10 Delicious Ways to Celebrate Class of 2022 Graduates

Because the tassel was worth the hassle!

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May 06, 2022

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Graduating from school is one of life’s biggest accomplishments. Whether someone in your inner circle is bidding farewell to kindergarten, grammar school, high school, college or graduate school, they deserve a gift that adequately rewards them for all their years of test-taking and studying. Since graduation season is right around the corner, we took the liberty of putting together the ultimate list of the best graduation gifts currently available for food-loving students of all ages and grade levels. Here’s to the Class of 2022!

This fun-sized cake from Flour Shop is an adorable way to tell the grad in your life, "hats off!" The cap-shaped treat features three layers of celebratory funfetti cake on the inside and thousands of black and rainbow-hued nonpareils on the outside. It's the perfect thing to dig into following their graduation ceremony.

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If you can't physically attend your graduate's diploma ceremony this spring or summer, sending this treat-filled tin to their doorstep is still a thoughtful way to bid them a job well done. Your whiz kid will find one dozen buttercream-frosted Cheryl's Cookies inside in flavors like Peanut Butter Buckeye, Salty Caramel and Devil's Food.

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This deluxe bucket comes stocked with dozens of sweet and salty snacks your grad can enjoy throughout their summer vacation. Along with three packets of microwavable popcorn, they'll also find bags of Skittles, Twizzlers, Oreos, Takis and more. The gift bundle also comes with a keepsake "Class of 2022" keychain, a pen, paper novelty glasses and a cap-and-tassel-adorned felt headband.

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Wish the student in your life "sweet success" with this appropriately shaped chocolate box from See's Candies. Inside it, your gift recipient will find a mouthwatering assortment of milk and dark chocolate-covered bites, including the brand’s fan-favorite Dark Scotchmallow, which contains layers of rich caramel and a honey-flavored marshmallow.

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These vanilla and chocolate cake pops make a great gift for any graduate, but there's something about their tiny size that makes them absolutely perfect for commemorating a toddler's kindergarten "stepping up" ceremony. The yummy treats are even dusted in edible gold and come individually wrapped, so your little one can share them with the rest of their classmates.

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This 100% edible bouquet from Cookies by Design is a real hoot! If your graduate is as "wise as an owl," you'll want to send this colorful assortment of iced sugar cookies their way. You can even customize up to three of the treats with the words or message of your choosing.

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If you're heading to a graduation party this month or next, you'll want to bring this delicious box from Crave Cupcakes along with you. It comes with 12 cupcakes in flavors like red velvet, dark chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. Four of the cupcakes are also adorned with a handcrafted fondant topper that depicts a cap and tassel. If you or your gift recipient happens to live in Houston, TX, you can even order the toppers in your graduate's school colors!

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This unique jar from Elegant Desserts combines a greeting card and a fun jigsaw puzzle all in one. Each of the 21 iced sugar cookies found inside it contains a different word and can be arranged to spell out a heartfelt message. So much better than a paper note!

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Want to make the morning of your graduate’s diploma ceremony even more special? Spoil them with this ginormous brunch spread from Brownstone Pancake Factory. The "wacky and wild" package comes with 15 mini pancakes, 10 Belgian waffles, 16 churro French toast squares, plus over 18 different dipping sauces, icings, toppings and candies. Your grad will even find a few "Class of 2022" themed surprises inside, too.

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You don't need a degree to see that these hand-decorated shortbread cookies from Le Gourmet make a spectacular graduation gift. The iced treats are equal parts cakery and buttery and depict beautiful symbols that have been expertly piped in icing like caps, tassels and flutes of bubbly. They're a delicious way to "toast your grad," — even the ones who can't drink alcohol yet!

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