It’s almost grad time and you don’t know what to buy, we’re here to help you with the BEST suggestions for high school graduations.
Regardless of your budget, you’ll find great grad gift ideas for him or her they’ll love and appreciate.
High School Grad Gifts
Suggestions for High School Graduation Gifts:
- Grad gifts for college
- Sentimental gifts
- Tech grad gifts
- Funny graduation gift ideas
- Travel gifts for graduates
- DIY graduation gifts
- Clever gift card ideas
Helping future college students out by purchasing some of the bigger items on their list will help them immensely. Having a mini-fridge for quick snacks and meals is seriously one of the best dorm room purchases. When they’re studying hard or have an activity that conflicts with a meal (which happened to me with dinner and college cheer), keeping a few favorites stocked in the fridge made a huge difference.
This is a great size since it leaves plenty of space for roommates snacks too.
My brother, his roommate, AND his girlfriend all bought this same dorm chair! Not only is in inexpensive, it’s super comfy, plus comes in tons of colors!
Bonus that the faux fur fabric is super soft too!
All girls want an instant “Poloroid” type camera, if they don’t yet have one, buying giving one as a graduation gift is a perfect time! What a great way to get quick pics and memories of their college experience.
Give the Gift of Amazon Prime for STUDENTS!
It’s hard for many kids to get the supplies and extras they need when they’re away from school. Did you know students can sign up for the STUDENT version of Amazon Prime and even get 6 months free?
This is a creative gift that’ll be super appreciated and useful!
Sentimental Graduation Gifts
Sentimental and thoughtful graduation gifts are always some of the most memorable. Whether you decide to go the classic route with a piece of jewelry, or maybe something sweet and personalized with their name, it will be loved!
Graduation Care Package with Snacks
So, you might not instantly think of a care package of snacks as a sentimental list, but since they add your graduates name it makes it super special. Seriously though, what’s better than a box they can save to take to college OR that’s consumable?
A Personalized Bracelet for Her
A Customized Wallet for Him
Receiving a nice wallet for a guy would be super welcome! How many high school guys still have old ratty kid like wallets? So many! Getting them something nice and more adult-like is something they’d love but not think to buy for themselves.
Funny Grad Gifts
DIY Graduation gifts
Sometimes making a DIY graduation gift for high school seniors is the best way to go. It’s a great option when you don’t have a lot of cash for a gift yet want to give the student something memorable and fun.
Put together a photo collage of favorite high school memories for the grad. It can be activity-specific, special memories with one person like a bff, or just something to represent all 4 years. Get the tutorial at Moments With Mandy.
A Smarty Pants Candy Tub
We love this clever idea you can either put together yourself or have shipped from this store directly.
Image and idea from Craft Create Cook
Put together all of the essentials in a cute way! This clever idea by Hip 2 Save includes the free printable tag to download.
Make a Grad Gift Basket
This is the travel backpack I wore last summer after traveling in Europe for 3 weeks. My entire family got this bag and it worked perfectly.
Scratch Off Travel Map
Having a super cute and stylish carry-on that can be used as a weekend bag home or even to take to the library would be appreciated.
Graduation Tech Gifts
Giving a graduation tech gift is something that’ll definitely be appreciated! Updating old equipment before college is the perfect time, yet it’s also a time when college freshman are cash-strapped and can’t afford many of these items themselves.
We’ve included numerous graduation tech gifts that are all highly rated for a wide variety of budgets.
No joke, every person in my household has this speaker! When you want to give a speaker as a gift that works GREAT, sounds great, yet is lower in price. This is seriously the best option. They come in different colors online too! My dad and brother both have black, mine is pink.
Wireless Charging Stand
Money Gifts/Gift Card Gifts
Giving money or gift cards are seriously some of the most popular and easy gifts to give a recent graduate.
Here are some gift card ideas:
- A Visa Gift Card – they can spend it anywhere
- A collection of small $10 gift cards to various quick restaurants
- Apple Music or Spotify
Ways to Give Money as a Gift:
Idea and Image by One Hundred Dollars a Month
Put together a money cake! If you’re short on time, this company will make the money cake for you…you just specify the colors, saying, and how much dough to include.
Pizza “Dough” Money Gift
Break the Glass
This is seriously one of the funniest ways we’ve seen to give someone a money gift they’ll remember. Even better yet? They might not want to spend it right away because it’s such an awesome idea!
Gift Money Wreath
Here’s a mix of small bills and gift cards displayed in a super cute and unique way as a money wreath! The idea and image came from Savannah Smiled.
More Graduation Posts
- Ways to Decorate Your Grad Cap
- The Best Grad Party Ideas
Be sure to pin the recipe for later on Pinterest so you can get back to it!
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