Graduation parties and ceremonies are slowly聽taking聽over your calendar. So don鈥檛 be caught empty-handed when the festivities arrive.聽Instead of聽stocking聽up on (typical)聽gift cards or college sweatshirt presents, switch things up with a gift the grad聽will actually want 鈥 and need. (Think a聽nonstick聽cookware set that鈥檒l keep their meals burn-free or a聽personal coffeemaker to give them a steady supply of caffeine throughout the semester.) The options for giving something聽practical AND聽impressive are endless. Keep scrolling to聽see and shop them all.

1. Ban.do Medium Paradiso Planner ($28):聽Between a new city, hobbies, and outings with friends,聽their life is about to聽bring them an entirely聽different schedule. So this colorful, cult-favorite planner will help keep their聽priorities (like free pizza night) from falling to the wayside.

2.聽G-SHOCK S Series Step Tracker聽($130): We get it, squeezing in聽workouts isn鈥檛 easy. But聽a fashionable step-tracking watch 鈥 clad in the coolest hue 鈥 is a guaranteed way to make sure fitness stays on the agenda (even if there are a million other fun things around聽the city to do!).

3. Calphalon Premier Space Saving Cookware ($600): Now that they鈥檙e in charge of their own kitchen, a couple of high-quality cookware聽items (10聽in聽this set, to be exact) will keep their chef skills on point.聽Bonus: The聽nonstick聽design will be extra-forgiving聽for those culinary mishaps too.

4. Dormify Getting Pizza Water Bottle ($20):聽For reasons unknown (*insert winky face emoji*), students never quite get their daily recommended聽water intake. If there鈥檚 anything to combat this prob, it鈥檚 a quirky water bottle聽that they鈥檒l love putting on display for all of their peers.

5.聽Richer Poorer Quarterly Women鈥檚 Subscription Box聽($28): Remember when socks and underwear were the WORST gifts to receive? Not in these years. Your grad will love having the staples taken care of with a subscription that delivers three socks every three months directly to their door.

6.聽Mark & Graham Bamboo Elisabetta Convertible Backpack聽($425):聽Their backpack just got a serious upgrade. This convertible pick is crafted from聽deluxe Italian leather聽and聽includes a debossed聽initial option to keep them looking ultra- cool all the way to the office or class.

7.聽Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera聽($69):聽Give them a camera to document their best years to come. Instead of defaulting to a digital option, go聽with an old-school camera聽that prints聽pics on the spot.聽Talk about one fun way to decorate their room.

8.聽Dreambly Wash+Dry Sheets聽($19):聽One of our聽least favorite activities? Laundry. Luckily, Dreambly minimizes the work involved in this dreaded chore with聽a product聽that acts as a聽detergent, stain remover, fabric softener, whitener, brightener, and anti-static guard all in one.聽In fact, we won鈥檛 blame you for wanting to buy a pack for yourself.

9.聽Herschel Supply Co. Spokane 15-Inch MacBook Pro Canvas Sleeve聽($50):聽Keep the 鈥榦ld MacBook looking its best (even during聽the hours-long wear and tear聽throughout the day). The slim, sturdy design of this case will keep their most prized possession in tip-top shape聽for all the semesters to come.

10.聽Everlane The Italian GoWeave Classic Blazer聽($125): Help them get to true #adulting status with a fancy new wardrobe staple. This structured Everlane blazer will carry them through internships, interviews, and even into the 鈥渞eal world鈥 looking like a boss.

11.聽Keurig K-Cup Pod Single-Serve Coffee Maker聽($130): Caffeine聽during finals, early morning classes, and late-night studying is a MUST. So keep their beloved brews easily accessible with this cute monochrome single-serve Keurig coffee maker. Package it with K-Cups and a mug for the ultimate send-off gift (that you鈥檒l want to steal for yourself).

12.聽Ban.do Party On Flask聽($25): The聽new grad will *love* a totable聽鈥渄rama-free鈥 accessory to hold their fave soft drinks or, um, booze. (We won鈥檛 tell Mom and Dad.)

13.聽Sphera Wireless Speaker聽($250): This fancy聽speaker plays all of their most-loved tunes without ruining the vibe of their room decor. Since it鈥檚 cord-free and comes in a sleek, minimalist design,聽it鈥檚 sure to be a hit at any gathering or party.

14.聽Glossier Body Hero Duo聽($35): Just because they鈥檙e leaving the nest doesn鈥檛 mean their hygiene should slip. A customer-favorite聽body cleansing duo from Glossier will motivate them to keep聽their beauty聽regimen in check.

15.聽Capri BLUE Volcano Faceted Jar聽($36): All right, all right. We all know new digs can give rise to some pretty聽bad smells. Lighting this聽lovely tropical candle will transform聽their room聽into the soothing, elegant space聽it *should* be (even if the laundry is still splayed everywhere).

16.聽Away 鈥 The Carry On聽($225):聽It鈥檚 time to wave goodbye to traveling with that聽bedraggled duffle. (Just because it worked for sports practice doesn鈥檛 mean it should still be used!) Replace it with a guaranteed-for-life聽bag from the noteworthy Away brand. Beyond its 眉ber durable structure, this suitcase features a built-in charger that will be a lifesaver when they鈥檙e jetting off on spring break with a low battery.

17.聽TaZa Unbreakable Stemless Wine Glasses聽($20):聽Meet聽their new fave drinking companion 鈥 the unbreakable and ever-practical TaZa stemless wine glasses. They鈥檙e perfect for聽everything from the weekly Bachelor聽viewing party to Friday nights in with the girls.

18.聽Beats by Dr. Dre Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones聽($350): When the roomies have their music聽blasting聽at top volume, these聽sleek noise-canceling headphones will come in handy to keep聽them focused on the task at hand.

19.聽M. Gemi The Stellato Sacchetto聽($228): Trade in聽their worn-out slides for something that will last聽them through聽the years. M. Gemi prides itself on聽crafting shoes from fine Italian leather聽with聽a supremely comfortable聽design, to make trekking聽through campus to that big job interview the least of their concerns.

20.聽Magic Bullet Blender聽($40):聽Encourage them to stick to healthy eating by giving them a Magic Bullet.Built with a powerful, compact design, this blender will enable them to blend, grind, or liquefy聽their way to a delicious and nutritious meal in no time.

21.聽Double Good Fruity Fruity Bang Bang Popcorn聽($22): Keep your favorite聽student well-fueled with聽a colorful take on a聽snacking staple 鈥 popcorn! In addition to providing a tasty snack, this聽company donates 50 percent of聽every purchase to聽helping kids with special needs, so you can feel doubly good about what聽your recipient is munchin鈥櫬爋n.

22.聽Trunk Club Clothing Subscription聽($25+ per month):聽Help them look the part of a put-together聽adult with a monthly clothing shipment. Choose聽from brands聽they love (Nordstrom, anyone?) and have stylists pick trendy items聽to ship to聽their door.聽If there were ever a way to grow them out of their sweats and hoodie habit, this is it!

23.聽Bandolier Emma Black and Pewter iPhone Case聽($88):聽They can鈥檛 call home if they don鈥檛 have their phone on them! Ensure聽it鈥檚 always nearby by聽gifting them a sharp leather聽cross-body carrier聽that protects their cell when聽they鈥檙e on the go. It鈥檚 equipped to hold all iPhone sizes,聽plus their ID, credit cards, and cash, making it the most stylish hands-free solution for carting around necessities.

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24.聽American Greetings Bravocado Graduation Card聽($4): Let鈥檚 be honest: Sometimes, all they want is聽cash. If you鈥檙e defaulting to this, pick up a festive card聽to fill with bills to cover laundry, pizza, and books for聽their first few weeks.

25. Life is Good 鈥淪implify鈥 Vee ($26):聽Now that聽school days are in the past, give them a casual, comfy tee they鈥檒l want to spend the entire summer in.

26. GoPro HERO ($199):聽Gift your favorite grad a video camera to help capture their upcoming adventures. The HERO is waterproof, durable, and WiFi and Bluetooth enabled,聽making it a great travel accessory.

27. Blue Apron ($11+/serving): Make the transition to the real world a little easier by helping a new grad with meal prep. A Blue Apron subscription is like having someone do all your grocery shopping and then delivering the ingredients straight to your door. Plus in June and July,聽you can get access to chef extraordinaire聽Chrissy Teigen鈥檚 recipes.

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