For the caffeine queen (or king)
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Speaking of getting places on time, if waking up is constantly a problem for the grad in your life, they’ll appreciate this BodyBrew Cold Brew system that helps retain all the best coffee flavor while making coffee digestion way easier on the body. We think it’s one of the best graduation gifts for the health-conscious, and you call tell the recipient to read our list of calorie-free coffee hacks for more good ideas.
BOD Cold Brew System, starting at $69, bodybrew.com.
For the well-rounded grad
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This is going to sound kooky, but we think a live carambola tree from PlantOgram is the gift that keeps on giving. The star-shaped fruit tree easily lives indoors in cold climates, but can also be planted outdoors in warmer climates like southern states and the west to produce citrus-flavored fruits that are the easiest answer to fitting in your five a day. They also accent homemade cocktails well if your grad is the party-having type, but what really makes this one of the best graduation gifts is the company’s commitment to giving back. With each purchase, 20 percent of the proceeds go to Race to Erase MS, a foundation formed to help find a cure for the debilitating disease.
Carambola/Star Fruit Tree, $62.60, plantogram.com.
Make adulthood easier
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One of the most important tips maintaining a successful adulthood is just staying organized, which is easy to do if you have a Brother P-Touch Cube Smartphone Label Maker. It uses Bluetooth wireless technology, easily works with Apple and Android devices, and can print literally anything from “Mike’s lunch” to stave off starving roommates to “Jenny’s makeup” to keep up proper mascara hygiene habits (which can be so hard when you’re young).
Brother P-Touch Cube Smartphone Label Maker, $46.33, Amazon.com.