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.
Inspire your graduate with the words of Angela Davis, "You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world."
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."
#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."
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).
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."
#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.
Spark the mind of your graduate with this quote by NASA scientist, Katherine Johnson, "I'm always interested in learning something new."
#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."
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."
#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."
#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."
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor with her quote, "Through books, I got to travel the world and the universe."
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.