Unique Items for Your High School Grad's Next Stage
Congrats to all of the high school graduates! These four years may not have been easy, but you made it! It’s time to celebrate with gifts that will help those grads be just a little bit more prepared for the real world, whether they are heading off to college, entering the workforce, or taking time to travel.
Loftie Alarm Clock
Yes, we know your smartphone can wake you up, but this alarm clock offers more than just a get-you-out of bed tone. From sleep sounds to meditation, gentle wakeup, a nightlight, and a bluetooth speaker, this bedside alarm will help keep your grad well rested.
Chances are, your grad will now be cooking for himself or herself, potentially with limited space to make elaborate meals. Enter Tovala. This countertop smart oven can double as a toaster and an oven, making it one of the only things you need to cook every meal. The steam component allows you to make juicy chicken or flaky fish without fail. Go ahead and scan those Trader Joe’s frozen meals and it’ll tell you the exact cooking time and temperature it needs. There are also tons of recipes to follow and if you don’t want to cook at all, there’s a meal plan with a variety of entrees made to perfection in this oven.
Late study nights call for some serious snacking, and this package has got you covered. Consider it the university of snacks with something for everyone, from white cheddar popcorn and coconut brittle to buffalo wing almonds and blood orange fruit chews.
Any new college freshman needs plenty of gear showing off their university. These beautifully hand woven pouches are a more subtle way to show school spirit, but something that can also be used daily. Turn it into a makeup pouch, a place to store keys and a student ID, or even a bag for their candy stash.
A good backpack is essential for so many things — travel, school, even hitting the gym. This water resistant neoprene backpack is lightweight, but roomy and the perfect thing for a day out or a weekend away. It’s easy to wash and has a section for a laptop and a bag for your grad’s shoes.
College often requires a lot of walking, so why not make sure the recent grad can do it in style? Gift them their own unique, customized sneakers like these from Nike. Design them yourself or give them a gift card to create the pair that best fits their one-of-a-kind style.
A good hoodie never goes out of style. This one from Aviator Nation is the perfect unisex choice. It’s a great pick for an evening beach walk, a late night study session, or a brisk morning walk to class.
It’s never a bad time to reflect and set goals. This goal setting bundle from Erin Condren makes it easy and fun to do so. With a goal setting planner, bright colored markers, and weekly calendar sheets, this set makes it fun to set and accomplish all of the goals.
A good water bottle is a must whenever you are on the go, and Hydro Flask lets you customize every part of it. From the size down to the strap, let the recent grad design a water bottle uniquely for them. You can even add their name or initials.
With so many things that need to be charged these days, it’s nice to have an organized space to store them all. This leather roll up has a space for all of those cords, keeping them tightly packaged so they don’t get tangled amongst the rest of the stuff in your grad’s bag. Add embossed initials for a personalized version.