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19 Amazing Products New Grads Will Actually Use

Because gift cards aren't the only answer.

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1. A magnetic cable keeper to avoid the drama of tangled headphones.

Promising Review: “This cable keeper is an improvement over my previous attempts at cable management. I like that it stays in the place you put it because it is attached to the actual cable. Get the larger ones if you have thicker cables, like the ones provided for Kindle chargers. The small size is perfect for ear buds and lightning cables.” —AngusMacScottieGet it from Amazon for $11.
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Promising Review: “This cable keeper is an improvement over my previous attempts at cable management. I like that it stays in the place you put it because it is attached to the actual cable. Get the larger ones if you have thicker cables, like the ones provided for Kindle chargers. The small size is perfect for ear buds and lightning cables.” —AngusMacScottie

Get it from Amazon for $11.

2. An electric toothbrush so you can show off that pretty smile every time you mention your degree.

Promising Review: “As a general dentist with more than 30 years of experience, I see the positive effects that Sonicare toothbrushes have on my patients' oral health. Less adhered bacteria translates to less gum disease, tooth decay, and tartar buildup. My previous Sonicare used the diamond clean brush heads and failed after four years. This brush employs a more-hygienic brush handle base, which does not accumulate toothpaste scum as my previous model did.” —Tipiw Get it from Amazon for $24.97. Available in two colors.
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Promising Review: “As a general dentist with more than 30 years of experience, I see the positive effects that Sonicare toothbrushes have on my patients' oral health. Less adhered bacteria translates to less gum disease, tooth decay, and tartar buildup. My previous Sonicare used the diamond clean brush heads and failed after four years. This brush employs a more-hygienic brush handle base, which does not accumulate toothpaste scum as my previous model did.” —Tipiw

Get it from Amazon for $24.97. Available in two colors.

3. A chic welcome mat to decorate your front door in the cutest way.

Promising Review: "I love this doormat! It is super cute and provides great style to my entryway. It is the perfect size and I have no issues with it sliding or moving around." —Megan M. Get it from Amazon for $19.99. Available in five colors.
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Promising Review: "I love this doormat! It is super cute and provides great style to my entryway. It is the perfect size and I have no issues with it sliding or moving around." —Megan M.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99. Available in five colors.

4. A copy of The 21-Day Financial Fast for kicking off your next chapter with some healthy money habits.

Promising Review: “Michelle Singletary approaches the financial fast and lessons from a Biblical perspective. That may turn some folks off, but I want to encourage those of you who say 'bleh' to reconsider. I walk a slightly different spiritual path than Michelle. But I did not find anything presented in the book to be a turnoff. I learned a ton participating in the fast about finances, as well as how to manage money better. I also learned more about my spending habits, many of which are not beneficial to healthy finances. Those things can be sneaky, and Michelle does a great job giving examples of what those might be.” —Ebony Williams Get it from Amazon for $7.13+. Available on Kindle and in paperback.
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Promising Review: “Michelle Singletary approaches the financial fast and lessons from a Biblical perspective. That may turn some folks off, but I want to encourage those of you who say 'bleh' to reconsider. I walk a slightly different spiritual path than Michelle. But I did not find anything presented in the book to be a turnoff. I learned a ton participating in the fast about finances, as well as how to manage money better. I also learned more about my spending habits, many of which are not beneficial to healthy finances. Those things can be sneaky, and Michelle does a great job giving examples of what those might be.” —Ebony Williams

Get it from Amazon for $7.13+. Available on Kindle and in paperback.

5. An adorable mushroom night light so you’ll never stub your toe during a late-night snack run.

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Promising Review: “These lights are super fun to look at. One mushroom has a light-changing feature and the other two are static!” —Thrifty1

Get it from Amazon for $5.48.

6. A 20-pound dumbbell set to make sure your fitness doesn’t falter after walking across the stage.

Promising Review: “I'm happy that I was able to find such an affordable, lightweight set. The stand is sturdy, and this was by far the best deal I found for a small weight set. Now just to use them!” —S. BarryGet them for $24.99.
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Promising Review: “I'm happy that I was able to find such an affordable, lightweight set. The stand is sturdy, and this was by far the best deal I found for a small weight set. Now just to use them!” —S. Barry

Get them for $24.99.

7. A handy Get To Work Book so you’ll have no excuse not to have your life — or at least your schedule — in order.

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Get it from Get To Work Book for $55.

8. A pair of lightweight over-the-ear headphones you’ll never want to take off.

Promising Review: “I use these headphones almost every night. They are cute and comfortable. They are a great quality at such an affordable price." —Kay Mal Get them from Amazon $13.99. Available in three colors.
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Promising Review: “I use these headphones almost every night. They are cute and comfortable. They are a great quality at such an affordable price." —Kay Mal

Get them from Amazon $13.99. Available in three colors.

9. A lovely Timex expansion-band watch to keep you punctual while adulting.

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Promising Review: "If you want an expensive-looking watch for a very good price, this is the one. And the expandable band is far better than the clasp band. I have always liked Timex watches. They are very dependable, and the batteries last for up to 10 years. I've had a couple of more expensive watches. But I always come back to Timex."—Steve O.

Get it from Amazon for $27.85. Available in three colors.

10. A wireless Epson printer you can easily copy, fax, and print off important documents in your own home — because FedEx Print Center trips can sometimes get complicated.

Promising Review: “If you're looking for a small but all-in-one printer, this is a decent pick. It doesn't take up too much desk space and is a nice, compact shape. Scanning, printing, and copying are all quick. I especially like that each ink color can be replaced separately.” —JennyOHGet it from Amazon for $44.99.
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Promising Review: “If you're looking for a small but all-in-one printer, this is a decent pick. It doesn't take up too much desk space and is a nice, compact shape. Scanning, printing, and copying are all quick. I especially like that each ink color can be replaced separately.” —JennyOH

Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

11. A handsome nightstand with a USB port to make charging your phone or tablet overnight a dream.

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Promising Review: “Don't look any further if you are searching for a nice bedside table! The finish looks great, and it was very easy to assemble. The drawer will definitely hold a journal and pencils, or other small items like glasses that one would need tucked away for bedtime." —Nick

Get it from Amazon for $51.37. Available in two colors.

12. A super cute wooden window box that’ll be the perfect DIY project to liven up your living space.

Promising Review: "This box is adorable and looks so good with the succulents I put in it!" —Monica Get it from Amazon for $10.39+. Available in three sizes.
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Promising Review: "This box is adorable and looks so good with the succulents I put in it!" —Monica

Get it from Amazon for $10.39+. Available in three sizes.

13. A Ty-Lite phone case to make sure you selfies always look like perfection.

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Promising Review: “This case is amazing! Everyone needs one just for the lighting it gives! But it also protects your phone from whatever crazy situation you get yourself into during a ladies' night out, concerts, or your kids playing with your phone. You can choose from three light settings to make sure your selfies turn out perfectly!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $49.38.

14. A Coyuchi subscription which will deliver you new linens ever six, 12, or 24 months — so your bed will always be luxurious.

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You can enroll in subscription services for towels, duvets, and sheets. Your new linens will be shipped to your home. And you have the option to send back your previously used lines in a return kit. They will then be renewed, upcycled, or recycled.

Get them at Coyuchi: Towel subscription for $5+ per month, sheet subscription for $7+ per month, and duvet subscription for $7+ per month.

15. A set of chalkboard thank you cards to send to your loved ones for their awesome graduation gifts.

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Promising Review: “I love these cards! They are very sturdy and thick, with a glossy finish. And they have beautiful script on the front. Plus, they are bigger than a typical thank you note. So there's plenty of room to write." —TwinMom

Get the 36-card set from Amazon for $9.99.

16. A gorgeous new linen sofa that’ll be the perfect addition to a new apartment or house.

Promising Review: “I’m really happy with this love seat. It's huge! I'm five feet tall and can stretch out on it easily. It is sturdy and all the tools for assembly come with it!" —Rhonda G. Get it form Amazon for $180.50. Check out our full guide on the best sofas to buy on Amazon here.
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Promising Review: “I’m really happy with this love seat. It's huge! I'm five feet tall and can stretch out on it easily. It is sturdy and all the tools for assembly come with it!" —Rhonda G.

Get it form Amazon for $180.50.

Check out our full guide on the best sofas to buy on Amazon here.

17. A Digit subscription to make saving money super easy — so you can really start building up that rainy day fund.

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Promising Review: “I absolutely love this app and enjoy checking it every day to see how much I've been saving. I would highly recommend it for anyone who wants a fun way to save more.” —KimberlyTay

Get it on iTunes for $2.99 per month after a free trial period.

18. A copy of Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps for some important tips on post-grad life.

Promising Review: “This book is so helpful! Some of the tips were things I already knew. But it would have saved me so much trouble if I had read this at 18 instead of 23!" —Katherine H. Get it from Amazon for $7.76+. Available on Kindle and in paperback.
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Promising Review: “This book is so helpful! Some of the tips were things I already knew. But it would have saved me so much trouble if I had read this at 18 instead of 23!" —Katherine H.

Get it from Amazon for $7.76+. Available on Kindle and in paperback.

19. Or invest in a Fibit tracker to keep you inspired to stick to your health and fitness goals every day.

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Promising Review: "This is the best Fitbit yet. I bought this to see if I can reach my 10,000 steps goal. I love that I can make it a watch first, and a pedometer second. Switching bands is simple, and there are so many band choices. The app is also very easy to use." —Zenyatta

Get it from Fitbit for $129.95 (available in six colors) or Amazon for $128.95 (available in five colors).

Now your graduate will be ready to take on the WORLD.

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