Last Updated on January 30, 2024 by Jessica Reid
Gifts for Graduation for Her
Looking for a gift for graduation that your special “she” grad will absolutely love and thank you for? Then you’ve come to the right post.
As someone who has had multiple graduations and attended a ton of my friend’s graduations, I’ve learned what gifts girls and women get most excited to receive.
I’ve also done a ton of research to see what graduation gifts are trending right now for 2021 so you and anyone else who reads this post can find the best gift fast.
By the end of this post, you’ll learn about:
- the best high school graduation gifts for her
- unique graduation gifts
- university graduation gift ideas for her
- graduation gifts for teenage girls
Plus, the following graduation gifts ideas can all be found on Amazon, which is a total must in my opinion! That 2-day shipping saves my butt every time because I always by my gifts last-minute lol.
Let’s jump in!
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*The Best Graduation Gifts for Her*
Whether your grad is graduating from high school or college, it’s always great to gift your grad a planner so she can set new goals and take action on them in a way that gives her life a sense of purpose.
Is your grad going off to college? Check out the 5 Best Academic Planners for College Students.
2. U Chic: College Girls’ Real Advice for Your First Year (and Beyond!)
If your grad is going to college, this is also a must-have graduation gift for her!!
U Chic tells all about what to expect in college, including life in the dorm, how to join a sorority or fraternity, how to balance school and campus life, how to juggle a huge workload, college relationships, how to be safe on campus… everything!
I read it before my freshman year on campus and it was life changing!
Because of U Chic, I knew where and when to seek out resources or help, how to manage my time in college, how to make friends fast, what social parties to join and which ones to avoid for my own safety, and so much more!
It’s the one book that I recommend to other college students time and time again. Get this book here on Amazon.
3. Why Didn’t They Teach Me This In School? (Book)
Another great graduation gift for her is this book, “Why Didn’t They Teach Me This In School“, by Cary Seigel. Seigel, a successful business executive, shares 99 personal money management principles that every young person should know but school (sadly) doesn’t teach.
Originally meant for his 5 kids when they went off to college, this book has become a popular bestseller among grad students. Equip your grad with the money knowledge she needs to make the right choice by getting this book.
Whether your grad is going off to college or applying for their first job out of school, they will need a printer because printing is insanely expensive.
I know because I needed to print writing samples for an interview I had at a law firm, and the cost to use Staples’ printer was $24!! Help your grad save money by getting her, her own printer.
5. Echo Dot (Speaker)
If you want a safe gift you know your grad will LOVE and actually use, get her an echo dot (music speaker). It is a popular graduation gift and Universities love to use them as “giveaways” at special events because they know students love them.
And your grad will really love having one too.
Your grad can jam to music with it in the car, play it when she’s doing chores around her dorm room, when she’s exercising, and when she’s taking a shower. Trust me, this is a gift she’ll definitely thank you for.
Is your grad in need of a new laptop? Help your grad with this expense by gifting her a laptop.
7. Portable Lap Desk
Your grad won’t always like to go to the library or sit at the kitchen table to do her work on her laptop. Some days she may want to work from her bed. That’s why the portable lap desk is an amazing graduation gift for her. The portable lap desk will make working from bed more convenient and comfortable.
8. Motivational Flip Calendar
Your grad will undoubtedly face new challenges that may discourage or disappoint her, so give her the gift of daily encouragement and motivation by gifting your grad a motivational flip calendar.
9. Spa Gift Basket
Does your grad enjoy going to the spa? If so, gift her a spa gift basket so even on the days when money is tight, she can still enjoy “a day at the spa!”
Another great graduation gift for her is a cookbook! Instead of your grad constantly asking herself the question, “What’s for dinner,” she’ll have a bunch of lunch and dinner ideas at her fingertips.
11. Flat Iron
There is a good chance your grad has been using the same flat iron for years and has an old burnt smell every time she uses it. Surprise your grad by getting her a flat iron that she’ll enjoy using and will take better care of her hair.
Every young woman needs a nice perfume for special events, special occasions, including this occasion! Gift your grad the best smelling perfume out there…Jadore.
13. The Comfy Wearable Blanket
If your grad is an introvert who enjoys couch days reading or watching TV, a wonderful gift for graduation for her is the comfy wearable blanket. It is super comfy and will cover her entire body if it them to.
These were seen on Shark Tank and backed by Barbara Corcoran.
Personally, I believe it’s one of the best inventions ever!!
16. Portable Blender
Does your grad enjoy making smoothies? Then this portable blender would be the perfect graduation gift for her.
The blender will allow your grad to blend her favorite smoothies on the go so that way it’s always fresh and perfectly blended.
17. Vitamix (Power Blender)
Is your grad a super health nerd or a huge cook who loves blending and whipping stuff up for her meals?
Well, surprise your grad with a Vitamix, a super-strong blender with crazy capabilities to blend anything and everything that she’ll be able to enjoy for years and beyond.
Vitamix is used by Gordon Ramsay and in many restaurants like Chipotle.
18. Food Processor
Can’t afford Vitamix but still want to gift your grad a kitchen aid tool that will help her grind and blend the hardest or toughest foods? Then I highly recommend that you get her a food processer.
(I can’t tell you how much I’ve been dying to get my hand on one. Next paycheck! lol)
Anyway, It will save her tons of time in the kitchen.
19. House Slippers
House Slippers is another graduation gift for her that she’ll love.
She will always have a need for slippers, even if she has some right now, because slippers wear out over time and lose their comfiness overtime.
If your grad is going off to college, getting her a TV is another great graduation gift for her.
Granted, she may not use the TV the way most people did 20 years ago (I’m talking about cable) but it makes a great projector for movie night.
And trust me.
On campus, there will be at least one show that she and her friends will be obsessed over and want to watch on a bigger screen.
This TV would be perfect for her room. Not to big for her room or dorm room but not too small that she and her friends can’t enjoy seeing their favorite show on a bigger screen.
21. Apple Watch
She will freak out (*in a good way*) that you bought one for her.
22. Kate Spade Bag
If your grad is a bag lover or has a bag with handles that is shredding to the bits, then I highly recommend that you buy her a black Kate Spade bag.
It’s not too big, not too small, can be carried with any outfit, and the design is simply elegant and fashionable. She’ll fall in love! Check it out here.
23. Keurig Coffee Maker
If your grad loves coffee, then this would be the perfect graduation gift for her!!
You won’t have to fear whether or not she is using her gift because she’ll actually use this one. Keurig makes it incredibly easy make your own coffee and try new flavors.
24. Starbucks Kit
While we’re on coffee, if your grad is obsessed with Starbucks, I highly recommend getting her this Starbucks kit so that way she saves tens of dollars a month she would otherwise blow at Starbucks.
25. Ring Light
Does your grad enjoy taking selfies? Is she an online content creator? The Selfie Ring Light would make a great graduation gift for her.
The Ring Light provides amazing light to create the best shots and photos.
26. Pivo Pod
If your grad enjoys taking pictures for the gram’ (Instagram) or for no reason at all (I have a friend like that haha), then I highly recommend that you also gift her this Pivo Pod.
The Pivo Pod is a moving tripod (or your personal photographer) that takes all your pictures. That means no more asking family, friends, strangers, or you to take her pictures.
27. The Message
Has your grad grown up learning about Jesus and want to gift her something that will help her grow in her relationship with Him? Then, I highly recommend that you get her The Message: a bible she’ll actually read!
The Message was written in 21st-century language, making it super easy to read and digest the bible like a young adult novel. I have it and I love it!
28. Bible Devotional
Another great graduation gift for your grad in faith is a daily bible devotional.
They are so encouraging, insightful, and they come in super handy when you grad has only a few minutes to spare to read the bible. My all-time favorite daily bible devotional is Jesus Calling. I plan on getting this one next.
30. Car Phone Mount
Don’t like the thought of your grad holding her phone in the car? Then gift her a car phone mount. She’ll love it as it’ll make navigating with her phone’s GPS easier and you’ll have the peace of mind that her hands are on her phone less.
31. Portable Charger
Another awesome gift for graduation for her is a portable phone charger! Your grad will love this so much because she won’t ever have to worry about her phone dying on her ever again and it can be easily stored in her purse and backpack.
32. Bluetooth Headphones
If your grad doesn’t already own bluetooth headphones, chances are she is walking around with cheap $8 headphones that she has to keep plugged into her phone or laptop, and is dying for an upgrade.
33. Makeup Brush Cleaner
Does your grad enjoy wearing makeup?
Then gifting your grad a makeup brush cleaner is an excellent gift.
She may have a years worth of old makeup and dead skin cells clumped into her brushes, and this makeup brush cleaner provides a FAST and easy way to make her brushes clean and looking as good as new again.
34. Book Stand
If your grad is going off to college, then a great gift for graduation for her is a book stand. Unfortunately, most college textbooks aren’t study-friendly because unless your hand is on the book, it will close on you.
This will likely become a huge nuisance to your grad if she plans to go to college since she will need her hand to take notes and use her laptop to do research. As such, I can’t recommend this stand enough.
A bookstand also makes a great gift if your grad enjoys cooking and wants an easy way to keep the book open while she cooks.
35. Eucalyptus Oil
No matter what your grad is into, your grad will always be super thankful for eucalyptus oil. They can be used to relieve stress, for spa days, to improve mood, and treat nasal congestion.
Another super safe gift that most young women love is candles! As such, if you not sure what your grad would want or need, consider gifting her a candle.
In college, my 3 roommates were so different (tomboy, girl girl, and bubbly adventure type) but one thing they had in common was their obsession with candles.
These candles are so pretty, smells amazing, and will wow your graduate.
37. Revlon Hairdryer
There is a great chance that your grad has been using a cheap and hair-frying hairdryer. And if she does have a nice hairdryer, chances are she may be borrowing it from you. As such, help your grad upgrade by gifting her, her very own nice hairdryer.
38. Believe It – Jamie Kern Lima (Book)
Another really great graduation gift for her is a book that will inspire her to reach for the stars and remind her that she can achieve anything she puts her mind to.
This #1 New York Times Best Seller, Believe It, by Jamie Kern Lima, will do just that and more! It will change your grads life forever!
This is what Believe It is about:
After 3 years of being told “No…nobody will want to buy makeup from someone who looks like you (plus size),” Lima’s makeup company, It Cosmetics, which Lima started in her living room, became the top selling makeup company in the world.
Lima then sold It Cosmetics to L’Oreal for 1.2 Billion dollars (the largest US acquisition to date and became the first female CEO in L’Oreal 100+ history.
A reader on Amazon says: “Buy this book now and get a copy for all the women in your life!”
As such this is a must-have gift for your grad!
39. Steamer for Clothes
If your grad is graduating from college and is taking up an office job, then an amazing gift for graduation for her is a steamer(for clothes). Dry cleaning can get crazy expensive.
I know because yesterday I spent $65 getting my suits cleaned.
As such, this gift will help your grad save a ton of money.
40. Shower Steamer
Another great gift for graduation for her is shower steamers. Similar to bath salts, when they are dropped in the shower, they release an amazing aroma that washes stress and fatigue away.
This is definitely a great option if your grad is into bath salts but doesn’t own a tub she feels comfortable soaking in.
41. Essential Oil Diffuser
If your grad is into candles and eucalyptus oils, she will definitely love having an essential oil diffuser.
More than candles, the diffuser will fill her room with amazing smells of eucalyptus and turn any hard day your grad has into a better one.
42. Movie Night Popcorn Variety Pack
Does your grad love eating popcorn? Is she a big movie buff?
Then getting her a popcorn variety pack would be an amazing, tasty movie gift she’ll love.
43. Lighted Makeup Mirror
If your grad loves makeup, she will equally love this lighted makeup mirror which will make it easier for her to see what she’s doing as she applies her makeup.
44. Purse Wallet
Another great graduation gift for her is a purse wallet.
If your grad has a bunch of cards (e.g. driver’s license, bank card, school I.D. card, health insurance card) that are shuffled around in the black abyss of her purse, then consider surprising your grad with a gorgeous purse wallet.
It’ll be the purse she chooses for football games and other crowded events.
45. Air Fryer
Most young people love some tasty fried food: fried chicken, french fries, fried Oreos…the list goes on. Help your grad eat less fried food and cook with less oil by gifting her an air fryer.
If you do get the air fryer, consider getting this air fryer recipe book too so your grad has plenty of recipe ideas to try.
Is your grad a book worm? Consider gifting your grad a Kindle.
While she may have Kindle on her phone, she’ll be so happy you bought her a separate reading devise that will allow her to read without distractions and notifications from her phone.
47. A Custom Graduation Coffee Cup
If you’re on a budget and want to gift your grad a nice keepsake, then consider gifting her a custom graduation coffee cup. With this cup, you can add her name and change the hair to match your grad.
48. Cards Against Humanity (Game)
Every young person will have a game night or host a game night one of these days. So why not gift your grad the best game that she and her friends will love.
RELATED POST: 7 Awesome Board Games for College Students
49. Face Mask (Skin Care)
Does your grad enjoy getting facials? Then I highly recommend that you gift her with a pack of face masks!
These are wonderful for sleepovers, for spa days, for deep facial cleansing, and more!
50. Nail Kit
If your grad enjoys doing her nails, then an amazing gift for graduation for her is this ultimate nail kit.
This nail kit will help keep your grad’s nails clean and pretty without spending tens of dollars at the nail store.
51. Heating Pad
Is your grad athletic and vulnerable to becoming injured or does your grad get bad cramps? If so, this heating pad would be the perfect gift for graduation for her.
My roommate had one and it came in real handy to me because I was moving a bin of textbooks in my room and hurt my back. This heating pad healed my back within 12 hours.
52. S’Well Bottle
If your grad enjoys working out, going for long walks, has a long commute, or enjoys recycling, then this S’well bottle would be an amazing gift for graduation for her.
Not only is the bottle planet friendly, it’s super fashionable, keeps drinks cold for 48 hours and drinks hot for 24 hours.
53. Hand Weights Set
Going to the gym isn’t always easy or appealing, so creating a way for your grad to get a good workout in her room with this hand weights set is an awesome graduation gift for her.
54. Water-Infused Bottle
Is your grad super into nutrition? If so, an amazing gift for graduation for her is a super cute water-infused bottle.
Whether she’s in class all day or rushing to work, she’ll have an easy-to-go bottle that will help her get her nutrients. This bottle would be perfect for her.
Is your grad a huge book worm? Then your grad will love you more than she ever has when you give her the gift of Audible.
As she moves on to her next chapter of life and take on more responsibilities, she won’t have as much time as she used to, to sit and read. However, with audible she’ll be able to listen and devour her favorite book on the go:
- during commutes to work or class
- while she cooks
- while she cleans
- during a walk
- and right before she goes to bed as a part of her night routine
Click here to gift your grad Audible.
56. Personal Massager
Last but not least, an awesome gift for graduation for her is a personal back and neck massager.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy a good massage and I bet your grad will be so happy to receive one from you.
Whether she is coming back sore from the gym or had an extremely stressful day at class or work, this personal back and neck massager will make the day better for her.