As we go on, we remember, all the times we, had together. And as our lives change, come whatever, we will still be, friends forever.

It’s graduation time, so Vitamin C’s classic hit, “Graduation (Friends Forever)” might be stuck in your head right now. And when you’re not humming “Pomp and Circumstance,” suffering from grad-depression, or calculating how you’re going to afford life in the big city — you’re thinking about graduation day. And what comes with graduation day? Graduation gifts! You’ll be giving them and getting them, and after 16 years of schooling, your brain might be the teensiest bit fried. Never fear: Her Campus’s Ultimate Graduation Gift Guide is here! While it will be super challenging to find and propose a gift capable of soothing the harsh pain of graduating, everyone wearing a cap and gown expects you to try… and try really hard. So to help you out, check out our list of the best graduation gifts so that you can make their transition from student to… adult (really?) a little easier.


For the Wireless Girl

The first thing that comes to mind when you think tech-y gifts is obviously an iPad. Sure it’s quickly become a cliched present, but that doesn’t mean you’ll find anyone who will turn it down. So collegiettes: add it to your lists & parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles/godparents: chip in so you can make your grad delighted! Starting at $499

For the Photographer

After college, the number of ‘going out’ shots on Facebook will quickly decline, but that doesn’t mean grads don’t want a camera to capture all of their moments. With this Samsung Wi-Fi digital camera, your grad can upload photos to Facebook or videos to YouTube right from their camera. Plus: let them open it early so they can capture the perfect shot with diploma in hand! $88

For the (former!) Couch Potato

She’ll be off her butt now in the working world, but if you get your favorite collegiette this Vizio 22’ inch TV, she can kick her legs up after work and relax like she used to back at school. The only downside? Girl’s gotta start paying her cable bill! Ugh. $195

For the Driver

Commuting? Traveling for work? If your graduate will be logging in a lot of miles in her new gig, she will flip for a subscription to Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Unlike many post-collegiettes she’ll still know what music is “hip” by listening to the commercial-free radio! $199 for a year.

For the Grad Who is Going Off Into the World

Graduating from school in Massachusetts and moving to San Francisco? Your graduate is going to be missing her friends and family! What can YOU do about it? Get her a Logitech webcam! This way she can Skype with her family and friends when she’s not busy exploring her new city. $51

For Anyone & Everyone

After four years of papers, downloading music, and coffee spills, odds are your collegiette needs a new laptop. The HP Folio Ultrabook will be a great replacement for her current computer, so she can continue to email, surf the web, and watch YouTube flicks from the comfort of her bed. $870

Cara Sprunk has been the Managing Editor of Her Campus since fall 2009. She is a 2010 graduate of Cornell University where she majored in American Studies with a concentration in cultural studies. At Cornell Cara served as the Assistant Editor of Red Letter Daze, the weekend supplement to the Cornell Daily Sun where she also wrote for the news and arts section and blogged about pop culture. In her free time Cara enjoys reading, shopping, going to the movies, exploring and writing.

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