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Gift Ideas for Dads & Grads

Gift Ideas for Dads & Grads

Graduation ceremonies across the country for the Class of 2020 are canceled and postponed. But that doesn't mean students aren't still preparing to move on to the next phase of their lives. Many adult children aren’t going to be able to spend Father’s Day with their dad’s this year either. There’s still time to send a meaningful Father’s Day gift to help celebrate the special occasion. We hope this list provides some guidance for how to help them celebrate graduation and Father’s Day. It’s more important than ever that we carry on with such traditions not only to keep a sense of normalcy but to also give ourselves a break from the stress and anxiety many of us are feeling.

Graduation Gifts
Students and graduates are groups that have been hit hard by the pandemic, with studies disrupted and potential job market problems to face after graduation. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of gifts that might make their lives a little easier and more enjoyable in the coming months.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us to keep our distance from loved ones, friends, and family. As a silver lining, daily exercise sessions have opened up photographic opportunities once missed due to crowds of people. If you know a grad that’s interested in photography, the entry level Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera from has everything they need to get started.


Google Nest Mini
Another gift option for students and graduates is a smart home device, such as the Google Nest Mini. This device is budget-friendly, and offers a range of services and support for streaming services. The Google Nest Mini is a smart speaker with the Google voice assistant built-in and available in a variety of colors. Graduates can access the news, traffic reports, control IoT devices, ask general queries as well as stream from sources including YouTube Music, Deezer, and Netflix.

On average, a laptop has a lifespan of about four years. If your graduate just attended a four-year institution, their laptop might be on its last legs. Since most companies give their employees work computers, it's not totally necessary for your graduate to go get another. But for streaming Netflix or surfing the web at home, a Microsoft Surface Pro from can be a budget-friendly alternative that better suits their lifestyle.


Father’s Day Gifts
Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift for dads can be extremely tough especially during this self-isolation period. However, there are a myriad of gift ideas that you can give to your dad, even without having to leave the house.

Google Nest Hub
The Nest Hub smart display by Google is a connected multi-tool that deserves a spot in every home. This gift idea is a powerful connected-home hub. It’s compatible with a host of today's most popular smart home products. The Google Assistant-powered device offers countless possibilities to interact with the virtual helper. They include the ability to watch YouTube videos and listen to Spotify and Pandora. This perfect Father’s Day gift also works as a digital photo frame. Dad can have photos of the kids and grandkids rotating throughout the day.

Dad get a little out of shape during the stay at home order? Help him get back in shape in style this summer by giving him a pair of Audio-Technica Wireless In-Ear Headphones. These water resistant beauties will never fall out of your dad’s ears, regardless of how much he sweats on the elliptical.


4K Smart TV
Why not get Dad a Father’s Day gift everyone can enjoy? The Samsung Samsung 70 Inch QLED 4K Smart TV has gorgeous industrial design and superb picture quality. Best of all, thanks to a dedicated ambient mode, the TV can seamlessly blend with any interior. The smart TV offers access to all major streaming services out of the box. It's compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands.

Just because we’re bound to comply with the strict quarantine protocols, doesn’t mean that we can’t make our dads and grads feel special.
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