15 Best Graduation Gifts for Tech-Savvy Students

Set them up for success, and treat them with a fun new gadget. Our tech gift guide has ideas for every grad.

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May 13, 2019

Photo By: Cassidy Garcia

Photo By: Cassidy Garcia

Oculus Go Virtual Reality Headset

They worked hard for the past four years; now, grads deserve some down time with this virtual reality headset. It's the perfect escape for when the real world becomes "too much."

Buy It: Amazon, $249

AirPod Wireless Earbuds

Whether they'll be commuting to work or walking around campus, graduates will appreciate a set of wireless earbuds that won't get in the way while they're on the go.

Buy It: Target, $199.99

Fossil Smartwatch

This stylish smartwatch doesn't look bulky like others on the market. It tracks heart rate, recieves smartphone notifications and has swimproof technology. Plus, it won't look out of place on the wrist of a fashion-forward grad.

Buy It: Target, $199 (originally $275)

Audio Technica Turntable

Help a recent grad make their new space feel like home with the comforting sounds of vinyl on a record player. What makes this one worthy of a techy graduation gift? It's compatible with bluetooth speakers!

Buy It: Amazon, $149

eufy Robot Vacuum

Make it easier for college students and young professionals to clean by gifting a robot vacuum. Now they really don't have an excuse for a dirty space.

Buy It: Amazon, $299.99

Kodak Instant Photo Printer

With this mini photo printer, graduates can print and display old photos of family and friends and new pics of life away from home.

Buy It: Amazon, $68.89

JBL Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

For singing in the shower or providing background music at a party, this wireless speaker gives off high-quality sound whenever a graduate needs it. (Psst, gift the speaker and bluetooth-enabled turntable together for a special surprise.)

Buy It: Amazon, Prices start at $90

DeLonghi Combination Espresso Coffee Maker

Coffee is the lifeblood of young professionals and college students. Keep them on top of their game with this two-in-one machine that serves espresso and drip coffee.

Buy It: Target, $215.96 (originally $269.95)

Anker Portable Phone Charger

Give social-media savvy grads the gift of battery life-security with this portable phone charger. It holds enough power for three full charges.

Buy It: Walmart, $39.99

Apple iPad

For graduates who aren't quite sure what they want to do yet, give them a multi-purpose item, like the iPad. It serves as an e-reader, virtual sketchpad and computer, which means it can handle any task that an indecsive grads needs completed.

Buy It: Walmart, Starting at $249

Polaroid Snap Digital Instant Camera

Teens and twenty-somethings will love taking this instant camera on their summer adventures. Help them preserve fleeting summer memories with a collection of printed photos.

Buy It: Target, $76.99

Upgraded Laptop

There's a good chance that high school and college graduates' laptops have some wear and tear. Upgrade their second-most used tech item to a newer model that will take them through the next stage of life.

Our pick is the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 for its versatility, portability and long battery life.

Buy It: Amazon, $789.99

Nintendo Switch

This portable gaming console allows players to pick up where they left off in a game while they have downtime on campus or during lunch at work. Hey, work-life-balance is important!

Buy It: Walmart, $299

Roku Streaming Stick

Cord-cutters will appreciate this streaming sick that plugs into a TV giving them instant access to their favorite shows, music and movies.

Buy It: Walmart, $49

Upgraded Cell Phone

Send them off with a reliable, new phone that has all the bells and whistles. With a faster, more powerful model, now they won't have an excuse to dodge video chats with you.😉

Buy It: Target, Prices Vary

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