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Top College Graduation Gifts for 2022

Your favorite college graduate is likely getting ready to start their first grown-up job and maybe even move into their first apartment. We've selected our top five college graduation gifts to help them enter the "real world."
Three college graduates with degrees, caps, and gowns
Graduating college is a huge accomplishment that warrants a great gift. Your favorite grad has worked hard for four years and you want to show them how proud you are. They're also entering the workforce and looking for apartments. From keeping their new place clean to traveling for work or to visit family, the right gift will help them adjust to their new responsibilities.

iRobot Roomba i3 EVO Robot Vacuum - I315020

Grey iRobot Roomba 13-evo with cellphone showing iRobot app
Getting an apartment and starting a 9-5 job is an adjustment and your college grad might have trouble keeping on top of their daily grownup duties. A robot vacuum will help keep their home clean and the Roomba i3 EVO by iRobot is one of the industry's best. It can be controlled with a smartphone app or via a virtual assistant like Amazon Alexa for easy, hands-off cleaning. Roomba will learn their cleaning habits over time to make chores even easier. Upgraded features like multi-surface rubber brushes and an edge sweeper will keep their floors sparkling clean, no broom and dustpan required.

Oggi 34 oz. Borosilicate Glass French Press - 9357

Close up of Oggi 34 oz. French Press coffee maker
Low-quality coffee won't cut it once they're out navigating the real world and striving for success in their chosen career. A French press feels distinctly adult while also being incredibly easy to use. It also doesn't take up much space in the kitchen if their first apartment has a small kitchen. This 34 oz. Oggi French press features a durable borosilicate glass construction with great heat resistance so they don't have to fear it cracking. The larger capacity fits multiple servings, perfect for working from home or making coffee for friends on the weekend. It can even be used as a hot tea press for loose tea leaves.

GE 8-in-1- Toaster Oven & Air Fryer - G9OAAASSPSS

Front of GE 8-in-1 Toaster Oven and Air Fryer
Without their dining hall meal plan to rely on, college grads will have to fend for themselves in the kitchen. An easy-to-use appliance is one of the best college graduation gifts you can give. This GE 8-in-1 toaster oven is easy to use with a variety of helpful cooking modes and its stainless steel design is both modern and durable. Combining an air fryer and a toaster makes it easy to cook healthier meals or reheat leftovers from their favorite restaurant. This small kitchen appliance can also bake or broil, opening up a world of culinary possibilities to someone just learning how to cook.

TUMI 19 Degree International Expandable 4-Wheeled Carry-On - 139683-1041

Tumi 19 Degree International Expandable carry on roller suitcase.
A piece of investment luggage is a must-have for every adult, and no one does it better than TUMI. The TUMI 19 Degree International Expandable 4-wheel carry-on is a great option that fits much more than a backpack but also won't go over the TSA weight limit. With dual spinning wheels and an antimicrobial interior lining, this expandable carry-on is designed for convenience, cleanliness and durability. On the inside, multiple compartments and zip pockets keep their items organized. It also comes with TUMI Tracer® tracking technology in case their suitcase is lost or stolen in a busy airport.

Apple Watch Series 7 with GPS in Starlight - MKMY3LL/A

Watchface of Apple Series 7 watch with GPS
No matter what the occasion, an Apple product always makes a great gift. A new Apple Watch Series 7 with GPS makes a particularly great gift for a recent college graduate who's trying to balance a new career, a new apartment, a social life and much more. The stylish Starlight finish looks sleek and matches plenty of outfits and the tech features offer something for everyone. The new Apple Watch has a bigger, brighter screen than its predecessors and has apps for workouts, listening to music or answering text messages. It can even monitor their stress, which is a must when starting a new job.

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Your college grad is getting ready to enter the next chapter of their life—it's time to show them how proud you are. A thoughtful graduation gift will make the transition into independent adulthood a little less intimidating. If you're shopping for a younger graduate, our list of top high school graduation gifts for 2022 will have plenty of inspiration.

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