Whether you’re celebrating your graduates from near or far this year, these graduation gift ideas include something every graduate can enjoy! Graduates love snacks, and this list includes everything from sweet treats and salty bites to fresh fruit. There’s even some wine for those college grads, too. Graduation is an important milestone, so get them a gift that recognizes all their hard work!

Graduation Gift Ideas

Deluxe Sweet and Salty Gift Box

sweet and salty gift box for graduation
This sweet and salty gift box has a little bit of everything. Raspberry galettes and cookie bars complement peanut butter pretzels, our famous Pepper and Onion relish, and an assortment of other delicious treats. You can even add a bottle of wine or sparkling cider to make the celebration extra special.

“You Rock” Gift Basket

"you rock" graduation gift idea
Tell your graduate just how awesome their achievement is with this “You Rock” gift basket. Raspberry galettes, cheddar snack mix, Moose Munchยฎ Premium Popcorn, and more fill this reusable wooden basket. The “You Rock” sticker on the chalkboard front is removable too, so they can write their own message and use the basket for storage after they’ve eaten all the treats!

Congratulations Gift Tower

congratulations gift tower
There’s no sweeter gift than this classic gift tower, especially when it’s wrapped up with a congratulations bow! Send your grad all their favorites, from juicy Royal Veranoยฎ Pears to delicious chocolate-covered cherries. Grand accomplishments call for sweet celebrations.

Money Tree

plant graduation gift ideas: money tree
Money trees are thought to bring good fortune, which is why they’re the perfect graduation gift idea. They’re also easy to care for, so your graduate won’t need to worry too much about them while adjusting to college or starting their first job. There’s nothing like a little greenery to brighten up a new space, and perhaps a bit of luck will come with it!

Congratulations Cookie Basket

congratulations cookie basket for graduation gift
Nothing says “congratulations” like a big basket of cookies! This woven basket comes filled with an assortment of flavors, including peanut butter, walnut chocolate chunk, and white chocolate raspberry. It arrives tied up with a pretty “congratulations” ribbon.

Meat and Cheese Picnic Tin

picnic graduation gift idea
For graduates who enjoy the outdoors, this picnic tin is a great excuse for them to get outside and take advantage of the summer weather. A variety of artisan meats and cheeses, a couple dips, and sea salt water crackers create the perfect picnic charcuterie board. It all arrives in a classic plaid tin for easy transportation, and the bamboo lid can be removed and used as a cutting board for the goodies.

Congratulations Celebration Gift Basket

celebrations snack gift basket
This handcrafted celebration gift basket comes brimming with gourmet treats. Your graduate can munch on savory snacks like honey pretzels and sharp cheddar cheese, and of course there are a few sweet cookie bars included to make it a full celebration.

Chardonnay and Cheers Gift Box

wine graduation gift
Celebrating a college grad? Send them this wine gift to open on the big day! A bottle of Harry & David Sparkling Wine comes with a few snacks in a cute “cheers” crate. You may not be able to make a toast in person, but a gift like this will let your grad raise a glass from afar.

Congratulations Truffle Gift Box

congratulations chocolate gift
Is there a sweeter way to share congratulations than with chocolate? This collection of congratulations truffles features six different flavors including almond, coffee, and raspberry. A “congrats” tag and ribbon top the box.

The Cheesecake Factoryยฎ Celebration Cheesecake

The Cheesecake Factory celebration cheesecake
This Celebration Cheesecake has it all: Cheesecake, vanilla cake, three flavors of mousse, and cream cheese frosting. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without the rainbow confetti! As impressive as it is delicious, it’s the perfect way for a graduate to end a day of festivities with the family.

A little distance doesn’t need to get in the way of celebrating graduates’ great accomplishments. Sweet treats, savory snacks, and  wine are graduation gift ideas that can make their special day memorable and delicious. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!


Brooke Younker has been on Harry & David's Social Media team since 2019. Her dad started working at the company the week she was born, so she grew up touring the candy kitchen and enjoying all the Moose Munch she could eat. When she's not writing about Royal Riviera Pears, you can find her exploring new mountain trails, trying new Southern Oregon wineries, or hanging out at her local CrossFit gym.

Write A Comment