14 Non-Cringey Gifts for Your Favorite High School Grad

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Best High School Graduation Gifts

Graduation season is here, and high school students are feeling all the happiness and nervousness that comes along with it. For many young adults, it signifies a new life chapter—moving out of the house and into a new, unfamiliar town. So, by all means, celebrate your graduate’s amazing accomplishments. You may want to commemorate this special day with jewelry or a well-earned vacation. At the same time, you should also select graduation gifts that make the next few foundational years a little easier for them to acclimate to. Whether they’ll be a plane flight away or a car ride across the state, a new stage of life awaits them all. To help them march on to their new journey, we’ve put together a list of 14 non-cringey gifts for your favorite high school grad. These are not-too-basic gifts your grads will love!

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Gucci Keychain Wallet

A stylish way for your grad to carry their ID, cash and keys, all in one easy-to-access place.

Monogrammed Main Line Duffle

Do what you can to lure your grad back home with a weekender bag that easily fits 4-5 days-worth of clothes.

MacBook Faux Leather MacBook Case

Now that they’ll be running from building to building on an expansive campus, be sure to protect their laptop with this chic leather case.

Monogrammed Travel Jewelry Case

The smartest way to store your grad’s baubles in the dorm or on visits home is with these personalized, vegan leather jewelry cases.

Ugg Braelyn Robe

Now that your grad is sharing their living space—and their bathroom—with new faces, this warm, cozy robe will come in handy.

Monogrammed Towels

This luxury, monogrammed towel set will ensure your grad’s towels never get nabbed in the dorm laundry or at the local laundromat.

Tory Burch Flip Flops

Speaking of dorm life, educate your grad to beware of communal showers. These cute flip-flops ought to help!

Sam Edelman Hooded Raincoat

Ward off drenched walks to class with this chic and weatherman-approved gift.

Apple Watch Series 6

The newest Apple Watch will work round the clock to reply to texts, schedule reminders, create a personalized sleep routine, and, of course, provide the time.

Wireless Charger Station

This sleek tray has a wireless phone charging spot and a pocket for holding keys, spare change, earrings, and more. Monogramming is also available for an added treat.

Temperature Control Smart Mug

Any grad will raise a glass to this mug. It syncs to an iOS app, so they can select a preset for favorite drinks, or simply keep their coffee or tea hot, for as long as they want.

iRobot Roomba

Having to vacuum is low on the list of dorm room priorities. Therefore, my own daughter thought this gizmo was literally the best thing since sliced bread.

Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds

These Bluetooth headphones (in a choice of colors) will drown out noise while studying, blast music at the gym, or play podcasts during the morning walk to class.

Smart Light + Alarm Clock

This all-in-one reading light, sound machine, and sunrise alarm clock will make getting a good night’s sleep and waking up on time a little easier.
Amit Bloom, lifestyle writer Busbee Style
Amit Bloom
Amit is a loyal subscriber turned contributor from Miami, where she founded and edited an award-winning lifestyle magazine for over 20 years. The loves of her life are her husband and their two fiercely independent and creative kids. She has been known, however, to proclaim that her favorite child is their Shiba Inu, Zac.

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