According to momseveryday.com, people get stuck in deciding what to give a high school graduate, so they just fall back on gift cards and cash.

How about several useful gifts for high school graduates.  For example:

1.  Give your graduate some nice stationery, envelopes in various sizes, and a book of stamps.  These items are sure to come in handy.

2.  Microwavable plates and bowls.  Young adults tend to use the microwave a lot for their meals.  Sometimes it's because a microwave is all they have, and other times it's just because they're busy.

3.  Another great gift idea is a simple cookbook.  Please click on the above link for more information.