10 Graduation Gifts That Cost $50 or Less

You don't have to spend a lot to give high school and college graduates gifts they can really use.

It's graduation season. If you have friends and family with children who are graduating from high school or college, you might be wondering what to give them to recognize their achievement. Cash is always an easy -- and greatly appreciated -- gift. But if you're looking for something a little more interesting or personal, here are five ideas for high school grads and five ideas for college grads -- all under $50.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.