School’s Out Forever: 65 High School Graduation Gifts
Graduation from high school is a massive milestone. This is most likely your child’s greatest accomplishment to date, the culmination of over a decade of hard work, determination, and studying. It also marks their entry into a new stage in life, one step away from childhood and one step closer to adulthood.
On the other hand, it’s also a big change for parents. Whether your child is entering the workforce or going off to college, graduation is sure to bring change in your life, too. To make it easier for you to both show your appreciation for your child’s hard work and give them a helping hand as they continue to learn and grow, we’ve put together a list of these practical and thoughtful gifts that should please and help any high school graduate.
After graduation, your son or daughter will face new challenges. As a freshman in college, they'll need to be ready for these challenges. They'll ask practical questions from professors, classmates or strangers. With this book, help your teenager know how to ask the right questions, so they get the answers they need.
This book will aid them in improving their communication skills that are important in dealing with other people. Your son or daughter will connect with people more effectively and efficiently.
Your graduate is ready for the next big thing in their life, emotionally. However, is your teenager prepared with her or his supplies in attending her or his college? If not, get this smart notebook to complete the school supplies. It's so intelligent your teen will going to love it and boast it to his or her new friends.
The benefit of this notebook is its capacity to transfer what’s written on it. The dedicated app related to the smart notebook can scan notes or images in a flash and store it away in safe cloud storage. The coolest feature of this notebook is its ability to renew its pages with a microwave. Yes, you read it right. It’s awesome. So get one as a gift this graduation to surprise your teenager.
This reusable notebook is almost similar to the microwaveable notebook except for one feature. The difference is its renewable features. This notebook doesn't need a microwave. What it needs is a damp cloth to wipe the pages clean. However, before you wipe the written notes or doodled images, your graduate needs to let the book through a dedicated app. This app can scan what's written in the pages. Another thing is its requirement of a special pen for writing. If your teenager is an advocate of nature-friendly gadgets, he or she will be awestruck with this gift.
After graduation, your teenager will do the cooking once he or she moves to another apartment or a dorm. If he or she loves cooking, this kitchen set will be a treasure to him or her. This combo set has 59 pieces of different kitchen utensils from pans to measuring spoons. It also has a bottle opener, cutting board and many knives that your teenager can use to prepare his or her meals. With this set, he or she won’t have difficulty in the kitchen.
Complete your graduation gift to your teenager. Get this erasable gel pen for him or her. It's not an ordinary pen because your graduate will need this item for his or her reusable notebook. If he or she doesn't own a smart notebook, she or he can still use it to write on ordinary paper. The cool thing about this notebook is its erasability. You can erase it like a pencil. The eraser won't leave crumbs as a pencil eraser does. The pages will look new. This pen is perfect for solving puzzles or home works. Your teenager won’t need many papers anymore to solve one math problem.
Is your graduate moving to a dorm to attend his or her college? Then, this suitcase set is perfect for him or her. The set has four pieces of luggage in varying sizes. The luggage has a simple handle system that glides easily when you push its button. The outer covering is a PVC material that is durable and sturdy. With an expandable capacity of up to 25% of its original size, your teenager can put a lot of clothes and apparel inside. The wheels can make transporting the luggage an easy task.
Your teen will be staying at a dorm when he or she goes to college. Thus, he or she needs an organizer to keep his or her things such as school supplies, sticky notes, pen or pencil in order. Get your son or daughter this organizer caddy. This organizer has five compartments that can accommodate all of his or her writing supplies and instruments. It can also hold small supplies such as paper clips and fasteners.
If your teenager has never owned a nice pair of headphones, this Bose Quiet Comfort will make his or her day. With active noise canceling, your graduate can enjoy his or her music and listen to the lyrics more clearly than with an ordinary one. He or she can use it to cancel out noises too when he or she’s studying for exams or just about any task. With this ANC headphone, your teenager can concentrate more. As a result, he or she can improve his or her productivity at school.
New environment, new room, and new dorm mate might be daunting experiences to your graduate. Sometimes, sleep can elude him or her. So, why not help him or her out by giving a sleep mask that can help your teenager sleep fast and soundly. This sleep mask can block out light without the heavy pressure in the eyes. The elastic band can fit any size of a head. The inside cloth is soft and smooth, which is comfortable to the wearer.
You can’t afford to give your graduate a Bose headphone (well at least, not yet). Then, this air pods might be the perfect graduation gift for him or her. The air pods have motion sensors that can detect if the pods are near your ears or not. These motion sensors can connect or disconnect the air pods with simply removing from or putting in your ears. Despite its size, the air pods can last up to 5 hours of listening to music. So, your teenager can talk to you for hours on the phone or listen to his or her favorite music without interruption.
Memories can last forever especially if you can see them in pictures. Help your teenager cherish every moment he or she spends in college. College might be a daunting stage of his or her life. It could be full of struggles. However, with this instant camera, your teenager can make his or her life fun and exciting. This camera has close up shooting range that makes selfie have good quality without applying a filter. It might be a little bulky, but this camera captures more than just a good shot. The photos are stunning, and the colors are vibrant.
This laundry hamper can make laundry day an easy one. It keeps all of your teen’s dirty clothes in one place. The hamper has a lid so it won’t expose your teen’s undergarments. The hamper has a cloth lining so it won’t damage clothes that are prone to fraying. This laundry hamper has a corner design that maximizes space. It is perfect for dorm rooms or apartments that have limited space. This hamper can help your teen organized even his or her dirty clothes.
Instant printing of pictures is a fun way to keep memories. With this camera, your graduate will enjoy making new memories in his or her new college. After taking the pictures, he or she can print the photos in a wallet size paper. Your teen can even share the photos with his or her friends, so they have a souvenir. Aside from instant print, the camera can connect to your phone for easy sharing to your social media account. So, get this instant print digicam and surprise your teenager.
Does your teenager love coffee but a cold one? Then, this coffee pot is the perfect graduation gift for him or her. The coffee pot has a capacity of 1000ml, which about 4 cups of coffee. The filter is easy to clean. The coffee pot is dishwasher safe. With a few months before summer, your teenager will surely enjoy making a cold coffee that he or she can share with his or her dorm mates.
As parents, one of your fears is that your teenager might not be eating much when he or she goes to college. This fear comes from the fact that he or she doesn’t know how to cook. However, with this instant pot, your teenager will have an easy time prepare his or her food without following a complicated recipe. He or she can cook healthy food without spending too much time. As a result, your teen will have more time to spend studying. Since the pot is automatic, he or she won’t burn the food he or she cooks.
These pairs of socks have fun and colorful prints. They’re 80% cotton, so they’re comfortable to use. The socks are breathable so your teenager can use them in the warmer months. This particular set has a pizza print and comes with a box. The awesome part of selecting this gift is choosing the flavors. You can choose and mix and match so each sock can have a different design (or flavors). Your teenager can even use this set to pull a prank to his or her new friends.
With 40,000 strokes per minute, your teenager can keep his or her teeth squeaky clean. The rechargeable toothbrush can remove more plaque and stains than a manual toothbrush. The battery can last up to four hours of brushing time. So, your teenager can use one full charge for 30 days. The electric toothbrush has three replacement heads. So, one set will last for at least a year of usage. The bristles have a unique tooth-waved design so the toothbrush can reach in between the gaps that a regular toothbrush can’t reach.
Teenagers love music. They can spend half the day listening to their favorite playlist. Since your teenager will face a new set of friends, let him or her have a blast with friends by giving this portable stereo speaker to him or her. With this speaker, he or she can enjoy music with good sound quality. The battery has a 12-hour playing time, which is practically unlimited. The Bluetooth connectivity allows seamless connection and continuous playback. Furthermore, the speaker is waterproof so your teenager can bring the speaker to a swimming pool party.
Is your teenager loves taking a photo? This DSLR camera is a treat to him or her. With a shooting capability, he or she can capture moments in full HD video. The camera has an 18 MP lens that can capture the most vivid images. It has an automatic mode of detecting scenes. This feature enables the user to adjust the setting by simply focusing the lens to the subject or model. The camera has built-in Wi-Fi for faster transfer of images to any storage device such as a laptop or smartphone.
This hydro flask can keep a drink cold or hot for hours. It’s sturdy and portable. With the vacuum insulated container inside, the flask can prevent condensation. The bottle has an anti-slip design that enables a user for easy grip. The stainless steel makes safe storage of any liquid, whether it’s acidic like apple cider juice or alkaline like lemon juice. The opening of the flash is wide, which can accommodate standard filters.
When your teenager goes to college, he or she will be on her own for months or years to come. Help him or her in making it through college with this graduation gift. The book contains methods and ways to cook simple dishes that he or she can prepare alone. It includes healthy options of favorite dishes so he or she won’t need to order take-out food all the time. If your teenager isn’t fond of reading recipes, he or she can rely on the pictures to guide him or her through the cooking process.
Accidents happen no matter how often you remind your teenager to be careful. Even if he or she takes precaution, you can’t prevent these accidents. Since you aren’t there to look after him or her, you can make your presence known by giving a first aid kit. Your teenager can use this kit for emergency cases. He or she can bring it anywhere because the kit is encased in a compact case. Plus, the FDA approved the kit.
Give your teenage this compact portable charger so he or she can charge his or her phone anywhere. He or she doesn’t have a reason not to answer your call when his or her phone warns a battery low. The portable charger is lightweight packed with 5200mAH capacity. With this capacity, it can charge a smartphone with 4000mAH battery. Your teenager can also use this portable charger to charge his or her other gadgets.
If you worry about your teenager’s health after moving to the dorm, give him or her snacks. These snacks are one of the most practical graduation gift ideas you can give. Before your teen moves out, give this package to him or her. So, when he or she reaches his or her dorm, he or she can choose one from these snacks. The package includes the most popular snacks that your teenager has ever tasted and eaten.
Cables aren't a trend anymore. With the TV stick, your teen can watch his or her favorite movies or series. Through a streaming app, he or she can share a subscription with his or her new friends. This fire TV stick allows your teen to organize his or her favorites. He or she can plug the stick anywhere and bring it anywhere.
A board game might be a little outdated, but it never fails to bring fun and excitement in a group. This board game will be a source of excitement for your teenager. He or she will have a way to make friends in his or her college. This board game is about deception and betrayal. 5 to 10 players can join the game. So, it's perfect for college students who want to spend a weekend with their friends.
Coffee is a staple drink for most people in the morning. If your graduate loves coffee, he or she will love this coffee maker. This coffee maker has a reservoir. Thus, the reservoir allows a user to brew up to 6 cups of coffee so, your teenager can have her or his refill after a few minutes. Your teenager can choose his or her desired brew strength. This coffee maker has an auto shut off after being idle for two hours. This feature can save energy and is perfect for forgetful people.
The laptop backpack is an essential accessory that a graduate must have before he or she goes to college. It should be an upgraded version of his or her high school backpack. So, get this laptop backpack for him or her. This backpack has a large compartment for laptops with 17 inches or smaller. The backpack is spacious enough for your teenager’s essential college supplies. Plus, he or she can strap the backpack to a suitcase. The backpack also has USB port functionality for charging-on-the-go.
Since your teenager will move out to a dorm or apartment, you can get bath mats for him or her. These bath mats have anti-slip features. They are super absorbent. The mats are soft and plush, giving a smooth and comfortable feeling to your teenager’s feet after taking a bath. These mats might also remind him or her about home and will give them a sense of belongingness even in a new environment setting.
With summer looming ahead after graduation, it's nice to dip one's toes to a pool filled with cool water. Get your teenager this pool set that he or she can use with his or her friends during the summer season. The pool set is portable so your graduate can bring and set it up anywhere with a large space except sand, or loose soil. It has a filter pump to keep the pool water clean and fresh while your teen soaks his or her body on a relaxing summer bath.
This fry pan with lid is versatile and convenient. Your teenager can fry or sautéed dishes he or she might want to eat. The fry pan has 3-ply of bonded stainless steel with an aluminum core for fast and even heating. The accompanying lid can prevent oil spills while frying. The pan is compatible with any stovetop including an induction type.
Does your teenager love pizza? Surprise him or her with this pizza maker and oven. With this oven, he or she can make her pizza or hit up a slice of leftover pizza. Aside from an oven, your teenager can use this oven as a pan to cook simple meals. The pan is non-stick so he or she won’t need oil to cook a dish he or she wants.
Bath essentials are also great graduation gift ideas. Your teenager can use these towels once he or she moves to his or her dorm. These towels are 100% cotton, which makes the towels super absorbent. Since they're cotton, the fabric won’t scratch your teenager’s skin, especially if his or her skin is sensitive. You can also choose his or her favorite color. Despite the towels’ rich look, they are easy to wash.
Your teenager will love this Echo dot, especially if he or she loves to buy or get the newest gadget in the market. Your teenager can control the speaker with his or her voice. He or she can easily browse the newest music with one command. The speaker can play music from various music sites. Another interesting feature is its hands-free control capabilities. With a wireless microphone, your teenager can command the Echo dot what to do.
Kindle e-reader is one of the most useful graduation gift ideas. With high-resolution display, your teen can enjoy reading his or her favorite books on the go. Plus, he or she can use it at the university. Your teen can download the most recent reference books that he or she can use with research. The newest edition of Kindle has a built-in adjustable light. It has an anti-glare screen that makes reading easy even with sun rays hitting the screen. Most importantly, the e-reader has a battery life that can last for weeks.
Teach your teenager to value and conserve energy with this socket. This socket has a timer that can shut off high-energy consuming appliances. Your teenager can set the timer for 30 minutes, 3hrs or 6hrs. The socket can accommodate up to 1800w rated energy output. With this socket, he or she can save energy at the dorm or wherever he or she resides during college years.
Life is full of challenges. Even if you did your part in reading your teenager, he or she would still need a survival guide that he or she can use when he or she can’t reach you. This guide includes important topics on checkbook balancing, credit card management, debt minimizing, insurance and most importantly savings. Although these topics are suitable for someone who’s graduating college, this book is also applicable for teenagers who are graduating from high school. The earlier your teenager knows about these essential financial guides, the better.
College means doing projects in front of the laptop. Most of the times, your teenager will find herself or himself doing her or his assignment or projects in bed. So, he or she will be carrying his or her laptop on his or her lap. This way of putting a laptop on the lap is quite dangerous, especially if he or she does it often. Studies show that it can affect someone’s reproductive system in some ways. So to protect your teenager against such health risks, get her this lap desk with extra wide measurements. The lap desk can accommodate a laptop of up to 17 inches. It has a phone slot so he or she can answer your call immediately. The lap desk has a ventilation system that keeps away heat from the laptop and your teenager’s lap.
The ability to charge your phone anywhere, anytime with a portable charger is great. But, the experience becomes more convenient if your teenager uses a braided cable to charge his or her phone. This braided kind is one of the toughest, most durable cables you can find in the market. The cable has a tensile strength of more than 170lbs (that’s almost a weight of a petite person). So, it can withstand ordinary and light pulling or bending.
Do you want your teenager to stay fit and healthy while attending college? Get this fitness tracker for him or her. This tracker can record every physical activity your teen will do. These activities might include walking or running. The tracker is slim and waterproof. It can record your teenager's stats such as heart rate. Aside from fitness tracker, your teen can configure it to receive notifications such as email, text or calls. The range of receiving such notification is within 45 meters.
Indeed, your teenager’s dorm might offer a free mattress. However, this mattress isn’t as comfortable as you think it is. To your teens, the mattress might feel like he or she’s sleeping in a brick bed. So, ease his or her discomfort with this mattress topper. The topper is soft like a pillow. Your teen can enjoy his or her sleep and stay at the dorm for the years to come.
Is your teenager a fan of Harry Potter? This twin sheet set is perfect for him or her. The set includes a fitted, a flat sheet and a pillowcase. The sheets are smooth and comfortable to use. They won’t give your teenager the itchy feeling while sleeping. With this gift, your teenager has something to remember from you during his graduation day.
Your teenager will need a sturdy desk lamp that he or she can use while studying. This LED desk lamp has five levels of brightness and four lighting modes. This lamp is rechargeable and has a USB port for recharging. The light is natural to protect your teenager’s eyes even after hours of studying. The lamp has an automatic shut off after one hour of being idle. So, even if your teen falls asleep while doing projects or studying, the lamp will save energy by shutting off by itself.
This plush blanket can make your graduate cozy and warm at night. This blanket has reversible and double sided features. One side is polyester, and the other side is micro mink. This blanket can double as a bedspread. It's machine washable, too. Most importantly, your teenager can use the blanket no matter the season. He or she can curl up in his or her bed in pure comfort after a long day at the university.
If your teenager doesn’t own a laptop yet, it’s time to get one for him or her. This laptop will be useful for projects, research papers, and thesis. This gift might be expensive, but your teenager will thank you for it in the future. This laptop can flip almost 360 degrees. It’s stylish and thin, making it one of the most lightweight laptops in the market. The laptop has a free 100GB cloud storage, which your teenager can use to store important files such as videos, photos and college projects.
This cardholder is essential for your teenager. He or she can use it to store up to 20 business cards. When he or she graduates in college, he or she can use these cards to widen his or her network so he or she can find a job easily and fast.
This docking station is perfect for a techie teenager. It is compatible with Windows so he or she can connect his or her Windows laptop or desktop. This docking station has an Ethernet switch port that can connect multiple workstations. It has an output jack for seamless listening to music. The docking station also has two USB ports that your teenager can use to connect multiple gadgets and computer peripherals such as keyboards, mouse and printers. The docking station also has a microphone in-line, so your teenager can have a video call with you anytime. In short, this docking station is multifunctional.
If your teenager never learned the art of cooking, this cooker Nano is a perfect gift for him or her. The cooker is easy to use. Your teen can have a perfectly cooked meal without following a procedure. The procedure is simple. Your teen places the ingredients in a pot, put water on it and dunks the cooker Nano. The cooker Nano will alert your teen if the meal is ready.
When your teen moves out to his or her new dorm, there’ll be times that he or she won’t get a decent snack. With this popper, your teen can eat his or her favorite popcorn anytime. If he or she craves a popcorn in the middle of the night, he or she can satisfy a craving in no time. The popcorn popper can cook 18 cups of whole kernel corn in less oil and in under 3 minutes.
Sometimes, brushing isn’t enough. You need to floss, but flossing can be hard. If you’re having a difficult time flossing, it’s the same with your teen. So, ease that difficulty by giving this electric water flosser to him or her. The water flosser can reach in between teeth and remove food debris that can cause cavities. It’ll make his or her teeth squeaky clean.
Lounging area is limited or rare in a college living space. However, this manufacturer made it a possibility. One great thing about this lounger is its portability. Your teen can deflate it and bring it anywhere. The lounger comes with a carry-on backpack for easy transport. In less than 10 minutes, your teenager can enjoy a lounger with his or her friends. The lounger can hold up to 400 lbs. of weight so even the fattest in the frat group can sit on it. Besides, it's perfect for both indoors and outdoor activities, whether it's a weekend party or a camping trip.
Is your high school graduate doze quite easily while traveling? You can buy this travel pillow for him or her. This pillow contains soft memory foam that is comfortable to the neck and head. It has a therapeutic design that can support your teen's neck while traveling, watching TV or lounging on the couch. If he or she suffers from neck pain, this pillow will be a perfect part of his or her personal belongings in college. It'll make his or her life a little easier.
Once in a while, your teen will attend a formal ball where he or she might need to remove the wrinkle in his suit or her dress. This handheld steamer can do the work in less than 10 minutes. The steamer can heat up in two minutes and steam clothes for 15 minutes. It has two settings for low and high temperature. The steamer has a built-in switch for steady steam and an automatic pause for energy saving. Your teen will love this small appliance.
Aside from a steamer, this handheld vacuum is an alternative gift. With this vacuum, he or she can remove the dust in his or her bed. If he or she is prone to allergies, this cordless dust buster is perfect for your teen. The vacuum cleaner has a transparent dirt collector so your teen can easily see if the dirt collector is full. It has a crevice tool for extending the nozzle of the vacuum for small-spaced areas.
Getting into college involves learning basic cooking skills. If your teen has never cooked a meal before, this gift will be perfect for him or her. Your teenager can prepare a smoothie for his or her breakfast or lunch. With this Nutribullet, your teen can have a healthy smoothie. He or she can pulverize any fruits or vegetables and add it to a smoothie recipe.
Your teen may not have an idea on how to use coasters properly. He or she might ignore these coasters once he or she moves to his or her new dorm room. However, these coasters can be great display pieces that give out a 1980’s vibe. Although your teen was born 20 years later, he or she might appreciate the gift.
Get your teen a laundry basket with three sections. With this laundry basket, he or she can segregate his or her clothes according to colors. He or she will never have a laundry mess when his or her brightly colored socks ruin a great set of dress or pants. The basket is lightweight. Despite its lightweight material, it is durable. The basket can hold a lot of dirty clothes. With Velcro strips for carry-on straps, your teen won’t have trouble carrying the laundry basket to the laundry room. When he or she isn’t using the basket, he or she can fold it and store it in his or her drawer.
This grey letter board is a great way for your teen to leave a message to his or her roommate. He or she can also use this letter board to inspire other people with everyday quotes. Your teen can also use this board to give out information. The grey board comes with more than 200 letters in one-inch height, 200 pieces in three-fourth inches, 60 symbols, and 60 numbers. The set has a small bag with a drawstring for storing unused letters.
Does your teenager need a new laptop sleeve for his or her 13-inch laptop? This laptop sleeve is one of the most perfect and practical graduation gift ideas. The sleeve is waterproof. It can prevent spills or minor water splashes from ruining his or her laptop. The sleeve is suitable with any laptop brand measuring 13.5 inches or smaller. It has an extra front pocket for keeping pens, smartphones, and a cable and laptop adapter.
Some parents are a little paranoid about their teen’s safety and security. If you’re one of them, it’s perfectly normal to express concern. With all the many cybercrimes committed nowadays, caution never hurts anyone. So, if you’re a concern that a cybercriminal is spying your teen, you might want to give this webcam cover for him or her. This webcam cover is thin. It can cover a laptop’s webcam or a smartphone’s cam.
This book is about considering what the future might bring to you. The author is witty because he combined intelligence, humor, and inspiration. This book discusses the possibilities or the opportunities that a person can do if he or she knows it’s his or her last day or hours. It talks about legacy and which one should be the greatest legacy that your teenager might leave. If your teenager is at the point of his or her life when he or she doesn’t know what to do, this book is perfect for her or him.
During college days, your teen will need to finish some projects. He or she might need back-up storage to store his or her important files. So, even if his or her laptop suddenly fails, he or she has a way of retrieving these important files.
This gift is a simple phone stand. It can hold a phone while it’s charging. The phone stand is made with a lightweight and sturdy metal. The aluminum alloy is not prone to rust so the stand will last for a few years. Aside from phones, the stand can also hold a tablet or a handheld gaming console.
The card game entails a challenging way of reading the opponent’s mind. The players must rely on nonverbal cues and communication. They stare at each other’s eyes and determine the opponent’s thoughts. The card game has several levels that your teen and his or her friends will enjoy playing on a weekend night
After graduation, your teenager will naturally ask himself or herself about the future. He or she will ask what career is the best fit even after months or years of deciding what to pursue in college. If he or she hasn’t decided what degree to study, this book might inspire him or her to make up his or her mind. It also talks about life after college and expectations.