As the end of the school year gets closer, it’s normal for parents to start scrambling as they try to think of that perfect gift to get their teen who has graduated from high school. It’s a big moment in their life, and one that should be celebrated by all, so a graduation gift is a great way to commemorate the life event. In order to help alleviate some of that stress of trying to come up with the “perfect gift”, here’s a look at fun, unique, and not-so-typical graduation gifts that may be perfect for your teen.
For the Book Lovers
If your teen is somewhat of a bookworm, then there are all kinds of fun gifts for book lovers that are sure to hit the mark. When you think of your teen curling up to read their favorite book, there are a couple of items that can go perfectly with it. Why not pick up a cute and funny mug, apparel that professes their love of reading, cozy socks, and a robe they can wrap themselves in. If your teen visits the library often or is off to college, then a book bag is a great way to go. Of course, you can include a healthy supply of bookmarks with whatever gift you give them.
For the Sports Fanatic
Maybe your teen is into sports and plays a variety of them or enjoys being a spectator at various sports events. The ultimate gift for the sports fanatic is tickets to see their favorite team in action, but outside of that you can also look into sports apparel, a sports camp or lessons, a visit to a local sports-themed museum/attraction, sports memorabilia like framed photos or signed items, and even new sports equipment/gear if they need some.
For the Music Lover
Just like with sports fanatics, tickets can be the perfect gift for a music lover – tickets to their favorite band or artist who will be coming to town. Other great gift ideas include fan gear, an iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play gift card so they can download music, a trip to a music festival, high-quality headphones or earbuds, or even a gift card to Ticketmaster so they can purchase their own event tickets.
For the Gamer
Video games are a popular interest for many teens out there, which can spark more ideas. You can pick up a new game for them, a gift card for their gaming platform, new controllers, wireless headphones, and fan gear that relates to their favorite gaming franchise or game.
It’s a Matter of Matching the Gift with Their Interests
When it comes to finding that perfect gift for your teen that will be graduating from high school, it helps to be aware of their interests. This can provide you with the perfect launch point for ideas and inspiration allowing you to pick out not just any old gift, but one that is perfectly suited to them, whether it be flower leis or a personalized pen.