There are few times in our life when a big change is so clearly on its way. A marriage proposal, a childbirth, and a graduation. Each of the three changes signifies a major life path decision. A graduation is usually the first of the three big decisions. Students graduating high school need to decide where their life is headed or at least, the path that will lead them to their dreams. The least we can do as parents or friends of those graduates is find the best gifts for 2017 graduates.
There are always things that graduates need. Everything from dorm furniture to planners, office supplies, and technology related items. You can’t send a high school grad off to college without a computer, a cell phone, probably a graphing calculator, and at the very least some general office supplies. But those things are probably being purchased by their parents. You get to scroll down and find the perfect gift that is also really FUN to receive.
Graduation is coming and now is the time to find the perfect gift for the 2017 graduates in your life.
The best graduation gifts are gifts that will help a person transition into the next level of life. Whether you’re a parent of some 2017 graduates, family or just a friend, your gift can help make a difference. Of course, not every gift needs to solve a problem or help in a transitional phase. A gift could just be for fun and nothing more. In fact, your 2017 graduates would probably prefer something cool over useful.
Autonomous Desk | $299
There is a way to turn the boring and useful into the exciting and healthy. Simply add the word “smart” to the title and give the product some tech and you’ve got the answer. Autonomous has created the SmartDesk 2 to help people stay healthy while standing at their desk.
It’s been proven that standing instead of sitting at a desk is healthier for everyone. By simply standing at a desk rather than sitting, people have been proven to be more alert, more focused and even healthier in general. The SmartDesk 2 is also perfect for small spaces, like a dorm room. While the size doesn’t make a huge footprint in the room, it does have plenty of table top space for computers and accessories.
Since the desk is adjustable, it can become a multi-purpose desktop for students. We all know that starting out on our own isn’t exactly easy. But with items that can serve multiple purposes life becomes easier.
Run Lites | $24.95
College students should all be active on a regular basis. Even if they decide to just go for a run after classes a few times a week. Unfortunately, students have a very busy day, especially during daylight hours. Instead of having your 2017 graduates wear bright, yellow clothes to avoid getting hit by cars, Run Lites are a great alternative. These gloves have LED lighting in the knuckles making them perfect for midnight runs, bike rides, or just walking around campus at night.
Kelvin Tools | $49.99
As we grow older we start to build a collection of home goods that will follow us well into adulthood. One of the most important things we need in life is a tool set. Unfortunately, tool sets can get pretty costly and heavy. The Kelvin tool is an all in one tool that is easy to hold, not too expensive, and most of all, a life saver. Especially when it comes to putting together cheap dorm room furniture.
It’s unfortunate that we don’t have a class in high school that teaches actual real world things. For example, how to put together a real-life budget with real life expenses and real life incomes. While that handbook may not have been around for us, it is here for the 2017 graduates.
Otterbox Cell Phone Case | $39.95-$59.95
Students do some crazy things with their new found freedom and life can get a little rough. One of the most important tools will be put at risk and that tool is a cell phone. You will need a way to get a hold of your 2017 graduate. If they drop their phone while running to class because they overslept you may not be able to talk to them for days. An Otterbox case is the perfect way to protect a phone and make it so you can stay in contact with your 2017 graduate at all times.
Peek-a-Boo Designer Yoga Pants | $68 – $84
College students spend a lot of time in comfy clothes. Let’s face it, this is the one time in your life when all you have to do is show up and learn. Before a life of professional clothes begins, yoga pants is where it’s at! These are adorable and fun, they make going from class to the gym look effortless.