For the past year, and probably for at least another year or two, graduations have been a bit unconventional. Both high school and college graduations have been largely relocated to an online ceremony via Zoom due to safety concerns that surround large gatherings of people. The old cap and gown tradition has been reduced to a much smaller ceremony, which can leave those of us celebrating our favorite high schooler’s graduation without the option of throwing a party in their honor.
Even though high school graduation looks different, it’s still a huge milestone to reach, and one that deserves celebration and recognition. If you’re looking at ways to celebrate your guy’s graduation, here are some of the best high school graduation gifts for him.
Cool Tech Stuff
Most guys at this age are going to want some cool tech stuff, and who can blame them? With all the cutting-edge technology that seems to be coming out every other day, there are some cool tech accessories and toys that make great graduation gifts for your high schooler.
Here are just a few of them.
Wallet and Key Trackers
If your newly-grad is infamous for losing just about anything and everything (the guy who would lose his head if it wasn’t attached to his neck), give him a gift that will help him get his stuff together. A solar-powered wallet tracker that emits both sounds and LED lights will make it easier to find these essential items when he inevitably loses them. The best part about it is since it is solar-powered, they don’t have to remember to charge it or replace the batteries to keep it working.
If the high schooler you’re buying a grad gift for is always blasting his favorite music, do him and yourself a favor and get him some wireless earbuds. This way, whether he’s walking to class on a college campus, or jamming out on lunch break at work, he can do so hands-free and in peace.
Okay, these might not be the most fun gifts you could give, but they are going to be super useful to him in the long run. He may not be thinking about getting some of these gifts for himself, but they will make his daily life run a bit more smoothly.
A New Wallet
A new wallet is a great place to keep all that graduation money he’ll be getting, along with his driver’s license, school ID, and possibly his first-ever credit card (oof). Getting him a slick, slim new RFID-blocking wallet that’s sure to last will help keep him from having to use that same old leather bifold until it falls apart.
Some newer wallets feature click-activated secret card pockets, along with cool money clips for cash. A smart wallet like this is sure to be a winner at the graduation party no matter how small that party may be.
A New Bike
If you’re willing to spend a little extra cash, a bike can be a great high school graduation gift. Though it’s not a new car (because that’s kind of a lot) a bike can help them navigate to places that are sort of close but also too far to walk and can give them a good, active hobby to keep themselves occupied on slow weekends.
If your high school grad is going off to college, a bike will make their commute between classes a breeze.
If You Don’t Have Time
If you just realized that you have to be at a graduation tomorrow, or you missed your cousin’s graduation that was a week ago (oops), you can never go wrong with cold hard cash. No matter what you end up giving their high school grad, make sure they know that you’re proud of them for making it out during this rough year.