10 Graduation Gifts For A College Grad’s First Kitchen

10 Graduation Gifts For A College Grad's First Kitchen

Graduation gifts can be a hard thing to nail down; they just accomplished something major and you want a present to reflect that. As many college grads embark on the world, they face new dilemmas to solve — living on their own might be one. Here are 10 gift ideas for your favorite college grad and their new kitchen!

1. Cookware/Dish Ware/Cutlery

This one might seem a little… boring, but don’t underestimate how perfect it is. Their use and purpose is obvious, but their prices are often underestimated by college grads. Between skillets, pots, pans, bowls, plates, spoon, knives, forks and cups, this can get pretty steep if someone were to purchase everything on their own. Many places offer sets of cookware and dish ware ready to be gifted to a deserving grad!

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2. Spiralizer

If you’re in search of graduation gifts for someone who enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, a spiralizer is the perfect present. This machine can transform almost anything into noodle-like shapes; potatoes, carrots, zucchini, bell peppers and squash are just some of the options. Your college grad can eat a little healthier and have a little more fun in the kitchen while doing so!

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3. Brita Water Pitcher

Admittedly, another not-so-fun graduation gift option, but a total necessary one! Most college grads won’t be able to afford refrigerators with water filter systems and purchasing bottled water can get pricey (and bad for the environment!) A Brita Water Pitcher gives them access to clean water easily! Throw in a reusable water bottle with this gift and they will be sending you thank-you notes for months.

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4. Espresso/Coffee Machine

As far as graduation gifts go, this would be a personal dream. Every college grad is different with how they take their daily dose of caffeine so make sure to ask before committing to a machine. Some might prefer lattes over a drip or French press over a regular brew. Whether it’s a regular coffee machine or a fancy espresso one, your grad will be grateful for the gift of caffeine. Not only will they be saving a bunch of money, they don’t even have to leave their home!

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5. Waffle Maker

I haven’t met a college student who didn’t absolutely love waffles. Whether it’s at a 24 hour Denny’s after a night out or over Sunday brunch with their parents, waffles have become a necessary food group for students. A waffle maker is the perfect addition to their kitchen gadgets and will offer a quick meal no matter what time of day. Throw in a bottle of fine maple syrup and boxed waffle mix and you’ve got a perfect graduation gift.

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6. Cookbooks

We love two-in-one graduation gifts! Cookbooks are a great way to try new recipes and push yourself in the kitchen. Get your college grad trying new foods and enjoying themselves along the way! Cookbooks also make great kitchen decor. Placed on the counter next to some plants (and maybe that French press!), cookbooks tie the room and offer a homey touch.  Many celebrities even have their own cookbook so check with your grad to see if one of their favs have a book!

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7. Toaster Oven

Aside from its obvious purpose, a toaster oven is the perfect gift for the grad that probably won’t be cooking up a roast any time soon. Most college grads haven’t used a full-sized oven in years. And many probably won’t feel the need to for awhile in their new kitchens. A toaster oven offers them the same functions of a kitchen stove one at a smaller scale. They can toast their bread for breakfast and roast their veggies for dinner! It’ll be like heaven.

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8. Popcorn Maker

They’ve graduated from college; it’s time they graduated from microwavable popcorn. Popcorn machines make the perfect gift for any grad. It’s a fun snack that’s easy to make and customizable to the person! Throw in some kernels and flavored seasoning and their apartment will be the go-to of their friends. You can even include a few of the grad’s favorite movies to really tie the gift together!

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9. Smore’s Maker

If you’re looking for graduation gifts for a grad that loves to host — or has a sweet tooth — you should check out gifting them a smore’s maker! It is a total novelty gift that is perfect if your grad loves having people over or hosting little dinner parties. They can pull out their smore’s maker for any easy dessert option the will impress all of their friends! Include some graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate bars and your grad will be thanking you for months!

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10. Wine Tools

Wine tools would make perfect graduation gifts for the grad that prefer a glass of red or white. You can include things like wine glasses, corkscrews and bottle stoppers and pourers. If you’re feeling a little generous, wine aerators are all the rage among wino’s. Include a bottle of their favorite bottle of wine and you’re all set.

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What graduation gifts would you give to a recent grad? Let us know below!

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