High School Graduation Gift Ideas for Girls


Some graduates receive monetary gifts. But, if you'd like to break away from giving a stereotypical graduation present and would like to select something more unique, consider some different ideas to help with your gift-giving. When choosing a gift for a female graduate, keep the girl's interests and personality in mind. One girl may appreciate a piece of jewelry, another girl might love a special book, while yet another girl may favor a personalized, practical gift.

College Spirit

  • If the student you want to honor is going to college after graduation, jump start her college spirit with an item from the school that she will be attending. Most colleges and universities have online bookstores, where it is easy to purchase college merchandise. You can buy anything from clothing to clocks to watches with the college logo and colors. Some bookstore websites have a special gift category with items meant for gift giving. Some sites also have special categories for women's apparel, where you can purchase college T-shirts, sweatshirts and hats for a girl.

Photo Memories

  • High school girls usually take lots of photos of friends and family, so a photo-related item might make a well-remembered gift. You can purchase a shadow box frame and fill it with photos of the people who are special to the graduate. Add mementos that reflect the girl's high school years. Or, purchase a digital photo viewer and pre-load it with photos that are meaningful to the graduate. A silver-plated frame with the girl's name and graduation date engraved on the front would also make a special gift.

Graduate Survival Kit

  • Create a unique survival kit for a high school girl's future that matches her interests. Start with a pretty storage box or basket that can be used in the girl's future dorm room or apartment. For the reader, put a collection of books that you think she will enjoy in the basket, along with an engraved silver-plated bookmark and a cozy throw. For the movie fan, fill a basket with DVDs that she would enjoy, along with movie candy or microwave popcorn and a cozy throw. For the shopper, put a wallet or purse in a basket along with a store gift card.

Personalized Bags

  • Personalize a special bag with a girl's initials. A monogrammed laptop computer tote can be used at work or college. A personalized laundry duffel bag is another idea that will get lots of use. Fill the laundry bag with a new set of towels in the girl's favorite color. A personalized shower caddy bag for the graduate who is heading off to college will be well-used. Fill the caddy with some bathroom essentials, such as the girl's favorite fragrance, upscale toiletries and a monogrammed bath towel. Make-up bags and backpacks can be personalized as well.

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