Texas A&M Graduation Gift Guide
There’s a famous Aggie adage that reads, “From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it, and from the inside looking out, you can’t explain it.” Aggie grads around the world know this to be true. And so do their parents.
There’s something uniquely bittersweet about watching your child walk the stage at Reed Arena. Though the pride in that moment is immeasurable, the unshakable feeling of watching another chapter close will make even the most stoic of parents catch their breath. This is the feeling you never saw coming, yet it’s one that’s hard to explain to those who have yet to walk that walk.
That’s why graduations are as much about the parents as they are about the students, as are the gifts that come along with it. Unique Texas A&M graduation gifts have the power to tie both parent and child to a moment in time that both will cherish forever. In this context, a gift isn’t just an object. It’s a keepsake and a memory and a little piece of their home in College Station. Take a peek at our favorite places to find memorable gifts.
Texas A&M Merchandise
Score t-shirts, hats, home gifts, and more, each of which will remind your student of their student life days. Each item is unique and backed by the Aggieland Outfitter guarantee so your student can proudly rep the Ags for years to come.
One shop, endless giftable Aggie goods. From Aggie apparel in all the best brands to Aggie home goods, drinkware, accessories, and special graduatuion gifts, anything from the Texas Aggieland Bookstore will transport your student back to College Station.
An Aggie ring is a right of passage for any grad. Help your student stand out from the crowd by gifting them a unique aggie ring wrap. These wraps add a little flare to the distinguished Aggie ring, and are available in either in the signature RingWrap style or a personalized design.
T-shirts, tanks, headware, oh my! The Warehouse at C.C. Creations has all the gear your student will ever need. They also have merchandise and gifts specific to each graduation class so you can find something that commemorates your student’s actual graduation year.
Maroon never looked better than it does on the apparel at Maroon U. In addition to unique Aggie clothing, home, and gifts, Maroon U also carries unique diploma frames and other grad gifts like shaving kits and blankets so your student can show off their Aggie pride in every part of their post-grad life.
Local Gifts & Goods
Find custom decor and laser engraving at Brazos Cedar Works. The ability to customize your gifts sets Brazos Cedar Works apart from the rest as you won’t find the gifts here anywhere else. Pick up an engraved sign, block, flasks, keychains, and more.
Look no further for gifts unique to College Station. These candles utilize pure soy wax and are hand-poured right here in College Station. Scents like “Cowboy” and “Harvest” can remind your student of their College Station roots every time they light their new candle. Cowhide Leather and Candles also offers baked goods and other bath and body products.
Market 1023 is a locally-owned College Station shop featuring unique and hand-crafted gifts and home goods. You’ll find a little bit of everything at Market 1023, from decor to make your students house a home to paper goods and wearables your student can bring with them wherever they go. Market 1023 also hosts various events, like paint and sips, so you can spend much-needed time with your student before they graduate.
If you have yet to find a gift that feels right, the 22,000-square-foot Old Bryan Marketplace is sure to have something to suit your grad. From bedding to decor to furniture and more, Old Bryan Marketplace brings the best of College Station’s vendors together in one historic location. This marketplace is as much an experience as a shopping destination, so feel free to stop by so feel free to stay a while.
Every grad deserves a sweet treat, and The Chocolate Gallery offers some of College Station’s best. Though we can guarantee this gift won’t last forever, it’ll still put a smile on your grad’s face. Choose from hand-crafted chocolates, cakes, cupcakes, and more to sweeten up graduation day.
Some of the best gifts aren’t gifts at all, they’re time spent together. Board & Brush Creative Studio knows this well, which is why they host DIY wood sign workshops. Bond with your grad, then walk away with a keepsake from the day.
Nothing says welcome to the real world like a wine tasting. Nearby Messina Hof Winery is not only beautiful, but it also offers some of College Station’s best wines. Treat your grad to a tasting, pass on your winery words of wisdom, and even walk away with one of their Aggie network wines.
Learn how to work with glass at the local Brazos Glassworks. Make a stained glass piece or even master the art of glass fusion. You’ll take with you not only the memory but also the work of art you created during your class--some of which have unique Texas inspiration.
Whether you’re ready or not, graduation is coming. These Texas A&M graduation gifts can make the celebrations a little sweeter as you send your student off with a reminder of not only their home in College Station, but also their support in you. This is one ending that’s also a beginning. Choose the right gift to go along with it.