11 Gifts For High School Grads Going on a Gap Year

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Malia Obama, this one's for you. If you're going on a gap year this fall, you'll love our graduation gift picks, especially if you're about to embark on a year of travel and volunteering. We've got everything you need for a year's worth of *~WaNdErLuSt~*. 


Travel Essentials Journal, $15, available at Rifle Paper Co.

Jot down all your bucket lists and adventures in this totally chic journal.

The Getaway Passport Holder, $24, available at ban.do

Make your passport stand out with this passport holder that tells the TSA how you really feel.

CITIx60 Travel Guide, $9.95, available at Anthropologie

Be a better tourist with these travel guides that show you the city through the eyes of artists who live there.

Globetrotter Society Key Ring, $8, available at Three Potato Four

Someone with your sense of #wanderlust needs this key ring.


17 oz. Teakwood, $35, available at S'well

Behold the perfect water bottle for travelers. It'll keep your drink cold for 24 hours and hot for 12.

Oui Non Espadrilles, $29.90, available at Rad.

Let these cheeky espadrilles do the talking if you're at a loss for words in your new home.

Folkstitch Scarf, $49.50, available at Madewell

We love this folksy scarf--it'll keep you warm on the cold plane and looking ~chic~ the moment you walk off.

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Large Duffel Travel Bag, $81, available at Vera Bradley

This travel bag is the PERFECT companion for traveling. It’s got a roomy central compartment with an easy access outside pocket to keep your passport close.

Lat & Lo Cuff 14k Gold Filled, $95, available at Lat & Lo

Personalize these cuffs to show the latitude and longitude of a location that's special to you--maybe your new country or maybe your hometown.

All-Natural Jams Speaker, $59.99, available at ModCloth

Take your jams on the road with this earthy speaker that plugs in straight to your phone.

World Map, $149.99, available at Axel and Ash

Fill in the countries you've visited, and this will make for a great accent for your future apartment or dorm.