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11 gifts to help celebrate graduates (even without regular graduation ceremonies)

by | May 06, 2021

Chances are that you know someone who's about to graduate from school. And even though ceremonies might look a little different for this year's graduates, it's still a time of celebration. Congratulate and prepare the grads in your life for the many life-changing decisions ahead with one of these 11 gifts.

Daily Joy

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School GraduatesThis dynamic collection of thoughts for each day of the year from President Russell M. Nelson is certain to motivate and inspire us in our pursuit of spiritual strength. Containing 365 quotations and accompanying scriptures for daily reading, this book will fit in a purse, briefcase, or backpack. It's also an excellent resource for family home evenings, gospel lessons, talks, or personal study. Give the gift of hope with the words of our beloved prophet.

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Simple Truths for an Abundant Life

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School GraduatesThe lessons in this book can help your graduate to move forward with confidence toward this important phase of life. As you embark on any new adventure, whether it's schooling, a mission, or a career, there are nuggets of wisdom from others that can prove invaluable. Mitt and Ann Romney have found lessons in their own life experiences, so they wrote a letter to their grandchildren in hopes of helping them face critical decisions and turning points.

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Marble Christus Statue

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

This awe-inspiring cultured marble Christus statue depicts Jesus Christ just as the scriptures describe Him, beckoning to us with open arms in a most pleasant manner as if saying: “Come unto me.” It's the perfect way to remind your grad that the Savior is always there for them.

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Accomplishing the Impossible

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

Help your graduate realize that they are capable of “accomplishing the impossible.” Many important things need to be done to prepare the earth for the Savior's Second Coming. From preaching the gospel in every nation to sealing our families throughout the generations to becoming ever more like our Savior, we as Latter-day Saints face many tasks that may seem impossible from a worldly standpoint, but with God anything is possible.

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Bill Marriott: Success Is Never Final

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

Your graduate can learn about the “boundless passion and energy” that Bill Marriott has and how to apply it to their own life. This fascinating biography tells the story from Bill Marriott's first job in his family's restaurants to his monumental decisions in building a hotel empire. It is the remarkable story of a man who had the vision to create a multi-billion-dollar business, who understands the power of giving through philanthropy, and who lives the creed that hard work will pay off but success is never final.

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The Book of Mormon: Journal Edition

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

The Book of Mormon, Journal Edition, provides the space you need to write down the thoughts and inspiration you receive as you read and study the scriptures. With extended margins for notes and reflection, this new format will allow you to write your thoughts directly in your scriptures. This journal is ideal for helping your graduate keep up (or start) their personal scripture study habits.

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Deseret Bookshelf PLUS subscription gift card

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

Not sure what your favorite graduate will like or want to read next? Give them access to unlimited audiobooks and more than 2,500 eBooks from the Deseret Book library! Starting at just $20 for a 3-month membership, it's a perfect way to send them off with ample inspiration and uplifting motivation from renowned authors at their fingertips.

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“You've Got This” necklace

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

This dainty suspended circle outline necklace is available in silver or gold styles and makes for a beautiful, simple, everyday layering necklace. Perfect gift for graduation or any new venture!





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Northern Star tie bar

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

Remind your graduate that he’s capable of making a difference in the world. This tie bar comes with a graduation quote card, “Follow your heart, for it is your Northern Star.”





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“Gaze, Look, Reach, Press” journal

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

“Gaze upward, look inward, reach outward, press forward.” –President Thomas S. Monson

Remind your favorite graduate of all the directions they should focus their goals and their future plans with this beautiful green hardcover journal.


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“Discovering Who We Really Are” journal

Gifts for Latter-day Saint High School Graduates

"Discovering who we really are is part of this great adventure called life."—Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

This inspiring quote from Elder Uchtdorf embossed on a beautiful hardcover journal is a simple and meaningful gift for any graduate setting off on their own new adventures.



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