Gift Ideas for Your 2019 Graduate
Small metal first aid kit
Hey, they’re crazy college kids now. There’s gonna be a boo-boo or two, but this can dispense the antiseptic when you’re not around.
Buy it: bestmadeco.com, $68
With these, rowdy roommates won’t keep your kid from studying (or napping).
Buy: JBL Tune 600BTNC, jbl.com, $100
Dorm safe and robe
For packing up dirty laundry to take home or a weekend trip to a friend’s school: a duffel they can also carry backpack-style.
Buy: Mover pack, everlane.com, $78
Home state hat
Even when she’s miles away, everyone will know where her heart is, and he’ll wear this cap to class to give props to his home state and disguise bedhead.
Buy: etsy.com, $25
K-Mini Plus single serve coffee maker
Cheaper than the coffee shop—and they don’t even have to get dressed first.
Buy: keurig.com, $100
Sonos Play:1 wireless speaker
So they can crank the tunes from their phone, Spotify and tons of other music services. It even connects to Amazon Echo devices. (If you’re feeling generous, $50 more gets them a built-in Alexa.)
Buy it: sonos.com, $150; Sonos One, $199
Monthly ramen delivery
The classic college-kid comfort meal gets a Gen Z upgrade: monthly ramen delivery right to their door.
Buy: japanramenbox.com, from $20/month
Dr. J Professional 4-inch mini projector
With this handy device they can screen movies for the whole dorm (yay, making friends!) or enlarge their Fortnite games.
Buy: amazon.com, $80
Home state necklace
Buy: mayabrenner.com, from $98
Travel Photo Journal by Oh Joy!
Your teen can document her pre-college summer travels in this cute book she'll want to keep for a lifetime.
Buy: mixbook.com, starting at $15.99