The end of elementary school marks a big transition — and a big, celebration-worthy milestone, which is why we’ve rounded up a list of the best gifts for elementary school graduates. This collection includes something for every kid on your list, and, best of all, these gifts are special enough to mark this big-deal-rite-of-passage.
For the creative kid, this is the gift that keeps on giving. They’ll love receiving a box bursting with projects every month, and it gives ’em a great way to spend some of those lazy summer afternoons.
Most kids this age are all up in the face of SLEEPOVERS. And sleepovers call for cozy pants, natch. We hope you love donuts (who doesn’t?) because she’ll probably never take them off.
Satisfy their insatiable curiosity for the world around them with this thoughtful collection of STEM and nature-inspired books. They’ll have a blast turning your home into their own science lab.
Make this milestone feel official with personalized stationary. Great for thank you notes and pen pal exchanges alike.
The places they’ll go are pretty amazing, but so are the places they’ve been. Send them on a nostalgic tour of their childhood with a beautiful, personalized photo book. They’ll delight in a trip down memory lane.
Take her backpack game up a notch with this sassy flamingo number. Add some key chains, and, voila, you’ve got a serious fashion statement for the first day of middle school. Plus, State gives backpacks to kids in need with every purchase.
Inspire her to dream big with this collection of artfully illustrated bios, written just for kids. These fearless females were pioneers in their fields and succeeded against all odds. The world is your oyster, girlfriend!
If your grade school grad is a music lover, this splurge gift will make them do a hardcore happy dance. Just be aware that these headphones may not improve their listening skills… hello? I asked what you wanted for breakfast. Anyone hear me? Hello?
Dr. Seuss’s books are full of wisdom that kids usually miss the first time around. Now that they’re older and the ones doing the reading, they’ll appreciate these bits of life advice from one of their favorite childhood authors.
Learn to fish, build a tree house, and a number of other important manly skills that will both impress your friends and come in handy at summer camp. (There are even some tidbits about girls, too.) This is a book that will serve him well beyond his grade school years and into adulthood.
11. iSlide gift card
At this age, they’re starting to cultivate their own sense of fashion. These fun and sporty slides can be customized any way you want, with your favorite team or faux fur. Now that’s a style statement.
This novelty t-shirt is a hilarious gift, not only for your grad but for the whole class. And let’s be honest, it’s great for the ‘Gram too.
If you want to go a more heartfelt route, look no further than this sentimental book, completely personalized for your grad. There might be some tears involved as you share your deepest thoughts with them, but they’ll treasure it forever.
This stylish denim jacket checks all the boxes: cute, practical, personalized, and a keepsake. Added bonus, it won’t end up in the lost and found at camp. #winning
15. Adidas Duffel
This next-level duffel is perfect for when your grad has finally grown out of that Spider-Man or Moana suitcase. Great for camp, traveling, or sports practice, they’ll feel like a big kid with this pro bag over their shoulder.
Nowadays, anyone can be a sports star. All it takes is a Go-Pro and some rad moves. Give your aspiring athlete this fun gift set (complete with a Sports Illustrated Kids subscription) and it’s lights, camera, action!