22 Graduation Gifts for Every Type of Grad

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Graduation is upon us, and while it’s easy to just stick a $100 bill in a card, we’re here to help you step it up this year with some graduation gifts you know they’ll love, whether they’re just about to enter first grade, high school, college, or real life. Below, the 22 best graduation gifts (along with a few tried-and-true Strategist hits).

For the kindergarten graduate

An ice-cream truck fort, for the ultimate summer role play.

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Cotton Canvas Ice Cream Truck Playhouse $149, Amazon
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For the kids who didn’t get Hatchimals, the hottest gift of the season, over the holidays, here’s their chance. For the latest Hatchimals update, there’s also these cute and smaller collEGGtible editions.

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Hatchimals Draggle $65, Amazon
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For the aspiring Monet, a classic-looking desktop easel.

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Adjustable Wood Desktop Table Easel with Drawer $20, Amazon
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This might be over-played for a college grad, but a kindergartener who already loves The Cat in the Hat might find it very refreshing.

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go! $11, Amazon

For the elementary-school graduate

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A really fun Fujifilm camera that’ll be a huge hit at sleep-away camp.

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Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 8 Instant Camera $53, Amazon
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Can’t go wrong with a custom bobblehead.

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Custom Made Occupational Bobble head Doll $60, Amazon
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A starter VR headset because this is what the future holds.

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Samsung Gear VR - Virtual Reality Headset $130, Amazon

For the middle-school graduate

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The very latest in Nintendo gaming: The Nintendo Switch.

Buy
Nintendo Switch $390, Amazon
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Their very own robot that comes packed with games.

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Cozmo $170, Amazon
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Everyone loves pizza, so trick out their iPhone with it.

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Foodie iPhone 7 Case $40, Spring
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Send them off to high school with an excellent Japanese pen.

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Midori Brass Ballpoint Pen $16, Amazon
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Just enough of a splurge for someone who’s entering high school.

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Double Flat Wallet in Yankee Floral Print $99, Coach

For the high-school graduate

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The all-purpose Echo with its helper Alexa, so they’ll never have to move once they get back to their college dorm.

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Amazon Echo $180, Amazon
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A choker with a little something extra.

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Tuscan Moon Choker Necklace $88, Anthropologie
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These Danish slippers are the very best in wool slippers (trust me, I’ve tried them).

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Glerups Model G $125, Amazon
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Pair the perfect lip balm with the perfect skin cream, rosewater face mist, and Kim Kardashian’s body oil for a nice little beauty bundle.

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Wet Wild Mega Slick Balm $5, Amazon
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A neon cactus for the dorm room (or lots of other colorful accents).

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SunnyLife Cactus Neon Light $40, Amazon

For the college graduate

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If they’re moving from the campus to the big city, here’s a Supreme MetroCard to get them in the mood for the subway commute.

Buy
Supreme MetroCard $30, eBay
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An overnight duffel for wherever they might end up (but may we also suggest plane tickets).

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Briggs & Riley “Baseline” Travel Satchel $200, Spring

An espresso machine, for when real life hits.

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Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker $82, Amazon
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Sure, sheets might seem like a weird graduation gift, but consider the first apartment they’re going to be moving into.

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Matouk Meridian Flat Sheet $124, Bloomingdale’s
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Now that they’re out of college, they’ll want to start eating “real food.” Try to get them started with this excellent rice cooker.

Buy
Zojirushi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker $388, Amazon

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22 Graduation Gifts for Every Type of Grad