5 great gifts for college grads
Give them something they'll love!
1. Smart Garden 3 ($80)
Heading to the concrete jungle after four years on a bucolic campus? Keep a bit of greenery in your life with this fail-safe indoor garden. Its built-in sensors make sure that the plants — grown from Smart Garden capsules — get optimal water, light, and nutrients. Buy it at Amazon.
2. Wearsafe Tag ($30)
You can't always pull out your smartphone if you find yourself in sudden danger. The Wearsafe tag provides "a whip-smart way to hit an actual panic button." It instantly alerts your friends, providing them with your location and a live audio feed. Buy it at Amazon.
3. Personal Creations Travel Tour Bag ($79)
Gender neutral and easy to carry, this monogrammed canvas bag is perfect for commuting. Its roomy interior includes a padded tablet pocket, and the zippered side pockets feature suede detailing and locking zippers. Buy it at Personal Creations.
4. Working Man's Hygiene Kit ($50)
A young man with ambitions "can't show up to work looking like he did for class." This seven-item set of all-natural salves, scrubs, soaps, oils, and balms will make the right impression on the first day and beyond. Buy it at Uncommon Goods.
Some things don't change when you transition from a dorm to a studio apartment — "like the importance of a hot pot." Even if your other pots are still in packing boxes, tea, instant coffee, or ramen will be just a quick boil away. Buy it at Amazon.
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