The ultimate collection of high school graduation gifts! Graduation gifts for her, for him, or really anyone! Everything from printable graduation cards you can fill with money to DIY graduation gifts you can make yourself!
And of course, if you want something a bit easier, the best graduation gifts you can buy for any age graduation – high school, college, or even those little kindergarteners!
2023 High School Graduation Gift Ideas
Fingers crossed that we’re back to regular graduation celebrations this year compared to the drive-thru graduations of the past few years!
No matter what type of celebration, it’s still important to have a great graduation gift, and I’ve put together some of the best!
These are the best high school graduation gifts you can make, buy, and give in 2023! And anyone graduating this year needs a good gift with what they’ve been through the past few years.
This list is mostly geared toward high school graduation gifts but you could totally use any of these for college graduation as well. If you change them up a bit they work for graduations of other ages not just for a high school graduate.
Personalized Graduation Gifts
Let’s get this graduation party started with some of my favorite personalized graduation gifts. These are ones that you can either make yourself or buy and have personalized for your graduate. Personalize with a quote, their graduation year, their name – whatever you want to give it a personal touch!
These unique gifts are some of the best graduation presents because they are the best way to tell the grad you are thinking of them specifically, not just getting everyone the same thing!
Even if you don’t actually use it, having all of your t-shirts in one place to remember those memories is seriously amazing. I have one that I love! Make one for your graduate using all their high school shirts (the ones they don’t wear) with this easy DIY tutorial from Stars for Streetlights.
Money High School Graduation Gifts
I said it once before but most graduates would be extremely happy to get some sort of money or gift card. Here are some more fun ways to give money or gift cards to help get them started on the next chapter of life.
Graduation Gift Basket Ideas
I love gift baskets because they’re a great way to gift personalized items, be clever, and still give the graduate things that they’ll want! These are some of the best graduation gift basket ideas I could find!
You could also just put together a college care package that includes laundry items and other goodies!
DIY Graduation Gifts
I always try to avoid giving someone money or a gift card because it’s not personal enough, but graduation is the perfect time for it. Those graduates are going to be on their own soon and money and gift cards can really make a difference as they’re on their own!
More Creative Gift Ideas
- You’ve been booed ideas – all sorts of creative gifts to give along with Halloween boo signs!
- 30th birthday gift ideas – 30 creative ideas to give to someone turning 30 (not too far after graduation!).
- Orange gift tags – orange you glad you’re my mom, my teacher, my friend – all sorts of fun orange themed gift ideas!
- Date night cards – gift an entire year’s worth of dates in this fun DIY gift idea! Plus over 150 date night ideas!
- Candy gram ideas – all sorts of fun ideas for giving someone sweet treats (with tons of fun sayings!).