The best gifts for college and high school graduates

The best gifts for college and high school graduates


Graduating from college or high school means taking on several new obligations on a potentially limited budget. So here are some helpful graduation gifts.

Both recent college and high school graduates are undoubtedly experiencing the excitement and melancholy that comes with one life chapter closing and another beginning.

New work and living arrangements bring with them a slew of new chances and obligations to navigate. Unfortunately, however, it does not always come with the appropriate budget.

Family and friends can honour their graduate’s achievements while selecting gifts that will make the next few foundational years easier to adjust. Here are 38 thoughtful and practical graduation gifts for the Class of 2022.

The top 38 graduation gift ideas for 2022:

A tablet for watching Netflix and browsing the web

Apple Gift an Apple iPad, $309 from Amazon

Because many organizations provide work computers to their employees, it is not entirely necessary to obtain one’s own. However, when watching Netflix or accessing the web at home, an iPad can be a more cost-effective option that fits their lifestyle better.

In our opinion, the 2022 basic iPad is excellent for general-purpose use, and it’s quite affordable. More information for every purpose and price may be found in our shopping guide for the best iPads in 2022.

Grafomap a commemorative map of their college town, hometown, or study-abroad city

Customized Grafomap posters start at $52 on Grafomap.

With this customizable graphic map, they may remember their college town, hometown, or favourite spot in the world, wherever life takes them.

Excellent noise-cancelling headphones

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Gift a pair of Sony WH-1000XM4 cameras, which start at $348 on Amazon.

Sony’s WH-1000XM4 noise-cancelling headphones are our favourite for their combination of music quality, noise cancellation, and comfort, making them an excellent choice for long commutes, focusing at work, or relaxing.

They’re also included in our list of the All-Time Best Items we’ve reviewed.

A lovely bouquet

Gift a bouquet, which starts at $45 at Urban Stems.

Send flowers to your graduate, whether in place of being present or as a supplement to a digital gift or card. We strongly recommend UrbanStems; the company’s bouquets are among the nicest we’ve ever tried.

If you want something that won’t be gone in a couple of weeks, there are other possibilities for potted plants and low-maintenance dried flowers.

Fans of school spirit wear

Fanatics sells collegiate clothing starting at $27.99.

Get them pumped for college, or remember them with a wearable piece of school spirit. NCAA clothes, headgear, bags, balls, games, and drinkware may be found at Fanatics. In addition, your graduate will recognize a fellow alum from a long distance.