Posted April 1, 2021 in Gear Reviews by Minister of Information
Is your favorite graduate finishing up their college degree? Perhaps jumping off from middle school to Junior High? Stepping out into the wild world as an educated adult after acquiring a Master’s or PhD?
Here’s our favorite graduate gift ideas — no matter what they’ve achieved there’s a perfect present for any grad on your list.
Get your Middle School to Junior High Graduates started right with this gift that keeps right on giving until they are packed up and gone.
There’s no tougher or more durable backpack on the planet than the K-12 Kat Pack Backpack. It’s the ideal school book bag due to it’s rectangular profile. This shape holds more books better than typical teardrop backpacks.
Inside there’s a slip pocket for a standard laptop or tablet. Out front a spacious raised pocket for loose items. The Kat Pack School Backpack zips neatly down both sides like a clam shell for quick access to inside contents.
Our time tested tough #10 YKK zippers will resist the orneriest kid’s attempts at destruction. The rugged Ballistic Nylon bottom panel laughs at every boy’s on-the-way-home bag drag.
From Grade School to Grad School, the K-12 Kat Pack Backpack is your American-made backpack that’s guaranteed for life.
Alas for the High School Graduate coolness and style is a fact of life. The Red Oxx Rucksack series is the clear-cut "cool" pack for a kid crossing the verge of adulthood.
Both rucksacks feature top-loading main compartments. The flip-over top flap keeps the elements at bay. Twin tall raised side pockets are ready for those occasional trips to the grocery store. Each side pocket can hold a large bottle of soda or a carton of eggs or a package of Oreo’s.
Named the C-Ruck for its carry-on capacity, the C-Ruck Rucksack is two inches wider than its little brother the Roadster Mini Ruck. Both rucksacks are airline carry-on legal. They’ll handily fit in the overhead bin or tuck under the seat.
Each rucksack includes an interior standard sized laptop sleeve and plenty of zippered flat pockets for storing smaller items. The unique "articulating" padded soft shoulder straps make for easy-wear on and off. Articulating means the straps easily swing wide left or right allowing your arms to tuck in and slip the rucksack on, or off.
Whether your High School Graduate is on their way to College or a post High School trip to the Caribbean, Red Oxx Rucksacks rank as quintessential "cool factor" backpack Graduate gifts.
Red Oxx Rucksacks are hand-crafted in Montana
Let’s not forget making the vaunted trek to the Laundromat more forgiving. The over-the-shoulder carry fold-able and pocket portable Laundro Bag Mesh Wash Sack is the way to go. It cleverly folds down to fit in a pants pocket.
For those graduates who are dreaming of a roadtrip across the country and prefer a soft-sided style duffel bag, the Safari Beano’s PR-5 is an award-winning duffel that launched a whole series of alternate sizes. The smaller PR4 Safari-Beanos and the famous award-winning PR5 are carry-on legal.
Every student mixes it up with their colleagues on social media. What better way to protect and to serve their social needs than to surprise them with the best electronics communication and social media bag on the planet?
Meet the Micro Manager every day carry tablet bag. The Micro Manager EDC bag doesn’t look like your typical tablet bag, and for good reason — who wants to advertise expensive electronics? Fits most standard tablets and 13 inch Macbooks.
Said self-labeled "bag guy" Kurt – "…I’m happy to say it’s EXACTLY what I wanted!". In just a short period the Micro Manager has racked up over two dozen impressive 4 and 5 star product reviews.
Be sure to outfit that communications graduate or social media connected kid with something to organize all the wires, batteries and chargers electronic communications require nowadays. Get them a Lil Roy EDC Cache’ Gadget Bag. This handy little bag features twin mesh see-through storage compartments inside. It’s sized just right to slip into any of our recommended graduate gift bags.
Not all High School Graduates are on their way to College. Some desire to escape from their parents lair and explore the world. Red Oxx has ’em covered.
For the Graduate who wants to adventure, regardless of danger, the Tres Hombres Convertible Backpack, with it’s long storage compartments that can accommodate a pair of Scuba Fins. During their first romp around the country your Graduate will likely bring home a gaggle of souvenirs, with the Tres Hombres now they can "compress down" the load to fit the trunk of their rig for the drive home.
Now your younger graduates can keep up with their bigger, taller, older, siblings with a Lil Hombre, a scaled down version of the vaunted Tres Hombres.
Are your graduates heading out to "learn code" or some other IT support job? Get them a C.C. Rider Laptop Messenger Bag. The C.C. Rider was a popular Red Eye Collective limited edition that landed a spot on our mainline production floor due to demand. Popularity has its upticks!
This is THE laptop messenger bag of the century! Over a decade in development, the C.C. Rider floored reviewers with its thoughtful layout and sturdy build. Fits laptops up to 17 inches.
Designed to move a business man, or woman, with agility and speed around the country, the Mini Boss will actively and securely carry your precious laptop in a special "hanging" interior sleeve. Bring along a set or two of casual and business attire strapped down in the second compartment. Originally sized with International Airline overhead bins in mind, the Mini Boss will help your graduate to travel "like a Boss".
Our two tough laptop briefcases got some thoughtful updates and upgrades recently. Both the Metro and it’s bigger brother the CPA Laptop Briefcases now feature the same padded hanging laptop sleeve idea borrowed from the Mini Boss.
Other improvements include a more accessible side pocket, more useful interior pockets, and a sleek and innovative "trolley sleeve" so they can attach their briefcase to a rollaboard carry-on. All our laptop bags fit full-size standard laptops.
Not all graduates seek an on-going education. Some chose to learn a trade instead. Red Oxx offer tough solutions for tough trades. Many trades require learning to use a variety of tools to support your work.
Here’s where getting your graduate something that will withstand abuse and will be appreciated their entire working career. Check out the Big Bull Roll-up, a tough ballistic nylon tool-roll bag with plenty of see-though pockets to store a plethora of different sized tools.
For Grandparents looking for a gift on a budget, the Red Oxx Nomad Toiletry Case is a popular choice. One fair lady visits our Red Oxx Factory Showroom and makes off with 30 Nomads every spring (hint– she teaches)!
Fill the Nomad with grooming goodies to complement the case – they’ll need some grooming instruments to look good, even for Zooming! Fill their Nomad or Lil Roy with a Seki Edge Nail Clippers, Toenail Clippers, a forever-sharp trim Scissors to trim their newly discovered facial hair.
Seki Edge grooming instruments are solid quality and hand-finished in Japan using classic Samurai steel — highly recommended!
CEO Jim Markel expounds in this video on all the reasons to shop Red Oxx for your favorite graduate:
So whether your graduate is growing up or going away, Red Oxx has them covered … for life!