5) Apple iPad 2, $499 – Apple. iPad. Enough said.
Nike does sportswear. Canon does cameras. And Apple most certainly does technology. What more can be said about the universally-adored smart tablet, which instantaneously established itself as the only one on the market worth buying? As the hilarious Phil Dunphy on Modern Family summed up: “It’s a movie theatre, a library and a music store all rolled into one awesome pad.” Aside from its entertainment features, the iPad will also keep your graduate organized so she can access her calendar and e-mail on the go, as well as keep in touch with friends from afar with its built-in camera FaceTime feature. I know that my graduating friend’s grandparents, who live in Montreal and Halifax, wanted to be the first to give her this gadget. Through SocialGift, they can all pitch in online and rest assured that they will have one extremely happy granddaughter as a result.