High School Graduation Gifts for Boys
This post is all about the best high school graduation gifts for boys.
Although I myself am a girl, I do have a younger brother who graduated from high school the year after I did. I ran most of the gifts on this list by him and they all got his stamp of approval.
These gifts are perfect for giving your son, grandson, nephew, brother, or boyfriend for his high school graduation.
I have included gifts for every budget on this list, so there should be something for everyone no matter what your price range is.
Without further ado, here the best high school graduation gifts for boys:
1. Nice Watch
A nice watch is a great high school graduation gift for boys that does not have to break the bank. A classic Timex watch is inexpensive but looks great.
2. Rain Jacket
Almost every guy will be heading off to college where it rains sometimes, and where it might even rain frequently. This two-tone Columbia rain jacket is perfect for walking around on rainy days on campus.
3. Yeti Tumbler
Yeti tumblers are insanely popular on college campuses. Almost every college guy I knew seemed to have one of these at game days, tailgates, or just in class. They keep any drink hot or cold all day long.
4. Amazon Echo
The Amazon Echo is a small portable speaker that is great for using in a college dorm room. It’s voice-enabled with Alexa so you can change the music without even having to get up out of the bed.
5. Bedside Caddy
This is another good dorm gift idea for guys. You can hang this bedside caddy over the side of your lofted dorm bed that’s too high for a nightstand, and use it to store essentials like your phone, water bottle, etc.
6. College Fan Gear
If your high school grad is a sports fan, getting him fan gear for his college team is a great gift idea that will get him even more excited about going off to college. Tee shirts, jerseys, and baseball caps are all good gear ideas.
7. Noise Cancelling Headphones
Noise cancelling headphones are a gift that your grad can take off to college with them. Perfect for drowning out the noise of roommates and general dorm life in order to focus and get some work done!
8. Patterned Pullover
Patterned fleece pullovers like this one from The North Face are super popular with college guys. I saw so many guys wearing these during the fall and winter months around campus. They look really comfortable!
9. Laundry Bag
Looking for a practical high school graduation gift idea for boys? A heavy-duty laundry bag is very useful and perfect for taking off to college.
10. Shower Caddy
This is another gift that’s super useful for grads heading off to college. A mesh shower caddy is a must-have for dorm living.
11. Water Bottle
This vacuum-insulated, stainless steel water bottle is a great gift for guys. They can stick it in their backpack to bring to class and it keeps water ice cold.
12. ENO Hammock
An ENO hammock is a great high school graduation gift for boys, especially if they’re outdoorsy or enjoy camping. They can spend the summer after graduation relaxing in one of these before heading off to college. My brother got one of these and he and his friends used them all the time!
If your grad has had the same backpack all through high school, he will definitely appreciate receiving a brand-new one for college. This backpack is cool-looking, durable, and comes with an interior laptop pocket.
14. Jogger Sweatpants
A pair of comfortable jogger sweatpants is a great gift idea for guys. These are perfect for wearing around the dorm or sleeping in.
15. Make Your Bed Book
Make Your Bed is a book written by a former Navy SEAL based on an inspirational graduation speech he gave sharing ten valuable principles for life. This book is a must-read for new graduates.
16. Gift Cards
You can honestly never go wrong with gift cards. Some ideas for gift cards every guy will appreciate are Amazon gift cards (great for college dorm shopping) or gift cards to his favorite fast food restaurants.
AirPods are a gift that’s on almost every teenage boy’s wishlist. These wireless earbuds are great for listening to music on the go.
18. Herschel Wallet
This sleek Herschel wallet makes a good gift for guys. It’s just the right size for holding cash, cards, a driver’s license, and a student ID.
19. Duffel Bag
A nice duffel bag is a must-have for boys heading off to college. These are great for weekend trips home or to visit friends at another university.
20. Handheld Steamer
Much easier and more compact than an iron and ironing, using this handheld steamer is the quickest and best way to get wrinkles out of clothes so your guy can go off to class looking presentable!
21. Waterproof Speaker
Perfect for taking in the shower, to the pool, to the beach, or to use while working out, this waterproof speaker is a gift idea that guys will definitely use.
A laptop to use for college is one of the best graduation gifts you can give. I personally got a MacBook Air for college, but my brother (who uses his laptop way less and only really uses it for necessary schoolwork) got a Chromebook which is much cheaper. He’s very happy with it!
23. Leather Key Fob
Getting a personalized leather key fob with his college’s mascot or logo is a great high school graduation gift for boys. He can put his dorm and/or car keys on it.
24. LED Lights
Color-changing LED lights are a big trend for guys right now and a popular way to decorate. He’ll definitely have the coolest dorm room on the hall with these.
25. Shower Slides
For any guy moving into a college dorm with community showers, a pair of shower slides is a must! The inside of a men’s dorm bathroom is not the kind of place you want to walk around barefoot, and I’ll just leave it at that.
26. Weighted Blanket
Weighted blankets are really popular right now because they can help you get a better night’s sleep. This is also a gift a guy can take off to college with him.
Finally, you can never go wrong with cold, hard cash. If you still aren’t sure what kind of gift to give a guy for high school graduation, I guarantee he will be just as happy receiving a card with money inside!
So these are the best high school graduation gifts for boys.
Hopefully you got some good ideas on what to give the graduate in your life for his high school graduation!