All those years of hard work are about to pay off — for the grads putting in the long hours with the books and the dads doing what they can to make sure those kids can become grads. Besides the love we know you’re going to give those deserving dads and grads anyway, go ahead and sweeten the pot a little with a little something they’ll be able to good use this summer.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (AT&T)
This year’s best smartphone is sure to be a winner this Father’s Day. And common, you know that dad deserves it. You can pick the Galaxy S7 Edge up from AT&T for $794.99, or you can win one here.
Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle Lego Set
You’re never too old for Star Wars or a good Lego set, so it really doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about dads or grads here. We like Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle, especially as a gentle reminder from parents to grads about how they’d like them not to turn out. You can get this set straight from Lego for $120, but chances are you’ll be able to find it for cheaper on Amazon.
2014 INTRINSIC Cabernet Sauvignon
INTRINSIC is a Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington’s Columbia Valley that is super smooth, yet also complex, and full of leather and cherry aromas, subtle mineral note. The Lady in Red art on its label is also wicked cool. You can pick a bottle up for dad for just $22.
Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drives
Everyone’s human. Besides, trusting the cloud isn’t always the best idea. Make sure their data is backed up and ready to go with a Backup Plus external hard drive from Seagate. They have a range of models, from slim, pocket-friendly drives to spacious drives with an emphasis on speed. Capacities from 500 GB to 4 TB are available, with prices ranging from $50 to $180 on Seagate or Amazon.
The Walnut Laptop Stand
A paragon of good design in the laptop world deserves a stand just as special. Grovemade has always had a way with wood, and that rings truer than ever with their Walnut Laptop Stand, a gracefully curving piece of tech furniture that holds up a MacBook at a comfortable viewing and typing height. This stand is available from Grovemade for $140.
ROAM Ropes Headphones
A brain child of one of the creators of Beats, ROAM Ropes headphones are one of the most uniquely designed wireless headphones out there. That is because they are designed to wear around your neck like jewelry. But it’s not just their design that are unique, they also have an accompanying app that lets you tune the audio to your own personal taste and preferences. ROAM Ropes retail for $199.
Citizen Eco-Drive TI+IP Watch
Sometimes, the smart choice is a watch that will actually last. This classic Citizen watch has a lightweight, scratch-resistant Super Titanium case and link band along with a simple, elegant deep blue watch face. It’s one of our pricier choices at $375, but as usual, you can find it for much cheaper on Amazon.
Concepter iblazr 2
Taking pictures in low-light conditions is the bane of any smartphone photographer’s existence. Help your grad (or dad!) get their selfie game up with the Concepter iblazr 2, a powerful external flash that is small enough to be mounted on most smartphones. Thanks to a simple Bluetooth connection, it can be used with Android or iOS devices alike. You can get the iblazr 2 from Concepter or Amazon for $60.