It is that time of year again. Time to shop for gifts for Gads and Grads; Father’s Day and Graduation are sneaking up – and in fact, some graduations have already occurred. Earlier this month, our own designer, Debbie, attended the graduation for her daughter at TCU. She said cash was a great graduation gift, but she also topped it off with a family heirloom.
So let’s talk ideas for gifts for Dads & Grads, shall we?
big huge fan of Apple products. I purchased the MacBook for myself early this year and think it would be a fantastic gift for a grad or a dad. There are a variety of sizes AND colors to choose from. I am certain that neither my Handsome Hubs nor my Favorite Son would turn down one of these lightweight, beautifully designed and technologically advanced beauties!
My son is graduating from high school, so this next gift is only for the Dad in my house, but may be applicable for your college grad. This kit from Williams Sonoma has everything needed to make the beer. This image is for the Oktoberfest, but there is also a kit for IPA and for Pale Ale.
Williams Sonoma even has a dozen beer bottles for you, er, him to fill once the beer is made. How cool is that? I think these bottles would look good in a set of 3 or 5 with some gerbera daisies poking out too. In between beer batches.
And what better way to ensure your dad or grad keeps their appointments but with a new watch? I love this Tiffany East West Mini watch, with it’s beautiful Tiffany Blue face, I would wear it every day.
Maybe Tiffany Blue isn’t your style. This Bulova Men’s Chronograph from Macy’s is a beautiful option with less of a price tag attached to it. The stainless steel band is complemented with a navy blue face, which allows it to dress up or down with the man in your life.
I don’t see myself giving my husband a wad of cash for Father’s Day, but I am certain that any grad would appreciate it. Granted, I may roll up one hundred $1.00 bills for the fun of the presentation!
I got this leather catchall from Mark & Graham for my dad a couple of years ago, and highly recommend it for either the dad who needs a place to put his keys, coins, and watch. It is well made and ages very well. And even though the product details say it is very masculine, depending on the decor, I think it would look just as good with women’s jewelry and her keys in it.
Luggage. A subtle hint? Only if you’re giving it to your grad. (For dad, it is just a multi-wheel luxurious convenience and a hint that it’s time for another vacation.) This ultralight Rimowa carry-on weighs less than five pounds and comes in a variety of colors. I love this happy, kiwi green hue – if you did have to check the bag, it would be a cinch to identify on the baggage carousel.
And of course, we are always advocates of a makeover. Like this game room we finished earlier this year. You can see some of the treasures dad has collected displayed on the wall below.
And who doesn’t like a media room that commands attention? A poster for each member of the family, framed to fit the size of the room is what we did in this space for a lovely Frisco family. You can do this under the guise of giving a gift to the dad & grad who “has everything” AND get a re-do for your space. BONUS!
I hope you like the ideas above! I know I have some decisions to make this year with a 2 dads, a husband AND a grad to buy for.