It's cap and gown season again, and that means you probably know some high schooler who's walking the stage to "Pomp and Circumstance." It's a thrilling moment. But how should you help her celebrate? The high school graduation gifts for her (that she'll actually want) will help you earn some cool adult cred. Not that you needed any more reassurance.
High school graduation is a fantastic event to celebrate, certainly, but it's important to remember that your recent grad is probably processing a whole lot of feelings right about now. Leaving high school forever is almost always such a relief, but preparing for the future can be scary. Whether your grad is headed off to work, gearing up for college, traveling the world, or still figuring things out, it's reassuring to know that you're thinking about her. Adulthood is daunting, even if people like you make it look so easy.
So as you wish your sister, niece, cousin, neighbor, or friend well on this occasion, consider the gifts that will make her feel appreciated. Anything that can help her travel, get organized, and stay healthy is a good idea. But there's always room for sweet, strictly sentimental gifts as well. Read on to find the best gift for your high school grad.
1A Travel-Ready Toiletry Bag
Perfect for dorm life, gym trips, and travel anywhere, this durable toiletry bag holds the perfect amount of stuff for one person. Plus, the little hook lets you hang the whole bag up, saving precious counter space. I received one of these bags as a high school graduation gift years ago, and it still gets frequent use for travel. It's a durable little thing.Buy Now
2A Premium Music Subscription
3A Fantastic Planner
4Some Poolside Shoes
When summer hits, the simple rubber flip flop is often the best shoe of all. This brand in particular comes in a ton of shades, and the shoes last a long time in my experience. For beach trips, pool excursions, or just wandering to brunch, these flip flops are kind of amazing.Buy Now
5A Great Tote
Available in several different colors, this sturdy canvas tote is perfect for holding whatever your new grad needs. It could easily function as a work tote, a college bag, or just a super-large purse. There's a reason these tote bags have such a dedicated following.Buy Now
6A Cool Multitool
7A Sturdy Water Bottle
Practically indestructible and super portable, Nalgene bottles don't need an introduction. They're standard for hydration-conscious people everywhere. I mean, there's one on my desk right now. But this particular bottle comes with two sheets of exclusive and amazing stickers, so your grad can completely personalize the bottle.Buy Now