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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 Grad
Not just anything will do, this person is a doctor now! Going through a PhD program is a huge endeavor, and definitely an occasion that should be celebrated. These gifts for a PhD graduate are perfect pick-me-ups after stressful school days and dissertation writing and perfect accessories to help them get started in their new career, whatever that will be.
It’s Dr. Actually Personalized Mug
This personalized mug says “It’s Dr. Actually” on one side and the PhD graduate’s name and title (Dr. Name) on the back. Perfect for that first morning coffee after graduation! You can customize the interior color, too, to match their preferences.
PhD Wine Label
A PhD graduation is definitely the right occasion to break out a great bottle of wine or champagne. Make it even more celebratory by adding a custom wine label like this one; because this wine definitely pairs well with a PhD.
Nespresso Coffee Machine
Now I know the PhD graduate will probably be wondering why you didn’t get this during the program to help with the long nights. That’s valid, but at least now that they’ve graduated they can afford to buy the pods, so… Anyway, if you want a big graduation gift for someone moving into a career, anything to make mornings easier is a win.
Dangerously Overeducated T-Shirt
A hilarious t-shirt fit for a dangerously overeducated PhD graduate! What better way to show off all those painful years of higher education?
High Quality Diploma Frame
Not all frames are created equal when protecting important documents like diplomas. Especially if you want to hang them on the wall! This one has a business-style matting and frame style, plus preservation features like UV protection so the degree inside won’t fade over time.
Personalized Acrylic Sign
The PhD graduate you gift this to could display it at home, in their home office, or at work. Customize it with their name, specialization, and best of all, silhouette. This one has masculine figures, but the seller also offers a female version.
Scratch Off Bucket List
It’s well known that undergoing a PhD program is pretty much all encompassing. Chances are, a new doctor hasn’t had the time or spare cash to go on too many adventures. If your PhD grad loves to travel, help them start this new chapter with something to look forward to like this scratch off bucket list poster that features popular tourist stops.
The Power of a PhD Career Book
Not everyone who graduates with a PhD knows exactly how they’ll be using it in their future career. If you’re shopping for a doctor who’s still unsure about career goals, this book can help them find meaningful work by utilizing their in creative ways.
Spa Supplies or Spa Day
Now that they finally have some time to rest, help the recent grad relax by gifting some spa or relaxation related gifts. You can’t go wrong with a foot bath, or go bigger and purchase a day at the spa gift certificate for some real R&R.
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. Funny t-shirts are cute gift ideas for a PhD graduation to lighten the mood.
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. If you’re shopping for someone close to you high end jewellery that they can wear to a new job or enjoy as a keepsake also make great gift ideas for a PhD graduation.
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 after their graduation. 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.
Funny Doctor Graduation Candle
Sometimes you just have to commensurate a big moment with a funny gift. Becoming a doctor is no easy feat; remind them with this funny candle gift 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!
Hopefully you found the perfect gift ideas for the next PhD graduation you go to! Whether you’re shopping for a friend or family member there are so many fun ways to celebrate this amazing achievement in someone’s life. Don’t forget to address all cards to “Dr. Name” to acknowledge this new chapter (and title) in their life.