High School Graduation Gifts
This post is all about the best high school graduation gifts for girls.
If you are looking for the perfect gift to get the grad in your life, look no further.
I remember how exciting it was when I graduated from high school, and how the thoughtful graduation gifts I received made it even more special.
On this list I’ve included a selection of the best high school graduation gifts for girls for every budget that are sure to be appreciated by your high school grad!
1. College Journal
This one sentence a day college journal was one of the most unique gifts I got when I graduated high school. It’s perfect for busy college students and lets you document your college years by answering one question a day. Looking back on it now is so fun and I’m so glad I have the memories written down somewhere.
2. Coordinates Necklace
This is the perfect gift for grads who are moving far away from college. Get her one of these custom coordinates necklaces inscribed with the coordinates of her hometown so she’ll always remember home, even when she’s off at college.
Airpods are super popular right now. These wireless earbuds are perfect for soon-to-be college students and they will definitely appreciate being able to listen to their music or podcasts with them as they walk around campus.
4. Inspirational Mug
I remember receiving a graduation card from my mom with this quote on it and the quote stuck with me for years! This coffee mug inscribed with “She believed she could so she did” is the perfect inspirational message for recent grads.
Related: 50+ Best Graduation Quotes
5. Apple Watch
An Apple Watch is one of the best high school graduation gifts for girls. These smart watches allow you to stay healthy by tracking your fitness, sleep patterns and habits, which is perfect for college students!
6. Instax Mini
I absolutely loved my Polaroid Instax Mini camera I got during high school. This is the perfect unique gift for the grad in your life – she can use it to capture priceless memories from her last summer before college!
7. College Gear
College gear always makes a great graduation gift idea. Especially oversized tee shirts and comfy sweatshirts from the college your grad will be attending! These are super popular to throw on over shorts or leggings when going to class, and great for lounging around in too.
8. Yeti Rambler
Yeti Rambler insulated tumblers are extremely popular with college students and it seems like almost everyone has one. They are known for keeping whatever beverage you have inside hot or cold all day long.
9. Alex & Ani Charm Bracelet
I am obsessed with all my Alex & Ani charm bracelets. They are the perfect gift to give to celebrate any occasion, and you can stack them all up on your wrist like bangles. I probably have 5 or 6 of these bracelets and they’re so cute! This graduation charm bracelet makes the perfect gift.
10. Weekender Bag
A durable weekender bag is the perfect high school graduation gift for soon-to-be college students. These are great for bringing on weekend visits home or to see friends at other schools!
11. Personal Finance Book
When I graduated from high school, I had absolutely no clue about managing my finances. I really didn’t take control of my finances until well over halfway through college. I wish I’d had an easy introductory personal finance book like The Latte Factor to read before I went to college.
12. Day Planner
An academic day planner like this is one of the best high school graduation gifts for girls that will help your future college student stay organized!
13. Compass Necklace
Much like the coordinates necklace, this compass necklace makes a lovely and sentimental graduation gift for girls. It’s inscribed with the words “Go in the direction of your dreams.”
14. Noise Cancelling Headphones
Noise cancelling headphones make a great gift for graduates. They’re perfect for focusing or studying in college and blocking out distracting noises.
15. Laptop for College
This is a high school graduation gift idea that is on the pricy end, but one that is incredibly useful! I used my MacBook Air all throughout college, and six years later it’s still going strong. This is a great laptop for grads heading off to college.
Okay, I’m not going to lie, this was my favorite gift to get when I graduated. When in doubt, cold hard cash always makes an excellent high school graduation gift that is sure to be appreciated!
17. Shower Caddy
This is something every graduating senior who’s going off to college NEEDS! A mesh shower caddy is a dorm room essential and a great gift that means the grad in your life will have one less thing to shop for when college shopping.
18. Mini Keurig
Does the graduate in your life love coffee? If so, a Mini Keurig is another dorm gift ideas that is sure to be appreciated. These are perfect because they’re so tiny and can easily fit in a college dorm room.
19. Long Distance Lamps
This is a really unique graduation gift that will always allow your grad to know you are thinking of her, even when she’s away at college! Both long distance lamps light up when one person touches theirs, no matter how far apart you are.
20. Kendra Scott Bracelet
Kendra Scott jewelry is super cute and popular, yet not too expensive. This dainty silver chain bracelet makes a gorgeous graduation gift for girls!
21. Homesick Candle
Homesick Candles come in dozens of different scents based on different locations that will remind your grad of home even while she’s away at college! This is a perfect sentimental graduation gift idea.
22. Plush Robe
This spa-style robe is perfect for wearing after a shower or just lounging around in the dorm. Super comfortable and guaranteed to be loved by any girl!
23. Party Game
Party games like Cards Against Humanity or What Do You Meme make great graduation gifts. This is something your grad can play with friends over the summer, and then bring to college in the fall. These types of games are always a huge hit and a great way to break the ice!
24. Glitter Tumbler
This rose gold glitter tumbler is a cute and practical gift idea. It’s double insulated so it keeps beverages hot or cold for longer. Perfect for carrying coffee or tea to class in the mornings!
25. Travel Toiletry Bag
A travel toiletry bag is a must-have for any college student who will likely be traveling more, whether they’re coming home from college, going on spring break, or visiting friends at other schools.
26. Brita Pitcher
This is something I got after graduating and it ended up being super useful to have in my dorm room freshman year! You can simply fill up your Brita water filtering pitcher in the common kitchen and then have water in your room for the next few days to fill up your water bottle with.
27. Nail Kit
A portable nail kit is great gift idea because it’s something commonly overlooked when going off to college. This is nice to have on hand in your dorm room and every grad will definitely use this gift! Plus how cute is this case?!
28. Phone Pocket
Having a sticky pocket to go on the back of your phone is such a small thing but one that’s a must-have! This lets you easily store your student ID, license, room key, etc. right on the back of your phone.
29. Portable Projector
A portable projector is SUCH a cool and unique gift idea that is sure to be a big hit! You can use it to have a movie night pretty much anywhere.
These were the best high school graduation gifts for girls!
For college graduation gift ideas, be sure to check out this post: 17 Best College Graduation Gifts for Her
While I included some dorm-related gift ideas on this list, it’s safe to say that any dorm products will be greatly appreciated by every high school grad!
Shopping for college can be expensive and time-consuming, so anything you can give an incoming college freshmen will be super helpful and I guarantee she’ll appreciate it. (I know I did when I graduated!)
Here are some additional ideas of dorm-related products that make great high school graduation gifts for girls:
While you’re at it, you may want to download my FREE printable college packing list that contains everything you need for moving off to college:
I hope you found these ideas for high school graduation gifts for girls helpful!