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27 Graduation Gifts That Will Kickstart Adulthood

Even better than a check.

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1. A handy book that teaches skills that college doesn't.

Like how to find an apartment, what all that stuff on a paycheck means, and how to ask someone out on a date.

Get it from Amazon for $7.45.

2. A cookbook they'll actually use.

Get it from Amazon for $8.24.

3. A dainty espresso maker that will fit in any dorm room or postgrad hovel.

Get it from Amazon (on sale!) for $138.

4. A cute money organizer that tracks purchases and store receipts and bills.

Get it from Amazon for $12.

5. A scratch-off map for those who are immediately going abroad...or will do it someday!

Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

6. A ceramic storage set with vacuum seal lids that keep food fre$h.

Leftovers that last = save those dollar bills.

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $34.

7. A complete cocktail set for the aspiring scientist.

Get it from ThinkGeek for $29.99.

8. A slow cooker that comes with three bowls in different sizes — to feed one, a couple, or a whole party.

Get it from Amazon for $74.37.

9. A classic weekend bag that'll actually hold up on overnights or trips.

Get it from Zappos for $69.99.

10. A bestselling electric wine opener for the inevitable transition from boxed to bottled wine.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

11. A Groupon to a local spa for a good post-thesis massage or schmancy dinner.

Especially great for friends and relatives who want to pamper from afar.

Check out local options that fit every budget here.

12. An alarm clock you have to flip to turn off.

No more snoozes.

Get it from Soho Design Shop for $55.

13. An instant photo printer that connects to your smartphone via Wi-Fi.

Instant apartment decoration 101.

Get it from Amazon for $122.83.

14. A mini 3-in-1 breakfast maker that'll save them so much money on a daily bacon, egg, and cheese.

Get it from Wayfair (on sale!) for $35.99.

15. A cheery mirror to use during daily affirmations.

"And gosh darn it, people like me!"

Get it from ModCloth for $39.99.

16. A 10-in-1 multi-tool that'll be sure to come in handy.

It includes a screwdriver, a corkscrew, and scissors.

Get it from ModCloth for $29.99.

17. A 32-piece apartment-in-a-box dining set that'll suit any style.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69.

18. A cutesy piggy bank you can jumpstart with the gift of cash.

Get it from ModCloth for $11.99.

19. A job-hunt-themed card game that will make your grad laugh...and then cry.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

20. A Beyoncé bath mat that will make any new apartment actually feel like home.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $34.

21. A sleek fitness tracker that helps track exercise, food, and sleep.

AKA some of the hardest things to get right as an adult.

Get it from Nordstrom for $129.95.

22. A Shakespearean insults mug to help use that English degree in the workplace.

Get it from the Philosopher's Guild for $13.95.

23. A "Letters to My Future Self" kit so they can set goals and look back at their wayward youth.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $14.95.

24. A monogrammed signet ring that's a great complement to (or replacement for) a class ring.

Get one personalized with up to three initials from Amazon for $39.99.

25. A money machine, which is possibly the most fun way to give a wad o' cash.

Get it from Amazon for $4.

26. A mortarboard champagne glass to toast from afar.

Get it from Wayfair for $20.99.

27. And a bottle of bubbly to fill it with.

Get it from Amazon for $60.

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