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10 Last Minute Gift Ideas For College Grads, That'll Help Them Nail This Real Life Thing

by Jacqueline Burt Cote

Earning a degree is a pretty major deal, so recent college grads deserve a gift that both shows them how incredibly proud you are of their accomplishments and, ideally, will help them make the transition from student to full-on adult. After all, as prepared as young adults might think they are for the real world, those of us who've been #adulting for awhile know that being grown is a lot harder than it looks. So what are some great last minute gift ideas for college grads that they'll actually be able to use? (Because if you're reading this now, yes, you're in "last minute" territory.)

Whatever their post-college goals are in life, recent grads will no doubt face a few obstacles on their journey. And no matter how many exams they aced or how many all-nighters they pulled, they still have a lot to learn. Sure, they've probably figured out how to do their own laundry by now (hopefully) and they've likely mastered the fine art of cooking ramen. But they've never been really, truly on their own just yet, and that means there are bound to be plenty of gaps in knowledge when it comes to managing day-to-day responsibilities. Not to mention the fact that finances are probably an issue: When you're just starting out, you don't necessarily have the resources to fund your brand new life (a professional wardrobe, apartment stuff, tech accessories... the list goes on and on).

These gifts are guaranteed to give college grads the head start they need — or at least make them feel like they're ready to take on the world. (And they won't take forever to ship.)


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