22 Perfect High School Graduation Gifts for Her 2021

It’s graduation season and we’re here to provide you with a little diversion – our high school graduation gifts for her. With a mix of traditional and trendy, we hope you’ll find inspiration with this list of gifts for girls.

Do you have other grads to buy for or grad parties coming up and need additional graduation gift ideas? Here are perfect gifts 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 perfect gift that she’ll be thrilled to wear as a college student. Earrings, necklaces, and rings by Kendra Scott are gorgeous and can be personalized with a selection of stones that are her favorite colors or even those of her college.

young woman wearing jewlery

Friendship Lamps

Your college student will be able to keep in touch with her family back home with just one touch of this pretty lamp.  It lights up with the special color that the family picks and your daughter can do the same with her color.

long-distance friendship lamps

NOW- The Grown and Flown book is in paperback! 

Grown and Flown paperback

Fan Gear

There’s no better place to find a wide variety of officially-licensed NCAA merchandise than Fanatics. With 500+ college teams to pick from, you can find t-shirts, pajama pants, tote bags, face coverings and more with your daughter’s college logo. This is one of the most popular of all graduation gift ideas.

face masks

Monogrammed Towels

Sending your daughter to college with monogrammed towels means she is much more likely to keep up with them. We are big fans of these Wamsutta towels and you’ll be able to find a color she’ll love.

monogrammed towels

Collegiate Pillow

These pillows are true keepsakes as the design team at Catstudio has discovered and highlighted all the treasured spots at dozens of colleges.
collegiate pillow

Air Purifier

Having clean air to breathe has never been more important and this compact air purifier for small spaces gets top reviews.

Levoit air purifier

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

This slim volume of love and wisdom is a perfect send-off to any young woman in your life.  Written and beautifully illustrated by Charlie Mackesy, this global bestseller offers hope and inspiration in a celebration of friendship between four unforgettable characters. From the book:

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” asked the mole.

“Kind,” said the boy.

The boy, mole, fox and hound

Clear Tote Bag for Game Day

When your daughter gets ready for a first football game (maybe next year if not this one)  she could use a clear tote bag to comply with stadium regulations.

clear tote bag

Napkin Finance

In this Wall Street Journal bestseller, author Tina Hay covers financial literacy tropics that all teens and young adults desperately need. With illustrations and clear explanation, Napkin Finance has garnered amazing reviews, including this one: “An entertaining introduction to saving and investing. This is the best personal finance primer I have read in years.” (Paul M. Brown, The New York Times)

Napkin Finance

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 every year – it is simply one of our very favorite graduation gifts for girls.  Written and illustrated by Becky Blades, it includes all the wisdom you want to impart to your daughter, but with Becky’s witty and heartfelt words and gorgeous illustrations.

Do Your Laundry book

Battery Charger

Your daughter’s best safety device is a charged phone and having one of these small, lightweight battery chargers in her backpack to plug her phone into is invaluable.

jackery bolt

Keurig Mini

Being able to brew a cup of coffee in your dorm room is a tiny luxury AND a cost savings. This adorable coffee maker is only 5 ” wide and is available in multiple colors. Sized to fit a travel mug, she will be on her way for class, coffee in hand, without feeling the need to be tempted by an expensive Starbucks.

Keurig mini

Allbirds Shoes

Allbirds are unbelievably comfortable, lightweight and machine washable. They are perfect for walking around campus all day or going out at night. Now with tie ons, slip ons, and running shoes, you have many styles and colors to choose from.

Allbirds shoes

Echo Dot – 4thGen

Having a digital assistant to help your daughter wake up, report the forecast and play her music – all with voice commands – is just the tip of the functionality iceberg with the Echo Dot. Now in a 4th generation, the Echo Dot comes with a built-in clock and the timer is more visible than ever.

Alexa 4th gen

Rain Boots

If your daughter doesn’t already have a good pair of rain boots, now is the time to invest in some and Hunter Tall Boots are our favorites.

Hunter boots

Inspiration Socks

Regardless of how careful teens are with laundry, they’ll quickly face a day when they have only mismatched socks that are clean.  Notes to Self socks include dozens of positive words reminding your daughter how wonderful she is. Buy a dozen to be ready for the college care packages in your future and use this code for savings: Grown and Flown readers can take 12% off an order of $75 or more (and free shipping)with code: GROWNANDFLOWN

grad socks

Dorm Safe

The Sentry Compact Safe is small and has a cable that can be looped around a heavy piece of furniture.High school graduation gifts for girls and guys


Dorm rooms are stuffy and good air circulation is beneficial in a small shared space. If your daughter is attending school in a hot climate, the fall and spring months can be uncomfortable, especially in older dorms that lack air-conditioning. The Vornado 460 Air Circulator Fan gets top reviews.

fan in room

“Roommate-Cancelling” Headphones

Bose Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones get top reviews and your daughter will be incredibly grateful that you purchased these headphones once she moves into a noisy dorm. They are especially useful with online classes if she is taking classes in a shared space with roommates or at home.

noise cancelling headphones

Bluetooth Speaker

When she wants to crank up the music, the UE (“Ultimate Ears”) Portable Bluetooth Speaker has excellent audio quality, is waterproof and dust proof. This is the #1 top choice for wireless speakers and it is available in multiple colors.

bluetooth speaker Desk Lamp

Being a 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 study even after her roommate is asleep.

desk lamp

Clothes Steamer

There is no room for an iron or ironing board in a dorm room and a clothes steamer is the solution for a college student who wants to look crisp.

clothes steamer

Looking for more gifts for her she can use at college? Read 10 Things All Freshmen Need to Bring to College

If you’re still looking for additional ideas, check out our Great Graduation Gift Ideas for High School Seniors – Lots!

Photo credit Hunter boots: Lara V

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About Grown and Flown

Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa (Endlich) Heffernan are the co-founders of Grown and Flown the #1 site for parents of teens, college students and young adults, reaching millions of parents every month. They are writers (Lisa is a New York Times bestselling author), moms, wives and friends. They started the Grown and Flown Parents Facebook Group and are co-authors of Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults (Flatiron Books) now in paperback.

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