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21 Best DIY Graduation Gift Ideas for High School Seniors

These DIY graduation gift ideas for high school students are so good! Whether you want to gift money or items for college-bound seniors and beyond, you can make some of these homemade gifts for grads that they will love.

Best DIY Graduation Gift Ideas for High School Seniors - money gift ideas, college bound gifts, diy gift baskets and more

Homemade graduation gifts they will love

Ahhh it’s that time again – graduation season! Whether it’s your very own child, a close family member, or a good friend, high school graduation is one of the proudest moments in a young person’s life and we love celebrating an accomplishment around here.

Homemade graduation gifts for high school grads

21 Best DIY Graduation Gifts for High School Seniors

If you are attending a grad ceremony or two this summer, graduation handmade gift ideas are a wonderful touch. You know, it is the first time that these kids are becoming adults, so give them easy DIY graduation gifts with money, food, and other items that they will appreciate!

If you are not sure what to get your favorite grad this year, you’re in luck! These homemade graduation gift ideas are perfect for you to make for them (also check out these free printable graduation cards). Here are our favorite DIY gifts for grads:

DIY graduation gift baskets

Filling up a basket of candy, food, and other essentials is a wonderful gift for a grad. Here are some homemade graduation gift basket ideas to try.

DIY graduation gift basket with candy and money

DIY candy and money gift basket – Cutefetti

Taco graduation gift basket – Fun Squared

DIY coffee lovers gift basket – Belle Vie Blog

Guys college care package – Redefined Mom

Candy bouquet mug gift – Fun Squared

Snack box graduation gift idea care package


If you don’t have time to make a gift basket, there are so many pre-made gift baskets for grads available for purchase. We love this snack basket, full of tons of popular snacks, and this self-care basket is a cute gift as well!


Graduation money gift ideas

There is nothing that a high school grad would love to receive more than money! Try one of these creative ways to give graduation money.

DIY graduation money cake

photo: Daily with Jules

DIY graduation money cake – Daily with Jules

Learn How To Make A Money Lei Tutorial – Honey + Lime

Fill up a DIY graduation cap gift box – The Quiet Grove

Money wreath homemade gift idea – Crazy Little Projects

DIY origami money graduation caps – Sugar and Charm

Inexpensive graduation gift ideas

These cheap graduation gift ideas are pretty easy to make and don’t require that you spend too much! Try your hand at these inexpensive homemade graduation gift ideas.

DIY Money Diploma Graduation Cap Mason Jar Graduation Gift

photo: Must Have Mom

Make a DIY grad cap mason jar – Must Have Mom

Laundry kit graduation gift idea – Hip to Save

DIY portrait graduation wreath – DIY Beautify

Mini candy bar lei – The Craft Patch

Easy tumbler DIY gift for grads – Mandy Living Life

Graduation gift bottle set – Busy Mom’s Helper

Graduation gifts for college-bound students

Looking for a gift for grads heading to college? These graduation craft gift ideas are perfect for seniors who are off to college soon.

photo: Mother’s Niche

College student survival kit – Mother’s Niche

Laundry 101 gift for grads – Darling Doodles Design

Freshman year survival kit – Alex Fahey

Dorm room necessity gift idea – Craft Create Cook

Graduation gift card wreath – Savannah Smiled

Graduation gift card wreath diy gift idea

photo: Savannah Smiled

Have fun making these gifts for high school grads!

I really like these DIY graduation gift ideas, there are so many wonderful and useful presents to create and give. I hope you are able to find a good gift idea to surprise your favorite high school grad! Congratulations to you and yours, here’s wishing them an amazing life ahead.

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