Top 6 Gifts Grads Will Love

It’s graduation time and with the cap and gown come the gifts. I find giving a graduation gift to be one of the most challenging gift giving occasions.


You want the gift to be special, memorable, but at the same time you want your grad to use it and more importantly like it. How many engraved letter openers does one need? In hopes of helping a little I’ve put together my top 6 graduation gift ideas, things I wish I had been given when I graduated, and hopefully things the grad in your life will love.

Nikon Coolpix S9100, $$329.95 

This little camera packs a punch fully loaded with all the options needed to commit any activity to memory, or blog post. Maybe you will even get lucky and they'll show you one of two of the pictures they snap.

Prepaid Gift Card, Any Amount 

Whether it buys them copious amounts of coffee, or lets some have some frivolous spending money a prepaid gift card will be something the grad in your life will love. Hey, maybe they’ll use it to buy some prints of all the pictures they are taking and send them to you.

Garmin nuvi 1450 LMT 5 inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates, $179

We all get lost every now and then, especially when we are in a new city or traveling. Keep your grad on the right path with a portable GPS device. They’ll think of you every time they type in a new address.

Zip Car Membership 

With a zip car membership your grad can move, go on a day trip, or even zip home to see you.

Glen plaid Windowpane Field Messenger Bag, $350

Whether they are heading to a college lecture or their first job a professional bag will help them make a good first impression. An added plus, every day when they pick it up they’ll think of you.

Mac Book Pro, starting at $1799

In today’s connected world imagine what it would be like to be disconnected. Don’t let your grad feel that way, invest in a new Mac Book Pro for them. With it they can keep up with friends, apply for jobs, load the photos they are taking and maybe, just maybe send you an email.