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Best Doctoral Graduation Gifts Ideas | For Her & For Him (In 2024)

Less than 2% of the world's population has a doctorate degree. And they just earned one, through tireless sweat and tears. Celebrate and keep their long-awaited graduation moment alive through a special and memorable doctoral graduation gift. It’s a sweet reminder of how far they’ve come and how capable and strong they are! Scroll down for a list of our favorite graduation gift ideas for doctoral graduates.

1. Personalized graduation gift –  mug

Have you been gifting your doctoral graduates with books? Ready to switch to a unique, fun and meaningful gift? Meet the personalized doctoral graduation mug - the perfect keepsake to celebrate your graduate while leaving a lasting fond memory of you. 200+ customizable options are available in these products.

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Personalized doctoral mug

2. Personalized Graduation Dissertation/Thesis Mug

What better way to capture and celebrate this moment than with this premium mug that is customized to display your dissertation/thesis? Simply upload a PDF of your dissertation/thesis and we use high-quality printing to deliver a clear, easily readable mug that celebrates your accomplishment every time you have a sip! The perfect gift for doctoral graduate who completed their thesis!

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3. Custom LEGO® Lab Sets

If your graduate majored in life sciences and worked in a lab, these custom LEGO® lab sets serve as a beautiful reminder of all the hard work, failures, successes, and friendships made during their time in the lab. These custom LEGO®  lab sets are the perfect way to express their love for science and feel a sense of nostalgia and connection to the scientific community. 

Custom Lego Lab Set - Biosafety Cabinet

4. Science-themed Sticky Notes

Again, if your graduate majored in life sciences and worked in a lab, we'd like to introduce the captivating science-themed sticky notes! These innovative adhesive pads are designed to bring a touch of scientific wonder to a scientist's everyday tasks. Each note features delightful illustrations of lab life, making them perfect for scientists, educators, and science enthusiasts alike. Stay organized and inspired as they jot down notes, reminders, or formulas with these engaging science-themed sticky notes!
HPLC sticky noteLab life sticky note including pipette, lab coat and timer

Chemistry set sticky noteWestern blot sticky note

5. Work Bag

For those who will be entering the professional world and starting their first job, a classic/timeless, professional-but-cute leather work bag would be the most needed and practical gift to be used on a daily basis.

5a. For Her

This waterproof lightweight (1.9lb) spacious and stylish leather laptop bag (fits all 13-15.6’’ laptop) is a perfect choice. More importantly, it has 6 compartments in different sizes to fit your laptop and essential personal belongings, from a wallet, cell phone, glass, water bottle, book, and cosmetics, to an ipad.  

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5b. For Him

This similarly stylish waterproof leather work bag for men has similar features and characters as its counterpart recommended above. Again, timeless, high quality, useful and practical gift for male graduates.

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6. Space Pen

Yes, as you may have guessed, this is the original astronaut space pen. Even though nowadays people do not use pens as often as we used to, we still do need it from time to time. Plus, pens are always keepsake gifts. What’s cool about this space pen is that it writes at any angle, even in zero gravity. What space means in other conditions? Yes, extreme temperatures! This space pen can write in temperatures from -30F to 250F. It’s a piece of art that comes with a lifetime guarantee against all manufacturing defects. Yes, the pen is not cheap, but it is a gift worth keeping for lifetime.  

Space pen

7. Book “Never eat alone”

For those who will enter the professional world for the first time, they’ll need a lot of good advice on how to build up relationships and network in their career. “Never eat alone” is a book that teaches you exactly that. The author Ferrazzi is a master networker. His personal career path is a perfect example of what he teaches in the book. He networked his way into Yale for his undergraduate degree, then Harvard for his MBA, and later nailed several top executive positions. He lays out his exact steps for reaching out to people in his career and collected tips from other successful individuals in the business and political world.  

Never eat alone book

8. High Quality Jewelry For Her

College graduation is the perfect occasion to start or enhance a young woman’s classic jewelry wardrobe. For the graduates who will be immediately entering the professional workforce, a strand of pearls or high quality stud earrings would be appreciated. Depending on your budget, there is a big range of high quality work-worthy jewelry to choose from. Consider a mid-range brand such as Kay Jewelers for a strand of elegant pearls or a pair of stunning and classic diamond stud earrings featuring a round-cut diamonds set in 14k white gold. These classic and timeless jewelry will be a gift to remember for the rest of her life…

Pearl necklaceDiamond stud earrings

9. TRAVANDO Mens Slim Wallet For Him

Guys like slim wallets because they are easy to carry around. This stylish wallet is not only slim, but also very functional with 11 card pockets for carrying credit and debit cards, business cards, bills etc., On the security side, it was proved to be able to block the 13.56 MHz band and protect against data theft by RFID scanners.

Men's wallet

10. YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler

This Yeti bottle was picked as the best water bottle of 2022 by CNN underscored. This Yeti Rambler is an outstanding BPA free water bottle that keeps drinks cold (ice unmelted) or hot for hours until the last sip. In addition, this bottle is incredibly durable – 18/8 stainless steel construction stands up to even the toughest of conditions. The special durable coating keeps the bottle from fading, peeling, or cracking. This Yeti bottle is a gift that any graduate will most certainly keep close at all times.

Yeti water bottle

11. Tile

As a young adult, seriously, they most likely would need this, if they have not had it. It is a Bluetooth tracker to help you keep track of things that you want to keep track of regularly, such as your keys, wallet, phone, or even your cat! It is durable, water-resistant and loud.


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