Whether graduating from high school or college, graduation is a monumental event in a young woman's life. Giving a gift to a soon-to-be graduate conveys the message that you are proud of her accomplishments and hard work. Before buying this special gift, keep in mind her age, interests, hobbies and personality. Give her something sensible, or make it purely commemorative, but give a gift that she'll truly appreciate.

Personalized Gifts

There are many personalized gifts to choose from, so if you would like to give the recent graduate something that is personal or has meaning, you are sure to find what you are looking for. If you are shopping for a high school graduate, give her a personalized blanket or throw with her high school and year of graduation on it. If she is headed to a college or university, she will enjoy receiving personalized clothing and products with her new college emblem and mascot on it such as shirts, backpacks, pens, tablets and key chains. If you buying a gift for a college graduate, consider giving her a personalized leather portfolio to take with her on her next job interview or an engraved frame to display her new diploma in.


Most girls love jewelry and if the recent graduate that you are shopping for does, you have some different options in giving her something unique and special. You can give her a pendant or earrings with her birthstone for a more personalized touch or if she is religious, you may want to consider a necklace or bracelet with a charm or trinket that symbolizes her faith and has personal meaning. Whatever you choose to give, jewelry is a long lasting gift that she will treasure for years to come.


Giving money is usually the most common gift and for good reason. Most new graduates starting out could use all the cash they can get. Whether it is for a high school graduate who needs to purchase books, a computer or other school supplies for her higher education needs or for a college graduate who needs funds to help her pay rent, purchase a vehicle or buy some nice interview clothes to land that first job. If you do not feel comfortable giving money or do not feel that it is personal enough, consider giving her a gift card to her favorite store.