15 Grad Gifts Under $200 Any Guy Would Appreciate

No, not a belt (as much as he needs one).

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After your brother, friend, or cousin makes it across the graduation stage, it's inevitable he'll head in one of three directions: the career route, the backpacking route, or the "let me live" route. Whichever path he takes, there's a present to mark his accomplishment that's useful and affordable. Ahead, a roundup of the best picks under $200 that he'll truly appreciate.

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The Techie

Ultimate Ears, $149

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This bluetooth speaker equipped with Alexa voice control is a necessity for waterproof shower jams or his next pregame.

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The Style Guru

Levi's, $98

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If he didn't own a denim jacket in college, he's been missing out on the one closet item that's actually acceptable to recycle three times per week. (No, that ripped frat tank doesn't count.)

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The Grooming Expert

Aesop, $150

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Now that he's an actual #adult, up his skincare game with this five-for-one grooming kit. It includes face cleanser, hydrating cream, shaving serum, spray-on moisturizer, and lip cream.

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The Runner

Adidas, $85

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Every guy needs a versatile pair of kicks that he can wear to the gym, on the commute to work, and on the weekends.

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The Accessorizer

Warby Parker, $95

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If he says he doesn't need a new pair of sunglasses, he's lying.

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The Host

West Elm, $79

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Red solo cup? Never heard of her. If he's into fine wine (or liquor or booze in general), he'll love this brass and marble deco bar set.

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The Multitasker

Native Union, $50

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Introducing the millennial wallet: a sleek iPhone case equipped with a card-holder. He'll never lose his credit card or ID again.

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The Businessman

Ted Baker London, $70

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Whether he's in the process of interviewing or already snagged his first post-college job, a dress shirt is always comes in handy.

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The Traveler

Away, $195

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When he wants to retire the classic backpack and go for a more sophisticated, polished vibe, look no further than Away's "Everywhere Bag." It's equipped with multiple pockets and an umbrella holder.

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The Partier

W&P Design, $24

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Champagne cocktails at 30,000 feet? Only the best for the graduate. If you're heading out of state for his graduation celebration, you might as well get one for yourself too.

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The Northerner

Acne Studios, $150

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If he's going to wear shorts in 30 degrees, at least attempt to keep him warm with a beanie. This one perfectly describes how he's feeling (no matter how many times he tells you he's fine).

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The Sports Fanatic

NBA Store, $85

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Give him an excuse to go to a basketball game (and make him take you with him) with a new jersey supporting his favorite team. You can even have it custom-made.

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The Candle Hoarder

Tom Ford, $98

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This gender-neutral candle will keep his apartment smelling fresh and clean with its mix of African incense, labdanum, rich woods, and vanilla bean.

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The Lover of Luxury

Rivieras, $78

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Nothing screams "fresh out of college" like a brand new pair of slip-on loafers that he'll live in all summer (and until he's 80).

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The Fisherman

L.LBean, $169

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Behold: a transportable spin/fly fishing combo kit when he wants some alone time to reflect on his long-gone college days.

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