Gift Ideas for Recent Graduates

It’s that time of the year when students walk down the aisle in their black graduation caps and parents can’t stop grinning with pride. Graduation is a special occasion, a once-in-a-lifetime event, which is a source of achievement for parents and students alike. So, now that you are ready to be a proud parent, you should start thinking about gift ideas for your children. While a new car or an apartment would make for an ideal present, not all of us can afford such extravagance.

Here is a list of some innovative and affordable graduation gifts that your children will love:

1. Samsung Galaxy S4 – The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the most powerful Android smartphone in the market as of now. With its incredibly powerful processor, full screen AMOLED display and other features like SmartPause, AirGesture, AirView etc., it can give the iPhone 5 a run for its  money. Not to mention that the design is sleek and the 5-inch screen, large as it might be, comes with a magnificent resolution. Even as it might not look very different from Samsung Galaxy S3, it is definitely worth spending the extra dollars. Your fresh graduate will soon enter the professional world and the Samsung S4 will be immensely helpful to him or her.

2. Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 – Wondering whether to get a laptop or a tablet for recent graduates? Here’s a simple solution – get them a hybrid. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is one of the best hybrids out there, it comes with 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, Windows 8 OS and weighs just about 3.3lbs. The best part is that it works equally efficient as a laptop and a tablet. Besides these functions, you can also use the tent mode or the stand mode to watch movie or follow a recipe while cooking.

3. Canon EOS Rebel T3i – The Canon EOS Rebel T3i is one of the best entry level digital SLR’s. It is affordable and it ships with some very fancy features often found in high level DSLR’s. Once your children graduate, they will have quite a lot of DSLR-worthy moments in their lives. Get them a high quality camera to capture these moments so that someday, when they get their own houses, they can put these up on the walls and remember you fondly.

4. Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus – Once your children graduate, they will probably look for new apartments and new furniture and appliances to furnish these apartments. A food processor might not look like a fancy choice but it will be very helpful in practical terms. Using the Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus, one can chop and grind food in no time. It is perfect for preparing a quick shake or a smoothie or an elaborate meal. The best part is that the container is dishwasher friendly which means that the clean-up is just as effortless as the cooking.

Editor in Chief alaTest.com : Arie Struik

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