Grad season is here, and you're probably wondering just what you can give to show your love and support. We've been testing a lot of great (and some not-so-great) products to figure out our absolute favorite tech. We've brought it all together here to help you find gifts your graduate will truly love and appreciate!

Windows Mixed Reality

Windows Mixed Reality is here, and it's making waves in the virtual reality world thanks to full motion tracking and a growing collection of games. Choose a headset from Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, or Samsung, and step into a new world.

From $200 Buy Now

Microsoft Surface Laptop

Available in four different colors and with a palmrest covered in Alcantara fabric, there's a Surface Laptop for pretty much any graduate, no matter their style. The touch display is brilliant, the clamshell chassis is thin and light, and plenty of hardware configuration options allow for the perfect PC based on individual needs.

From $799 Buy Now

DecalGirl Surface Skins

It's difficult to not fall in love with your laptop, and in that case, you might be interested in some extra flair. These skins from DecalGirl are available in plenty of different designs and colors, and once applied, they offer stylish scratch protection for a low cost. This is a perfect gift for any graduate who owns a Surface device.

From $25 Buy Now

Toast laptop covers

Most laptops these days come in a few set colors, but that doesn't mean they have to stay that way. Toast makes a ton of wood covers ― even custom jobs ― that stick to the outside of your laptop to give it a premium look. With etching and engraving options, there's the opportunity to let your favorite grad know how proud you are with a personalized message.

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Booq Cobra Squeeze

With slimming lines, a durable, weatherproof outer fabric, and more pockets and sleeves than you can shake a stick at, the Cobra Squeeze is the perfect backpack for any grad who likes to travel relatively light. Fit inside up to a 15-inch laptop, and take advantage of the design that lets you use it in both casual and professional settings. It also makes a great air-travel companion thanks to its size.

$187 Buy Now

Peak Design Everyday Messenger

All the tech gear gifted this year is going to need a quality bag. The Everyday Messenger from Peak Design is one of the best out there, thanks to a high-quality build, a ton of pockets and space, and a magnetic clasp that keeps things sealed up tight. Equal parts function and fashion, this is the bag for pretty much anyone with lots of stuff to tote around.

From $199 Buy Now

UGRACE laptop rucksack

Canvas bags with leather accents are all the rage these days, so I had to include the ultra-modern and super hip UGRACE slim laptop rucksack. It'll fit laptops up to 15.6 inches in size, plus it has a ton of extra pockets and sleeves for all of your grad's stuff. Not sold on the green? There are five other colors to choose from.

From $20.50 Buy Now

Brenthaven Collins Vertical Messenger

The Brenthaven Collins bag is intended to be a light travel companion, perfect for short outings when all you need is your trusty laptop. Inside is a Surface Pen holder, a small pocket for your mouse, and a cushioned main compartment for your PC. The bag is made from a durable chambray material and is accented with vegan leather, giving it a sharp look that stands out while it's on your grad's shoulder.

$70 Buy Now

Waterfield Staad Attaché

Waterfield products are handmade in San Francisco, resulting in a premium build that truly lasts. The Staad Attaché is designed as a meeting point between messenger and briefcase, offering padded compartments for tablet and laptop, as well as multiple smaller pockets for accessories. Made from a mix of premium leather, waxed canvas, and ballistic nylon, this bag can keep up with a busy grad who's entering professional life.

From $229 Buy Now

Anker SoundBuds Slim+

Anker's Slim+ line of Bluetooth SoundBuds check all the right boxes. They're lightweight, the battery lasts up to seven hours, the cable between the two buds has an inline remote, and, most importantly, they deliver impressive sound. If you want to give your graduate the gift of music without spending a mint, these headphones are a great choice.

$30 Buy Now

UE Boom 2

Share the gift of music with this portable, waterproof speaker that will easily fill a room with tunes. It will blow you away with its 90 decibels of 360-degree sound. Expect up to 15 hours of battery life on a single charge, and it'll stay in mobile range up to 100 feet away. This is a great gift to help your grad relax this summer.

From $99 Buy Now

Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones

These Bluetooth headphones offer amazing noise-cancelling technology and a battery that lasts up to 20 hours. If you have the budget, there are really no other wireless headphones that do it this good. The recently updated Series II models now also come with built-in noise-cancellation adjustment and a virtual assistant button for quick access to Siri or Google Assistant.

$349 Buy Now

Spotify Premium

Love streaming ad-free music? Grab a Spotify Premium subscription and listen to music on all your devices. From specific songs to curated playlists to radio stations, you'll find your favorites here. This is the perfect add-on gift for any graduate who can't get enough music.

From $10 Buy Now

Amazon Echo

If your graduate has a tough time staying organized (or just really likes an assistant), there is the Amazon Echo. Alexa, the voice-controlled assistant within, responds to voice commands to deliver music, news, and weather, and can even be used to set appointments or order more groceries. Connect to other smart devices to sew together an automated home.

$100 Buy Now

Xbox One X

True 4K gaming from a console is here in the form of the Xbox One X. Featuring 40 percent more power than other modern consoles, you're getting an incredible gaming experience at a relatively affordable price. Take advantage of Xbox One X Enhanced games to get the best optimization, and stream your fun in glorious 4K/60FPS. If your grad is a gamer, this is the gift to give.

$449 Buy Now

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller grants unprecedented control over your game, adding ridiculous amounts of additional configuration and customization options. It's a must-buy for Xbox gamers looking to get a leg up on the competition.

$150 Buy Now


Despite being ridiculously challenging, Cuphead is a smash hit. Every little details is drawn by hand in the style of 1930s cartoons, all the music is original jazz recordings, and there's a wink and a nod to times gone by in almost every level. Play alone or play with others as you collect contracts to pay your gambling debt back to the devil.

$20 Buy Now

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

The smash hit commonly known as PUBG has made its way to Xbox One, offering up a battle royale arena for you and 99 other players. Airdrop, find guns and first aid, and make it to the final circle to claim your spot as the last survivor. If your grad is a gamer, chances are PUBG is on their radar.

$30 Buy Now

PDP Talon Xbox One Remote

The Xbox One makes a great media streaming centerpiece, but it's annoying wearing your Xbox controller's batteries down while watching a TV show or movie. Grab this remote from PDP, and next time your grad wants to chill out, they can use it to choose what they're going to watch.

$20 Buy Now

Xbox Live Gold subscription

Without an Xbox Live Gold subscription, you won't be able to get access to the best online multiplayer, a bunch of discounts in the store, and free bonuses each month. Grab a month for $10, or splurge for an entire year for $60. This is the perfect add-on gift for any gamers obsessed with Xbox.

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Xbox Game Pass

Instead of buying each game separately, the Xbox Game Pass lets you play more than a hundred Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One games for one monthly price. If your grad's a gaming fanatic, give a gift they'll have a hard time wearing out.

$10 Buy Now

Razer Thresher wireless headset

The Razer Thresher wireless Xbox headset uses the Xbox Wireless protocol, meaning there are no cables, dongles, or base stations to worry about. On top of that, it's super comfortable to wear, it offers rich sound, and its battery life lasts up to about 16 hours. If your grad has a thing for Razer branded gear, this should make a great gift.

$150 Buy Now

Samsung MU6300

Not only is the MU6300 a stunning, affordable 4K TV for everyday TV and movie watching, it also lets you take full advantage of everything the new Xbox One X has to offer. A 40-inch screen fits in a dorm, and Color Drive technology means incredible contrast and brightness. This is a lot of gift, but it's something your grad's sure to love.

$479 Buy Now

Amazon Kindle

How do you fit thousands of books into your hand? With an eReader! Amazon's Kindle has a glare-free touch display, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a battery that lasts for weeks at a time. If you're shopping for a bookworm, there's no better gift than a Kindle.

$80 Buy Now

Logitech C922x webcam

The Logitech C922x lets you record video and enjoy Skype calls in 1080p, and it has some impressive features, including a virtual green screen, for anyone who streams video. If your grad likes to stay in touch, this is an ideal gift.

$80 Buy Now

Logitech MX Master 2S

Logitech's MX Master 2S is a beast of a wireless mouse, sporting great functionality and some advanced features. It is accurate enough for both gaming and productivity, and it is designed to easily switch between wireless-capable devices. Don't worry about dead batteries — get up to 70 days of power from a single charge.

$80 Buy Now

Razer Atheris

Razer knows how to make quality mice, and the wireless Atheris is no different. It has a high DPI, an affordable price, and comfortable, compact design that can easily fit into your laptop bag. For a grad who travels, this is an awesome mouse.

$49 Buy Now

IKEA Markus

Quality office chairs can reach into the thousands of dollars, and that price just isn't feasible for most people. If you want to treat your grad to an office chair that won't hurt their back, the IKEA Markus is just about your best bet for less than $200. Plenty of padding, a high back, and removable armrests are all included in this comfortable package.

From $179 Buy Now

Dell UltraSharp 24-inch LED monitor

Laptops are great when you're on the go, but when you need to get down to business, plugging into a monitor is superior. At 24 inches and with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, this monitor will fit nicely on your desk while delivering a beautiful picture.

From $218 Buy Now

Amazon Fire TV Stick

What grad isn't addicted to video streaming? Amazon's Fire TV Stick allows them to watch all their favorite shows and movies from popular services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Amazon Video, and more. With Amazon Alexa support built-in, all it takes is a simple voice command to start watching.

$40 Buy Now

Plugable USB 3.0 docking station

Laptops provide a portable computing solution, but sometimes you need to sit down at a real battlestation and get things done with a full-size keyboard, external mouse, and multiple monitors. In that case, this laptop docking station from Plugable can make life easy.

$89 Buy Now

Satechi Dual Sonic PC Speakers

PC speakers don't have to cost an arm and a leg. This two-pack from Satechi offers impressive sound despite the small size, and all it takes to connect are a USB-A port and 3.5mm jack. Whether your grad enjoys listening to streaming music or likes to watch movies from a laptop or PC, these will certainly add to the experience.

$28 Buy Now

Fitbit Versa

The best wearable around right now is the Fitbit Versa, thanks to a small and light build, 300 x 300 resolution touch display, water resistance, heart-rate tracking sensor, and GPS. It'll also store up to 300 of your favorite songs or stream from Pandora or Deezer, and there are countless watchbands to choose from to match your graduate's style.

From $200 Buy Now

Fitbit Charge 2

The Fitbit Charge 2 is no slouch either, especially for anyone who prefers not to run with the boxy shape that the Versa uses. There's no waterproofing, but you're still getting everything expected from a fitness tracker, including heart-rate monitor, step counter, calorie counter, and sleep quality monitor. Like the Versa, there are plenty of third-party bands available.

$120 Buy Now

TuneBand Go Armband

This fitness armband fits any phone from 5 inches to 6.5 inches in size thanks to its clever clip system, and you can even keep the case on the phone for maximum protection while working out. For anyone who likes to stay active, this is the perfect accessory.

$20 Buy Now

Jaybird X3 Sport Headphones

The Jaybird X3 Sport wireless headphones deliver great sound quality with a battery that lasts up to eight hours. Both sweatproof earpieces are tethered together, and you get a three-button remote for control over your music.

$100 Buy Now

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