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40 Genius Gifts for Engineers in Your Life

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If you have someone in your life that is an engineer or engineering student, you are in the right place.

Engineers are exceptional individuals who excel at math and science and love technology and problem-solving. The following guide is a thoughtful list of the best gifts for engineers that will fit their creative and curious personalities.

The gift ideas are perfect for any occasion and they will definitely put a smile on the face of your special geek.

1. Multitool($$)

Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier

Engineers are always working on projects on which they may need a variety of different tools, but carrying around a toolbox is clunky and inefficient most of the time. With a multitool, the engineer in your life can walk around with an entire toolkit in their pocket. They will always be prepared to get to tinkering. This model is made out of stainless steel and has 12 integrated components, making it the highest quality available at its price point of $30. This is a great gift for mechanical engineers.

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2. Perpetual Calendar($$$)

MoMA Large Perpetual Calender

This fun gadget incorporates physics to create an easy-to-use calendar. Magnet balls are used to indicate both the date and time.

Not only can this device be used year after year, it is also an interesting talking piece because its use isn’t immediately apparent when you first see it.

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3. “101 Things I Learned in Engineering School”($)

101 Things I Learned® in Engineering School

This awesome book by John Kuprenas and Matthew Frederick is filled with interesting and entertaining engineering tips. Using real-world examples to describe engineering concepts, it will be a page turner for anyone you know with a love for the way things work.

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4. Brain Teaser Puzzles($)

Brain Teasers Metal and Wooden Puzzles

Every engineer loves a good mental challenge. In fact, a huge part of being an engineer revolves around solving problems. Most of the time, the problems engineers face can have serious repercussions if they aren’t dealt with. With brain teaser puzzles, engineers will have the same thrill of figuring out a challenging problem with less stress and hopefully a little more fun as well!

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5. Aviator Safety Goggles($)

Pyramex Pathfinder Aviator Safety Glasses

Combining the necessity of safety goggles with the fun of a cool pair of shades, these are a great gift for engineers who want to bring a little flair to the workplace. UV and scratch-resistant, these goggles are practical as well as stylish. They can be bought in a 12 pack if you want to give them as a gift to a team of fashion-conscious engineers.

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6. Yahboom Smart Robot Kit($$$)

Yahboom UNO R3 DIY Smart Robot Car Kit

The Yahboom is the ideal combination for any engineer because it’s a cool gadget that you get to program yourself. This robocar, which can also be controlled through a phone, has many different features that can be individually programmed when the car is connected to a computer. Additionally, the Yahboom has a camera, so you can take it on adventures and watch your code come to life as it traverses its way around the living room or back yard.

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7. Beer-Making Kit($$$)

Northern Brewer Beer Making Starter Kit

Even the most serious engineers like to have fun, and this sometimes includes a beer or two after a long day of work. With a beer-making kit, you get the satisfaction of creating your own brew, and you can make awesome beer along the way. While this process may be somewhat rocky at first, the trial and error nature of creating something new is what engineers live for. Any engineer at least 21 years old will love this gift, especially since the end product is their own customized alcoholic beverage.

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8. Unbreakable Mechanical Pencils($)

Zebra Pen DelGuard Mechanical Pencil

Writing and planning ideas on paper is still a huge part of the engineering process. But, pencils often have a tendency to break when you need them the most: either while taking notes or sketching out a new design. These mechanical pencils are specifically made to be unbreakable and have patented double spring technology that will keep the lead from breaking, even under serious pressure.

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9. Blue Screen of Death T-Shirt($)

Blue Screen of Death | Geeky Windows Error, Funny Computer Nerd Unisex T-Shirt

Every engineer who works with computers is familiar with the notorious blue screen of death that pops up when a program is not working properly. It is one of the most frustrating things to deal with, and there's no better way to let that frustration out than to put it on a T-shirt. These high-quality shirts come in unisex sizes, making them a great mixture of comedy and comfort for any engineer.

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10. Wallet Ninja Multitool($)

Wallet Ninja- 18 in 1 Credit Card Sized Multitool

An even smaller version of the multitool described above, this one is small enough to fit in your wallet. Equipped with 18 different tools, this incredibly small gadget cannot be beat. The Wallet Ninja is also made out of thin yet strong steel and has a lifetime warranty, making it reliable as well as incredibly useful.

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11. Iwistyle Mug($)

Truss Me. I'm A Civil Engineer Mug

Punny and smart, this witty mug will be quickly picked up on by your civil engineering friends This is a great gift for engineers because it can be used on a day-to-day basis and is funny. Dishwasher- and microwave-safe, this high-quality product will give your engineering friend a good laugh while they drink their favorite beverages.

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12. Engineer I’m Not Arguing T-Shirt($)

Engineer I'm Not Arguing Funny Engineering T-Shirt

We all know that engineers can be very stubborn when it comes to their opinions. This T-shirt encapsulates this in the phrase “I’m not arguing, I’m just explaining why I’m right.” We know that whoever you give this gift to is bound to say this exact phrase or something very similar, hopefully, while they are actually wearing the shirt. This shirt is great to wear to the office or around the house.

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13. Engineer by Day Cutting Board($)

Engineer By Day Chef By Night Cutting Board Bamboo

For the engineer that loves to create not only on the job but in the kitchen, this cutting board is a cooking essential. The board reminds everyone that the chef for the night can also build bridges, assemble computers or perform a plethora of other impressive feats. Each cutting board is individually crafted from bamboo wood, so you aren’t just getting a gag gift; it’s a great kitchen appliance as well.

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14. Engineers Field Bag($$)

Tactical Briefcase Military Laptop Messenger Bag for Men

Like many other gifts on this list, an engineer’s field bag is a practical day-to-day item that will make life a little easier for any engineer. Made out of durable material, this bag is heavy-duty and can function as a regular backpack. It makes a great gift for engineers everywhere.

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15. Business Portfolio($$)

COSSINI Premium Business Portfolio with Zipper

Similar to the field bag, the business portfolio is a multi-use, high-quality binder that holds graph paper, calculators and any other tools that an engineer needs when brainstorming and sketching ideas.

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16. Texas Instruments Calculator($$$)

Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus CE Color Graphing Calculator

This enduring calculator is one of the most useful things you can give an engineer because they will always need one. You may have used this graphing calculator in a college statistics class, but they are essential to many engineering jobs. There is always a demand for technical calculators if you are in that line of work.

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17. Pen Holder($)

3dRose Licensed Engineer Pen Holders

This gift is less functional than some others on the list, but it is a fun and nifty gadget to keep on a desk. Coming in a variety of colors, this pen holder will work with the aesthetic of any office and is an easy present for any occasion.

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18. Structure-Building Kit($$)

Engino Discovering Stem: Levers, Linkages & Structures Building Kit

A DIY toy, the structure-building kit is heaven for any engineer that loves to build complex models. This kit also comes with a manual that includes fun facts and quizzes that heighten the building experience and make this gift practical as well as enjoyable to use.

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19. Bosch Laser Distance Measurer($$)

Bosch GLM 20 Blaze 65' Laser Distance Measure

We all know how annoying it is to measure things with a tape measure. With this laser distance measurer, you completely eliminate that issue. Not only do you get a cool laser pointer, you also get a measuring device that is accurate up to 65 feet. It gives real-time measurements as you move closer to or farther from a target.

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20. Leonardo da Vinci Catapult Kit($)

Leonardo da Vinci Catapult Kit

Da Vinci is idolized by many engineers for his genius not only in art but also in his creations. One of the more famous inventions of da Vinci is the catapult. This miniaturized gift is made up of pieces that come together to make this incredible catapult.

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21. Galileo Thermometer($$)

Wind & Weather Galileo Thermometer

Another reference to the great scientists of the past, this thermometer uses physics to tell the temperature as buoyant, multicolored orbs rise and fall depending on the weather. While it is an accurate thermometer, this gift is also quite beautiful. It can be placed anywhere around the house, telling indoor temperatures between 64 and 76 degrees Fahrenheit.

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22. Pi Foil Art Print($)

Pi Chart Gold Foil Art Print

Any math lover is familiar with pi and might even know more than the first few digits if you ask them to recite it. This gold foil art piece contains more than 100 digits and is a fun addition to an engineer's office or living room (if they’re really nerdy).

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23. I Void Warranties T-Shirt

I Void Warranties Unisex T-Shirt

This shirt is a great gift for engineers who have a bit of a sense of humor. Hopefully, they “void warranties” because they create flawless products. Whatever the reason, they will still get a laugh from coworkers if they wear this shirt to the office.

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24. Math Equation Clock

Timelike Math Cloc

This clock can only be understood by people that got a 5 on the AP Calculus test because each number on it is represented by mathematical equations of varying difficulties. Every engineer deals with equations like these in their work. This clock is an entertaining reference to that, even if no one else can tell what time it is.

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25. Circuit Board Wallet($)

Buckle-Down Circuit Board Bi Fold Wallet

Circuit boards are a big part of engineering. They can be aesthetically pleasing, especially to computer nerds. With a super sleek 3D pattern that is both fashionable and tech-savvy, this wallet takes circuit board affection into account. Engineers will tell you: combining style with substance is quite a rare occurrence.

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26. Circuit Board Coaster Set($)

TerraCycle Circuit Board Coasters

Another circuit board-based gift, this coaster set seriously looks like it came from inside a computer. With a more realistic look than the cardholder, because they are actually made of recycled circuit boards, these coasters are an even better gift for engineers.

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27. Computation Pad($)

Amazon Basics Engineering Computation Pad

Another engineering essential, computation paper is a great work surface for graphing as well as solving equations. It is an item that engineers use often. Buying it for them shows that you care about their needs as well as their wants.

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28. Engineering Nutrition Facts Mug($)

Engineer Nutrition Facts - Glass Coffee Mug

I know what you’re thinking: Another mug? But this one with its list of hilarious nutrition facts for engineers is even funnier than the last. These professionals are constantly staying caffeinated. Giving them a mug that they can smile at while working on a late-night assignment will provide the push they need to keep on going.

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29. “Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future”($$)

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Elon Musk is one of the most famous modern engineers. His companies have created many breakthroughs in this field over the years. The engineers you know are probably aware of this, but they may not have read his book, which details how he got to his current position at the top of the industry.

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30. “Principles of Flight” Tie($$)

Museum Artifacts "Principles of Flight" Necktie

An ode to the engineering behind an airplane, this tie shows a complex blueprint of an airplane cockpit, in a beautiful navy and beige colorway. While this is another geeky piece of clothing, it is actually a really cool tie and could easily be worn to work or to any sort of engineering event.

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31. Mathematical Shot Glasses($$)

Math Geek Formulas Etched Shot Glass

Want to practice trigonometry while getting tipsy? This shot glass is for fun-loving engineers who want to combine their love for equations with a night out on the town. In addition, each equation on the glass has a special meaning in mathematics.

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32. Raspberry Pi Starter Kit($$$)

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Starter PRO Kit

For expert coders and beginners alike, this small computer is a great gadget. This is an ideal gift for engineers who have a love for all kinds of technology. With endless possibilities, the Raspberry Pi will keep the engineer in your life occupied for hours on end.

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33. N52 Magnet Cube($)

N52 Magnet 1 inch Cube

This small magnet is a nice desktop fidget toy, and is extremely satisfying to stick paper clips to. For a little more than $10, you can’t go wrong with this gift.

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34. Bose Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones($$$)

Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones

For engineers that want to work in peace, these are top-of-the-line headphones that will keep outside distractions away. When engineers are brainstorming their next great invention or just want to get some sleep on an airplane, they can use these headphones.

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35. 3D Printing Pen($$$)

MYNT3D Professional Printing 3D Pen

Every architect has wanted to create 3D models with the ease of a pen. Now this dream can become a reality. With an adjustable speed, flow and temperature, this pen can create a range of designs ranging from building models to artistic masterpieces.

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36. Flask Salt and Pepper Shakers($)

Wink Science Flask Salt and Pepper Shakers

A homage to the laboratory, these shakers add the perfect amount of geekiness to useful household appliances.

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37. “She Engineers”($)

She Engineers: Outsmart Bias, Unlock your Potential, and Create the Engineering Career of your Dreams

Highlighting that engineering is a male-dominated industry, this book will inspire the awesome female engineer in your life to keep pursuing her passion and will help her succeed in a field that has kept women out of positions of power for decades.

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38. Soldering Iron Kit($$)

Soldering Iron Kit

An important tool in the field of engineering, this kit brings the fun of soldering parts together home with you. Additionally, being able to solder can be extremely useful when you need to fix technology at home. Therefore, this gift is both entertaining and practical.

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39. Five-in-One Engineer Ballpoint($)

5 in 1 Engineer Ballpoint with Stylus in Tin Box

A ruler, level, screwdriver and stylus all inside a pen is an engineer's type of invention. This ballpoint combines some of the most essential engineering technologies into one tool.

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40. Edison Table Lamp($$)

Loft Retro Wood E27 Edison Table Lamp

This is a great bedside or office lamp that references the lightbulb invented by Thomas Edison. We end this list with a piece of home decor that is pretty enough to be in the living room but nerdy enough to make someone smile when they think of its original inventor.

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Hopefully, this list has given you some great gift ideas. Choosing gifts for engineers in your life is not as hard as it seems and buying one or two of these thoughtful engineering gifts will surely make anyone happy. 

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30 Precious Japanese Gifts for Anyone Who Loves Japan

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If you have someone in your life that is obsessed with Japan and the country’s culture, you are in the right place. 

The following guide is a thoughtful, in-depth list of the best Japanese gift ideas for anyone in your life who loves Japanese culture and anything Japanese.

No matter the occasion, they will truly appreciate receiving a Japanese-inspired gift that will definitely put a smile on their face. You can choose from a variety of starter kits, decor or Japanese snacks and treats. 

1. Ceramic Cup with Tea Infuser

Tea Forte Kati Cup Cherry Blossoms, Ceramic Tea Infuser Cup with Infuser Basket and Lid for Steeping Loose Leaf Tea

Steep the perfect cup of tea using your favorite loose leaves in this beautiful cherry blossom infuser! This infuser is built to last and has an elegant design and function for an exceptional tea brewing experience.

The cup features an insulated double wall design, keeping tea warmer for longer than a traditional tea mug–great for someone who loves to take a nice cup of tea on the go with them!

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2. Bonsai Starter Kit

Bonsai Starter Kit - The Complete Growing Kit to Easily Grow 4 Bonsai Trees from Seed + Comprehensive Guide & Bamboo Plant Markers - Unusual Gardening Gifts Ideas for Women - Indoor Bonzai

This bonsai starter kit is “the perfect DIY gift for mom, dad, him or her. It is the perfect Japanese gift to give on birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, housewarmings or for any occasion!” as stated on Amazon.com.

This starter kit is versatile because it is for beginners, masters of the art and even children. See the excitement in the eyes of your partner, parent or children as they experience growing indoor bonsai trees in the comfort of their own home.

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3. Japanese Soda

Ramune Japanese Soda Variety Pack - Shirakiku Multiple Flavors - Japanese Drink Gift Box (5 Count)

Ramune is a popular Japanese carbonated drink with a multitude of flavors, including the original lemon-lime, blueberry, orange, strawberry and melon. The soft drink is a deliciously refreshing, smooth, bubbly, fizzy and “fun Japanese soda to enjoy with your favorite snacks, food and candy!” as stated on Amazon.com.

Ramune has a uniquely shaped bottle and is a modern staple in Japan during the summers; it is widely consumed during warm festival days and nights. 

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4. Reusable Chopsticks

Chopsticks Reusable Titanium Plated Metal Chopsticks 304 Stainless Steel Chopstick Dishwasher safe Japanese Korean lightweight Engraved Anti-slip Chop sticks for Eating 2 Pairs Gift Set Black Gold

These reusable titanium-plated metal chopsticks are an awesome Japanese gift for any sushi lover in your life! With their lightweight, non-slip design, beginners will have no problem learning how to use them. The modern, exquisite design paired with an elegant gift box make these a nice gift for any occasion. 

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5. Traditional Japanese Kendama 

BESPORTBLE 2pcs Kids Mini Wood Kendama Toy Traditional Japanese Toss Catch Skill Toy Game Educational Kendama Toy Rubber Painted Balls with String for Skill Building( Blue Red)

Kendama is a classic wooden toy that “combines hand-eye coordination, precision, and split-second timing to create stunning tricks that can take years to master, but only takes seconds to fall in love with!” as stated on Amazon.com.

The basic objective of Kendama is to catch the ball on each of the cupped surfaces of the hammer-like handle. This set of two traditional Japanese “Kendama is a great gift, encouraging competition and family fun,” as stated on Amazon.com.

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6. Gummy Candy Sushi

Raindrops Gummy Candy Sushi Bento Box with 6 Kinds of Sushi Rolls and Garnishes - 1 Tray with 21 Sushi Bites of Marshmallows, Licorice, Sour Strips, Gummi Bears and Fish - Fun and Unique Candy Gifts

This super cute box is filled with a variety of sushi-shaped candies and garnishes, all arranged on a bento box tray. 

The “box offers a great variety of sushi candy to enjoy” and “includes colorful and tasty gummies in a variety of shapes, sizes and textures,” which makes this a great gift for sushi lovers! as stated on Amazon.com.

This is a great item if you’re searching for an enjoyable and tasty Japanese gift that your loved one will surely remember. 

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7. Japanese Zen Garden Decor

ZANTRA Japanese Zen Garden for Desk, Home and Office Decor, 12 x 8 Inch Wooden Sand Tray, Buddha, Lotus, Pagoda, Bamboo Rakes, Info Guide – Mini Zen Garden for Stress Relief, Meditation

“Zen gardens have become a popular tool for relieving stress” because of their tranquil vibrations and reflective nature, as stated on Amazon.com.

The garden provides a transformative impact on anyone’s life. This Zen garden is a perfect, memorable Japanese gift for family, friends or coworkers. It’s not only a beautiful home decor piece, but also a wonderful conversation starter. 

“When displayed and used in the workplace, a Zen garden can help relieve stress and enhance creativity. As a meditation tool, it’s great for contemplation and practicing mindfulness,” as stated on Amazon.com.

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8. Kimono Pattern Origami Paper

Origami Paper 200 sheets Kimono Patterns 6" (15 cm): Tuttle Origami Paper: High-Quality Double-Sided Origami Sheets Printed with 12 Patterns (Instructions for 6 Projects Included)

Kimonos have been a part of Japanese culture for centuries. They are a symbol of longevity and good fortune. Specific motifs were used to indicate virtues or attributes of the wearer or relate to the season or occasion such as weddings and festivals during which a kimono bestows good fortune on the wearer.

“These kimono patterns were chosen to enhance the creative work of origami artists and paper crafters. The pack contains 12 patterns unique to this pack, and all of the papers are printed in coordinating colors on the reverse to provide aesthetically pleasing origami models.

A booklet in the pack provides step-by-step instructions for six origami projects,” as stated on Amazon.com, which makes this a great gift for anyone who wants to learn the intricate art of origami!

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9. Ceramic Sake Set

Dltsli Ceramic Sake Set with Warmer Pot Bamboo Tray, Stovetop Porcelain Pottery Hot Saki Drink Bottle, 10pcs Set 1 Stove 1 Warming Bowl 1 Sake Bottle 1 Tray 6 Cup Keep Sake Storage Gift Box

This is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys Japan’s finest beverage. This sake set comes with one sake bottle, one warming mug and one bamboo tray made for serving the six saki cups. By using the simple warmer, every cup of sake is the perfect temperature. This gift is also a great addition to someone’s home bar!

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10. Ramen Cookbook

Let's Make Ramen!: A Comic Book Cookbook

“Playful and instructive, this hybrid cookbook/graphic novel introduces the history of ramen and provides more than 40 recipes for everything you need to make the perfect bowl at home including tares, broths, noodles and toppings,” as stated on Amazon.com.

This is a great gift for any broke college student who loves the taste of ramen but also wants to spice up their dinner by learning more about Japanese culture.

“Recipes include broths like shio, shoyu, miso and tonkotsu; components such as onsen eggs, chashu and menma; and offshoots like mazemen, tsukemen and yakisoba,” as stated on Amazon.com, all of which will make your microwavable ramen look sad! 

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11. Japanese Wave Shower Curtain

Ambesonne Japanese Wave Shower Curtain, Oriental Vintage Wave Monochrome Kanagawa Inspired Antique Art, Cloth Fabric Bathroom Decor Set with Hooks, 75" Long, Navy Blue

This shower curtain features a vintage wave inspired by the print The Great Wave by printmaker Hokusai. As it adds a pop of sophistication and artwork, the shower curtain is a great Japanese-inspired gift for that special someone’s bathroom. 

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12. Haku Mizunara Whiskey Barrel Aged Shoyu

Haku Mizunara Whiskey Barrel Aged Shoyu (375 ml)

“Sublime, mellow and flawless, this extraordinary ingredient from Kyoto Prefecture is truly exceptional. Haku Mizunara Whisky Barrel Aged Shoyu is first traditionally brewed preserving ancestral methods of the Mushiro Koji process yielding an exceptional Shoyu.

Master craftsmen then thoughtfully age the Shoyu in Japanese whiskey barrels made from Mizunara hardwood, a type of Japanese oak,” as stated on Amazon.com.

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13. Brass Desktop Gong

Zen Art Brass Feng Shui Desktop Gong by Asian Home

This brass desktop gong is a great addition to anyone’s desktop zen garden, and it is a great gift idea for a family member or special someone who loves Japanese culture. 

In Japanese culture, “it is believed that this Feng Shui chime may bring you wealth and keep your home peaceful and safe by scaring away evil spirits,” as stated on Amazon.com.

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14. DIY Sushi Kit

ISSEVE Sushi Making Kit, Bamboo Sushi Mat, All In One Sushi Bazooka Maker with Bamboo Mats, Bamboo Chopsticks, Paddle, Spreader, Sushi Knife, Chopsticks Holder, Cotton Bag, DIY Sushi Roller Machine

“Whether you are a beginner, a world-class professional sushi chef or a culinary student, this kit has everything you need to make an original snack in just a couple of minutes,” as stated on Amazon.com.

“With this kit, rolling sushi is easier than you might think,” as stated on Amazon.com.

This is a great Japanese gift for a parent because they can teach children something new while the children also develop their fine motor skills. “This kit has everything you need to make sushi in just a couple of minutes,” as stated on Amazon.com.

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15. Japanese Flag Face Mask

Weddingstar 3-Ply Adult Washable Cloth Face Mask Reusable and Adjustable with Filter Pocket - Japan Flag

This is a great gift for anyone in your life who loves Japan and who also wants to stay safe during the global pandemic. The face mask provides three layers of protection against allergens, particles and pollutants.

It also features adjustable ear straps to maximize comfort and a flexible wire noseband for a great fit. Also, did I mention it features an awesome design with Japan’s flag and a silhouette of the country?

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16. Bamboo Matcha Start Up Kit

Bamboo Matcha Tea Whisk Set (Chasen) Matcha Bowl (Chawan) Bamboo Scoop (Chashaku) Ceramic Whisk Holder Handmade Matcha Ceremony Starter Kit For Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony (7 Pcs).

“This matcha start-up kit includes all the accessories needed to make a delicious matcha and even perform the meditative Zen practice of the Japanese tea ceremony.

This is a perfect Japanese gift for matcha lovers or green tea lovers, as it is a beautiful and functional gift, which will impress everyone!” as stated on Amazon.com.

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17. Relaxing Indoor Tabletop Fountain

Homedics Relaxation Indoor Tabletop Fountain (Silver Springs)

This Asian-inspired tabletop fountain features three tiered leaves that allows water to stream down into an open style basin. This allows for the serene sounds of cascading water to fill any home.

The fountain is a great gift for a certain someone who needs to destress and unwind from a hard day at work. 

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18. Traditional Furoshiki Japanese Wrapping

Japanese Sea Wave Traditional Wrapping, Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth, Gift Wrapping Cloth

Furoshiki cloth is a traditional wrapping cloth with a variety of uses, but it is mainly used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods, such as sake. Don’t forget to wrap any of these japanese gifts in it!

This specific traditional wrapping features a Japanese wave pattern, but Amazon is filled with a variety of colors and patterns of furoshiki. 

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19. Handheld Foldable Fan

OMyTea "Grassflowers 8.27"(21cm) Hand Held Folding Fans - with a Fabric Sleeve for Protection for Gifts - Chinese/Japanese Vintage Retro Style (Black)

The Japanese folding fan is an important aspect of this culture. These fans can be used in traditional dances and theater performances.

A fan is one of the best Japanese gifts anyone can buy for a loved one because they are the right amount of practical and beautiful. They come in many beautiful prints and colors depending on your style. 

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20. Sushi Socks

Rainbow Socks - Men's Women's - Sushi Socks Box Salmon Butterfish Tuna Maki - 5 Pairs

Sushi socks are a Japanese-inspired gift idea that will make anyone laugh. These socks make a cool fashion statement since they combine the modern socks with Japanese culture. I am a big fan of funky socks, and I have a slight addiction to them.

However, these socks are not too in your face. They can easily work well with casual clothes or a suit to make any outfit more colorful and modern.

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21. Japanese Coffee Maker 

Hario Glass Technica Syphon Coffee Maker, 5-Cup

An awesome gift for any coffee geek in your life, this coffee maker has a classic design. Just watching the brew will leave you mesmerized as the coffee greets you with an enticing aroma.

I am a big coffee lover. I enjoy brewing my own cup of joe in the morning, and this beautiful and intricate design of this Japanese-inspired coffee maker does an awesome job of creating an expertly crafted cup. 

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22. Loose Leaf Green Tea Sampler

Loose Leaf Green Tea Sampler (12-Tea Variety Set) - Gunpowder Green Tea, Dragonwell, Genmaicha, Sencha, Young Hyson & More. 12 Exotic Teas from Japan & China, Approx. 180+ Cups

This green tea sampler features twelve delicious loose leaf green teas “providing the full effect of some of the worlds most treasured green teas,” as stated on Amazon.com.

The sampler features: sencha Kyoto, sencha Saga, sencha China Green, Iccha Kariban, Young Hyson, Gunpowder, Yunnan Green Mao Feng, China Pan-Fired, Chinese Fannings, Organic Green Tea Fannings, Dragonwell and Genmaicha green teas.

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23. Sushi Serving Plate

What On Earth Shark Attack Sushi Platter - Hand-Painted Ceramic Food Serving Tray with Soy Sauce Holder and Chopstick Rest

Serve up sushi and soy sauce–or chips and guacamole–with this sushi serving plate! This hungry shark can hold your dipping sauce while you chomp down on your appetizers.

The shark’s tail is expertly crafted to hold chopsticks or any utensil. This is a really awesome Japanese gift for anyone who loves Japan and sushi!

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24. Manga Box Set

Tokyo Ghoul Complete Box Set: Includes vols. 1-14 with premium

Mangas are a great Japanese gift for anyone who loves the culture. In Japan, people of all ages read manga, making it a big part of Japanese culture. Japanese mangas were created either in the 12th or 13th century, but the more modern mangas we’re familiar with came about in the mid-20th century. 

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25. Yokohama Board Game

Yokohama Board Game

The Meiji period was a time in feudal Japan that lasted from the late 1800s to the early 1900s that was characterized as a period that led to the industrialization of modern Japan. 

“In the world of Yokohama, each player is a merchant in the Meiji period, trying to gain fame from a successful business, and to do so they need to build a store, broaden their sales channels, learn a variety of techniques, and respond to trade orders from abroad,” as stated on TMG.com.

This game is a great gift for anyone who loves complex strategy games and for anyone who loves anything that involves the country.

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26. Stackable Ramen Soup Bowls

Ceramic Japanese Ramen Bowl Set of 2-60 Ounce Large Noodle Soup Bowls Matching Spoon Chopsticks for Asian Pho Udon Soba, Dishwasher and Microwave Safe

Those bowls are a perfect gift for someone who likes to enjoy Japan’s finest dish. Your loved one can savor their favorite ramen with this beautiful, modern ceramic ramen set. “This includes two large ceramic bowls, two chopsticks and two spoons, which are great tableware to serve family and friends with,” as stated on Amazon.com.

I am a broke college student, so I admit that I am obsessed with ramen. These beautiful bowls and chopsticks will make any home-cooked meals feel like you are eating at a fancy restaurant. 

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27. Noren Tapestry 

Ofat Home Japanese Noren Doorway Curtain Wide, Artistic Crane Door Curtain Tapestry Room Divider for Home Decor 33.5x59 in

Noren are traditional Japanese fabric dividers hung between rooms, on walls, in doorways or in windows. They were originally used to protect a house from wind, dust and rain, as well as to keep a house warm on cold days and to provide shade on hot summer days. They can also be used for decorative purposes or for dividing a room into two separate spaces. 

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28. Japanese Kit Kat Variety Pack

Japanese Kit Kat 16 pcs TONOSAMA selection, ALL DIFFERENT FLAVORS. by TONOSAMA CANDY

Kit Kats are one of the best chocolates ever created, in my opinion. This variety pack features 16 different types of Japanese Kit Kat flavors, including green tea, wasabi, rum raisin, strawberry cheesecake and pancakes. This is a great Japanese gift idea for anyone who loves Kit Kats and who also loves the varied flavors only seen in Japan. 

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29. Premium Sushi & Sashimi Chef Knives

Premium Sushi & Sashimi Chef’s Knives – Set of 4 Knives - Ultra High Carbon Steel Blades

This set of four premium sushi and sashimi knives are a great Japanese gift for any sushi lover in your life who aspires to learn how to make their own.

These classic chef knives used to prepare sushi and sashimi slice through delicate fish with precision and ease. They can also be used as general kitchen knives. This set of four knives is relatively inexpensive, making it a great gift for any sushi novice.

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30. Japanese Myths, Legends & Folktales

Japanese Myths, Legends & Folktales: Bilingual English and Japanese Edition (12 Folktales)

The retelling of folktales and legends are a big part of any culture. This book, which encapsulates twelve of the best Japanese folktales, is a perfect way to become familiar with this country’s common history. The stories in this book have been shared with generations of Japanese children. 

“These charming tales engage your imagination as you’re carried on turtleback rides, brought to the underwater palace of the dragon princess, and discover a temple with a “tea kettle” that is really a cunning badger in disguise,” as stated on Amazon.com.

This book is beautifully illustrated and presented in both English and Japanese. 

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Japan is a beautiful country with a fascinating culture and a staple of the entertainment and culinary world. These gifts demonstrate that! Of course, everyone is different, so not all gifts will work for everyone, but hopefully, you found one that will be great for a loved one or for a friend. 

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The Best 45+ Graduation Gifts: The Complete 2021 Guide

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Apple Watch

New Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS, 40mm) - Blue Aluminum Case with Deep Navy Sport Band

The Apple Watch allows users to check and answer calls, respond to texts and check their emails right from the user’s wrist. This gift would be convenient for anyone who works long hours while unable to check their phones.

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Nikon Camera

Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera (Black)

It’s always important to capture memories in the making, whether you still be in school or just about to graduate. A Nikon Camera is one of the most state-of-the-art pieces of photography equipment around today, making it perfect to help preserve those moments forever.

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Kindle Subscription

Amazon eGift Card - Kindle Books: Gift Cards

For those who consider themselves avid readers, a Kindle Subscription stands out as the ultimate gift. Allowing readers unlimited access to thousands of novels for just $9.99 a month is a feat unmatched by any other service.

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Gifts for High School Graduates 

1. Monogrammed Laundry Bag

Custom Cotton Laundry Bags

For some students, going off to college means they have to do their own laundry for the first time. This gift is perfect in order to prepare them for the new life ahead. Customize it with your grad’s name, so they do not get it confused with anyone else’s. I would love a personalized laundry bag so my clothes do not get lost in my room!

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2. Personalized Insulated YETI Tumbler

YETI Custom Tumbler

Staying hydrated is always important, especially without reminders from parents. This insulated water bottle will keep your grad’s drink at the perfect temperature, whether it be hot coffee or ice cold water. I would give this gift to someone who you know values the importance of  staying hydrated. #hydrationnation

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3. Personal Leather Journal 

Leather Journal Lined Notebook

Whether they write stories, poems, or just like to put pen to paper, this journal will catch your student’s eyes with its nice leather binding. This gift will surely leave your grad never wanting to put down their pen. If I were to receive this gift, I would fill it completely in just a couple weeks no doubt!

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4. Guardian Dorm Angel Wings

Metal Angel Wings Plaques with Heart - Decorative Angel Wing Sculptures

There’s nothing quite as comforting as having an angel watching over you. For those who worry about their children, this gift can bring a sense of peace. Knowing someone is always watching over me would absolutely give me greater peace of mind.

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5. Adidas Duffle Bag

adidas Defender 3 Large Duffel Bag

Trendy and comfortable to carry, this Adidas duffle is a great gift for your graduate. The perfect size for traveling, this bag will come in handy when moving in and out of your new dorm. This bag could have helped me out when moving into my dorm freshman year!

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6. College Crewneck Sweatshirt

Ivysport Crewneck Sweatshirt for College

No matter what school your grad is attending, this crewneck is absolutely perfect for a new college student. Give your grad an early opportunity to represent their four-year home with this gift. I always love to wear anything that shows off my school choice and spirit.

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7. NCAA Leather Cash and Card Holder

Siskiyou NCAA Leather Cash and Card Holder

Help your grad start off at their new school with a fresh new wallet, embroidered with their school’s logo. This gift will help to ensure that your new college student always has their necessary ID cards on them. As another great way to represent my school choice, I would have loved to receive this gift.

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8. NCAA Ultrasoft College Throw Blanket

NCAA "Halftone" Micro Raschel Throw Blanket

This gift will come in handy on multiple occasions: cold nights in the dorm, outside in the autumn or winter, or thrown over the back of a chair for decor. Once again, this item offers your grad the chance to represent their academic path. That being said, it would have made the perfect gift for me as a student.

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9. Gameday Clear Crossbody Bag

MOETYANG Womens Transparent Clutch Clear Purse

This bag is perfect for your sports-loving college student. The design allows for easy access to all of the components of the bag, if they get it checked somewhere like a stadium or airport. Why wouldn’t anyone want to make their trip to the stadium simple, making this the perfect gift.  

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10. Dorm Sweet Dorm Embroidered Pillow

ADecor Dorm Sweet Dorm Embroidered Decorative Pillowcase

It’s always nice to feel at home, especially when you are miles away from your childhood home. This pillow could give your student that sense of comfort while in their dorm, making it a perfect gift for homesickness. Any student would be lucky to have this incredibly fair priced pillow for their dorm.

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11. Plush Graduation Bear

Aurora - Graduation - 8.5" Wagner Bear Blue

It’s hard to make friends. Send your graduate off to school with a guaranteed companion, with this little cute plush bear. I love this gift so much, it stands out to me as the cutest gift on this list by far.

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12. The 5-Ingredient College Cookbook

The 5-Ingredient College Cookbook

Easy and simple for any student, this gift will ensure that your graduate doesn’t starve. It also could be beneficial in keeping your student off of a strict ramen noodle diet and avoid the “Freshman 15”. I would have loved to have this myself, it would have come in handy when all I had to eat was Ramen.

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13. “Friends” Picture Frame

Malden International Designs Expressions Picture Frame

Students spend more time with their roommates than anyone else, so why not preemptively manifest a good relationship with a suitable picture frame? You could even make a small collage of your favorite moments and put that in the frame. Something to hold my favorite picture would have been nice to have in my dorm.

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14. Collegiate Flag

Winning Streak NCAA Heritage Banners

A college flag is something you will find in many apartments on every campus nationwide. Whether they hang it on the wall or on their flag-pole outside, this gift gives your grad the opportunity to show their pride. I would be glad to be able to fly my college’s flag in their room or even outside my house.

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15. “Call Your Mom” Sign

Primitives by Kathy Call Your Mom

This is a rather comic gift, but in addition to making your loved one smile, it will also remind them to keep in touch while away. Hopefully, it will get you a phone call from your student, at least once a week. This gift hits close to home as I am one of those people who sometimes gets so lost in all the craziness of school that I forget to call. Sorry mom!

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16. Personalized Monogrammed Towel

Qualtry Personalized Luxury Bath Towel

It’s important to make sure your student stays clean all semester. This towel will help them keep track of their own, ensuring it never gets lost. I know that keeping track of my towel in the communal bathrooms was hard, with this gift, that challenge disappears!

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17. Hammock for Two

HONEST OUTFITTERS Double Camping Hammock

Chilling on campus has never been more fun, when you’re hanging out in this hammock— pun intended. Your student can bring their roommate, friends, or significant other and enjoy the view of the beautiful sky. I love hammocks any time anywhere, this gift would have me using it every single day.

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18. College Gameday Bracelet

Lokai College Game Day Bracelet

Get your student energized and pumped up for sporting events with a bracelet in their university's colors. These will be the colors they bleed for the next four years, so start them off early with this gift. You would never catch me without this bracelet on my wrist on gameday repping my school.

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19. “She Believed She Could So She Studied Her Ass Off and She Did” Coffee Mug

Andaz Press Graduation Coffee Mug Gift

Daily affirmations are vital for any point in school. This mug will give your student the daily confidence that she needs to get herself through the day. I wish I had this mug to help me compose myself in times when I lacked confidence.

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20. Embroidered Makeup Bag

My Personal Memories Personalized Waffle Makeup Bag

This makeup bag stands out as a great gift to let your student know how much they mean to you. You can even personalize it with your graduate's name so everyone knows who it belongs to. Anyone would be lucky to have such an amazing gift, and the customization aspect just adds to that awesomeness.

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Gifts for College Graduates

21. Samsonite Omni Expandable Hardside Luggage

Samsonite Hardside Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels

This luggage bag is the absolute perfect gift for anyone who will be traveling in the future. Your brand new adult will find this gift to be incredibly useful when the time comes to travel. I personally felt that this brand of luggage was the best suitable for my needs.

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22. Personalized Leather Travel/Shaving Bag

My Personal Memories Personalized Toiletry Dopp Shaving Bag Case

This bag is perfect for those who find themselves shaving very often. The customization aspect of the gift is just a bonus! I would be grateful to be gifted this incredibly priced travel bag that I’d use daily!

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23. Stainless Steel Customizable Bracelet Cuff

U7 Stainless Steel Personalized Cuff Bracelet

A wonderful reminder of your student’s time at home, this bracelet will bring back memories of the past whenever your student wears it. Customize it with a lovely message to put a smile on your grad’s face. The thing that stood out the most to me was the amazing deal that you can get it for!

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24. DIY Photo Album Scrapbook

RECUTMS 60 Pages Picture Album Self Adhesive

Giving your grad a photo album will allow them to customize the gift themselves. This gift is sure to last forever, making it great for someone creating new memories. I never had a scrapbook of my own, but I sure wish I did.

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25. Snack Chest Care Package

Snack Chest Care Package

If you do not trust your grad to feed themselves, this snack box makes it much easier for them to do so. The gift includes dozens of various snacks, which means they will never get old to your student. This is the ideal gift for me, I love snacks but hate having to leave my room to get some, this stockpile would surely come in handy.

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26. Bicycle Repair Kit

DAWAY A35 Bike Repair Kit

This bicycle repair kit is perfect for a student who is likely to bike a lot once they graduate. This gift gives them one last helping hand from you, before they finally leave you for good. I ride my bike all the time, this gift could have helped me out on multiple occasions.

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27. “In Case of Emergency Break Glass” Frame

Vinyl Decal in Case of Emergency Break Glass

Another gag gift, this frame will give your student a laugh when they see it sitting on the wall. Who knows? Maybe the rainy day money will come in handy. I always find myself in need of a spare dollar, so I find this gift beneficial for sure.

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28. Polaroid Pocket Printer

Polaroid Hi-Print 2x3 Pocket Photo Printer

This is a small portable printer that connects to your grad’s phone, making it a very convenient gift. It’s perfect for your grad who takes lots of photos and needs them printed often. I think anyone would be happy to receive such a high tech futuristic gift from anyone.

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29. Custom Graduation Frame

Personalization Lab Personalized Picture Frame

Give your grad a simple, yet thoughtful gift of a customized graduation frame. Engrave their graduation year in the frame so it stands out once their senior portraits finally come out. I still have my senior portrait standing in my room, all it's missing is a customized frame.


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30. Roav Viva In Car Navigation & Charger

Roav Alexa-Enabled 2-Port USB Car Charger for In-Car Navigation, Hands-Free Calling and Music Streaming

A car charger and a GPS put together, anyone would be thrilled to receive this gift. However, it’s perfect for graduates who will be spending hours in the car traveling to and from work. I wish that I had this awesome device in my car, it would most definitely come in handy.

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31. Smart Reusable Notebook

Rocketbook Fusion Smart Reusable Notebook

This notebook is special in the fact that once used completely, pages can be erased easily so that the notebook can be reused again. This notebook is potentially an endless journal for people who enjoy writing. If I had this book when I was in school I would have been able save countless pages wasted by doodles.

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32. Universal Portable Bluetooth Keyboard

GECENINOV Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard

This foldable keyboard is a wonderful gift for those who travel with their tablets. It is compatible with every computer system, making it a valuable asset in any graduate’s life. If I had one of these, I would have done my work laying back in my bed every day.

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33. How to Cook Everything

How to Cook Everything

A great gift for anyone who struggles with cooking. This book could turn an amateur into a full-out chef. Don’t forget to add salt! I found that this book had some great recipes that were rather delicious!

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34. Customized Passport Holder

My Personal Memories Custom Passport Case

This passport holder allows customization, so that your student knows exactly what their passport looks like. This is another wonderful gift for those graduates who cannot seem to stop traveling. If I was going on a trip somewhere, I’d want to travel in style with this wonderous passport holder.

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35. Embossed Fine Leather Mouse Pad

Maruse Italian Brown Leather Mouse Pad

This mouse pad is great for any graduate who is planning to spend a lot of time on their computers. The smooth leather makes a great track for any mouse and is guaranteed to last for a long time. I usually don’t use a mouse, but if I was gifted this pad, I would go out and buy one immediately.

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36. Slim Business Card Carrier

MaxGear Metal Business Card Holder

Becoming an adult means being introduced to new aspects of the world, including business cards. Start your graduate off right with a beautiful business card holder. Now that I am getting close to graduating, this gift seems like it could come in handy.

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37. Farberware 21 pc. Cutlery Set

Farberware Edgekeeper 21-Piece Forged Triple Riveted Block Set

This 21 piece set of kitchen cutlery is great for your graduate who is moving into their own place. This set includes anything that your student could possibly need in their kitchen. Moving out would be one step easier if I were to have this set of cutlery.

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38. 400 Thread Count Sheet Set

California Design Den 400 Thread Count Sheet Set

Another great one for those grads living on their own, this sheet set will help your student start off with clean sheets for their new life. These sheets stand out as some of the softest and most comfortable on the market. Maybe if I had these when I was living in my dorm I would have actually changed my sheets once in a while.

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39. Personalized Leather Slim Bifold Wallet

Swanky Badger Personalized Wallet

Going off into the real world requires a professional look, so your grad’s beat up college wallet just will not do anymore. Customize this leather wallet for them to keep them looking as proper as they can be. I’ve been needing a new wallet for a while now, a personalized one doesn’t seem too bad.

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40. Herschel Messenger Bag

OIWAS Messenger Bag, Canvas 15.6 Inch Laptop Briefcase

This bag is great for any grad who carries a good amount of stuff with them at any given time. This gift has a comfortable fit and a fashionable style, making it perfect for navigating a post-college life. If I had this bag, I would feel confident and comfortable to go anywhere in the world.

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There is an indescribable pride in watching your loved one graduate. It’s a momentous occasion, and deserves to be celebrated as such! While a gift cannot stand alone as a measure of pride, it will give your graduate a perfect memento of their achievement. 

Overall, the best item on this list would have to be one of the more technologically advanced gifts such as the pocket printer or the portable keyboard. It is also definitely ok to give money as a gift. The amount really depends on how well you know the graduate, but 20$ is probably a good start at least. 

Cash Vs. Gift Cards

Sometimes, the best gift that you can offer to your graduate is cash, it always comes in handy you know. If you are low on bills or do not feel particularly comfortable with handing away money, gift cards work just as well. Here are 5 great gift cards that anyone would love.

  1. Starbucks

The biggest name in coffee, even if you don’t like caffeinated beverages, there’s always something everyone does love at Starbucks.

  1. Chick Fil A

Chick Fil Astands out as the company that has taken over the fast food game. Though the line for food may be long, it is totally worth it for their chicken sandwich. 

  1. Target

Target is the department store where you can find almost anything you can think of. Everyone loves a trip to target, though it’s hard to leave empty handed.

  1. Netflix

The most popular streaming service out there, if you want to keep up with the newest shows, as subscription would be helpful

  1. Visa

Visa gift cards are by far the best gift card anyone can receive. They work somewhat like a debit card, giving you the ability to spend it wherever your heart desires.

Best Time to Buy and Send Your Gift

To ensure that you get the best gift possible, it is best to start searching for what you think your graduate would like rather early. A great time to give your gift is at a graduation party if there is one, and if not or you do not attend, feel free to send it around the time of graduation in general. Make sure you send it early so that it does not arrive too late, as they may have plans to move soon after graduation.

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40 Adorable Penguin Gifts for the Penguin Lovers of Your Life

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What do you call a happy penguin? A pen-grin! I just could not resist making that cheesy joke, especially since many people love penguins. Do you have a friend who is obsessed with penguins? Do you want to make them pen-grin with penguin gifts? Then you have come to the right place. 

In this gift guide, you will find forty adorable penguin-themed gift ideas that your friend is sure to love. Maybe they will even have happy feet! 

1. Penguin Lights 

Brooklyn Lighting Company LED Wire Lights Strip

I know I love the idea of having some cute string lights in a bedroom as a form of decoration. So, if your friend also loves string lights and is obsessed with penguins, then this is perfect.

These penguin-themed lights will add some warmth and decoration to any bedroom. These will also show off your friend’s favorite animal.

These cute penguin lights are a nice twist on basic string lights. 

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2. Penguin Thermos 

Penguin Stainless Steel Vacuum Thermos Travel Mug

I personally think a thermos is an essential item. I am a coffee addict, so something like a thermos comes in handy when I need to take my coffee on the go.

Thermos come in various shapes and sizes, so get your friend this penguin-shaped one. They can use it for hot or cold items, which will stay at the perfect temperature.

It’s a funny contradiction that an animal that loves the cold can keep a beverage warm. Your friend can also bring their favorite animal wherever they go. 

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3. I Just Really Like Penguins, OK” T-Shirt

Funny Penguin Gift I Just Really Like Penguins OK T-Shirt

This shirt is perfect for your friend who is absolutely obsessed with penguins, specifically if their love of the animal is frequently being questioned. Wearing this T-shirt can stop all the questions thrown their way.

Plus, it’s just a cute penguin shirt they can add to their collection. If I were to need a shirt like this, I would need one that says “I just really like cats, OK,” because I always talk about how much I love cats and how cute they are. 

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4. Penguin Wine Glass

Penguin Wine Glass

First off, wine glasses are always a great gift, especially if someone is just starting off building their glass collection.

I have gifted several glasses in the last year as several of my friends turned twenty-one. I also received my fair share of glasses.

A glass that represents your friend’s favorite animal is the perfect gift. It is something that is practical because they will use it often.

So, everytime they drink from this cute glass, they will be reminded of you and their favorite cold-weather critter.

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5. Penguin Wine Opener

TrueZoo Kingsley Winged Corkscrew

This goes along with the wine glass idea above. Everyone needs some sort of wine opener.

How else are you going to open your wine? (My roommates open our wine, but that is beside the point.)

If your friend needs a wine opener, why not make it one that has her favorite animal? It is adorable, and most likely no one else you know will have this specific one.

It is the perfect penguin gift for your penguin- and wine-loving friend. 

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6. Penguin Pillow Pet 

Pillow Pets Originals Stuffed Animal Plush Toy

I don’t know about everyone else, but I loved my Pillow Pet when I was a child. I had a purple unicorn one, and I loved it and had it for years. So, this next penguin gift is one your friend will love.

This present will allow your friend to relive their childhood while also having a new comfy pillow.

They can cuddle with their stuffed penguin or unfold it and snuggle with it as a pillow.

It serves several purposes, making this adorable gift perfect for your penguin-obsessed friend.

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7. Penguin Blanket

CUAJH Cute Penguins Blanket

Everyone absolutely needs a comfy blanket to snuggle up with at night. I love having at least one blanket that I can curl up under and relax with.

Of course, your penguin-loving friend needs one with penguins on it. At night, they can snuggle under their blanket of their favorite animals, with their penguin pillow pet and relax. In my opinion, that sounds pretty relaxing.

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8. I’m a Penguin Trapped in a Human Body” Mug

Wampumtuk I'm A Penguin Trapped in A Human Body Red Coffee Mug

I am known for looking for any excuse to buy a mug. I have way too many mugs but am always looking for ways to add to my collection.

I suggest getting your friend a penguin-themed mug as a gift. One with a fun saying like this one is even better than a simple one.

This mug is perfect for people who love penguins. They may have even said this phrase before. I love giving and receiving mugs as gifts, so I think this penguin gift idea is a winner. 

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9. Penguin Snow Globe

Elanze Designs King Penguin Family Musical Water Globe

Snow globes are a classic gift for any occasion. There are snow globes that fit any event, place or season.

I have gotten a few snow globes over the years, and I think they are super cute. Your best friend needs a snow globe of their favorite animal.

They can have it on display, letting anyone who visits them know what their favorite animal is. Also, they can shake it and watch the snowflakes dance around the cute penguins. It is a cute decoration as well. 

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10. Penguin Necklace 

TANGPOET 925 Sterling Silver Penguin Pendant Necklace

A penguin necklace is the perfect present allowing your friend to add some accessory to her outfits.

I love adding a small, simple necklace to an outfit. Your friend can do just that with this penguin one. It is a simple way for her to express her love of penguins without talking about them.

She can wear it whenever she wants to have her favorite animal close to her. 

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11. Penguin Socks 

HAPPYPOP Funny Zoo Animal Crew Socks

Socks with a fun pattern are always a win. I do not have that many fun socks, but I do have some with cats on them, which are my favorite animal.

You need to get your penguin-loving friend some penguin socks so they can share in the sock fun!

These are perfect for lounging around the house, going out with friends or just running errands. Any time is the perfect time for some fun penguin socks. 

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12. Penguin Planner

Penguin Planner 2021 – 2022

Staying organized is important for keeping yourself motivated. I am the first to admit that I am not the best at using my planner, but when I do, I definitely get more done.

What better way to help your friend stay motivated than to get her a planner with a penguin on it. She will be drawn to use it because of the penguins, and it will hopefully help her stay organized.

Plus, if your friend is stressed, the penguins may cheer her up. 

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13. Penguin Gummies

Gummy Peachy Penguins Black & White Gummi

I know at first, two pounds of gummies seems a bit excessive. However, your friend will be set for a long time if you get them these gummies.

They will have candy to soothe any craving they may have. They may even share some of the gummies with others, meaning you may even get something out of the deal.

You can even work together to come up with some snacks you can work the gummies into.

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14. Penguin Robe

Just Love Critter Robe Sherpa Trim Velour Robes for Women

I never used to be that big of a robe person, but that has changed. I find myself putting on my robe after my shower and not wanting to take it off.

A comfy robe is the perfect relaxation item. That makes a penguin robe a great gift for you friend. At the end of the day, they can just throw on the robe and relax.

While wearing the robe, they can put a warm drink in their penguin mug, wear their penguin socks and chill out. 

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15. 3D Penguin Light 

Penguin Night Light Visual 3D Lamp

This item really caught my eye. It is not a typical gift someone would think of getting for someone, so this would be an awesome gift to get your penguin-loving friend. They definitely do not have this already. Plus, it is not super expensive, making it that much better. 

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16. Penguin Cosmetic Bag

ZoCr Make-Up Cosmetic Tote Bag Carry Case

This is another gift that serves a practical purpose but is made better by the fact that it has penguins on it.

As someone who struggles to find bags to take their makeup in when traveling, I would find this bag useful.

This item is great for showing off your friend’s love for penguins while traveling. It can serve many purposes and can carry whatever more than just makeup.

The penguins are wearing hats and scarves, which makes them even cuter. 

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17. “Penguins Can’t Fly, Therefore I am a Penguin” Sweatshirt

Funny Penguin Quotes Animal Lover Penguins Can't Fly Gifts Pullover Hoodie

A sweatshirt with a sassy quote on it is always a great gift in my book. I do not have many of these in my wardrobe, but I want to add more.

This one is a strong contender to be added to my collection. I think it would be a great addition to your friend’s collection.

The statement has some great logic that they will appreciate. Plus, it is a great sweatshirt they can just throw on whenever they want. It is something casual, cute and funny. 

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18. Penguin Earrings

925 Sterling Silver Penguin Earrings

I personally do not wear earrings often. However, if I did, I would want these in my collection, especially if I loved penguins.

The outline of the penguin is simple and not too crazy. Also, they are not too long, so they won’t be heavy on your ear.

If your friend loves jewelry, especially earrings, then this will be a great penguin gift for them. Plus, they are silver, so they can go with many outfit options.

They can be dressed up and down. Overall, these earrings will make a great gift. 

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19. Penguin Wallet 

Shag Wear Women's Vegan Faux Leather Clutch Purse

Finding a wallet that works for everything I keep in it can be a struggle. At times, I may have two wallets going, or I constantly shift from one wallet to another.

But, I think this penguin wallet will work well for your friend. It has multiple slots for cards like your ID.

It has a pocket for cash and change as well. It is also a fun blue color, which goes great with the penguin pattern. This adorable wallet has everything your friend could possibly need. 

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20. Penguin Shot Glass

Penguins Shot Glass

Just like the wine glass and wine opener, you need a shot glass collection. (At least in my opinion you do.)

Everyone needs at least a few fun-themed shot glasses, so why not gift penguin ones? They are not expensive and could be cutely displayed on a shelf with your penguin wine glass.

What would make it even better, is if you found a penguin shot recipe and tried it from the shot glass.

I have no idea if that exists or what would be in it, but maybe you and your friend could create something. 

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21. Penguin Wine Stopper

Cheers Penguin Glass Wine Stopper

When your friend opens their wine with their penguin wine opener and pours some into their penguin wine glass, they are going to need something to make sure the wine doesn’t go bad.

Why not buy them a penguin wine stopper? It is the obvious choice to complete the penguin experience of drinking wine.

Plus, this wine stopper has multicolor LED lights. What could possibly be better? In my opinion, this is a must-get for your friend. 

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22. Penguin Keychain

WSNANG Penguin Gifts Keychain

Keychains are a simple gift that have a wide range of possibilities. They can be a basic charm, have a simple shape, contain a funny quote...

My favorites are the ones that have sweet, uplifting messages on them. It is not often that someone just comes up and starts reading your keychains, so it is like a sweet little message you just have for yourself.

This one would be such a meaningful gift for your friend. It has a message that reminds them how strong and amazing they are.

It would mean the world because you would be giving them the gift. It shows that you feel that way about them.

Plus, the penguin on it is a nice touch and is something they could smile about when they look at the keychain. Keys go everywhere with you, so they will always have the gift with them. 

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23. Penguin Stress Relief Balls 

YoYa Toys Beadeez Penguin Stress Relief Balls

When I am stressed, I want something to get out all my anger and frustration. Sometimes when I squeeze something, it helps relieve some of the tension.

These penguin stress relief balls are a great penguin-themed gift for your friend. They are especially useful if your friend has some stressful times coming up or if they are often anxious.

They may be hesitant to squeeze the penguins at first because they love them, but once they realize how much it helps with stress, they will love this gift. 

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24. Penguin Slippers

Sanfiago Knitted Penguin Animal Lovers Slippers

The ultimate relaxation outfit is not complete without slippers. Your friend may have the penguin robe, socks, a mug full of a relaxing beverage, blanket and maybe some stress relief balls, but they need the slippers, too!

The soles of these slippers have memory foam, which ups the comfort level. Plus, with their arms wide open and ready for a hug, the penguins are so cute.

This is a must for the penguin gift list. They are perfect for lounging around the house on the weekend. 

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25. Penguin Cocktail Shaker

HIC Penguin Cocktail Shaker

Now, my roommate makes most of our cocktails in her cocktail shaker. She loves making them, so if she loved penguins, I absolutely would get this shake for her.

It has a sleek silver design that will look gorgeous up on a shelf. A regular cocktail shaker is boring; this one spices it up.

This will make learning how to make drinks fun and will definitely help make your friend stand out whenever they are making drinks. 

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26. Penguin Dryer Balls

Friendsheep Wool Dryer Balls

Okay, this one may need some explaining. I mainly put them on this list because I thought they were cute.

These are just balls you put into the dryer to help make your clothes soft and wrinkle- and static-free.

My roommate uses simple dryer balls, but when I saw these penguin ones, I thought they were a perfect cute yet practical gift for this list.

By getting this penguin-themed gift for your friend, you are not only giving them a cute present but a useful gift to help with their laundry. 

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27. Penguin Cross Body Bag

Chala Crossbody Cell Phone Purse

Just like with wallets, finding a purse that works perfectly can be challenging. They are either too small or too big or do not have enough pockets.

I am constantly changing what purse I am using, hoping the next one will work better than the last.

Just by looking at the cute design, I think this purse is perfect, The mom and baby penguin are adorable.

Plus, the bag itself is not too large, but it’s big enough for your wallet, phone and maybe some small items.

It will be perfect for when you go out but only need a few things. This a purse your friend will absolutely adore and use for many occasions. 

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28. Penguin Wall Art

Penguins Watercolor Animals Wall Art

The two penguins on this piece of wall art are so adorable that even I want to hang this on my wall.

I have a feeling your friend will have the same reaction when they see this as well. The two penguins are simple, but they will stand out in any space.

This painting will make the perfect wall decoration for any room. Get them a cute frame to pair with the picture, and you have the perfect penguin-themed gift. 

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29. Penguin Stuffed Animal

GUND Christmas Puffers Penguin Plush, 10"/Small

This was an obvious choice for this list. Anyone who loves penguins needs a penguin stuffed animal.

If they do not have one already, get them one ASAP. If they already have one or more, why not add another to the collection?

There are so many out there; I am sure you can find one they don’t already have. Stuffed animals vary in size, shape and style, so you have many options. 

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30. Penguin Water Bottle

LaserGram Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Staying hydrated is such an important task that everyone needs to remember. I have my favorite water bottle that I like to use.

I fill it up every morning, and I take it everywhere. Just like how I have my favorite bottle, this penguin one will become your friend’s favorite.

It has a sleek silver design with a penguin. It can even be personalized, which means you can specifically tailor it to your friend.

You can put their name, nickname or favorite phrase. This bottle is the perfect combination to promote hydration and showcase the loveliness of penguins. 

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31. Penguin Apron

MissOwl Adjustable Bib Apron Penguin

You may be thinking, who gets their friend an apron as a gift? Well, my best friend got me a set of aprons for my birthday this year.

Why? I baked cupcakes once, so now apparently I am a baker! If your friend happens to love baking or cooking and needs an apron, this gift is a great gift option.

It is not expensive, and it is something that will be useful. They can proudly hang this up in their kitchen, adding a bit of penguin decor.

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32. Portable Penguin Essential Oil Diffuser

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Humidifier Protable Cute Penguin

I thought that this gift was absolutely adorable. The penguin with the crown is so cute. The colors are gorgeous, and it is overall just a clever gift.

If your friend loves essential oils, then this gift combines that love with their love of penguins. They can take this diffuser with them when they travel or they can keep it in their room at home.

This diffuser is not super expensive, especially considering it will get many uses. 

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33. Penguin Coloring Book

A PENGUIN COLORING BOOK FOR ADULTS

Nostalgia is all over this book. When you grow up, you do not have to stop coloring. I own a few coloring books, and I think they are pretty cool.

So, why not get your friend a penguin coloring book. They can color the penguins however they want, giving them the chance to design their own penguin.

This activity may help them relax after a long day or express their creativity. Also, after one is finished, they can put it on display on the fridge or wall. 

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34. Penguin Pasta 

Pastabilities Penguin Party Pasta

When I saw this pasta, I was overwhelmed with how lovable this was. The little penguin pasta would put a pen-grin on my face if this pasta was cooked for me.

You could give your friend a bag of this pasta as a gift, or you could make your friend a meal with it. Either option would be a great present for your friend. 

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35. Penguin Hat

Penguin Plush Animal Winter Ski Hat

When the weather gets colder, a hat is an essential part of your outfit. Everyone should have that go-to winter hat. (I know I have at least one or two that are my favorites.)

Gift this penguin hat, and it will become a staple for your friend’s winter outfit. The cute penguin face plus the puff balls on the end make the perfect beanie.

Cold weather is not the most pleasant, but the hat may make the weather a bit more endurable.

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36. Penguin Leggings

Women's Ultra Soft Holiday Printed Fashion Leggings

Leggings are one of the most comfortable articles of clothing. I live in leggings. I have way too many pairs but am always getting more.

However, I do not have many that have patterns. But I would love to have a pair of these penguin leggings, which is why you need to get these for your friend.

They will add a bit of pattern and fun to any outfit. Whether they wear them to lounge or wear them out on the town, they are perfect. Every penguin lover needs a pair of these leggings. 

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37. Penguin Pillow Cover

Penguin Bird Throw Pillow Covers

Throw pillows are a common item found in almost any house or apartment. I have some throw pillows,so your friend probably has some, too.

If they do not have some already, start their collection with a penguin pillow cover. This pillow cover’s design will fit perfectly on their bed, couch or chair.

Pair this with a blanket to give your friend the perfect warm, relaxing snuggle setup. 

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38. Penguin Beach Towel 

Penguin Bird Microfiber Beach Towels

Even though you will not catch a penguin at the beach, this beach towel makes the perfect gift for your penguin-loving best friend.

My favorite beach towel has a character that relates to one of my favorite bands on it. Your friend will love a beach towel with their favorite animal on it.

Also, they do not have to only use it at the beach. They can use it at home as well. It serves many purposes, making this another perfect penguin gift. 

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39. Penguin Seat Belt Accessory

CoTa Global Grey Penguin Size: Super Soft Plush Safety Seatbelt Accessory Cover

Boring, plain seat belts are out; seat belts with fun animal accessories are in. A penguin seat belt cushion is the perfect gift for your friend.

All they have to do is attach it, and they will have a penguin with them whenever they drive their car. I would love to have one of these in my car.

This will surely make your friend pen-grin when they open up their gift. 

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40. Penguin Bath Mat

SIMIGREE Funny Showering Penguin Door Mats Kitchen

You need a mat for your bathroom so that you have something to step onto when you get out of the shower.

So why not have it have a penguin on it? This is a simple mat that will fit with almost any bathroom.

It is black and white and has a simple outline of a penguin and a showerhead. It is not in your face with a crazy pattern. This will make a perfect, simple penguin gift for your friend. 

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If you get your best friend everything on this list, their entire house will be filled with penguin-related items. While that might be a bit excessive, getting them a few items on the list is a great idea.

Of course, not everything on this list would be something your friend may want, and there are probably some items missing on this list that they would enjoy.

At least you can find other penguin-themed items for almost any situation. But I am sure whatever you choose to get your best friend, it will make them pen-grin!

That’s a wrap. This post was all about penguin gifts. Do you have any other recommendations? Let us know in the comments and share the love on social media.

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