Are you stumped what to get a high school graduate for a gift? We've searched high and low for the best gifts and put together a list of the hottest gifts this year. Ranging from sentimental to tech-savvy, high school grads are sure to appreciate these ideas.

DIY Time Capsule

A time capsule is a great gift that can be appreciated for years to come. They can be filled with items such as a graduation announcement, report card, or anything that commemorates their graduation year. When opened a few decades later, the time capsule provides a nostalgic reminder of high school. 

Visit the Time Capsule Co. to learn more about their time capsule kits, where prices start at under $50. You can print a template to decorate the outside of the time capsule, or you can decorate it yourself. Inviting graduation party attendees to sign the outside of the time capsule could serve as an extra bit of nostalgia. 

World's Smallest And Lightest All-In-One Printer
High School Graduation Gift Guide

If your teen is heading off to college, a portable printer will come in handy. The Primera Trio, priced at $399, is the world's smallest and lightest all-in-one printer, copier, and scanner. It can also be a great gift for a teen who is planning to move to an apartment.

Dry Erase Wall Decals

WallPops has a great dry erase line that's perfect for keeping new grads organized in style once they hit college. Better yet, the line is always removable and reusable, making them perfect for dorms - they'll never damage the walls.

Teens can hang calendars or quotes above their desks. Or, they can use dry erase boards to leave messages for a roommate. They're a practical, yet fun gift for any graduate. They're also affordable with many items priced at $14.99.

Spider Monkey

The Spider Monkey allows a graduate to use a tablet hands-free. This can be helpful in a dorm room or small apartment. A teen can read a textbook or watch TV in bed or from any chair. The Spider Monkey's flexible tail can be wrapped, tucked, and hung from virtually anywhere. The Spider Monkey costs $79.99. 

Neo smartpen N2

The Neo smartpen N2 will change the way a college student takes notes and stays organized. Notes can be taken in class and synced with a phone or device later, so there's no need to take a laptop or tablet to class. Once notes appear on a smart device, students can quickly search, share and organize their notes. It's a great gift for a graduate headed off to college with prices starting around $169.

Microsoft Surface 3

If you're looking for a bigger gift, the Microsoft Surface 3, priced at $499, is a great gift for students heading off to college. It's thin and light design makes it very portable. It functions as both a tablet and a laptop so it's great for note taking and researching. When used with the Surface Pen, it quickly converts handwritten notes to text or it can record lectures with the HD webcam. It has an excellent battery life to ensure it will withstand a student's rigorous schedule.


No matter what your graduates plans after college, Tile could make a great gift. Tile is a tiny device that attaches to an item such as a backpack, car keys, laptop, or even a bicycle. If the item goes missing, the Tile app will locate the item on a map. If the item is out of range, the Tile app can arrange for a search party using other Tiles to find the missing item. Tile can help young people recover items that are misplaced or stolen fast. Prices start at $25.

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