I graduated at 16. I was the youngest of my class and , by far, the one with the least direction moving forward. I had graduated early an with accolades but hardly had any idea what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. At the time Art School seemed like a fitting rebellion against the studies I had been subject to the previous 12 years. I recall, even in 'my time' graduation wasn't quite what it is today. Our school gathered on the football field and all 256 of my graduating class marched across a very shaky and old stage set with a podium. My parents had recently filed for divorce, and neither side could quite agree who would be present in the face of the other, so my support group was much smaller than those of my friends. To me, the whole ordeal was a non-event.
Just two years back my youngest cousin finished her final year of private school and began an engineering degree that to this day makes my head spin. We hosted a big celebration and a mountain of gifts were bestowed upon her, in addition to a box full of cards with cash. Graduates have expenses, yes, but most grads won't be tempted to turn those checks into valuable assets (pizza and beer here they come!) I buy many of my yearly gifts at Best Buy, there simply is no other place with the hottest tech and media products and an reassuring Price Match Guarantee. Best Buy even has a great Gifts For Grads Guide to help you determine your grads needs (Fitness Fanatic, Networker, or Moving Out) and match them with a valuable gift that will aid them on their journey ahead.
Just check out some of the other great finds for the Networker Grad, at Best Buy:
- iPhone 5s
- Lenovo Yoga 2 13" Touch-Screen Laptop
- SONOS Play:1 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music
- SanDisk Connect 32GB USB 2.0 Wireless Flash Drive
- Google Chromecast
- iTunes Gift Card $50
- Jawbone MINI Jambox Wireless Speaker
- Surface 2 64GB AT&T 4G LTE
- Surface Keyboard Cover
- Samsung S-View Flip Cover for Note 3
- Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB External USB Portable Hard Drive
- Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Dual-Band Wireless-AC Router
- Speck CandyShell Cell Phone Case
What Daughter Says: Start your grad on the right foot with a gift that will guide them on their journey ahead.