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Gift Ideas & Gift Guides / June 1, 2018

Con-GRAD-ulations: A Gift Guide for High School Graduates

Graduation–even high school graduation–is a huge milestone, certainly one worth celebrating. And while cash-loaded greeting cards and gift cards are a staple of the season, now is an opportunity to gift the grad something they’ll actually use. Whether it’s something to help them spruce up their dorm room, or something to help them on their way to class, these gifts are sure to put a smile on the new grad’s face.

For the grad who’s already planning their study abroad trip…

A map to help them document their travels and plan future adventures.

Landmass Scratch Off World Map with Gold Foil - World Travel Tracker Map

Landmass Scratch Off World Map with Gold Foil – World Travel Tracker Map, $27.99, available at Landmass

For the grad who’s honest about how much they don’t want morning classes…

A coffee maker to help get them going just in case (and small enough for a dorm room too!).

Keurig K-Mini K15 Coffee Maker

Keurig K-Mini K15 Coffee Maker, $99.99, available at Keurig

For the grad who’s inspired to find their path after high school…

A poster to decorate their dorm and motivate them for the road ahead.

Look Human Nothing Behind Me, Everything Ahead of Me (Kerouac) Poster

Look Human Nothing Behind Me, Everything Ahead of Me (Kerouac) Poster, $15+, available at Look Human

For the grad who is excited to show off their school spirit at a new school…

A planner to help them keep track of all their classes and events.

bando Classic 13-Month Planner - Going Places

bando Classic 13-Month Planner – Going Places, $20, available at bando

For the grad who’s ready to make lots of new friends at school…

A fun game to help them get to know their new friends.

Game of Phones Game of Phones Party Game Box

Game of Phones Game of Phones Party Game Box, $20, available at Play Game of Phones

For the grad who’s always prepared for everything…

Help them get to class in style with a new backpack.

Everlane The Modern Snap Backpack

Everlane The Modern Snap Backpack, $80, available at Everlane

For the grad who’s genuinely excited to get away from home cooking…

Help them show off their foodie status with a stylish pennant.

Three Potato Four Eat More Pizza Pennant

Three Potato Four Eat More Pizza Pennant, $24, available at Three Potato Four

For the grad who’s ready to get creative in decorating their dorm room…

A pegboard to help them practice their creative wordplay.

ModCloth What A Message We've Made Peg Board

ModCloth What A Message We’ve Made Peg Board, $25, available at ModCloth

For grad who’s all about their playlists…

Help them share the dance party with others with a durable portable speaker.

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Speaker

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Speaker, $99.99, available at Ultimate Ears

For the grad who’s sincerely going to miss their high school friends…

A photo hanger to help them show off their memories, old and new.

ModCloth Twine After Time Photo Hanger

ModCloth Twine After Time Photo Hanger, $25, available at ModCloth

For the grad who always appreciates words of support…

A card full of kind words (and cash) to show them you care and are excited for them.

TayHam You're The Next Big Thing Card

TayHam You’re The Next Big Thing Card, $5, available at Of a Kind

For the grad who’s always reminding their friends to take a deep breath and relax…

Help them unwind when school stress kicks in with a cute cactus tea set.

Thoughtfully Cacuts Tea Set

Thoughtfully Cactus Tea Set, $24.99, available at Thoughtfully

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