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As a new graduate, I remember wanting to get everything that would help me in college. I stayed home but many, many graduates are heading out into the world this fall and will be needing some new products to start that journey. Best Buy has all the gifts you are looking for and the graduate in your life will love!
So many people have gadgets these days. We have cell phones, laptops, tablets, and more. I too love my technology so I wanted to share a few of the gifts I think any graduate would love to receive! See below for my top pics but also some other great options for the special grad in your life.
Any new grad would love a fabulous laptop. The Lenovo Yoga 2 13″ Touch-Screen Laptop is guaranteed to be a hit with them. I love this thing. You can utilize it a number of ways. You can use it as a tablet or laptop and can also be used in tent and stand mode. What makes this laptop so neat in my eyes is that it is a touchscreen. YES! A touchscreen laptop is perfect for the grad on the go because when the time for a keyboard is not available, they can quickly use the touchscreen and get the job done. Maybe they are a gamer and would enjoy the touchscreen for that. Either way, I think that is such a neat feature of this laptop and one that I would really enjoy. The Lenovo Yoga 2 13″ Touch-Screen Laptop also has HD graphics so movies and videos are going to be viewed beautifully. If your grad has presentations to do for school or a job, this would come in handy for sure. I could certainly get used to watching videos on it! Finally, I love how lightweight this laptop is. No heavy lifting here!
Looking for something a little less expensive? Well if your graduate has a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (like I do) they will love the Samsung S-View Flip Cover for Note 3. This cover allows the user to see any messages and even allows you to swipe the screen with the case closed. I love using it. It not only protects my phone but allows it to still be functional.
Not a Note 3 user? No big deal! One other gift I completely recommend is the Roku Streaming HDMI Stick. I am a huge fan of Roku and, in fact, that is my main source of entertainment. Moving out of the house can be expensive so grads will love this convenient gift that keeps the need for cable or satellite television away. Having over 1000 channels at their fingertips will help them to not miss out on any shows they love! Simply plug it in to any HDMI port and they are ready to go. The Roku Streaming HDMI Stick also allows for playback of your own media so if your grad likes taking pictures or videos and sharing them, this gadget will make that easier!
Looking for more gifts for that tech savvy graduate? Have someone who loves their technology and likes to network and be engaged all the time? Check out these other great options that all can be found at Best Buy!
- iPhone 5s
- SONOS Play:1 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music — great for the dorm room or out and about, this speaker will allow them to share their favorite tunes.
- SanDisk Connect 32GB USB 2.0 Wireless Flash Drive — I love flash drives for easy access to my files. Your grad will too!
- Google Chromecast — This is an expensive streaming device to get great channels on your own TV. I have my eye on these for a future purchase!
- iTunes Gift Card $50 — What grad wouldn’t love this?!? You can get movies, music, books, or apps!
- Jawbone MINI Jambox Wireless Speaker — I have heard these at work and they are great sounding and small enough to carry around with you!
- mophie space pack External Battery Case — If you have an iPhone, this is a must for extended battery life!
- Surface 2 64GB AT&T 4G LTE — This tablet that runs on Windows OS will be a hit for the grad on the go.
- Surface Keyboard Cover — Want to make your tablet easier to type on? This cover is the one to do it. You can have a keyboard right there!
- Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB External USB Portable Hard Drive — No need to worry about losing your photos or files. This external hard drive can keep it all safe for you.
- Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Dual-Band Wireless-AC Router — If you have wireless internet, you need a good router. This is a great one!
- Speck CandyShell Cell Phone Case — These cell phone cases not only protect your phone, but they also do it in style. These are great for the fashion-forward grad.
No matter what your graduate enjoys, I am positive you will find a great gift for them at Best Buy. Be sure to check out the Best Buy Gift Center for more great graduate gifts!