Graduation Gifts Under $10

Graduation Gifts Under $10

Graduation Gifts Under $10

 

 

Sometimes you need to buy some inexpensive gifts especially if you need a whole lot of graduation gifts for friends. Cute Graduation Gifts Under $10 are not that hard to find if you know where to look. And if you wrap them up super cute, they will charm even the pickiest gift recipient.

**March 15, 2022 Update: As you are aware there has been a little thing called “inflation” surging through the country. Not all of the gifts below are still under $10, but they are all still under $15.

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Grauduation Gifts under $10

Graduation Gifts Under $10

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I am going to start with the obvious – gift cards. The key to giving gift cards is in the presentation. Buy a stack of coffee shop gift cards and order these adorable completely customizable gift card holders for only 2.47 each from the Almost Empty Nest Store.

cellophane treat bags with gold stars and cookies inside tied with white bow

I can’t say this enough – Presentation is Everything!! These sacks (50 for $8.99) filled with goodies or any of the smaller graduation gifts under $10 on this post and tied with a ribbon and cute card will garner a lot of oohs and ahhs on any gift table.

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These first aid kits are only $6.99 and every dorm room needs a few bandaids and items for cuts and scrapes. Even with inflation there are still many first aid kits you can give for a graduation gift under $10.

small sewing kit

Another minor emergency that can be solved for less than $10 is a missing button or loose hem. Mom and her sewing drawer will not be available in a dorm room or apartment. Give an emergency sewing kit for $6.99.

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Another key to giving amazing graduation gifts under $10 each is to buy in bulk. If you buy one acrylic frame, you are over $10. If you buy a set of 5 acrylic frames for $41.99, then they are $8.40 each. Add a special photo of the two of you and you have the best gift on the gift table!

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Is this not a gorgeous jewelry holder and it is only $14.99!! Give her a place to put her earrings and bracelets as she takes them off on her desk or beside her bed.

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Are you giving gifts to gals who like to work out? These amazing Invisibobble hair ties have a strong hold, will not damage hair, or get sweat-soaked.

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My daughter and her roommate have several strands of these photo light sets around their dorm room. They are $9.24 each.

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There are a lot of inspiring graduation books, but only a handful that you can use as a graduation gift under $10. I Wish You More is a book filled with wishes for the new graduate.

Suess-isms! by Dr. Suess

No one says it better than Dr. Suess! in this book of inspirational and funny quotes for $6.00.

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The smaller of these grid totes is $11.99. It would be perfect for the guys who do not take as many items to the shower as the girls. The totes have holes in the bottom so they will not collect water.

set of 95 college planner stickers

Help her dress up her planner with this set of 95 college planner stickers. They are only $4.99 on Etsy.

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Make some Netflix binge night packs with these cute popcorn bowls – $7.95 each or a set of two for $13.95. Add some candy or microwave popcorn for some really fun graduation gifts under $10.

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How about a cute acrylic memo block at $9.99 (currently on sale for $7.99)?

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This 4 1/2 star rated make up bag is only $6.99. Customers say it is very durable and it even has an inner pocket for smaller items. 

weekly calendar and to do list pad

I love this weekly task pad. The to-do list easily tears away to take to take as a shopping list. It is also magnetic and is only $8.99.

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More than 100 Graduation Gift Ideas

More than 100 Graduation Gift Ideas

More than 100 Graduation Gift Ideas

Through the years I have written 9 graduation gift guides with hundreds of ideas. I go through each post every spring and update them – adding new ideas and taking away old ones and making sure all of the links work. Sometimes I make new guides. This posts, More than 100 Graduation Gift Ideas, lists every graduation gift guide on Almost Empty Nest.

More than 100 Graduation Gift Ideas

 

More than 100 Graduation Gift Ideas

 

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10 Incredible Graduation Gifts for Girls

Girls are so much more fun to buy for than the guys! There are so many cute graduation gifts for girls to choose from that I had a hard time narrowing down the list to only 10 items. This list of 10 Incredible Graduation Gifts for Girls contains fun ideas that they will love and definitely use.

Graduation gifts for guys

Graduation is upon us and it is time to buy gifts for the graduates in our lives. Instead of cash, why not send something unique? This list of Graduation Gifts for Guys includes fun ideas that he will appreciate, love, and use.

These ideas are affordable and useful and some will last through all of his college years (and beyond). 

Gifts under $10

Sometimes you need to buy some inexpensive gifts especially if you need a whole lot of graduation gifts for friends. Cute Graduation Gifts Under $10 are not that hard to find if you know where to look. And if you wrap them up super cute, they will charm even the pickiest gift recipient. These ideas are some of my favorites of the More than 100 Graduation Gift Ideas.

graduation jewelry gift ideas

Jewelry is a special gift to celebrate a graduation, whether it is from high school, college, tech school, graduate school, or beyond. Jewelry will remind the recipient of a special person or occasion in her life. Inspiring and sentimental, check out Graduation Jewelry Gift Ideas.

college graduation gifts for girls

College Graduation is a momentous occasion. The graduate is headed to the workplace or to even more school. But regardless of her destination, life will change. Whether it is dressing more professionally or living alone for the first time, she will have many new needs. This College Graduation Gifts for Girls guide will give you some ideas for the graduate in your life.

coffee care package

College days are long and hard and many are fueled by coffee. A Coffee Care Package makes a great graduation gift or college care package sent during the year. There are so many possibilites for a coffee care package like cute mugs, coffee pods, stainless steel bottles to keep their drink warm or cold, and Bizzy Cold Brew.

college survival kit

A College Survival Kit is a perfect gift or DIY project for a soon-to-be college student. Some kits are cute with puns and tags. Others are a collection of items for a dorm room. This college survival kit is meant to go in the bottom of a backpack or in the car of a college student to have on the run when emergencies arise.

laundry care package

Looking for a fun and useful gift for a college student? How about a Loads of Fun Laundry Care Package? A care package filled with laundry essentials will be welcome by anyone who would like to have clean clothes. These DIY care packages also make great graduation gifts.

best gifts for teens

Shopping for teens and college students can be fun and challenging. It seems that the older kids get, the smaller and more expensive the presents are. But, if you know where to look, there are many gifts for this age group that do not need a charging cable. Read through this list of Best Gifts for Teens and Best Gifts for College Students for awesome present ideas that will not break the bank.

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Happy Shopping for graduation gifts! I hope these More than 100 Graduation Gift Ideas will be super helpful!!

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College Graduation Gifts for Girls

College Graduation Gifts for Girls

College Graduation Gifts for Girls

 

College Graduation is a momentous occasion. The graduate is headed to the workplace or to even more school. But regardless of her destination, life will change. Whether it is dressing more professionally or living alone for the first time, she will have many new needs. This College Graduation Gifts for Girls guide will give you some ideas for the graduate in your life.

 

For more Graduation Gift Ideas:

10 Incredible Graduation Gifts for Girls

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Ultimate Graduation Gift Guide

Graduation Gifts They Will Actually Use

 

college graduation gifts for girls

College Graduation Gifts for Girls

 

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DIPLOMA FRAME

Frame her new diploma so it will not spend years in a cardboard tube. Options are available from the very basic to frames that are licensed by her alma mater. It is one of the best college graduation gifts from parents.

framed Baylor university diploma

CARDIGAN SWEATER

Offices are notorious for being too cold. A professional looking cardigan like this one from Barefoot Dreams will serve her day after day. If she is working from home, this sweater is also super cozy and will look great on her Zoom calls.

woman wearing Barefoot dreams cardigan sweater

WORK FROM HOME GIFTS

She may be setting up her first home office. The pandemic changed how we work and remote jobs are probably not going away. Help make her home office a place she enjoys being with these items.

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Noise Canceling Headphone

Noise canceling headphones will help her hear when she is Zooming and will block out any noise around her.

pot of small succulents

Succulent of the Month

Brighten her desk and office with a Succulent of the Month box

Temperature controlled mug

Smart Mug

I have an Ember Temperature Controlled Smart Mug and I LOVE IT. Now they make a 14 oz mug, which is even more wonderful. No microwaving my coffee.

Work Space Spark gift box

Work Space Spark Gift Box

Cheer up her desk with a Work Space Spark Gift Box. Each box includes 4-5 trendy, hand selected desk decor, productivity and office items

laptop stand

Laptop Stand

Save her back with a laptop stand. I could not survive without mine.

rose gold office supplies set

Rose Gold Office Supplies Set

New office supplies like this pretty Rose Gold Office Supplies Set will make her day.

TOTE BAG

At some point people will actually GO to work again and they may even (gasp!) travel. A quality tote bag is a necessity. A tote by Longchamp is one she will be proud to carry. A Longchamp would be at the top of anyone’s luxury graduation gifts list. I am also in LOVE with this BP Faux Leather Tote for only $49.

tan longchamp totebag
BP faux leather tote in black

INSPIRATIONAL BOOK

Paul Angone writes books about surviving your twenties and thirties. He makes encouraging those in their twenties and thirties his mission.  His books are 25 Lies Twenty Somethings Need to Stop Believing, 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties, 101 Secrets for Your Twenties, and All Groan Up: Searching for Self, Faith, and a Freaking Job!

These books will make awesome College Graduation Gifts for Girls!

25 Lies Twenty Somethings Need to Stop Believing book
101 Questions You Need to ask in your Twenties book
101 Secrets for Your Twenties
all groan up book

There are many ways to bless the new College graduate in your life. Comment below with any ideas you have for College Graduation Gifts for Girls.

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Graduation Jewelry Gift Ideas

Graduation Jewelry Gift Ideas

12 Graduation Jewelry Gift Ideas

Jewelry is a special gift to celebrate a graduation, whether it is from high school, college, tech school, graduate school, or beyond. Jewelry will remind the recipient of a special person or occasion in her life. Inspiring and sentimental, read on for Graduation Jewelry Gift Ideas.

For more Graduation Gift Ideas:

10 Incredible Graduation Gifts for Girls

Graduation Gifts for Guys

Graduation Gifts They Will Actually Use

Ultimate Graduation Gift Guide

Gift Ideas for Teens and College Students

College Graduation Gifts for Girls

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12 Graduation Jewelry Gift Ideas

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Give her this beautiful and stylish Love You Forever necklace to remind her of you while she is away. This necklace is a perfect high school graduation jewelry gift!

necklace with birthstone, copper heart, silver name plate, and gold class of 2021

I also love this custom stamped necklace as a graduation jewelry gift idea high school graduation. It is beautiful and very affordable and is available on etsy.

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College graduation jewelry: Every grown woman needs a go-to set of pearl earrings to wear to job interviews, weddings, and other upscale occasions. 

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This Kendra Scott Birthstone Pendant would look beautiful around her neck. You could also choose her school colors for a subtle way to support her school at games and every day.

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Remind her that she is loved by God and by you and always will be with this beautiful “You are Loved” necklace from Day Spring.

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She is strong and will be able to accomplish anything life throws at her. Tell her you know she can do it with this “Strong” necklace.

game day tassel necklaces

Get her in the spirit and ready for game day at her new school with a handmade Game Day Tassel Necklace. Game day jewelry is one of the best graduation jewelry gift ideas.

custom school color tassel earrings

And if you get her the tassel necklace, she is going to need some custom school color tassel earrings to go with it.

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Just because it is impossible with man, does not mean it is impossible with God. She will treasure this “I can do all things through Christ” necklace.

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A beautiful and elegant watch will be worn for many years.

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This Kate Spade Initial Pendant is simple and elegant and is a perfect graduation jewelry gift idea.

10 Incredible Graduation Gifts for Girls

10 Incredible Graduation Gifts for Girls

Graduation Gifts for Girls

 

Girls are so much more fun to buy for than the guys! There are so many cute graduation gifts for girls to choose from that I had a hard time narrowing down the list to only 10 items. This list of 10 Incredible Graduation Gifts for Girls contains fun ideas that they will love and definitely use.

More Graduation Gifts for Girls Ideas and other Graduation Gift Ideas:

Graduation Jewelry Gift Ideas

Graduation Gifts for Guys

Graduation Gifts Under $10

Graduation Gifts they will Actually Use

Ultimate Graduation Gift Guide

 

10 Incredible Graduation Gifts for Girls

Graduation Gifts for Girls

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SUBSCRIPTION GIFT BOX GRADUATION GIFTS FOR GIRLS

A Subscription gift box is the perfect gift! It is the gift that blesses them all year long. Subscription boxes let you pick if you want to send it as a one time gift or choose a subscription package. A great source of subscription gift boxes is CrateJoy. They have 1000s of boxes for every interest, taste, and age. You can also check out these posts: Graduation Care Packages and Best College Care Package Subscriptions.

NICE TOILETRIES

Nice toiletries are expensive. Having something that smells and feels good in the dorm shower will help her feel more at home. Body wash, shampoo, and lotions come in beautiful gift sets.

basket with bath products

APPLE AIRPODS

No college girl should be without a set of Apple Air Pods. I recently traveled on a plane for the first time in a year and the pro AirPods are amazing. They cancel out all of the noise around you. These are a necessity for studying around a noisy roommate or in a noisy coffee shop. And don’t forget a cute case!!

Apple AirPods Pro
flowered airPod case

PIN BOARDS

These pin boards from Minted are the cutest I have ever seen. You choose the fabric and size. There is one for every taste and space.

bulletin board

JEWELRY ORGANIZER

It’s no secret that dorm rooms are small, but a girl’s jewelry collection may not be. The Container Store has lots of amazing and space saving ideas like this jewelry organizer.

hanging 60 pocket jewelry organizer

JEWELRY 

 Add a great piece of jewelry to go in her jewelry organizer. Kendra Scott earrings, necklaces, and bracelets are hot. Extra points for choosing something in her new school colors for Game Day!

kendra scott necklace and earrings set

SHOWER CADDY

This adorable shower caddy from The Container Store will take her to the shower in style. It has holes in the bottom to keep it from filling up with water and is sectioned inside for organization. Fill it with her favorite shampoo and body wash to make a cute gift basket. It is available in several colors.

gray and blue shower caddies filled with bath supplies

CANISTERS 

Fill some canisters like these from the gals of The Home Edit show. These will be great for the dorm and into her first apartment to store food and snacks in a compact and organized manner. They also are adorable in a gift basket.

home edit canister set

DRY ERASE BOARD

Every college girl has to have at least one dry erase board for reminders and messages to her roommate and friends. This one from the Container Store is super stylish.

dry erase board

LOUNGE PANTS

Lounge pants are the dorm attire of choice – the cuter and more comfortable the better.

pajama pants in floral pattern

It is easy to give cash, but something more personable will be celebrated by the graduate and the graduate’s parents. The graduate will have a useful gift and the parents won’t be left wondering what happened to all that cash when it is time to shop for her dorm room. What are your ideas for graduation gifts?

Need more Graduation Gifts for Girls ideas?

Graduation Jewelry Gift Ideas

Graduation Gifts for Guys

Graduation Gifts They Will Actually Use

Gift Ideas for Teens and College Students

Ultimate Graduation Gift Guide

More graduation gift ideas from my friend Mel at Parenting High Schoolers

 

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10 Incredible Graduation Gifts for Girls 30
Graduation Gifts for Guys

Graduation Gifts for Guys

Graduation Gifts for Guys

Graduation is upon us and it is time to buy gifts for the graduates in our lives. Instead of cash, why not send something unique? This list of Graduation Gifts for Guys includes fun ideas that he will appreciate, love, and use.

These ideas are affordable and useful and some will last through all of his college years (and beyond). Grab another friend or relative for a group gift if you desire.

Time to celebrate the season with a great gift!

 

Graduation gifts for guys

Graduation Gifts for Guys

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For more information, see the full disclosure in the foot bar.

Graduation Gifts for Guys Idea Guide

CANISTERS

Find out his favorite treat and fill a canister with it. Tie a pretty bow and you have a great present that he will use again and again in his dorm room.

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BACKPACK LAUNDRY BAG

A backpack laundry bag like the Stramperbag. The Stramperbag stands up on its own and has several compartments for detergent or to keep clothes separate. This bag is sturdy and will last through all four years of college.

Laundry backpack

DESK LAMP

 

A desk lamp, especially a super cool, slim one will light up their study space

Desk Lamp

AIRPODS

Airpods are a peacekeeper in the dorm. Want to be alone with your own music? Airpods. Want to drown out dorm noise? Airpods. Want to be polite and not annoy others with your taste in music, video games, movies, or tv? Airpods.

Apple AirPods Pro

SHOWER AND SHAVING KITS

One way or another, he is going to need to shower and shave (ok, maybe on the shaving). Toiletry sets will definitely make their way into his college packing. Hot brands are Jack Black, and Kiehl’s.

Gift Ideas for Teens and College Students

PAJAMA PANTS AND SOCKS

Nice pajama pants are great for walking around the dorm in comfort. It’s also good to have something to sleep in beside boxers when traveling. Joggers are especially popular right now. Another idea is nice socks. Bombas socks are THE BOMB! I can hardly wear any other brand after wearing these.

men's gray jogger style pajama pants
4 pairs of bombas socks and gift bag

TOOL KIT

A basic tool kit comes in handy in the dorm and in their first apartment. Make or buy one that includes a level, measuring tape, box cutter, and a set of screw drivers.

amazon basic tool kit with tools

TOILETRY BAG

College students are always on the move. They travel home, to friends’ homes, and on trips with school organizations. They even take semesters abroad. A sturdy toiletry bag is a must to save their clothes from leaky liquids. The kit also keeps everything in one place when grooming.

toiletry bag

WALLET

A nice leather wallet gives them a place to store their student ID, which they will be constantly flashing all over campus.

mens brown leather wallet

YETI CUP

A Yeti cup is perfect for keeping drinks hot or cold for HOURS!! They are made of insulated stainless steel and have lids to keep them from spilling.

navy yeti rambler 30 oz stainless steel cup

Ideas for Graduation Baskets for Him

Another idea for graduation gifts for him is to put together a graduation gift basket. Some ideas are below.

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Guys love cash, but something more personable will be celebrated by the graduate and the graduate’s parents. The graduate will have a useful gift and the parents won’t be left wondering what happened to all that cash when it is time to shop for their dorm room. What are your ideas for graduation gifts for guys?

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Ultimate Graduation Gift Guide

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