10 High School Graduation Gifts They'll Actually Use

Sure they would be happy with money, but they'll love these gifts too.

Deena Campbell Jun, 16, 2017

Graduations are few and far between so when your little one has one you better make sure it’s lit. Sure they would be happy with money, but they’ll love these gifts too. Follow along to find the top ten gifts a recent grad will want and love.

1 of 10 The Breton Company

The workload at college can be a beast, so make sure your loved one is armed with the right tools. Give him this stylish bag that has padded shoulder straps and a padded laptop sleeve to make it comfortable to carry all around campus.

available at The Breton Company $199 Buy Now!

2 of 10 Things Remembered

College is loaded with late–night movie nights so they’ll want to cuddle with this cotton throw. And, it features their name and high school name so it’s perfect for the homesick kid.

available at Things Remembered $40 Buy Now!

3 of 10 Brookstone

Your rock star will want to fly this drone everywhere. And who could blame her? It’s compact enough to fit into small spaces and has three flight speeds for maneuverability. Yeah, you’ll want one too.

available at Brookstone $29.99 Buy Now!

4 of 10 Macy's

Music-heads will appreciate these headphones that feature wireless Bluetooth connectivity, a comfortable adjustable design and up to 40 hours of battery life.

available at Macy's $299.95 Buy Now!

5 of 10 Sephora

Trust us, your little one will want to be as organized as possible when settling into her college dorm. And the perfect containers will make her feel good about getting orderly. We like this CosmoCube because it holds up to 24 of her favorite lipsticks as well as tweezers, clippers, files, and tons of makeup because TBH you can never have enough beauty products.

6 of 10 Things Remembered

Remind the young ones to dream big with this memento. Just remember to scribble something inspiring before you gift it.

available at Things Remembered $49.99 Buy Now!

7 of 10 Etsy

High school grads might not have enough life experiences to understand the power of believing in yourself, but this handmade motivational quote will be sure to get them through the tough times when they arise. And you thought Pinterest had all the sentimental keepsakes.

available at Etsy $18 Buy Now!

8 of 10 Fossil

Get him a smartwatch with a built-in fitness tracker to help him lose the inevitable freshman fifteen.

available at Macy's $199.99 Buy Now!

9 of 10 Samsung

You can’t go wrong with giving a new grad a computer. And this one is extra special. It boasts a 7th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, is equipped with 4GB RAM and will seamlessly connect to a Samsung Galaxy smartphone. And of course it’s lightweight and hella thin.

available at Samsung $1,129.99 Buy Now!

10 of 10 Sephora

If your grad is the king of cologne, you’ll want to give him this warm and spicy scent that’s sure to turn heads.

available at Sephora $95 Buy Now!