Ever wonder what the heck to get your upcoming graduate?  Is he/she one who loves creating content for Instagram or Facebook for example?  If so, I have 5 gift ideas that I think are pretty cool and won’t break the bank.   They will definitely put you on the “good list” in their eyes when they unwrap that gift at there open house or grad party.

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Kit w/EF-M15-45mm and 4K Video ($599.00)


One of the most versatile cameras out there for on the move content creators (i.e. your kids are on Instagram, Facebook, etc.).

Very lightweight, flip out screen, and 4K video shooting.  You can mount an external microphone for better audio quality in windy conditions, a light source etc.  

I have one I use due the fact is has better video and low-light recording, which smartphones are poor at.  You can’t beat the price point either.


Instax SQUARE SQ6 Instant Film Camera ($99.99)

While it’s not a higher-end camera, the Fujifilm Instax camera gives graduates a fun and easy way to document the next chapter of their lives. This instant camera captures and prints memories in a 1:1 square format. The variety of modes — including selfie, macro, landscape, and double exposure modes—give photographers the freedom to be creative, with a built-in functionality that delivers top-notch shots. This camera comes in blue, gold, gray, red, or white.

Microsoft Surface Headphones ($244.99)


Microsoft’s latest wireless, noise-canceling headphones will help graduates focus on work, jam out to their favorite tunes, or find inspiration in their favorite podcasts. These voice-activated headphones can power Microsoft’s Cortana assistant, ensuring graduates stay organized and in-the-know as they enter embark on exciting new careers. Soft ear cups make the headphones comfortable for long stretches, whether it’s seeking silence on an airplane or binge-listening to the hottest new podcasts.


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC plan | 1 Year Subscription ($188.88)

Probably the best gifts out there for photographers for overall management of the graduates photos is Lightroom.  Being able to catalog, edit, and post photos right from this software is a huge timesaver.

Additional Features:

  • Anywhere editing. Create incredible photos with powerful editing features on mobile devices, the web, and your desktop.
  • Smarter organization. Auto-tagging lets you quickly find the shots you want so you can focus on the fun of photography.
  • Worry-free storage. With 1TB of storage, you can access your full-resolution photos anytime, anywhere.
  • Easy sharing. Get everything you need to create incredible photos and share them with anyone.

Wacom Intuos Graphics Drawing Tablet 


This is one of those product brands I use myself.  This particular one was one I started out with because it didn’t break the bank, but it’s great for getting great overall control over your editing.  It allows for pressure sensitivity when using such programs like Photoshop.  There are several more (upgrades after this, but this entry level one is awesome.

Connect this digital drawing tablet to your computer via USB cable to your Mac or PC.  The slim design and compact sized art tablet with a large drawing area (6. 0” x 3. 7”) – Perfect for limited desktop areas and gives more room to create