21 Perfect High School Graduation Gifts for Girls 2020

It’s graduation season 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 trendy, we hope you will find inspiration. Here are some graduation gift ideas for your daughter’s friend group  and more gifts for guys.  

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High School Graduation Gifts for Girls

Kendra Scott Jewelry

Your daughter will always remember her graduation with a gift that she will be thrilled to take with her to college.  Earrings, necklaces, and rings by Kendra Scott are gorgeous and can be personalized with a selection of colors that are your daughter’s favorite or even those of her new school. Take a look at these Graduation Gifts  and find just the right thing to help the special young woman in your life celebrate her big day.

Kendra Scott jewelry

Friendship Lamps

You and your family back home will be able to keep in touch with just one touch of this pretty lamp.  It lights up with the special color that your family picks and you can do the same right back with your color.

long-distance friendship lamps

NOW- The Grown and Flown book is here! 

I’m recommending this book to every parent I know and keeping a copy close at hand to answer parenting questions of my own. Lisa Damour, PH.D, author of the New York Times bestsellers Under Pressure and Untangled 

grown and flown book

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.

Graduation gifts for girls

Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening

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.

High School Graduation Gifts for Girls

Battery Charger

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!

High School Graduation Gifts for Girls

Allbirds Shoes

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.

Allbirds shoes

Instant Printer

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.

graduation gifts for girls

Dormify Gift Card

We visited the Dormify pop-up shop in NYC and thought their bedding and accessories for dorm rooms were both adorable and very practical. It’s not supposing given the youthful leadership of this online retailer that understands what college kids can REALLY use in school.

Bedside Caddy

Having a place to stash a phone or glasses next to a dorm bed is a real necessity. We think this lightweight, non-slip one from Dormify is a practical solution, especially with the special pocket for a surge protector, so your daughter can charge her phone overnight.

Financial Literacy

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.  

High school graduation gifts for guys and girls Digital Assistant

Having a digital assistant 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:

Echo Dot 

Echo dot

Rain Boots

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.

Hunter boots

Inspiration 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.

Graduation Bracelet

This Alex and Ani bangle bracelet, with Class of 2019 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.

Graduation gifts for girls

Dorm Safe

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.High school graduation gifts for girls and guys Necklace

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. 

High School Graduation Gifts for GirlsElectric Kettle

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.

High School Graduation Gifts for GirlsFan

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 460 Small Whole Room Air Circulator Fan gets high marks from the NYTimes Wirecutter reviewers.

fan in room

“Roommate-Cancelling” Headphones 

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.

High school graduation gifts for girls and guys Bluetooth Speaker 

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.

High School Graduation Gifts for GirlsDesk Lamp

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.

desk lamp

Dorm Essentials for Graduation Gifts

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.

1. Twin XL Sheets… Amazon Basics  or BrookLinen

2. Bed Topper…Egg Crate Ventilated Foam Mattress Topper or Memory Foam Mattress Topper 

3. Mattress Encasement…AllerEase brand for mattress and pillow encasements.

4. Pillows…Down Alternative  or Goose Feather and Down Pillow

5. Laundry hamper…Pop-Up Mesh Laundry Hamper or Laundry Backpack

6. First Aid KitTransparent Sundry Kit

7. Shower Caddy…Hanging Mesh Shower Caddy

8. Towels…Cotton 6-Piece Towel Set  or Monogrammed 

9. Surge Protector…Surge Protector with 4 USB Ports

Haven’t found what you want yet? Here are more ideas for graduation gifts for girls:

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Photo credit Hunter boots: Lara V

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