2021 Top Graduation Gifts

Graduation is one of life’s first major and memorable milestones in one’s life. Graduation is more than just a milestone this year. It is also an accomplishment for students to get through virtual school and classes during a pandemic. They have certainly earned this!

A thoughtful graduation gift for that high school or college graduate is one way to recognize the milestone and let them know you are proud of them. Here are our top 10 gifts the graduate in your life will love!



1.  A cooler

A cooler is a great graduation gift. Whether they are headed to the beach or the lake this summer with friends, they can keep their snacks and beverages cold all day on the water. Not to mention, it is perfect for Football tailgates in the Fall! The Yeti Roadie 24 is great for short distances while in the sun all day.








Shop the Roadie 24 here.



2. A hammock for hanging around

 An ENO hammock is the must-have item on everyone’s list right now. It is the best sidekick to your adventure — you can tie it up almost anywhere and just relax. Don’t forget to grab a set of Atlas straps needed to hang up the hammock.

You can find them here.


3. The perfect bag for a weekend adventure

Weekend trips and cross-country moves call for a duffel that can hang. The North Face Base Camp Duffel stacks up against dirt, water, and moving vans. Give them the duffel they need for whatever, wherever.

Shop the North Face Medium Base Camp Duffel here, and all duffels here.


4. Drinkware for the trails or tailgate

Another hot item and gift your grad will love is the Hydro Flask wide mouth insulated bottle. This bottle is more than a trending item, it keeps liquids cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 6 hours- making it perfect for any adventure! With so many colors in Hydro Flask and Yeti, buy them a couple of different styles in their school colors.

The Hydro Flask Wide Mouth 32 oz is a good size for a range of adventures or you can shop all Hydro Flask here or all Yeti here. If you’d like to learn more about Hydro Flask bottles, read here.


5. Footwear fresh for the summer

A summer on the go and full of new adventures requires sneakers that can keep up. New grads will love these comfortable shoes that fit in at any office or gym.

Shop Women’s Cloud shoes here and Men’s Cloud shoes here. Shop all On Running footwear here.



6. A leveled-up camp chair for outdoor adventures

It’s time to upgrade your grad from stadium seats to a Helinox Chair One. Do not be fooled by its size as this is not your typical camp chair from a big box store. This lightweight chair folds down to an incredibly compact size which makes it portable for the park, beach, wilderness, or any outdoor event. Plus, with its unmatched comfort and portability, this will make their trip all the better and chances are, they would not buy it for themselves. So give the gift of kicking back and relaxing in their new chair for a job well done.

Shop the Helinox Chair One here and all Helinox chairs and loungers here.



7. Survival Gear for the woods- or life in general

Give your grad the gift of preparation for new adventures with the SOL Origin Survival Kit and the Leatherman Sidekick Multitool. The survival kit includes essential outdoor emergency tools like a knife, fire starter, and of course, a compass. The Leatherman Sidekick is just that, your sidekick tool handy to get projects done and tools on-the-go when you need them most.



8. New shades to keep them cool

These new shades will keep the new grad fly, fresh, and fun. Originally made to be running sunglasses, these sunnies are the item to have this year. Better yet, they have a variety of colors to match any outfit and occasion, and are all polarized.

Shop the Goodr OG’s here and all Goodr styles here.



9. A lightweight tent

The Nemo Aurora 2 Person Tent is a great gift to celebrate a milestone on the road to adulthood. Easy to assemble and lightweight, this two-person tent is a great option for your graduate’s next camping trip.

Shop the Nemo Aurora 2p Tent here. Shop all tents here.



10. A pack for their travels

The Osprey Daylite Daypack 13L is the perfect companion for the new grad and all of their new adventures. For a trip out West to summit a 14er, to a Saturday morning at the local farmer’s market, and a day hike to a waterfall. This pack will go wherever with them. They will appreciate the side mesh pockets for their Hydro Flask and front pocket to stash their phone.

Shop the Osprey Daylite Pack here.



Ready to be outdoors this Spring? We have the Spring outdoor gear you need to get you back on the trails! We want everyone to enjoy the outdoors, and we work to build loyalty one connection at a time. Visit one of our stores or take advantage of our shipping or curbside pickup! #BeOutdoors