Friday, June 20, 2014

Look No Further Than Best Buy for the Best Gifts for Grads @BestBuy #GreatestGrad

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







This year I am congratulating many friends and family who are graduating.  While some are just starting out and graduating from preschool or moving onto middle school, there are a handful of close friends whose children are graduating high school and moving away to college.  Luckily, I am still years away from this happening. Just thinking about it, I don't know what I will do if my girls want to move away to college.  Now, as a parent myself, I can see how my parents were sad when out of their three children, I was the one who decided to move away to attend school, and then graduated and moved to CT.

With summer vacation in full swing, we have the next few weekends packed with graduation parties.  In addition to thinking about what to make and bring to cookouts and gatherings, I still have to find just the right gift for those special grads in our life.  Thankfully, I can find all the gifts I needs at one place...Best Buy.  From Tech Gurus to Fitness Buffs and everyone in between, Best Buy offers the best selection of electronics, appliances, fitness equipment, etc. at exceptional pricing.  They also offer a price match guarantee, which I love! -----

Usually when it come to gift giving I am great at finding unique gifts that fit each person perfectly.  But, I was stumped at what to get those grads who were moving away to school.  It has been quite some time since I found myself heading off to school and having to buy things for my dorm and then apartment.  I do remember, however, that I made frequent visits to the local Best Buy to pick up items I found myself needing after I moved into my first dorm room/apartment.  And, now, I find myself visiting my local Best Buy to help get those special grads in my life ready for this new phase in their life -- pursing higher education, while also learning to live on their own.

Do you have grads that you have to buy gifts for that are moving away to school?  If so, I thought I would share some great finds available at Best Buy Gift Center especially for these college bound grads, that would make for perfect gifts.



Moving out persona recommended gifts:
  • 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 Console
  • 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
  • Thule Crossover Backpack
Thinking back on my college years, the LG Microwave + Pizza Oven would have been a perfect grad gift for me, as I found myself cooking up frozen pizzas and heating up TV dinners on a regularly basis.  And, while I had a dorm sized refrigerator, it didn't have enough power to really heat the food through the first go around.  So, I found myself adding another minute or two to the cooking time, while crossing my fingers I would overcook or dry out the food I was making.  This two in one appliance is one of those "Why didn't I think of that" or "Where was this when I needed it" item.  Even though I am not heading off to college, I am keeping this on my wish list of items for myself, in case we need to invest in another microwave down the road. :-)

In addition to the above "Moving Out" gift ideas, here are some great under $50 gifts from Best Buy also worth checking out...


Top Gifts Under $50:
  • Roku Streaming HDMI Stick
  • Nose & Ear Trimmer
  • Oster Blender
  • Mr. Cofee 12-Cup Coffeemaker
  • My Blend Blender
  • Shark Lightweight Iron
  • BISSELL Cordless 2-in-1 Handheld/Stick Vacuum
  • 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
  • Incase Neoprene Laptop Sleeve

My family owns 6 Roku boxes, which I have connected to each television in my house.  And, just last weekend, I picked up the Roku Streaming HDMI Stick to give my dad for his upcoming birthday.  If you are looking to cut cable or reduce your current channel line up to save $$$ on your montly cable bill, the Roku is the perfect way to help you save, while also not giving up movie viewing and more.  I can see this device also coming in handy for college bound family and friends, as they will need a little TV time to unwind after a long day of classes. 
:-)

So, don't go crazy trying to think of what to get that special grad in your life, or worry about having to drive all over creation looking for the perfect gift.  Instead, head to your local Best Buy, where you will find gifts that will put a smile on that special grad's face, while also saving you money.  You can also shop online and have items shipped directly to the gift recipient or to you, so that you can wrap and bring to those upcoming graduation parties you and your family have been invited to. :-)



--See You At the Upcoming Best Buy Grads Twitter Party--

Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting a fun prize-filled Grads Twitter Party this Tuesday June 24  (6/24) at 7PM CST.
Those in attendance will have a chance to win Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #GreatestGrad with your favorite Grad's Gift ideas from Best Buy.  
Hope to see you Tuesday night! :-)

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

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