18 Graduation Gifts That Are Genius and $50 or Less!

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One of the hardest people to shop for is a new graduate. What do they need? What don't they need? It's tough! Thankfully, there's lots of clever ideas out there that don't cost lots of money. Whether it's their first time being away from home and living on their own or their entrance into adulthood, graduation is more than just earning a degree. We rounded up our favorite finds that they'll actually use for under $50.

Additional reporting by Macy Cate Williams

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Custom Graduation Mug
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Custom Graduation Mug

They will love using this Custom Graduation Mug ($14, and up) to commemorate their big achievement!

02
Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker
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Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker

Coffee-lovers will appreciate the Pour Over Coffee Maker ($20). It's great for small spaces like apartments and doesn't require paper filters!

03
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | HD streaming device
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Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | HD streaming device

The Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | HD streaming device ($40) will house all their entertainment in one sleek device. It has thousands of channels, Alexa skills, and apps including Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV, and HBO Max.

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That's What She Said Game
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That's What She Said Game

If they have the same sense of humor as Michael Scott, they'll get a laugh out of the That's What She Said Game ($25).

05
Echo Dot
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Echo Dot

The Echo Dot ($50) will be their new best friend. They can ask Alexa to play music, set timers, call anyone hands-free, control the rest of his smart home, get information about almost anything, get the news, and so much more.

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Asobu Coldbrew Portable Cold Brew Coffee Maker
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Asobu Coldbrew Portable Cold Brew Coffee Maker

The Asobu Coldbrew Portable Cold Brew Coffee Maker ($40) is a vacuum insulated, hassle-free, cold brew coffee maker that they can take on the go. If they love cold brew, this is a must have.

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Skullcandy Sesh Evo True Wireless In-Ear Earbuds
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Skullcandy Sesh Evo True Wireless In-Ear Earbuds

Sport these stunning and affordable Skullcandy Sesh Evo True Wireless In-Ear Earbuds ($49). You can use one bud at a time or both. It is sweat and dust resistant. They comes in beached blue, chill grey, deep red, pure mint, true black.

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Urbanista Sydney Speakers
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Urbanista Sydney Speakers

If they love modern and sleek speakers the Urbanista Sydney Speakers ($50) comes in four gorgeous colors. It's great for a dorm room or a new apartment!

09
CHAMBONG
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CHAMBONG

The CHAMBONG ($25) is a champagne shooter glass flute. It's truly a gift that keeps on giving if they love to drink.

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30 Watt Face Plant Holder (White)
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30 Watt Face Plant Holder (White)

Not only would a 30 Watt Face Plant Holder ($6, originally $10) look cute on their nightstand, it comes with a built-in spot for their glasses so they wake up every morning and know exactly where to reach.

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Tranquility Weighted Blanket
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Tranquility Weighted Blanket

This Tranquility Weighted Blanket ($49) is a useful gift for those experiencing stress and anxiety.

12
Sonia Kashuk Essential Collection Complete Makeup Brush Set
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Sonia Kashuk Essential Collection Complete Makeup Brush Set

From makeup newbies to professional beauty vloggers, the Sonia Kashuk Essential Collection Complete Makeup Brush Set ($40) is a must have.

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Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Board & Cheese Knife Set
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Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Board & Cheese Knife Set

Level up their cheese and wine nights with this Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Board & Cheese Knife Set ($25).

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Magic Bullet Personal Blender
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Magic Bullet Personal Blender

Whether their in a dorm or an apartment, the Magic Bullet Personal Blender ($40) will be so useful! They can create fresh smoothies and more right from their room!

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The Story of My Life Activity Journal - Piccadilly
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The Story of My Life Activity Journal - Piccadilly

If they love to journal, they will appreciate this thoughtful The Story of My Life Activity Journal - Piccadilly ($10). Their journey is just beginning!

17
Open Story Commuter Backpack
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Open Story Commuter Backpack

The Open Story Commuter Backpack ($50) is a stylish find that will be put to use. Whether they have to run across campus for their next class or need a chic new bag for their first day of work, this backpack is a must.

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Room Essentials 20"x 10" Letterboard
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Room Essentials 20"x 10" Letterboard

Inspire them to do their best everyday with this Room Essentials 20"x 10" Letterboard ($15). They can even customize it however they like!