Coffee not their cuppa tea? This will be
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If coffee isn’t one of the best graduation gifts for the grad in your life, tea surely will be, and this tea kettle doesn’t just boil water—it actually heats water to the exact temperature your specific tea may require. There’s a perfect temperature for green tea leaves, for tender white tea-filled bags, for typical breakfast teas and even the most robust herbals. For a tea nut, this gift will please them morning, noon, and night for years. Here’s how to match your tea to your mood.
Savoy Stainless Steel Electronic Kettle, $60.62, Amazon.com.
A little something to nosh on (regularly)
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“New grads are short on time to do things like food shopping and cooking, nevermind buying celebratory foods that help them socialize with other people after work,” says Dubow of one of the most practical graduation gifts out there: food. Fomu’s Seasonal Pint Club is just what it sounds like, an ice cream delivery company that mails pints of delicious artisanal ice cream pints for each season. That means this gift keeps giving for an entire year, and their options are easily tailored to people with specific dietary needs like lactose-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and even Kosher certified. Even the pickiest snackers will find a pint to get excited about.
Seasonal Pint Club, $130, Fomu.com.
Tech that helps streamline rushed mornings
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If there’s one thing any young professional really needs, it’s the type of gadget that helps ensure they get out the door on time. “Gadgets that help get you to interviews and work in a timely fashion area always great graduation gift ideas,” says Dubow. The Chipolo Plus is a little key fob that is small and nearly weightless, but packs a big alarm punch. If your grad loses their keys, they can use their smartphone to activate the 100 decibel alarm emitted from the fob itself, helping them quickly locate their necessities and head out the door. If you have a messy or haphazard grad in your life, this one is a must. Here are 14 more life skills every new grad should have.
Chipolo Plus, $25, Amazon.com.