Thursday, June 19, 2014

3 Gift Ideas for Grads from Best Buy



This is a sponsored post as part of the Best Buy Ambassador program. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you know a high school or college student that just graduated? A couple of my friends have kids who just graduated in the last few weeks. I was thinking about what types of things graduates would enjoy nowadays. Things have definitely changed from when I finished high school and college! We didn't have access to so many tech devices back then.

I was looking through the Gift Center on Best Buy's website and was thinking about what gift I would want if I were a young graduate today. And here are the three gifts I think I'd love to get or give!

I love this Google - Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player. It boggles my mind that all you have to do is plug this thing into any HDTV and you can stream online video and music. And there are so many options, including Netflix, YouTube, HBO GO, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Crackle, Rdio, MLB.TV, ESPN, MLS, Crunchyroll, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, Google Photos, and Chrome! You don't need a special remote, just control it all with your smartphone, laptop or tablet. AND IT IS ONLY $35!!! (That's crazy to me.)


One thing definitely hasn't changed and that's the need for a good snack. For students heading to college, sometime you need a healthy little snack for a quick burst of energy to help you concentrate on a paper or project. And the campus cafeteria or snack bar may be closed or too far to go to get what you need. So a Frigidaire Compact Refrigerator would be high on my list of must-haves. They're a little more expensive at $225, but totally worth the investment when you can't leave your dorm because you have to study or write, or when you need to grab a quick breakfast because you're running late to class. 

 
And finally, because I wouldn't want my student to be late for class, I'd make sure he or she has a good WATCH to help them keep track of time and what day it is. I like these sports watches by Casio because they're sturdy and inexpensive at $17 - $20. I'd rather save and spend more for the bigger ticket items like their phone and grocery bills!

There are a lot of other fabulous gifts to give a grad, such as...
  • Stone Bake Pizza Oven
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 - 16GB Tablet
  • Thule Crossover Backpack
  • HP Envy Wireless e-All-in-One Printer
If you decide to buy something online from Best Buy, don't forget to check to see if you qualify for free shipping. And remember that Best Buy has a low-price guarantee, so if you find it cheaper somewhere else, just tell them and they'll price match!

Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting a Twitter Party on Tuesday June 24th at 8:00pm EST. Feel free to join us for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great products such as an Insignia Tablet. Just follow the #GreatestGrad hashtag and share your favorite grad gift ideas from Best Buy. I'll be there!

Disclosure: I am a Best Buy Brand Ambassador and was compensated for this post. However, all opinions shared above are strictly my own.

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