14 Great Gifts for 2021 High School Grads
What a year it's been for the Class of 2021! Whether your teen is heading to college in the fall, taking a gap year, or job-hunting, treat them to something that will help celebrate their accomplishments and get them ready for the next stage in life with one of these thoughtful high school graduation gift ideas.
Prep: The Essential College Cookbook
A mom of teens, Katie Sullivan Morford, a registered dietitian, serves up a helpful and engaging guide to kitchen basics (from chopping an onion to a pantry supply list) plus simple recipes like Loaded Nachos and Sheet-Pan Chicken and Potatoes. If the grad will be cooking at least some of their meals (many colleges have dorm kitchens), pair this book with a great all-purpose pan or supermarket gift card.
Vera Bradley x Lana Condor Recycled Cotton Campus Backpacks
The perfect size and style for college students, this recycled cotton backpack comes in fun solid colors ranging from summer rain (blue) to citronella glow (yellow). It contains a padded laptop compartment and a variety of pockets and pouches for all their stuff.
Alleyoop Must-Haves Set
For grads with early morning wake-up calls and limited space, this kit will be a lifesaver, and you’ll forever be the hero for gifting it. It includes a razor for showerless shaving, all-natural deodorant, plus a makeup pen that’s a highlighter, lipliner, and eyeliner all in one!
Make sure they never forget about a meet-up with you. These reusable sticky notes, planners, and personal-size whiteboards are a great way for teens to keep all their homework, work schedule, and other commitments organized.