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Graduation Gift Ideas for Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and High School Graduates

Graduation Gift Ideas for Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and High School Graduates

These graduation gift ideas will commemorate your child's special achievement, no matte the age.

Graduation is right around the corner, and it’s pretty hard to believe we all made it through the school year. It certainly wasn’t easy for kids of any age, let alone their parents. Properly commemorating important milestones, such as the move into first grade, middle school, high school, and beyond—and celebrating the class of 2021—makes a great memory for the entire family. Here are options for the ultimate preschool, middle school, and high school graduation gifts:

Preschool Graduation Gifts

GeoSafari Jr. Kidscope

What better way to reward your future first-grader than by promoting their STEM skills and exploring the world around them? Tiny grads can get up-close while learning more than 200 facts about various animals, plants, insects, and more. The GeoSafari Jr. Kidscope features a robust learning guide, double-eye viewer, focus knob, rotating dial stage, LED light, and slide storage drawer.

Don't Limit Me On What I Can Be

This illustrated rhyming ABC book explores different careers that children may not know about. It makes a perfect graduation gift for that little one who is still thinking about what they want to be when they grow up, and fosters healthy conversation. Motivate and encourage your child to think big!  

Little Passports

This subscription features hands-on activities and games that inspire kids' knowledge of the world without the use of technology. Gift the curiosity of exploration and travel, which are brought to life through each monthly shipment. 

Elementary School Graduation Gifts

Collegiate and Education Ornaments 

The decorations from Old World Christmas are a classy gift that reminds students of their hard work and achievements from that year. The ornaments can be like keepsakes that are displayed year round on a stand, or taken out for the holiday season.

Cross Botanica Ballpoint

Have your child stand out with a boldly original pen that is sure to capture the attention of others. If Mom or Dad have a favorite and very important pen, gifting one to your child will make them feel all that more special and older—and help them understand the responsibilities of starting their next chapter. 

Just Bead It Jewelry

This beaded jewelry line is made for the fun at heart. With trendy patterns and custom designs, the bracelets, necklaces, and lanyards can be customized with your child’s favorite colors in mind. It makes a great statement and is the perfect keepsake.

Middle School Graduation Gifts

Best of Seven Essential Pouch

The Essential Pouch is a zip-top leather pouch that is the right size for basics, walking to class, and keeping essentials neat and secure. With a new school and more a dedicated concentration on classes, it will definitely come in handy!


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Planners, planners, planners! 

The gift of organization is truly unmatched. Young men and women alike can benefit from knowing their schedules and being held accountable for practice, classes, homework, and other extracurriculars. We like this one from Erin Condren, this one from Blue Sky, and this one from Plum Paper.

Send a Gift Card with a Special Message

Punchbowl now also offers a digital greeting card option that lets you add in a gift card! Have your family far and wide create a special message for the new grad! Choose from a big variety of graduation-themed cards and take advantage of the new video functionality that allows users to upload a 2-minute video to any greeting. Gift cards can be selected from more than 20 national retailers including Target and Amazon.

High School Graduation Gifts

Personalized Cuff Bracelet

If you have the opportunity to splurge on nice jewelry, this personalized cuff by Elise Paige Jewelry will hit the spot! Make their big day even more memorable by shopping this awesome design.

Weatherman Umbrella

College means walking (or bussing!) in between classes, dining, and other activities. The last thing your child needs is a subpar umbrella for when the weather is the same. These umbrellas are made from fabric woven with Teflon for superior water resistance, and industrial strength fiberglass to prevent inverting and breaking in winds as high as 55 miles per hour. The brand offers a college collection so they can sport their school pride!

Personalized Decor

Celebrate the incredible accomplishments of your high school grad with a personalized motivational canvas wall decor piece they can pack for their college adventure. This female-owned printing company in Iowa creates personalized pieces to commemorate milestones. Plus, in the spirit of personalization, KicksBySammy founder Samantha Handler creates custom home and fashion products. The company’s College collection features more than 50 colleges and their affiliated colors, so freshmen can show off their school spirit in a creative way.

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