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Gift Guide for High School Graduates

Hello out there! I hope you all had a great weekend. I’ve had some requests for a gift guide for high school graduates, and I aim to please, so here we are!

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My son graduated from high school last year, so I do have some experience with this topic, but only from a guy’s point of view, so I also asked my niece who is a sophomore in college for some suggestions.

Most kids probably prefer cash over gifts, but sometimes it’s nice to add a personal present along with a cash gift, and some people prefer not to give money, which is fine too.

For those working with a limited budget, I think an aptly chosen book always makes a nice gift — and a note written inside makes it an especially memorable keepsake. My son received several of these, and I know they were appreciated.

With that said, here are some fun gift ideas for high school grads to consider if you’re looking for something a little bit more original.

Unisex Grad Gifts

High School Grad Gifts for Boys:

High School Grad Gifts for Girls:

If you have other suggestions, feel free to drop them in the comments!

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  1. I have given white bath/hand/washcloth sets to high school graduates that I had monogrammed w their initials in the colors of the college they were going. It’s been a well received gift that even my own girls have asked lol. They’ve told me they’ve appreciated having new towels headed away from home that wouldn’t be mixed w others in the dorms. :))

  2. Great Ideas for the graduates! Thank you! Thanks also for the post on shorts.!!! It was such s helpful one.

  3. Gosh, I haven’t had any graduations lately at all, and most of my friends’ kids are still little. My niece graduated with her M.ed. a few years ago. I couldn’t begin to tell you what I got her, but I think it was fashion related. 

    I’ll take the slippers if anyone out in the universe is listening, lol! #myfeetarealwayscold. Congrats to all the graduates!! 

  4. The steamer is a GENIUS gift idea!!  I keep one in our master bath…or I should say, I try to, because it is always disappearing.  In fact, now that you’ve mentioned it, I think they will go on this year’s Christmas list!

    We did the signature bracelets from my parents to all the granddaughters last year at Christmas…  All the girls loved them!  

    Your list is excellent!!!  

  5. This is such a great list of gift ideas!  I usually give money, but there are a few gifts here that are tempting to add on.  I especially love the pet portrait…queue the tears!

  6. Great gift ideas. I need to save this list. I have always just given money but this list is great.  Thanks to you, I got myself out to walk 30 minutes today.  I have been so bad about going with my migraines. I felt good today and heard you say to get out there. 🙂 LOL  

  7. Another idea for girls is those terrycloth wraps for the shower.  You know the ones with the elastic closure?   I’ve given them several times and everybody loves them.  I always get it monogrammed with their name. 

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