Best Tech Gift Ideas for Grads at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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‘Tis the season for graduation! If your teen (or close friend) is celebrating, why not celebrate with them and give them something to make it even more special?

Best Buy has a wide range of gift ideas for the typical grad who may fall into these 3 different personas:

Moving Out: Grad that is getting ready for college or may be simply moving out into the world on their own. Help them get all set up!
Networker: Grad that uses technology to keep totally connected while on the go with a variety of devices. This tech-forward Grad leans on devices to make life easier go having the latest and greatest is always a priority.
Fitness Fanatic: Gifts for this grad include tech and small appliances that play to their healthy, on the go, athletic nature. Out for a run, in the kitchen or at the gym, a great gift for this grad helps them stay on track in many ways.

While I do not have a grad at home, I do have close friends who are celebrating their children’s achievements! And I asked 3 of them for a specific gift on their wishlist!

Lenovo Laptop at Best Buy
Cherisse, 18 years old
Graduated from:
Piedmont Hills High
Persona: Networker
On her wishlist:
Lenovo laptop
MacBook Pro at Best Buy
Franchesca, 18 years old
Graduated from:
Independence High
Persona: Networker
On her wishlist:
MacBook Pro
Sandisk Flash Drive at Best Buy
Ann, 18 years old
Graduated from:
Independence High
Persona: Networker
On her wishlist:
SanDisk Wireless Flash Drive

I guess it isn’t too much of a surprise that all of them identified themselves as Networkers since almost everyone loves being connected to their loved ones on social media.

So if you’re still looking around for gift ideas for a grad, be sure to check the Best Buy Gift Center! It’s very useful for anyone who may be at a loss for ideas.

– Stone Bake Pizza Oven
– Amazon Fire TV
– Ninja Blender
– 4-Slice Toaster Oven
– Beats by Dr. Dre Pill Portable Stereo Speaker
– Samsung 32” Class LED 1080p Smart HDTV
– Sony Smart Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player
– and more!

– 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
– and more

– Apple iPod touch 16GB MP3 Player (5th Gen)
– Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker Wristband
– LG Tone Pro Bluetooth Headset
– Ninja Blender
– Jawbone UP Wristband
– iTunes Gift Card $25
– Casio Women’s & Men’s Digital Sport Watches
– and more!

Now if you’re on a tight budget, no worries! There are a ton of gift ideas that are available for less than $50!

– Roku Streaming HDMI Stick
– Nose & Ear Trimmer
– Oster Blender
– Mr. Cofee 12-Cup Coffeemaker
– My Blend Blender
– Shark Lightweight Iron
– BISSELL Cordless 2-in-1 Handheld/Stick Vacuum
– and more!

Be sure to visit the Best Buy Gift Center to see all the gift suggestions! And if you like joining twitter parties, Best Buy is hosting 2 Grads Twitter Parties! One on Thursday June 19th at 7PM-8PM CST and another one on Tuesday June 24th at 7PM-8PM CST!

Feel free to join one or both of these parties for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes! Simply tweet #GreatestGrad with your favorite Grad’s Gift ideas from Best Buy, answer the party questions and interact with all the other participants for a chance to win!




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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.


Best Tech Gift Ideas for Grads at Best Buy — 31 Comments

  1. A blender was one of my favorite items as a new college student — it was easy to make healthy smoothies to be careful of the freshman 15!

  2. You can always depend on Best Buy to carry good products that are reasonably priced.

  3. This is a great list! I usually just give money though so they can do whatever they want with it.

  4. Such a great list. It is so hard for me to find good gifts for my husband or dad!

  5. This is a great list of gift options. I think most people would love to receive an electronic device of some kind or other. Thank you for sharing this great post.

  6. I would be worried about what to buy the graduate at Best Buy so I would definitely chose a gift card so he/she could decide color and specific needs.

  7. Some great ideas here! I love the ear/nose trimmer idea – that would send an interesting message to the recipient!

  8. These are some great gift ideas for the Grads. My son graduated last year and he didn’t get things like this.

  9. Yep, that time of year again. Best Buy has lots of high tech gifts that would make a new grad. very happy.

  10. Lots of great things that all the graduates will have on their list for graduation gifts. Best place to buy them too

  11. I didn’t even know you could buy an eye and nose trimmer at Best Buy. Truly is a handy thing to get guys, though. They seem to need a push to buy one. Otherwise they’re quite clueless.

  12. Great list for gifts! i was thinking the same as person who commented above about the nose & ear trimmer lol

  13. I like Best Buy for all their great deals for Dads and Grads. There are great deals on phones and laptops. I also like their movie DVD and video games.

  14. Best Buy is a great choice as a gift for Grads as they can buy electronics,games,hpusehold gadgets, snacks & drinks, too

  15. Many options for graduation gifts at Best Buy…those pictured here are a few of the best.

  16. Best Buy has lots of great gift ideas for anyone on your list. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Best Buy has such a great selection. They have always been so helpful in helping me find just the right gift. Thank you for sharing