Graduation season is approaching quickly, so it’s time to start thinking about what gifts you’re going to give. While store bought stuff can be great, DIY gifts are so much more personal and sweet. If you want to show your grad how proud you are and that you really care about them, check out these 12 DIY graduation gifts you can make right now!
1. Giant Photo Letter
Memory inspired gifts are always greatly appreciated, so if your friend is going away for school, make them a giant photo collage of all your best memories! This gift is super simple but insanely thoughtful so it will be the perfect surprise for your grad!
2. Sweet Phrase Painting
If your grad is going off to college, she’ll need some art to decorate her room with. This adorable painting is fairly easy to make and it will be a constant reminder of your amazing friendship! This phrase is super adorable but you can search the web or come up with your own to make it super personal.
3. Open When Letters
Graduation means that people are moving, which can be really hard. If your grad is moving away, write these letters for them so that they can be reminded of how much you love them whenever they miss you. This is one of the most thoughtful DIY gifts and it’s super easy to make!
4. Study Care Package
If your grad is about to go off to college, they’ll definitely need this study care package. You can fill it with all the things you know your grad will love like sweet treats and yummy snacks so they’ll seriously appreciate this thoughtful gift!
5. Hug From Home Pillow
This hug from home pillow is definitely one of the cutest and sweetest DIY graduation gifts out there. You can personalize it with your own adorable message to let your grad know that you’re there for them even if they’re miles away!
6. Pastel Handmade Soap
These soaps are so beautiful, so they’ll be so hard to give away as a graduation gift. Your grad will seriously love these soaps and appreciate the time and effort you put into these cosmic beauties!
7. Graduation Themed Cross Stitch
If you’re super into crafting, this is a great and super thoughtful graduation gift that you can get started on right now. This pattern is instantly downloadable so you can get to work. Your grad will appreciate all the effort you put into this gift, which is perfect for their special day!
8. DIY Doormat
Gifts that have personality are always the best, and your grad will appreciate how well you know them if you make a sassy phrased doormat for them! This is one of the most fun DIY graduation gifts you can make so get create and start stenciling!
9. Mason Jar Candles
Everyone loves candles, but mason jar candles are some of the cutest and coolest candles. You probably already have an extra one laying around so put it to good use and make your grad this great smelling candle!
10. Grapefruit Lip Balm
If your grad loves beauty products and trying new things, check out this simple DIY lip balm recipe. It doesn’t take long to make, so if you’re feeling rushed to make the perfect gift this is perfect for you!
11. Coffee Lover’s Jar
Instead of buying a Starbucks gift card, make a coffee lover’s jar for a super sweet graduation gift! Any grad will appreciate the caffeine boost as they go off to college or start their first job so it’s sure to be a winner!
12. Giant Hand Knit Blanket
No needles required, you can make this cozy blanket with just your hands! Anyone who loves to snuggle up will adore this soft blanket, and it may even be their favorite gift!
Which one of these DIY graduation gifts do you want to make? Let us know in the comments below!
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I've got a case of wanderlust, I'll never stop traveling because my goal is to go to every single continent. I've made it to four out of seven so far. I graduated from Emory University in May of 2018 with a degree in English and Political Science. I will be attending law school this fall but in the meantime I write, travel, and love to be outside in nature.