Grad Gifts 2013

May 14, 2013

We asked a few of our Youth Editors to tell us what kind of graduation gifts they could really use. Take a look at what they had to say, and if you know someone who is graduating this year, maybe their suggestions will help you decide on the perfect present for the deserving grad.

Gabriel says:

Gabriel says:

“I would love a camera with video features to capture all the exciting moments that are coming my way after university. It’d go perfectly with round-trip tickets to somewhere in Africa, where I could go on a safari tour.”


Loc says:

Loc says:

“I’d love to unwind with a vacation. Somewhere relaxing like the Caribbean would be great, and I’d love to go visit friends and family in Vietnam. On the work side of things, a Samsung Smart camcorder would help me with some marketing projects and a dual or triple screen monitor – preferably with a touch interface – would definitely boost my productivity. Oh, and a sweet sound system for my classical music, which always helps me concentrate while I’m working.

Elena says:

Elena says:

“I need a tablet that’s just as fast and functional as a laptop, but obviously much easier to carry around. I’d also really like a smartphone with 4G so I can check emails and go online wherever I am. And who doesn’t want a new car? If I could set up a GPS with Bluetooth, I’d be able to navigate through the city and talk safely while I drive.”

Kathleen says:

Kathleen says:

“The ultimate grad gift would be a job I love in my industry with solid benefits. As far as devices go, a new phone and the ATIV Smart PC Pro computer would certainly be on my wish list. Hopefully a car, house and new furniture are on the way, but in the meantime, I’d settle for a chow chow puppy.

Zac says:

Zac says:

“For me, the perfect grad gift would be something that could help me stay in touch with all the great people I’ve come to know during my years at school. A phone, tablet or laptop with video-calling features would be perfect. But most importantly, I’d just ask for continued support and love from my family and friends. Regardless of what happens with final marks, new beginnings and small steps along the way, they make it all worth it in the end.

Eleizer says:

Erinn says:

“I’d like to get a new laptop to replace my old one, which I got in grade twelve. I could also use some new field clothes and strong rain gear for the fieldwork I’m about to begin doing. And of course, I’d ask for round-trip airfare to Chile so I could visit friends and family.

Eleizer says:

Eleizer says:

“I’m training for my first marathon in the fall, so a donation towards that would be amazing. I’d also love to travel to South America to see the World Cup in 2014 and a Samsung Galaxy Camera would be perfect for capturing all the stunning moments during that adventure.”