Best Graduation Gifts From Canadian Shops

Graduating is a big accomplishment and one that should be celebrated. We handpicked our favourite graduation gifts from Canadian businesses to help make gift shopping super easy. You can check them out below. Whether you’re looking for a grade 8 graduate, high school graduate, or a college/university grad, there’s a gift that’s suitable for everyone.

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Graduation Gift Boxes

Revive Goods Co. is one of our favourite Toronto gift basket companies. Their graduation gift boxes feature products like a personalized graduation mug, journal, candle, pocket mirror & matches. You can also choose to switch out the notebook with a pair of fuzzy socks. If you are simply looking for a great gift basket, they also have lots of other themes to choose from that can be used for a variety of occasions and milestones.

Picture Credit: Revive Goods Co.

Graduation Candle Gift Ideas

Breathe In The Light is a Canadian candle company and local Quebec shop. They have so many awesome soy wax candles to choose from for a variety of celebrations and milestones, including graduation. With their graduation candles you can choose between one that reads “One Degree Hotter” where you can also include a personalized message along with the graduates name. The other is a little more serious and says “Proud Of You” and you can also include a custom message.

Picture Credit: Breathe In The Light

Graduation Cards

Carda Design Co. is one of our favourite Toronto greeting card brands. They have a few graduation themed greeting cards to choose from. Our personal favourite is the card shown below that reads “Congrats graduate! You did it!” with a beautiful illustration of books and a graduation cap. They have a few others to choose from as well, so make sure you check them out.

Picture Credit: Carda Design Co.

Leather Messenger Bag: Graduation Gifts

Local Toronto shop and Canadian leather bag brand, Hides Handcrafted, has some really beautiful graduation gift ideas. You can choose between their messenger bags, leather laptop bags, weekender bags, and more. Leather bags make a great graduation gift for a grad heading off to college or graduating from university. 

Picture Credit: Hides Handcrafted

Custom Wine Labels: Graduation Gifts

Frank & Looms is a local Ontario shop that has a number of budget friendly and unique graduation gift ideas. Their shop is full of unique wine label stickers that you can easily order and grab a bottle of wine and put the personalized sticker over the wine label. This is a really unique gift idea because you can buy whatever wine the recipient likes and it’s a really budget friendly way to showcase an achievement or milestone or make them laugh. Some of their graduation themed wine labels include a custom congrats with the recipients name or things like “pairs well with graduating” or “one degree hotter” and “turns out you weren’t too cool for school”.

Picture Credit: Frank & Loons

‘Call Your Mom’ Keychain Graduation Gift

Janet Can Stamp is a local Ontario shop based in Niagara that creates made in Canada hand stamped keychains, ornaments, coasters and more. We love their collection of keychains that make great graduation gifts. The ‘Call Your Mom’ keychain shown below is definitely a favourite. It’s perfect for kids heading off to college!

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Picture Credit: Janet Can Stamp

Graduation Gifts: Custom Mugs

Studio Seventeen is a local Ontario shop based in Sarnia that creates custom mugs and ornaments. The graduation mugs that we really like are the ones where you can personalize the person shown on the mug so it resembles the graduate. You get to choose between hair colour, skin tone, what type of dress or pants, what colour of gown they have and you can include their name and the year they graduated. These are definitely a fun graduation gift idea and something that will be cherished.

Picture Credit: Studio Seventeen

Morse Code Bracelet Graduation Gift Idea

Bead A Story is a local Thunder Bay shop and Canadian jewellery brand that creates really unique made in Canada morse code necklaces and bracelets. You can order this ‘class of 2024’ morse code bracelet or choose from their collection, or order a custom message. These secret messages make a great gift for teenage girls.

Picture Credit: Bead A Story

Custom Socks: Graduation Gifts

Another fun graduation gift idea are these custom socks from You Rock My Socks Co, a local British Columbia shop based in Nanaimo. They have a few styles to choose from and you can customize them with the graduates name.

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Picture Credit: You Rock My Socks Co

If you’d prefer to order a graduation gift that is more general and doesn’t have a specific graduation theme to it, check out these shopping and gift guides:

These are our top graduation gift ideas from Canadian businesses. We’ll keep updating this list as we discover more great graduation gifts we want to share with you. If you’re planning to host a party, you might be interested in this graduation party ideas guide we found.

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