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50 White Elephant Gifts for Any Time of the Year

Trying to find the perfect gift for your white elephant party? We got you. Our gift guide will help you choose the best white elephant gift.

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This post is all about white elephant gifts.

White Elephant swaps are gift exchanges where you buy a present that anyone playing can choose from.

Finding the perfect gift for this game is always daunting, whether it be for family, significant others, or friends. Expectations for every person and every occasion are different. 

While most people have gift swaps during the winter holiday season, having a White Elephant event as a graduation or birthday celebration can be fun. 

All items can be found with an easy Amazon search or from small businesses on Etsy, a site useful for finding personalized items. 

Each of these 50 White Elephant gifts can be bought for any occasion. Most are also affordable for college students on a tight budget. 

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White Elephant Gifts Everyone Will Fight For

1. Travel Water Bottles

Collapsible bottle leak-proof travel water bottle 600ml sports bottle portable water bottle outdoor mountaineering large capacity waterproof and heat-resistant …


In between classes, work, and leisure or social time, it’s easy to forget to drink water. And coffee often tends to be the drink of choice in any young person’s lives, they

may forget to drink enough water because they drink so much coffee instead. Gifting a reusable water bottle may nudge your friend into drinking enough water each day. 

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2. Unisex “SpongeBob SquarePants” Socks

Odd Sox, Unisex, Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants Socks, Cartoon Novelty Socks

Amazon offers various options with different “SpongeBob” characters on these socks. What else is there to say here except “Are you ready kids?”

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3. Mood Rings

5 Pieces Stainless Steel Changing Color Mood Ring Unisex Temperature Emotion Ring

Once upon a time, having a mood ring seemed like a rite of passage. 

Grouped with slap bracelets, glow-in-the-dark jewelry, and silly bands, mood rings can bring a sense of nostalgia. It was always so interesting to watch the rings change colors.

Buying one for a White Elephant swap can make your friends remember better times. It can even make a cool fashion statement and match any outfit. 

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4. Adult Coloring Book

125 Mandalas: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring 125 of the World’s Most Beautiful Mandalas for Stress Relief and Relaxation

My childish tendencies come out to play with this one because I love to color when I have spare time. Coloring is so relaxing and is a great way to express creativity. But I’ve never gotten the courage to buy this large adult coloring book. I wish someone would bring this to a gift exchange so that I could potentially end up with it.

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5. Rearview Mirror Middle Finger Pendant

FJKWLC Car Rear View Mirror Pendant Two Middle Finger Hand Car Auto Fashion Pendant Rearview Mirror Ornament Hang Charm Dangle Car-Styling

This one is not for everyone, but just in case someone happens to see this list, and you know the perfect person who would use it, here you go.

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6. Unicorn Plant Pot

Rainbow Unicorn Ceramic Container Plant Pot Planter

Keeping up with the pattern here is a unicorn plant pot because I find this so cool and would buy it in a heartbeat. As someone who loves horses, I find the idea of one with a colorful and mysterious horn cool. And I know others who would love this. Who knows, someone you know might like it too!

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7. Drawstring Unicorn Dabbing Bag

MSGUIDE Dabbing Unicorn Drawstring Backpack Bag Women & Men Sport Gym Sack Cinch Bag for Shopping Hiking Travel Beach

What else is there to say except it's magical and delicious, and one click away from becoming an inside joke. The inner kid in me is ready to send this link and make a funny joke about it before asking someone to buy it.

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8. Sloth T-Shirt

Lazy Is A Very Strong Word Sloth Gift T-Shirt for men woman

I think this pajama T-shirt is the best possible item to end this list. This shirt would be a great gift for a wide audience because sloths seem to be universally loved.

So many people I know can relate to the sloth’s laziness, sleepiness, and laid-back demeanor. Sloths are also cute and funny. 

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9. Crocs

Crocs Men's and Women's Classic Tie Dye Clog, Pastel Tie Dye, 7 Women / 5 Men

I had to make this last gift a genuine White Elephant gift, because no one would see Crocs coming. They are functional to wear both in and outside with little to no effort, and they come in many different designs.

Almost everyone loved wearing them once upon a time. Once again, they are the perfect step above leaving the house in slippers.

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Gifts for Self-Care and Organization

This section is perfect for anyone who has been under a lot of stress recently or needs to relax. These gifted items may just help someone get their energy and peace back,  which is an important thing. No matter what point of life someone is in, it’s always important to be comfortable and worry-free. 

10. Incense Pack

Natural Eucalyptus Incense Sticks [90 Pack with Holder] for Meditation, Focus, Cleansing & Positive Vibes | Charcoal Free Incense Sticks Made with Herbal Vedic Masala & Pure Essential Oils for Scent

Incense is one of my favorite things I’ve been using these last few years. To balance out mental stability and fall asleep better, I light these at night. As someone who loves a good scented room when I walk into my own space, this gift is a necessity for me.

A good scent makes me feel relaxed and puts a smile on my face after a long day. It helps me rebalance when it’s time to sit back and unwind. With self-care seeming more essential now than ever before, there’s plenty of scents and benefits to incense sticks. 

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11. Incense Censer

ComSaf Waterfall Backflow Incense Burner Ceramic, Handmade Small Portable Censer Incense Cone Holder Fountain, Aromatherapy Ornament Home Decor Yoga Meditation Relaxation Office Gift, Mountain

A censer is a container in which you burn incense sticks, so it pairs well with the incense pack. This is perfect for a user who likes or wants to try out incense. This item on Amazon is one of my favorites, but these censers do sell out quickly. 

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12. Rainbow Candle Light Set

Lily's Home Color Changing Everlasting Tealights Candles with 7 Rainbow Colors- Set of 12

Not only are these rainbow colors, but they also change colors! They can be used for signifying holidays and seasons. Similar to mood rings, these gifts can signify whatever mood someone wants their space to be. And the candle light set doesn’t have to be too bright for anyone who wants minimal light.

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13. Scentsy

EQUSUPRO 3D Glass Electric Wax Melt Warmer Wax Burner Melter Fragrance Warmer for Home Office Bedroom Living Room Gifts & Decor (3D Fireworks)

If candles or incense are not your friend’s or family member’s favorite things, the next best thing would be to get a wax warmer. These also have different scents that come in cheap little boxes and are good for relaxing.

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14. Face Scrub 

Brightening Vitamin C Face Scrub - Natural Cleansing Exfoliator - Blackhead Reducing Facial Mask - Deep Pore Cleanser - Gentle Exfoliant - Oily, Dry & Sensitive Skin - Green Tea & Coconut Water - 2oz

A lot of people I know have a skincare routine. It’s been monumental for me this last year to find facial scrubs that are refreshing and don’t cause breakouts. There are a lot of options out there, but I have found the best are ones that are smooth and natural. 

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15. ChapStick Pack 

Chapstick Total Hydration, 100% Natural Essential Oils Set - Collection of 4 Lip Balm Tubes 0.12 oz Each

A lot of people often forget to moisturize their lips, even during the harsh winter season. It’s important not to let your lips dry up. Putting on lip balm is a simple action that can make you feel like a new person.

This gift is a thoughtful and considerate one for White Elephant. No one can ever have too much ChapStick, so don’t be afraid of giving this pack as a gift.

The person who receives this self-care item can keep one in their bag, bedroom, and car. Plus, a ChapStick pack is a good holiday gift in general, even if you’re buying it for yourself. 

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16. Backrest Pillow

Ziraki Large Plush Shredded Foam Reading and TV Relax Pillow - Perfect for Adults, Teens, and Kids - for Bed Rest, Arm, Back, Pregnancy Lumbar & Head Neck Coccyx Lower Back Support Cushion

I own a pillow similar to this, but I wish mine sat up and was firmer like the ones I see online. Still, I use my old backrest pillow often. Even though it is a little worn down, I still use it while reading or watching a show in my bedroom. This pillow has good gift-giving potential for someone who likes to relax but could benefit from not slouching. 

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17. Plush Seal Pillow

Rainlin Chubby Blob Seal Pillow Plush Animal Toy Stuffed Seal Plushie Cotton Cute Pillow Gray 13.0 inch
I found this pillow by accident, but it’s the perfect, most unserious pillow to let out any emotions into. And I’m sure everyone, no matter what stage they are in, young adults, in particular, would love this.
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18. Chalkboard

TenXVI Designs 11x13" Magnetic Chalkboard Sign - Remove Legs to Vertically or Horizontally Hang or Stand - Perfect for Kitchen Countertop, Tabletops, Weddings, Home Decor - White

This gift can be used at any time and any season. A chalkboard makes a good, unique White Elephant present for anyone. Chalkboards can be used to write down special messages for another person in a household. It's nice leaving a special message for myself, a close family member, my best friend, or a significant other. You can even leave little reminders for yourself or cute drawings to liven up the space. 

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19. Planner

Planner 2021-2022, Monthly Weekly Daily Planner, Agenda Jan 2021-June 2022 Planner, Thick Paper, 18 Months, 200 Pages, 5.7" x 8.4" Black (5.7x8.4 Inch, Pack of 1)

Sometimes, people forget major events or don’t dedicate enough time to certain tasks. This is especially true for young adults. Important tasks get delayed because they slip the mind. Having a planner in a designated workspace at all times is so important.

A planner makes it simple to get into work mode. Having a list of priorities can help make tasks feel organized. I have tried different ways of organizing my schedule over the last three years. Using alarms, sticky notes, or phone notification often don’t help me be productive.

Organized words on a planner page help a lot in between meetings, jobs, work, or projects. It’s a game-changer when utilized to meet deadlines and maintain schedules. I think anyone would be grateful to choose this during a White Elephant exchange.

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20. Food Storage Container Sets

7 Pack Airtight Food Storage Container Set - Kitchen & Pantry Organization Containers - Labels & Chalk Marker - BPA Free Clear Plastic Kitchen and Pantry Organization Containers

This is one I would do because I’m very much a snacking person, and also very organized — to an extent. I love the idea of just opening a cabinet door and seeing right away what I want to eat. And like most people, I’m sure everyone knows someone like me that would love to have such control.

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21. Silverware Holder Set With Bamboo Wood Base

Sorbus Silverware Holder with Caddy for Spoons, Knives Forks, etc — Ideal for Kitchen, Dining, Entertaining, Buffet, Picnic, and More — Stainless Steel with Bamboo Wood Base

I can’t be the only person who loves to have their kitchen silverware organized along with other things. This one's pretty self-explanatory. This silverware holder set helps even those who aren’t the neatest people, and those who are going into adulthood.

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Physical Fitness Gifts

Maintaining physical health is important for everyone. Without moving for a period of time, people may feel exhausted. And once this feeling settles in, procrastination follows close behind. So it’s important to get up and move when possible, and these gifts are perfect to help with that. The solution to a sedentary lifestyle often involves certain equipment, which can make great gifts. 

22. Mobile Desk

SHW Height Adjustable Mobile Laptop Stand Desk Rolling Cart, Height Adjustable from 28'' to 33''

This one is an obvious choice for any person who hates sitting down at a desk while working. It is easy to assemble and allows for more movement when working to prevent exhaustion or laziness.

This will help someone be productive once they feel energized from moving around. With more people working at home because of the pandemic, anyone would be happy to receive a mobile desk. 

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23. Wireless Earbuds

Wireless Earbuds Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Charging Case Noise Canceling Stereo Earpods in-Ear Ear Buds IPX5 Waterproof Earphones for Apple/iPhone/Android/Samsung Earbuds

Everyone needs to have some wireless earbuds. A benefit to wireless earbuds is that they have no wire. Users don’t have to be tied to their computers or phones during Zoom meetings or phone calls. 

Apple’s Airpods are not super affordable, and some people do not have Apple phones. So, buying a more affordable brand and giving them as a gift can make anyone’s day. I just bought a cheap pair for myself. They work well and help me focus on my work.

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24. Hubba Bubba AirPods Case

OCTT Cases Compatible for AirPods Pro case, Silicone Kawaii Fun Designed Charging Case for Kids Boys Girls with Keychains, Soft Skin Protective Cover Compatible for airpods Pro Case

This Hubba Bubba case is a classic, and it’s perfect to go along with the Airpods, too — not to mention, great for a trick on others who ask for gum. If I ever got this, I would probably end up doubling over from laughter before accepting.

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25. Jump Rope

Hibeast Jump rope for fitness, Adjustable Jumping Rope for Workout & Exercise, Self-Locking with Alloy Non-Slip Handles Design, 10FT Tangle-Free Skipping Rope for Men & Women.

This gift idea is the child in me manifesting itself. I still am very much obsessed with jump roping as a physical activity. It’s such a good idea for people to do in their downtime throughout the day.

Jump roping exercises every part of the body and requires quick thinking. This activity is easy to learn — or relearn. Jumping rope helps our brains focus on multiple things at once.

Needing to jump and rhythmically swing the rope improves coordination. Above all else, it’s a good physical activity to give to anyone so they can have fun and get active.

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26. Tie-Dye Yoga Mat

Yoga Mat Towel Non Slip Hot Yoga Towel ,Sweat Absorbent, for Hot Yoga, Bikram, Pilates (Tie-Dyed Yellow)

Many people love meditation these days. Doing yoga is great for getting in some physical activity throughout the day even when it seems impossible. This is the perfect gift for someone that’s transformed into a fitness nut but doesn’t yet own their own yoga mat.

It is also great for anyone trying to become more healthy without signing up for a gym membership. This specific yoga mat gives off cool, hippie vibes, making it fun to look at.  

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27. Foam Rollers

321 STRONG Foam Roller - Medium Density Deep Tissue Massager - Muscle Massage + Myofascial Trigger Point Release - Includes 4K eBook - Aurora

This one is for those who need to just stretch a bit more and need some support to do so. This foam roller is nice to use when someone has no idea where to start when it comes to stretching, which can be a good alternative to doing yoga.

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28. Resistance Band

Champion Sports XF Resistance Tube Bands for Men and Women, Light Resistance, Green - Durable Fitness Band for Strength Training, Stretching, Rehabilitation - Premium Home Workout Equipment

This one is for those friends and family members who don’t get the chance to get up and be active a lot during the day. It helps get in some movement and stretches for tightened-up wrists and ankles. With enough work and effort, these get the circulation going when it feels like there’s nothing left.

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29. Fanny Pack

Running Belt Fanny Pack Waist Bag for Men/Women-Card Key Money And Call phone Holder,Adjustable Running Pouch for Running Hiking Cycling Climbing Workout Traveling,And for All Kinds of Phones(Black)

I strongly believe that you can always rely on a fanny pack, whether you’re just going out to walk around or if there is a person in your life who's a runner.

They're quick and easy to slide your phone and other small items into. This one comes with a front pocket where items are easily accessible if needed.

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30. Light Up Armband Bracelets

PROLOSO LED Armbands, Light Up Bracelets, Flashing Sports Wristband Pack of 8 Glow in The Dark Party Supplies

This is a very cool accessory to have on hand when it gets late and dark but is still a nice time to go out for a walk around the park or neighborhood. I find these light-up armbands to be a good thing. They signify to others that you're there in the dark.

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31. Sweat Towel Pack

HOPESHINE Home Gyms Towel for Men Women Microfiber Gym Towels Cycling Workout Sweat Towel Set Quick Dry Exercise Sports Travel Towel Fast Drying 2-Pack (Black + Grey)

This is another item for someone who is a fitness nut, loves to go into saunas, or just perspires a lot no matter what it is they’re doing that involves motion. I like to always have a soft towel like these around because I fit into one of those categories.

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Home Essentials

These are all gift ideas to fill that downtime of whoever receives the gift. These ideas can be bought on multiple sites. Here, I’m going to share my favorite items I’ve seen online that I’ve never gotten the chance to buy. I would love to be given any of these items to stay entertained in my downtime. Buying any of these gifts for a White Elephant party is a good idea. 

32. Dog Wallpaper

Spoonflower Peel and Stick Removable Wallpaper, Dogs All Pets Dog Breed Cute Grey Pattern Pet Portrait Print, Self-Adhesive Wallpaper 24in x 108in Roll

Up until this idea, I’ve suggested pretty conventional gifts that can be given to anyone. But this one is a bit different because of its fun design.

While not many people would think to bring this wallpaper as a White Elephant gift, so many people do love dogs. Therefore, there is a high probability that whoever receives this gift would be happy. 

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33. Cat Door Hanger

Evelots Over The Door Hanger Hooks-Kitty Cat-20 Pound ea.-No Tool-No Rust-Iron

If your inner circle of friends or loved ones like cats better than dogs, buy a few of these hangers for your White Elephant swap. These items from Amazon will make any feline-obsessed person smile. And more importantly, if they have a cat or cats, it’ll also confuse them.

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34. Animal-Shaped Sticky Notes

16 Pieces Self Sticky Notes Animals Shaped Sticky Notes Cartoon Sticky Notes for Students Home Office Roommates Gifts Bookmarks and Index Tab Supplies

Amazon has pretty much any item that comes to mind. These animal-shaped sticky notes, which are a great find, come pretty cheap.

Who wouldn’t prefer animal reminders over the plain old ones? These are such a good small gift to give to just about anyone to cheer them up.

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35. “Friends” Photo Frame

Silver Buffalo Friends Yellow Picture Frame | Monica's Yellow Peephole Door Frame | Best Friend Picture Frame | Friends TV Show Merchandise Photo Frame | 4 x 6 Frames (FRD30547)

I have never watched “Friends,” but even I know of its legendary status as an early 2000s sitcoms. The theme song will forever be stuck on a loop in my head. 

This photo frame is “Friends”-specific because it looks like the frame Monica puts around her door’s peephole, so it’s great for anyone who loves the show. But any person may appreciate this cute picture frame, so don’t be afraid to bring it to a White Elephant event. 

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36. Lava Lamp

Lava Lite 2124 Lava the Original 14.5-Inch Silver Base Lamp with Yellow Wax in Blue Liquid

This one is a good idea for a playful person looking to add some different lighting to their home. I’ve always wanted one of these but never thought to ask for one and would for sure accept this gift with open arms. I love them because of how cool the lamp colors can be, plus its light that moves!

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37. Star Projector

Galaxy Projector Star Projector, 3 in 1 Night Light Projector with Remote Control, Nebula Cloud Ceiling Light Projector with 40 Colors, 360° Magnetic Base Moon Galaxy Projector for Bedroom Kids Adults

A star projector is a perfect gift for those people who live a busy work-life in a crowded city and don’t get to see the clear sky as often. It can also create a different mood after a long day with some cool, relaxing downtime and rest.

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38. Folding Book Lamp

Bedside Novelty Folding Book Lamp,PU Leather Book Light, USB Rechargable Book Shaped Light, 5 Colors Led Table Lamp for Decor, Magnetic Design- Creative Gift(Spades)

Because this lamp is so cool and unique, I personally have it on my wishlist, and not just on Amazon. As someone who reads for fun, for school, and for work, often in my room, I would love to have it.

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39. Moon Mirror

Big Crescent Moon Mirror – Fancy Chic Boho Decorative Aesthetic Wall Décor for Urban Homes, Apartments, Bedrooms, Living Rooms in Silver or Gold with Different Sizes

Like everyone during the lockdowns of last year and this year, I went for a change. Mine was redecorating, and a moon mirror was one of the first things I got to add to my space. These are unique decor pieces for those who want something different for mirrors.

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40. Burrito Blanket

Zulay (60-80 inches) Giant Double Sided Burrito Blanket - Novelty Big Burrito Blanket for Adult and Kids - Premium Soft Flannel Round Tortilla Blanket for Indoors, Outdoors, Travel, Home and More

This blanket would be a good joke gift. I didn’t even mean to find this, but I thought it would be a good gift idea. For a rather cheap price, a coworker, friend, or family member can be wrapped up in a blanket that makes them look like a burrito. I know there’s a throw blanket on here already, but this was too good not to put it on this list.

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41. Sloth Hoodie Blanket

Sloth Wearable Hooded Blanket for Adults - Super Soft Warm Cozy Plush Flannel Fleece & Sherpa Hoodie Throw Cloak Wrap - Sloth Gifts for Women Adults and Kids

This is another sloth gift, but honestly, this sloth hoodie blanket will make anyone in your close-knit group feel like they are at home.  It will keep them warm and comfortable any time of day, and not to mention, it's so cute. This gift will be good for just about anybody, but particularly those who are always cold.

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42. Recycled Paper Photo Frame

NOVICA Decorative Recycled Paper Frame, Multicolor, 4 X 6, Square Shrines'

Gifting a photo frame is never a bad idea because most everyone has some sort of camera on their phones. You can even take a photo with whomever receives this gift so they have a photo worth framing.

This is a creative and revolutionary spin for a photo frame. I found one like this on Etsy, but it’s crazy popular and sells out quickly. This one from Amazon is just as cool for a new or permanent home and apartment. It would be a perfect gift item for someone who enjoys the Art Deco style or just loves displaying photos. 

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43. Filtered Water Dispenser 

Brita Standard UltraMax Water Filter Dispenser, Gray, Extra Large 18 Cup, 1 Count

A water filter helps reduce the risk for those who live in apartments or rely on tap water. It helps filter out any dangerous toxins and produces cleaner water.

For those who don’t want their friends or loved ones to risk catching some water-borne illness, now would be the perfect time to gift one.

A water filter is a practical present that anyone would be happy to receive. Also, no one — especially young people — would ever guess that someone would give a water filter.

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44. Waffle Maker

Machine for mini waffle maker
I’m sure many waffle lovers would appreciate being able to make waffles so quickly and easily. Just by plugging the machine in and pouring the batter in, your friends or loved ones can start — or even end — their day with this delicious breakfast food.

Besides being used for making waffles, a waffle maker can be used for a couple of other food items such as pizza or quesadillas. I think this item is underrated because so many young adults don’t think about the multifunctionality of items like this.

This specific waffle maker comes in a variety of colors, and some even make fun waffle shapes.
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45. Tea Kettle

Lily's Home 2 Quart Stainless Steel Whistling Tea Kettle, the Perfect Stovetop Tea and Water Boilers for Your Home, Dorm, Condo or Apartment. (Black)

I’m not a tea drinker, but as someone who has plenty of people around me who loves this drink, this tea kettle would be perfect for them if they don’t have it yet.  It is simple, thoughtful, and easy to get for a decent price on Amazon.

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46. Marshmallow Mug Set 

AVAFORT Marshmallow Shaped Hot Chocolate Mugs Couple Matching Mugs Anniversary Christmas Wedding Valentine’s Day Gift Funny Coffee Mug Set (Marshmallow Mug)

There are so many mug designs, shapes, and colors to choose from. And some mugs can be very expensive. Mugs are perfect for those who need new kitchen items because they are moving out or because they just want more mugs.

I think this marshmallow mug set would be perfect for a White Elephant gift swap. This affordable set is perfect for a last-minute purchase for a holiday or just any special event coming up.

They can be used for serving hot chocolate in the winter or for serving sundaes and s’mores in the summer. 

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47. Bathroom Rugs

Luxury Bath Rugs by LuxUrux Chenille 2-Piece Bath Mat Set, Soft Plush Anti-Slip Bath Rug +Toilet Mat.1'' Microfiber Shaggy Carpet, Super Absorbent

This is a good welcome to adulthood gift. It’s great for any young person out there to give to any friend for a swap. More than likely, they’ll need basic necessities, and of course, bathroom rugs are important for moving into their first new place.

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48. Shower Curtain

AmazerBath Plastic Shower Curtain, 72 x 72 Inches EVA 8G Shower Curtain with Clear Stones and 12 Metal Grommet Holes Waterproof Thick Bathroom Curtains-Teal

This is another necessity for that close friend or family who needs some home items, and you can help by getting it as a White Elephant gift. It's a simple starter for a new place, but it's nice quality and cheap for someone that needs it.

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49. Bookcase

FURINNO JAYA Simple Home 3-Tier Adjustable Shelf Bookcase, White

This bookcase can be used to hold items besides books, and it gives more room to shelf things. It's a basic necessity to have in any space, and it’s a decent price.

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50. Pig Bedside Alarm Clock

Mark Feldstein & Associates Wacky Wakers Pig Bedside Tabletop Alarm Sound Clock

No, this is not meant to be taken seriously at all, but this is the sound I believe everyone needs — not only to get them rolling out of bed, but also to remind them that laughing is messed up but can be funny, and that we are all animals.

Plus it's a good way to mess with a friend who doesn’t like waking up, which is a majority of the young people demographic.

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Final Thoughts on White Elephant Gifts

Always remember: the most important thing to consider when choosing a White Elephant gift is making sure the gift can be enjoyed by anyone at your event. Be sure to consider whether they’ll understand it. Everyone would love to receive a great gift that could be used practically or kept as a unique keepsake. Just hope the gift you receive is as good as the one you brought!

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This particular device streams in brilliant HD, 4K, and HDR picture quality. 

In addition, the higher-end streaming stick can power on your TV and control the volume, amongst other things, making it one of the best gifts for parents, as they won’t have to deal with multiple remotes!

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2. iRobot Roomba

iRobot® Roomba® e5 (5150) Wi-Fi® Connected Robot Vacuum

This iRobot Roomba is perfect for busy people who don’t have a lot of time to clean or for those with mobility issues, which makes cleaning difficult. 

All your parents have to do is press the “clean” button or schedule on the go with the Roomba app and let the Roomba do its thing!

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New Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular, 40mm) - Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band

Do your parents love to stay active and healthy, but somehow still don’t own an Apple Watch? Well, if so, the newest iteration of the Apple Watch is the right choice for your parents! 

The Series 6 features the always-on retina display and tools to measure the body’s blood oxygen levels.

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4. Turntable

Crosley CR6019D-BR Executive Portable USB Turntable with Bluetooth, Brown

I don’t think I am alone when I say that this vintage-style Bluetooth Crosley turntable is a true beauty!

This Crosley features USB connectivity, Bluetooth, and built-in full range stereo speakers, according to its Amazon listing. 

This is the perfect gift for parents who are looking for a nostalgia-filled trip down memory lane.

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5. Hydro Flask

32 OZ WIDE MOUTH STRAW LID STONE

A Hydro Flask is one of those perfect gifts for parents who have everything, because it's perfect for the office, road trips, hiking, sporting events, use at home, and so much more. 

Also, besides being stylish, the stainless steel interior keeps beverages hot or cold for hours.

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6. Amazon Prime Subscription

Amazon Prime

If all else fails and, for whatever reason, you can’t find any perfect gifts for your parents, then look no further than an Amazon Prime subscription. It is the perfect gift! 

Amazon Prime benefits include free two-day shipping on millions of items, instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows, and unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists. What more can they ask for?

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7. Wine Cooler

Ivation 12 Bottle Compressor Wine Cooler Refrigerator w/Lock | Large Freestanding Wine Cellar For Red, White, Champagne or Sparkling Wine | 41f-64f Digital Temperature Control Fridge Glass Door Black

Is your mom or dad looking for the highest-quality wine and beverage cooler that will chill their favorite wines to perfection without breaking their wallet? 

This specific wine cooler is equipped with the most impressive features, and it easily elevates any room decor.

It’s an amazing choice of gifts for the parents in your life!

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8. Nest Thermostat

Google Nest Learning Thermostat - Programmable Smart Thermostat for Home - 3rd Generation Nest Thermostat - Works with Alexa - Stainless Steel

Are your parents tech nerds who want to upgrade their home without breaking the bank?

If so, why not consider gifting them a Nest thermostat to help beam their home into the modern world with a sleek modern design. 

The Nest thermostat has an easy user-interface, which is great for parents like mine who are not the best with technology!

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9. Ancestry DNA Test Kit

AncestryDNA: Genetic Ethnicity Test, Ethnicity Estimate, AncestryDNA Test Kit

We all have our own history to discover, so why not discover it with Ancestry’s DNA test kit?

This DNA test kit is a great gift for any parent who is a true history buff and would love to have insight into family background traits.

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10. Espresso Maker

Calphalon Temp IQ Espresso Machine with Grinder & Steam Wand, Stainless

Are your parents getting tired of spending money at Starbucks and Dutch Bros? Well, it could be a smart investment to give your parents their own espresso machine.

They can enjoy a quality brew at home with this coffee maker every day! 

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11. Family Tree Picture Frame

Philip Whitney Metal Family Tree Picture Frames with 10 Hanging Photo Frames

If you’re struggling to find something that your parents don’t already have, then this family tree picture frame is the right choice. 

Your parents will be able to show off their loved ones with pride in this family tree photo frame.

The metal tree includes ten hanging picture frames on its intricately carved branches.

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12. Knife Set

McCook MC29 Knife Sets,15 Pieces German Stainless Steel Kitchen Knife Block Sets with Built-in Sharpener

Every kitchen needs a beautiful set of German stainless steel knives with a built-in sharpener! 

This set includes 8-inch chef and slicing knives, a 5-inch santoku knife, a 5.5-inch serrated utility knife, a 5-inch utility knife, a 3.5-inch paring knife, a set of six 4.5-inch serrated steak knives, and two pairs of kitchen shears. 

The large assortment of knives makes this set a perfect gift for parents.

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13. Pizza Stone

Ninja™ Foodi™ NeverStick™ Premium Hard-Anodized 13-Piece Cookware Set

It’s always the right time to replace your parents' aging cookware set with this Ninja Foodi 13-piece cookware set. 

Each pan features an extremely durable nonstick coating and a heavy duty aluminum base for improved heat retention.

It’s also backed by a Ninja NeverStick lifetime warranty, making this a great gift for parents.

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14. Cookware Set

Ninja™ Foodi™ NeverStick™ Premium Hard-Anodized 13-Piece Cookware Set

It’s always the right time to replace your parents' aging cookware set with this Ninja Foodi 13-piece cookware set. 

Each pan features an extremely durable nonstick coating and a heavy duty aluminum base for improved heat retention.

It’s also backed by a Ninja NeverStick lifetime warranty, making this a great gift for parents.

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15. Canon DSLR Camera

Canon EOS REBEL T7 DSLR Camera|2 Lens Kit with EF18-55mm + EF 75-300mm Lens, Black

Up your parents’ photography game with the Canon Rebel T7 DSLR.

This camera setup is perfect for beginners, as this bundle offers the essential tools that any beginner needs to bring their photos to new heights!

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16. Bluetooth Surround Sound Speaker System

BFS 410 5.1 Ch Speaker System RedBlack - Office Depot

If your parents love to entertain guests, then they need a great surround sound speaker system.

This setup will boost the sound of any football or baseball game and create the illusion that you are truly at the game.

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17. Frozen Margarita Maker

Margaritaville® Bahamas™ Frozen Concoction™ Maker

Who doesn’t love margaritas? I know I do, but who really wants to go out to a bar during a life of COVID? 

Well, if your parents are like me and enjoy staying inside, but love margaritas, then this margarita maker is a great gift for them!

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18. Luggage Set

DUKAP® Rodez 3-Piece Hardside Spinner Luggage Set

This 3-piece hard shell luggage set from Dukap will make your parents' traveling experience more comfortable and convenient, as no one enjoys lugging around baggage at the airport. 

Each travel suitcase features an extra 2-inches of expandable storage, which is great for the moms, since we all know that they love to pack way too much!

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19. Air Fryer

Breville® Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro

Keep the crunch but say goodbye to the extra calories with the Breville Smart Oven!

Air fryers are only a few knob twists away from healthier french fries or fried chicken, the perfect toast, and delicious homemade pizza, which is why all parents need one.

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20. Ice Cream Maker

Cuisinart® Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker

I think it is safe to say that we all scream for homemade ice cream and the occasional frozen yogurt and sorbet! 

As the summer season begins to set in, your parents can make up to two quarts of your favorite frozen treat in as little as 25 minutes with Cuisinart’s ice cream maker!

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Christmas Gifts For Parents

21. Wireless Charging Pad

Wireless Charging Pad, ZealSound Qi-Certified Ultra-Slim Triple Wireless Charger Station for Multiple 3 Devices & New Airpods Ultra Slim Leather Mat W/AC Adapter for All Qi Enabled Phones (Black)

Finding Christmas gifts for parents who have everything doesn’t have to be difficult.

Check out this great multi-charging pad that can charge two devices at once. It’s a sleek and practical gift that’ll be a lifesaver for busy parents on the go.

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22. Wine Tumbler

SUNWILL Insulated Wine Tumbler with Lid (Wine Red & Navy Blue 2 pack), Stemless Stainless Steel Insulated Wine Glass 12oz, Double Wall Durable Coffee Mug, for Champaign, Cocktail, Beer, Office use

This wine tumbler set would make a great Christmas gift for parents.

The two-piece set includes matching durable tumblers that’ll keep their drinks at the perfect temperature, so they can sit back, sip, and enjoy.

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23. UV Sanitizer And Charger

PhoneSoap 3 UV Cell Phone Sanitizer and Dual Universal Cell Phone Charger | Patented and Clinically Proven 360 Degree UV Light Sanitizer | Cleans and Charges All Phones - White

Every parent knows that keeping your mobile devices away from sticky little hands is an impossible task.

Do the parents in your life a favor and buy them this UV sanitizer and wireless charger. In three minutes, the UV light will zap any bacteria.

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24. Bluetooth Speaker

JBL FLIP 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black

Well-chosen Christmas gifts for parents can bring the whole family joy. It’s a small speaker, but you’ll be surprised by how big it sounds! 

Plus, the tough design means it’s resistant to general wear and tear. It’s perfect for blaring Christmas songs during after-dinner dance-offs.

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25. Essential Oil Dispenser

Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set - Ultrasonic Diffuser & Top 10 Essential Oils - 400ml Diffuser with 4 Timer & 7 Ambient Light Settings - Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils - Lavender

If you’re shopping for Christmas gifts for parents with young kids, candles may not be an option. A great alternative for home fragrance fanatics is an aromatherapy diffuser.

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26. Mixology Bartender Kit

Mixology Bartender Kit: 10-Piece Bar Tool Set with Stylish Bamboo Stand | Perfect Home Bartending Kit and Martini Cocktail Shaker Set For an Awesome Drink Mixing Experience (Silver)

If you increased your alcohol intake in 2020, then you’re in good company, because during the stay-at-home era, many of us developed a newfound respect for the bartender. 

As with many things in life, you need the right tools to craft the perfect cocktail at home.

This 10-piece cocktail kit, which comes with a stylish bamboo holder, will look beautiful on any bar cart or countertop, making this a perfect gift for the parents in your life.

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27. Fire Pit

W Home™ Stonington Tile-Top Steel Wood-Burning Fire Pit with Protective Cover in Black

If you want to have fun with friends and family outdoors, then you’re going to need an outdoor fire pit. 

As the fire builds, your party will too, while you roast smores under the stars. A fire pit is a great Christmas gift idea for parents who love the outdoors.

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28. Insulated Cooler Bag

Lifewit Large Lunch Bag 24-Can (15L) Insulated Lunch Box Soft Cooler Cooling Tote for Adult Men Women, Grey

This insulated cooler bag is great for all kinds of occasions — picnics, sporting events, family gatherings, trips to the beach, and more. 

The bag can hold up to 24 cans of soda or beer, which is truly a great gift for parents who are planning their family picnic.

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29. Apple AirTag

New Apple AirTag

If your parents are always losing things due to memory issues or just carelessness, an AirTag will be a big help for them. 

Just attach them to any items that they tend to lose, like their car keys or their purse.

They can even keep one in their car, so they can track where the items are whenever they lose them!

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30. Instant Pot

Instant Pot 9-in-1 Duo Plus 6 qt. Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker

This 9-in-1 multi-functional instant pot is programmable as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, hot pot, and warmer. It even sautés. 

It’s an excellent gift for any parent with little time to cook. You can truly make anything you want, which is why this is a great gift for any new parents!

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31. Wine Decanter

Le Chateau Wine Decanter - Hand Blown Lead Free Crystal - 750ml Capacity - Red Wine Aerator - Wine Gifts and Accessories

This wine aerator gives you the same effect as a decanter, in a fraction of the time. 

The elegant design will add a very modern feel to any space, just as the decanter will amplify the taste of any wine you decide to pour into it.

If your parents love wine, then this is a great gift idea for them!

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32. Cold Brew Coffee

Aquach Cold Brew Coffee Maker 34oz (1L) with Hand-Blown Glass Pitcher, Stainless Steel Filter Removable, for Iced Coffee & Cold Brew Tea. Airtight Lid / Dishwasher Safe

Brewing with cold water over a long time gives the water the best chance of soaking up as much coffee-flavored happiness as possible.

Brewing a family-sized batch of cold brew couldn’t be easier. 

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33. Cheese Board

Bambüsi Premium Bamboo Cheese Board - Wood Charcuterie Board Serving Platter and Knife Set with Hidden Slid-Out Drawer - Ideal Gift for Fathers Day, Housewarming, Bridal Shower, Wedding, Birthday

The key to enjoying slices of Italian Ricotta, English Cheddar, or French Vacherin with a glass of wine is to use this modern bamboo cheese board.

This cheese board is one of those great gifts for parents who love to entertain. 

The board is bordered by grooves that hold crackers, nuts, or olives, and it’s designed with a hidden drawer with four utensils and a cheese knife. 

This bamboo-crafted tray makes the perfect serving board for holiday entertaining.

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34. Champagne Flutes Set

Aspen & Birch - Modern Champagne Flutes Set of 4 - Champagne Glasses - Mimosa Glasses, Premium Crystal Stemware, Clear, 6 oz, Hand Blown Glass Champagne Flutes - Hand Crafted by Artisans

Do your parents, or any parents in your life, enjoy that bubbly? 

They can toast their love with these crystal champagne flutes. The flared bowls are designed to enhance the bouquet of your bubbly and showcase your drink.

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35. Three-Piece Comforter Set

UGG® Kane 3-Piece Comforter Set

OK, we all are adults here and we know that parents spend a lot of time between the sheets, so why not give them a fancy set. 

This three-piece set from UGG brings a modern look into any space, and it is super cozy!

Also, if your parents are big about exclusive offers and deals, this set can only be found at your local Bed Bath & Beyond!

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36. Picnic Backpack

Picnic at Ascot Houndstooth Collection 4-Person Picnic Backpack in Black/White

Whether they like picnicking in the park, going camping, or heading to the beach, this picnic backpack has everything they need! 

This backpack is organized with four tableware sets, napkins, plates, plastic wine glasses, and a cutting board.

Moreover, this set also features a pocket to keep your wine safe during a day out at the beach, or wherever!

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37. Apple Airpods Max

New Apple AirPods Max - Space Gray

If your parents are looking for stylish over-the-ear headphones, then look no further; Apple has the perfect headphones for your parents with the Airpods Max. 

Not only are these headphones stylish, but they feature high-fidelity sound, active noise cancellation, and spatial audio!

These specifications will lead to a magical experience with an effortless setup.

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38. Heated Blanket

Brookstone® n-a-p® Plush Heated Blanket

When your parents come to visit your home, do they always beg you to turn up the heat during Christmas time? 

The plush heated blanket features 11 heat settings and an auto-shutoff feature, which provides peace of mind if one of them falls asleep or gets distracted, making this one of the best gifts for parents.

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39. Dutch Oven

Amazon Basics Enameled Cast Iron Covered Dutch Oven, 6-Quart, Red

The holiday season always leads to a lot of holiday cooking, and that could mean your parents need some new kitchen tools. 

Why not buy the Amazon Basics Dutch Oven?

It’s made with enameled cast iron, so you can move it from the stove to the oven to the table for effortless hosting!

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40. NutriBullet Pro

NutriBullet® Pro Nutrient Extractor

Starting the day on a health kick has never been easier than with the NutriBullet Pro! 

This blender features a 900-watt motor, which will pulverize any fruits, veggies, nuts, and ice into the perfect consistency for whatever you’re in the mood for.

Just blend, pop on the to-go lid, and you’re ready for whatever the day brings!

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Last-Minute Gifts For Parents

41. Amazon Gift Card

Amazon.com Gift Cards

If you are looking for gifts for parents at the last possible second, then why not just give them an Amazon gift card?

It’s super easy to buy on their website, since you can opt to skip the wait and print it out at home! 

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42. Mom And Dad Tumblers

Mom and Dad Travel Tumbler Set, Funny Christmas Gifts for New Parents New Pregnancy New Dad New Mom Anniversary Birthday, Stainless Steel Insulated Travel Tumbler with 2 Lids(20oz, Black and White)

Mom and Dad are sure to love this tumbler set. This can be a great gift alone, or you can add it to a gift basket with their favorite coffee or tea items. 

These travel tumblers are made of stainless steel, they’re double-wall vacuum insulated, and they come with reusable straws!

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43. Hand Casting Kit

Edinburgh Hand Casting Kit for 2 - Premium Hand Statue Casting Kit, Couple DIY Hand Casting Kit, Hand Hold Casting Kit for Holiday Activities and Perfect for Couple Gift Ideas (Ships in Bucket)

Are you looking for an at home DIY kit that will create a special keepsake for your parents?

Why not give them the chance to cast their hands and create a beautiful sculpture that will preserve their bond.

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44. Free Standing Hammock

PNAEUT Double Hammock with Space Saving Steel Stand 2 Person Heavy Duty Outside Garden Yard Outdoor 450lb Capacity 2 People Standing Hammocks and Portable Carrying Bag (Coffee)

This comfortable and trendy hammock swing is the perfect addition to any indoor or outdoor space.

The stand offers convenience by allowing you to hang your favorite hammock anywhere you’d like! 

It provides superior strength while keeping your parents' hammock in place. It is effortless to set up so that they can get right to relaxing!

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45. Fondue Set

Cuisinart CFO-3SS Electric Fondue Maker, Brushed Stainless, 6.12" x 10.50" x 7.00"

The fun of fondue gets a sleek and convenient makeover with the Cuisinart electric fondue pot. 

This is a great set for parents who enjoy melted cheese with their wine and who also love to entertain!

However, you don’t only have to enjoy this with cheese, as it’s designed for use with oil, broth, or chocolate.

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46. Wine Box

Twine Antique 2 Bottle Wooden Decorative Wine Box with Lid and Handle, Wine Accessory Sets, Wood, Faux Leather, Brass Accents

This beautiful wine box will hold two wine bottles. Made of wood, brass, and faux leather, it has buckle and snap closures to help protect the precious cargo inside.

It’s a stunning way to give your parents two bottles of their favorite wine.

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47. Food Scale

Etekcity Food Kitchen Scale, Digital Grams and Ounces for Weight Loss, Baking, Cooking, Keto and Meal Prep, Small, 304 Stainless Steel

This beautiful wine box will hold two wine bottles. Made of wood, brass, and faux leather, it has buckle and snap closures to help protect the precious cargo inside.

It’s a stunning way to give your parents two bottles of their favorite wine.

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48. Knife Sharpener

Zwilling® 2-Stage Manual Knife Sharpener in Grey/Black

Any amateur cook knows how important it is to cook with knives that are razor sharp. It makes cooking easier, safer, and more pleasurable. 

This handheld sharpener will work on almost any non-serrated blade. It’s truly a one of a kind gift idea for parents!

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49. Indoor Garden

AeroGarden Bounty Elite Indoor Hydroponic Herb Garden, Stainless Steel

With this indoor garden setup, your parents can garden year-round while they grow fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens, flowers, and more in this smart countertop garden. 

This DIY growing kit comes with a starter pack of herb seeds, giving your parents both a project and fresh flavor for their food all year round!

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50. Electric Kettle

Personalized Cabana Stripe Beach Towel for Men, Women, Girls or Boys - Add Your Embroidered Name or Monogram - Custom Cotton Pool, Bath Towel (35" x 62")

If your parents are planning a beach trip to celebrate one of their birthdays or to celebrate their anniversary, then why not consider giving them personalized beach towels! 

These towels are great gifts for parents, as everyone needs towels when they go to the beach or to the pool.

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53. Family Name Signs 

Personalized Printed Wood Family Name Sign Vine Monogram 18x20

This personalized pallet monogram sign is sure to be a hit with your parents!

The sign features a rustic wood background with your parents’ names and the established date of their anniversary.

This is truly a unique sign and gift idea for your parents!

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54. Push Pin Personalized Travel Maps

Push Pin Travel Maps Personalized Earth Toned World with Rustic Brown Frame and Pins - 27.5 inches x 39.5 inches

This isn’t just any travel map, but a personalized one!

Amazon will allow you to customize this travel map with a push pin for every place your parents have traveled to, and it’s an easy and fun way to plan for future trips. 

Additionally, Amazon offers multiple frame options that will surely fit your parents’ home decor. Gift this map to your parents who have a serious case of wanderlust!

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55. Family Art

Family Names Wood Sign | Anniversary Gifts | Wedding Gifts | Personalized for you | Family Established Gift for Women

I think we all know that the best way to anyone's heart is through the stomach, right?

Well with this personalized cutting board, your parents can create delicious appetizers, snacks, and meals for their next family get-together! 

Whether you’re displaying this one-of-a-kind piece as art in your kitchen, or prepping the family dinner, this wood cutting board provides a unique and personal touch.

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56. Cutting Board

Personalized Cutting Board, 11 Designs, 9x6, Bamboo Cutting Board - Wedding Gifts for the Couples, Housewarming Gifts, Anniversary Gift for Her, Gift for Parents and Grandma, Engraved Kitchen Sign

If your best friend can rival Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen, then this cutting board is the best gift you can get them for Christmas. 

I like how I can choose different designs to accompany my best friend’s name on the cutting board, so it won’t look plain.

Your friend would absolutely enjoy cutting the ingredients for the next Michelin star dish on this.

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57. Laser Engraved Photo

ArtPix 3D Crystal Photo Rectangle - Gifts for Dad Father's Day Gifts from Wife, Daughter, Son, Gifts for Dad, Grandfather, Father in Law, Step Father, Him & Men, Husband - Unique Fathers Day Gifts

Turn a favorite photo into a keepsake they will treasure forever! This truly is a one-of-a-kind gift idea for your parents!

They will never want to go back to ordinary picture frames when they see this!

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58. Matching Passport Covers

Couple passport holder Set of 2 - Personalized with your Names

If your parents are big on traveling, these matching passport covers will protect their most prized possession. 

Oh, and these passports are adding extra travel organization.

The covers allow your parents to add their important debit cards, personal identification card, and passport while traveling.

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59. His and Hers Robes

AW BRIDAL Cotton Robes for Couple Falcon Embroidery Terry Bathrobes Unisex Mr and Mrs Hotel Robes Warm Long Lightgown

After a dip in the pool or a soak in the hot tub, your happy parents can bundle up in these matching robes by AW Bridal. 

These robes are one size fits most, and you can customize the embroidered monograms with your parents’ names or choose from one of the options on the Amazon listing.

No matter what, these robes are great gifts for parents of any age!

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60. Personalized Connect Four Game

Personalized Connect 4 Circles

Allow your mom or dad to challenge their other half to some lighthearted competition with this personalized game of Connect Four.

Amid a field of incised circles, up to four lines can be personalized with names, an anniversary date, or a sweet message to surprise your parents.

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61. Hand Towels

Monogrammed Towel Set, Personalized Gift, Set of 3- Black Block Letter Embroidered Towel - Extra Absorbent 100% Turkish Cotton - Soft Terry Finish - Initial B White

There’s nothing better than fresh linens! Outfit your parents’ bathroom with these gorgeous hand towels from Bare Cotton that can be customized with a monogram. 

You can choose from two different towel colors and three different font colors, making this a great gift for parents!

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62. Recipe Cutting Board

Recipe Cutting Board, Handwritten Recipe Cutting Board,Personalized Recipe Cutting Board,Family Recipe, Engraved Recipe, Family grandmother Gift Engraved

Take a recipe that's been passed down from generation to generation and turn it into an heirloom that your family will cherish for years to come. 

All you have to do is track down the handwritten version from your parents and send over a scanned copy for the recipe to be displayed!

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63. Custom Family Portrait

Custom Family Portrait Framed Paper Portrait Family gift Birthday gift Gift for your love

The art in your parents’ home should reflect the people living in it, which makes this custom print the perfect gift. 

Once you send this Amazon seller a family photo, they'll find a beautiful way to celebrate your family's diversity and background while also framing it for you!

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64. Monogram Tote

ElegantPark Personalized Tote Monogram Custom Name Wedding Party Gift Shoulder Bag with Interior Zip Pocket Canvas

This is a great gift for your mom, as she can use it as a work bag, grocery bag, or catch-all for kid's toys and clothes.

This easy-snap tote seamlessly blends function and fashion.

It's durable enough for everyday use, but still looks great for nice occasions, all thanks to the leather straps.

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65. Custom Men’s Wallet

Personalized Wallets for Men, Chestnut - 6 Colors & 19 Font Options - Custom Engraved Leather Wallet - Gifts for Husband - Father's Day Gifts, Personalized Gifts for Men

Keep it discreet on the outside by engraving your dad’s name or initials, and then fill the inside with a handwritten note or fill it up with some cash — your choice!

That way, he'll always have a reason to think of you, even when you’re away from home.

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Final Thoughts on Gifts for Parents

Now that you have ideas on the best gifts for parents, you know what to do! Surprise them and make sure they have a great birthday or anniversary!

If you already know what you’re getting for your parents, then share this list with your siblings or someone who is having a tough time searching for gifts.

No matter what you get for your parents, they will appreciate it, because it came from you.

That’s a wrap.

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55 Amazing Christmas Gift Ideas for Best Friends-The Complete 2021 Guide

Are you having trouble planning friends for your friends for this Christmas? Don’t worry! Here are 55 gift ideas that you can get for your best friend this Christmas.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends

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Now that you know what White Elephant gifts to bring to the party, your next job is to find the most amazing Christmas gift for your best friend.

Since gift-giving is a symbol of love, finding the perfect Christmas gift is not only hard, but it’s also daunting because you wouldn’t want to get a gift that doesn’t reflect the friendship that you have.

Don’t worry. I have rounded up the best 55 Christmas gift ideas for best friends.

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Best Christmas Gifts (Overall)

1.  Reversible Yoga Mat

The Reversible Mat 3mm | Women's Yoga Mats | lululemon

One of the many things lockdown taught us is to find time for ourselves to practice any sort of physical activity.

The ultimate Christmas gift you can give your friend is the gift of this chic and functional yoga mat from Lululemon. 

Whether as a replacement for your friend’s probably worn-out yoga mat or to introduce them to the beauty of exercising, this mat is the best gift. 

The mat comes in eight styles, so you can personalize it to your bestie’s taste.

Plus, if your friend is like me and loves switching yoga mat colors, then this is the perfect gift to buy for them.

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2. Air Purifier

HoMedics® TotalClean™ 4-in-1 Air Purifier in White

Nothing says that you care for your best friend more than the gift of an air purifier.

Health is wealth, as they say, and most things up in the air are sketchy and can affect your friend’s well-being! 

Problem solved, because this air purifier captures and removes pollen, dust, smoke, pet dander, mold spores, and germs, so you can ensure your friends’ safety. 

The feature that I love the most about this product is the ionizer that purifies the air around me.

This purifier is one of the top gifts you can give to your best friend.

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3. Air Force 1s

Nike Air Force 1 '07

If your best friend follows the latest trends, then this pair of Nike Air Force 1 shoes is the best gift to get them.

A total classic and perfect for everyday use, these shoes will boost your bestie to the most trendy and stylish list. 

Personally, I think that these shoes can polish even the most basic of looks. A jogger and a shirt?

No problem! I’ll just rock my Air Force 1 shoes and they will totally finish the off duty-esque look I am trying to pull that day. 

I am sure your best friend will love these shoes. That's why they are one of the top ideas to give your best friend for Christmas.

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4. The Essentials

Tile Essentials (2020) 4-pack (1 Mate, 1 Slim, 2 Stickers) - Bluetooth Tracker & Item Locators for Keys, Wallets, Remotes & More; Easily Find All Your Things

If there’s one thing I don’t love, it’s forgetting where I placed my keys or wallet, and if you have a friend who wants to shave off minutes of their day looking for their keys or other important things, then these Tile Essentials from Amazon are an amazing Christmas gift. 

They come with four Tile Bluetooth trackers that your friend can put on their key rings, wallets, bags, etc.

The free app Tile provides allows its users to track where objects like their keys are. 

No more misplaced keys or remote control! I love how the tiles come in different sizes because I can put them on anything I am not fond of losing.

I am sure your bestie would love this gift.

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5. Laptop Stand

OTM Essentials Adjustable Laptop Stand - Office Depot

No more sore neck for your best friend when you get them the OTM Essentials Adjustable Laptop Stand. Being on your devices for most of the day won’t just strain your eyes, but also your neck from looking down at laptop screens. 

One way to say that you care about your best friend is to give them the gift of this laptop stand, so they can level their devices within sight, preventing any neck strain. 

I love that the stand is adjustable because most laptop stands on the market are fixed, which isn’t optimal for everyone, but with this, I can adjust it to where I feel most comfortable. 

Don’t discount comfort; it matters, especially if it’s a Christmas gift for your best friend.

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Christmas Gifts For Your Girl Best Friend

6. Align Wide Leg Crop

Align Wide Leg Crop | Women's Capris | lululemon

Chic and comfortable, these wide-leg cropped pants are the definition of comfort that doesn’t discount style.

It’s perfect for your friend who loves yoga and is always on the go. You can’t go wrong with these as a Christmas gift. 

I love that they don’t look like your typical yoga pants.

I can totally see my girl besties rocking these on their coffee runs or on a sunny trip to the zoo.

With five colors available, you can personalize these wide-leg pants to your girl best friend’s taste.

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7. Bubble Gum Wall Art

Oliver Gal Bubble Gum Jewelry Canvas Wall Art

For your girl best friend that adores classic films, especially ones starring Audrey Hepburn, this Oliver Gal wall art that exhibits the famous scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the perfect Christmas gift. 

Combining both Holly Golightly’s timeless fashion and the wacky deed of bubble gum blowing, this wall art captures the timelessness of youth and will surely brighten your best friend’s space. 

I adore that Holly has bubble gum on her in this wall art; it makes the art more captivating

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8.  Nike Maxi Dress

Nike Sportswear Icon Clash

The most amazing gift you can get for your girl best friend is this Nike maxi dress, especially if she is fond of sporting dresses in her day-to-day activities. 

I love that this dress doesn’t limit movement. Most dresses don't allow for total movement, but with this one, pretty doesn’t have to hurt. 

The dress comes in three stunning colors, and it includes a black one that can be worn and styled with different things.

I believe that your best friend would love this gift.

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9. Sephora Gift Card

Sephora Gift Card $25

Some say that giving gift cards as a Christmas gift is lazy and impersonal, but I disagree, especially when you know that the one you’re giving the gift card to would truly appreciate it. 

For your friends who loves doing their makeup, your best friend who adores skincare, or the one who just loves window shopping at Sephora, a Sephora gift card is the perfect gift. 

You can’t go wrong with this gift because your bestie can use the gift card for whatever in Sephora makes their hearts flutter.

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10. Jewelry Organizer

Umbra Trigem Hanging Jewelry Organizer Tiered Tabletop Countertop Free Standing Necklace Holder Display, 3, Brass/White

Sometimes I misplace my rings and bracelets, but the worst of all is when my necklaces tangles, and it feels like there is no way out but to cut them, which makes me sad. 

If you have a friend who owns countless pieces of jewelry, then this jewelry organizer is the best gift to give them. 

One of the most amazing features of this organizer is that you can hang your necklaces, preventing any future tangles.

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11. Pandora Silver Bracelet

Pandora Jewelry Moments Heart Clasp Snake Chain Charm Sterling Silver Bracelet, 7.1"

This Pandora sterling silver bracelet with a heart clasp is an amazing Christmas gift for your girl best friend.

I love the timeless look and the snake-like chain of the bracelet because it mimics an expensive bracelet, but this one won’t break the bank. 

If your bestie loves things that shine, then there is no doubt that this is the perfect gift for her.

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12. Avocado Tree Growing Kit

AvoSeedo Avocado Tree Growing Kit – Practical Gardening Gifts for Women, Mom, Sister & Best Friend /Grow Avocado Plant Indoor with Unusual Pit Grower Boat /Kitchen Garden Seed Starter Gift

Avocado toast is, hands down, one of the best go-to meals that I eat.

Sometimes, avocados can get expensive, but it is unfortunate when you run out of them. 

Your best friend might feel the same way that I do about avocados, and I found a solution.

As a Christmas gift, this avocado tree growing kit is perfect to give to your best friend. 

This unique gift will surely bring a smile to your best friend’s face because it increases the success rate of avocado germination.

After a while, your friend will soon have their avocado tree and avocado fruit to make smoothies, guacamole, and avo toasts with.

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13. Crop Tank

Women's Crop Tank

This Nike crop tank with a mock collar will be a fashion hit.

I love that it looks versatile and can match with other clothing articles because most clothing pieces that can do this become a wardrobe staple. 

Give your girl best friend the gift of style by giving them this crop tank as a Christmas gift. 

Not only will she appreciate it, but she’ll thank you when it becomes one of the things in her closet she can’t live without.

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14. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer

If you want to go the extra mile this Christmas for your girl best friend, who you now consider family, then you can get her the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer from Bed Bath & Beyond. 

This hairdryer prevents extreme heat damage to the hair and helps keep it shiny. Plus, it’s engineered for different hair types. 

While air-drying your hair is free and easy to do, the benefits of using this Dyson hairdryer are far greater.

I love it because the hair dryer keeps the hair looking fresh compared to the just-woke-up-look when it’s air-dried.

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15. Facial Steamer

Vanity Planet Outlines™ Facial Steamer

The gift of ultimate relaxation comes in the form of this facial steamer that you can get your best friend as a Christmas gift.

I love having this in my room because I love doing spa-day Fridays, especially when it’s been a long week! 

My face feels stretched and more open after using the device, and I feel like my skincare products are more effective when I steam my face first. 

Give your bestie this pleasure, and when they invite you for a hangout, you can steam your faces together and have a relaxing night.

This facial steamer is truly the perfect gift for your best friend.

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16. Facial Cleaning System

Vanity Planet Facial Cleansing System

One other item for the ultimate relaxing experience is this facial cleansing system.

Getting this for your best friend as a Christmas gift will help them love cleansing their faces even more; it will keep their face clean and free of dirt that’s invisible to the eyes.

I like that the product comes in three different brush sizes because I can choose whether I want to cleanse or exfoliate, or I can use the other brush if my skin feels a little sensitive. 

It’s a truly wonderful purchase, and it’s an even more amazing gift to give to your best friend.

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17. Brass Candle Holder

Zuo Modern Candle Holder, 17 3/4"H x 13 13/16"W x 5 15/16"D, Antique Brass

No one likes a space that doesn't have a little flair, and if your friend is like me, who loves decorating their spaces, then I would give them this brass candle holder as a Christmas gift. 

I love the modern design of the candle holder, and I’m sure that your friend will love it too, especially if they are going for modern rustic decor. 

The product will be the perfect addition to any room; it will be an eye-catcher. I love that the tinted glass creates the illusion of a soft glow on the holder.

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18. Ceramic Tea Set

Bgbg Porcelain Teapot Set-Ceramic Tea Set With 1 Teapot (10 OZ / 300ML),4 Teacups (3 OZ / 90ML),1 Loose Leaf Tea Canister and 1 Tea Tray ,Portable Small Size Set for Home ,Travel and Outdoor

You are never too old to have a tea party.

If your best friend loves drinking tea and having tea parties, then this ceramic tea set is one of the best things you could give them as a Christmas gift. 

The set comes with a teapot, a loose leaf tea canister, a tray, and four teacups. This covers everything you’ll need for an intimate tea party with friends. 

I love how sleek it looks and that it comes with a tray that absorbs spills for easy clean-up.

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19. Lightweight Sweater

Amazon Essentials Women's Classic-Fit Lightweight Cable Long-Sleeve Mockneck Sweater, Bright Yellow, X-Small

If you are going for a classic Christmas gift, then look no further because classic comes in the form of a sweater.

Give the gift of warmth and style with Amazon Essentials’ lightweight sweater that comes in ten colors. 

I love that it is a mock neck sweater because I think that the mock neck adds more style and flair to the piece. 

I am sure that your friend would appreciate this gift and will think of you whenever they pull out this staple from their wardrobe.

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20. Bookcase

Realspace Vista 4 Shelf Bookcase Silver - Office Depot

For the best friend who is well-read or the one who wants her own library at home, the most amazing Christmas gift is this four-tier bookcase, which can hold many books and will fit perfectly in anyone’s room. 

I love the modern design on this one, and it looks sturdy enough to hold heavy books.

The bookcase is spacious enough for other trinkets too!

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21. French Press

Bonjour® Monet French Press

If your best friend drinks coffee religiously, but the art of coffee making is never lost on them, then this magnificent French press is the best Christmas gift. 

Its sleek design is very eye-catching, and I love that there are options to purchase how many cups you can make.

Plus, the handle is cool-touch for safety! Your friend would definitely love brewing aromatic coffees from here and they will think of you every time they use it. 

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22. Ring Light

Neewer Ring Light Kit:18"/48cm Outer 55W 5500K Dimmable LED Ring Light, Light Stand, Carrying Bag for Camera,Smartphone,YouTube,TikTok,Self-Portrait Shooting, Black, Model:10088612

For your best friend who loves getting glammed up or loves looking modelesque over virtual meetings, then this ring light is the perfect Christmas gift.

The ring light is easy to install, which is a plus, because it makes it easy to use! 

I love that it comes with a smartphone holder — Instagram stories are about to look good. 

Your best friend would love that you are looking out for them by giving them good lighting, so they can flex their features on whatever platform they engage in.

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23. Tote Bag

Easy as Sunday Tote Bag 19L *Online Only | Bags | lululemon

This Lululemon tote is another great college bag for any girl. It’s large in size, has a drawstring top for easy access to your belongings, and is made of a water-repellent fabric.

I recommend this stylish bag to someone who has a more sporty, yet relaxed style. This bag is perfect for holding everything you need and making you look fashionable.

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24. Snap Scarf

Customizable Snap Scarf | Women's Scarves & Wraps | lululemon

Personally, I think that scarves are versatile enough, but they are even more versatile if they are a snapping scarf like this one from Lululemon. 

This scarf can be transformed into a wrap, a cardigan, or an infinity scarf. It can be used in many different ways, which is why I love it!

You’re giving your best friend the Christmas gift of versatility if you give them this scarf.

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25. Apple Watch Nike

Apple Watch Nike Series 6 (GPS + Cellular) with Nike Sport Band

Apple watches are godsent. I use mine constantly for almost everything, but what I love most is that it keeps me away from my phone. 

I can check messages and receive calls from my watch, which are the primary uses of a mobile phone, steering me away from distractions like social media. 

It can also remind me of tasks that need to be done, help me set an alarm, and do many other things.

Your best friend would love this gift. Plus, it comes with a sleek Nike band that is simply stunning.

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Christmas Gifts For Your Guy Best Friend

26. Mud Mask

SheaMoisture® 6 oz. African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask

Guys need the gift of relaxation too, and there’s no better gift than this clarifying mud mask for blemish-prone skin.

This facial mask removes impurities from your skin, improving its appearance. 

I love that the product is made with natural ingredients and is cruelty-free. Most products that claim to be natural have hidden chemicals in them that are harmful to the skin. 

Introduce your guy best friend to the world of facial masks by giving him this mud mask as a Christmas gift.

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27. Surge Short

Surge Short 6" Liner | Men's Shorts | lululemon

For your guy best friend who loves to go out on runs, the Surge Short from Lululemon is the perfect gift.

The lightweight, four-way stretch and sweat-wicking fabric allows for total running movement and ease. 

With fifteen colors, you can personalize the gift to your best friend’s preference.

I love that it’s sweat-wicking because most running shorts stick to sweat, making it hard to move. 

With these shorts, movement will be easy even when sweating a lot.

As someone who likes running from time to time, I think this is the perfect gift for your best friend this Christmas.

He would highly appreciate the comfort and style.

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28. Nike Golf Bag

Nike Air Hybrid

If your guy best friend loves golf or was just introduced to the wonderful sport, then this Nike golf bag is the best gift you can get him this Christmas. 

While golf facilities usually offer club and bag rentals, it’s better when you own one; it removes the extra time of renting and then playing with clubs and bags that are usually overused. 

This Nike bag has a water-resistant hood to protect the clubs from wet weather, and the durable and lightweight material makes it easy to lug around the course. 

I love the classic design of Nike golf bags! There are tons of bags out there, but many golfers use this one for a reason. Your golfer best friend would love this gift!

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29. Slim Wallet

RUNBOX Minimalist Slim Wallet for Men with Money Clip RFID Blocking Front Pocket Leather Mens Wallets(orange&black)…

It’s hard to find wallets slim enough to fit in your jeans or shorts pocket.

Usually, regular wallets create an unnecessary and sometimes uncomfortable bulge that is inconvenient, especially when you’re always on the go. 

Problem solved! This slim wallet from Amazon combines functionality and design.

Your best friend will appreciate the space the wallet provides so they can store their cards, IDs, and cash without having to worry about the size of the wallet. 

I love that it can store up to ten cards without the wallet being hefty to carry around. 

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30. Electric Shaver Set

Braun® Series 7 Flex Electric Shaver System

No more awful razor cuts with this electric shaver system from Bed Bath & Beyond.

Give your guy best friend the gift of ease in shaving by giving them this shaving set. 

The set comes with different attachments for different needs — from a stubble trimmer to an exfoliating brush attachment.

I like that it’s rechargeable and doesn’t require batteries; that’s one less thing I have to worry about.

For sure, your best friend would appreciate this gift!

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31. Deep Tissue Massager

Sharper Image® Powerboost Deep Tissue Massager

Whether your best friend likes lifting weights or is always in a situation where they’re using their muscles, this deep tissue massager is the perfect gift for them to relax the stress on their bodies. 

The massager is especially perfect for sports recovery, relieving sore muscles and tissue tension. 

Your best friend would love the five different attachments that come with this gift.

I love that the industrial-grade motor is quiet, so I can’t hear much of the noisy buzzing.

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32. Wall Painting 

Bedding, Bath Towels, Cookware, Fine China, Wedding & GiftRegistry | Bed Bath & Beyond

If your best friend likes embellishing their walls for added personality, like I do, then this Stephen’s Painting canvas wall art is the best Christmas gift you can get them. 

The art shows a bunny in a three-piece suit, combining quirky and professional.

This eccentric wall art will be the focal point of any room. 

The background on the art is what I love; it’s toned down so you really see the bunny popping out.

Plus, it won’t overpower any color scheme or aesthetic I’m going for.

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33. PS5 Controlling Charging Station

PS5 Charging Station, PS5 Controller Charger Station for Dualsense Controller, Upgrade PS5 Controller Charger with 5V/3A Fast Charging AC Adapter, BEBONCOOL PS5 Charger Stand for Dual Controller

If your best friend is one of the lucky people to get the elusive PlayStation 5, then this charging station is the perfect Christmas gift for them. 

The charging station allows for two PS5 controllers to charge at the same time, reducing the waiting time for controller use.

Personally, I love that I can dock my controllers on the station and they’ll charge, instead of having to plug and unplug cords.

Make your guy best friend happy this Christmas and get him the gift he’ll appreciate the most.

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34. Screen Magnifier

12’’ Screen Magnifier for Smartphone – Mobile Phone 3D Magnifier Projector Screen for Movies, Videos, and Gaming – Foldable Phone Stand with Screen Amplifier – Compatible with All Smartphones

For the best friend who loves watching and chilling, this screen magnifier is the best Christmas gift.

The screen magnifier acts like a projector for small phone screens, magnifying it to give its users a better viewing experience. 

I love that the product is lightweight and portable, so I can bring it anywhere with me.

It’s a great substitute for carrying around a 15-inch laptop to watch Netflix shows.

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35. Jogger

ABC Jogger 30" *Ventlight™ | Men's Joggers | lululemon

Style that doesn’t discount comfort is 2021’s biggest trend. After being in lockdowns, clothes that make us comfortable is what’s in. 

But this doesn’t mean that you have to give up on looking good and presentable. It just means you have to find the right product that elicits both.

This jogger from Lululemon does just that. 

The joggers are designed for people on the move and who love comfort! Plus, the design mimics that of chinos.

This is the best gift you could get for your guy best friend this Christmas.

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36. Turntable

Innovative Technology Victrola Bluetooth® Suitcase Record Player, 5"H x 10"W x 14"D, Union Jack

For your best friend that’s a music lover, this turntable is an awesome gift.

It’s not only a perfect addition to any living space because of its vintage feel, but hearing music from a vinyl player has a different kind of vibe. 

Plus, this turntable has a Bluetooth option, so your friend can connect it to their smartphone and play whatever music they want. 

I love that it mimics a suitcase with a built-in carry handle because portability is key to products like this.

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37. Nike Sunglasses

Nike Show X3

I love the design of these sunglasses from Nike; it’s like ski gear that meets dirt biking gear, but for everyday use!

This is one of the best Christmas gifts to get your guy best friend. I am sure he will like the anti-fogging and lightweight features. 

The sunglasses are also designed to the specifications of elite athletes, and I’m sure your best friend would love to know that.

The colors of the sunglasses are unique and will definitely catch your eye.

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38. 1/2 Zip

Surge Warm 1/2 Zip | Men's Long Sleeve Tops | lululemon

Half zips are my personal favorite for whenever I’m on the move, lounging, or when I am doing my exercises.

It truly is both fashionable and functional, and your guy best friend would love to receive one as a Christmas gift. 

I love that it comes in neutral colors because it will go with any shoes and other accessories

I might have. If your best friend loves comfort and style, then this is the perfect gift.

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39. Bluetooth Speaker

Bluetooth Speakers, DOSS SoundBox Touch Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers with 12W HD Sound and Bass, 20H Playtime, Handsfree, Speakers for Home, Outdoor, Travel-Black

For the friend who loves bopping to music or the one who has an awesome Spotify playlist, this Bluetooth speaker is an awesome gift. 

Its waterproof feature allows the Bluetooth speaker to be brought anywhere, rain or shine!

If your best friend can’t live without listening to their favorite music in the shower, then they will like this speaker. 

It comes in ten different colors, which I absolutely love, especially the blue one.

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40. Personalized Baseball Bat

Name and Number Baseball Bat

For the guy best friend who loves baseball, this personalized bat is one of the best gifts you can give him.

The bat can be engraved with your best friend’s name, letting him know that he is the MVP in your life. 

I love that it’s personal and commemorative, especially with the engraving feature. 

It’s the perfect decor or desk buddy for anyone, and your friend will remember that it was you who gave him the bat.

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41. Gaming Headset

Logitech® G432 7.1 Surround Sound Over-The-Ear Wired Gaming Headset, 981-000769

If your guy best friend is obsessed with gaming, then there’s no better gift than this gaming headset.

The headset features the ultimate gaming experience with surround sound. 

I love that the headset offers an immersive experience — the gameplay is better that way.

If you know that your best friend would love this, then you should get it for him as a Christmas gift.

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42. Windrunner

Nike Windrunner

Made with recycled polyester fibers, this windrunner is the perfect companion for runners or hikers.

The jacket is made with water-repellent materials and a packable design that is perfect to bring outdoors. 

If your best friend is an avid hiker or runner, then this is the best Christmas gift you can get them.

I love that it’s stashable because it makes it easy to carry!

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43. Crocs

Crocs Men's and Women's Classic Clog, Pepper, 14 Women / 12 Men

Crocs are becoming popular again. If you have a best friend who loves to rock the trends, then you should give them Crocs for Christmas. 

There are a lot of colors to choose from, which I absolutely love because it brings back childhood memories. 

Plus, you get to decorate your crocs for that campy, quirky, and trendy vibe.

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44. Playstation Store Gift card

$20 PlayStation Store Gift Card [Digital Code]

There’s no easier gift than the gift of a Playstation store gift card.

I would argue that it is still personal because it’s tailored to the store that you know your best friend would love, but they have the liberty to buy whatever they want from that store.

It’s a win-win for everyone. 

I also love these because you can choose any amount, depending on your budget. Your best friend would love to receive this as a Christmas gift, no doubt.

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45. Parka

Cold City Parka | Men's Jackets & Coats | lululemon

For the cold days, keep your best friend warm by giving them this parka from Lululemon as a Christmas gift. 

I love that it’s waterproof for snowy or rainy weather, and that it’s heavily insulated. Your best friend would love the comfort this parka will provide.

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Customizable Best Friend Christmas Gifts

46. Why You’re My Bestie

Knock Knock Why You’re My Bestie Fill-in-the-Blank Gift Journal

The best Christmas gift for your best friend is this customizable journal that you can fill out and give to them.

It’s fun because you write about what you think of your bestie, and they will laugh or cry reading it! 

It’s a truly personal gift to give to your best friend. I love that I can make the most out of this journal — I can say things that will make my best friend sob or words that will get them laughing to death. 

Memories with best friends are too precious, and this gift commemorates them.

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47. Custom Air Force 1

Nike Air Force 1 Low By You

If a simple Air Force 1 isn’t up to you or your best friend’s taste, then the gift of a customized pair is the best one to give them this Christmas. 

You can customize this gift according to what your best friend truly likes.

I love that every aspect of the shoe can be altered and changed because I can tailor it to my friend’s aesthetic. 

If you really want something customizable, then this is the best gift to give.

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48. Custom Whiskey Glass

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To commemorate the good times, give your best friend a customized whiskey glass; whether it displays you and your best friend’s name or a memorable date is completely up to you, but I am sure that they will smile whenever they see this gift. 

I love that the customization puts a twist on a classic whiskey glass because it adds more fun to it.

Plus, if whiskey is not your best friends’ choice of drink, the glass is suitable for any beverage.

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49. Custom Flask

Personalized Flask Set For Boyfriend - Engraved Custom Hip Flasks - Stainless Steel with Leather Flask Gifts For Men, Birthday Valentine's Christmas Gift (Black-For Boyfriend)

Another fun custom item to give to your best friend as a Christmas gift is this customizable flask. 

I am positive that your friend will love the leather finish, and I love that it comes with stainless steel shot glasses.

This custom flask won’t disappoint anyone who receives it. 

Your message can be how you appreciate the friendship you and your friend have, or it can be an inside joke!

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50. It’s Me Photo Frame

It's Me Collage Photo Frame

If you are looking for a funny Christmas gift, then this customizable photo frame is the best one to give to your best friend.

You can put photos of your memories together or your best friend’s childhood pictures. 

Getting the frame is a truly personal way to show appreciation of your friend and the moments you shared. I like that it’s easy to assemble, and it shows my best friend’s name on it.

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51. Vintage Jewelry Box

SOFTALK Vintage Square Jewelry Box -Natural Wood Musical Boxs with Customizable Photos Wind Up Decorative Box Keepsake Gift Box Case for Gifts for Christmas,Birthday and Valentine's Day Tune : Anastasia-Once upon a december

For a friend who owns lots of jewelry with nowhere to store it, this vintage jewelry box is the perfect Christmas gift.

You can customize it by putting a picture of you and your friend together, so they’ll remember you whenever they grab a ring or earrings. 

I love that the boxes are made of real wood because it adds to that vintage effect. 

Plus, if your friend loves Disney’s Anastasia, then the song that plays every time the box is open will be magical for them.

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52. DIY Gift Box

EKKONG Explosion Gift Box, DIY Photo Album, Creative Gift Box with 6 Faces for Birthday, Wedding,Graduation, Valentine's Day and Mother's Day Gift(Black)

If your gift for your best friend is as simple as a watch, go the extra mile and get this DIY gift box that you can customize however you want. 

The box has six faces where you can put a variety of pictures and memories that you and your best friend shared. 

Also, you can write letters and put in memorabilia of your friendship.

I love that you can put the gift in the center, because it reminds me that memories are more important than materialistic things.

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53. Beer Glass Set

Personalized Beer Glass Gift Set - 9 Premium Etched Customizable Designs for Birthday, Anniversary, Housewarming, Wedding - Great Gift for Men, Women, Couples - Engraved by Froolu

For the friend who can chug a glass of beer in seconds, this customizable beer glass set is the perfect Christmas gift.

The set comes with a coaster and a glass that you can customize to your best friend’s taste. 

I like that it comes with a coaster that you can also personalize because it adds more value to the gift. I am positive that your best friend will love this gift.

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54. Cutting Board

Personalized Cutting Board, 11 Designs, 9x6, Bamboo Cutting Board - Wedding Gifts for the Couples, Housewarming Gifts, Anniversary Gift for Her, Gift for Parents and Grandma, Engraved Kitchen Sign

If your best friend can rival Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen, then this cutting board is the best gift you can get them for Christmas. 

I like how I can choose different designs to accompany my best friend’s name on the cutting board, so it won’t look plain.

Your friend would absolutely enjoy cutting the ingredients for the next Michelin star dish on this.

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55. Morse Code Bracelet

RWQIAN Customize Personalized Morse Code Bracelet Adjustable Handmade Rope Friendship Bracelet inspirational Jewelry Gift for Best Friend (Customize 1pc)

Sometimes it feels like you and your best friend speak the same language that no one else understands.

Highlight that power with this morse code bracelet that can be customized to something that only you and your friend know. 

It is the best Christmas gift for your best friend, especially if you get the same one; it will reaffirm your bond with each other. 

I really love that you can customize the morse code because it is more personal and secretive that way.

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Final Thoughts on Best Christmas Gifts for Friends

No matter what gift you get for your best friend this Christmas, I am sure that it will be highly appreciated.

Remember, gifts should only reaffirm the bond that you already have with your best friend, and Christmastime is perfect for that.

I hope you found an amazing gift idea for your best friend.

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Finding the perfect high school graduation gift can be hard.

How do you show your admiration for a graduate’s accomplishments while ensuring the gift is affordable and something they’ll enjoy?

We have compiled a list of 70 thoughtful high school graduation gifts so you can easily find inspiration!

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Best High School Graduation Gifts

Picture Frame

Melannco Customizable Letterboard 8-Opening Photo Collage, 19 x 17 inch,Distressed Black

Collect your grad’s favorite photos and high school memories to present a collage of moments within a frame.

This great high school graduation gift allows your grad to take these memories with them wherever they end up.

This frame found on Amazon includes eight spaces for photos with a letterboard in the middle. There’s plenty of room to get creative!

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Kindle

Kindle Paperwhite – Now Waterproof with 2x the Storage – Ad-Supported

Congratulate your recent grad by gifting them a way to read on the go. They’ll love this compact device that can hold over a thousand books.

It’s great for taking on a plane or to the beach. A single battery charge can last for weeks and the device is waterproof.

Who knows when your grad will want to wind down and read a book while on their grand adventures!

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T-shirt Blanket

Bedding, Bath Towels, Cookware, Fine China, Wedding & GiftRegistry | Bed Bath & Beyond

This graduation gift is a great way for grads to look back on their best high school memories.

Ask your high school graduate for some of their old t-shirts, and sew them together on a fleece blanket for a practical keepsake.

This blanket from Bed Bath & Beyond is pill-resistant, warm and machine washable! My mom made me a T-shirt blanket for my graduation.

It’s a nice reminder of home while I’m away at university.

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Keurig

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer, 6 to 12 Oz. Brew Sizes, Black

A coffee maker is a must-have for any coffee-loving grad. If they’re in a rush, they can brew a cup easily to brighten up their morning.

With this Keurig, you can add a pod to brew 6-12 oz. of your favorite drink.

The cleanup is easy, just toss the coffee pod in the garbage when you’re finished.

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Aromatherapy Diffuser

Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set - Ultrasonic Diffuser & Top 10 Essential Oils - 400ml Diffuser with 4 Timer & 7 Ambient Light Settings - Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils - Lavender

If you’re shopping for Christmas gifts for parents with young kids, candles may not be an option. A great alternative for home fragrance fanatics is an aromatherapy diffuser.

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Travel Mug

S'ip by S'well Stainless Steel Travel Mug - 16 Fl Oz - Flat White - Double-Layered Vacuum-Insulated Travel Mug Keeps Coffee, Tea and Drinks Cold for 16 Hours and Hot for 4 - BPA-Free Water Bottle

A travel mug is a high school graduation gift that anyone can appreciate. This mug’s triple-layered insulation can keep drinks cold for up to 26 hours.

Your grad can take their preferred drink with them wherever they go this cute cup of their favorite color, too!

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Suitcase

Samsonite Omni PC Hardside Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels, Teal, Carry-On 20-Inch

Not only is a suitcase a very practical gift but it’s a great reminder to your grad that there are many exciting adventures in their future!

These Samsonite suitcases come in three different sizes for whatever traveling your grad hopes to do.

They’re also scratch-resistant and include locks to keep their belongings safe.

I can’t tell you how many times my suitcases have been put to use when flying to and from school. 

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Instant Camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera, Flamingo Pink

Whether or not your graduate is into photography, they’ll appreciate this Fujifilm Instax Mini camera that automatically prints out images.

Although the camera film is relatively pricey, it’s definitely worth it.

The photos make for cute keepsakes and wall decorations. I’ve been able to collect so many of my favorite memories with mine!

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Paint By Numbers

Amazing Amalfi - Modern Monet Paint by Numbers Kits for Adults, 16x20

Paint by Numbers is a fun, calming activity for your grad and the end-product makes for cute wall decor!

Choose a pretty landscape or re-create a famous painting. This kit includes all of the brushes and paint you’ll need.

Buy two if you want a fun way to spend time with your grad!

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Echo Dot

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Charcoal

Get your graduate the gift of convenience.

You can speak to this smart speaker to control your music, ask questions, create reminders and alarms, check the weather, etc.

It’s also an easy way to make calls while multitasking.

This is a great high school graduation gift since your graduate will be busy doing great things and planning for the future!

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Nike Apple Watch

Nike

This watch is an awesome gift for any sporty high school graduate.

Sensors can keep track of activities, and you can compete with your friends, win awards and access personalized coaching.

This Nike Apple Watch can also perform tasks such as tracking sleep, setting reminders and controlling your music. I love to use mine throughout the entire day.

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Nice Wallet

Carhartt Legacy Passcase Wallet, Brown, One Size

Get your high school graduate a stylish wallet as a gift for their accomplishments. Leather wallets such as these never go out of style.

This pocket-sized wallet is made of full-grain leather, so it’s durable and tidy.

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College Merch

Nike

If your high school graduate is off to college, get them some nice merch to start off their college careers!

Nike offers T-Shirts and other apparel to support hundreds of different US colleges. You can bet you’ll be able to find something for your graduate!

These polyester and cotton shirts are comfortable and casual. And, college apparel can help your graduate feel at home when they’re at school.

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Lululemon Joggers

ABC Jogger 30" | Men's Pants | lululemon

These best-selling joggers from Lululemon are a high school graduation gift that your recipient is sure to love.

This pair is great for stylish everyday wear, and they offer plenty of room for comfort as the leg tapers sit just above the ankle.

These joggers also have hidden pockets, so your grad can store their keys, money, etc

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Backpack

Nike Brasilia

Whether or not your graduate is off to college or an athlete, they will appreciate this sturdy backpack to hold everything they need for their day. 

This backpack is water resistant to keep the contents safe from rain or spills. It also includes a padded sleeve for your graduate’s laptop.

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Nike Shoes

Nike Blazer Low '77 Vintage

Anyone can use a reliable and stylish pair of sneakers. You don’t have to be sporty to like them—they’re great for walking around.

This vintage design incorporates comfortable soles, so they shouldn’t bother your feet one bit.

Your graduate could use this gift when they’re on the go in their busy and exciting lives!

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Portable Charger

iWALK Mini Power Bank for iPhone with Built in Cable, 3350mAh Ultra-Compact Portable Charger Battery Pack Compatible with iPhone12 Mini/12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/11 Pro/XS Max/XR/X and More

A wireless charger is a practical gift your graduate will appreciate.

It’s always annoying when your phone dies while you’re out and about, but a wireless charger is a great way to avoid this issue.

I use mine all the time when traveling and running errands.

This one is lightweight and compatible with iPhones. Your graduate can carry it around in their pocket or their purse!

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Noise-canceling Headphones

COWIN E7 PRO [Upgraded] Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone/Deep Bass Wireless Headphones Over Ear 30H Playtime for Travel/Work/TV/Computer/Cellphone - Black

Noise-canceling headphones proved their value during the pandemic.

They are great for students to take classes over zoom without distraction or to zero in on their work.

Of course, they can also enjoy their music, videos and movies while canceling other noises like city traffic or loud voices.

The ear cushions are comfortable, too!

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Docking Station

TESLYAR Wood Phone Docking Station Ash Key Holder Wallet Stand Watch Organizer Men Gift Husband Wife Anniversary Dad Birthday Nightstand Purse Father Graduation Male Travel Idea Gadgets

Get your high school graduate this tidy docking station for their desk or nightstand so they can charge their phone and keep all other objects (keys, wallet, watch) organized.

This docking station is functional and aesthetically pleasing. It’s made of a solid ash tree and can be easily assembled.

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Planner

AT A GLANCE 15 Month Planner 7026005 - Office Depot

Organization is a great high school graduation gift. They’ll be able to see all their exciting plans and goals laid out for them in the pages.

I’d never get anything done without my beloved planner.

This one from Office Depot includes monthly and daily pages, and the paper is resistant to ink bleed.

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Cologne

Versace Eros Flame for Men 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray

Cologne is a great gift for any guy on any occasion. That’s why we suggest it for your high school graduate.

Even if they already have a bottle, they’ll appreciate a new scent to choose from when they’re getting ready for the day.

This Eau de Parfum by Versace is a bestseller on Amazon.

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Candle

WoodWick® White Tea & Jasmine 22 oz. Jar Candle

Gift your high school graduate this White Tea and Jasmine candle.

They’ll enjoy the soothing scent as they’re getting ready in the morning or after a long day.

I always like to light a candle when I’m reading or studying. This candle has a wooden wick that mimics the comforting sound of a crackling fire.

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Cookware Set

T-fal Signature Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set, 12-Piece, Black

A cookware set is a thoughtful high school graduation gift if your grad is moving away from home.

Even if it’s on the horizon, it’ll come in handy whenever they move into their new apartment or dorm room.

Or, this is a great gift if your graduate is looking to brush up on their culinary skills!

This set includes 2 pots, 2 pans, a dutch oven, griddle and some cooking utensils. This set is dishwasher-safe, too!

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Shaving Kit

Luxury Safety Razor Shaving Kit - Includes Double Edge Safety Razor, Stand, Bowl, After-Shave Balm, Pre-Shave Oil, Badger Brush - Safety Razor Kit

This nice shaving kit includes a double edge razor, after-shave balm, pre-shave oil, a stand bowl and a badger brush.

Your graduate can practice self-care and get good use out of this quality kit. This one includes only the highest-rated products. I got a shaving kit for my brother and he loves it! 

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Skincare For Him

HOMMEFACE Revitalizing Hydrogel Facial Sheet Mask Set for Men (5 sheets)

Gift your high school graduate these facial sheet masks to help them put their best selves out there!

They’ll love to treat themselves to some relaxation and tend their skin at the same time!

These masks are designed specifically for men, are cruelty-free and have an easy cleanup.

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Bracelet

Murtoo Mens Leather Bracelet with Magnetic Clasp Cowhide Multi-Layer Braided Leather Mens Bracelet

A stylish leather bracelet can be a subtle addition to any outfit.

This bracelet is genuine leather and has a stainless-steel clasp, so this bracelet should last.

Get your high school graduation this small reminder of how much you care for them. They’ll think of you everytime they wear it!

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Hammock

Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock for Camping Single & Double Hammocks Gear for The Outdoors Backpacking Survival or Travel - Portable Lightweight Parachute Nylon SO Black & Grey

I absolutely love my hammock. I always take it with me hiking, and sometimes I like to take it out in my backyard on a nice day.

Your high school graduate doesn’t even have to enjoy nature to appreciate this gift—it’s such a nice way to relax!

This hammock comes with carabiners and 9ft long straps. The whole thing can be folded into the size of an eggplant, so it’s easy to travel with as well.

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Jacket

Wrangler Authentics Men's Long Sleeve Quilted Lined Flannel Shirt Jacket with Hood, Vintage Night, X-Large

Everyone could use a casual jacket for chilly days. Get your graduate this flannel shirt jacket for comfortable everyday wear.

This jacket from Amazon is 100% cotton and the quilted polyester padding makes for added warmth.

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Portfolio

Samsonite® Leather Portfolio, 12" x 16.5" x 5", Brown

If your graduate is off to work or college, this leather portfolio is a stylish way for them to carry around their papers and daily-use objects.

There are handy pouches specific for cell phones, notebooks and computers.

It’s comfortable and practical; the strap is padded so you can carry everything with comfort. 

It can act as both a professional and casual bag!

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Tent

Pacific Pass Camping Tent 2 Person Family Dome Tent with Removable Rain Fly, Easy Set Up for Camp Backpacking Hiking Outdoor, Navy Blue

Does your graduate enjoy nature? Are they adventurous? A tent might be the perfect high school graduation gift for them.

This two-person tent can be packed up tightly, which is convenient for packing for college and hiking trips.

Set up is also easy--it only takes five minutes!

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High School Graduation Gifts For Her

Jackpot Candle

Jackpot Candles Ocean Breeze Candle with Ring Inside (Surprise Jewelry Valued at $15 to $5,000) Ring Size 5

A nice-smelling candle is a thoughtful gift for any high school graduate. But, this one comes with a surprise.

Inside the candle is a ring valued between $15 and $5000! Your graduate will enjoy melting away their candle to find their piece of jewelry.

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Planner

Blue Sky™ Day Designer Daily/Monthly Planner, 8" x 10", Rugby Stripe Apricot, July 2021 To June 2022, 127381

Just as it is for men, organization is a great high school graduation gift for women. This one is decorated with apricot stripes and gold outlines.

You can see your month outlined on the calendar pages or plan your days in detail down to the minute.

It also comes with fun stickers to make your day plans seem a little more fun.

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Bath Bombs

Bubbly Belle Bath Bombs Gift Set

Slipping into a bath with a bath bomb is a great way to end the day. Your graduate deserves to relax after their years of hard work!

Get them this bath bomb gift set so they can treat themselves.

It comes with 12 handmade bath bombs in wonderful fragrances such as lavender, orange and peppermint.

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Fairy Lights

12 Pack Led Fairy Lights Battery Operated String Lights Waterproof Silver Wire 7 Feet 20 Led Firefly Starry Moon Lights for DIY Wedding Party Bedroom Patio Christmas Warm White

Your graduate will love these dainty fairy lights for their rooms. They’re a pretty addition to any wall, headboard, mirror, etc.

These battery-powered lights can be used in all sorts of creative ways and add a comfy ambience to a room!

The wire is thin and flexible, so you can easily hang them or wrap them around objects. I like to hang small pictures on mine.

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Kendra Scott Necklace

Kendra Scott Elisa Short Pendant Necklace for Women, Dainty Fashion Jewelry, 14k Gold-Plated, Ivory Mother of Pearl

Get your high school graduate this nice, yet affordable necklace.

There are many different stones to choose from, so you’re sure to find a style and color that suits your graduate nicely.

They’re great for both daily wear and more formal occasions. And, your graduate will think of you every time they wear it! 

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Cork Boards

10 Pack Self-Adhesive Cork Board Tiles Mini Wall Bulletin Board with 50 Multi-Color Push Pins

I got these cork boards for my bedroom. They’re conveniently self-adhesive, so adding them to a wall is easy.

They also come with push pins! These cork boards are a cute way for your graduate to decorate their rooms and hang pictures.

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Decorative Pillows

Thro Chubby Faux Fur Square Decorative Pillows (Set of 2)

A cute pillow can brighten up any room or piece of furniture. Get your graduate this set of fuzzy pillows to decorate their room or take with them to college.

Or, get them a pillow with their hometown on it. Who knew a pillow could be a great reminder of home?


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Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Plated Infinity Sterling Silver Post Hoop Earrings for Women

The 14K gold plated infinity hoop earrings are a nice high school graduation gift for her.

She’ll be able to wear them casually or on more formal occasions.

Also, the gold plating will help ensure that these earrings don’t discolor or irritate your graduate’s skin.

All of the metals are hypoallergenic, too! If your graduate is not satisfied with them, these earrings come with a 90 day guarantee.

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Lululemon Leggings

Align Pant 25" | Women's Yoga Pants | lululemon

These best-selling leggings are designed for yoga, but they’re also great for casual athletic wear and lounging around the house.

Your high school graduate is sure to appreciate these high-quality leggings! The Nulu fabric is described as “buttery-soft.”

I’ve been shopping at Lululemon for a while now, and I find that their apparel is super comfortable and lasts a long time.

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Water Bottle

Back to Life Sport Bottle *24oz | Water Bottles | lululemon

This Lululemon water bottle comes in many different colors and is a practical high school graduation gift.

The insulation can keep liquids cold or hot, and the lid is leak-proof. And the double-wall design keeps condensation from sticking to the bottle.

Your graduate will be able to take their favorite drinks with them on the go!

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Yoga Mat

The Reversible Mat 5mm | Women's Yoga Mats | lululemon

Yoga has been one of my favorite activities since I started college as it’s great for the mind and body.

Encourage your graduate to pick up a new hobby or continue their practice.

This yoga mat is reversible and has a nice grip that absorbs moisture so you can balance with ease.

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Everywhere Belt Bag

Everywhere Belt Bag 1L | Bags | lululemon

This fanny-pack style bag from Lululemon will give your high school graduate a fun and stylish way to carry around their phones, chapstick, keys, etc.

It includes both inner and outer pockets that zip shut.

This bag is designed for movement, so your graduate can take it with them on runs, hikes, or just walking around town.

It’s also water-resistant for rainy days!

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Nike Shoes

Nike Air Force 1 '07 $90

Your high school graduate will love these Nike Air Force 1’s.

They’re very popular among that age group and the foam midsole and lightweight design make them great for walking around.

They can be worn with sweatpants, jeans, or dressing down a skirt or sundress for streetwear.

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Perfume

VERSACE BRIGHT CRYSTAL by Gianni Versace EDT SPRAY 3 OZ

I’d take perfume as a gift any day. Your graduate will love a nice bottle to give themselves a sweet spritz on their way out the door!

This one by Versace comes in a cute 3 oz. crystal bottle.

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Skin Gift Basket

Spa Gifts for Women, Spa Luxetique Spa Gift Basket, 12pcs Lavender Bath Set with Massage oil, Bath Salts, Body Scrub, Relaxing Bath Sets for Women Gifts, Mothers Day Gifts for Mom

This 12-piece gift basket comes with soap, bath bombs, massage oil, shower gel, body scrub, bubble bath, body butter, bath salt, hand cream and more.

Your high school graduate is sure to get use out of all these items. Bring the spa to them!

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Calligraphy Pen Set

Plotube Calligraphy Pen Set – Includes Wooden Dip Pen, Antique Brass Holder, 11 Nibs, 7 Ink Bottle and Beginner's Manual (7 colors)

Does your graduate like writing or drawing? A calligraphy pen set is such a fun way for your graduate to take notes, write letters, bullet journal, or draw.

I have a set at home, and calligraphy has become an unexpected hobby of mine!

This one comes with eleven nibs and seven different kinds of ink.

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Ulta Beaty Gift Card

Ulta Beauty $25 Gift Card

Still can’t figure out which gift your high school graduate would like best? Give them a nice Ulta gift card so you don’t have to decide!

Ulta is a great place for hair, makeup and skincare products. She can easily find something she’ll enjoy or stock up on her favorites.

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Nail Polish Set

Beetles 20 Pcs Gel Nail Polish Kit, Modern Muse Collection Soak off Nail Gel Polish Nude Gray Nail Polish Pink Blue Glitter Gel Polish Starter Kit with Glossy & Matte Top Coat and Base Coat Christmas

If your graduate enjoys painting their nails, this is a great gift for them.

This set has 20 colors to choose from, including glossy and matte coats, and the gel finish makes the polish last much longer.

The set comes in a gift box almost as pretty as the polishes!

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Essential Oil Necklace

YOUFENG Essential Oil Necklace Diffuser Family Tree of Life Necklace Pendant Aromatherapy Locket Gifts (Sunflower)

This essential oil necklace is a travel-friendly stress reliever. I actually have this necklace at home.

It comes with 49 refill pads for refreshing the essential oils. I like to add lavender oil and wear it when I’m anxious or stressed.

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Eyeshadow Pallet

Amazon.com : Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette, 12 Versatile Rosy Neutral Shades for Every Day - Ultra-Blendable, Rich Colors with Velvety Texture - Set Includes Mirror & Double-Ended Makeup Brush : Everything Else

Get this high-quality eyeshadow palette for your high school graduate. The shades are highly pigmented with a matte finish.

Even if they don’t wear eye makeup often, they’re sure to get use out of these pink and brown tones for formal occasions.

This pallet includes 12 shades that can cater to any outfit.

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Inexpensive High School Graduation Gifts- Under $20

Phone Cardholder

SHANSHUI Phone Card Holder, Silicone Adhesive Stick-on ID Credit Card Wallet Phone Case Pouch Sleeve Pocket Compatible with Most of Smartphones(iPhone/Android/Samsung Galaxy) - 5 Pack

These cardholders are inexpensive, yet lasting and are great for easy access to ID’s, credit cards, etc.

The backs of these cardholders have a strong adhesive, but it doesn’t leave any residue should you choose to remove it.

You can also personalize it with your graduate’s initials or designated university.

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Keychain

Graduation Gift Take Pride in How Far You Have Come Keychain Inspirational Letters Graduates Jewelry (Take Pride in)

A keychain is a cute and thoughtful gift. This one is made with stainless steel, so it’s resistant to rust or discoloration.

We especially like this one because it’s designed for graduates, but you can find others decorated with flowers, inspirational quotes, or the name of your graduate's hometown.

No matter which you choose, it’ll be a cute yet inexpensive gift.

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Gift Card

Blue Bow Gift Card

The great thing about gift cards is you can easily stay under budget!

If you want to give your grad a $15 Bed Bath and Beyond gift card to help alleviate the cost of any furniture or appliances they’ll need for their dorm room, they’re sure to appreciate it!

This card can range anywhere from $15 to $200. Spend as much as you’d like!

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Snack Care Package

Care Package (40 Count) Snacks Food Cookies Bars Chips Candy Variety fathers day Gift Box Pack Assortment Basket Bundle Mix Bulk Sampler Treat College Students Final Exam Office,Fathers Day

Food will never go unappreciated. Buy your graduate an assortment of their favorite snacks for under $20.

These include many sweet and salty snacks such as pretzels, goldfish and fruit snacks.

They all come in snack-size packages, so your graduate can easily pack treats for their busy days!

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Homemade Spa Kit

Bath Bombs Ultra Lux Gift Set - 6 XXL Fizzies with Natural Dead Sea Salt Cocoa and Shea Essential Oils - Best Gift Idea for Birthday, Mom, Girl, Him, Kids - Add to Bath Basket

An inexpensive, yet thoughtful high school graduation gift is a homemade spa kit. It’s easier than you would think.

Whip up a sugar scrub using ingredients around your household like sugar, honey, coffee grounds, coconut oil and peppermint extract.

You can package your scrub in cute 1 0z. plastic jars.

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Decorated Shower Caddy

madesmart Small Soft Grip Tote - Frost, Grey | BATH COLLECTION | 2-Compartments | Thick Handle for Carry-comfort | Multi-use Storage for Bath and Beauty Accessories | BPA-Free

A shower caddy is a must-have if your high school graduate is leaving for college.

I used mine every day of my freshman year to carry my things to and from the bathrooms.

This one includes two large compartments and a thick handle.

You can add your graduate’s name in puff paint or sharpie and some ribbon in their school colors!

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Monogram Sticker

Custom Personalized Vine or Circle Monogram Initials Sticker Decal Compatible with Yeti Cups, Laptops, Tumblers, Car Windows (Glitter Available)

Get your graduate a monogram sticker for their high school graduation gift.

You can personalize it to include their initials, and they can add the sticker to their water bottle, car window, or laptop.

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Succulents

Succulent Plants 6-Pack, Fully Rooted in Planter Pots with Soil - Real Live Potted Succulents, Hand Selected Random Variety Pack of Mini Succulents (6 Pack)

A canvas tote bag will surely be of use for your high school graduate.

This retro canvas bag is a great way for your graduate to carry stuff around with it’s inner pockets, and it can easily zip shut.

I use mine almost every day- I like to use them for carrying books around or packing for picnics.

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Journal With A Personal Note

Leather Journal Notebook(6x8 in) - Vintage Leather Bound Journals Handmade Rustic Finish Book for Men and Women Unlined Leather Craft Paper 300 Pages, Leather Notepad Diary, Pocket Diary To Write In

Get your high school graduate this beautiful, handcrafted leather journal for under $20.

Encourage your graduate to write down their thoughts and memories—they’ll want to remember some of the best years of their lives!

Good thing it has 300 pages to fit everything they’ll need to write!

You can add a personalized, sentimental note for your graduate on the first few pages to make this gift even more special.

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Tote Bag

Covelin Women's Retro Large Size Canvas Shoulder Bag Hobo Crossbody Handbag Casual Tote Dark Sea Green

Get your high school graduate this beautiful, handcrafted leather journal for under $20.

Encourage your graduate to write down their thoughts and memories—they’ll want to remember some of the best years of their lives!

Good thing it has 300 pages to fit everything they’ll need to write!

You can add a personalized, sentimental note for your graduate on the first few pages to make this gift even more special.

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Travel Pillow

World's Best Feather Soft Microfiber Neck Pillow, Charcoal

I never thought to buy myself a travel pillow, but I received one as a gift when I graduated and I’ve used it so much.

I fly to and from school, and I’m always sure to pack my travel pillow.

This hypoallergenic pillow can snap closed to keep it secure and is made of recycled materials, so it’s eco-friendly!

If your high school graduate is itching to travel and see the world, this gift is a thoughtful way to support them.

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Sweets

Barnett’s Chocolate Cookies Favors Gift Box Sampler, Gourmet Christmas Holiday Corporate Food Gifts, Mothers & Fathers Day, Thanksgiving, Birthday or Get Well Care Package Idea, 6 Unique Flavors

Celebrating any occasion calls for dessert.

Send your high school graduate this sampler of decorated chocolate cookies to show that you’re thinking about them.

Each unique flavor is hand dipped and carefully decorated. They’ll love to indulge in these treats!

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Puzzle

Buffalo Games - Charles Wysocki - Frederick the Literate - 750 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Multicolor, 24"L X 18"W

I love to spend rainy summer days working on a puzzle. This is a great high school graduation gift, as your graduate will hopefully have some newfound downtime!

It can also be a fun way for you and your graduate to spend some time together before they’re off to conquer the world!

This 750-piece puzzle shows the cutest cat napping on a bookshelf.

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Mug

Silver Buffalo Friends Central Perk Oversized Coffee, Soup Ceramic Mug, 24 Ounce Black

One can never have too many mugs—that’s what I say, anyway. Obviously, they’re great for coffee and tea.

I also like to use them as a fun way to hold my pens and pencils or to store my hair ties.

Get your graduate this Friends-themed 24 oz. mug for under $15.

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Letter Board

Felt Letter Board 10x10 (Black) | +685 PRE-Cut Letters +Stand +UPGRADED WOODEN Sorting Tray! Letters Board, Letter Boards, letterboard, Word Board, Message Board, Letter Sign, Changeable

A letter board makes for a cute decoration and unique high school graduation gift. Your graduate can arrange the letters and symbols into their favorite quote.

This one comes with over 685 pre-cut letters and a stand for the sign.

If you want, you could even open the box before you gift it to surprise your graduate with a thoughtful message.

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A Sentimental Card

Wunderkid Graduation Card, ConGRADulations, Congrats Graduate Class of 2021 (1 Single Card, Blank inside)

One of the most meaningful gifts you can give to your high school graduate is to write them a thoughtful note.

When I graduated, I received a note from one of my family members.

I still keep that note hanging on my wall because it means so much to me.

This cute “con[grad]ulations” card is perfect for the occasion-- write away!

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Fun Socks

Fun Colorful Socks Combed Cotton Stockings Mid Calf Art Patterned Funky Happy Sock Packs, 8 Pairs806, Free Size US 6-11

Sometimes, the silly gifts are the best gifts. Your graduate will love to run around in these funny little socks.

This pack comes with eight pairs of machine-washable crew socks. My personal favorite is the cow print!

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Phone Armband Case

TRIBE Water Resistant Cell Phone Armband Case Running Holder for iPhone Pro Max Plus Mini SE (12/11/X/XS/XR/8/7/6/5) Galaxy S Ultra Plus Lite Edge Note (21/20/10/9/8/7/6/5) Adjustable Strap Pocket Key

Does your high school graduate enjoy going on runs?

If they do, you should give them this phone armband case so they can easily exercise without having to worry about their phone.

The elastic armband is easily adjustable and water-resistant, and the case can fit many different types of cell phones.

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Himalayan Salt Lamp

Himalayan Glow Natural Pink Salt Lamp, Crystal Salt Lamp Night Light with (ETL Certified) Brightness Control Dimmer Switch, Wooden Base & Salt Lamps Bulb | 6-8 LBS

Get your high school graduate one of these popular salt lamps. They’re rumored to clean air and relieve stress.

Amazon describes this lamp as “soft light to help create a comfortable environment, to clean the air, to help them relieve mental pressure.”  

Regardless, its gentle glow will help create a relaxing environment in any room. 

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French Press

BAYKA French Press Coffee Tea Maker, 304 Stainless Steel Coffee Press with 4 Level Filtration System, Heat Resistant Thickened Borosilicate Glass, 21 Ounce, Copper

A French press is a great high school graduation gift for your coffee-loving grad.

This one is user-friendly, so they can easily control the strength of the brew.

The double stainless-steel filter ensures that no grounds find their way into your drink.

As an added bonus, this French press is under $20 with a sleek copper design. 

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Final Thoughts on High School Graduation Gifts

There are so many good gift options to give your high school graduate! Whether it’s practical, silly, sentimental, or indulgent, your grad is sure to love what you give them.

As long as you show them that you’re proud of them and their accomplishments, you’ll make their graduation even more special.

That’s a wrap. This article was all about high school graduation gifts.

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