This is a sponsored post for Best Buy.
As a former teacher, one of the most rewarding parts of my profession is hearing about the success of my former students throughout the years. Running into my former first grade families while out doing errands or seeing the name of a former student in the newspaper I taught as a grade 3-5 technology magnet coordinator always warms my heart but the crème de la crème is getting a graduation announcement. Whether graduating high school or college, a graduation announcement signifies a celebration of one’s academic accomplishments and it’s always an honor to be invited to commemorate one’s achievements while looking ahead to a bright future.
Today’s graduates rely on a myriad of devices to stay connected but a true networker relies on their devices to make live easier. If you know a graduate who loves the latest and greatest technology, send this techs savvy individual off to college or into the work force with items that will help them network and stay connected constantly. Since I think it’s important for my former students to create important connections wherever they go, here are 12 of my favorite gifts from the Best Buy Gift Center.
- iPhone 5s ($99.99 with 2 year contract)
- Lenovo Yoga 2 13″ Touch-Screen Laptop ($779.99)
- SONOS Play:1 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music ($199.99 in black or white)
- SanDisk Connect 32GB USB 2.0 Wireless Flash Drive ($49.99)
- Google Chromecast ($35)
- iTunes Gift Card $50
- Jawbone MINI Jambox Wireless Speaker ($129.99 in dark blue, light blue, black, purple, red, or white)
- mophie space pack External Battery Case for iPhone 5 ($149.99)
- Surface 2 64GB AT&T 4G LTE ($499 with 2 year contract) with the Surface Keyboard Cover ($129.99 in black, pink, blue, or purple)
- Samsung S-View Flip Cover for Note 3 ($35.99 in oatmeal, plum red, white, pink, indigo blue, or black)
- Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB External USB Portable Hard Drive ($89.99)
- Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Dual-Band Wireless-AC Router ($249.99)
- Speck CandyShell + Faceplate Case for iPhone 5c ($44.99 in black, salmon, black/gray, blue, black/white, or green)
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.