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Hot Gift Ideas for Dads & Grads

As the school year winds down, and summer is kicking off, it's time to start thinking about gifts for the Dads and Grads in your life. Father's Day is June 19, 2016, and graduations are already starting, so let's take a look at some hot gift ideas you can use to make them smile.
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As the school year winds down, and summer is kicking off, it's time to start thinking about gifts for the Dads and Grads in your life. Father's Day is June 19, 2016, and graduations are already starting, so let's take a look at some hot gift ideas you can use to make them smile.

The Bradford Exchange: Perfect for Personalized Gifts

If you are looking for gifts for Father's day or graduation, Bradford Exchange has a wide selection of personalized items to choose from. Sports fans may enjoy a personalized Super bowl replica ring from their favorite team, or wall décor. Beyond the NFL, they also have college sports, MLB, Nascar, and NHL items. For the grad, there's a selection of jewelry, keepsake boxes, and even knives.

Man Crates: Something for the Man Who Has Everything

You could buy the men in your life a different Man Crate for every holiday for a few years, and still not risk repeating anything. There's something for the foodie, the beer lover, the fisherman, the hunter, and even the artisan. Man crates come shipped in a crate and include a crowbar, with no instructions. Many products can be personalized for a nice touch - and can include one of their funny gift messages, or one you enter yourself. Though the website is targeted primarily at men, there are a few things women may enjoy there, too - such as the spicy crate.

Ten Thousand Villages: Artisan Gifts from All Over the World

If you're looking for a gift that gives back, Ten Thousand Villages has plenty of options, like a bottle opener made from a recycled bike chain, an assortment of musical instruments, chess sets, jewelry, dishes, and more. Each gift helps an artisan living in a less than stable economy in places like India, Pakistan, Kenya, and Bangladesh support themselves and their families. Plus, if you're on a budget, there's a selection of gifts available for under $25.

Etsy: Supporting Small Businesses

Etsy is well-known for their handmade items, and they have no shortage of gifts for dads and grads. There's something for every dad - from mugs, t-shirts, and picture frames, to engraved knives and hammers. If you're looking for a unique graduation gift, you can find everything from photo gifts, to jewelry, candles, journals, and more that are perfect for both high school and college graduates. You can even get your graduation party supplies for a truly one-of-a-kind bash.

My Subscription Addiction: Find a Subscription Box That Keeps on Giving

There's certainly no shortage of subscription box services, but this is a good thing because it means there's something different for everyone. Use My Subscription Addiction to find the perfect subscription box gift for any dads or grads. Some good ones include:

  • Shaker & Spoon: for the craft cocktail lover
  • Mantry: for the foodie dad - six full-size artisan gourmet food products delivered in a wooden crate.
  • Bacon of the Month Club: Who doesn't love bacon?!
  • The Handy Box: for the handy person - a variety of tools and gadgets.
  • Lootcrate: for the gamer or general geek - mystery geek and gamer gear
  • Birchbox/Birchbox Man: for the fashion/lifestyle lover - fragrances, beauty products, and more.

And if you're on a budget, don't forget useful solutions like Dollar Shave Club, which you can get for under $10 a month.

No matter whether you're celebrating your husband, dad, grandpa, high school graduate, or college graduate, all of these offer a variety of options to show you care. And even though I'm not a dad or a grad - I'd totally love to get a Bacon of the Month Club subscription.