Upgrade your graduate’s travel gear with The Baxter Travel Kit, a TSA-approved bag with moisturizer, after shave, face wash, shampoo, and more. “I really enjoyed the bag, which comes in many colors. And you can also add your own products to personalize the kit,” says Your Teen’s Brooke Siegler . $50.00
The Shine Project Stack Bracelets
Jewelry your graduate will love along with a cause you can get behind. For every bracelet you buy 100 percent of the profit is donated to helping low-income students go to college. Sarah Herschel, a friend of Your Teen loves the bracelet set. “You can mix and match depending on outfits,” she says. “Or wear them all together. Plus, you’ll be reminded of the difference you’ve made each time you wear them.” $75.99
My Charge Portable Charger Hub Plus
Grads can power up on the go with this convenient portable charger, featuring cords for both Apple and Android. “The plug and recharging cables fit snugly into the device,” says Rick Taylor, spouse of Your Teen’s Eca Taylor. “It has good battery capacity to recharge devices and can recharge both Apple and non-Apple products at the same time.” $99.99
NewerTech iFolio Premium Leather Case-Holder for iPad
An attractive, leather bag that doubles as a carrier for an iPad or any other tablet. “Inside, there’s also a folder for papers and other pockets to hold pens and other items,” says Brooke. “It makes carrying technology less burdensome and a lot more fashionable.” $129 newertech.com
Newer Technology 14 Piece Portable Toolkit
Perfect for the soon-to-be college student’s dorm room, the kit comes with nine different screwdrivers and five other tools. “It all comes in a tiny and compact case that is easy to store away, but can also be used at any time,” says Brooke. “Every college student will have a use for this kit.” $19.95
The Voting Game
Welcome your graduate to adulthood with this fun, decidedly adult party game. How it works: players anonymously vote for the player best described by a question, like, Who would find a way to break out of prison and succeed? “You’ll really get to know your friends,” says Brooke. $25 thevotinggame.com
Nutcase the Zone Helmet
Is your grad going off to college with their bicycle? Send this cool helmet with them. The Zone is a full-coverage helmet with innovative technology that does not compromise airflow or fit. The easy-to-use, no-fuss features on this helmet make The Zone a great choice for the on-the-go rider, and its ABS shell will speak to BMXers who need a full-coverage, durable helmet that sits low on the head. nutcasehelmets.com $49.95
Kammok Roo Hammock
The Roo Hammock will give you a comfy place to rest wherever you decide to put it. Perfect for the campus quad, parks, backyards, BBQs, patios, and music festivals. Big enough for two people.
Margie Edwards Gold Oval Labradorite Necklace
She’ll remember this important milestone every time she wears this. This necklace features a semi-precious iridescent gray-blue labradorite stone set in a 14kt gold-filled encasement and hanging on a 16” 14kt gold-filled chain with a lobster claw clasp.
Skin-It Phone Case
You know how much your teens look at their phones – why not make it something special just for them? Make your own customized smartphone skin using the Skinit customizer. Add your own designs or images to create a skin that reflects your personal style. skinit.com from $14.99
Easy-Doks Dok CR33
The only tech your grad needs in their dorm room or apartment. The Easy-Doks Dok CR33 is a universal 5-device charger that simultaneously charges, docks, cradles, and plays music on any device that uses a USB cable, including smartphones, tablets, watches, MP3 Players, and more. The CR33 uses Smart SCD Technology (Smart Current Detection) that adjusts the current flow to ensure proper charging current and amps specific for each device. It also includes a high quality 6 watt Bluetooth Speaker and speaker phone to play music or answer calls hands-free on one device on its high quality speaker system while charging. easy-doks.com $79.99
Urban Armour Gear (UAG)
Keep that expensive laptop safe walking around campus. Designed to fit the Apple Macbook Pro 13” with Retina display, this rugged case has an armor shell and impact resistant bumpers, a dual lock secure screen closure, and cooling vents for uncompromised air flow. It meets military drop-test standards. urbanarmorgear.com $79.95
And don’t forget some stationery for those thank you notes. Congratulations, parents and grads!