Gift Ideas for Any Graduate

by Michal on May 21, 2009

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Does the arrival of the graduation season have you fretting over what gift to give your special graduate? Well worry no more! We have a list of cool, but practical gift ideas that any graduate would love, from high school grads to college grads. Each of these green gifts are easy on the environment, and will represent a special gift for the hard work and dedication that made their graduation a reality.

backpackThe Voltaic Solar Panel Backpack is equipped with solar panels designed to produce enough charge for all hand held electronics. Solar panels are embedded into the backpack producing up to 15 watts of power, which is enough to completely charge a laptop. The backpack comes with 11 standard adapters which should be compatible with most devices, including cell phones and iPods. The Voltaic Backpack is a great way to charge electronics while hiking or getting to class.

kindleThe Kindle by Amazon
With the Kindle you can take your entire library with you no matter where you go. The Kindle is a 6” wireless reading device developed by Amazon that lets you download books right to the device. There are over 275,000 books you can download from the Kindle Store as well as newspapers and magazines.

Commuter Bike
The Iron Horse is a flat-bar commuter bike and is perfect for those who want to save on gas or those who just need a reliable city bike. The Iron Horse is an expanded version of the popular Triumph 2006 model and it incorporates wider tires and a flat bar for a faster fee.

ipodiPod Touch
You can play hours of music with the iPod Touch which is offered in 8GB, 16Gb, and 32GB models. You can do just about everything with this version of the iPod, like surf the web, play games, watch movies, get directions and more. The Touch can also accept downloads from the iTune store of games and other paid and free applications. Its advanced technologies enable iPod touch to respond to both touch and movement. It also finds wireless networks and connects you to the Internet.

vestaElectric Start Scooter
The Vespa Scooter will get you to your destination using less emissions and less gas than any car and you won’t have to fight for a parking space either. On average the Vespa gets about 70 mpg and takes about $8 to fill the tank up. It has an automatic twist and go engine with a maximum load of 330 pounds.

stormBlackberry Storm
A new Blackberry Storm is a great choice for someone just leaving high school, college, or for someone entering the workforce. The Blackberry specializes in retrieving email and is equipped with internet, camera, and GPS. Most cell phone service providers offer various models of the Blackberry.

dellDell Latitude D600
The Latitude D600 has a thin sleek design that makes it ideal for traveling back and forth to school or work. Dell is one brand of laptops that Greenpeace ranks highly on their list of ecofriendly electronics. The D600 offers Intel CentrinoTM Mobile Technology featuring the Pentium M processor, Intel® PRO Wireless MiniPCI card.

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