It’s been a weird few semesters for students. If you’ve got a graduate in your life, treat them to something special. The Class of ’21 deserves unique graduation gifts that will be as memorable as this time period is shaping up to be. But giving a great, unexpected gift doesn’t have to equal dropping a ton of money. Here are 10 of our favorite gifts for 2021 grads, all under $100.
For the Remote Work Grad
Sitting at a computer all day, for class or for work, is an excellent way to develop neck, shoulder, and back pain. A unique graduation gift that will help them feel better? This CBD-Infused Pain Relief Cream. It’s formulated to relieve minor aches and pains of muscles and joints. Choose your strength level starting at 250mg for $19.99.
For the Grad Who’s Always Getting Heated
This Whirlwind Cool Portable Blade-Less Mini Fan is an excellent option for the graduate who always runs hot—whether from actual temps or their nonstop doomscrolling. It’s USB-chargeable, which means they can take it anywhere to stay cool, indoors or out. Get it in your choice of colors for $21.99.
For the Grad Who’s Getting Their Own Place
Whether they’re heading into the real world or into dorm life, they’ll need a hand sometimes. This stainless steel mini 10-in-1 multitool can help your graduate tackle nearly anything life throws at them. Normally on sale for $35, you can save an extra $10 on this 4.3-star-rated must-have with code MULTITOOL10.
For the Grad Who Loves Self-Care
Even the most mindful, yoga-practicing, charcoal-masking alumnus has probably overlooked the importance of good sheets for getting optimal rest (the ultimate self-care). Gift them these super-soft, hypoallergenic, bamboo-blend bedsheets, starting at $34.99.
For the Grad Who Does Their Own Thing
Is it “unique” to give Bluetooth earbuds as a graduation gift? Actually yes. This true-wireless pair from Coby is perfect for the graduate who’d rather stand out in the crowd of AirPods. Snap ’em up, then wrap ’em up, for just $39.99.
For the Grad Who Wants to Go Viral
Just because you don’t have a clue how to TikTok (hint: it’s not a verb) doesn’t mean your graduate won’t appreciate the effort to help them live that influencer life. Gift them this U-STREAM video-making kit. It includes a ring light, phone holder, and tripod—and will come in handy when they land that remote job. Get it for $45.99.
For the Athletic Grad
If the graduate in your life can usually be found in the gym or on the bike, trail, or court, they’ve likely dealt with their fair share of crappy manual air pumps. Help them level up with this unique graduation gift: the smart Tech-Inflate Digital Air Pump. On sale for $49.99.
For the Grad with a Furry BFF
Know a graduate whose entire camera roll is just pictures of their dog? Help them find a deeper connection to their favorite friend with the fast and painless DNA My Dog Breed Identification Test. They’ll learn breed mix, personality traits, and more for under $60.
For the Gamer Grad
Obviously, anyone who games wants a PS5. Also obviously, getting one is not likely to happen. Unless of course they win our epic gaming giveaway that includes not only a PlayStation 5 but also an Xbox Series X and a Nintendo Switch (plus a bunch of other cool stuff!). It’s valued at over $5k, but you can purchase 1,500 entries to win for just $75—and part of that cost is donated to the Playing For Change Foundation.
For the Grad Who Prefers a Night In
Your graduate probably has multiple streaming services and possibly little to no access to live TV (or sports). Gift them a lifetime subscription to SelectTV Streaming App, which will put all of those apps in one place along with over 150 live channels and extra free content. Get it for $99.99.
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