Need the perfect gift for the recent graduate? We asked our team of gear obsessives to recommend their go-to products for grads planning a major move, entering the workforce or continuing their education. Here’s their list, starting at $13.
Good for hiking, running and everyday wear — plus, they're knit in North Carolina from unbleached, American-grown cotton.
This is a great portable battery for anybody who has an iPhone. The integrated cable means its always ready to go.
These are designed for everyday wear and come in a convenient five-pack.
Ift they're leaving the nest, that new grad is gonna have to keep their own car clean. This kit will make it easy on them.
Charming and characterful stories of watches and their owners fill this book — it makes for a perfect coffee table appointment.
Time to learn that proper hydration doesn't come in a six-pack.
The classic whiskey snifter is still the best, and has become the defacto whiskey tasting glass for competition judging and collectors alike.
Keys? Check. Phone? Check. The perfect to-go mug? Hell yeah.
It's not that you won't have time to whip up a great meal once you're working, it's that, sometimes, you'd rather park on the sofa instead. This cookware is for those nights.
It's important to learn how to keep something (anything) alive at some point after school. Start with this vining philodendron, which is much easier than a fish.
Yes, you're going to gift a recent grad a wooden bath mat because those cloth ones are freakin' disgusting.
Ring stains on the coffee table are for noobs.
This easy-to-install smart home camera works with Alexa and Google Assistant.
Each Gear Patrol Magazine subscription comes not only with two beautifully designed, coffee-table-quality magazine editions per year, but also, an annual gift: a $15 voucher to the Gear Patrol Store, delivered to your inbox each December.
It's a camping bowl, a lunch box for work, a vessel for fridge leftovers — wherever the grad you know goes, this insulated bowl will follow.
These wireless earphones have excellent battery life, charge via USB-C, and will quickly pair with your iPhone.
It's cheaper than a gift certificate for a sports massage and is reusable too.
The grad you know can fill this insulated bottle with coffee, tea, water or, yes, a favorite cocktail, and drink from it from any side thanks to its innovative lid.
No need to overcomplicate: Oxo's dead-simple (and affordable) cold brew coffee maker with a few clever design details is all you need.
If anything will convince the grad in your life he doesn't need to rock that cotton alma mater tee at the gym, it's this shirt.
These go-anywhere shorts are ready for any summer adventure and will last for years.
A classic and restrained style, the Swatch Once Again is well-designed with a traditional look but doesn't take itself too seriously.
These active shorts are soft, stretchy and fit for any workout.
Omsom, the easiest way to put food on the table that's not called Cup Noodles.
This is a fun entry-level instant film camera that gives you full control over exposure and shutter speed. (A 20-pack of film costs about $13.)
A terrific desk toy for the musically inclined, this adorable drum machine is delightful in form and function.
Everyone needs a solid hoodie for relaxing — this one is made from organic French terry.
The jeans by which all others are measured.
For toting a laptop beyond campus borders — on an overseas backpacking trip, perhaps — a waterproof, padded laptop sleeve is obligatory.