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The 50 Best Graduation Gifts for Him

Get him something useful as he enters the job market.

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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.

Huckberry
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American Trench Retro Stripe Socks
huckberry.com
$12.50

Good for hiking, running and everyday wear — plus, they're knit in North Carolina from unbleached, American-grown cotton.

Amazon
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Mophie Powerstation Plus (6,000mAh)
amazon.com
$14.99

This is a great portable battery for anybody who has an iPhone. The integrated cable means its always ready to go.

Buck Mason
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Buck Mason Anti-Microbial Face Mask
buckmason.com
$20.00

These are designed for everyday wear and come in a convenient five-pack.

Walmart
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Meguiar's Complete Car Care Kit
walmart.com
$19.97

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.

Amazon
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"A Man & His Watch" by Matt Hranek
amazon.com
$40.00
$21.66 (46% off)

Charming and characterful stories of watches and their owners fill this book — it makes for a perfect coffee table appointment.

Thefeed
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Nuun Instant
thefeed.com
$22.99

Time to learn that proper hydration doesn't come in a six-pack.

Amazon
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Glencairn Whisky Glass (Set of 4)
amazon.com
$49.95
$29.99 (40% off)

The classic whiskey snifter is still the best, and has become the defacto whiskey tasting glass for competition judging and collectors alike.

Fellow Products
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Fellow Carter Everywhere Mug
fellowproducts.com
$30.00

Keys? Check. Phone? Check. The perfect to-go mug? Hell yeah.

Anyday
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Anyday Medium Deep Dish
cookanyday.com
$30.00

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.

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Bloomscape Philodendron Heartleaf
bloomscape.com
$35.00

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.

Jinen Store
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Tosaryu Hinoki Bath Mat
jinenstore.com
$36.00

Yes, you're going to gift a recent grad a wooden bath mat because those cloth ones are freakin' disgusting.

Graf-Lantz
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Graf-Lantz Bierfilzl Square Coaster (6 Pack)
graf-lantz.com
$36.00

Ring stains on the coffee table are for noobs.

Home Depot
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Wyze Cam Pan
homedepot.com
$37.98

This easy-to-install smart home camera works with Alexa and Google Assistant.

Gear Patrol
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Gear Patrol Annual Magazine Subscription
gearpatrol.com
$39.00

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.

Huckberry
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Rigwa 1.5 Stainless Steel Insulated Bowl
huckberry.com
$39.95

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.

Amazon
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Beats Flex Wireless Earphones
amazon.com
$49.99

These wireless earphones have excellent battery life, charge via USB-C, and will quickly pair with your iPhone.

Amazon
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TriggerPoint Grid Foam Roller
amazon.com
$40.00

It's cheaper than a gift certificate for a sports massage and is reusable too.

REI
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Purist Mover Vacuum Water Bottle
rei.com
$50.00

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.

Amazon
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OXO Cold Brew Coffee Maker
amazon.com
$47.94

No need to overcomplicate: Oxo's dead-simple (and affordable) cold brew coffee maker with a few clever design details is all you need.

Ten Thousand
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Ten Thousand Versatile Shirt
tenthousand.cc
$54.00

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.

Patagonia
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Patagonia Baggies Shorts
patagonia.com
$55.00

These go-anywhere shorts are ready for any summer adventure and will last for years.

Swatch
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Swatch Once Again Watch
swatch.com
$55.00

A classic and restrained style, the Swatch Once Again is well-designed with a traditional look but doesn't take itself too seriously.

Nathan Sports
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Nathan Sports Essential Shorts
nathansports.com
$55.00

These active shorts are soft, stretchy and fit for any workout.

Omsom
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The Omsom Asian Starter Bundle
omsom.com
$55.00

Omsom, the easiest way to put food on the table that's not called Cup Noodles.

Amazon
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Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
amazon.com
$66.00

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.)

Amazon
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Teenage Engineering PO-12 Pocket Operator Rhythm Drum Machine
amazon.com
$59.00

A terrific desk toy for the musically inclined, this adorable drum machine is delightful in form and function.

Everlane
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Everlane Track Hoodie
everlane.com
$60.00

Everyone needs a solid hoodie for relaxing — this one is made from organic French terry.

Levi's
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Levi's 501 Original Fit Jeans
levi.com
$59.50

The jeans by which all others are measured.

Matador
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Matador Laptop Base Layer
matadorup.com
$59.99

For toting a laptop beyond campus borders — on an overseas backpacking trip, perhaps — a waterproof, padded laptop sleeve is obligatory.

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