The 411: Tory’s Hot Picks for the Graduates

Oh, the places they will go! It’s that time of year: graduations abound, and if you’ve got a special someone matriculating from high school or college this month, have we got a list of great gift suggestions for you! We tapped our pal Tory Johnson, e-commerce editor for GMAand curator of weekly “Deals & Steals” on GMA Strahan & Sara, to pull together a slate of real-world perfect gifts for the important grads in your life. 


Today’s modern offices don’t always call for loafers and heels. These natural-wool runners by Allbirds are for guys and gals, and offer style that’s not only workplace friendly, they’re also ultra-comfy. Buy it: $95 at


This might be the must-give gift of the year: Apple’s awesome AirPods deliver super sound and boast sleek style—all tucked inside a totally wireless charging case. Buy it: $199 at


They’re going to make memories everywhere they go, so give them the gift that keeps on printing. With this portable printer, your grad will be able to print memories on-the-go and directly from his or her smartphone. Buy it: $130 at


For the globe-trotting grad, this Dopp kit is the perfect travel companion. Designed by a leader in the luggage business, Away, this clever little bag keeps toiletries organized on trips near and far. Buy it: $60 at


For the grad who’s finally ready to go out into the world … but has no idea how to boil water, the Instant Pot is a must-have. Truly anyonecan be a chef in hours with this new kitchen essential. Buy it: $80 at  


Give your new grad a leg up and put Alexa to work: With the Echo Dot, you can make calls, place online orders, play music, and answer very pressing questions (like, “Alexa, what should I wear to my interview?”). Buy it: $50 at


It’s thetransportation of choice for the eco-conscious grad who dreams of peddling to work (rather than riding a bus or train). This foldable bike comes in a bevy of colors, is super lightweight, and actually fits into a backpack! Buy it: $1,269 at