8 Unique Graduation Gift Ideas for Westchester Grads

Honor your graduate this spring with these creative graduation gifts from businesses in and around Westchester.

This spring, you could celebrate your graduate by picking out the perfect card at the grocery store and filling it with a check or cash – or you could get a bit creative with these gifts that are sure to be hit. 

With colleges and universities holding graduation festivities over the next couple of months, and high schools to follow, we’re sure you have at least one graduation party to attend. Since this time of year is so busy, it could be a challenge to get imaginative with gifts for your grad. No worries! We’ve got you covered with this guide to graduation gifts from local makers, businesses, and beyond.  

For Those Who Love All Things Health & Beauty 

Bath Bombs and Body Butter 

The Copper Faucet Soap Company – White Plains 

Dreamy bath bombs in the scents coconut cream, cotton candy, galactic skies, and spearmint eucalyptus allow for a relaxing aromatic experience. The body butter is ultra-hydrating, with natural ingredients such as coconut oil, cocoa butter, extra virgin olive oil, and organic shea butter. The body butters come in the scents almond biscotti, coconut cream, lavender, sandalwood and vanilla, or fragrance-free. 

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Gift Certificate 

Tranquility Spa – Scarsdale 

Offering rejuvenating spa facials and HydraFacials, soothing massages, pampering body treatments, and more, Tranquility Spa offers so many ways for a graduate to unwind after the stress of exams and finals. Treat your graduate to a gift certificate to experience relaxation before stepping into the next phase of their life.

For the Foodie 

18 Piece Box 

Cocoa Tree Chocolates – Dobbs Ferry 

Who wouldn’t love chocolate as a graduation gift? For the grad who loves sweet treats, this box comes with 18 beautifully crafted chocolates. Choose between the options “surprise me!” and “nut-free” for a perfectly curated box.  

Gift Card 

Sushi Mike’s – Dobbs Ferry 

Treat your grad to a sushi dinner with a gift card from Sushi Mike’s. The menu delights with a sushi bar featuring entrees that come with various rolls, maki, sashimi, miso soup, and salad. Specialty rolls include Sushi Mike’s specialty roll, Green Dragon roll, the Out of Control roll, Salmon Fever roll, and more. Noodles are also a hit, with bites including ramen, udon, and soba noodles. There are many other options on the menu, including a number of vegetarian dishes. 

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For the Athlete 

Pickleball Set 


The pickleball craze is here to stay, so what better gift for your athlete than their own pickleball set? With courts popping up everywhere (think colleges, parks, community centers, and more), wherever they go next, there is most likely a place to spend an afternoon enjoying a casual game of pickleball. 

For the Bookworm 

Gift Card 

The Village Bookstore – Pleasantville  

Support local and surprise your grad with a gift card from The Village Bookstore. Featuring a selection of top authors, popular books, and local writers, this Pleasantville hotspot ensures that book lovers will always be able to find their perfect next read.



Handcrafted bookmarks are a great little gift for an avid reader. This whimsical one from an Etsy shop based out of Yonkers would pair perfectly with a new title. The shop also offers unique decorated drinking glasses that would make a sweet present.   

For the Grad Who’s 21+ 

Stanley Beer Stein and a Six-Pack of Beer 

Captain Lawrence Brewing Company Beer – Elmsford/ Mt. Kisco 

Did you know the popular Stanley makes a stainless-steel beer stein? Turn this into a fun graduation gift with a six-pack of Captain Lawrence Brewing Company beer, which can be ordered online and is available at local retailers.

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