22 Cool Gifts That Graduates (Actually) Want

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Graduation marks a pivotal time in a person's life. 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. The class of 2021 deserves the best gifts — one's that they'll actually use and set them up for the future. From the coolest tech to personalized and thoughtful finds, we rouned up a collection of presents we know they'll truly enjoy. They're both useful and fun, so you're guaranteed to succeed.

Additional reporting by Macy Cate Williams

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Scratch Map

Scratch Map

They can check off all the places you've traveled to with this scratch map ($26).

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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) first thing in the morning!

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Cash Inside Graduation Card
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Cash Inside Graduation Card

Every student will appreciate the Cash Inside Graduation Card ($5). From textbooks to coffee, this is one gift that will certainly be put to use!

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Custom Graduation Portrait
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Custom Graduation Portrait

They will love and appreicate this Custom Graduation Portrait ($15-$25). They can hang it in their home, dorm, or new apartment!

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Personalized Graduation Gift Box Gift
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Personalized Graduation Gift Box Gift

The Personalized Graduation Gift Box Gift ($50, and up) is filled with goodies that will actually be put to use. From a notebook with a stunning pen to a scrunchie and a mug and more, this gift box is perfect for a new graduate!

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Coach Leather Covered C Closure Puffy Tabby Shoulder Bag
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Coach Leather Covered C Closure Puffy Tabby Shoulder Bag

The Coach Leather Covered C Closure Puffy Tabby Shoulder Bag 26 B4/Ivory ($495) is ultrachic and comes in black and a gorgeous blush pink.

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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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PowerXL Air Fryer Steamer 7 QT 10-in-1 XL Vegetable Steamer and Air Fryer Combo
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PowerXL Air Fryer Steamer 7 QT 10-in-1 XL Vegetable Steamer and Air Fryer Combo

The PowerXL Air Fryer Steamer 7 QT 10-in-1 XL Vegetable Steamer and Air Fryer Combo ($100) can make the yummiest foods from frying seafood with less oil to making the crispiest fries.

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Portable Blender for Shakes and Smoothies
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Portable Blender for Shakes and Smoothies

Create yummy smoothies and shakes on the go with this useful Portable Blender for Shakes and Smoothies ($20). It's USB rechargable!

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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.

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RapidX Myport 10000 mAh Power Bank, 10W Wireless Charging (Qi-Certified) & Charging Stand
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RapidX Myport 10000 mAh Power Bank, 10W Wireless Charging (Qi-Certified) & Charging Stand

The RapidX Myport 10000 mAh Power Bank, 10W Wireless Charging (Qi-Certified) & Charging Stand ($58, originally $80) is a wireless charging station and portable powerbank in one device!

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Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker
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Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker

Coffee-lovers will appreciate the Pour Over Coffee Maker ($20).

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Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer
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Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer

The Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer ($100) let's them print out their favorite memories right from their phone.

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Apple AirPods With Charging Case
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Apple AirPods With Charging Case

You can never go wrong with the Apple AirPods With Charging Case ($130, originally $160).

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Skullcandy Spoke True Wireless Earbuds
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Skullcandy Spoke True Wireless Earbuds

We could all use an extra pair of headphones, and the Skullcandy Spoke True Wireless Earbuds ($20, originally $25) are highly rated!

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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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Urbanista Miami Over-Ear Headphones
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Urbanista Miami Over-Ear Headphones

The Urbanista Miami Over-Ear Headphones ($149) are stylish, wireless Bluetooth headphones that everyone needs to block out the distractions of the world. They can dive deep into an audiobook or podcast, listen to their favorite music and jam out, or take conference calls with these headphones. It's available in four chic colors, including a bold red, a chilled-out aqua green, and a timeless white.

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Courant Catch:3
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Courant Catch:3

The Courant Catch:3 ($175) is a handcrafted wireless charging station and catch-all tray that is perfect for their nightstand or entryway. It comes in four other colors.

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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!

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HidrateSpark 3
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HidrateSpark 3

The Hidrate Spark 3 ($60) is a triple threat: its sensor automatically records how much they drink, the bottle glows to remind them, and they can connect it to their fitness tracker. It comes in six stunning colors.

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Straight Talk Wireless No Contract Phone Plans
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Straight Talk Wireless No Contract Phone Plans

Give them the gift they're really after this year, and pay their phone bill. With the Straight Talk Wireless No Contract Phone Plans ($45 - $60 per month), talking to all their loved ones has never been easier.