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Graduation Gift Ideas

*I received the Berkeley Backpack in exchange for an honest review, however as always opinions are 100% my own.

Graduation day is soon approaching; what are you getting your favorite high school graduate on their big day? This is a day their life changes forever, a hallmark of their life, and thus far their greatest achievement. Getting the perfect gift means you are showing them how proud you are of them. Here are several graduation gift ideas that all high schoolers will love.

  • Money: Money may not have all the words that go with it and the sentimental value, but that is the biggest thing graduates need. Whether they are going to college or moving into their own place, those things require money and a lot of it. You’re sure to get a special thank you just for donating a little something towards their future. Or if you prefer give gift cards either one spend like cash and we all know how much they need money.

Graduation Gift Ideas


  • Laptop: If your high school grad is on their way to college, a laptop is a necessity. With the digital age expanding more each day, lessons, homework, and classes are all online. Keep your grad connected with a nice laptop for school or work.
  • Alarm Clock: At this moment in their life, mommy can’t wake them up for their day anymore. It is time for the graduate to make it on-their-own. I would suggest an alarm clock that requires them to get up like the LightningStore Clocky Running Clock. If they can’t catch the alarm clock, it won’t go off.
  • Luggage and Bags: Whether the graduate is going off on their own or going to college, they are going to need something for all their things. A nice luggage set is an ideal gift for a new graduate. The great thing about this gift is that they can use it for years to come and in all stages of life.

The folks over at Case Logic have lots of styles as well as colors to choose from when it comes to backpacks. But for Liz I decided the Berkley Backpack in Peacock was the perfect College Bag. Check out the video below for a birds-eye view of the bag.

Features of the Berkeley Backpack include:
Dedicated compartment for your 15.6” laptop and dedicated sleeve for your tablet

Cash-stash pocket on backpanel provides hidden storage for money and ID (I would have totally missed this one had I not gotten the bag!)

Asymmetrical electronics organization panel neatly stores various sizes of electronics and school or office accessories with generous pen pouch to accommodate pens, highlighters and pencils

Suitcase style opening on main compartment allows high visibility for packing and easy access to items

Berkeley Backpack

Articulating shoulder straps seamlessly move to accommodate various body types

Oversized zippers provide smooth access and are wide enough to attach a luggage lock for extra security

Removable, adjustable sternum strap offers extra support when toting heavy items

Mesh side pockets conveniently store water bottles easily within reach

Durable polyester material withstands your ever-changing schedule and fresh colors offer a stylish solution for a multi-purpose bag

It is a very high quality bag that is lightweight weighing only 1.81 pounds it is perfect for all graduates.

At only $59.99 this is the perfect Graduation Gift for all high school graduates. Because of it’s high quality it will make it through four years of college and provide Liz with a stylish bag that protects her technology too. That makes both parents and kids happy and we all know how hard that is to do! 😉

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Whether a high school graduate is on their way out the door or off to college these gifts will help them along the way. What other gifts have you found to be useful for a high school grad?

Graduation Gift Ideas