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20 College Graduation Gifts for the Class of 2017

It’s college graduation gift giving season again. Do you have your graduation gifts picked out yet? If not, GradtoGreat.com has compiled a list of this year’s best gifts for college graduates. And this list contains great personalized gifts for all occasions. That includes graduation gifts to fit any budget and occasion.

We've also included a few green graduation gifts, and graduation gifts that will help stimulate the economy.

First, if you need a gift to bring to a college graduation ceremony or party, consider one of the following graduation gift suggestions:

Graduation Gift #1:
Books

Books make great graduation gifts because they are easy to wrap, transport, and inexpensive to purchase. Here are our top picks:

1. Grad to Great: Discover the Secrets to Success in Your First Career (Shameless plug, but it is a good book! It's also available for the Kindle.)
2. Now Discover Your Strengths, by Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton
3. How to Say It At Work, by Jack Griffin
4. 45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy, by Anita Bruzzese
5. Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Graduates, by Anne Brown & Thom Singer

Graduation Gift #2:
Personalized Eco-Friendly Grocery Bags

These personalized, or monogrammed gifts are popping up in more places and likely to grow in popularity, personalized eco-friendly grocery bags are a practical and environmentally safe graduation gift.

Graduation Gift #3:
Luggage Tags

This is a graduation gift more likely to be appreciated by someone receiving a professional degree, and who will be traveling often.

Graduation Gift #4:
Cufflinks

This a graduation gift best suited for young professional men entering the fields of finance and business.

Graduation Gift #5:
iTunes Gift Card
If the college graduate you're looking to buy a graduation gift for owns a computer, an iTunes gift card is a gift to consider. Not only can you buy them at almost any grocery or drug store, but their size makes them easy to slip into a graduation card. And, the college graduate does not even need to own an iPod in order to make use of an iTunes gift card.

Next, we’ll take a look at some more expensive graduation gifts for college graduates.

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