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Great Gift Ideas for HBCU Grads in 2022

Whether you’re looking for a personal, sentimental, or creative gift, we have a few ideas to get something for the HBCU grad in your life. Honor their hard work and dedication with a gift that tells a story.

Alumni Apparel
An obvious choice, our LHP LifeStyle collection pays homage to the schools that built us. What better way to congratulate the graduate in your life than with a gift they’re proud to wear every time they come back to visit. Our HBCU Made hoodies, pants, shorts, and socks are comfortable and casual, perfect for working from home or on weekends and time off. Choose a few pieces from the LifeStyle collection, then check out items from the school your grad attended to keep them looking fresh in HBCU alumni attire.

Not sure what size your grad wears? We recommend you size up, just in case, or go with one of each of our LHP hats, beanies, and headbands since they are one size fits all. We also accept returns in original packaging within 15 days. But, if you’re still nervous about proper sizing, these next gift ideas are great for anyone.

College Town Custom-Made Gifts
These are perfect for someone who is finding graduation to be a bittersweet experience. Leaving college can seem difficult, so getting a gift that helps them reminisce about the past few years may be just what they need. Find a map view or an aerial photo of the city or town their college is in and get the image printed on something they like. Puzzles can often be custom printed with maps or images of campus. If they love their morning coffee, look for an insulated tumbler with a town map. Stemless wine glass or rocks glass sets with etched maps of campus streets and surrounding neighborhoods are sure to be great conversation pieces. Make sure the gift is a high-quality product, and these thoughtful presents will be cherished for years to come.
Leather Goods
If you’d rather look to the future, a leather messenger style carrying case might just be the perfect gift for a graduate who is about to begin their next chapter. Many fine leather goods can be personalized and debossed with initials to give them an even more distinguished and respectable look. From wallets and purses to jackets and luggage, a quality leather product is stunning and durable, the kind of gift that’s meant to last.

We are proud to celebrate the continued legacy of Black scholars, those who continue to uphold standards of black excellence in higher education, and all the achievements of the graduating class of 2022. Congratulations!