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12 Useful Gifts Every College Grad Needs

Practical gifts for the real world.
05/07/2018 04:43pm ET

College graduation can be an exciting but also pretty nerve-wracking time. Your recent grad is probably going through a bit of a crisis trying to figure out what’s next. Instead of just throwing some cash at them, give them a gift to ease some of those post-grad troubles, one that will be practical and useful in the real world.

Whether they’re in need of a new wardrobe for those interviews they’ve got lined up or a coffee machine besides their Keurig, here are 12 useful gifts every college grad needs.

1
French Press
Jet
Elevate their coffee game with an easy-to-use French Press. Get it here.
2
Tool Kit
Amazon
When moving into a new place, you never know when a tool kit might come in handy. Get it here.
3
Work Bag
Zappos
Whether they have a full-time job lined up or are on the search for one, a well constructed work bag is the perfect gift for their new or future commute. Get it here.
4
Echo Dot
Amazon
Have Alexa field some of the questions they'd usually ask their parents. Get it here.
5
Chef's Portable Multi-Tool
Uncommon Goods
This all-in-one tool is not only super convenient, but extremely space efficient for their first small kitchen. Get it here.
6
Trunk Club Clothing Box Subscription
Trunk Club
They're probably going to be in need of some fresh interview or work clothes so a clothing box with multiple options gives them variety. Get it here.
7
Weekender Bag
Zappos
For when they just want to go back home, give them a cute weekender bag to accompany their travels. Get it here.
8
Wallet
Zappos
While small, a new wallet is probably an upgrade from how they were carrying their cash before. Get it here.
9
Corelle Dinnerware Set
Jet
A new dining set will help bring some sophistication to their new apartment. Get it here.
10
Instant Pot
Amazon
Need we say more about how miraculous an Instant Pot can be? Simplify their cooking with their all-in-one cooking tool. Get it here.
11
Fitbit Versa
Fitbit
This health and fitness smartwatch is not only super affordable, but lasts 4+ days and features 24/7 heart rate, phone-free music, apps, coaching & more. Get it here.
12
Desk Accessories
Jet
Liven up their desk with some fun accessories. Get them here.

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