The Best Graduation Gift Ideas for Everyone

Coming in early Summer, graduation season is a thrilling time and everyone who supports a graduate wants to let them know how proud they are of their dedication and hard work. It’s truly a milestone that deserves recognition and celebration. Graduating from high school, college or university studies marks the beginning of an exciting new stage of life and a wealth of new opportunities!

If you’re shopping for a gift for an upcoming graduation for a friend or family member, check out our graduation gift guide ideas to help you properly honour the graduate in your life and give them something special they’ll cherish for a lifetime!


When considering what gift to buy for a graduate, think about what their new chapter will bring! Whether the gift is practical like a watch or sentimental like a pendant, thinking about how your gift can help them on their next adventure is a good place to start.

We’ve helped hundreds of people celebrate graduates and we’ve collected a list of top graduation gift ideas for all your 2023 graduates!


  • Pandora Charms and Pieces: Pandora jewellery is the perfect gift to mark any special occasion in life, including graduations. J.H. Young carries the LARGEST Pandora collection in the Brantford area with well over 600 charms in our showroom! We’re sure to have the right Pandora charm, ring, earring set, or bracelet in stock!
  • Pendants: Our collection of pendants comes in various shapes – all beautiful with different sentimental meanings. With customizable and beautifully designed pendants, you can help your graduate remember the big day wherever life takes them.
  • Watches: Keep your graduate on time with our collection of stylish women’s watches including Tissot, Bulova, Longines, Citizen, and many more! As an added bonus, many of our watches can be engraved with special dates and messages – just ask us!
  • Shy Creation: A new jewellery line at J.H. Young, explore Shy Creation’s world of award-winning fine diamond jewelry exquisitely handcrafted and designed to celebrate the moments that matter.


  • Watches: He’ll never miss a meeting with our timeless designs – industrial, yet refined, creating the perfect accent for everyday style. With a designer watch from J.H.Young, he’ll be ready for anything. From Tissot, Citizen, Seiko, Caravelle, and many more – we have the best watch brands in store.
  • Watch Winders: Help him stay organized and ready to go at any time with our line of watch winding boxes with various designs and options to suit every personality and style!
  • Cuff Links: For special occasions or everyday wear, our men’s cuff links will add sophistication and style to any outfit. Available in a range of colours, shapes, and options.

  • Swiss Army Pocket Tools: Wherever life takes them, they’ll be prepared with a Swiss Army knife by their side. With our wide selection, you can choose different colours, and tools, and even get them engraved!


  • Picture Frames: Holding memories for a lifetime but in beautiful frames! Help your pals remember their special milestones (or even shared moments) with beautiful silver and crystal picture frames.
  • Flawless Pens: Help your friend look fly and always be prepared with beautiful chrome and gold pens – functional, fashionable, and always handy!
  • Mini Wallets: For their future business cards and existing payment cards, our selection of stylish mini wallets with options to engrave makes a perfect gift any time!

If you have any questions give us a call at 1-519-752-2330 or come into J.H.Young Jewellers for all your graduation gift needs – with over one hundred years of experience under our belts, we’re guaranteed to help you find the perfect gifts for your graduate!