10 Great Gifts for Recent Grads

10 Great Gifts for Recent Grads

Kristen Lubbe
May 13, 2010

It's graduation season and whether the grad in your life is off to college or off to begin their professional life &mdash they're going to need some help along the way. Most grad gifts are of the practical nature and most people over look how practical tech gifts are! If you plan to stay in touch, or hear about how they made it to their interview on time, you might want to pay attention to this roundup of 10 great gifts for recent grads!

We've rounded up items that range from portable tech, smart furniture and alarm clocks &mdash there's something here for every recent grad:

&bull The Big Reveal: The Apple iPad The iPad is a great portable device for email, internet browsing, book reading and note taking. Whether your recent grad is going back to school or beginning the job hunt &mdash an iPad is a great accessory to have along for the ride.
&bull Sony VAIO Netbooks to Receive Accelerometer If you're a PC, or just not buying into the iPad craze, the Sony VAIO Netbooks are a great option as well.
&bull iPad vs Kindle: An E-Reader Showdown Kindle is a great gadget for a recent grad. Whether they're traveling the world for 6 months to blow off steam or commuting via train to work everyday, the Kindle is a great e-reader.
&bull Muji's Minimalist Mobile Speakers If your recent grad is traveling or even living with roommates &mdash portable speakers will certainly come in handy.
&bull A Mod IKEA Desk for the Geometry Buff Speaking from personal experience, when I graduated from college and landed my first apartment the one and only thing I really needed was furniture. And this IKEA desk is the perfect size for a recent grad.
&bull Cool (and Giant!) Desktop Flip Clock So they'll always be on time for those job interviews!
&bull Solid Wood HD and External DVD Drive Enclosures An external harddrive is an asset to anyone who uses their computer for work, specifically in creative fields. Any recent graphic or web designer is going to want an external harddrive.
&bull Henge Dock for Macbooks A niche item, but, great for laptop and desktop users with limited space.
&bull The 150 Country Compatible Skross Outlet Adapter They're certainly going to need this if they're planning on traveling overseas.
&bull iLuv This iPhone Dock and Clock This is a three in one item. iPhone dock/charging station, alarm clock and speaker!

What do you plan to buy your recent grad?

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