It’s almost time for graduation and, since there is no way to stop the clock from ticking toward the big day, we are here to provide you with a little diversion – our high school graduation gifts for girls. With a mix of both traditional and some new ideas for the soon-to-be grads in your life, we hope you will find just the inspiration you need. And, if you are looking for our graduation gifts for guys, here they are.
We have gathered the suggestions for books and gifts from Grown and Flown Parents and put them all in one place here.
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High School Graduation Gifts for Girls
We have fallen in love with Monica Rich Kosann jewelry and, in particular, this sterling necklace that can be customized with one or several rings. Both elegant and trendy, each ring is engraved with a subtle message of encouragement making this is a high school graduation gift your daughter will always remember.
Your daughter will have lots to do to get ready for graduation and college. These pretty little notebooks are one way she can begin to assemble her thoughts and lists all in one place.
Clear Tote Bag for Game Day
When your daughter gets ready for her first football game, she might need a clear tote bag to carry with her, depending on the rules at her college. This Clear Tote Bag meets the specifications for NFL stadiums and would be a practical carry-all for the gym, too.
There is one reason why we have DYL on our list this year – it is simply one of our very favorite graduation gifts for girls. Written and illustrated by Becky Blades, Do Your Laundry includes all the wisdom you want to impart to your daughter, but with Becky’s witty and heartfelt words and gorgeous illustrations. The best part? The last few pages are blank, ready for you to add your unique send-off to the girl who stole your heart 17 years ago.
Your daughter’s best safety device is a charged phone and, when she is on the go all day long as a college student, having one of these small, lightweight battery chargers in her backpack to plug her phone into is invaluable. Take a look at the Jackery External Battery Charger, a super popular model and we like the gold color!
If you have not yet heard about Allbirds, let us introduce you to our new favorite shoes. Made from superfine New Zealand merino (the softest wool on earth) Allbirds are unbelievably comfortable, lightweight and machine washable. They are perfect for walking around campus all day or going out at night. Your daughter will LIVE in these shoes and will thank you every time she slips them on.
The HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer is way for your daughter to print pictures wirelessly from her phone. She can begin to add photos of her new college friends alongside her high school ones on that pinboard.
Pay for an hour with a financial advisor to sit with your daughter to review her college loan package, help plan a budget for school and learn to take a more responsible view of money. Or consider buying the Official Money Guide for COLLEGE STUDENTS and go through it together. This would be a high ROI and among the smartest high school graduation gifts you could buy your daughter.
Having a VA to help your daughter wake up, give her the forecast and turn on her music while she gets dressed – all with voice commands – is just the tip of the functionality iceberg with either of these two devices:
Target sells Google Home and we hear amazing things about their entry into the VA marketplace.
If your daughter does not already have a good pair of rainboots, now is the time to invest in a some and Hunter Tall Boots are our favorites for durability and classic style. They come in loads of different colors as do the Hunter Socks that make the boots much more comfy and warm.
Speaking of Socks
Regardless of how careful kids are with laundry, they will quickly face a day where they have only mismatched socks left in their drawer, best case, which makes socks THE perfect gift for all college kids. We have fallen in love with the story behind these Notes to Self socks. With a positive word to remind your daughter how wonderful she is, you might want to buy a dozen to be ready for the college care packages in your future.
This Alex and Ani bangle bracelet, with Class of 2018 charms, comes in a silver or gold finish. Your daughter can choose different charms or layer on other bracelets as her world expands throughout her college years.
For a wallet, passport, meds, or nice jewelry, we like the Sentry Compact Safe since it’s small and has a cable that can be looped around a heavy piece of furniture.Mini Iron
This clever little Compact Touch-Up and Travel Iron is the smartest and smallest ironing device we have ever seen. It’s compact size makes it dorm-appropriate for girls who prefer to look crisp rather than just-rolled-out-of-bed.
We are smitten with Dogeared necklaces and truly impressed by all the wonderful messages that come with each one. For memorable high school graduation gifts, choose one in the shape of your home state or take a look at the Going Places Compass Disc.
When your daughter wants to boil water for a cup of tea or cup of noodles, electric kettles are super-speedy. Look for one that’s unbreakable and comes with an automatic cut-off like this one in a bright red by Bodum. Available in 34 and 17 capacity, there are other colors, too.
All dorm rooms are stuffy with two people living in such close quarters. If your daughter is attending school in the south, the fall and spring months can be uncomfortably hot, especially in older, un-airconditioned dorms. The Vornado Personal Air Circulator would be a welcome addition to the dorm room.
Consumer Reports gives the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones its highest marks. Your daughter will be incredibly grateful that you purchased these headphones once she moves into a noisy dorm.
On the other hand, when she wants to crank up the music, the JBL Flip 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker has excellent audio quality, is splash proof, and is under $100.
Being a good roommate means keeping quiet and lowering the lights when your roomie is trying to sleep. An LED Desk Lamp with a USB Charging Port will make it a little easier for your daughter to keep studying even after her roommate is asleep.
Looking for high school graduation gifts for girls that a college-bound kid will definitely use this fall? Read 10 Things All Freshmen Need to Bring to College and consider some of these suggestions, all good, all different price points.
3. Mattress Encasement…AllerEase brand for mattress and pillow encasements.
7. Shower Caddy…Hanging Mesh Shower Caddy
9. Surge Protector…Surge Protector with 4 USB Ports
Gift cards to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and The Container Store are always great ideas for high school graduation gifts. They can shop for essentials and storage crates (once they know more about their dorms) and have them shipped to the stores closest to their schools if they are going far away.
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Photo credit Hunter boots: Lara V