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5 Creative Gifts for Grads

BY: Rachel Matuch | Dec 11, 2018

Today's guest post is written by Heather Stadler.

While toasting to the grad and filling out sentimental cards can be a lot of fun, deciding what to give as a gift is daunting. Let’s skip the gift cards this year and get a little more creative.

5. A gourmet snack basket

Wrapping up a degree is hungry work. Why not reward your grad with a snack-filled basket like this one from The Popcorn Factory? It’s stuffed with a ton of snacks, including mini pretzels, dry-roasted peanuts, chocolate chips cookies, Jelly Belly beans, four gourmet popcorn flavors, and much more. (Check out this Popcorn Factory promo code for $10 off $50+ orders, too.)

4. A stress-busting massager

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Stress is something we’re all too familiar with. A chemical soup of anxiety, late nights, and deadlines may have turned your favorite grad into a giant ball of stress. What better way to clear the air than with a fancy 3D Back Massager? This Brookstone gadget helps promote muscle recovery and fits in most chairs. So if you know a grad who has spent one too many hours hunched over a keyboard or working on his or her feet all day, consider helping them take a load off with some massage machinery.

3. Travel-size essentials

For  grads who could use professional makeup for those daunting job interviews, or who need to save space in their new dorm rooms, these travel sized toiletries from Sephora are just right. TSA-approved (just in case), they include everything from lip liner to moisturizer in perfect little To-Go containers.

2. Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Whether grads are getting ready for cramped dorm living or a new post-collegiate life, a compact speaker like the Sol Republic DECK lets them pump up the music without bulky equipment or wires to trip over. We’ve got a Sol Republic coupon code for an extra $50 of the DECK, which is already on sale for 50% off. Even better, this speaker allows up to five friends to connect and stream music for the ultimate DJ battle experience.

1. Dorm essentials

For those grads who make it a little bit too difficult to pin down the perfect gift, encourage them to create their very own Target College Registry. As soon as they register their very own list, use this Target coupon code to get $5 off your purchase of $50 or more.

Want more great grad gift ideas? Check out our graduation deals page.