The older our kids get, the bigger the pile of graduation announcements that fill our mailbox. It’s just as much fun as receiving Christmas cards!
For many of these kids, we’ve known them since birth or the early years, while some are new friends to the family. Either way, I love celebrating college and high school graduates. The hard part is knowing which gift will be the most appreciated.
Last spring, we put together a guy and girl basket of college goodies to auction off at our school. The ideas people shared were so fantastic, that I made an Amazon list. It allowed folks at our school to shop at home, but it also doubles as a great resource for anybody looking for the perfect gift for the graduate in their life.
Below, I’ve broken down the ideas in categories. For the items not found on Amazon, I’ve linked them here. Otherwise, click that Amazon link above. Happy shopping!
Cash is always a great gift. Graduates can purhase what they need. And, gift cards are fantastic, as well. Some popular gift cards include Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Target and local fast food restaurants.
Emergency car kit
First aid kit
Bunk buddy bedside shelf
Memory foam mattress topper
Fairy string lights
Breakthrough: A Journey from Desperation to Hope by Fr. Rob Galea
Make Your Bed by Admiral McRaven
Off the Hook: God, Love, Dating and Marriage in a Hookup World by Timothy O’Malley
The Ultimate College Student Health Handbook by Dr. Jill Grimes
Eureka Stick Vacuum
Dry erase board
Food storage containers
Handheld can opener
Rapid Ramen cooker
Steel water bottle
Hanging pantry organizer
Mesh clothes hamper
White tube hangers
Reusable storage bags