32 Best High School Graduation Gifts to Celebrate His or Her Next Chapter
As shocking as it may be to you and your loved ones, your 2021 grad is about to enter the real world. No matter if your high school grad is heading off to college, trade school, a gap-year adventure or right into the work force, take a moment to celebrate this important milestone before they embark on their next great adventure. A graduation party is a must, but a heartfelt gift is really the best way to show your grad just how proud you are.
On our list of high school graduation gifts, you'll find college dorm essentials, stylish wardrobe refreshers, Amazon best-sellers, personalized Etsy finds and Good Housekeeping Institute-tested picks. While there are a few practical presents down below (think: Twin XL sheet sets and mattress toppers), we've also gathered tons of gift ideas that tap into your grad's biggest passions, whether it's outdoor sports, cooking, buzzy tech or the latest fashion trends (matching sweat sets, need we say more?). As a parent, family member or friend, you may prefer to mark the special occasion with sweet sentiment. If that's the case, go for something personalized, like a framed foil map of the place they grew up, to serve as a permanent reminder that you're always cheering them on.
Way more creative than cash.