15 Gifts for High School Grads Moving Across the Country for College

Your fave high school grad is about to make a huge journey across the country, so why not give them a gift they can use? They'll be busy traveling, adventuring and making memories while away at college, and these gifts will make the experience all the more special.

Fujifilm Instax 9 Mini Instant Camera from Macy's, $69.95
They'll be making a ton of new memories while they're away, so give them a travel-size camera that'll snap some sweet polaroids of their new home.

L.U.X.E.™ from CamelBak, $110
Perfect for the grad bitten by the travel bug with a desire to explore their new territory, whether it be on foot or bike.

Adventure Awaits Hardcover Journal from Redbubble, $20
So they can scribble down thoughts about their endless adventures.

Women's Nuptse Vest from The North Face, $149
If they're headed for colder weather, stay warm and in style!

Aviator Junior from Ray-Ban, $73
A sweet pair of sunnies to accompany them on the drive or plane trip to and from school!

Iconic Small Duffel from Vera Bradley, $78
From the gym to studying abroad and heading back home for breaks, this adorable duffel bag will have their back.

Prisma Photo Display from Target, $14.99
They'll miss you while they are away, so fill this frame with your favorite picture together for the perfect sentimental gift.

Brass Luggage Tag from Things Remembered, $4.99
Personalize their luggage with a practical and thoughtful brass name tag.

Beats EP from Beats by Dre, $129.95
The plane ride or road trip to campus will be long, but no one says it has to be boring!

Messenger Crossbody In Signature Jacquard from Coach, $135
Gift them an iconic bag that they can take anywhere!

Travel Mug from Society6, $24.99
For the girl always on the move, a travel coffee mug is a necessity.​

Power Phrase Bangle from Etsy, $56+
A sweet gift for the bold, brave and adventurous grad about to embark on an amazing journey!​

Scarlet Insulated Bottle from S'well, $35
Hydration is key. They'll love the sleek and stylish look of this insulated water bottle, and with a ton of different color options, you can match one to their school colors!​

Numerology Spoon Ring from Alex and Ani, $28
Discover their lucky number for a gift they'll treasure.​

Magnetic Dry Erase Board in Marble/Rose Gold from Bed Bath & Beyond, $9.99
Help them decorate a new dorm room with this elegant dry erase board. (Which they can use to countdown the days until your next visit!)​

Amanda is a senior at Carthage College double majoring in Communications and Public Relations. She is originally from Chicago, Illinois, which she can confirm is indeed a windy city. When she's not at cross country or track & field practice, she can be found obsessing over pizza, watching dachshund videos on Facebook, or enjoying the Lake Michigan view on campus. She is also the Editor in Chief for her college's Her Campus chapter, and a Her Campus Editorial Intern.

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