Graduation Gift Idea Series: Great Gifts For High School Graduates

It’s time for the second post in our 2017 Graduation Gift Idea Series! Earlier this week we looked at gifts for college graduates, and today we’ll be focusing on gifts for high school graduates.

Graduating from high school is a huge milestone in a young person’s life. They’re entering into a new stage of life, the beginning of their journey as a young adult. So what’s the best gift for a high school graduate? Continue reading below to see our complete list!

A Laptop

Apple MacBook Pro 13.3 Inch Laptop with Retina Display * Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Bundle With Silver Keyboard

There’s no better gift to give a new high school graduate than a laptop. If they’ve been using a computer throughout high school, it’s probably gotten pretty worn out. This is an especially good gift to give those heading off to college!  Mac lovers can’t go wrong with a beautiful new MacBook Pro. And PC fans might prefer this versatile Microsoft Tablet and Keyboard bundle.

A Camera

Sony A1500 Camera In White

A camera is a great way for a young person to capture memories that will last a lifetime. And, while most of us have a camera on our phone at this point, a stand alone camera is best for getting higher quality images and video. Having better quality pictures is something a lot of young people care about a lot right now in the age of social media. We love this Sony A1500 because it captures in great quality, has a flippable view screen (great for selfies), and has a built-in beauty filter that can smooth out portraits as they’re taken.

A Trip

Moschino Paper Doll Multi Logo Leather Passport Case * Eccolo Travel Passport Cover Case in Marble * Moore & Giles Leather Passport Case

Gifting an experience as a graduation gift is a great idea. Giving a loved one the gift of a trip is giving something they’ll never forget! If they’ll be heading somewhere international, adding a cute and functional passport cover to your gift is a nice touch.


Beats Solo2 Wired On-Ear Headphone, Luxe Edition in Black * Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones in Rose Gold

Nice headphones can be both functional and stylish. Beats are popular right now due to their great sound quality and attractive design. They come is a wide variety of colors, including this trendy and beautiful rose gold, so you can easily get a pair that would match anyone’s style.


1001 Things Every College Student Needs To KnowThe Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice For Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between 

Books are a way to help your new graduate get ready for all the exciting new experiences that lay in their future. We love these two thorough yet lighthearted books that help new graduates headed to college get ready for their Freshman year!

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Those are our gift recommendations for high school graduates! Which is your favorite? Do you have any other gift ideas for high school graduation gifts? Let us know in the comments!

Check out the last post in our 2017 Graduation Gift Ideas Series, 5 Great Gifts For College Graduates. And coming up later this week, the third and final post in our series: Graduation Gifts Under $50!

Check out the whole 2017 Graduation Gift Series: