Best friend graduation gifts are sometimes difficult to think of. You want to find something not too cheesy, but something that will make your bestie remember you whenever they look at it. Here are 10 ideas for best friend graduation gifts!
1. A Sweatshirt of Their School/City
While this may be the most basic gift, it is also the one that will get used the most often. If you’re graduating high school, get your bestie a sweatshirt from their college. If you’re leaving college, gift them one from the city they’re moving to for work.
2. Travel Makeup Brushes
Once you and your bestie are attending different schools in different cities, you’ll need some travel essentials for all the weekends you will spend at each other’s places. Gift her a cute travel set of makeup brushes so that she’s prepared when you plan to hit downtown when she’s over.
3. Hometown Pillow
Nothing makes you feel more at home than a constant reminder of where you came from. Find a pillow with either your city or state embroidered on it and give it to your bestie before they head off for the semester. Every time she catches a glimpse of it she will remember all of the fun times you guys had there.
4. Photo Collage
Nothing beats a good photo collage, and honestly, it should be at the top of any best friend graduation gifts list. This one is inexpensive and super personal while also providing an adorable decoration for her desk or wall. It’s as easy as ordering 1-hour photo from WalMart and finding a shadow box or wooden slate.
If you’re willing to spend a little extra money, get your bestie a polaroid camera. This way, she can make sure to document all of her new friends and experiences with photos for when she tells you stories later. Plus you can take some photos of yourself and your bestie before you both take off for college.
6. Friendship Bangles
If you’re wanting a constant reminder of your bestie, check out these friendship knot bangles. There are tons of variations of these out there so you can definitely find one that both you and your best friend love.
7. College Survival Kit
Help your best friend get through their first couple weeks of college with this adorable and heartfelt survival kit. Include a blanket, a travel mug, desk supplies, and a cocktail shaker to get their college experience started with a bang.
8. Personalized Coffee Cup
Coffee is the number one priority for just about everyone over the age of sixteen. Since they’ll be needing it, gift your bestie some kind of personalized coffee cup! Whether it be a hot mug or a cold tumbler, you can get her name, favorite phrase, or anything else written on it.
9. Open When Letters
Open when letters are classic best friends graduation gifts. While most of these letters you see written to long-distance partners, you can easily make them less lovey-dovey for your bestie. You know all of their favorite things so you can put her favorite candy in the “you’re stressed” envelope and a funny photo in the “bad day” envelope.
10. Happy Planner
Happy planners are basically planner goals. They allow you to completely customize a planner so that it works perfectly for you. Transitioning is hard, and already having a planner prior to leaving for college will be very helpful for your bestie.
Which girt are you going out and grabbing for your bestie? Comment below!
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