Looking for ways to give back to your best friend this graduation? This post will show you thoughtful graduation gift ideas for best friend that she will absolutely cherish!
You and your best friend are finally graduating!! The day you dream about since day 1 with them is finally close! Can you believe it?!
But, wait… have you decided what to get her? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered for this! Below are 41 trendy and thoughtful gift options that she will totally love and cherish.
I have included graduation gift ideas from the best to the most sentimental ones. So we can say that your best friend will definitely love some of them ;).
BEST GRADUATION GIFT IDEAS FOR BEST FRIEND
1. Personalized Map
If your best friend is moving out of town (ugh sucks) getting her a personalized map of the college/high school area will be something she’ll definitely love and cherish forever!
Or it can also be a map of your favorite places you loved to go to together.
2. Custom Music Player Keyring
How cute is this keyring?!
I’m OBSESSED with it. Such a small yet handy gift idea for your best friend. She’ll totally love to receive this gift from you with her favorite song and your picture together.
3. Personalised Photo Printer Night Light
Obsessed, obsessed, obsessed.
This night light is such a thoughtful gift to give someone. Even so that I want it for myself! You can add a picture of you both together and she would cherish it forever.
4. Trendy Retro Sunglasses
Sunglasses are essential for everyone and these retro glasses are in trend right now! No kidding, I see everyone wearing these all the time and I’m sure she will love this.
5. LED Lighted Makeup Mirror
If your best friend loves all things makeup, get her this lighted makeup mirror. I have this and I love it! It comes with a catch-all tray also which is pretty cool.
6. Self-Care Mystery Box
Who doesn’t deserve a little self-care moment?
Show your best friend just how much you care about her by adding up all her favorite essentials in a box and giving it to her. This box has everything: lip gloss, makeup, and skincare.
However, you don’t necessarily have to get this. If you have a good idea of all the products she loves then you can gift them all in a cute box. I have seen plenty of videos online where they do this and it is the cutest thing!
7. Personalised Makeup Bag
Giving her a customizable makeup bag will make it all so much easier for her. Whenever she’s getting ready with the girls together she wouldn’t have trouble looking around for her bag.
This will keep all her makeup products in one place and makes for a super cute personalized gift she’ll use daily!
8. Digital Instant Camera
Now that your friend is graduated, she is bound to meet many new friends and make loads of memories. So getting her this super cute instant camera will be a perfect graduation gift.
9. Mini Pocket Photo Printer
This is totally a must have! My friend has one and it is the best thing everrr.
We girls LOVE taking pictures but going to the shop to get printouts every time? Nope, not happening. This will make instant printouts from your phone whenever and whenever!
10. Silk Robe
Ohh this is HEAVEN! Anything silk is just *chef’s kiss*. They feel so comfy and goood that you never want to remove them!
This one comes in many different colors and I’m sure your best friend will adore you for this.
11. Key Ring Bangle
I have this exact key ring bangle and it has helped me soo much. It makes sure all the keys are secured together without any worry of losing them.
If she’s moving into a dorm room or her first apartment, there is a 100% chance she will be juggling a lot of keys in her hands lol. Definitely get her this with her name – she’ll love it!
12. Jewelry Organizer
Jewelry is every girl’s best friend. And getting her an organizer where she can keep ALL her jewelry can be the best thing to receive as a gift. You know this is something she’ll use every day.
13. Silk sleeping mask
Your best friend’s eyes will thank you for this! Hands down the best thing invented. This silk sleeping mask is a GAME changer and feels so comfy. 10/10 recommend it!
14. Trendy Gold Jewellery
Getting her simple gold jewelry that she can wear every day is so sweet! Chunky gold jewelry is SO popular right now so this is one of the best graduation gifts to give your best friend.
15. Fluffy Slippers
Fluffy slippers are the best! Nothing better than waking up in the morning and putting these bad boys on. They are super comfy and worth all the hype.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION GIFT IDEAS FOR BEST FRIEND
Your best friend is going to college! Woohoo! So it is important to get her helpful yet trendy things she’ll use throughout. And here are few gift ideas to choose from.
16. Bubble Candles
Aren’t these candles just the cutest thing?
They are the rage right now and I see every girl on TikTok obsessing over them so I bet this is something your best friend will absolutely love. Plus, it will make her room smell nice which is a win-win!
17. Oversized Hoodie Blanket
Raise your hand if you love hoodies. 🙋♀️
I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love them. Even when it’s blazing hot outside! This oversized hoodie blanket will keep your friend extra comfy. I’m telling you, gift her 10 of these and she’ll wear each and every one of them.
18. Phone Case
If anyone were to gift me these phone cases, I would be over the moon! Look how pretty they are. I’m sure your best friend will love them.
Ps. if you are looking for a little DIY option – get a clear phone case from Amazon and stick Polaroid pictures of you both on it. That will be such a sweet and heart-touching gift for her.
19. Mini Shoulder Bag
These mini handbags are soo cute!!
Chances are that your best friend will be moving a lot around the campus in college so if she does not like carrying huge purses (I know I don’t), then these are the best options to go for.
They are inexpensive and have a lot of space to carry Student IDs, mobile, cash, other cards, etc. Plus they both come in many pretty colors.
20. AirPod Case
I have not met ANY student that does not own AirPods. Apple truly knows how to persuade its audience lol.
You can get matching AirPod cases as well. The first one has many other options to choose from (ps. that panda represents all of us students 🙃). She’ll totally love these trendy cases!
21. LED Lights
I’m 100% sure she already has them but if she doesn’t – girl get it for her ASAP! They are the rage right now and every teenager loves to decorate their room with them! She will love you for this gift.
22. Mini Keurig
Your best friend is going to college and you know what that means – coffee 24/7!! BUT getting Starbucks drinks every day can cost a lot of money and that’s exactly why Keurig is loved by many students!
This will save her a lot of time in the morning and also save her money so you know she will definitely use it haha.
23. Nail Polish Set
If your best friend loves to get her manicure done then this gift will be helpful for her. It comes with all the essentials you need and she wouldn’t even have to worry about booking an appointment at the salon anymore.
24. Student Digital Planner
If she owns an iPad and an Apple Pencil – get her this without any second thought. This inexpensive student digital planner will keep her superr organized throughout college and she’ll thank you for this all her life!
COLLEGE GRADUATION GIFT IDEAS FOR BEST FRIEND
Your best friend is graduating from college! That means moving to an apartment, getting a job, traveling, etc. (basically turning into an adult which I’m not ready for lol) So, she needs things that are actually helpful for her so here are a few gift options to consider giving.
25. Personalized Wallet
Your best friend will be traveling a whole lot after college so a personalized wallet where she can keep the important things like cards and cash is totally a must have!
I love this one from Etsy because it looks so pretty and you can customize it with her initials which is awesome!
26. Kitchen Appliances
Graduation from college means owning your own first apartment and cooking for yourself. If she already loves cooking you can get her appliances that will make it easier for her!
Here are more appliances you can get a graduate:
- Portable blender if she loves to make smoothies.
- Instant pot for some delicious meals on a girls’ night.
- Waffle maker for the best morning breakfast.
27. Pajama Set
Okay, hear me out: Matching Pajama Set on a girls’ night in 🤩. You can watch all your favorite movies and tv shows (Gossip girl if you’re like me ;)) This pajama set comes in many pretty colors so go with whatever her favorite color is!
28. Trendy Tote Bag for Everyday Work
Graduating from college also means finding a job which means she will be needing a durable bag that can fit all the essentials.
These tote bags are super trendy and they will definitely give her a more classy, girl boss look 😉
29. Travel Toiletry Bag
Toiletry Bags are a must for your best friend as it will make traveling so much easier for her. She can pack all the essentials in so she doesn’t have to worry about what to pack the night before.
30. Oil Diffuser
This oil diffuser is amazingg. This will help her a lot after a long day of work as it fills the room with natural fragrance. Plus, it smells so good, what more can you ask for?
31. Stylish Carry On Suitcase
Getting her a carry-on suitcase that is cute, trendy, and works well is super important. This stylish one is loved by many and has a 5-star rating on Amazon – she’ll totally love this!
32. A Planner to track everything
If your best friend loves to stay organized, get her this planner! It has everything she will be needing – from daily planning, and goal setting to habit tracking and more!
This will help her in keeping track of all her monthly expenses as well.
33. Insulated Mug
Insulated mugs are truly lifesavers. Especially in the morning when you don’t have time to sip on your coffee.
This one is leakproof and will make sure to keep your coffee piping hot. This is an inexpensive gift but will actually be used!
SENTIMENTAL GRADUATION GIFT IDEAS FOR BEST FRIEND
34. Personalized Spotify Plaque
OMG, how cool is this?
I’m SOO in love with it. If your best friend loves Spotify (um, who doesn’t?!) GET this.
Here are a few suggestions on how to decorate it:
- Get the best picture of you both or you can even have the one you take on graduation day!
- Go for a song that you both like so she can remember you every time she listens to it.
- For this plaque, you can customize the time stamp also, so go for the best part you both like in your favorite song.
- Check out reviews of people to get more inspiration!
Did I mention that it is less than $20?? Insane 🤯.
35. A Custom Made Notebook with all your Memories
Okay, this just tops all the other graduation gifts ideas for best friends! I would totally be a pile of puddles if I received this!
You can include soo much in this special notebook/journal like; your photos, your favorite inside jokes, anything that reminds you of her, or just how grateful you are for her. No matter what, I think this is a touching gift she’ll truly really appreciate!
36. Personalized Photo Wall Decor
A photo frame collage is probably the sweetest thing to give anyone. She can hang it in her bedroom and look at all the memories you guys have made all these years. It will be a cute decor piece for her room as well!
37. DIY Explosion Box
If you are into DIY, then this is for you! I have seen so many videos of people receiving this gift and their reactions are always priceless!
38. Matching Bracelet
My best friend and I (in high school) had a matching bracelet that she customized by herself and I still have it! This will be such a cute and thoughtful gift to give her.
39. Open When Letters
When I said sentimental gifts for your best friend… I meant it! Open When letters have always been super popular. You can write down all the things you would want to say to her so she can open them with the biggest smile on her face!
40. Photo Book
A book that has ALL of your pictures together? You already know she’s going to keep it with her forever! But for real, I always loved personalized gifts like these because they hold a special meaning.
If you both are childhood besties, do include those pictures as well. She will cry every time she opens this book!
41. Gift Box
When I’m stuck on what to get anyone I always go for a gift box. This one is amazing for her as it includes candles, lip gloss, sweets, and all things skincare which she will absolutely love.
Hope these graduation gift ideas for best friend were helpful. She’ll definitely love some of these!
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