Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Gifts for Grads #BestBuy #GreatestGrad #spon

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card.

Is the Grad in your life moving out into the world on their own and you want to help them get all set up 

As a teacher, every year I see a new group of students move on from high school to bigger and better things. 

Every other year or so, on graduation day, I have to announce the names of the students in my homeroom. As I proudly and carefully read their full names and watch them walk up to receive their diplomas, I always have to try my best to gulp down those happy tears. I have to completely avoid looking out into the audience, at their hopeful, happy parents if I plan on reading all the names clearly and distinctly. I feel blessed to be a part of their journey. 

When it comes to grad gifts, Best Buy is a one-stop shop. And to pick that perfect gift, you should first figure out what type of grad you have on your hands:
  • Moving out: Gifts for the Grad that is getting ready for college or may be simply moving out into the world on their own, help them get all set up. 
  • Networker: Grad that uses technology to keep totally connected while on the go with a variety of devices.  This tech forward Grad leans on devices to make life easier go having the latest and greatest is always a priority.
  • Fitness Fanatic: Gifts for this grad include tech and small appliances that play to their healthy, on the go, athletic nature.  Out for a run, in the kitchen or at the gym, a great gifts for this grad helps them stay  on track in many ways.
Moving out persona recommended gifts:
  • Stone Bake Pizza Oven
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Ninja Blender
  • 4-Slice Toaster Oven
  • Beats by Dr. Dre Pill Portable Stereo Speaker
  • Samsung 32” Class LED 1080p Smart HDTV
  • Sony Smart Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player
  • Game of Thrones Season 3 Blu-ray & DVD
  • LG Microwave + Pizza Oven
  • Frigidaire 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator
  • iTunes Gift Card $50
  • Xbox One Console
  • Xbox One Titanfall
  • Keurig Elite Single-Serve Brewer
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 - 16GB Tablet
  • Zaggkeys Folio Keyboard Case
  • Asus Transformer T100 32GB Tablet
  • Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 16GB Tablet
  • HP Slate 7 Plus 7 Tablet
  • HP Envy Wireless e-All-in-One Printer
  • Tech21 Shell Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 Cell Phones
  • mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Mini
  • Hoover WindTunnel 2 Vacuum
  • Hamilton Beach Set & Forget Stay or Go Slow Cooker
  • Thule Crossover Backpack
Networker persona recommended gifts:
    • iPhone 5s
    • Lenovo Yoga 2 13" Touch-Screen Laptop
    • SONOS Play:1 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music
    • SanDisk Connect 32GB USB 2.0 Wireless Flash Drive
    • Google Chromecast
    • iTunes Gift Card $50
    • Jawbone MINI Jambox Wireless Speaker
    • mophie space pack External Battery Case
    • Surface 2 64GB AT&T 4G LTE
    • Surface Keyboard Cover
    • Samsung S-View Flip Cover for Note 3
    • Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB External USB Portable Hard Drive
    • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Dual-Band Wireless-AC Router
    • Speck CandyShell Cell Phone Case
    Fitness Fanatic persona recommended gifts:
    • Apple iPod touch 16GB MP3 Player (5th Generation - Latest Model)
    • Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker Wristband
    • LG Tone Pro Bluetooth Headset
    • Ninja Blender
    • Jawbone UP Wristband
    • iTunes Gift Card  $25
    • Casio Women's & Men's Digital Sport Watches
    • Breville Juice Fountain + Electric Juicer
    • Sonicare DiamondClean Recharable Toothbursh
    • Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale
    • TDK Weatherproof Wireless Speaker
    • Cuisinart Classic Food Processor
    • Otterbox Commuter Cell Phone Case
    • Belkin Easefit Armband
    • Lunatik Flack Cell Phone Case
    • Xbox One Console
    • Kinect Sports Rivals
    • GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Action Camcorder.
    Top Gifts Under $50:
    • Roku Streaming HDMI Stick
    • Nose & Ear Trimmer
    • Oster Blender
    • Mr. Cofee 12-Cup Coffeemaker
    • My Blend Blender
    • Shark Lightweight Iron
    • BISSELL Cordless 2-in-1 Handheld/Stick Vacuum
    • SOL REPUBLIC JAX Earbud Headphones
    • Case-Mate Glam Case for iPhone
    • Insignia Case for Samsung Galaxy S5
    • Otterbox Symmetry Case for iPhone 5/5s & Samsung Galaxy S5
    • Samsung S-View Flip Cover for Galaxy S5
    • Speck Case for HTC One (M8)
    • Modal case for iPhone 5/5s
    • Modal Bluetooth Speaker
    • Thule Gauntlet Laptop Sleeve
    • Incase City Laptop Sleeve
    • Incase Neoprene Laptop Sleeve
    • Incase City Laptop Sleeve
    • Incase Neoprene Laptop Sleeve

    I think that the best gift you can get a grad is a new laptop if they don't have one, or even better, a #BestBuy giftcard, so they can head out on their own and purchase all of their tech tools and toys. 

    Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting two Grads Twitter Parties on Thursday June 19th (6/19) at 7PM CST and Tuesday June 24  (6/24) at 7PM CST.
    Feel free to join one or both of these parties for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #GreatestGrad with your favorite Grad's Gift ideas from Best Buy.

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