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11 Gifts for the High School Grad Ready to Adult in the Real World

There’s no way to transition gracefully into adulthood after graduation, especially if your grad doesn’t have a clue about how to cook a proper meal or file their taxes. Luckily, these helpful products can help them get the hang of “adulting” in no time at all! 

Gym membership from Planet Fitness, $10 per month 
It’s important to at least give them the chance to contemplate going when they’ve got the energy.

Hamilton Beach Single Serve Coffee Brewer from Amazon, $63.18
You’ll be giving them the gift of sanity with this one.

Deluxe Checkbook Cover with Divider from Leatherology, $45
If they’re going to learn how to balance a checkbook, it might as well have a pretty case.

How to Cook Everything: The Basics from Amazon, $20.49
Just because they can’t make scrambled eggs and pasta every day.

Fitbit Alta from Fitbit, $129.95
Whether they’re out and about or taking a nap, they can keep an eye on their health even on super busy days.

Food Service Subscription from Blue Apron, $10.99 per serving
Sometimes it’s hard to find time to cook, so having food delivered to their door a few times a week can be a lifesaver.

Nutribullet 12-piece High Speed Blender from Amazon, $59.99
If they’re a smoothie-addict (like most of us), this powerful blender will become their best friend.

SMARTPAN Collapsible Silicone Food Storage Containers from Amazon, $19.82
We’ve learned you can’t store leftovers in old Chinese cartons, so get them the gift of a clean-smelling fridge with reusable tupperware.

Beautural 1200W Handheld Garment Steamer from Amazon, $29.99
Because no one likes wrinkly clothing, and ironing is a delicate and potentially devastating art form.

Echo Dot from Amazon, $39.99
They’ll never get tired of asking Alexa how often they should clean the dryer vent to avoid catching fire.

Clothing Box Subscription from Stitch Fix, $20+
What girl doesn’t want a professional stylist to mail them super cute clothes for a low price?

Emily Schmidt

Stanford '20

Emily Schmidt is a junior at Stanford University, studying English and Spanish. Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, she quickly fell in love with the Californian sunshine and warm winter temperatures. Emily writes a hodgepodge of pieces from satiric articles for The Stanford Daily to free-verse poetry to historical fiction. Just like her writing repertoire, her collection of hobbies are widely scattered from speed-crocheting to Irish dancing to practicing calligraphy. When she is not writing or reading, Emily can also be found jamming out to Phil Collins or watching her favorite film, 'Belle.'
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