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Our top tech graduation gifts


Graduation season is here, and with it comes the opportunity to gift the grad in your life something exceptional. To celebrate the class of 2024, we rounded up all the must-have college graduation gifts from parents, from wireless tech to accessories, that will help them on their next steps.


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High school graduation gift ideas

Whether they’re graduating college or on their way to college, we’ve got recommendations for your high school grad as well.



The eager to learn grad

New grads preparing for college or the workforce need fast, powerful tech for studying, streaming, and multitasking. The Motorola Edge is an affordable, attractive option with an ultra-smooth display, impressive processing, and long lasting battery for getting things done during their 9 to 5 and beyond.


A powerful and portable tablet, like iPad 10.2 9th Gen,  can help them finish assignments, take notes in class, or use the webcam for remote lectures.


Besides lots of caffeine, a reliable power source is the most important factor in a new grad’s demanding schedule. Whether they’re having a late night cram session in the library or prepping for a test at a campus café, the TYLT Wireless Charging Bottle will make sure they’re prepared with both.

The grad on the go

For the grad with big travel plans, give them a gift that keeps them connected wherever them roam, like a 5G smartphone. The new Google Pixel 8a is the perfect travel companion, with an all-day adaptive battery and built-in Google AI features for ultimate ease when it comes to translating, screening calls, or searching the web. Camera tools including Best Take and Magic Editor help them capture memories on the road in vivid detail.



The relaxation-ready grad

School can be stressful, so some grads may be ready for a break after walking across the stage. Help yours kick back and relax with their favorite series using the Samsung Tab S9 + 5G. Enjoy Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ in the Disney+ Bundle, free for 6 months with select Unlimited Plans. The tablet’s powerful process makes it perfect for streaming or gaming. And with its 5G capabilities, your grad can kick back anywhere and still stay connected.


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College graduation gifts from parents

Consider presenting your grad with the latest in wireless devices. From 5G phones to plans that help them work from anywhere, we’ve got you covered.



The workforce grad

Give the gift of 5G to the grad who’s about to dive into their career. The Samsung Galaxy S24 is a stylish, smart, and super-fast college graduation gift. The innovative AI features put greater productivity and creativity in the palm of their hand. Your grad can streamline their searching, streaming, and scrolling while Note Assist and Live Translate do the grunt work.


With the myPlan, graduates can save on all the ways they connect, stream, listen, and game. For only $10/mo. each, they can pick their own perks  – whether it’s streaming with Netflix and Max, or studying with the help of their own 100 GB Mobile Hotspot.



The continued learning grad

Graduates who are ready to get another degree need a smartphone that can go the distance with them. Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max features a camera upgrade that includes 7 pro lenses, the new customizable Action button, and a sleek titanium design that keeps it protected from scrapes and falls.


Apple Airpods Pro feature active noise canceling to reduce the sounds of busy streets or trains for the new graduate’s commute. These wireless earbuds deliver up to five hours of playtime and multi-pairing for all their Apple devices.


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Graduation gifts for your partner

If your significant other is the soon-to-be grad, consider giving them a gift that helps them stay on top of their upcoming interview schedule, messages, and wellness goals, like a new smartwatch.  Apple Watch Series 9 offers users the freedom to communicate anywhere, even if they leave their phones at home. Or, try the Galaxy Watch6 Classic with a stylish design that’s ideal for an interview or everyday use.


Find gifts for your grad at Cellular Sales

Whether they’re college-bound, taking a gap year, or jumping into a career, mark this important time in every graduate’s life with helpful tech that serves as the perfect end of one journey and the beginning of another. The best college graduation gifts are at Cellular Sales.


Our wireless sales consultants are ready to help you find the right device, along with services and accessories. We’ll take the time to listen to your needs and ensure a great customer experience, so you leave satisfied after picking out the perfect present.


Visit your local Cellular Sales store for even more gift ideas to celebrate the graduate in your life.



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