They Grow Up So Fast

Fun Graduation Gifts for Every Grade Level

Hats off to pandemic grads.

By Danielle Wright

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Graduation gifts from Hallmark, Converse, Away, Our Place and Fujifilm

May kicks off graduation season in Houston. Whether they're a kindergarten munchkin or a grad school champ, graduating during a pandemic is no easy feat. Your student deserves a memorable gift to celebrate their significant milestone, and we have just what they need. 

Kindergartners nervous about starting first grade can read tales from the relatable Junie B. Jones. And college graduates moving out on their own will need a pan like the Always Pan to get their kitchen collection started. No matter the grade, we put together a guide of practical and fun gifts like the College Survival Book and a FujiFilm Camera for your graduate to enjoy as they transition into the next season of life.

Scroll ahead and shop for fun graduation gifts for every grade level.

Kindergarten

Junie B. Jones Is A Graduation Girl

$5

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One of the coolest kindergarteners around is graduating to the first grade. Junie B. Jones has to think fast before graduation becomes a disaster when a spotty accident happens.

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Curious George Curious You: On Your Way!

$14

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In this inspirational story, Curious George takes the reader through old scenes from his classic books with words of encouragement. America's favorite monkey teaches that no matter how much we accomplish, there's still a lot to see and do, and always to remain curious.

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Hallmark Graduation Cap Local

$20

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Their little caps won't be the only hat tossed in the air. Hallmark's blue push graduation cap offers six celebratory phrases with each throw.

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Elementary

Party City Autograph Dog

$6

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What better way to preserve elementary memories than with the Autograph Dog? Friends and family can leave a sweet message on the plush canine that doubles as great decor for their room.

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Impeccable Pig Good Times Bag  Local

$48

As middle school is on the horizon, they'll need a go-to handbag to fit all their new essentials. From lip gloss to pens and a compact mirror, the flamingo pink Good Times Bag is the perfect everyday purse to make a statement and keep everything in one place.

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Nintendo Switch

$300

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Treat your middle schooler to one of the most popular gaming systems. The Nintendo Switch is a portable device for your soon-to-be 6th grader to play their favorite games anywhere they go.

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Middle School

Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock

$40

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No one wants to deal with a cranky High schooler in the morning. The Wake Up Sunrise Clock uses light technology to help them wake up before the alarm. The light starts out dim at 10% and steadily rises to 100% before the sound blares for a more leisurely wake-up.

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FujiFilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

$70

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Bring Instagram to real life with the Fujifilm Instax Camera. They'll snap memories of their upcoming high school journey with cool photo frames that develop instantly from the camera.

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Converse Run Star Hike Platforms

$100

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The Converse Run Star Hike Platforms reimagine the classic sneaker design. The high top features a two-toned jagged rubber sole for a chunky platform that'll give their high school looks a boost.

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High School

Hallmark College Survival Guide: Tips, Tricks, And a Little Financial Aid Book Local

$13

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One of the most valuable books to give a High School senior is Hallmark's College Survival Guide. They'll learn how to navigate campus life by budgeting for snacks, groceries, or anything they'd like to save up for with the money they have, from gift cards to their on-campus job.

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Apple AirPods

$100

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Walking from class to class can be a drag. Add some tunes to their stroll with AirPods. The wireless earphones are Bluetooth compatible, come with a mini charging case, and pair with the Find My app to track each piece if it's lost.

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Samsung 43" Smart TV (2020) Local

$300

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They'll need a decent TV to withstand all four years, sometimes six years including grad school, as they gear up for college. Samsung's 43" TV can fit on their dorm room dresser, and since it's a smart TV, they'll be able to watch their favorite shows from streaming services like Prime, Hulu, and Netflix.

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College & Grad School

Echo Dot Smart Speaker

$28

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As grad school graduates prepare for their next stage of life, they can always use an Echo Dot for some extra guidance. The smart speaker can fit inside their new apartment or office to play music, make reminders or ask Alexa a curious question.

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Our Place Always Pan

$115

Image: Our Place

You've probably seen the Always Pan by Our Place trending all over TikTok. Designed to replace eight cookware pieces, the Always Pan includes a ceramic nonstick base, nesting steamer and basket, a wooden spatula, and a lid to trap or release steam, making cooking simple.

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Away Large Luggage

$375

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No matter where they travel, graduates can always use a good pair of luggage. Away bags are lightweight with spinner wheels to glide through the airport, come with plenty of compartments to fit essentials, and are made of a hard shell for durability.

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