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Now that we’re halfway through the month of May, it’s time to start getting gift ideas ready for all the graduates in your life. From Kindergarten to college graduations, it’s going to be a busy month. If you want gift inspiration in one place, head to Target, where you can find endless options.
Whether you’re shopping for little grads or ones entering adulthood, you’re going to love Target’s selection of gifts. The retailer is known for having endless picks for all occasions, and graduations are no exception. You can pick up sentimental books that early readers can cherish throughout their academic careers or gear fit for any grad off to college. Or, for those in the tweener stages, gifts for some summer fun work, too. And all the presents you can score at Target are also budget-friendly, so you can stock up on multiple gifts!
Ahead, see our top picks.
For the Kindergarten Grad
For the special graduate leaving Kindergarten, gift this book. It’s not only an excellent childhood read, but it’s full of possibilities and inspiration for the road ahead.
“Great gift idea,” one shopper said. “This book is the perfect baby book. I gave it to all my daughter’s teachers to sign and gave it to her as a graduation gift from elementary school. She will have for a lifetime.”
For the Photo-Loving Graduate
If you have a child that loves photography and capturing memories, snag this adorable camera from Fujifilm. It prints instant pics so they can pass them out to friends or hang the snapshots around their room.
“I absolutely love this camera,” wrote a reviewer. “I am a huge fan of film photography but hate waiting to finish a roll before I can see all my photos. With this camera, you get the photos immediately after taking them! This little Polaroid camera is super cute and perfect for outings with friends or parties, and the photos are great momentos.”
For the Elementary School Grad
Not that they’re heading off to middle school. Gift them a new bike to ride to school on with the big kids. It will also give them something to do during the long summer months. This bike is just the right size and just under $150.
For the Tech Savvy Grad
Update your grads headphones with these sleek earbuds that provide the best sounds. Whether they’re listening to their favorite playlist, podcast, or movies, these AirPods make a great gift. Plus, they come with a charging case that doubles as protection for carrying them around.
For the Middle School Grad
Your newly crowned high school can’t arrive on the first day with any old backpack — they need a cool one. That’s where this one from Open Story comes to help. It has a sleek and modern design that your teen will love. And, if they don’t want to wait to use it for the next school year, they can tote it around while hanging out with friends, to the pool, or to camp.
One happy Target shopper shared: “I needed a sleek but fun and compact bag that would somehow hold my laptop, lunch, gym clothes, and other work accouterments. This bag is it! Perfect amount of pockets. Excellent design and material. Best thing I’ve ever bought from Target.”
For the College Bound Grad
An easy (and sentimental) gift for your collage bound graduate is a basket filled with all the best college gear to get them excited for the fall. Luckily, you can grab all they need from Target. You can grab t-shirts, cups, and more with their college team on them.
For the Chic Grad
Fine-looking jewelry doesn’t have to be expensive. Case and point with this stunning necklace from A New Day. It’s 14k gold plated and has a pretty herringbone pattern throughout. The best part? You get two chains in the pack!
One Target shopper shared: “It’s perfect. I’ve just got it and tried and loved it! It’s shiny and great length, two separate necklaces that can be worn together or separately. It looks very flattering.”
For the Sentimental Grad
Send an encouraging message with this 16-ounce mug that holds any drink — from coffee to warm teas. Add it to your cart for $7.
For the Health-Conscious Grad
Tumbler cups are a thoughtful gift regardless of the occasion. Want to give a simple gift to a grad you know? Gift them one of these 40-ounce tumblers that are going viral on TikTok. To make it extra festive, fill them with goodies like gift cards or candy.
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