Gifts for Graduates

It’s that time of year, as students toss their caps in the air they become high school or college graduates and are on their way to a new chapter in life. Whether they are going off to college in a new town or starting a full-time job, these gifts will help them acclimate and excel in their newest journey.

vívofit 3: One thing everyone learns when they start a full-time job is that you sit a lot. You’re in meetings or at your desk and you quickly realize there are fewer hours in the day to get a good workout in. The vívofit 3 is an activity tracker equipped with a move bar, that will let you know with an alert that you’ve been sitting for over an hour. It will encourage you to stay active throughout your busy day and keep track of your distance, calories burned, steps and display the time of day on a backlit screen. It will even monitor your sleep and with a 1-year battery life, you won’t have to remember to charge it. ($99.99)


Garmin Drive: Adjusting to a new town is hard as it is and navigating your way through new streets and highways can be even more difficult. Give your graduate the Garmin Drive, a GPS personal navigation device with driver awareness features and helpful driver alerts. Don’t worry about your grad using their phone to get directions; using this device, they can have both hands on the wheel as they drive a long distance to college or move to another city for a job. Features include Lifetime Traffic Avoidance, warning alerts for speed changes, sharp curves, railroad and animal crossings, and spoken turn-by- turn directions. ($209.99)

fēnix 3 Sapphire: Don’t let your graduate be late to his/her first class! This GPS multisport performance watch is stylish and comes with features like advanced running dynamics, smart notifications and comprehensive navigation. Make the face reflect your personal style by downloading custom watch faces, widgets and apps on the Connect IQ Store. (599.99)

Kodiak Cakes- Flapjack On The Go: For a grad that hasn’t had a lot of practice cooking, this quick and easy healthy pancake mix is the way to go. All you do is mix the batter in the flapjack cup with ¼ cup water and microwave for 1 minute. It is made with 100% whole grains, has 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. ($1.79/cup)

ClassPass membership: Everyone has heard the tale of the Freshman 15. To avoid letting the junk food, stress, lack of sleep, and beer take a toll on your well-being, find fun ways to work out! That’s exactly what ClassPass is, a network of fitness studios that allow you to create routines that work for you no matter what you’re into. You can choose between local studios that offer barre, cycling, circuit training and much more. Take a variety of classes at the same studio up to 4x a month depending on your monthly membership plan. Check to see if it’s where your grad will be! ($45.00/$79.00)

NATHAN LittleShot water bottle: This 24oz bottle will keep your grad hydrated throughout their day at the gym, at work or in class. It has a screw top lid that’s tethered to the bottle and a narrow spout that’s sip friendly. Mix and match colorized nozzles to add some personal style. ($12.00)

Congratulations graduates!