Custom Graduation Gift Ideas
A custom graduation gift can combine a traditional standard with a quirky sense of humor, add feeling to the formal, and even tell the story of your grad’s unique journey through life. Stop searching for the perfect gift and have a CustomMade artisan create the perfect gift for you. Looking for ideas? Check out these completed works from our custom jewelry, custom furniture, and custom pen galleries.
Want to capture a young person’s personality in a graduation gift?
I know Becca as a casual and easygoing person, but who is also very creative and loving. I was particularly pleased with the casualness of these charms. I continue to be drawn to the turquoise bead – the way the silver oxidized in the process. I chose to leave it.
Green tourmaline is traditionally associated with traveling, an activity your graduating student may soon undertake. This wayfarer pendant by Christen Largent, Metalsmith, features the stone on a beautiful sterling silver compass design.
Should your wanderer ever need directions, the inscription on the back will always work.
Contact Christen and discuss your jewelry and custom graduation gift ideas.
If you’re searching for a fun way to commemorate an entire graduating class, consider a time capsule, such as this five-gallon size, laser-engraved class graduation time capsule by Custom Caseworks/Precision Laser & CNC. Designed to hold letters and mementos from each student and to be opened at a future reunion, this capsule is made from solid walnut with oak and walnut veneers. The school logo and names of class members can be engraved or carved into the sides or top. Contact Sean Schriver and discuss your material, dimensions, and wording options.
Personal storage space will make a welcome gift for any graduate, especially when it carries some extra meaning. Some messages are virtually universal. This hand-carved redwood and mahogany heart trunk by Hugo Mesa Studio makes a bold and beautiful statement. Contact Hugo and have him create a similar chest or a custom design.
A custom hope chest can go boldly where no traditional hope chest has gone before. The “Launched” hope chest by Fine Ideas Furniture, made from cedar, cherry, maple, and wenge, was designed for a graduating high school senior and combines contemporary and Arts and Crafts style with legs that resemble stylized rockets. Contact Dan Rieple and discuss a down-to-earth custom graduation gift with out-of-this-world possibilities.
or a Civil War pen, featuring replicas of Civil War era bullets and guns as well as a foldout describing the replicas, for a U.S. History major. Get in touch with Paul Fussell and choose a design and theme for your pen.
The end of the school year is rapidly approaching, so don’t delay. Post your idea for a unique custom graduation gift on our CustomMade “Get it Made” project board and have interested artisans contact you.