Your grandson has put in the work and will be graduating soon. You are so proud of him and want to reward his effort, however, you are unsure of what to get as a gift. You are looking for something that speaks volume, something he will not forget in a minute, and something that will always remind him of how proud you are of him. You are looking for the best high school graduation gifts for grandsons you can find.
- In this article, you will find amazing sentimental gifts for high school graduates no matter your budget. We have grouped our 23 gift ideas into 3 subheadings namely; 1) Special high school gifts for grandson, 2) Gifts for high school boys, and, 3) Personalized high school graduation gifts.
You might find our article titled “College graduation gifts from parents” also useful.
SPECIAL HIGH SCHOOL GIFTS FOR GRANDSON
1. GRANDSON ENGRAVED BASKETBALL GIFT
Highschool is one milestone out of a few others your grandson will be crossing. The perfect high school graduation gifts for him will be items that will keep him motivated as he continues to soar. This inspirational basketball fits well. If your grandson is into basketball, or sports in general and you are looking for a relatable gift, we suggest this engraved inspirational basketball as a gift, it is perfect. The message on the ball is motivating. It is an item that he will look at and cherish for a lifetime.
- The ball is sturdy
- The engravings are clear and beautifully written/positioned on the ball
- It is perfect for outdoors and indoors
- A few customers complained of grammatical errors on their balls.
A lovely high school graduation gift
2. ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS BALLPOINT PEN
This “achieve your dream” ballpoint pen is a simple yet elegant gift. The quote is both motivating, and encouraging and since it’s coming from a grandma or grandpa, the pen becomes extra special.
This pen has a rubber stylus tip that allows you to use your touchscreen device without touching it and a flashlight at the bottom end of the pen.
- The pen pretty and lightweight
- It has an attractive design and packaging
- It is worth its price
- The seller does not offer customizing options for this pen.
Elegant pen. This is a special high school gift for grandsons.
3. WISE OWL TRINKET BOX
Owls are associated with being wise and learned. This positive association makes them symbolic in the educational/intellectual spheres. Get your grandson this wise owl trinket box as a graduation gift. This trinket box is not only aesthetically pleasing but also a relevant gift for the occasion. It will act as a good decor on his shelf, and good storage for precious jewelry.
- Impeccable craftsmanship
- The vintage look is attractive
- It is worth its price
- This is not a metal box, it was only coated with bronze paint
- It is a small trinket box that can fit in a couple of items. The ad picture makes the box look bigger than it is
This box is all sort of gorgeous, plus it is well made. A thoughtful gift for grandson from grandmother/grandfather for high school graduation
4. GRADUATION CORGI
Is your grandson a dog lover? This plush is perfect for any dog lover graduating. It is small, cuddly, fluffy, and soft. We love its cute and happy-looking face. Your grandson will be ‘awwed’. If you wish to make a gift box that includes this Corgi dog, you can also add a graduation mug, Ferrero Rocher chocolate, an inspirational keyholder, and a graduate congratulatory figurine to the gift box. All these gift suggestions are on our gift list.
- Cute and adorable plush
- Cuddly and it is perfect for any dog lover graduating
- The plush is well-made and would last for as long as your grandson wants to keep it
- We do not think that this Corgi should be the only gift if you decide to give it
This is an adorable high school graduation gift for grandsons.
5. GRADUATION MUG
Even if you are not hyped about giving mugs in general, you might have a second thought about this graduation gown and cap mug. It looks oddly cute in person and the packaging is probably the most loved feature of this mug. It is like unwrapping a present. We think it is a fun graduation item that is worth giving. It is a keepsake item.
- The mug is microwave and dishwasher safe
- Brilliant packaging
- The graduation design is really cute
- A few customers complained that they got chipped mugs. The good thing however is that the company is willing to replace broken mugs.
It is a cool graduation mug
6. GRADUATE CONGRATULATORY FIGURINE
This Disney’s Ludwig Von Drake congratulatory figurine is a funny graduation gift that might get your grandson smiling on his special day.
- The figurine is cute and well-made
- Appropriate for the occasion
- The character is fun and relatable
- Prone to chipping or breaking depending on how it is being handled
If you are looking for funny high school graduation gifts, add this item to your list.
7. SHOOT FOR THE MOON INSPIRATIONAL KEEPSAKE & PAPERWEIGHT
For someone who still has some educational height to attain, this item is perfect. Keep your grandson motivated with this inspirational keepsake item, it will last him a lifetime.
- The wordings are clearly and beautifully written
- The gift is simple, elegant, and appropriate for a high school graduation
- The message is inspiring
- A customer suggested that the message be written with colorful inks as opposed to just white and we agree. It will make this item pop.
8. SAVAGE METAL EDISON STEAMPUNK LAMP
The perfect high school graduation gift for a geeky grandson will be this Steampunk Edison metal lamp. It is unique, aesthetically pleasing, a collector’s item, and durable too. This cool item is something he will not forget in a bit.
- Great decor
- Easy to assemble
- The vintage light bulb is not included in the package
This is a unique gift
9. CHOCOLATE GIFT BOX
Add a box of Ferrero Rocher to his special day. The unique taste and quality of this chocolate make it one of the best snacks for winners.
- The creamy taste and crunchiness of this chocolate is divine
- Most Ferrero Rocher chocolate taste fresh
- This is probably one of the snacks you can comfortably give without fear of it being liked.
- The packaging is classy and fits any special occasion
- It is possible for the packaging to arrive dented if the box was poorly handled in transit
A mouth watery high school graduation gift
10. FUN GRADUATION T-SHIRT
Rock this ‘high school complete’ t-shirt to his graduation and cheer him on as he received his certificate. It will be a fun and humbling experience for him. Cool grandparents are on demand, he’ll be happy to have you.
- The t-shirt is breathable
- It comes in different sizes and mature colors
- The design is cool and fun
- The shirt shrinks and should not be exposed to a lot of heat. It is best to also hand wash it.
- If you are looking for a long-lasting tee, this shirt might not be ideal. We however think it’s a perfect one-day celebratory t-shirt for the family.
Although this t-shirt might not last, it is still perfect for the occasion.
11. INSPIRATIONAL KEYCHAIN
He has dreams and desires for his life and even the smallest of gifts like this inspirational keychain can keep him motivated.
- A pretty and durable keepsake keychain
- Simple, cute, and affordable item.
- It comes in a little pretty box
- It is a small keychain
This is a pretty little inspirational fuel to keep him fired up.
GIFTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL BOYS
12. MINI RETRO BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
He now has enough time on his hands for some adventure before he decides to take his next big step. A cool gadget he will find very useful in his outdoor adventures will be this mini retro bluetooth speaker. It has quick connectivity, allows up to 4hrs music play time, and can be recharged with a bluetooth speaker. Apart from the retro design of this bluetooth speaker, its tiny size is another attractive feature for a lot of young people.
- It has good sound quality
- Solid packaging
- Easy to use
- The battery life is short but not bad compared to some brands out there.
A highly recommended high school graduation gift for grandson.
13. LEATHER SHOES FOR MEN
A good fashion item for graduation, higher institution, and or a new job will make a good graduation gift. This formal leather shoe is for young and vibrant young men like your grandson and he did be pleased to get them.
- Customers that have bought it are pleased with the quality of the shoe
- The colors and design of the shoe makes it versatile for various occasion
- We can’t say much about the sizing of each pair but a customer has complained about these shoes coming in bigger sizes.
14. 1080P HD PROJECTOR
Personal space is a big deal for high schoolers. Once your grandson has graduated, he might start seeking to rent his own space or modifying his current space. He might not have enough to get a tv for himself but with a projector like this one, he gains a little independence. This gadget is equally convenient in ways television isn’t.
- It is portable
- It has a great picture and sound quality
- It has multiple ports for different types of connection
- The Wifi connectivity, projector mount, and the fan’s noise has been a deal-breaker for some customers
The projector still comes highly recommended.
15. LOVERY SPA KIT
Now he is done with high school stress, he deserves a bit of pampering to ease his body and mind. This Lovery spa kit will make a good relaxation gift.
- Attractive packaging
- Well scented range of products
- The only problem you will have with the kit is the condition it will arrive in. If it is poorly handled in transit, the packaging and product will arrive damaged.
Amazing product. Opening the box feels great.
16. FUJIFILM INSTAX INSTANT CAMERA
Another fun gadget you can get your grandson will be this Fujifilm instant camera. This camera is by no means a professional camera and therefore the quality of pictures it produces will be a far cry from a pro camera. This is rather a fun camera that provides a way to record one’s moments with its “snap on the go” feature. He can create a yearbook by getting quick fun pictures with his friends before they part ways. This gadget will also be useful on fun trips, get-together parties, and day-to-day activities.
- It is easy to use
- A quick way to share memorable pictures with friends
- The quality of pictures it produces is not bad
- Very portable
- The film is not cheap.
- A few customers have had issues with the quality of pictures the camera produced
This is a yay high school graduation gift. Check out our article on Gifts for a teenage photographer, it might come in handy when you least expect it.
17. FOSSIL MEN’S LEATHER WATCH
One gift you can’t go wrong giving is a wristwatch. It fits into everyone’s fashion outlook and therefore is a valuable gift. Surprise your grandson with this leather strap watch as a graduation gift. It is a dynamic watch, very mature and at the same time youthful. You can also get this watch engraved in some US and Canadian Fossil shops.
- A simple and elegant watch
- Made with quality material
- From a reputable online brand
- Blends easily with many outfits
- Sturdy and comfortable
- Come in a really pretty box
- Value for money
- Although the watch is water-resistant, it is not advisable to dive with this watch
This is a perfect watch for teenagers.
18. BOSE NOISE CANCELLING HEADSET
Although graduating from high school comes with a lot of excitement, it also comes with stressors. School leavers often worry about life after high school and one way they try to reach an ‘equilibrium’ by chilling as much as they can either through music, movies and or games (video). During their chill time, a headset like this can add to the experience.
- Good battery life
- Great sound quality
- Easy connectivity
- It is a sleek headset too
- Repairing the headset does not come cheap
This is a cool headset. It will make a good high school graduation gift.
19. IRON FLASK THERMO MUG
Make a high school graduation gift box and include this lovely flask as one of the gifts. This flask is a great item to have. It stores cold water for a long time which will be great for all his outdoor adventures. The flask also looks cool.
- It is easy to clean and maintain.
- Comes in various sizes
- Beautifully designed
- A few customers have gotten faulty lids.
This is a good item for a teenager to have but we do not advise that you give him this flask alone as a graduation gift. Add something more to this gift.
20. HOODIE LEATHER JACKET
He is now a big guy and will be up-ing his fashion style soon. Send him a nice leather jacket as a graduation gift and we recommend this one. The quality is great, and the design is lovely. The hoodie is detachable and the jacket is soft and comfortable.
You can make this jacket a little special by customizing his name and or a special message in it. However, the sellers do not offer this option.
PERSONALIZED HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION GIFTS
21. PERSONALIZED NECKLACE PENDANT
A customized photo of your grandson with a beautiful graduation message on a dog tag is an enduring gift; one that he will continue to cherish throughout his life.
- The picture clarity for this tag is great
- It provides you the opportunity to express your feelings in your own words
- It is a sturdy and durable gift
- It is important to send a high-resolution picture for a better outcome.
This is a great item.
22. PERSONALIZED BOBBLEHEAD GRADUATION FIGURINE
Watch as he chuckles when he opens up his gift to find a bobblehead figurine of himself. He won’t be expecting this funny gift from grandma but he will appreciate it big time.
- The quality of the bobblehead is fantastic
- It is equally a good replica of a person
- Fast shipping; it will arrive on time for his graduation
This bobblehead is well-made and would last for a long time. It is a cute keepsake item and would make a fun graduation gift for grandsons.
23. PERSONALIZED MINIATURE COMPASS GIFT
It is always our desire that our loved ones choose paths that will lead them to greatness. Wish him well with this personalized miniature compass gift.
- The box provides an option to include personal messages. You can make your message as unique and heartfelt as you want.
- The compass is well-made and durable
- If only it could point to hidden treasures.
A beautiful keepsake gift to grandson and a perfect high school graduation gift for him.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What should I get my grandson for graduation?
Get him gifts that propel him for the future, gifts that show him that you are proud of him, and gifts that he will cherish for a long time. We have listed 23 of these gift ideas, from cool gadgets to cool fashion outfits. Some of our favorites are; the personalized bobblehead figurine, noise-canceling headset, wise owl trinket box, steampunk Edison lamp, and inspirational basketball.
2. How much money should grandparents give for high school graduation?
There is no specific amount but a 100 dollar and more will make a good graduation gift. Check our article on Creative ways to give money for graduation.
High school is not an easy phase for so many teenagers and therefore getting through it is a big win that ought to be celebrated. In this article, we listed 23 interesting items you can get your grandson to make this milestone a special one for him. We hope that you find our gift ideas helpful.
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