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Graduation season is upon us, so check out our helpful gift guide to help you score some great gear for your favorite graduating students.
Whether your grad is heading to college or starting their career, these are our favorite gifts that are sure to please any young adult.
iPad Air 5
If your grad is heading to college, now is a good time to think about upgrading their tech arsenal. We think an iPad is the perfect tool to help your student excel in everything college has to offer.
Not only does an iPad provide a great place to read digital textbooks, but it can also replace a whole bag full of bulky notebooks. Just make sure to pair it with an Apple Pencil.
When paired with a Magic Keyboard or Smart Keyboard Folio, it gives students a great place to work on documents or group projects.
It’s perfect for keeping in touch with friends and family, thanks to FaceTime and iMessage too.
Our pick for students is an iPad Air 5 (on sale for $559). It features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, M1 processor, USB-C charging and data transfer, and all-day battery life.
The iPad Air 5 has a starting price of $599 with 64GB and 256GB storage options and an optional 5G upgrade. It is available in Space Grey, Starlight, Pink, Purple and Blue.
If your graduate is a music lover, a HomePod mini is a great gift for any dorm room or apartment. Its small size makes it a great desktop companion, and if you grab two of them, they make for a fantastic stereo system.
Full-range speaker and dual passive radiators deliver deep bass and crisp highs. It has a 360-degree sound field, computer sound with real-time adjustment, and works with Siri.
It can AirPlay other content from iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV and Mac.
The HomePod mini is available from Apple in white, space gray, orange, blue, and yellow and costs $99.
Subscriptions to their favorite streaming service
A surefire way to please a grad is to get them a subscription to their favorite streaming service.
Of course, Apple’s streaming service is also worth checking out. Packed with exclusive content you won’t find anywhere else – like Ted Lasso, CODA and The Macbeth Tragedy – Apple TV+ brings premium content to your smart TV, iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV for $4.99 a month .
If your grad loves science, food, nature, or home and garden content, Discovery+ is a great choice. It features plenty of content from The Discovery Channel, Food Network, Science Channel, HGTV, The Travel Channel, TLC, and more. Discovery+ is priced at $4.99 for an ad-light subscription and $6.99 per month for an ad-free subscription.
If you have a graduate who loves Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, or National Geographic, Disney+ is the way to go. Disney+ starts at $7.99 per month or $79.99 per year, but can be bundled with Hulu and ESPN+ from $13.99.
Give your grad the gift of games with the Nintendo Switch. It’s the home of exclusive titles such as Animal Crossing New Horizons and Super Mario Odyssey. It also offers several popular titles such as Dark Souls: Remastered, Hollow Knight, and Minecraft.
Coffee is a must, whether your graduate is heading off to college or preparing for a full-time career. Getting a Keurig that fits their life is a great way to help them stay fueled for whatever challenges come their way.
Perfect for dorms, studios, or small kitchens, the K-mini allows users to brew up to 12 ounces of coffee in just minutes. It is compatible with K-Cup pods and coffee pods from third-party manufacturers.
Sometimes it’s the little things that have the biggest impact on our day-to-day lives. One of the best comforts we can think of is fresh, new bedding.
Amazon’s Jersey Cotton Bedding Set is a great gift for someone’s first dorm or apartment. Ultra-soft, lightweight jersey fabric is breathable, comfortable and easy to care for.
They start at $34.99 for a double set and go up to $46.99 for a king-size set, and come in a wide range of colors.
And if you’re going to pick up sheets, you might as well grab a cotton jersey quilt and matching pillowcases. Like cotton sheets, this jersey duvet is breathable and easy to care for. In addition, its quilted texture is timeless and prevents the polyester filling from clumping together over time.