31 Best Graduation Gifts For Her That Show How Much You Care

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Finding that perfect graduation gift can be really hard. But do you know what's even harder? Finding graduation gifts for HER!

Let's be real, girls can be really hard to pick out gifts for. She is in such an exciting part in her life where everything is changing and you want to find her something that shows her just how much you care.

Whether you are a friend, parent, sister, or boyfriend, these gifts will be used over and over and will remind her of the amazing support group she has in this new phase of her life.

This post shows you the most popular graduation gifts for her.

Graduation Gifts for Her: 

1. Silk Pillowcase 

These are POPULAR right now and it's for good reason.

Not only is this a very budget friendly graduation gift for her, it really does make your hair smoother and helps prevent damage. Which with how bad the water is in college, you need this to help liven up your hair and skin.

This would be a great graduation gift idea for a daughter, or anyone in your life who cares about better sleep, skin, and hair. 

2. Tile - Key Finder

If the graduate is known for losing things, a Tile will save their college life! 

A Tile can easily be put on a key chain and tracks where it is through an app. Surprisingly, it's actually very inexpensive!

3. Towel Wrap

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PSA: These are the BEST! Hands down the most used gift I got when I graduated high school. 

Whether you have to walk down a co-ed dorm hall or are sharing a bathroom with roommates, this helps the graduate from any towel disasters that could happen.

You can make it a little more special for the graduate by customizing one with their initials on Etsy.

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4. HydroFlask Water Bottle

If you want a gift you know the graduate will like, get her a Hydro Flask.

I would recommend getting the Hydro Flask with a straw like the ones above. They are more popular than the ones that don't have the straw.

While choosing high school graduation gifts for her this is the current "IT" item that everyone is wanting and using especially college students.  

5. AirPods

AirPods are another item that is guaranteed to be seen a million times when walking around a college campus.

From everyone that has them, they swear they could not function without these (a little dramatic, but you know us college students ;))

6. Workout Clothes

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Workout clothes are a college students uniform.

If you're going to buy the graduate workout clothes, we recommend getting them from Lululemon, Outdoor Voices. For a cheaper option, 90 Degree's is the most popular (on Amazon!). A great graduation gift idea for sure!

7. Apple Watch

This is a great graduation gift for those graduating high school and those graduating college.

From working out to staying organized with appointments and other reminders, an Apple Watch is a present that will be loved by many!

8. Amazon Echo

An Amazon Echo is such a fun addition to any dorm room and is perfect for playing music with friends, setting timers, or turning off the lights.

I use this almost everyday, as well as a ton of my college friends.

There is also a mini version called an Echo Dot that is less expensive.

9. Inspirational Mug

Let's be real, one of the hardest parts of college is staying up late to finish paper or cram for that exam.

Sometimes you just NEED a coffee and the perfect way to stay motivated is with a cute inspirational mug to sip it from.

It's also a great reminder for her to know that even on hard days, she can do it.

10. iPad Pro With Pen

SO many students are converting from notebooks to iPads to take notes in class. Everywhere I look I am seeing more and more people with an Ipad in their hands. I have to admit, this is such a great graduation gift idea for college (um, I want one!).

If you choose to get the graduate an iPad pro, don't forget to get the pen also!

11. Backpack 

If you want to get the graduate a gift that they will truly use, get them a backpack that will fit their laptop.

A North Face backpack is by far the most popular backpack for college students, but I have a whole post with other really cute (and practical) options here: 22 Most Popular College Bags For Girls This Year.

12. Amazon Subscription

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Did you know that you can gift someone a year of Amazon Prime?!

College students survive off of Amazon, especially if they aren't bringing a car to campus. Having Amazon Prime allows them to get packages much sooner and saves them money. 

13. Day Designer Planner

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You no longer get your handheld by teachers when you head off to college and having a planner that keeps you organized is an essential for college students.

I swear by my Day Designer. It is the best planner I have ever used.

 (I'm seriously obsessed, this thing organizes my whole life...I also got the cheaper version and it has everything I need. I think the $69 dollar one is a little overkill and not worth it.)

14. Perfume Sampler

This is SO COOL.

Sephora is offering their most popular fragrances in a sample box. Once you decide which one is your favorite, you get a voucher that you can take into any Sephora store and get a full-size of your selected perfume. How awesome is that?!

Everyone girl likes to smell good but no one really want to spend money on perfume which makes this such a perfect gift.

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15. College Apparel

How comfortable does this crewneck look?! This will be a sweatshirt that the graduate will have forever (and one day, her daughter will be stealing just like all of us college girls did with our moms old sweatshirts ;)).

This is a perfect way to get any graduate excited for school, and a perfect gift when it comes to college graduation gifts for her.

Also, don't worry...this crewneck comes in ALL different schools logos!

16. Fuzzy Throw Blanket

Majority of the time, it can almost be guaranteed that a college dorm is going to be cold during the winter months. This is the perfect cozy blanket to accessorize your dorm and keep you warm.

My dorm was super drafty and cold so one of these blankets saved my life.

17. Polaroid Camera

Using polaroid pictures in your dorm room decor is really popular right now, but to get those pictures you need a polaroid camera!

If you read any of our dorm decor posts on By Sophia Lee, you can see just how popular using polaroid pictures really is! {read: 9 Genius Ways To Decorate Your Dorm Room Walls}

18. Suitcase

With trips home, vacations with friends, or study abroad trips, a suitcase that you can rely on is a must.

PS! I just recently invested in a similar suitcase and I felt so grown up purchasing it!

19. Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Walking on campus, it's clear to see just how many girls love this pair of sunglasses.

You can't go wrong with Ray Bans and this classic aviator style is one guaranteed to stay in style for years to come.

This is my go-to pair of sunglasses and I'm still obsessed with them (even though I purchased them three years ago!).

20. Wildflower Phone Case

Can you really go wrong with an adorable phone case?

Wildflower phone cases are extremely popular because they are cute but also do a great job at protecting your phone.

I have about 15 cases from them and get so many compliments. I know a lot of my friends in sororities love these!

21. Jade Roller

It's never too early to start focusing on your skin, right?!

Jade rollers are all the rage right now and after using one personally for a few months, I've seen a big difference. It's majorly helped de-puff my face in the morning and is the perfect addition to my self-care routine. 

22. Personalized Ring

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The graduate in your life will LOVE this. I am seriously about to go order one of these for myself because they are so cute and something that you can have forever.

Jewelry is one of the most classic graduation gifts for girls and it makes it even more special with the customization this ring offers.

23. Little Cactus Plants

Small cactus plants are super popular to decorate with now-a-days. Especially among teenage girls. They can make a room feel much more cozy and would make a super cute and unique graduation gift!

24. Comfy Pajamas 

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With the stress that college can bring, being able to wind down at night in matching pajamas really does make a difference in feeling more put together.

These are one of my favorite sets of pajamas because they are inexpensive and so soft!

25. Mantra Band Bracelet

This bracelet is not only super cute, but also the perfect daily reminder to the graduate. 

Bonus- it's surprisingly inexpensive. 

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26. Small Vacuum

I know this is a silly graduation gift, but I;m telling you...this thing is the BEST! So far this little guy has gone through both my dorm and sister's dorm because we love it so much. 

AND, it's under $20! Such a great practical graduation gift idea.

27. Motivational Book

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College is one of the most exciting times in life but it is also a time when we doubt ourselves the most. This book (with some cash taped to the front cover) is the perfect graduation gift for her!

28. Key Pouch

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If you're looking for a special graduation gift under $15, this one is for you! 

Key's can be so expensive so why lose them? I have one of these key pouches to hold my cards, cash and My keys so I have everything I need all In one. Instead of having to worry about remembering your purse, this item is the best thing ever when it comes to going out!

Fun Fact: Bee's are ALL the rage these days because of Gucci's similar bee pattern,  you can get this item for under $15  while looking trendy.

29. Spotify Gift Card

This is one of the graduation gifts that college students would love.

Walking around you always see people with headphones in either listening to music, or podcasts and you can do all of that with Spotify.

We all hate paying every month for our subscription services especially being in college spending the extra money a month could be difficult. This is the perfect graduation gifts idea for her.

30. Tool Kit

It's time for the real world which means that things are going to break/need to be opened.

I definitely saw a lot of my friends receiving this as a graduation gift because there will be times when we do not have our mom or dad to fix something for us. We are officially adults with this tool kit! 

31. Ramen Noodle cooker

Ramen is a staple for most college students or even college graduates who are new adults. This cooker will make it much easier as well as quicker to cook Ramen and noodles.


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