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24 High School Graduation Gifts They’ll Love

Celebrate their achievement—and look forward to the future—with these high school graduation gifts. We found presents at every price point!

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Friendship Lamps

Over $100

Saying goodbye to a high school BFF or significant other is tough. Make the transition a little easier with these friendship lamps from Etsy. Each pair is synced with an app, and when one lamp is touched, the other lights up to show your far-away friend you’re on their mind. This is one of the most heartfelt high school graduation gifts you can buy.

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Skincare Fridge

Under $50

For the teen whose TikTok page is flooded with beauty hacks, gift a mini skincare fridge. It’s the perfect size for a dorm room, and it comes in a variety of cute colors.

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Cozy Slippers

Under $100

Comfort is key—especially if your student will be spending long nights in a college library. These cozy moccasins from L.L. Bean are water and stain resistant, breathable and durable enough to last for years. Pick them up in hues of brown, charcoal blue, ash rose and more. Discover more must-have graduation gifts.

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Graduation Gift Box

Under $25

This gift has a small price tag, but it makes a big impact. Available on Etsy, the graduation gift box is loaded with a succulent, candle, matches and candy, plus it can be customized with other add-ons. It’s a great high school graduation gift to send to a far-away loved one.

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Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Under $50

Dining hall coffee is usually pretty pathetic and stopping by the coffee shop every day can get expensive. Help your grad make the perfect iced drink directly in their dorm room with this Coffee Bear cold brew maker. It’s simple to use, easy to clean and fits perfectly in a mini fridge. Pass along our favorite cold brew recipe, too.

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Campus Backpack

Over $100

Lighten your grad’s load—literally—with this Vera Bradley backpack. It’s made of a sleek, water-repellent fabric and features loads of clever compartments. The padded straps make it easy to carry; plus, it’s available in a variety of solid colors and pretty patterns.

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Dream Decoder Deck

Under $25

For the teen who’s into astrology or manifesting, gift this Dream Decoder Deck from Uncommon Goods. Each of the 60 cards provide insight into what her dreams mean. Plus, it’s a great bonding activity for new friends!

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Instant Camera

Under $100

Say cheese! Your grad will love the retro vibes of this mini instant camera from Fujifilm. It’s a fun way to capture (and instantly print!) memories.

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Personalized M&M’s

Under $50

You have so many options when it comes to designing these personalized M&M’s for your 2022 grad. Choose up to three colors, then add text, art and even a photo. Sweet! Find more personalized graduation gifts.

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Long Charging Cable

Under $25

It’s a simple gift, but your grad will appreciate this lengthy cable for charging their Apple devices. Trust us—they’ll use it every day!

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Amazon Prime Membership

Starting at $14.99/month

They’ll never run out of ramen again. With fast, free delivery—plus a whole bunch of other perks—an Amazon Prime membership makes a great high school graduation gift.

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Love Across States Art

Under $50

For the grad who’s moving out of state, this 3-D art print from Uncommon Goods is a sweet way to stay connected to home.

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Stylish Bike

Over $100

Whether they’re cruising around campus or to a new job, a stylish bike from Schwinn makes for a practical high school graduation gift. Go the extra mile and include a helmet and bike lock, too.

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Portable Blender

Under $50

Don’t fall for the “I don’t have time for breakfast” excuse. Smoothies and protein shakes are great on-the-go meals—and your grad can whip one up at any time with the help of the BlendJet portable blender. This nifty, cord-free blender is compact, portable and easy to recharge.

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Socks That Give Back

Under $50

For the budding philanthropist, gift a set of Conscious Step socks. Each pair supports a variety of causes, from fighting for equality to protecting the planet. These are a great college graduation gift, too.

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White Noise Machine

Under $50

If your grad is living with roommates for the first time, a white noise machine can help them fall (and stay!) asleep. It emits a simple rushing sound that covers up chatter, closing doors and other background noises.

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Cookie Subscription

Under $100

Your kid will be the most popular student in the dorm when you gift Goldbelly’s monthly cookie subscription. Each box includes sweet eats for six to eight people. (Although we won’t judge if he keeps ’em all for himself!)

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A Cuddly Friend

Under $50

Even if they insist they’re too old for stuffed animals, your grad will appreciate a familiar face when homesickness strikes. This grumpy octopus plush is equal parts hilarious dorm decor and relatable friend. After all, who wouldn’t be grumpy about getting up for an 8 a.m. class?

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Tabletop Ironing Board

Under $25

A mini ironing board is one of those items your grad won’t think to pack for themselves. But they’ll pleased you remembered when it comes time to press their clothes before a big job interview! For added convenience, gift them a mini iron, too.

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Insulated Water Bottle

Under $50

Your grad will take this Hydro Flask water bottle with them everywhere. It’s durable—and promises to keep drinks hot or cold for hours. Plus, it has tons of room for adding stickers, doodles or other embellishments.

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Duffle Bag

Over $100

A high-quality duffle bag is sure to come in handy during overnight trips. We love this sturdy pick from Herschel Supply Company that will last through college—and beyond!

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Snack Subscription Box

Starting at $15/box

Universal Yums’ fun subscription box will send your grad a box of global goodies every month, making it perfect for the kid who likes to travel. Did someone say study abroad? These other snack subscription boxes are also a great option.

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Hidden Pocket Scrunchie

Under $25

Skip the orientation lanyard. This hidden pocket scrunchie is the perfect accessory for stashing dorm keys, cash and other must-haves. We love practical high school graduation gifts!

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LED Wall Light

Over $100

A playful piece of wall art is perfect for your student’s first dorm room or adult apartment. We love this sweet sun light from Pottery Barn that adds a touch of mood lighting, too.

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Katie Bandurski
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.