Recent college grads have a lot of needs. You may not be able to pay off their student loans, land them a high-paying job or find them affordable housing — but a thoughtful holiday gift can help ease the transition into independent adulthood.
Here are 10 considerate and practical gifts for the recent college graduate in your life:
Buy now: Braun alarm clock
A sleek, reliable grown up alarm clock can help anyone get out of bed on time for work.
Buy now: Stainless steel card case
Help them bring an extra touch of professionalism to all those networking events.
Buy now: PhotoGuard graduation frame
Chances are, you and your family have spent a serious chunk of cash on that diploma — show it off with pride.
Buy now: French press
Help your favorite recent graduate cut costs by offering them a stylish way to get their caffeine fix at home instead of at an expensive coffee shop.
Buy now: Blue Apron gift card
When there's no longer the dining hall to rely on, meal kit services like Blue Apron can help young people save on groceries and learn how to cook healthy meals for themselves.
Buy now: New York Sports Club
No more working out at the university fitness center! Getting the recent grad in your life a gym membership can help them stay healthy and happy.
Buy now: Instant Pot
The Instant Pot has been flying off of Amazon's virtual shelves this season, and for good reason. The seemingly magical multi-cooker is versatile, energy-efficient and fast.
Buy now: Joy Mangano mini hand steamer
This mini steamer is small enough to fit into even the smallest of apartments and perfect for smoothing out the wrinkles in any new work outfit.
Every young professional should have a go-to suit for special occasions and job interviews.
Buy now: Carry-on suitcase
As grads start the next chapter of their lives, they will need something sturdy and reliable to travel with. Suitcases like these are durable, flexible and can even charge your phone.
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Disclosure: These items have been handpicked by our editorial team. CNBC has affiliate relationships with some retailers so in some cases, if you purchase an item from one of our gift guides, we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchase. This holiday season, the proceeds will be donated to the Council for Economic Education, which supports economic and financial education.