Hook up the fathers in your life with gear they’re too sensible to splurge on. Whether they’re food nerds or jet-setters, there’s something for them in this mix. Give a newly minted alum a leg up on adulting with one of these fab and actually useful gift
Celebrate the dads and grads in your life!
Put a little prep in his step with Sperry Men’s Customizable Authentic Original 2- Eye Boat Shoes. These mocs can be personalized from the sole up. Choose the color of each component, add initials (if he’s into that), and order a few weeks in advance to ensure delivery by Dad’s Day. $120, sperry.com
Dad’s chopping game will be on point with a Misen Essentials Knife Set in blue. The stainless-steel trio includes an 8-inch chef’s knife, a 10-inch serrated knife, and a 3-inch paring knife. $130, misen.co
Give the gift of self-care (dressed in badass packaging) with Triumph & Disaster Logic Toner and Rock & Roll Suicide Face Scrub. They’re full of natural ingredients like witch hazel and green clay, a.k.a. kryptonite for blackheads. $34 each, triumphanddisaster.us
A stainless-steel or copper-finished Growler werks ukeg will keep Pop’s favorite suds fresh for up to two weeks via a CO2 cartridge. Bonus: The tap handle is monogrammable. From $149 each, markandgraham.com
He’ll love how practical and lightweight the 100 percent waterproof Rains Weekend Bag is; you’ll love how you never have to be embarrassed by his ratty backpack again. $95 (shown in blue), us.rains.com
These bold-hue MOMA Design Store Letter Boards are a stylish upgrade from the blackand-white models all over Instagram. From $50 each, store.moma.org
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With all those interviews coming up, a Trunk Club Trunk gift card is a new-grad no-brainer. Stylists pick items based on a detailed questionnaire, and recipients are charged for what they keep from the package. Prices vary, plus a $25 styling fee is credited toward purchases; trunkclub.com
Résumé writing can be downright daunting, but the super-thin Google Pixelbook laptop with its 10-hour battery and built-in Google Assistant can help. Just think how great your grad’s portfolio (and Netflix selections) will look on the touch screen. From $999, store.google.com
Who wouldn’t want a bedding upgrade after that extra-long twin nonsense? With a Brooklinen Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle, which includes a mix-andmatch sheet set, pillowcases, and a duvet, your former student will be all set. From $168 for similar styles, brooklinen.com
For the price, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better first-apartment appliance than the Proctor Silex Personal Glass Blender, which has a tiny countertop footprint and a sturdy glass pitcher. Hopefully it’ll make more smoothies than margaritas. $25, amazon.com
The handcrafted wooden Boombox Memory Box is a heartfelt keepsake for the newly diploma’d. DIY one by having friends and family handwrite well-wishes on blank cards. Or pay more for a bespoke card design, printing, and gift wrapping by the Boombox team. From $100 (shown in Blue Chevron), boomboxgifts.com
ALSO GREAT FOR GRADS!
ALSO GREAT FOR DADS!