What are things to get a college grad
October 31, 2012 4:42 PM Subscribe
What are presents/things I don't know I want?
posted by raeka to Shopping (20 answers total) 46 users marked this as a favorite
I am making a Christmas/birthday list for my parents/family for probably the last time since I'm a senior in college. What I'd really like is Amazon gift cards but barring that, what are specific items that are really useful but you didn't realize exist/that you need them? I feel like every time I think of something, I either buy it or forget about it.
For example, when I started living in an apartment a year ago, I only found out after months that if you don't have a dishwasher, having a drying rack is fantastic. I got a nice jacket that goes with dressy clothes a year ago and almost returned it, but I ended up wearing it all the time because I didn't realize how useful a nice coat is instead of just a skijacket. Basically, adult stuff that I probably will need once I graduate.
I have basic apartment stuff and I will probably be moving to teach English in Korea, so bulky stuff like a vacuum cleaner is out. Stuff that costs $20-40 at most is better, but I'm interested in anything really useful.