8 Grad Gifts for Her
by Arianne Granada
Graduation season is upon us, and just like you, we are on the lookout for the perfect graduation gift.
To your daughter, this ceremony also commemorates her transition toward the next phase of her life. This special milestone encapsulates all your grad’s academic accomplishments in the last four years. Show some appreciation by giving your grad a thoughtful gift that will last a lifetime.
We’ve rounded up eight unique graduation gifts that would make this milestone even more memorable.
With summer break coming up, your teen is bound to have a lot of unstructured days—with most of her time spent outdoors. It still won’t hurt to give her something to do during her downtime.
There is no better way to jumpstart a productive summer than by giving a book as a graduation gift for her. One of today’s bestsellers, The Hate U Give, is a page-turning fiction that sheds light on social issues such as racial injustice and police brutality.
$25-$70: Personalized Gifts from Bed, Bath & Beyond
Nothing beats a thoughtful gift that comes from the heart. What better way to commemorate your grad’s milestone than with a personalized gift? From embroidered names to custom-made frames, go extra with these bespoke gifts from Bed Bath & Beyond.
Personalized Graduation Teddy Bear ($47.99)
This plush teddy bear is an ideal personalized gift for the high school or college graduate. You can have your graduate’s first name and/or class year embroidered in gold thread across the front of the teddy bear’s gown.
This Class of Personalized Graduation Glass Mason Jar is perfect for commemorating the big day. It can be engraved with any year and two lines of personalization—such as a name, school, degree, and more.
The Graduate Picture Frame ($52.99)
With this Personalized Graduate Photo Frame, you can relive the memories of your graduation day. Select one of two different graduation designs and personalize it with the graduate’s name, graduation year, and any two-line message you like.
$70-$130: Graduation Bouquets from Callia
On graduation day, a Callia bouquet is a meaningful way to show how proud you are of the accomplishment your graduate has made. Callia’s bouquets are crafted with fresh blooms to curate a seasonal collection of bouquets that are sure to enliven the moment.
This wild blend of long-lasting chrysanthemums and pink lilies features pops of yellow yarrow and solidago which your graduate will definitely love!
With soft shades of lavender and mauve, The Poet bouquet is the perfect gift to show your love without words.
Featuring delicate roses and seasonal alstroemeria, this stunning neutral bouquet will have them feeling extra special!
Can be there to celebrate in person? Send them a special greeting instead! Through the Callia Greet, they can receive your video greeting as they have their flowers delivered.
$25-$500: Gift Card
Shopping for clothes is tricky and shopping for others (especially your daughter!) can get really overwhelming and frustrating. It’s not enough to master the correct style — you must also know the right sizing. Spare the trouble and the refund stress, here’s the perfect graduation gift for her: gift cards! Whatever the budget, there is bound to be something she’ll love with the right style and size.
Gift cards have become extra convenient, too. This one from Aritzia lets you select the amount online, and the recipient could just redeem it online or in any of their boutiques. Giving her a gift card is also an opportunity to introduce her to budgeting.
$100-$500: Polaroid Camera
Want to give a graduation gift that never gets old? Polaroid cameras are always a safe bet.
This instant camera goes all the way back to the 1940s. It’s a classic choice, but it’s had a few upgrades over time. The simplicity of a polaroid camera is the main reason why a lot of people are drawn to it. All it takes are three easy steps: point, snap and click! This is why it’s so perfect for teenagers that enjoy being in the moment—only now, they get to have it as a keepsake.
If your daughter is on TikTok then a Dyson Airwrap is most likely on top of her wishlist. Trade the salon visits for some DIY hair makeovers instead. This hair styler may be leaning towards the pricier side, but it’s definitely worth investing in.
Depending on your hair type, Dyson has various options that fit your needs. Try their quiz here.
Computers have become a necessity in today’s digital age. Give them a much-needed upgrade that comes loaded with powerful hardware, especially when they want to pursue a career in fields like computer science, graphic design, information technology and more. The marvellous 24-inch iMac from Apple is on top of our list.
Aside from its impressive tech specs, the new iMac comes with seven vibrant colours that fit perfectly with any personality.
$1800-$3000: Luxury Bag
Caution: Only consider this option if you have money to spare (a.k.a. $3000).
There is no definite age to start owning a luxury bag. Teens nowadays get so caught up with trends that they feel they need to keep up with everything. If you’re in the mood to splurge for your daughter, this may just be the graduation gift for her.
The Le Cagole bag from Balenciaga is making waves yet again even after 20 years since its release. We all know early 2000s fashion is back in style and this motorcycle bag remains a cult favourite. Proved to stand the test of time, it’s definitely a good investment.