Microsoft Store gifts for grads — Surface device deals, Xbox gaming gear and more

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It's graduation season and chances are you want to surprise that grad you know with a token of congratulations. If you're on a budget or not sure what to buy your grad, the Microsoft Store offers tons of deals on gift ideas for grads . If you're on the hunt for the perfect graduation gift, it's not too early to save on today's top-rated Microsoft devices and Xbox gaming gear. 

For a limited time, you can get the Surface Laptop 5 for $899. That's $100 off its regular price of $999 and one of the best laptop deals you can get right now. The laptop in this deal packs a 13.5-inch, 2256 x 1504 display, a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and Intel Iris Xe graphics. The Surface Laptop 5 is available in four options: Platinum (Alcantara), Platinum (Metal), Sage (Metal), Black (Metal), Sandstone (Metal).

In our Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 review, we liked its sleek, great-sounding speakers, tactile, clicky keyboard, and slender, solid build quality. Although we had gripes with your review unit's performance and battery life, Windows 11 updates appear to have improved these issues. For example, Surface Laptop 5 reviews at Best Buy for example average 4.6 out 5-stars. Satisfied customers praise the laptop's performance, battery life, and beautiful, lightweight design.

If you want to surprise your grad with a premium machine, the Surface Laptop 5 is a great option.

Want to gift your grad with a versatile Surface Pro device? Microsoft is also knocking up to $300 off various configuration Surface Pro 9 tablets. Prices start at $999.

And that's just the tip on the iceberg. From laptops to digital gift cards, see more of our favorite Microsoft grad gift ideas and deals below. 

Microsoft gifts for grads

Surface Laptop 5: from $899 @ Microsoft Store

Surface Laptop 5: from $899 @ Microsoft Store
Save up to $300 on the Microsoft Surface Laptop 5, prices start at $899. The base model packs a 13.5-inch, (2256 x 1504) display, an Intel Core i5-1235U CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and Windows 11 Home.

Surface Pro 9: from $999 @ Microsoft

Surface Pro 9: from $999 @ Microsoft
Save up to $300 on the versatile Microsoft Surface Pro 9. The base model with 13-inch (2880 x 1920) PixelSense touch screen, 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1235U 10-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe Graphics 128GB SSD. Save even more when you pair it with a Surface Pro Signature Keyboard for $107 ($72 off). 

Surface Laptop Studio: from $1.399 @ Microsoft

Surface Laptop Studio: from $1.399 @ Microsoft
Save up to $400 on the Surface Laptop Studio for creators. Prices start from $1,399 for the base configuration which lists a 14.4-inch (2400 x 1600) 120Hz display, 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11300H 4-core CPU, 16GB of RAM and 256GB SSD and Iris Xe graphics.

Surface Pro 8: $2,199

Surface Pro 8: $2,199 $1,699 @ Microsoft
Save $500 on the Surface Pro 8. Despite being replaced by the Surface Pro 9, it's still one of the best convertible tablet PCs to buy. One our favorite 2-in-1s, we gave the Surface Pro 8 an overall rating of 4 out of 5-stars. We love it for its gorgeous display, powerful performance and excellent webcam. This Surface Pro 8 packs a 13-inch (2880 x 1920) touch screen, 11th Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 1TB SSD,

Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard: $69

Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard: $69 $30 @ Microsoft
Save $30 and treat your grad to the nifty Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard. It's sleek, premium built and ergonomically optimized for productive typing. For quick access to everyday functions it features an expressive input key for emojis and symbols and a screen snipping key for copy, past and share. 

Microsoft Accessories: from $19 @ Microsoft

Microsoft Accessories: from $19 @ Microsoft
For a limited time, save up to $30 on select Microsoft accessories. Prices start from $19 for the Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse. It delivers precise navigation and smooth comfortable scrolling. It connects wirelessly to Windows 11 and Windows 10 devices via Bluetooth. Powered by a single AA alkaline battery, it lasts up to 12 months. Available colors include: Glacier, Matte Black, Peach, Mint, and Pastel Blue.

Surface Arc Mouse: $79

Surface Arc Mouse: $79 $66 @ Microsoft
Save $13 on the Surface Arc Mouse to complement your Surface device. Slim, light, and portable, the Surface Arc Mouse conforms to your hand and fits easily in your bag. It connect to your device via Bluetooth for seamless vertical or horizontal scrolling. 

Microsoft Xbox Series S w/ Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Bundle: $35 off @ Microsoft Store

Microsoft Xbox Series S w/ Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Bundle: $35 off @ Microsoft Store
Buy any Xbox Series S console and save $35 on Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (valued at $70) or Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Deluxe (value at $90). Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is the latest game release of the popular franchise. It follows Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and features upgraded mechanics and a whole new compelling narrative.

Xbox Series X Diablo IV Bundle: $559 @ Microsoft

Xbox Series X Diablo IV Bundle: $559 @ Microsoft
Looking for a gaming gift idea for your grad? Pre-order the Xbox Series X Diable IV Bundle. In our Xbox Series X review, we gave a high rating of 4/5 stars for its powerful performance, ridiculously fast load times and its excellent backward compatibility. It features 12 Teraflops of power, 4K gaming at up to 120fps (8K ready future-proof), backward compatibility and a 1TB custom SSD. Pre-orders ship to arrive by June 6.

Xbox Wireless Controller (Stellar Shift): $69

Xbox Wireless Controller (Stellar Shift): $69 $59 @ Microsoft Store
Save $10 on this space-themed Xbox Stellar Shift Special Edition wireless controller. it features a color-shifting, blue-purple shimmer and purple swirl design textured grips  for enhanced comfort. It works with Xbox One X, Xbox One S, Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs and laptops. 

Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller: $129

Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller: $129 $104 @ Microsoft Store
Save $25 on the Xbox Elite Series 2 Core controller. It features interchangeable thumb-sticks, paddles and D-pads, adjustable tension thumb-sticks, rubberized palm grips, the ability to save up to three custom profiles and a rechargeable battery with charging dock. 

Microsoft and Xbox Digital Gift Cards: $75 @ Microsoft Store

Microsoft and Xbox Digital Gift Cards: $75 @ Microsoft Store
Microsoft and Xbox Gift Cards make giving easy. Give that grad you know the freedom to choose their own gift from a wide selection of games, movies, TV shows and devices. This digital gift code can be used at the Microsoft Store online, on Windows and on Xbox.  

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost,, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.