9 High School Graduation Gifts that Turn Tradition on Its Head

Whether your graduate is off to college, about to begin their career, or taking a gap year to figure out their next move, The Grommet has thoughtful gifts they will treasure no matter their path.

(Shopping for a college graduate? We’ve got you covered too!)

Axel & Ash Inspirational travel journals - My Bucket List

Axel and Ash – Inspirational Travel Journals

Encourage your high school graduate to jot down their life list, experiences that are a must, and goals they want to achieve (someday) in this beautifully made, inspirational journal. Inside the embossed, cloth-wrapped cover are pages designed to give them the space to write it all. Plus, there are questions, quotes, and interviews peppered throughout to help them feel inspired and get motivated.

Shop now – $34.95

PIORAMA adjustable duffle bag, goes from overnight to weekender

PIORAMA – Adjustable Duffle Bag

Why not give your graduate something they’ll have for a long time?  This expandable duffel bag can be every bag they might need. The convertible design grows from a day to weekend size, and then once more to suit longer trips. It can be worn three ways, too—on the shoulder, cross-body, or as a backpack. Fashionable, useful, and something they will remember you by.

Shop Now – $149

Precious Metal Prints state love pendant necklace, Texas

Precious Metal Prints – State Love Pendant Necklace

Give your high school graduate a give they will treasure with this State Love Pendant from Precious Metal Prints. Made in the USA, this matte-finish sterling silver state pendant is a beautiful way to show state pride, and is easily customizable so that your graduate can take a piece of home with them, wherever they go.

Shop Now – $54.95

SOLIDTEKNICS Ferritic stainless steel cookware

SOLIDTEKNICS – Ferritic Stainless Steel Cookware

These Australian-made AUS-ION steel pans are created from one seamless piece of iron (steel). The dense material cooks similarly to cast iron, but is lighter and thinner. The result is a hard-core pan that heats evenly and maneuvers easily. The durable pans are built to last a lifetime, making them the perfect gift for any new grad.

Shop Now – Starting at $99.95

Tactile Craftworks – Etched Leather Map Journal

A modern take on an ancient craft, these Made in the USA etched leather notebook covers showcase your favorite city. The supple leather hides are sourced from a local Milwaukee tannery, then hand cut and laser-engraved with antique, early 20th-century maps of American towns. The included Moleskin notebook is replaceable, so your graduate can always carry their thoughts in something beautiful that’s Made for a Lifetime.

Shop Now – $118

Palmpress single-serve coffee press, make coffee for one

Palmpress – Single-Serve Coffee Press

This reusable personal coffee press makes coffeehouse-quality brew anywhere. It’s a simple way to hand-pour one cup at a time. Fill it with coffee grounds and hot water, wait three minutes, flip it over onto a cup or mug, press down, and that’s voila!  It’s the perfect gift to help your graduate start their day, and career, off right.

Shop Now – $39

ZIIIRO bold minimalist unisex watches

ZIIIRO – Bold Minimalist Watches

The ZIIIRO Eclipse watch takes a bold approach to telling time. The standout watch face forgoes numbers and the typical hands, using black and white to mark the passing of time. A stainless steel casing and strap, along with water-resistant quartz movement, make this timepiece a sleek gift for any young adult.

Shop Now – Starting at $199

Black Ink Monogrammed notepad stationary, perfect for elegant note-taking

Black Ink – Notepad Stationery

The thick notepad blocks from Black Ink pull double duty by letting users move between to-do lists and writing letters. Fold a heavyweight paper page to fit into a standard business envelope, and—voila! It’s now fine stationery.  Perfect for keeping track of goals, assignments, memories, and writing thank-you notes after graduation.

Shop Now – $36

American Benchcraft - Caliber Money Clip, a slim money holder you can carry in your pocket

American Benchcraft – Caliber Money Clip

These American-made money clips are handcrafted from premium vegetable-tanned leather and secured with metal fasteners. Made without thread stitching and built to last, these money clips are perfect for slipping into a shirt, pant, or coat pocket for a sleek and minimal look, and can be personalized for your recipient.

Shop Now – Starting at $29

To the Class of 2019, On behalf of all of us here at The Grommet, we would like to say congratulations, because in the words of Dr. Seuss, “You’re off to Great Places!  You’re off and away!” After four years full of unforgettable moments, memories, and friends, you are off to your next adventure backed with knowledge, experience, and a team of loved ones cheering you on.

To the family and friends of the Class of 2019, congratulations, this is your day too!  You fed, clothed, taught, inspired, and loved them all the way to the finish line, and now your legacies are about to embark on their next big step.  This is as much your moment as theirs. We know this is a bittersweet time, but this is the moment when you must trust that you’ve given them the knowledge and skills to be courageous, kind, and successful in their next chapter, and send them off armed with 18 years of unique experiences, and fabulous high school graduation gifts.

No matter who you are celebrating this graduation season, we can help ensure you give them a gift they will not only have for a long time but that they will always treasure because it came from you!

Looking for more high school graduation gifts? Browse our entire collection of Graduation Gifts!

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