20 Best High School Graduation Gifts

20 Best High School Graduation Gifts


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After 12 or 13 long years in school, your graduate is finally headed toward the finish line for the ultimate prize: a high school diploma. 

You receive a certificate of completion at the graduation ceremony whether you skipped half the grades in elementary school or were held back a time or two. Unfortunately, more than 1.2 million kids drop out of high school each year.

It’s a major accomplishment when a student earns a diploma, so we're happy that you’re searching for the perfect graduation gift to honor this amazing achievement.  

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After weeks of research and conversations with recent graduates, we’ve compiled a detailed list of the best gifts for high school graduates. We’ve got fun electronics, sentimental treasures, and practical must-haves.

Whether you’re shopping for a straight-A student headed to an Ivy League school, a military-bound guy or gal, or a future cosmetologist, you’re sure to find something below that’s a hit with your favorite high school graduate! 

Looking for gifts for a college graduate instead? We’ve got plenty of those, too in our gift guide for college graduates. We’ve also got an entire category dedicated to household items that your college grad probably needs.


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