The Class of 2020 is celebrating their milestones a bit differently this year given the Coronavirus pandemic. But their gifts shouldn’t be any less special. We’ve narrowed down the top grad gifts to help congratulate your favorite scholars.
2020 Graduation Gift Guide
Instant Pot, $99.95
If your graduate just completed any level of higher education, some easy-to-use cookware is always a good gift. This Instant Pot is seven appliances in one to get more use out of one gadget. You’ll get a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute, yogurt maker and a warmer. The Instant Pot is also designed to cook 70 percent faster than other popular appliances so you can make your favorite desserts, meats and soups in a fraction of the time. Pair it with some of your favorite cookbooks or utensils to help ease the stresses and messes of cooking.
Amazon Echo Dot, $49.99
An Amazon Echo is the voice assistant that’s perfect for all ages. Your voice assistant can give you the weather, start a timer, play music and control your favorite smart home gadgets with a few simple voice commands. It’s also built with a few privacy features to keep your personal data secure including a microphone ‘Mute’ button and the ability to delete your voice recordings. If you’re grabbing this gift for your favorite kid grad try the Echo Dot Kids Edition.
Apple AirPods Pro, $249.00
Apple AirPods is an all-around favorite. Whether your grad is hanging out around the house or on-the-go, Apple makes it easy to answer calls, listen to music, use voice commands and talk hands-free with their wireless earbuds. The Airpods Pro come with noise cancellation and they’re sweat and water-resistant. Your grad will have up to 24 hours of battery life and up to 4.5 of listening in one charge. Apple’s Airpods are customizable to fit your grad’s ears comfortably with silicon tips.
A smart TV might be a bit bulky and out of budget for your gift to your grad. Fortunately, the FireTV streaming player gives them all the smart TV features in a compact device and at a fraction of the cost. They’ll be able to stream their favorite movies and music. Use the remote’s built-in Amazon Alexa to control the FireTV stick, and stream services and shows with a voice command. Amazon Prime members can add popular channels like HBO and Showtime to get more out of their media player. Your graduate just needs Wi-Fi and an HDTV and they’ll be ready for endless entertainment.
Board and Card Games
Games are good for any age. Whether your grad is headed to kindergarten or college it’s always great to have a game night with family and friends. It’s also a fun study break that’s great bonding time. Here are a few favorites for your grad – regardless of age. You can always pick their favorite games or what best fits their personality.
Amazon Prime Subscription
An Amazon Prime subscription is all-around a great gift with plenty of great deals. The subscription includes exclusive savings and deals for Prime members. You’ll also get free shipping and two-day delivery of Prime products. Prime members also get discounts at Whole Foods, plenty of shows and movies and free Audible books. If your grad is a gamer, they’ll also get free games with Twitch Prime. With this subscription, there’s something for everyone.
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss is a top grad gift. Pair this childhood favorite with some easy-reading books for your scholar. Choose from a few of the New York Times Best-Sellers to get started. Or choose a few from your own collection and write a personal message inside to make the book more memorable for the moment. Here are a few popular books on the shelves to help you pick the perfect one for your bookworm.
Apple Watch - Series 5, $429.00
The Apple Watch is probably secretly at the top of every grad’s wish list. The Series 5 is the latest smartwatch by Apple, and it’s perfect for any grad. Use the watch for GPS, monitor your heart rate, play music, and control your phone’s messages and calls. Pair the watch with bands your grad will like. You’ll also be able to access the App Store, music library and more from the wrist. Choose from a number of case sizes and finishes for extra customization.
Moleskine Journal, $10.88
Chances are, your grad will get a lot of advice, ideas and tips for their next stage of life. Give them a journal with a few tips and special notes from you. Moleskine journals are very popular, durable and come in a wide variety of colors. It also comes with an elastic closure to keep pages from being wrinkled or misplaced. Moleskine journals also come in a variety of styles if you have an artist that doesn’t need lined sheets – only pages just to scratch notes. It’s the perfect notebook for anyone of any age.
Echo Show 8, $129.99
The Echo Show 8 is the perfect gift for all grads. It includes a built-in camera, Bluetooth speaker, microphone and Amazon Alexa. Your grad can watch their favorite movies, shows and listen to songs – all from one device. Set alarms and timers and stream popular channels to just as if it were a TV. The Echo Show also connects to smart home gadgets for easy control. And if you ever miss your grad, this gadget makes it easy to video call them just to check-in.