Preschool graduation is a huge milestone! From exploring their creativity to learning the alphabet and numbers to making new friends; the accomplishments of the past few years warrant real celebration. Yours and theirs, if we're being honest! But since they're the ones with the tiny cap and gown, that means they're the ones that deserve special preschool graduation gifts. (You deserve a nap.)

There's a ton of different routes you can go to commemorate the preschool to kindergarten transition, from summer toys and games that keep their bodies and brains cranking, outfits and accessories for the perfect photo opp, and even heirlooms in the making that will make you cry just thinking about it. (#SorryNotSorry) The good news is that no matter which direction you go, your little graduate is sure to feel proud of all their hard work. Kindergarten here they come!

Need a little inspiration? Check out some of our favorite preschool graduation gifts below!

Best Preschool Graduation Gifts

Straight Outta Preschool Tee
$13.99

Straight Outta Preschool Tee

Reserved for only the coolest preschool graduates, this cheeky tee makes the perfect  graduation day attire.

Melissa and Doug Delux Easel

Melissa and Doug

$61.99

Deluxe Standing Easel

Surprise them with a congrats sign on their brand new easel! And next year, when they’re big ‘ol kindergartners it will be the perfect tool to help them unwind and get creative after school.

No Stress Chess
$12.79

No Stress Chess

Now that they’ve got preschool under their belt, it’s time for the next scholarly achievement–kicking your butt at chess. Designed in a way that can teach pretty much anyone to play, the aptly-named No Stress Chess is the perfect antidote to those years of suffering through Candyland.

100 Kids Books Bucket List
$15

100 Kid's Books Scratch Off Poster

From the titles they’ve already tackled (like Green Eggs and Ham) to the ones that are still to come (like Harry Potter!) this fun scratch off poster helps them keep track of their literary achievements. Maybe they can get them all before 8th grade graduation!

Preschool Collection Watch

Preschool Collection

$25

Time Teacher School Watch

A gift that can easily become a tradition! We love the smartly designed kid-friendly watches from Preschool Collection which make it easier to learn analog time-telling. Maybe they’ll even figure it out over the summer and be one step ahead come September. (They also come in a bunch of fun designs!)

Oh the Places You'll Go
$8.98

Oh the Places You'll Go

This Dr. Seuss title is a graduation gift go-to, but to make it an extra special keepsake, gift it this year and have their teacher sign it. Pull it out every year and have their teachers offer words to send them off with!

Hidden Wish Bracelet

Alexa Fischer

$30

Kid's Hidden Wish Bracelet

Tuck some words of wisdom or best wishes inside so they’ll always have a bit of love and support at their fingertips.

Graduation hair bows
$18

Graduation Hair Bows

For a graduation hairstyle that’s totally photo-ready, snag a set of these sparkly bows which can be customized with your kiddo’s favorite color.

dabble and dollop original bubble box

Dabble and Dollop

$45

Original Bubble Box

After all those long, hard days of learning and playing, it’s time to celebrate with a dose of big kid self care. The luxe bath essentials from Dabble & Dollop are formulated to be mixed together to create a unique bath time experience that’s relaxing, fun and gets their creativity flowing. This set comes with a strawberry gel, tangerine gel, vanilla whip and mixing bowl along with recipe ideas to inspire their next concoction.

Graduation Dress

Graduation Dress

$37

Custom Graduation Dress

An instant heirloom! This sweet cotton dress can be customized with their name and school colors. Cue the tears when you hold it next to their high school graduation gown in twelve years.😭

Stanley Jr. Bird Feeder Kit

Stanley Jr.

$24.99

Wooden Bird Feeder Kit

A perfect warm weather project that you’ll cherish for years to come! We love the thought of building something together to commemorate this milestone–especially a bird feeder which everyone can enjoy. Best of all, this easy-to-use kit comes with a free app that walks kids through each step if they want to tackle solo(ish).

Melissa and Doug Created by Me Wooden Magnet Set

Melissa and Doug

$19.19

Created by Me Wooden Magnet Set

Filed under: Sappy and Not Sorry About It. Once they paint them, they can live on your refrigerator and hold up all the report cards, awards and school calendar reminders for years to come.

Zenimal

Zenimal

$69

Kids Meditation Player

As they venture more outside the bubble of home and preschool, mindfulness is an indispensable tool. The screen-free Zenimal is designed to guide kids through meditations and breath work to better regulate emotions and deepen focus. It comes with nine pre-loaded meditations that take between 3-15 minutes to complete.

Give Save Spend Bank
$48

Give Save Spend Bank

If they’ve got an influx of graduation cash, now’s as good a time as any to get them thinking about how to manage it! This sweet handmade bank has space for each of the major buckets and a clear front to keep tabs on their progress.

tini lux siella studs

Tini Lux

$49

Siella Studs

A sweet pair of studs makes the perfect graduation gift no matter how old you are. This pair of non-allergenic starter studs from Tini Lux is designed with the littlest bling-lovers in mind. They’re made from medical grade titanium which is great for sensitive ears and feature shorter posts and flat screw backs to keep them from poking or getting lost.

Kindergarten Here I Come Book
$3.96

Kindergarten Here I Come Book

Get them amped for what’s ahead with this fun rhyming book. The story helps kiddos learn about what to expect next year, from sitting criss cross applesauce to making friends. It also makes a fantastic photo prop, IMO.

scooter

Micro Kickboard

$144.99

Maxi Deluxe 3-Wheel Scooter

A new set of big kid wheels that’s perfect for summer cruising? Graduation gift perfection. Even better if they’ll be walking to kindergarten next year and can scoot there in style.

A version of this story was published May 6, 2021. It has been updated.