What is a good gift for a high school graduate?

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  1. breathe2travel profile image73
    breathe2travelposted 12 years ago

    What is a good gift for a high school graduate?

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    msorenssonposted 12 years ago

    A pen inscribed with his name and the year he is graduating

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    Kommadantposted 12 years ago

    I would say money or a gift card.  High school kids are hard to shop for so I think that it'd be a good idea to give them the option to purchase the gift themselves.

    1. Ask Ashley profile image67
      Ask Ashleyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. You can't go wrong with money. Have you ever given a kid money as a gift who wasn't happy to receive it? Highly unlikely and then you know they'll use the money for something they really want.

  4. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 12 years ago

    The traditional gift of an inscribed or monogrammed pen, picture frame,  or paperweight is always nice especially if the graduate is a family relation or God child.  Today, I think it best to give giftcards or money and let the graduate choose electronics, dorm decorations, travel, etc. It just seems more practical.

  5. iefox5 profile image57
    iefox5posted 12 years ago

    Ask him/her what he wants, generally electronic products for boys and beautiful clothes for girls would be nice choices.

  6. coffeegginmyrice profile image79
    coffeegginmyriceposted 12 years ago

    A memorable blown-up framed photo digitally and artistically rendered of your child being in high school for his/her bedroom wall.  This will give the photograph a different, fresh look that probably would make your graduate to keep it on the wall longer.  Bonus: a matching new bookcase!  A 13" laptop would add all the happiness to your child's 4 years of hardwork and is specifically handy for college. Or a digital SLR camera where your child could perhaps produce new talents from it and explore around.

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    Chris Hughposted 12 years ago

    If she's a girl, this might be nice. http://www.examiner.com/review/purse-ho … or-ladies. It's a purse hook. One if those things you never knew you needed until you get one.

    1. breathe2travel profile image73
      breathe2travelposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Those are a great gift -- a great invention.  I received on a couple years ago.  It is handy. smile

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      Chris Hughposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      They should be standard issue for women:)

  8. theseus profile image71
    theseusposted 12 years ago

    A month ago, I personally made a scrapbook for 5 of my volleyball players who graduated. It contained our pictures together, letters from me,  their co-players and their teachers. It took a lot of effort and money on my part, but the huge smiles and the hug they gave me were priceless.

    1. cat on a soapbox profile image95
      cat on a soapboxposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      What a thoughtful gift! I am sure each of your players will treasure that scrapbook for years to come. smile

  9. iwriteforyou profile image57
    iwriteforyouposted 12 years ago

    I would give them three books :

    The richest man in Babylon - George Clason
    How to win friends and influence people - Dale Carnegie
    Men are from Mars women are from Venus - John Gray

    Information, skills and knowledge they can use in the real world to fulfill their dreams.............

    Failing that an iPad always goes down well :-)

    1. ithabise profile image72
      ithabiseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Nice book choices!

  10. ackman1465 profile image61
    ackman1465posted 12 years ago

    I gave all my nieces and nephews a copy of "Harper's Study Bible" when they graduated from high school......

  11. ithabise profile image72
    ithabiseposted 12 years ago

    These days...a job if you have the ability to give it to them. Good luck to college graduates.

  12. Rpenafiel profile image61
    Rpenafielposted 11 years ago

    Cool and new gadget for the boys and a gift card for the girls. Girls love fashion and trends so gift cards will give them the freedom to shop for themselves. Maybe this hub can help you decide rpenafiel.hubpages.com/hub/Graduation-Stuff-Gifts-To-Consider-This-Graduation-Season


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