Oh The Things You’ll Buy: Tech.Co’s Guide to Graduation Gifts

May 10, 2016

10:15 am

As finals wrap up and students prepare for graduation, students are ready to make the move from their college life into the real world. Leaving behind countless pieces of Ikea furniture, trading in pizza for the inevitable ramen diet, and replacing flip flops for Oxfords are all but part of the first year transitioning to their first big kid job.

There are many ways to congratulate students with a graduation gift – from your standard cash or giftcards to something a bit more extravagant such as a brand new car. However, here at Tech.Co we are most fond of continuing education, practicality, and personal growth – all of which are components often found in successful entrepreneurs. The occasionally expensive gadget doesn’t hurt either. If you are tired of purchasing a stack of Oh, The Places You'll Go! as graduation gifts, we’ve compiled some creative gift ideas for the graduate in your life. From experiencing new places and cultures, to teaching yourself how to cook amazing meals, through honing in on your expertise, these are the graduation gifts that your grads will love.

Grad Gift Guide and Where To Buy

Roam – $500+

Le Tote – $108+

Triby – $200

Blink – $100+

Vayable and Meetrip – Varies

Masterclass – $90

Airbnb – Varies

Kangaroo – $100+

Tile – $25

Classpass – $50+

Karma and FreedomPop – $90+

HelloFresh or Blue Apron – $60+

Saddleback Messenger Bag – $390

H/T to Former Managing Editor Ann Diab on several of these great gift ideas, as well as Jennifer Forrest. Have any other ideas to add? Post them to the comments.


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Elliot is an award winning journalist deeply ingrained in the startup world and is often digging into emerging technology and data. When not writing, he's likely either running or training for a triathlon. You can contact him by email at elliot(@) or follow him on Twitter @thejournalizer.