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Top 15 High School Graduation Gift Ideas for 2020

This post is all about the best high school graduation gift ideas for 2019. 

high school graduation gift ideas for 2019

High school graduation is just around the corner – which means you have to start thinking of gift ideas for your grad!

Whether your high school graduate is going straight to college or taking a gap year, these high school graduation gift ideas are perfect either way!

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Best High School Graduation Gift Ideas:

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • Great product!
  • Sincero, Jen (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 256 Pages - 04/23/2013 (Publication Date) - Running Press Adult (Publisher)

This is a great book to give your high school grad to help them tap into their greatness in college!


Apple Airpods

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Wireless headphones are very popular nowadays, and these Apple airpods are one of the best options on the market!

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The North Face Backpack

The North Face Women's Borealis School Laptop Backpack, Asphalt Grey Light Heather/Windmill Blue, One Size
  • BOREALIS CLASSIC. This 28L backpack is specifically designed for women with easy-to-access pockets, an overhauled suspension system and front elastic bungee system. The main compartment has a padded fleece-lined 15" laptop sleeve to protect your computer.
  • FLEX VENT TECHNOLOGY. The FlexVent suspension system features a flexible yoke built from custom injection-molded shoulder straps, a padded mesh back panel and a breathable lumbar panel for comfortable, ventilated support.
  • TOTAL ORGANIZATION. Two extended mesh water bottle pockets double as multi-use pockets. The front compartment has an extra padded tablet sleeve and zip pockets. An external fleece-lined pocket stores small items or electronics.
  • COMFORTABLE CARRY. For school, work or travel, this commuter backpack has a top handle for easy grabbing and a removable waist belt for a custom fit. A sternum strap with whistle buckle adds extra support and safety. Reflective details help you stand out.
  • TECHNICAL SPECS. Dimensions: 19.75" X 13.25" X 9.75" (50.2 cm X 33.7 cm X 24.8 cm). Volume: 28 Liters.

Your high school grad is going to need a backpack for college! This one from The North Face is a great option because it’s durable and has a lot of space and pockets to store items.

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Apple Watch

This is a great gadget to get your high school grad!


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Smart TV

TCL 40-inch 1080p Smart LED Roku TV - 40S325, 2019 Model , Black
  • Easy Voice Control: Works with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to help you find movie titles, launch or change channels, even switch inputs, using just your voice. Also available through the Roku mobile app
  • Smart Functionality offers access to over 5,000 streaming channels featuring more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes via Roku TV
  • 1080p Full HD Resolution excellent detail, color, and contrast
  • Direct lit LED produces great picture quality with 60Hz refresh Rate for fast moving action scenes with virtually no Motion blur
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 1 USB, RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, optical audio out

It’s true, a lot of millennials (like myself) are steering away from cable TV. Netflix and Hulu is where it’s at – so make sure you get your college grad a Smart TV for their college dorm!



Divano Roma Furniture Collection Modern Plush Tufted Linen Fabric Splitback Living Room Sleeper Futon (Light Grey)
  • Modern split-back sleeper futon in fun colors - perfect for a bonus room, office or apartment to give your space a pop of color
  • Plush comfortable tufted linen fabric upholstery with hypoallergenic fill for maximum comfort
  • Split back feature to accommodate personal preference -
  • Dimensions: 77"W x 31"D x 31"H inches, Flat Position: 70" x 40" inches, Seat Cushion: 70"W x 19"D, Seat Height: 18" inches
  • Included Components: One Sofa

If your high school grad is social, they’re probably going to have their friends over in their dorm. Unfortunately, most dorms don’t offer much seating arrangements for guests. Having a futon will definitely solve that problem! This one also doubles as a bed for sleepovers!


Comfy set

Most dorm beds are as comfortable as a rock! Getting a comfy set like this one will make your life so much easier!



Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker K-Cup Pod, Single Serve, Programmable, 6 to 10 oz. Brew Sizes, Black
  • Brews multiple k-cup pod sizes: (6, 8, 10 ounce) – the most popular k-cup pod brew sizes. Use the 6 ounce brew size to achieve the strongest brew.
  • Large 48 ounce water reservoir: Allows you to brew 6 plus cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. The water reservoir is removable, making it easy to refill whenever you need to.
  • Descaling: An important part of cleaning your keurig brewer. This process helps to remove calcium deposits, or scale, that can build up inside a coffee maker over time.
  • Auto-off: An auto-off feature is easily programmed to turn off your coffee maker after it has been idle for 2 hours, helping to save energy.
  • Simple button controls: Just insert a pod, select your desired cup brew size, and brew a great-tasting cup in under a minute.

If your high school graduate loves coffee, then they definitely need a Keurig! This beats spending a lot of money on Starbucks, especially when you can have what you want in the comfort of your dorm.

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K-Cup holder

Mind Reader Single Serve Coffee Pod Drawer and Holder, 30 Capacity Coffee Station and Pod Capsule Storage Organizer, Pull Out Tray for Condiments, Coffee Accessories Black, 13.07" L x 9.37" W x 2.5" H
  • SAVE TIME IN THE MORNING: Instead of frantically scrambling through your kitchen trying to find the right blend of coffee, find everything you need to make the drink you want in a perfectly simple and organized way. Saving you precious time. Your morning will never be stressful again.
  • THE PERFECT SPACE SAVER: Keep all 30 single coffee servings in one place. For whatever brand of coffee machine or maker you use, this pod holder easily stores them all in one convenient drawer. Organized in 5 rows of 6 single-serve coffee cups, allowing you to neatly organize your coffee and find them according to your taste, brand, or mood.
  • EASY TO CLEAN: Don't let spills or stains get in the way! Coffee stations can be dirty, but this MIND READER coffee organizer is easily cleaned in just a few wipes. The exterior and inside drawer can be wiped without effortlessly with a cloth or paper towel.
  • SLEEK AND SIMPLE DESIGN: The MIND READER Single Serve Coffee Pod Drawer and Holder is designed with a simple yet sleek and modern touch. Place it under any pod coffee maker, and watch it's smooth edges instantly blend into its office setting or kitchen decor. The all-black surface is smooth and the wide silver handle is clean and luxurious making it the perfect storage solution.
  • COFFEE LOVERS WILL LOVE YOU: When it comes to your coffee-loving friends, we know they take their coffee seriously and drink it often! The best way to their hearts is by helping them get to their caffeine craving as easily and as organized as possible. Give them the gift of what they love most, inside a convenient and space-saving single-serve coffee capsule pod holder.

If you get a Keurig you’re going to have to store your K-Cups, right? This one is great because it saves on space!


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Weekender bag

LEEVAN Rectangle Sheepskin Rug Supersoft Fluffy Area Rug Shaggy Silky Throw Rug Floor Mat Carpet Decoration (3 ft x 5 ft, Coffee)
  • SUPERSOFT & WARM - comfortable to standing or sitting, Not only does it promise sublime underfoot comfort, but it would make the perfect legance and class touch and great decorative to any room, adds warmth and softness to any room
  • DESIGN - Sumptuously soft surface material with artificial fiber, non-skid underside, long-wearing, fluffy sheepskin throw, deep pile longer than the usual type, it is normal for has a little bit of shedding When you first use it
  • VERSATILITY - Abstract contemporary floor mat rug put in living room, bedrooms, for children play, women yoga, reading in sturdy, etc; Put as a window mat show the Jewelry or other women fashion accessories; at the end of the bed for a cozy spot to rest
  • FEATURE - Sheep skin, Natural Fiber, Clean and eco- friendly, Long-lasting, Wonderfully soft, fufade resistant, keep warm during cold winter weathers and Great decorative rug for any bedroom give a warm and cosy feeling
  • CARE INSTRUCTIONS - Spot-cleaned (professional rug cleans is recommended), It is normal for Faux Sheepskin rugs to shed fibers for the beginning, depending on care and usage

This is another great practical piece that they can use in their college dorm or bedroom!


Good quality camera

If your high school grad plans to go to college after graduation or take a gap year, or travel – this is the perfect gift to get them! A good quality camera like this one is perfect for creating great memories!


Luggage Set

SET TravelCross Chicago Luggage 3-Piece Lightweight Spinner Black
  • 3 piece set: features one 27" suitcase, one 23" suitcase and one 18" carry on (without wheels).
  • Made of lightweight and durable ABS material with an impact-resistant hard shell.
  • IATA approved: The carry-on is suitable for cabin luggage according to IATA standards (fits in overhead bins).
  • Silent, smooth-running 360 spinner wheels for easy mobility in any direction.
  • 3 year warranty for manufacturing defects.

Speaking of travel, a good quality luggage set is another perfect gift idea for a high school graduate! This will come in handy when they’re going off to college or on a study abroad later in their college career.


Gift Cards Gift Card in a Graduation Cap Box
  • Gift Card is nested inside a specialty gift box
  • Gift Card has no fees and no expiration date
  • No returns and no refunds on Gift Cards
  • Gift Card is redeemable towards millions of items storewide at
  • Scan and redeem any Amazon Gift Card with a mobile or tablet device via the Amazon App

Amazon sells almost anything so why not give your high school grad an Amazon gift card? Any other store gift card would be a great alternative as well!



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Last but not least – don’t forget the $$$! Your high school grad would appreciate a card with some cash just as much as any one of these gifts. After all, college life isn’t cheap!


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