With graduation season upon us and summer on the horizon, 'tis the season to receive countless graduation announcements in the mail. Here's a guide to show what these graduates really want, sorted into under $50, $250, $500, and $5,000.

  • 1

    Roku Streaming Stick ($49)

    The Roku Streaming Stick can essentially turn any TV into a Smart TV. You can stream Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and thousands of more channels.

  • 2

    Coffee Shop Gift Card

    Tri-Cities has countless local coffee shops and plenty of Starbucks, so funding your graduate's caffeine addiction will be greatly appreciated. Useful for grabbing a cup of coffee on their way to work, to help them stay up to study, or to hang out friends, you cannot go wrong with a coffee shop gift card.

  • 3

    Game of Thrones: Season 5 ($35)

    Game of Thrones has seen insane success over the past few years, and your graduate probably needs to get caught up. Season five is now for sale on Amazon, and will be on the top of everyone's wish list.

  • 4

    Bluetooth Speaker ($60-200)

    Bluetooth speakers are the most easy and convenient way of sharing your music with those around you -- or blasting it out loud when you're alone.

  • 6

    Herschel Backpack ($70)

    These durable backpacks are really popular across college campuses, and have countless style + color combinations.

  • 5

    Longboard (~$200)

    Perfect for jutting around college campus or cruising along our rivers, longboards are a really fun way of getting around. There is a very wide selection at many stores for these, both online and around town.

  • 7

    Bumbershoot Passes ($210, 450)

    Bumbershoot is a giant music festival in Seattle Center that has an excellent lineup this year. Without a doubt, your graduate will see amazing performances from artists they love.

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    Smart TV ($270)

    Smart TVs not only can plug into normal cable, but can also connect to WiFi to access tons of streaming services. This is the 40 inch model, but there is a wide array of sizes for a wide array of prices. Any grad will appreciate this.

  • 9

    Apple Watch ($299)

    Even though no one is really sure what these are good for, everyone wants one. Both a stylish accessory and (practical?) piece of technology, an Apple Watch would be a greatly appreciated gift.

  • 10

    Macbook Pro ($1,299)

    You can't go wrong with any sort of high end laptop, but this is definitely one of the most highly sought after. There's no doubt that any graduate would've torn their high school laptop to shreds, and they're probably ready for an upgrade.

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    A young adult starting out their life would be extremely appreciative of a new set of wheels, making it much easier to start out on their next adventure.

    Warren Goldswain
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    Before starting a new life in the real world, a graduate would love to have a moment to get away. School was without a doubt a stressful time, so some time away would do them good.