13 Graduation Gift Ideas for Women Graduates

High school and college graduations call for celebration ... and unique handmade gifts to commemorate the occasions. Whether the person you are shopping for just graduated from Law School or is planning their dorm room decor, we've compiled a graduation gift guide full of a handmade bookend sets JUST for them!

#1, #2, #3: The Graduate who values women's rights

Choose your graduate's favorite two feminist icons (from our collection of 14 illustrations) with our custom, Build Your Own Feminist bookend set.

Feminist bookend set featuring Ruth Bader Ginsburg illustration on the left side and Maya Angelou illustration on the right.
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build your own feminist bookend set, $46

Inspire your graduate with the words of Angela Davis, "You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world."

Wood bookend set featuring feminist illustration of icon Angela Davis on one side, with her quote, "You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world," on a dark red background. Bookend set photographed on a bedroom's nightstand.
SHOP: angela davis quote bookend set, $46

Women's rights are human rights. Motivate your graduate with these other inspiring words from icon Hillary Clinton, "Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can."

wood bookend set featuring Hillary Clinton illustration on one block with pink/ivory quote on second block, "Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can."
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 hillary clinton quote bookend set, $46

#4, #5, #6: The Graduate who made it through (or is about to enter) Law School

What better way to inspire recent law school graduates than with this inspiring quote by our newest Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, "I am standing on the shoulders of generations of Americans who never had anything close to this kind of opportunity."

Wood bookend set of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson illustration paired with the quote, "I am standing on the shoulders of generations of Americans who never had anything close to this kind of opportunity."
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 kentanji brown jackson quote bookend set, $46

Encourage strong, dissenting opinions when necessary, by building this SUPREME set featuring Supreme Court Justice legends Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor (select RBG + Sonia from our build your own feminist bookend set).

Feminist bookend set featuring illustrations of supreme court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor
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build your own feminist bookend set, $46

Motivate your graduate with these wise words from law school graduate Michelle Obama, "I am still in progress, and I hope that I always will be."

Wood bookend set featuring feminist illustration of Michelle Obama on left block, paired with magenta/ivory quote on right block, "I am still in progress, and I hope that I always will be."
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michelle obama quote bookend set, $46

#7, #8: The Graduate who is celebrating their new STEM degree

Celebrate women STEM graduates (or those just entering the STEM field) with this woman scientist set featuring the Marie Curie quote, "I am among those who think that science has great beauty." BONUS: choose from four different scientist illustrations.

Wood bookend set with left block featuring woman scientist illustration on teal background and right block featuring copper quote by Marie Curie on white background, "I am among those who think that science has great beauty."SHOP: women in science bookend set, $46

Spark the mind of your graduate with this quote by NASA scientist, Katherine Johnson, "I'm always interested in learning something new."

wood bookend set featuring NASA scientist Katherine Johnson on left block with her quote on navy blue right block, "I'm always interested in learning something new."
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katherine johnson bookend set, $46

    #9, #10: The Graduate who is starting a new job as a teacher

    Shopping for a recent teacher graduate? Let your future teacher know how proud you are with these words from educator and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, "We know that education is the key to unlocking human potential."

    wood bookend set with illustration of Dr. Jill Biden on left side, paired with blue and green quote design on right side, "We know that education is the key to unlocking human potential."
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    dr. jill biden quote bookend set, $46

    Not only was Maya Angelou a prolific poet, author and civil rights activist, she was also a teacher. Celebrate your teacher graduate with Maya Angelou's motivational quote, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but what people will never forget how you made them feel."

    wood bookend set; left block features illustration of Maya Angelou; right block features ivory/teal quote from Maya, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but what people will never forget how you made them feel."
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    maya angelou quote bookend set, $46

      #11: The Graduate celebrating their Political Science degree

      For those graduates looking to enter a life in politics, inspire them with this bookend set featuring voting rights activist and current candidate for Governor of Georgia, Stacey Abrams and her quote, "Because I learned long ago that winning doesn't always mean you get the prize. Sometimes you get progress, and that counts."

      Wood bookend set; left block features illustration of Stacey Abrams; right block features blue and ivory quote, "Because I learned long ago that winning doesn't always mean you get the prize. Sometimes you get progress, and that counts."
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      stacey abrams quote bookend set, $46

      #12, #13: The Graduate who LOVES to read

      Does your graduate absolutely LOVE to read? In addition to all the bookend sets featured so far, here are two more specifically devoted to the joy of reading.

      Late Supreme Court Justice (and feminist icon) Ruth Bader Ginsburg with her quote, "Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life."

      handmade wood bookend set; left bock features illustration of Ruth Bader Ginsburg; right block features ivory/dark teal quote, "Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life."
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      ruth bader ginsburg reading quote bookend set, $46

      Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor with her quote, "Through books, I got to travel the world and the universe."

      wood bookend set; left block features illustration of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor; right block features ivory/mint green quote design, "Through books, I got to travel the world and the universe."
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      sonia sotomayor reading quote bookend set, $46

       

          Which handmade wood bookend set have you picked out for your graduate? Don't forget: ARCHd offers a gift-wrap option for all our bookend sets. You can also have your order shipped directly to your graduate with a personal gift message.

          Want more graduation gift options? Shop our full collection of wood bookend sets here.


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