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    23 Cool Graduation Gifts Under $25 To Get For Yourself

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    1. A phone lens kit for transforming your iPhone into a professional camera instantly — your post-grad 'gram game is about to be strong.


    This kit comes with four lenses: a 12x zoom telephoto lens with a manual focus ring, a fisheye lens, a macro lens, and a wide angle lens!

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    2. A Rocketbook so you can treat yourself to a super cool smart notebook — you can instantly send the notes you write in this book to your preferred apps, and to erase, just pop it in the microwave! Why didn't you own one of these the last four years?


    This has 80 pages and can be re-used up to five times!

    Get it from Amazon for $20.75.

    3. An Echo Dot that'll allow you to do things like stream your favorite music, find out the weather, read audiobooks, send and make phone calls, and so much more, all just by asking Alexa!


    I promise, this is SO worth it. I basically consider my Echo Dot to be my best friend at this point, mainly because I ask Alexa to play "ME!" by Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie at least 20 times a day, and she doesn't judge me for it... at least not out loud.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (originally $39.99).

    4. A set of TableTopic cards so that when you make a weird impulse decision to invite your new colleagues over to your place for some dinner and drinks, you have some fun conversation starters to ease away the awkwardness.


    Promising review: "We leave these on the table, and whenever there are a couple people around, we pull out a few cards and give them a whirl. You never know where the conversation will lead. Great little box of cards!" —SIMMONDS4

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    5. An omelette maker capable of whipping up a quick and yummy breakfast, but that's not all: This little maker is also great for making things like frittatas, panini, pizza pockets, and more.


    Features dual non-stick plates that are recommended to clean by wiping with a wet cloth!

    Promising review: "I bought this for my 11-year-old daughter after seeing a review video on Facebook. It looked so easy and I'm over her making scrambled eggs in a mug in the microwave. I made an omelette with her the first time. The second time she did it all on her own. She likes cooking but is afraid of the gas stove. This is perfect for her and easy. We just upped our school day breakfast game." —Kristeen A. Evans

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (originally $28.99).

    6. A cookbook to upgrade your plain (Mary)Jane brownie game from undergrad to more sophisticated cannabis-infused items like peach and ginger ale floats, roasted beet hummus, and espresso chocolate coating, just to name a few.


    Some notable recipes include roasted beet hummus, duck meatball sliders, spiced superfood truffles, peach and ginger ale float, herb pesto, espresso chocolate coating, whipped cream topping, and strawberry jam pavlovas.

    Promising review: "Every recipe is an absolute delight. Removing the negative stigma associated with cannabis, Stephanie Hua and Coreen Carroll bring cannabis cooking to the next level and exactly where it should be — sophisticated, chic, and DELICIOUS. I cannot wait to gift this book to all the cannabis-lover chefs I know! The concentration on low-dose small bites is the perfect introduction for any novice, and keeps anyone like me, (high tolerance, big appetite), under control. I highly recommend this book and the recipes across the board!" —L Riggs

    Get it from Amazon for $8.40/Kindle, or $13.49/hardcover.

    7. A sideways letter necklace that'll become your new go-to everyday accessory — it's flashy enough to help you rake in compliments all day long, but versatile enough that you can wear it with literally anything.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. A five-year journal with a different question prompt each day so you can keep track of your own personal growth over the years.


    Check out our review of this extremely cool little journal.

    Promising review: "As a therapist who often encourages clients to journal, I figured I needed to start practicing what I preach. However, I am pretty bad at coming up with places to start. This little book is perfectly-sized for a nightstand or an overnight bag for traveling. The questions are thought-provoking but simple enough to answer in a sentence or two. I love the way it is designed, so that you can use the same book year after year and can start whenever. I can't wait for the year to loop around so I can see how my answers will change." —pprbckwrtr

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

    9. A 15-piece baking set that'll get you set up with all the baking basics you need to make the sweetest creations.


    Set includes a whisk, spatula, spoonula, a five-piece measuring spoon set, a five-piece measuring bowl set, and a 7 qt. mixing bowl with a lid.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line, exclusively at Walmart for $16.99 (originally $19.96).

    10. A five-piece succulent set perfect for those who are like "Oh, I'm adulting now, I need some house plants, but I'm not good at taking care of things." These are super easy to maintain, and OK, maybe no one had that exact thought, but maybe they did.


    And you'll probably want some nice planters to store these pretty babies in.

    Get them from Amazon for $15.95.

    11. An aromatherapy diffuser to instantly make your living space feel like a relaxing spa, without having to pay for any actual spa treatments. Y'know, gotta pay those student loans.


    It holds up to 200 milliliters of water and features seven-color mood lighting. You can rotate between one fixed color, rotating between all seven, or none at all. Each color can be adjusted between bright and dim. Plus. it has four timer setting modes, and automatically powers off when the water level is too low.

    Kick start their aromatherapy experience with this 14-pack of essential oils that has over 1,400 reviews and a 4.3-star rating on Amazon for $18.99.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in two finishes).

    12. A customizable wine glass that'll have you drinking to all the work you put in the last few years to get to this point, and to help you get through whatever is coming next — whether it's more schooling, a job, or funemployment.


    Get it from J.M Creations on Etsy for $10.50 (available in various font and name colors).

    13. A hanging photo display so you can hang your favorite photos, letters, cards, and more in a v cute way. It'll make wherever it is you're calling home next feel more like actual home.


    Promising review: "I love this thing! Comes with directions that make hanging it idiot-proof — easiest thing I've hung in my apartment since moving in. Comes with enough of the little clothes pins, (which are kind of cheaply made but do the trick)." —Katie Alexander

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (originally $20).

    14. A college dish towel for repping your alma mater while doing something sorta ~adult-ish~ and treating yourself to a fancy schmanchy dish towel.


    Get it from UncommonGoods for $21.

    15. A cookbook to take your taste buds on a trip to Hogwarts — probably the only school you don't mind still going to after graduating.


    Some notable recipes include treacle tart, Molly's meat pies, and Kreacher's French onion soup. Pictured right: pumpkin pasties.

    Promising review: "I LOVE IT, I'm no master chef, but this cookbook might change that. I might even become a master wizard chef! Anyways the recipes are phenomenal, especially the pies! It's pretty basic sometimes, it's more European-type cuisine, so if you don't like haggis, liver, lamb, or other English/Scottish dishes, etc., then these recipes aren't for you. The book references are cute, and I vaguely remember some of them. My younger siblings go crazy when I make anything from this book because they love Harry Potter." —Tigerlily

    Get it from Amazon for free/Kindle, or $13.99/hardcover.

    16. A mini Homesick candle that'll help you reminisce about the state your school is in so it forever remains in your heart. Oooorrrrr perhaps so you can soak up the scent of your home state, if your upcoming plans including moving somewhere else.


    Get it from Homesick for $9.95 (originally $15.95, available in various scents).

    17. A paper mousepad to double as a to-do list – it'll be particularly useful if you're getting ready to start a new job shortly after crossing the graduation station and need some reliable supplies.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

    18. A breakfast sandwich maker for quickly making a mouthwatering brekkie from the comfort of your home before headed to work in the morning, so you don't waste time every day slipping into the habit of waiting on a fast food drive-thru line.


    It only takes about five minutes to make your breakfast sandwich. The surfaces are covered with durable, nonstick coating, and all removable parts are dishwasher-safe. Comes with some recipes for inspo, and PSA: If using meat, it must be pre-cooked.

    Promising review: "I'm gadget-crazy and bought this on a whim, and I'm pretty impressed. I used Pam spray, English muffins, ham, cheese, and an egg. I heated it up a little past the recommended time, set a timer for five minutes, used tongs to lift up the compartments and whaddya know! A perfect, cute little sandwich! I pulled it out with a plastic spatula and set it on a tiny cookie rack to cool so the bottom wouldn't get soggy. Nothing leaked, nothing stuck. Very compact and tidy. Let the contraption cool, then rinse and wipe." —Amazoniac

    Read our write-up of this cool breakfast sandwich maker!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.50 (originally $29.99, available in three colors).

    19. A book to truly help get your life together, because no matter how many times you assure your parents that funemployment, going out with your friend at least six nights a week in your new big city, and eating ramen noodles for every meal life is FINE, this book can help give anyone the push they need to get stuff done — we won't even tell mom and dad you bought it.


    Promising review: "Another hit from the author of last year's best self-help parody. Whether you want a light read full of hilarious insights or actually need a kick in the ass to get your life together, this book has what you're looking for. This is the type of book that you buy someone as a gag gift and then read and keep for yourself because it was more honest and insightful than you ever expected. Highly recommend to the well-put-together and deviant alike." —Tom K

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99/Kindle, free/audiobook, $13.59/hardcover, $16.93/paperback, or $17.39/audio CD.

    20. A trivia game filled with cool facts, because learning continues far outside the classroom. Plus, you won't actually use anything you learned in college out in the real world... JUST KIDDING.


    This fun game contains 400 facts and tidbits about super random things, that might actually be kinda useless IRL, but hey, at least, you'll have something funny to talk about next time you're at a party and the drinks haven't kicked in yet, right?!

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $20.

    21. Novelty, hand-crafted soaps that'll make you extremely hungry, TBH, but hey, they'll also get your hands nice and clean.


    Get them from Crazy Mama's Soaps and More on Amazon: the chicken nuggets with sweet and sour sauce (left) for $11.99, or the hamburger for $12.99.

    22. A wine bottle glass for making sure you're really drinking the proper-sized glass of wine. Anything less than this simply isn't enough. Sorry, I don't make the rules.


    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (originally $17, available in six styles).

    23. A mini waffle maker to have you starting off the morning in the best way possible whenever your heart desires.


    Promising review: "If you like waffles, but don't want to eat gigantic ones and/or don't have a ton of counter space to spare for a full-sized waffle maker, this little thing is well worth the price. Another benefit of the smaller size is that you can use the waffles from this little machine to make sandwiches — for those who like breakfast on the go, not to mention a sweet and savory treat in the morning. We have actually been surprised by how much we use this item considering other waffle makers we've purchased all end up collecting dust in the back of a cupboard where they sit unused." —Memory lane

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in nine colors).

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