University Graduation Gift Ideas For Her

Graduations are a great opportunity to get together with loved ones to celebrate all of the time, energy and hard work that has been put into achieving a qualification. They also represent change, progression and moving onto new adventures, which is why it is seen as a tradition to get those who are graduating a gift to say congratulations.


But finding the perfect graduation gift for her can be a real challenge. Do you go for a sentimental graduation gift such as jewellery or something practical such as a purse or bag? How much should you spend and what is considered a good graduation gift for her? 

Well, never fear because Estella Bartlett is here to answer all of your graduation gift buying questions. Read our university graduation gift ideas for her guide and find the perfect gift that will show her how full of pride you are.

How Much Should I Spend On A Graduation Gift? 

When buying a graduation gift for her, more emphasis should be placed on how much thought has gone into the gift rather than how much it costs.

Set yourself a realistic budget of what you can afford and find a gift that sits within that. It truly is the thought that counts and not how much you have spent.

What Is A Good Graduation Gift? 

There are lots of things that can be considered a good graduation gift. From sentimental graduation gifts such as photo albums to jewellery graduation gifts that she can treasure forever, the options are truly endless.

However when choosing to buy a graduation gift, you should consider what will give her the most joy or what will she get the most use out of. 

For example if she’s starting a new job in the big city, a card purse or bag could be a great option as it will keep all of her essentials safely stored away in style. Alternatively, if she’s really fascinated by crystals and semi precious stones, then a piece of gemstone jewellery would make the perfect gift.

However you choose to congratulate her on her graduation day, be sure to keep her interests, personality and style in mind.

Graduation Jewellery and Accessory Gifts 

1. Initial Necklaces

Initial Necklaces are a great option as a graduation gift, especially if you’re unsure of what to buy her. Not only are they timeless, but they’re also incredibly effortless to wear and can be styled with her other pieces of jewellery. 

Available in both silver and gold, initial necklaces are the ultimate versatile gift. In addition, they can be especially sentimental as a graduation gift as they can help keep the recipient grounded and be a reminder of home while on their next adventure. 

Not only can you choose a necklace with the initial of her name but you can also choose a necklace with the initial of a loved one so that she can keep them close to her heart. Whichever initial you choose to go for, she’s sure to cherish a gift as thoughtful as this.

2. Pearl Earrings

If you’re looking for a classic and elegant graduation gift for her, then look no further than a pair of pearl earrings. Effortlessly stylish and featuring a sleek yet iridescent texture, pearl earrings are ideal for gifting to a loved one.

Pearls are said to represent wisdom as well as provide the wearer with protection. Therefore a pair of pearl earrings will perfectly symbolise the knowledge she has gained from completing her degree and offer her protection in her next steps after University or College.

Available in both silver and gold, there are lots of different types of pearl earrings to choose from that will make a great graduation gift. From pearl drop earrings that add a touch of glamour to delicate pearl studs that will compliment any look, there is a pair of pearl earrings for every graduate

3. Friendship Bracelets 

Friendship Bracelets make an excellent gift for your bestie on their graduation day. Typically given from one friend to another, friendship bracelets can symbolise many things including love, lasting friendship, happiness and joy.

Available in both silver and gold with the option of coloured beads and gemstones, there is a friendship bracelet to suit every taste and style. Featuring symbols of luck and prosperity, our contemporary friendship bracelets can be worn day or night.

Ideal for stacking with other bracelets or wearing solo, friendship bracelets make the ultimate versatile graduation gift. Not only are they stylish to wear but they also make a sentimental and thoughtful gift.

4. Gemstone Jewellery 

Gemstone and Birthstone Jewellery is a sure fire way to show her that you really care about her on her graduation day. Choose from a range of silver and gold gemstone jewellery pieces including semi precious stone necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

Whether you’re looking for a piece of gemstone jewellery in her favourite colour or are searching for a gemstone with meaning that will bring her peace and positivity, you’ll find it all at Estella Bartlett.

We offer a variety of gemstone jewellery pieces that have been beautifully adorned with semi precious stones including Malachite, Rose Quartz, Tourmaline, Lapis Lazuli and more. From gemstone bracelets that can be worn everyday to gemstone earrings that will bring out her eyes, she’s sure to love this graduation gift.

5. Pendant Necklaces

If you’re looking for a graduation gift idea for her that is personal and sentimental, then why not give her a pendant necklace? Available in both silver and gold, pendant necklaces offer plenty of choice when it comes to choosing a personal piece of decorative jewellery.

From pendants featuring symbols of nature such as flowers and bees to pendants featuring celestial symbols such as moons and stars, there is something for everyone at Estella Bartlett. 

When choosing a pendant necklace as a graduation gift, consider which pendant will best represent her taste and style. By selecting a pendant that aligns with her interests, values and hobbies, you’re guaranteed to buy a necklace that she’ll truly love.

6. Stacking Earrings 

Stacking earrings make a great graduation gift, especially if you’re unsure what to get her. Each stacking earring set features a number of different styles allowing her to choose and wear her favourite pieces from each set.

Diverse and fashion forward our stacking earring sets are available in both silver and gold plating and feature a range of hoops, studs and embellished earrings. Each piece of jewellery can be worn in almost any piercing, so they’re great for graduates who like to express their personality through their jewellery.

Whether you choose to go for a stacking earring set that is minimal and understated or something a little more daring, she’s sure to love this gift.

7. Bangles 

There’s nothing more timeless and elegant than a bangle bracelet, which is what makes them the perfect choice for a graduation gift. Available in both silver and gold plating, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to choosing the ultimate graduation gift for her.

Bangles can be worn with almost anything and no matter her style she’s sure to wear this piece of jewellery time and time again. Whether she chooses to stack it up her wrist with her other favourite bracelets or wears it solo, it's no doubt going to become part of her everyday collection.

At Estella Bartlett, we offer an exquisite selection of bangle bracelets to choose from, in a vast range of styles and shapes such as infinity bangles, open bangles and hinged bangles.

8. Chain Necklaces 

If you’re struggling for graduation gift ideas for her then a simple and elegant chain necklace is the perfect choice. Effortless to wear and always on trend, chain necklaces are a staple of any jewellery collection.

At Estella Bartlett, we have an exquisite selection of chain necklaces to choose from, in a vast range of styles including herringbone chains, twisted rope chains, snake chains, link chains and so much more.

When choosing a chain necklace for her, be sure to consider whether she would prefer something delicate and dainty or something more chunky and standout. This extra thought and detail will show how much you really care.

9. Hoop Earrings 

You can never have enough hoop earrings in your jewellery collection, which is what makes them such a great choice as a graduation gift. Timeless and always on trend she’ll be happy to add another pair of hoops to her collection.

Available in silver and gold plating, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the perfect gift for her. With pieces including small hoop earrings, gemstone huggie earrings, beaded hoops and rope hoop earrings, there is something for everyone.

Whether her style is elegant and understated or she loves to wear statement jewellery, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Estella Bartlett.

10. Anklets 

For something a little different, why not congratulate her on her graduation with a jewelled anklet. Whether she’s just about to head on holiday to celebrate or she loves unique accessories, an anklet is the perfect jewellery gift that she won’t expect to receive.

Ideal for wearing in summer and for special occasions, an anklet is a gift that she will cherish forever. Available in a range of styles and colours including semi precious stones, charms, chain designs and so much more there is an ankle bracelet for every style and taste. 

For a simple yet elegant look, the chunky rope chain anklet is a must. Or for a more colourful finish, the green Malachite charm anklet will add a colourful pop to her wardrobe.

11. Rainbow Jewellery 

Show her how full of pride you are on her graduation day with a piece of jewellery from our rainbow collection. Bright and bold, rainbow jewellery is the ultimate gift for anyone who likes to accessorise with colour.

Available in a huge range of styles including rainbow earrings, rainbow bracelets and rainbow necklaces, our stunning pieces will bring a splash of colour vibrancy to her jewellery collection.

All of our jewellery at Estella Bartlett is silver or gold plated and is beautifully packaged in one of our pouches, making them a great choice as a gift for special occasions such as graduations.

12. Star Jewellery 

Congratulate her on her star performance with a piece of celestial or star jewellery. Star jewellery symbolises success, guidance, motivation, encouragement and good wishes, making it the ultimate choice when looking for the perfect graduation gift for her.

We offer a variety of star jewellery pieces including star necklaces, star bracelets and star earrings. Perfect for dressing up and down, whichever piece of star jewellery you go for, it will no doubt become a staple of her jewellery collection.

Choose from a range of silver and gold plated star jewellery pieces that will effortlessly compliment her style and help her shine like the star that she is.

13. Nature Jewellery 

When choosing jewellery as a gift, you can’t go far wrong with a piece of jewellery inspired by nature. Symbolic of beauty and new beginnings, nature jewellery is the ideal graduation gift for her. Think dainty florals, colourful rainbows, cute insects and sunbursts.

We offer a vast range of silver and gold plated botanical jewellery pieces that are perfect for gifting and will help her connect with nature. Featuring a stunning selection of designs such as daisies, flowers, bees, butterflies, sunburst, rainbow colours and more, the possibilities are truly endless. 

Consider what her favourite part of nature is and choose a piece of jewellery that reflects her style.

15. Jewellery Box 

For a graduation gift that she’s guaranteed to love and is sure to use for years to come, why not consider giving her a jewellery box. Romantic, thoughtful and available in a huge range of colours and styles, a jewellery box is the perfect place to store all of her treasures.

From travel jewellery boxes that she can take with her on her next adventure to heart shaped jewellery boxes that can be adoringly displayed at home, they can be used to store almost anything.

Available in a range of colours, sizes, unique textures and with plenty of storage compartments, our elegant jewellery boxes make the perfect graduation gift. Keep her guessing by hiding a piece of jewellery inside the jewellery box as an extra little surprise.

16. Luxury Bag 

Now that she’s completed her degree and will be taking her first steps into the working world, why not give her a luxury handbag as a graduation gift to help her look and feel the part. We offer a beautiful collection of women’s handbags including backpacks, tote bags, crossbody bags and more that have a modern yet stylish feel. 

Suitable for carrying everything she’ll need on her next adventure, our handbags will effortlessly carry everything she’ll need for the day whilst the bold designs will add a playful twist to any outfit.

Available in a range of colours, styles and prints, you’re sure to find a luxury handbag that will match her style and lifestyle.

Make It Personal 

Now that you’ve got plenty of graduation gift ideas inspiration, why not make it even more special by adding a personalised message to your gift? 

You can add a personalised congratulations message to any of our jewellery pieces in our personalised collection. Alternatively, check out our Jewellery, Jewellery Boxes and Accessories pieces from our other collections.