Ah, spring. When mortar boards are the headgear of choice for students who can’t wait to move on to the next chapter of their lives.
But, academics aside, are they fully equipped to make that transition? Help them go forward, and celebrate, with some great technology. Here are some highlights from our list of top gifts for grads.
Keep them connected
You can start with an Apple Watch. The Series 3 (GPS) is great for a grad on the move. It covers everything during a workout, including tracking activity, monitoring heart rate and keeping track of goals. It also plays music and puts all things social on your grad’s wrist — on the off chance he or she feels like chilling instead of exercising.
Amazon’s Echo Show will keep your grad in the know and on task. It not only has answers to just about every question, it connects to all kinds of services, including your calendar, music, smart home devices and more.
Keep them nourished
OK, maybe coffee isn’t real high in nutrients, but what grad wouldn’t love the ability to whip up a single high-end cup to get the morning started? The Keurig K200 is compact and convenient, and fits well on the counter with a Nutri Ninja 32 Oz. Auto-iQ Blender, which does make nutritious drinks. Just toss in the ingredients for your favorite smoothie.
Keep them entertained
Even graduates who are heading out to change the world need some downtime. The Fire TV Stick gives them access to TV shows, movies, games and apps. And they don’t even have to get off the couch to load up their selection, thanks to the Alexa voice remote. If they’d rather immerse themselves in music, give them the Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones, for a maximum external-noise-blocking, sound-enhancing listening experience.
Even with all their great gifts, graduates are still going to need to get some of their own stuff — especially for high school grads heading to college. As a final word of advice, tell them about Best Buy’s student deals to get them started on life as a college student.