A+ 8th Grade Graduation Gifts

May 24, 2013    |    By +
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8th-Grade-Grads2No one can seem to get enough high school and college grad gift ideas, but what about 8th grade graduation? They deserve a celebration too! They’re about to enter high school and we all know how painful that can be at first. So, I’ve got a list of gifts for 8th grade graduation that will be a surefire hit!

For the glam gals, give gifts that will be useful, but fun in high school!

Clarisonics have been trendy in the beauty market for awhile now, but the updated Mia Skin Cleansing System in Jaguar  is THE one to give. Not only is the Mia proven to help improve skin with its powerful brush, but she will adore the new leopard print. High school can be a rough time for a young gals skin, so she will be thankful for this groundbreaking device.

If you want to go a more traditional route, I like the new kate spade new york ‘live colorfully’ parfum. It’s a really sweet smelling scent that will make her feel more “adult” while still remaining playful and youthful. Bonus: she will love adorning her room with the adorable bow shaped bottle.

For those grads you don’t know well or aren’t sure what to get, I have a couple of steadfast suggestions that any graduate will love.

A Micro Cool Mini Fridge will be much appreciated for grads with their own rooms. They will be the envy of friends when they can stockpile their own snacks and beverages in this compact mini fridge in their room.

Another popular gift idea are Fandango Gift Cards, movie buffs will have fun going to see new flicks and stocking up on popcorn and nachos! They come in an assortment of price points so you can grab one for everyone on your list (without breaking the bank).

They’ll also LUV the iLuv Mobiout Splash Resistant Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, available in a bevy of colors it’s splash-proof case makes it perfect for listening to music outdoors or in your room.

To go a more sentimental route, jewelry and watches are great for graduations.

Teen gals will love the Engraved Graduation Bracelet, it comes complete with a dainty grad cap charm to remember the day!

For guys, I suggest going to watch route. Keeping it on the casual side is suggested and Swatch Watches  are trendy looking without being too adult. Gifts.com has a large selection of personalized jewelry gifts as well if you are looking to get a nice monogrammed piece.

Tech wise, if they are lucky enough to be receiving (or already own) an iPhone, giving a cool phone case to protect it is always appreciated.

Teens are crazy for mustaches and will love showing off the Fun Stuff Mustache Phone Case.

Another popular graduation gift is a camera. Your young grad probably isn’t ready for a heavy-duty one, but Lomography as a full range of affordable and unique cameras that will satisfy their photography cravings. The La Sardinia Flash DIY Edition is really great because you can completely customize it by doodling and gluing to your liking while still creating the retro-looking pictures that Lomo is famous for!

Finally, the 8th grade grad dream gift is the iPad Mini. It’s portable and perfect for students to research school work on (or, more likely, browse the internet, download their favorite music and movies and keep up on social media!).

The transition from middle school to high school can be a difficult and scary one, but these gifts will ensure the graduates in your life will be excited about the change! For more great gift ideas, check out our Pinterest Board Graduation Inspiration or shop all of our Graduation Gifts.



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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at Gifts.com. She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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