Where to Buy a Lei for Graduation

Share the flowers!

If you are wondering where to buy a lei for graduation, we have you covered. Graduation leis are a popular choice for new grads because they can proudly wear them as they march down the aisle. Typically made out of purple orchids, graduation leis look fun and celebratory. After graduation, the new grad can hang the lei on a hook to dry the flowers, and keep the lei as a memory of their happy day. Here are some sources for finding a graduation lei!

Order Your Lei Ahead of Time

This gorgeous lei features double-layered purple dendrobium orchids. The double layering creates a visually stunning look that is lush and full, unlike single-layered leis. The dendrobium orchids symbolize love, celebration and friendship. This is a perfect way to honor your grad, and will create a unique entrance on the graduation aisle with such opulent flower layering.

Graduation Flowers - Purple Paradise Orchid Lei

Faux Flower Leis for the Grad with Allergies

Is your favorite grad allergic to flowers? Faux flower leis are a great way to congratulate them without making them sneeze throughout commencement! Some of our favorite faux flower leis include:

This violet orchid lei looks very similar to the popular purple orchid leis worn by many grads.

If your grad prefers something less frilly than flowers, this tropical fern leaf lei will fit the bill!

If you are not a fan of faux flowers, this beautiful lei made of kukui nuts and white mongo shells offers a celebratory, hypoallergenic option that is made of natural materials.

Where to Buy a Lei for Graduation Last Minute

Is it the day of the big graduation celebration? Did you just remember that you need to buy a lei? You are in luck because you have a few options. Many major grocery stores and discount warehouses, such as Costco, carry graduation leis. If you have a local grocery store that has a floral section, you might give them a call and see if they carry leis. Be prepared to call around, because they tend to run out of stock quickly. Lastly, if you are very desperate, some lei vendors will station themselves at the graduation event to sell leis to last minute buyers. But try to get there early because, like the grocery stores, the lei vendors sell out quickly.

If you get your lei ahead of time, you can keep it preserved in your refrigerator. Remember that planning ahead is your best bet, but with a little leg work, you may just be able to find a lei at the last minute.

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