6 Meaningful Gift Ideas for This Graduation Season

6 Meaningful Gift Ideas for This Graduation Season

Watching your son or daughter, niece or nephew, cousin, best friend, or closet peer reach the prestigious milestone of graduation will fill you with pride and sentimental memories. Dropping them off four years ago as an undergraduate freshman or helping them learn algebra in middle school, never expecting that they would want to become an engineer—these are the flashbacks that weave your story together with your graduating loved ones’. Honoring a graduate’s commitment to their course of study, craft, or practice with a meaningful graduation gift is a thoughtful way to remind them of your everlasting love and support. Lux Bond & Green has many luxury graduation gifts that are personal and high-quality. So go ahead and seize the moment of graduation to mark your loved one’s long-term investment in their education with a gift that will also last forever.

Diamond Stud Earrings

As students become graduates and reach new accomplishments in adulthood, consider equipping them with a versatile yet generous gift that helps them see themselves in a confident, professional light. Diamond stud earrings can be worn to almost any workplace and for both special and casual occasions. Lux Bond & Green has glittering diamond solitaire earrings in many carat sizes and settings, from petite quarter-carats to four and even six-carats total, and in three-prong, four-prong, bezel-set, and halo settings. Solitaire diamond studs are perfect for college graduation. Clustered diamond studs and diamond disc earrings by Delicato are some of our favorite gift suggestions for high school graduation because this designer specializes in youthful, trend-forward fine jewelry, available in white or yellow gold.

Pendant Necklaces

A pendant necklace honors a graduate’s passions and interests and might help them remember their roots as they enter a new phase of life. Diamond pendant necklaces from Roberto Coin, such as a Tiny Treasures collection pave diamond letter necklace, lock charm, or circle of life pendant in white or yellow gold, are simple yet delightful graduation gift ideas. Lux Bond & Green also offers many unisex cross pendants from unadorned styles to those that feature diamonds in sterling silver, white gold, and yellow gold. A cross pendant gift reminds grads that their faith, family, and community are always there for them during this potentially stressful time of change.


One of the most popular graduation gift ideas is a watch, and for good reason. A luxury timepiece is a tremendous way to mark a new beginning and nod to new responsibilities, maturity, and adventure! There are so many timepiece designers to choose from at Lux Bond & Green. Begin by considering your graduate’s hopes, dreams, and plans. Are they taking a year to travel the world? Are they striving to become a partner at a law firm? Will they be teaching at an inner-city school? Lifestyle is one of the most important considerations when selecting a watch. High-precision TUDOR watches are designed with a sporty yet luxurious aesthetic in mind. Another Swiss favorite is TAG Heuer, which touts durability and accuracy. Breitling watches are born to perform, coming from military roots, yet many models blend advanced mechanics with street style. Detroit-based Shinola watches are known for their leather bands and gentlemanly, nostalgic aesthetic, while Frederique Constant is famous for their high quality classical watches offered at sensible prices. What will your grad want to wear every day? Find these luxury watch designers, and many more, in Lux Bond & Green's extensive collection.

Montblanc Writing Instruments

A luxury writing instrument is a timeless gift that encourages students toward great things ahead. Montblanc is our favorite creator of precision writing instruments, named for a Swiss alpine peak whose form is incorporated in Montblanc pen designs. The Alps represent bravery and triumph under harsh conditions. What could be more apt for a graduate? Choose from sleek Montblanc rollerball, ballpoint, and fountain pen writing instruments in resin colors like formal black, light blue, white, and coral with gold fittings. Each Montblanc pen includes a signature gold nib to ensure a consistent, smooth writing experience. Choose a classic such as the Meisterstuck or Rouge et Noir models or the modern platinum-plated StarWalker, inspired by space exploration.

William Henry

On their graduation, plan to present your one-of-a-kind kid with a one-of-a-kind gift. William Henry's knives and jewelry for men include exclusive natural and rare materials. Some models exist in editions of only 100 pieces! William Henry folding knives have a blade of forged Damascus steel and a single-handed operation with a button lock and coordinating gemstone accented thumb stud. Handpiece inlays feature mesmerizing materials such as orange coral, striated brown mammoth tooth, and shimmery abalone. Each knife is masterfully designed, and all components merge into one artistic, heirloom-worthy instrument. William Henry bracelets for men have the same original spirit as the designer’s knives, featuring colored stone beads, sturdy, high-quality clasps, and sculpted silver spacers, displayed on durable aircraft cable. These bracelets are built to stand up to anything your ambitious graduate may put them through.

Pearl Jewelry

A meaningful graduation gift honors a graduate's newfound maturity. Pearl jewelry is classically sophisticated, and wearing pearl earrings or a pearl necklace can be transformative for a young person's self-esteem. Lux Bond & Green is an expert in luxury pearl jewelry and we offer the finest pearl jewelry designers in the world, including Mikimoto and Paspaley. For an undergraduate or graduate school achievement, choose white pearl stud earrings, a black or gold South Sea Tahitian pendant pearl necklace, or even a full strand that will be treasured forever.

Graduation is the perfect time to gift something to a young person that they would never purchase for themselves. Find these unique gift ideas and many more from Lux Bond & Green online in our graduation gift guide, or by visiting your nearest Connecticut or Massachusetts store!