High School Graduation Gift Ideas for Daughters

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High School Graduation Gift Ideas for Daughters
Find a special gift for your daughter's high school graduation. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Find the right gift for your daughter's high school graduation by thinking back to her experiences in high school and envisioning her future. Choose a gift that shows how much you love her but that she also can use in her new endeavours. Select a practical, thoughtful gift that she can take along with her to college or on her chosen path for the future.


If she is planning to travel or even just moving to college, consider travel luggage or accessories. A set of luggage is a generous gift, or buy her a toiletry case, cosmetic bag or passport holder for a less-expensive gift. Add her monogram to the travel items for a personalised touch that will also help her identify her property at a baggage claim. Find these items in her favourite colour and add a monogram in a contrasting colour.


Purchase an iPod armband for a daughter who loves to run or a laptop sleeve for a studious daughter. Add the iPod itself or a new laptop for an even more generous gift. Add in a USB drive to hold her files or buy her a digital photo frame to display in her residence hall room. iPod speakers are another option. For a practical gift, consider an iPod docking station that doubles as an alarm clock.

Residence Hall Accessories

Help your college-bound daughter settle into her new residence hall by purchasing room accessories for a graduation gift. Stock up on towels (preferably in a variety of bright colours), a laundry bag and toiletry items. Get her a comfortable bathrobe and matching slippers for a useful yet pretty gift. Try a set of plastic plates, cups and silverware for in-room snacking, or purchase a special quilt or throw blanket to reminder her of you and home.


Treat your graduate to a new set of bedding, whether it will be used for her twin bed at college or just to symbolise a fresh start in her adult life. Purchase soft sheets, such as Egyptian cotton. Get a comforter in a colour or print that reminds you of your daughter's style. Purchase new pillows with pillowcases, and add a few decorative throw pillows to finish the look. Bedding prices vary widely, from inexpensive sets available at discount retailers to high-end designer brands.

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