Graduation season is here! It is so important to honor those special graduates in our lives, but it can get expensive too. I always want to celebrate graduations so we came up with some inexpensive gift ideas that won’t break the bank. Check out our list of high school graduations gifts on a budget.
We happily receive announcements from friends and family that are graduating from preschool to high school. While I wonder, how does it all happen so fast? I am also thinking, how can I acknowledge them all? While I realize that the gift of money is probably the most popular (and maybe the most desired), my budget is telling me to look for other options. I have some great inexpensive ideas to give graduation gifts on a budget.
Most of the announcements I received this year are for high school graduations. I thought I would share with you some other inexpensive gift options that are still very useful and all the suggestions are less than $15.
Graduation Gifts on A Budget
- Journal book – for their notes, action items, bullet journals and other thoughts with a sentiment written inside.
- Travel Mug – with some coffee, tea or hot chocolate packets. Nice for those study sessions they will be having.
- Books – a finance book or cookbook (or a local guidebook if the recipient is going away to college).
- Framed Inspiration – take a favorite quote or inspiring poem and frame it.
- Tote or sports bag – people always need these for the gym, beach or hiking explorations.
- Weekend getaway bag – something for them to take what they need on a weekend trip.
- Gift Bag or Basket – with highlighters, post-its, and supplies from the dollar store.
- Gift cards to fast food eateries near their home (or college). Dorm food gets old fast and it is a nice way to treat them to a meal out. Think coffee, sandwich and ice cream places.
- Advice Jar – collect advice from friends and family on index cards and put them all in a jar to send off with the student.
What are your suggestions for low-cost graduation gifts?
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