I’m Headed To Best Buy To Get My #GreatestGrad A Going Away Gift #AD

Disclosure: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

With J-bird leaving for college just two short months, I am starting to feel anxious. I am so proud of his accomplishments in life and excited that he will be attending my Alma Mater. However, he will be about 1200 miles from home doing so.

All the creature comforts he has enjoyed at home will not be following him. He’ll need to do his own laundry, clean up after himself and make sure that he’s on time to class without mom checking in on him. My first-born is leaving the nest.

Yes I know he is only a phone call away, but it’s not the same. I prefer to be assured that he is as comfortable in college as he was at home. I want to get some things he can take with him to help him settle in.


When the graduate in your life is moving out into the world the greatest gift you can get the #GreatestGrad are all available at Best Buy. I’ve thought hard about what he might need and here are some of the items I am considering.

J-bird will be dorming in a housing setting called Suite Style. It’s basically a 3 to 4-bedroom apartment with a shared living room and such. I remember my college years, living at home and having everything I needed always. The one thing J-bird is going to miss the most is his gaming console. I strongly believe in kids needing something to unwind with and so when he’s not playing basketball, and just wants to hang back, I think a nice grad gift for him to be able to take would be an Xbox One.

Microsoft - Xbox One Console with Kinect - Larger Front He has definitely earned it. Graduating from High School as Salutatorian, with well over 300 hours of community service under his belt, and now he’s working at his first job to save money for college. I know that he will be overjoyed and surprised when I present him the Xbox One as his graduation gift. I can already picture his reaction.

Here are some more awesome choices for the graduate in your life that is moving out:

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 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, and the Thule Crossover Backpack, which can be found in the Best Buy Gift Center.

Budget Friendly Gifts

BISSELL - Lift-Off Floors & More Bagless Cordless 2-in-1 Handheld/Stick Vacuum - Razz Blue - Angle

A friend mentioned that she wanted to buy J-bird a gift too. I know she REALLY wants to, but she’s on a budget and I don’t want to throw her off. So when she asked what I recommended, I mentioned the BISSELL Cordless 2-in-1 Handheld/Stick Vacuum. After all he will need to be cleaning up after himself. We use a stick vacuum at home, and he loves to use it over the broom and dustpan. It saves time on cleaning, that he will need for studying. If you are on a budget, Best Buy has some great gifts that won’t break your wallet. Here are some of the Top Gifts under $50:

Roku Streaming HDMI Stick, Nose & Ear Trimmer, Oster Blender, Mr. Cofee 12-Cup Coffeemaker, My Blend Blender, Shark Lightweight Iron, 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, and the Incase Neoprene Laptop Sleeve, you can find these in the Best Buy Gift Center.

Best Buy has all of the tech your grad needs for the dorm or the new place. Treat your #GreatestGrad with a gift he’ll love and have to remember you buy when he moves out! There is a gift for every kind of graduate and for every budget, no matter how big or small.

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Mama E

Multitasking mama to 3 living in Miami. Blogging about parenting, lifestyle, cooking and traveling. Covering everything from diapers to dorm rooms. Ask me anything, I've done it all.

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