-7 business days for your order to arrive.

"Love these boxes! Always a great surprise as we grill a lot and what’s inside are products we are trying out for the first time." — Susan T.