From pampering presents to de-stressing treats, celebrate the graduate in your life with these top gift ideas

Whether they're a PhD, undergrad or just finishing high school, you’re undoubtedly proud of their momentous academic milestone. So if you want to help them celebrate or just help ease them into their new life stage, finding the perfect gift can be a great way to mark the occasion.

Stuck for graduation gift ideas? We’re here to help. From make-up and fragrance gifts for the beauty enthusiast, to de-stressing treats for the high-achiever who needs some self-care, or personalised gifts to show them that you know them better than they know their syllabus, we’ve done the research so that you don’t have to.

Whatever your budget, here are 10 of our favourite value-for-money gifts to make their special day extra special.

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10 of the best graduation gifts for her
Liz Earle Cleanse & Nourish Face & Body Collection

• 4-piece gift set

• Cruelty free

If she’s feeling burnt out after finally putting down the books, it’s time for some revitalising self-care. From the cult Hot Cloth Cleanser with two muslin cloths to the Instant Boost Skin Tonic and the Cleanse & Polish Body with an exfoliating mitt, this spa day in a gift box retails for less than half of its total product value.

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful X Never Fully Dressed Collection

• 5-piece gift set

• Limited edition

• Donation made to Smart Works

What better way to celebrate a learned lady in your life than this limited edition gift set launched to celebrate International Women’s Day? With 100% of proceeds donated to UK women’s charity Smart Works, it includes a Mini Vitamin Enriched Face Base, Limited Edition Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge in Powder Pink, Smokey Eye Mascara, Mini Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Golden Bronze and a Limited Edition Reversible Washbag – all for a fraction of the retail price.

Find Me a Gift – Name a Star Gift Voucher

• Personalised graduation gift idea

• Voucher valid for 12 months from date of purchase

For a truly unique graduation present that burns as brightly as they do, why not treat them to their very own star? All the lucky graduate needs to do is fill in a quick and easy online registration, and within 28 days, they’ll receive an official deed certificate for a star with their name – which is kept on record at the British Library, too. This is a gift your rising star will treasure forever.

Activity Superstore Mind & Body Relaxation Choice

• Voucher valid for 12 months from date of purchase

• For two people

• Choose treatments and venues

Now the stress of exams and anxiety over results is over, it’s time for her to finally unclench that jaw. The perfect relaxation gift for the grad and a lucky friend (you?), they can choose from a range of treatments – including Indian head massage, reflexology and more – at various locations. The ideal gift for some much needed R&R.

Geometric Shape Slip-in Photo Album

• Holds up to 140 photos

• Takes 6x4in prints

If you’re looking to document their big day, what better way to lock in the memories than in a modern, fresh and stylish photo album. From putting on the gown to tossing their cap (not forgetting the all-important handshake), the PVC dust jacket will commemorate the occasion and protect those precious prints.

Ted Baker Bath and Body 7 - Piece Collection

• 7-piece gift set

•  Includes body wash, hand cream, body spray, body soufflé, bubble bath & hand wash

After graduation celebrations end, sometimes a box set, food delivery and a cosy night in is all they need to refocus on what’s next. This gift contains all the me-time essentials, from a beautifully scented violet and bergamot bubble bath  to an indulgent body soufflé and hand cream. It’s everything they need to help them relax and unwind!

Yankee Candle Filled Votive Candle Pink Sands*

• Size: 37g

• Fragrance family: floral

• Burns 7-10 hours

If the budget won’t extend to an exotic getaway, this island-escape scent will help transport your giftee to imagined sunnier climes. Its beautiful blend of bright citrus, melon and berries, sweet florals and a spicy, musky and woody vanilla base can evoke seven to ten hours of fond musings – like being in a dreamy oceanside cabana with an icy cocktail in hand. Bliss.

Fujifilm Instax SQ1 Instant Camera in Chalk White

• Selfie mode

• Automatic exposure

• Square format photos

• 3 colour options

Help them create and share even more memories with this compact and easy-to-use camera. Available in terracotta orange, chalk white and glacier blue, and equipped with a selfie mode and mirror, this is perfect for capturing those fly-on-the-wall graduation-day snaps.

Morphe Eye Got This 4-Piece Eye Brush Collection

• 4-brush set

• Natural and synthetic bristles

If you’re looking for a little something to say, ‘I see you!’, what better way than this eye make-up brush set? With an oval shadow brush, blending crease brush, mini tapered blender brush and angled liner brush – whatever look they’re going for, they’ll have it stylishly covered.

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Iris Absolu Eau de Parfum

• Size: 50ml

• Fragrance family: floral

A scent to signify infinite happiness and togetherness, she’s bound to make this her new, signature scent. This re-interpretation of a classic perfume highlights the multi-faceted iris pallida. With green and juicy accents of fig accord and a blackcurrant blend, a heart of jasmine sambac, plus deep notes of patchouli, each spritz is bursting with old-school glamour.

Find more brilliant gifts for her  in our full range.

*Never leave a burning candle unattended. Keep a burning candle out of reach of children and pets.