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PhD students – how long have they been at school? Too long to count. During those final formative years, PhD students basically live and breathe their dissertation. It’s a long slog and when they’re finally done – they deserve a celebration! That’s why we put together this list for gift ideas for a phd graduation. Celebrate their hard work in style with a gift that says congrats.
Gifts Fit For a PhD
Not just anything will do.
PHinally Done Mug
The huge relief someone feels when they finish their PhD dissertation? This mug exclaims it.
Personalised Silver Star Paperweight
For a fun and unique gift, this silver star paperweight can be personalised with a congratulatory message.
Business Card Holder Gift Set
They’re a doctor now – they’re going to need a business card holder. This genuine leather gift set also comes with a fancy pen and a key chain.
Deluxe Lavender Spa Gift Set
The feminine PhD graduate will love a long session of relaxation or two with this fragrant lavender spa gift set. They just might never get out of the bath. And even if their not a mom, this list of gifts that promote relaxation has something on it for everyone.
PhD Definition Picture Frame
Here’s something for their mantle. A definition of PhD that will resonate with someone defending their dissertation.
Funny Badge Button
There’s nothing like a pun to make people laugh – this funny ‘She wants the PhD’ button will do just that.
‘Not That Kind of Doctor’ Shirt
Yes, once you get your PhD you become a doctor, but let’s be clear on what kind.
For something a bit more subtle and elegant, these stainless steel cufflinks are a perfect little reminder of all the hard work they’ve gone through.
Folded Book Art Sculpture
This unique art sculpture will be a neat addition to their bookshelf. We guarantee that they’ll have nothing quite like this.
‘Achieve Your Dreams’ Engraved Gift Pen with Light and Stylus Tip
This stylish pen comes in a keepsake presentation case and makes a great graduation gift. It is engraved with the words ‘Achieve Your Dreams’ as a gentle reminder of never giving up.
Going Places Compass Necklace
This delicate necklace makes a nice gift for a girly PhD graduate – a reminder that there are so many places and so many possibilities to go from here.
One Line a Day: Five-Year Memory Book
Yes we remember the big events, but it’s the little things that make a life. This five-year memory book is a great gift to encourage record keeping and revisiting previous thoughts and memories.
Wine Gift Set
After a few long years (or sometimes more) of a PhD, the graduate deserves a good hard drink. This wine gift set coupled with a bottle of their favourite will definitely be appreciated.
Chocolate Fondue and Treat Maker
Fondues are something that people love, but that they rarely purchase for themselves. Satisfy their sweet tooth with this chocolate fondue and treat maker set.
Indoor Water Lily Fountain
Indoor water fountains are a great gift for any occasion, but especially for a graduate. It is something special that they will treasure in their home for years to come.
Tabletop Zen Garden
PhD’s are stressful but once done it’s time for some in-home relaxation with this tabletop zen garden.
Celebratory Gourmet Gift Basket
No one in their right mind would scoff at a gift basket, and since this graduation is a big deal – gift them a big one!
PhD Ceramic Tile
For someone who likes to decorate their home with memories of their life, this ceramic tile is ideal and clearly states that a PhD was accomplished.
PhD Funny Graduation Card
Know someone who graduated in English Literature? Get them this card, but only if you are familiar with their sense of humour!
Graduation Cap ‘Big Shot’ Glass
As previously mentioned, a PhD graduate needs a stiff drink at the end of their dissertation. Help them out with this nifty ‘Big Shot’ glass!