smiling graduate with her grandma giving her a gift

Graduation Gift Ideas: The Best Personalized Presents for Grads

Originally Published May 12, 2022Updated May 13, 2024

Gift Ideas from Their Favorite Memories for the Graduate!

Congratulations to the class of 2024! 🎓 Whether they are graduating from kindergarten, high school, or even college and post-grad, show your graduate how proud you are of them with a personalized gift! Turn their memories into treasured keepsakes they will are sure keep for years to come as graduation rolls around.

Graduation Photo Packs: Transform those Grad Photos into the Best Gift

Create a grad pack filled with their best senior photos! Use a variety of sizes and prints to create a gift for family and friends to celebrate the grad! Stumped on ideas? Not to worry, here are two examples of a set you can create and buy ... or be as creative as you'd like! With Picta, we've got loads of photo sizes to shop from, plus they are ready in 1-hour ... that's less time than it takes for the grad to cross the stage!

Photo Pack Ideas

Or, get creative and create a mix of different products and sizes to make your own personalized photo pack! Choose between different sized prints (some classic 4x6s, a larger 8x10 print to hang on the walls and maybe some wallet prints for grandma and grandpa). Get funky with it - it's up to you!

Ideas for the Best Elementary Graduation Gift

Graduation Cards

Celebrate the class of 2024 with a personalized card! Available in a variety of styles and colors, there's something for every type of student. Try the cards in flat or folded for a place to create a message inside. Or check out our thank you cards for a special way to say "thanks for showering me with gifts!" if you are the graduate.

Our card designs are perfect for all ages and all class years, with a different style for every grad! Check them out here. Whether you are planning a graduation party and need an invitation card or want a special card to announce your graduate's achievements, we've got design options for every occasion! Plus, did we mention they are ready in 1-hour, perfect for last-minute?

Best Senior Graduation Gift Ideas

Your senior has made it! 12 years of school later, and you want to shower them with gifts that help them remember all those good memories. Check out some of our favorite personalized gift ideas for your high school graduate:

Photo Poster or Canvas Gifts

poster is a great way to create a big present to express your pride for the graduate! Our tips? Use a photo of the grad at their school, wearing their school apparel, or even with their classmates! We give this gift idea an A+!

Our photo canvases are a great idea for a gift to turn those special school memories into the perfect dorm decoration as your graduate heads off to college or secondary school. Take a snap from your graduate heading off to prom or on their Spring Break trip to Coachella for something special to remember those big moments.

Photo Collage Wall

This personalized gift idea are sure to get your graduate all pumped up for college and dorm life. It's an easy and cheap custom gift that is sure not to break the bank, no coupon or promo code needed! Gather photos from your grad's high school or even middle school memories. Friends, families, vacations, those good times! Add in some inspirational quotes and you've got yourself a DIY kit for your graduate to easily decorate their dorm with pictures.

Other Personalized Gifts

Picta has a range of same-day products that will take those awesome pictures and turn them into memorable gift ideas. From Acrylic Blocks to Magnets to Wood Hangers and other popular gift options, we've got something for every style of grad, from middle to high school, to college and beyond.

Whatever the gift idea, the good memories that stem from this special day are sure to put a smile on the grad's face! This graduation day is something they will want to remember forever, and creating a personalized gift is the perfect way to do that, and to shower them with love as they embark on this next chapter in life.

Or create graduation gifts that embody the last 4 years of college or high school so they have something special to look back on for the perfect graduation gift! We hope you liked our best ideas, no need to head to Amazon for last-minute gifts, we've got you covered with 1-hour printing at a Walgreens near you. Our personalized gifts are here to save the day all year round, with options for everyone.

The Best Promo Codes for Picta for Graduation Gifts

Looking for a promo code or a coupon to save big on your graduation present prints? Feel free to check out our Coupons page for the best promo codes that will hopefully help you save a little bit of money.


Leah from Picta

Written by Leah from Picta

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Leah is a self-proclaimed iced coffee enthusiast, "word artist", and brunch connoisseur. 
By day, she makes a living by creating all this content you know and hopefully love for Picta on the blog, in your inbox, or on social media. 
By night, she enjoys cooking up something new in the kitchen, hopping on her road bike, and painting watercolors with a glass of rosé (or two or three)!

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