My tried and true graduation gift is monetary. A visa gift card is always a great way to go because it can be used for anything that the graduate needs or wants for this upcoming chapter of their lives. I have also made gift baskets of necessities for those who are going to college. My gift baskets include things like toothpaste, body wash, toliet paper, dental floss, laundry detergent, etc. Things that you don't think about needing when you're packing for college but that every person needs and will be glade they have when they've used the last of the body wash but need a shower.