Best Books to Give as Graduation Gifts

There are a number of great books that can be given as graduation gifts, depending on the recipient’s interests and reading habits. Whether the recipient is a reader out of necessity or an experienced reader, there are a number of great books to choose from.

Here are some of the best books to give as gifts to someone who is graduating from college:

1. Whatever You Are Be a Good One by Lisa Congdon

This beautifully hand-lettered book of quotations is a great gift to give any graduate, as they will look back on them through the years when needing a little extra boost. Including quotes like “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood” by Marie Curie, your graduate will always be able to turn to this book for inspiration.

2. The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College by Harlan Cohen

This guide makes an excellent gift for any high school graduate headed to college. Curious about the bathroom situation in dorms? Want to know how to find the best loans and grants? With information on everything from dorms to dating, this book is a must-have!

3. The Little Things in Life by Catherine Hapka

Winnie the Pooh always takes time to stop and enjoy the trivial things in life. Among the best books for graduation gifts, this will encourage your grad to do the same!

4. Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown

Graduating from college and being expected to enter day-to-day adult life can be intimidating–How do you dress for job interviews? What should you look for in an apartment? But you can make it a bit less scary for your graduate with this entertaining, detailed how-to adult book.

5. Hello World! by Kelly Corrigan

From bestselling author Kelly Corrigan comes a colorful book about all the people you will connect with in the world when you embark on any new adventure. Great for children graduating from preschool or elementary school!

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