It's the 4G guide to what can be a great graduation gift!
Still stumped as to what to buy a graduate? Maybe you already bought something and have realized "oops, that's really lame". Don't worry, we're here to help.
1. The Laptop Computer
A laptop computer is absolutely essential for college these days. If your graduate doesn't already have one, then get them one. Do not ponder, just get them one. I am writing this on a MacBook Pro. I've always been partial to Apple, and they are hard to beat. Other great computer choices could include:
Dell XPS; MacBook Air; Apple iMac; Toshiba Portege; HP Envy
2. Smart Phone
Kind of a jack of all trades tool anymore. It calls, it texts, it takes pictures, it plays music, it streams video, it does it all. Some good choices for smartphones include:
The ubiquitous iPhone (although I'd really wait until they roll out the 4G model); Samsung Galaxy Note (doubles as a small tablet); Motorola Droid (my Droid Maxx will run forever without recharging); and several others
3. Other Electronics
There's almost too many to list, but here are a few that will always be appreciated:
The iPad; Amazon Kindle Fire; Play Station Vita; Nintendo 3DS; Roku LT or Apple TV (video streaming direct to TV is taking over from cable or Dish); HP OfficeJet Pro (everyone will need to print that paper)
4. For around the Dorm Room
Single Cup Coffee Maker (for when they aren't at Starbucks); alarm clock (you won't be there to wake them for that 8am lecture); a fan (not all those dorm rooms are air conditioned)
5. The others
A tool kit; a computer lap desk; What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens (a book that helps them get past "I don't know"); a gold or silver coin from their graduation year (it will always have value); or the always appreciated iTunes card.