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15 High School Graduation Gifts at Every Price Point

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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Macbook Pro high school graduation giftsvia

A New Computer

Over $100

The gift at the top of their list? A brand new laptop. This Apple MacBook Pro has up to 20 hours of battery life, lightning fast performance and a stunning display.

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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 are water and stain resistant, breathable and durable enough to last for years. Pick them up in hues of brown, charcoal blue, chocolate brown and natural.

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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 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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Long Charging Cable

Under $25

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

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Amazon Prime Membership

Starting at $12.99/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 gift.

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Stylish Bike

Over $100

Whether they’re cruising around campus or to a new job, a stylish bike makes for a practical 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. This nifty, cord-free blender is compact, portable and easy to recharge.

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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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Hogwarts Trunk

Over $100

Your grad didn’t get into Hogwarts—but you can gift them the next best thing. This detailed Harry Potter trunk is perfect for storing textbooks, clothes or linens. Plus, it’s all but guaranteed to start a conversation with fellow Potterheads on their floor.

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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 $50

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 sustainable 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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Snack Subscription Box

Starting at $14.67/box

This 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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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 that adds a touch of mood lighting, too.

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Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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