June 22, 2020 2 min read

Graduating from college is a huge accomplishment, and it’s one that should be celebrated amongst friends and family. However, graduating from college also comes with some big steps, including starting a new career and moving from a dorm into a house or apartment. Because of this, some of the most populargifts for college graduates are home goods like glassware and bar tools. Below are some exciting and fun gifts for the college graduate in your life. 


When college graduates move into their first homes, they will need a wide variety of home goods. One of the best gifts you can give a college graduate is glassware, but not just any glassware will do. Rather than picking up a set of random glasses from your local department store, consider looking intopint or rocks glasses etched with the graduate’s college town. It’s a heartwarming and thoughtful gift that can provide a lifetime of memories. 

Wine Carafes and Glasses

Every home should have at least a few good wine glasses and a carafe for decanting and pouring, so if you’re looking for a unique gift that is sure to please, consider acarafe and somewine glasses that are etched with a map of the graduate’s college town. For a complete gift, choose a beautiful basket and include two bottles of wine – one white, and one red. It’s the perfect starter set for a graduate, and while the wine itself may not last long, the carafe and glasses will be treasured for many years to come. 

Insulated Drinkware

While glassware is always an excellent choice, if your college graduate is always on the go, insulated drinkware may be a better option. The powder-coated stainless steel vessel has three walls and is vacuum-insulated, so it keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for hours. The drinkware is also etched with the graduate’s college town and comes in three different styles: 12-ounceinsulated wine tumblers, 20-ounceinsulated standard tumblers, and 21-ounceinsulated hydration bottles. The former two come with a splash-proof lid with a slide top and the latter offers a leak-proof screw cap with a grip handle and a built-in infusion chamber. 

Bar Tools

Last, but most certainly not least, bar tools also make an excellent gift for the college grad in your life. These are important for mixing up cocktails during gatherings or for nights in, and you can choose from numerous thoughtful items. Some awesome examples include stainless steel straws, which come in stainless steel, gunmetal, rose gold, and prism colors. You can get these in four different styles, too, including6.5” standard drinking straws,8.5” standard drinking straws,8.5” wide mouth drinking straws, and5” cocktail straws. Muddlers are also excellent additions to any graduate’s collection, particularly when they aremade from quality hardwood and designed to last. 

College graduation is a huge milestone, and it comes with some big next steps for the graduate. The gift ideas above are not only thoughtful, but they are also useful and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. Whether you choose glassware, wine carafes, insulated drinkware, or even bar tools, the graduate in your life will appreciate them – and they’ll likely get many years of use, too.