11 Great Gifts for ’11 Grads

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For the Music Major

Lots of grads will agree, cash is the most appreciated graduation day gift, but if you're looking for something more personal, or a present to accompany a money holder, look no further... we have solutions for almost every major.

Cutting edge music gear and accessories score high honors with music fans. Listening to mp3s is as easy as ABC with these colorful options. First up, the Hex watchband for iPod:

Hex watchband for iPod Nano $29.95
Available at Shopehex.com

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Beats Headphones by Dr. Dre $99.99-$299.99
Available at Bestbuy.com

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iSongbook By Tivoli Audio $399.99
Available at Tivoliaudio.com

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For the Top Chef-to-Be

Why not outfit a future foodie’s first kitchen with a stylish and space-saving frying pan/saucepan combo from Le Creuset?

Le Creuset Two-In-One Pan $150
Available at Surlatable.com

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Mobile Foodie Survival Kit $24
Available at Plantbrooklyn.com

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Alma Mater Mustard $32 for 4 14.5 oz jars
Available at Herlocherfoods.com

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Corndog Maker $24.99
Available at Thinkgeek.com

For the Future Fashion Designer

Send the nation's next Donna Karan (or your favorite fashionista) off to college in style with gifts that are sure to score points in the dorm, like these pretty cotton pjs from Victoria’s Secret.

Mayfair Collection pajamas $49.50
Available at Victoriassecret.com

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Or how about bookends that look like -- what else? -- silver platform sandals?

Carmen shoe bookends by Nima Oberoi for Lunares $100

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For the Greenest of Grads

Earth-friendly gifts are the way to go for the environmentalist on your list. A case made from recycled bottles is the eco-conscious way to tote a brand-new iPad II to the office or class. 

iPad sleeve by Plaid Doctrine $69
Available at Plaiddoctrine.com

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Organic cotton 230 thread-count sheets from West Elm get high marks for being sustainable and super-soft.

West Elm organic cotton sheets $20-$120
Available at Westelm.com

Sources: Treehugger.com, Realsimple.com, Luckymag.com


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