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Cool Elementary School Graduation Gifts

Cool Elementary School Graduation Gifts

Is a special child graduating from elementary school this month? Whether it's your own child, a favorite niece or nephew, or that sweet kid who lives next door, we've got the perfect present.


Locker Glam

Decorating your new middle school locker is big. Kids deck them out with everything from mirrors to rugs to lighting! Get her started with this Aqua Gem Locker Chandelierembellished with crystal rhinestone gems. It attaches to the locker ceiling with magnets, and has a motion-sensor! $18.99;

Locker Lookz locker decoration chandelier

Brain Booster

Junior High is going to be heavier on science than grade school was, so give that grad a head start with the Glass Optics Metal Frame Student Compound Microscope. Any curious kid will get a thrill from this sturdy, all-metal model with all optical glass lenses. It offers three magnifications 40X-100X-400X and cordless LED illumination. It comes with a microscope book and 10-piece slide kit: five blank and five prepared. $89.95;

kid microscope for school graduation gift

A Colorful Choice

Kids will get more opportunities to join clubs and explore new interests in middle school. A creative child will keep busy all summer if you gift him with this Art 101 142-Piece Wood Art Set, with every shade of pencils, crayons, pastels, and watercolors. Art club, anyone? $29.99;

art set

Get personal

Tweens love to personalize everything from jewelry to school supplies to room décor to clothes. If you know a girl like that, you can’t go wrong with a set of four surgical-grade stainless steel initial earrings. All letters available. $44;

initial earring studs gold silver rose gold black enamel

Take the long way home

Is your elementary graduate into skateboarding? You may just get “best mom ever” (or aunt, godmother, or grandma) honors if you bring the Lollygagger Long Board to the party. $349;



long board





Put him in the driver’s seat

Made of metal, in Germany, this Eitech Classic Hot Rod Construction Set
lets crafty kiddos build an awesome hot rod replica, whether it's souped up or a streamlined classic. This set includes fully functional steering and enough parts for endless creations. $49;

metal car construction kit

Watch her grow

A pretty, practical watch with a pop of color makes a perfect gift for an active girl. The Warmup Neon Watch also comes in coral. $55 with free shipping;

Reebok Neon mint green watch


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Christina Vercelletto


 Christina Vercelletto is a former editor at NYMetroParents, ParentingScholastic Parent & Child, and Woman’s Day. She lives on Long Island with her kids, a chiweenie, Pickles, and a 20-pound calico, Chub-Chub.

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