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Shopping Picks in Off to College: Gifts for High School Graduates

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June 12, 2010

Cedar Hope Chest

Cedar Hope Chest

A cedar hope chest may sound a little old-fashioned, but sometimes old-fashioned gifts have the most meaning. We prefer to give gifts that will stand the test of time and can be passed down to future generations. That’s why we like to give favorite graduates their very own hope chest filled with family photos and memorabilia. It’s a gift that she’ll remember and take with her for years to come. This selection of Cedar... more

Canon Powershot SD780 IS Digital ELPH Camera

Canon Powershot SD780 IS Digital ELPH Camera

Let them capture their own graduation memories with their very own digital camera. This Canon Powershot SD780 IS Digital ELPH Camera features an ultra-slim design and comes in four colors to fit their style. It comes packed with features, including 12.1 megapixel resolution, a 3x Optical Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer, and HD movie shooting capability plus HDMI output for easy playback of video and photos on your HD television.

Apple iPod touch 64 GB

Apple iPod touch 64 GB

In addition to laptops and cold hard cash, you just can’t miss by giving an iPod as a graduation present (or for any kind of present for that matter). The Apple iPod touch 64 GB is an all-in-one MP3 player, game player, and pocket computer. Its 64 GB capacity can hold up to 14,000 songs, 90,000 photos, or 80 hours of video. When fully charged, it offers up to 30 hours of music playback... more

IDAPT Universal Desktop Charger

IDAPT Universal Desktop Charger

By now, most teenagers have more gadgets than they can keep track of, from cell phones to MP3 players to portable gaming devices. And each device has its own charger that they have to keep track of too. But with the IDAPT Universal Desktop Charger, they can charge all of their gadgets at once and with the same charger. It’s the perfect gift that they can take from home to school.

Personalized Money Clip

Personalized Money Clip

One of the best gifts you can give to any graduate is cash. We don’t know anyone who would turn down a stack of bills. But sometimes handing over cash can just seem so impersonal. That’s why we like to give a cash gift wrapped in a personalized money clip. This selection of personalized money clips includes both metal and leather clips that can be engraved with the graduate’s initials.

June 5, 2010

Swiss Army Victorinox Altmont Trift Laptop Messenger

Swiss Army Victorinox Altmont Trift Laptop Messenger

Messenger bags are the briefcases of today. They are essential for holding your laptop, books, and resumes. This Swiss Army Victorinox Altmont Trift Laptop Messenger is stylish, professional-looking, and functional. Available in a variety of colors, the bag features a zippered mesh pocket, slash pockets, pen slots, cell phone pocket, key fob, and dedicated Swiss Army Knife pocket. Its fully-padded, rear-access laptop compartment comes with breathable, closed-cell foam for heat dispersal and superior shock... more

The College Dorm Survival Guide: How to Survive and Thrive in Your New Home Away from Home by Julia DeVillers

The College Dorm Survival Guide: How to Survive and Thrive in Your New Home Away from Home by Julia DeVillers

High school graduation means that college is on the horizon and it’s never too early to start preparing for freshman year. The College Dorm Survival Guide: How to Survive and Thrive in Your New Home Away from Home by Julia DeVillers is the ultimate guide for surviving college, including advice for choosing the right residence hall, getting along with your roommate, and dealing with communal showers, laundry, and dining halls.

Nintendo Wii Gaming Console

Nintendo Wii Gaming Console

Your high school graduate worked hard to complete his or her senior year, and it's time for them to kick back and relax a bit before college starts in the fall. This Nintendo Wii Gaming Console will keep them entertained for hours. It plays two disc formats in a single, self-loading media bay, and features a processing chip from IBM and a graphics chip from ATI. The console also offers built-in Wi-Fi access for... more

Osprey Atmos 50 Pack

Osprey Atmos 50 Pack

The Osprey Atmos 50 Pack is the perfect backpack for any new graduate looking to travel abroad for the summer. The backpack features an AirSpeed suspension system, an aluminum frame, 3D mesh back panel, and side crescent ventilation. It also comes with a sewn-in hydration sleeve with hydration tube routing points, and plenty of pockets to keep their gear organized, including a removable floating top pocket and two vertical zippered pockets.

HP Pavilion dv6-1240us Notebook

HP Pavilion dv6-1240us Notebook

When we graduated from high school, we received a card with a few bucks in it and a slap on the back. Nowadays, the gift of choice for high school grads is a laptop. This HP Pavilion dv6-1240us Notebook will give them everything they need to handle their college coursework in the fall, including an Intel Core2 Duo Processor, a 16-inch Diagonal HD BrightView Display, 320GB Hard Drive, Wireless LAN, and a SuperMulti 8X... more

Dr. Seuss - Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Dr. Seuss - Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Ah, Dr. Seuss. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, the wisdom of Dr. Seuss’s words transcends any age. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! offers inspirational and honest words for anyone setting out on a new adventure. In it, you’ll hear little nuggets of wisdom such as "You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose," and many others to help... more

Oct. 1, 2008

Griffin Technology iTrip PSP

Griffin Technology iTrip PSP

The Sony PSP is at the top of many high school graduates' wish lists, but you don't have that kind of cash. (If you did, you'd be buying yourself one). But if the kid already has a PSP, or you know he's going to get one from someone else, you can still win major points as Coolest Relative with Griffin's iTrip PSP. It transmits sound from the PSP to any FM radio - with... more

Motorola Razr V3i: Now with iTunes

Motorola Razr V3i: Now with iTunes

The bestselling Motorola Razr just got even better. Your future college student wcan call home and ask for money with the Motorola Razr V3i, a super skinny stylish phone with an iTunes player, 1.2-megapixel camera, 12MB of built-in memory, and a memory card slot. We hear it's going to be available in colors soon, too. See all Razr phones.

Logitech Quickcam Pro 5000

Logitech Quickcam Pro 5000

If your future college student spend a lot of time on instant messenger programs, the Logitech Quickcam Pro 5000 will let them add live video to their chats. This is important so that high school friends at different colleges can track each other's progress gaining the Freshman 15. The Quickcam has a built-in microphone for clear and echo-free audio, state-of-the-art optics, and even takes 1.3-megapixel photos. It clips on to any flat-panel, CRT, or... more

Kodak EasyShare V530

Kodak EasyShare V530

Impressively small and impressively equipped, this 5-megapixel camera has everything your graduate needs to take and share great photos: A professional-quality lens, 3x optical zoom, image stabilization, red-eye reduction, 19 shooting modes, and more. It's easy to use, costs less than $200, and is less than an inch thick, so it fits comfortably in pockets, handbags, and backpacks. More digital cameras under $200.

Sony PSP

Sony PSP

What better way to reward your graduate's hard work with than with a handheld entertainment system? The PlayStation Portable offers outstanding sound and graphics for playing video games, watching movies, and listening to digital music. It's also a lot cheaper than the Xbox 360. Compare prices on PSP games.

The Naked Roommate

The Naked Roommate

Here's the perfect (read: useful and cheap) gift for a high school graduate who's headed off to college: The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College, a new book by Harlen Cohen. It covers everything from residence halls ("Living, Eating, and Bathing with Hundreds of Strangers") to how to handle bad roommates to academics ("Most Professors Don't Hate You"). And of course Greek life, dating, relationships, sex, drugs, and... more

Senseo Coffee Maker

Senseo Coffee Maker

If they haven't started drinking coffee yet, they will soon. The Senseo makes 2 perfect cups of coffee - one for each roommate - in 60 seconds flat, filtering water through coffee "pods" so there's no mess. It comes in black, white, and blue. More coffee makers under $100.

College T-Shirt

College T-Shirt

Remember that "College" t-shirt that John Belushi wore in Animal House? They still make them, and they're only $20. It's extra funny if you give it to a kid going to Harvard.

College Knowledge

College Knowledge

This book contains 101 tips for the college-bound student. Through lively tips and compelling student stories about life at college, this book contains lots practical advice and information on classes, faculty, extra-curricular activities, diversity, personal and social growth, and the basics of dealing with family, finances, health, and safety.