High School graduation announcements are showing up in the mail, which means, there are a lot of seniors getting ready to enter the world and take on their next adventure.  Congratulations to all of those graduating this year! It is an exciting time in your life and you have your entire future in front of you.

Photo by Jp Valery on Unsplash
Photo by Jp Valery on Unsplash

The big question that many ask when getting this notice- what do I get them for graduation?  Some of these students you know very well, and that makes it easier to decide.  What do you get the individuals you don’t know as well?  Here is a list of ideas to help you out.

Top Ten Graduation Gifts

  1. Cash- the universal gift card works for everyone
  2. Gift Cards- fuel and food are popular, but almost any gift card is appreciated
  3. Amazon Prime Subscription- this is a gift that lasts a full year and will give your student several discounts
  4. Portable Chargers (Universal Chargers) these are great for cell phones or other electronic devises
  5. Voice Controlled Devices- Hey Alexa- tune into Central MT Radio
  6. Bike- for those kids headed to college- a bike would be very useful
  7. Laptop- another great gift for college bound kids or kids looking to do anything else
  8. Streaming Service- one challenge of being on your own for the first time is the cost of everything
  9. Cookbooks- mom and dad aren’t around to cook all of those great meals- kid you are on your own
  10. Small Toolkit- just the basics to help fix small needs
Photo by Kari Shea on Unsplash
Photo by Kari Shea on Unsplash

Of course, these are just a few ideas. There are many things that work and are appreciated. A couple of things I would add is a road side safety kit, a first aid kit (home and auto) and laundry materials with a roll of quarters for the machine.

One of the best graduation gifts I received was a bathroom/ travel kit.  I still use it today to carry my toothbrush, tooth paste and other bathroom needs I use when traveling. The bag is 35 years old and still works great.


If a present isn’t in the budget, don’t worry.  A simple congratulation and a card will suffice.

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