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Under $40 High School Graduation Gifts


Can you believe that we’re about to say goodbye to another school year? It has flown by, and now is the time to think about ways to celebrate these amazing graduates. As usual, we searched high and low to make sure the gifts we feature this year are extra special. We’ve rounded up our top graduation gifts for high school and college grads in our gift guide, with ideas for boys and girls in all price points so be sure to browse them both.

Today we’re sharing great budget-friendly grad gifts that are perfect for when you need to find gifts for your high schooler’s classmates or graduating friends. We have a mix of practical gifts and gifts that are more on the personal side. All of the gifts are thoughtful and would put a smile on any hard-working graduate’s face! 

Up first, stationery is always one of my go-to graduation gifts! It’s personal and practical — the best of both worlds. Joy Creative Shop has fabulous options for girls and boys and their modern and colorful styles are always a hit with teens. Their newcollegiate notepad is a great idea for guys and girls. And, you can get get 10% off sitewide with the code DSG10!

Audrey Durden is one of our go-to brands for personalized gifts for every occasion, and for good reason. Everything can be personalized with the recipient’s monogram, making their items deeply personal and special — at incredible price points, no less! Their monogrammed trays are under $20 and if you want to spend a little more, the monogrammed acrylic lapboard is a great gift under $50.  

Well Bowed and Sprinkled with Pink are two more online sources for affordable gifts.   

Stationery Set
Love this simple personalized stationery! 15% off with code DSG15.
Makeup Towels
So cute for girl classmates!
Collegiate Notepad
Use code DSG10 for 10% off. Love these notepads.
Monogram Tray
$10 monogram trays are perfect friend gifts!
Notepad Holder
Love this customized acrylic notepad holder!
L.L. Bean Tote
They'll use this for years!
Dry Erase Board
Under $15 personalized white board for the dorm.
Seersucker Pouch
A personalized pouch for only $25!
Laundry Bag
Perfect for dorm living!
Folding Chair
So many schools to choose from here!
Toiletry Bag
A great toiletry bag for boys and girls.
The perfect shelf for their bunkbed!
Love these marble heart coasters from Pottery Barn!
Monogrammed Catchall
A custom leather catchall for his desk.
Ceramic Jewelry Tray
Under $15 tray! The perfect gift for any friend.
Stationery Set
Calligraphy Stationery! 15% off with code DSG15

See our full High School Graduation Gift Guide here!

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