17 incredible gifts to buy at Bed Bath and Beyond
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The beginning of summer can be an unexpected time for hard-to-shop-for gift giving because it's all about the grads: high school and college grads are taking their next steps in life, and with it they may be taking on new dorms, apartments, or cities to call home. Bed Bath & Beyond has gifts ranging from electronics to kitchen gadgets, and everything else you can think of (that’s the Beyond section). This store has you covered when you have no idea where to begin.
We took a good look at the best gifts Bed Bath & Beyond has to offer and compiled a list of 17 potential presents that will cover you when helping your grad with the homey touches.
1. For the aspiring chef: A Dutch oven that will last a lifetime
Le Creuset is known for being a French-made brand that lasts a lifetime. The 4.6 size Le Creuset Dutch Oven made second on our Best Dutch Oven list, and this 7.25-quart size at BBB is the same style—just for bigger meals and dinner parties. Coming in a variety of colors, you can pick one that best suits whatever home chef you’re buying this for. And since it’s dishwasher and oven safe, rest assured, you’ll be getting a variety of meals in return for this kind of gift-giving.
2. For the boho grad: A moody Himalayan salt lamp
Although we debunked the claims of salt lamps releasing energizing and health beneficial ions, they’re still a gorgeous addition to any room. They’ll give an orange-pink glow and make a perfect gift for someone who loves a boho theme or wants some soft light they can fall asleep to. And if you decide to upgrade to a bigger size, BBB gives you the option.
3. For the grad who loves cleaning: A Dyson V8 for easy cleanup
This vacuum boasts nearly 2,000 reviews on the BBB website and is ranked as one of our top favorite cordless vacuums. It’s sleek, cordless, and cleans hard floors and carpets. It’s easily an excellent gift for someone who might be moving into a new place or has never had a top-tier vacuum.
4. For the outdoor enthusiast: A portable grill to bring camping
Know someone who is always flipping burgers? Give them a grill they can bring with them wherever they go. They can bring the lightweight Cuisinart Petit Gourmet camping, to the park, and more. It’s low-profile with a locking lid and a carrying handle. This little grill made our top ten best portable grills.
5. For the smoothie lovers: Our favorite smoothie maker
If you’ve got a friend who is an early riser, always at the gym, or on the hunt for a smoothie bowl, this is the perfect gift for them. The Ninja Foodi is designed to make any nut butter, smoothie bowls, and/or frozen drinks. It has a compact design that won’t take up much room in their kitchen, so even if they have a small place, it’s no problem.
6. For the grad who truly understands you: A personalized beer mug
When heading to a happy hour or bar on the weekend, you'll always have a few people that you consider your go-to's. When it comes to that special somebody, this personalized beer mug might be the perfect gift to commemorate your times together. This mug holds 25 ounces of beer and has a starburst design on the bottom. Personalize it with any name, date, or title that means something to the both of you. Cheers!
7. For the grad who can use a boost: A light therapy lamp
A light therapy lamp helps boost energy and improve mood with light that mimics sunlight. The Verilux Light is easy to bring along for travel and is easy to use with only one on/off button. It has evenly distributed light at 10,000 lux intensity, so there’s no doubt it will definitely brighten someone’s day.
8. For the person grad loves looking at themselves: The ultimate vanity mirror
Owning this mirror myself, I can assure anyone who is thinking of purchasing this for a makeup connoisseur they would be doing a good deed. The simplehuman Sensor Mirror simulates natural light and has 5x magnification so you can see every detail. It also senses when the owner approaches and leaves the mirror, so no need to turn it on and off. The best part? It's wireless and holds its charge for 5 weeks. They can carry it around wherever they want to do their makeup.
9. For the grad who is always rushing out the door: A food processor for fast dinners
The KitchenAid food chopper is perfect for someone who is just ramping up their kitchen gadget game. Having a food processor ensures food preparation for meals is easy as pie (it’s great for making pie dough, too!). We found this chopper easily makes nut butter, mayonnaise, and chopped up ingredients with ease. It also comes in multiple colors, so you can pick the best one for your recipient!
10. For the grad who never has time to clean: A robot vacuum to get the job done
What’s the best gift in the world? Why, making sure they never have to clean up ever again! (Well, they’ll still have to clean everything that’s not the floors…) The iRobot Roomba j7+ is the best robot vacuum for those who have pets as it has the Pet Owners Official Promise (P.O.O.P), and will not run over any solid waste but will clean up pet fur. It will also self-empty into a neat, self-sealing bag, so the waste is completely self-contained.
11. For the grad with impending stress: A weighted blanket
Is someone you know stressed out? A weighted blanket can work wonders. BBB has three weights and sizes, so the bigger the stress, the bigger the blanket might be necessary! The blanket will give them the feeling of a great big hug, even when you’re not around. They can also wash the cover separately from the blanket, making it easy to take care of.
12. For the coffee loving grad: A coffee maker to put some pep in their step
The Keurig K-Supreme Plus is the ultimate coffee maker with multiple features: 5 strengths, 6 temperatures, and 5 cup settings. So whether it’s meant for a to-go cup or a small cup of coffee at home, it’ll be a match made in heaven. With over 5,000 Google reviews, it’ll be a popular gift in their home.
13. For the grad who loves quality items: A top-rated chef knife
The Zwilling Pro 8-Inch Chef’s Knife made #1 on our list of Best Kitchen Knives of 2021, which means this will be an incredible gift for a home chef who is serious about their cooking. A chef’s blade is the one blade a person needs in the kitchen—so if they have nothing else, this is the best thing you can buy for someone who wants to begin investing in their cooking gear.
14. For the grad who loves their coffee a specific way: A sturdy coffee grinder
If someone you know loves coffee, it might be time to get them a grinder upgrade. The OXO Coffee Grinder has nearly 1,000 reviews and 4.5 stars, which makes it quite the popular choice. It has 15 settings, grinds directly into the container, a filter, or preferred container, and includes a coffee scoop.
15. For the grad who has bad posture: A backrest pillow to rest those haunches
Ever notice how throughout the workday you’re hunched over in your chair, staring at your computer, and by the end of the day, you wonder why your back hurts? Well, you definitely know someone who is doing the same thing. A backrest pillow is the perfect thing for someone to use after a long day of work or study. They can toss it onto their couch or in their bed, and it’ll be there waiting with its Therapedeic goodness. This one also includes a pocket for a phone or a remote control, so they won’t have to leave those behind.
16. For the grad who appreciates comfort: A soft, thick, and warm bathrobe
It’s the best feeling to get out of the shower or a nice, hot bath and snuggle up into a luxurious bathrobe. The Terry Cloth Bathrobe promises to be thick, fluffy, and roomy and even becomes softer with every wash. Who wouldn’t love a new bathrobe?
17. For the city-dweller grad: An air purifier to clear polluted air
Perhaps you know someone who lives in a city or has asthma and suffers when the air quality isn’t top-notch. This is a great gift that will keep on giving. The Blueair Classic 205 works to rid the air of 99.97% of allergens, molds, dust, pet dander, smoke, and more and does so while being silent. It’s also compatible with Alexa and turns on instantly.
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