5 grown-up graduation gift ideas

5 grown-up graduation gift ideas

Graduating from university is a huge achievement and a special graduation gift is a lovely way to show how proud you are. As your clever student flies the nest into the world of work, adulthood and beyond, a colourful blanket or picnic rug is a thoughtful grown-up gift they’ll treasure for years to come.

Gen Z students have a great appreciation of sustainable and ethical products, so they’ll love to receive a locally-made blanket with a low carbon footprint and made from eco-friendly natural materials. Browse our collection and you’ll be sure to find one in their favourite colour. Or, why not opt for a blanket in their university colours to make your gift even more memorable?

Read on for our top ideas for graduation gifts...



“Fabulous special edition picnic blanket bought as one of my daughter's 21st birthday gifts. She's just completed her final year at Bristol University and this is a wonderful momento of her time in the city. Excellent quality with a beautiful combination of colours.”

Yolanda, May 2022, bought the Jubilee picnic rug


Graduation gift ideas for her

If you’re buying a graduation gift for your daughter or granddaughter, she’ll want something pretty, soft and luxurious to wrap up in at home. Our merino lambswool throws are perfect as they’re woven from extra fine wool that feels incredibly soft to the touch. We have so many shades to choose from, you’ll definitely find her favourite.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a graduation gift for someone who loves fashion, one of our wearable blanket scarves is a sophisticated addition to her work wardrobe as she starts a new job.

graduation gift ideas Blush pink merino wool throw blanket from The British Blanket Company

Merino Lambswool throw in Blush Pink, The British Blanket Company

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Blanket scarf in Burnished, The British Blanket Company

Graduation gift ideas for him

Show your son or grandson how proud you are with a graduation gift that’s stylish and practical too. We have plenty of throws in masculine patterns and colours to choose from, such as the Ink Blue Houndstooth throw, Black Coffee herringbone throw or Graphite merino lambswool throw. All are just the trick for making that bachelor pad feel a little more like home!

Scarves also make a great graduation gift for him, especially if his new job involves wearing a smart suit or coat to work. Have a browse through our sophisticated scarves for men to find the one he’ll love.

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Ink Blue Houndstooth throw, The British Blanket Company

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Oversized blanket scarf in Utility, The British Blanket Company

Graduation gift ideas for friends

If you’re choosing a graduation present for a friend, a picnic rug is an excellent choice. The luxury picnic blankets from The British Blanket Company are woven in Britain from pure wool and come with practical waterproof backing and real leather straps.

Following the obligatory BBQ graduation party, why not make a pact to meet for an annual summer picnic to reminisce about your student days?

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Luxury wool picnic blanket with leather straps, The British Blanket Company

Graduation gift ideas under £50

Colourful and cosy, these small throws are a great graduation gift idea under £50. This smaller size blanket is perfect around your shoulders when snuggling in for a night of Netflix or over your knees to keep warm when working from home.

Don’t tell anyone, but we’ve also started taking one of our small throws to the pub when we sit outside in the beer garden for the evening!

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Small wool throw in Cedar and Mustard, The British Blanket Company

Thank you gift ideas for teachers

Don’t forget your teachers! A wool blanket is a perfect teacher gift idea and they’re an ideal price if the class chips in to buy a present together. Teachers are usually swamped with gifts of chocolate and wine at the end of term, so a beautiful blanket in their favourite colours will be a refreshing change to the typical thank you gifts for teachers.

The British Blanket Company has blankets in every possible colour, so ask what colours the teacher loves and choose their favourite.

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Merino lambswool throw in Cornish Blue, The British Blanket Company

Free UK delivery on graduation gifts

The great news is there are no shipping charges when buying a graduation gift from The British Blanket Company as UK delivery is free! We’ll package your blanket in a stylish recycled paper package and can include a handwritten gift note too – just pop in your message at the checkout and we’ll do the rest.