DIY Graduation Gifts


DIY Graduation Gifts are a fun and unique way to bless a new graduate. Graduation gift baskets contain many small practical items bundled into one gift basket. Almost Empty Nest has several posts dedicated to DIY gift baskets that are listed below. Most contain FREE PRINTABLES that you can download and add to your gift. 

Check out these DIY Graduation Gift Basket Ideas below: Dorm First Aid Kit, Have Loads of Fun in College Gift Basked, Dorm or Apartment Cleaning Basket and a Coffee Gift Basket.

For more graduation gift ideas: Ultimate Graduation Gift Guide

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DIY Graduation Gifts

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College Survival Kit

Make a College Survival Kit for the graduate to take to college for unexpected emergencies. A small bag filled with items like pain reliever, feminie products, tissues, lip balm, and of course, a Starbucks gift will come in very handy for a new college student. Get more College Survival Kit ideas in this post: College Survival Kit.

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Cleaning Gift Basket

Another responsibility of leaving home is being responsible for cleaning your own space. Give them a cleaning bucket filled with supplies to help them keep everything in one place. A printable cleaning checklist is a fun addition. See New Apartment Care Package for more information and to download the printable.

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Dorm First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is a thoughtful thing to put together for the graduate. Many of the commercially made ones contain a whole lot of bandaids and not much else. By making one yourself you can put in items like a thermometer, pain reliever, anti-biotic ointment and other items they may really need if they are sick or hurt. See How to Make the Best First Aid Kit for College for details.

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Coffee Care Package

A Coffee Care Package with coffee, coffee stainless steel travel mug, and a coffee shop gift card makes a fun and useful gift.

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Have Loads of Fun Laundry Care Package

Every new graduate will be facing laundry – a skill they may or may not have already acquired. In any case, they will need some laundry supplies – detergent, fabric softener, bleach crystals, Downey spray. I also love the book “Do Your Laundry or You Will Die Alone” – a hilarious book of pithy advice from a mom who has been there. For more information and to download a Have Loads of Fun in College Printable go to Loads of Fun Laundry Gift Basket.

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Going Away to College Coffee Gift Basket

College kids drink a lot of coffee. It helps their pocket books if they brew at least some of it in their room instead of always buying Starbucks. Create a DIY graduation gift with some supplies like coffee pods, a cute travel mug, creamer singles and If you are really generous, throw in the coffee maker as well! Other ideas are a cute coffee sign for their coffee bar and fun mug. For the free printable tag and for more coffee gift basket ideas see Going Away to College Coffee Gift Basket.

I hope you like these DIY Graduation Gifts! These make unique and special graduation gifts for all the graduates in your life.

And don’t forget to add these Bible Verses for High School Graduation to their gift! You can download them in the Subscriber’s Library. Sign up below!

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Ultimate Graduation gift Guide
Bible Verses for College Students
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