15 Inexpensive High School Graduation Gift Ideas for Her

This post: inexpensive high school graduation gift ideas any girl will love.

My daughter is graduating from high school in a few weeks.

(She’s the cute kid featured on the pinnable graphic when you hit a “share” button. Go ahead and hit that button.) xoxo

I’m guessing you probably have a favorite high school grad girl this year too.

Need an inexpensive gift or three?

I have a list of 15 affordable gift ideas that she’ll absolutely LOVE.

I promise– teenage girls aren’t as hard to buy for as you might think.

Welcome to My Etsy-Inspired Graduation Gift Guide

All the gifts featured in this gift guide cost anywhere from $5 to $45; most are in the $20 price range.

I love shopping small, so I curated this list from some of my favorite Etsy shops.

Want a quick peek? Here’s my “grad favorites” list over on Etsy.

Disclosure: I’m an Etsy affiliate partner, which means I may earn a small percentage of your purchase when you click through + buy items I recommend in this post. Thanks so much for supporting creatives + bloggers! xoxo

If you’re looking for a sentimental graduation gift, I think you’ll love this list-

So many of the gifts can be personalized!

Oh! And don’t forget to check out my graduation thank you guide on the blog. xoxo

15 Inexpensive High School Graduation Gifts for Her

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Here’s that list-

#1 Pandemic Grad Socks

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Cost: $16.64 | BUY THESE

Finishing high school during the pandemic has had its challenges. Celebrate your teen’s perseverance with these fun socks!

You can customize size + color, and choose from a selection of texts.

–> Shop the socks.

#2 Personalized Cosmetic Bag

Personalized Cosmetic Bag | Inexpensive High School Graduation Gift Ideas
Cost: $14.18 | BUY THIS

Your grad girl will love this chic makeup bag! You can customize the bag with her name + choose from a variety of colors/fonts.

Inside are the words: Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

–> Shop this item– it’s an Etsy best seller!

#3 Class of 2021 Necklace

Class of 2021 Necklace | high school graduation gifts for her
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graduation necklace 2021 | Cost: $35 | BUY THIS

If your special graduate is a girl who loves simple statement jewelry, check out this “You Did It” necklace. (I ordered one for my daughter, Amy.)

The necklace simply features “class of 2021” in your choice of gold or silver metal.

–> Shop the class of ’21 necklace.

#4 “Change the World” Wall Art

Map wall art | high school graduation gifts for her
Cost: starts at $39 | BUY THIS

Celebrate your graduate with this inspiring watercolor map for her bedroom wall. Choose from a variety of sizes + customize with the grad’s name + class year.

–> Shop this gift idea.

#5 Class of 2021 Personalized Key Rings

Class of 2021 key ring | inexpensive high school graduation gift ideas
Cost: $7.75 | BUY THIS

These inexpensive key rings are a super fun way to commemorate your teen’s graduating class! Includes a personalized penny from the year of graduation + a dangling charm.

–> Add the key ring to your Etsy cart.

#6 Pandemic Grad Tumbler

Grad Gift Ideas | Pandemic Tumbler
Cost: $23.99 | BUY THIS

Here’s another nod to the Pandemic grads of 2021: insulated tumbler with lid.

Available in a variety of colors + either 20 or 30 oz.

–> Shop this gift idea.

#7 “I’m Not Crying” Grad Card

I totally ordered this card for my daughter. xoxo

If you’re feeling a bit on the emotional side but you want to keep things light, you need this sentiment.

–> Grab the card!

#8 Class of 2021 Tee Shirt

Graduation Shirts for Her | Kristy's Cottage blog
this tee is currently on sale for $11.89 | BUY IT! | more graduation shirts for her

Teens love tees! Grab this fun shirt for your graduate and choose from over twenty vibrant colors.

–> Shop the shirt.

#9 Coffee Lover Tumbler

Cost: $20.00 | BUY THIS

Know a graduate who loves her coffee? Surprise her with one of these chic Starbuck’s beverage tumblers.

Choose a finish + color, then personalize it with the grad’s name + class year.

–> Shop the coffee tumbler.

#10 Book Lover Earrings

Surprise your book lover with this pair of unique “nerd” earrings!

Buy them together with the seller’s matching book marks + tote and enjoy FREE shipping.

–> Shop the earrings.

#11 Graduation Party Gift Box

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This is such a creative graduation gift idea! | BUY IT | Cost: $27.95

This one is perfect for the long-distance grad you love!

You can send this gift directly to the recipient and she’ll receive a festive party-in-a-box.

What’s included:

  • “Going Places” luggage tag
  • Gourmet Confetti Cake in a Jar
  • Toss + Celebrate Confetti Pouch
  • 2-oz Candle w/Matching Custom Label
  • White Crinkle Paper
  • Round White Gift Box w/Custom Label

Fully customizable with the graduate’s name, graduation year, and an optional note from you.

–> Send a party-in-a-box to your favorite grad.

#12 Weekender Tote Bag

graduation gift guide | Kristy's Cottage blog
currently on sale for $45.89 | BUY IT

Here’s a great gift idea for the grad heading off to college (or any grad who’d like a preppy, new personalized weekender).

Monogramed with your grad’s initial. Choose from a variety of monogram crests + ribbon colors.

–> Shop the weekender.

#13 Leather Bracelet for Daughter

This timeless leather bracelet is a gift your grad will treasure forever.

Etched into the leather is the message: beautiful girl, you are capable of amazing things.

–> Shop this gift idea.

#14 Personalized Journal

graduation gift guide | Kristy's Cottage blog
Cost: $16.99 | BUY THIS

Here’s a beautiful but affordable gift idea for the grad who enjoys writing.

You can choose from a variety of journal colors. Journals can be personalized with either the graduate’s name or initials.

–>Shop these journals.

#15 High School Graduation Necklace

graduation necklace 2021 | Kristy's Cottage blog graduate gift guide
Cost: $35.67 | BUY THIS | graduation necklace 2021

Here’s a beautiful way to celebrate your girl’s graduation day.

This lovely white gold necklace features a cluster of synthetic diamonds and includes a message card that can be customized with her name.

–> Shop the gift idea.

I hope you enjoyed this graduation gift guide!

If you did, please hit a “share” button + spread the inspo!

Other links I think you’ll enjoy:

15 inexpensive high school graduation gift ideas any girl will love! Creative + sentimental graduation gift guide for 2021.
My bright + beautiful first-born daughter, Amy. xoxo
Hats off to the class of ’21!

Your turn.

Are you celebrating a fabulous grad this year? Drop me a comment and tell me about her!

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