35+ Great Graduation Gifts for High School and Middle School--Teen Approved!

Where did the year go? One minute you're buying school supplies, the next- you're getting ready to celebrate with your graduate!

Sometimes life gets busy and before you know it the days have flown by!

Whether you've been busy or are still searching for the perfect gift, we've got you covered with plenty of great graduation gift ideas!

Great Gifts for Grads! -graduates facing away from camera looking out onto rolling hills golf course
Photo credit: Leslie Nunziato

No matter if your graduate is athletic, artsy, loves to read, embraces the outdoors or is the fashion trendsetter of the future, we've got great grad gift ideas to celebrate the occasion!

Planning on celebrating with your graduate with a trip to the beach? This Best Beach Day Packing List printable will help you get ready quickly for more time to have fun in the sun!

The Best Beach Day Packing List printable

What better way to celebrate your special graduate than to present him or her with a gift that makes them smile!

Muzen rose pink mini speaker radio portable in suitcase

We've curated our Great Gifts for Grads to include ideas for both High School graduates and Middle School students as well!

Purchase a special gift or pair some of these together to make a personalized Gift Set for your Graduate!

Being that we love to read so much, of course we had to start out with some books and related gifts!

For the Reader:

A Favorite Book Collection

The Jane Austen Collection

The Lord of the Rings Book set by J.R.R. Tolkien Great Graduation Gifts

Add a bookmark to hold the page like one of these...!

1. Louis C. Tiffany Magnolia Bookmark from The Metropolitan Museum's store 2. Watercolor Sunset Beaded Bookmark

3. Metal Feathers Bookmark Set

4. Wicked Witch feet bookmark

5. Harry Potter Horcrux Bookmark Set

For those times when you just have to finish one more page...

This Book Light is Perfect!

It has three brightness levels, is rechargeable and blocks blue light!

We have this book light and it's fantastic! It's also perfect as a quick nightlight if you have to move around the room and don't want to turn on the the bright overhead light!

A Journal

Go traditional...

Great Gifts for Graduates Chase Your Dreams Journal

...or not!

Wreck This Journal got rave reviews for being interactive, fun and creative!!

Great Graduation Gifts Wreck This Journal cover of fun interactive journal

For the Interior Designer:

Decorative Cinema Light Box

light box graduation gift ideas Good vibes only quote

A fun light box will light up your graduate's bedroom or study space with its whimsical vibe and fun messages!

This light box features letters and emojis to spice things up a bit!

Swap out letters and icons to create one-of-a-kind messages that will add a dash of personality and charm to any room!

Felt Letter Board

Felt Letter Board spells out Great Times Are Coming is one of our Graduation Gift Ideas

Love the idea of a message board but looking for something different? Felt letter boards are also a great option for gifting!

Heartfelt messages, uplifting quotes and inspiring advice can be displayed on these customizable boards that come in an array of colors and styles!

Fairy lights

Fairy Lights with clips for instax photos Great Gifts for Grads

Fairy lights are a simple, stunning way to add a dreamy, yet cozy aesthetic into a room! There are plenty of different fairy lights in all hues and sizes!

These fairy light strands also come with photo clips, so you can add a personalized touch to your walls to remind you of all those fun and favorite times!

Harry Potter Pillows

For the Harry Potter fan, this pillow just can't be topped! We had to show you both pics!

Find the Marauder's Map pillow here!

Fantastic Beasts Beanbag Chair

Here's another idea for your Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts fan!

For a fun gift that will add some comfort and make you smile, try this Fantastic Beasts Niffler Bean Bag Chair by Pottery Barn Teen!

A Microwave

Keep meals easy and affordable by giving your grad a microwave like this one!

A Mini Fridge

AstroAl Mini Fridge in pink Great Gifts for Graduates

This AstroAl Mini Fridge is the perfect size to store snacks, beverages and even make-up! More colors available.

This Nostalgia Mini Fridge is a super cute choice!! You have to see it! Love it! If your graduate goes in for a more retro look, it's the perfect fit!

For the Trendsetter:

Ivory Ella Graduation Top

Ivory Ella features stainable styles that look amazing, feel great and help animals!

From these super fun Graduation Tops to soft sweatshirts, Ivory Ella donates a percentage of their profits to Save the Elephants and other organizations.

This means you can enjoy both wearing a cute top and help make a difference with these wonderful animals!


Pawz for a Cause t shirt Great Gifts for Grads - teen girl holding dog

Love the idea of helping animals and have a special place in your heart for canine companions?

Pawz for a Cause Shirts offer a fabulous selection of tops, sweatshirts, dog accessories and more that will make great gift choices for any animal lover!

Cute paw prints with patterns inside are a fun style statement and will delight the trendsetter recipient!

Pura Vida Jewelry Club

Treat your graduate to a Pura Vida Jewelry Club Subscription including exclusive designs ranging from dreamy necklaces to stunning rings and earrings!

Don't wish to commit to the Jewelry Club?

Pura Vida offers personalized / engravable jewelry that would make a sweet surprise for the end of the year as well!

Or you can sign up for Pura Vida's Bracelet Club, which offers unique bracelets delivered monthly for their subscribers!

Vans Sneakers

These classic shoes have a huge following and come in the classic checkerboard pattern, platforms, slip-ons and more!

A favorite with skateboarders and fun to walk around in, you can choose between personalizing your own pair or giving a pair in the iconic style! Either way, Vans are the best!

For the Tech / Vinyl Fan:

Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera

Fuji film instax mini 9 cameras in five different colors

The ideal camera for capturing special moments, both big and small!

Film cameras have made a comeback, and you can use the ever popular Instax Minis to document trips, friends, family and more!

Instax Mini 9 Camera + Accessories Bundle

Instax Mini 11 + Camera Accsessories

Plus, the Instax cameras look absolutely amazing used as a decoration on bookshelves, nightstands and desks!

Camera cases, accessories and extras can be given along with the Instax to give your photographer all the things she will need to take some throwback pics!

Vintage Record Player (with Blue Tooth of course!)

Many colors and styles available!

Best Gifts for Graduates Victrola suitcase Blue Tooth record player