With graduation season in full force, I have been putting together some fun and useful gifts while trying not to break the bank.
Whether you are looking for graduation gifts for your sister, your brother or just general graduation gift baskets ideas, we have you covered. A graduation gift basket is a nice way of presenting smaller gifts together for a more substantial overall gift without breaking the bank.
Be sure to check out my graduation gifts for best friend article too.
I recently shared some great cheap graduation gifts on a budget and today I am sharing some fun ideas for high school graduation gifts. I've also got some free printable graduation gift tags for you too.
If you have a high school student graduating this year, you probably know quite a few people whom you would like to acknowledge and I have a great graduation gift idea for you that retails for $10-12, thanks to the dollar store. If you have your own basket and filling, this gift price drops down to $10.
It is so easy and fun to put together a basket of good graduation gifts for the graduating student. This is what the final gift looks like.
Be sure to grab your free graduation gift tags below:
Inexpensive Graduation Gift Basket - Item Suggestions
Here is a closer look at what is inside. Every dollar store is different, so you may find a variety at your favorite dollar spot.
First, we have:
- Erasable whiteboard - for to-do lists and reminders.
- Colored marker sets - fine line and calligraphy.
- A small box of chocolates for a sweet treat.
- toolset is helpful for any teen.
- A laundry bag so they can do their laundry (yay!)
- A brush and comb set.
- a fast drying shower towel
- scented soaps and body washes
- Peppermints - these are great for freshening breath, to ease a sore throat or just for a sweet snack. Lined note pad - who doesn't need these?
- Highlighters and index cards - perfect if they are going on to college.
- A phone stand or charger is always very helpful.
- washi tapes
- a scarf or socks
- a baseball cap
- t shirts
Here are a few other cheap graduation gift ideas from the dollar store:
- Summer Toiletry items
- Beauty items
- Playing Cards
- flip-flops - kids can never have enough of these and they come in a ton of varieties.
- Tea packets
- Flip flops
- Office Supplies
- A gift card to the dollar store
Assembling the Basket
You can find a tub and the decorative filling for only about buck apiece.
If you have basket's already, you have just saved yourself more money. Dollar stores will often have tulle ribbon which is great for making bows. Again, this costs about $1.00 to $1.25.
The put everything in the basket. Start with the larger items first. Then add some tissue paper or filling so that other smaller items sit on the top. You do not need to fill the entire basket. You can roll up a couple of newspapers to fill the bottom.
Don't forget to add a gift tag. I have a free downloadable one below.
But we are not done yet. I added some tulle leftover from my last dollar store project and a cute tag. I am attaching a printable for the tags because greeting cards are terribly expensive these days. Just click on the link below and you are ready to attach to your gift.
Free Graduation Gift Tag Printable
Congrats Graduate Tags Note: These are best printed on card stock (2) per page.
We hope you enjoyed this graduation gift idea for him and her.
Be sure to check out my inexpensive high school graduation gift ideas too.
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