Welcome to the 2019 Dads & Grads gift guide! From the perfect present for that special guy in your life to the gifts on every grads’ wish lists, I’ve got you covered! 

On a tight budget? Many of these gifts are $25 or less! I’ve labeled them so you can find them. Just keep an eye out as you scroll through for the parenthesis next to the product title. 😀 

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Gift Ideas for Dads

 

Babyliss Pro Metal Clippers

Give dad the shave of his life with these professional lithium clippers that come equipped with a “high torque brushless Ferrari-designed engine.” 

Personalized Waxed Canvas 6 Pack Beer Carrier

This stylish and practical carrier holds 6 bottles of beer (or soda, if dad isn’t a drinker) and even has an attached bottle opener.  Just add his personalization and choose his favorite color to complete the look.

Taste Trunk Gourmet Box
Taste Trunk has several different boxes for all price ranges. My favorite is the Gourmet Box, which comes with items centered around a fancy dinner party, and includes elements for a 3-course meal.
Panasonic HomeHawk Front Door Camera
The Panasonic HomeHawk security camera is perfect for anyone who wants to keep a closer eye on what goes on outside their home. It’s super easy to set up and doesn’t require a subscription. Check out my review here.
UP Voltaic Switch Solar Travel Bag

Does dad love to go hiking and camping? Make sure he can always call home with this travel bag that charges his phone, iPad and even his camera! I’ts entirely eco-friendly and runs on solar power. 

 

Oculus Quest All-in-one VR Gaming Headset

If you have a pretty hefty budget for dad’s gift, you can’t go wrong with the Oculus (well, as long as dad likes gaming, of course). The All-in-One is easy to set up, so dad can use it practically right out of the box. 

CityPASS

Want to give memories instead of things? Take dad on vacation! Whether you fly away to a strange new land or just drive into the city for a weekend, he’ll love spending time with the family. CityPASS makes it easy to save money and find the best attractions at your destination. 

Game of Thrones Hoodie

Fans of Game of Thrones will love this comfy premium hoodie from CosPlaySky! While you’re there, check out their other neat merch for fanboys (and girls)!

Gift Ideas for Grads

The Gift Ideas for Kids section includes toys appropriate for kids from infants through the end of elementary school. Make sure you check the recommended ages for each one.

Eco-Flow Stainless Steel Coffee Filter (Under $20)

Let’s be honest: while  Keurig is definitely a college must-have, K-Cups are expensive when you’re already on a tight budget. The Eco-Flow Stainless Steel filter lets you use your own coffee. I love mine because it’s easier to clean than my old plastic one. 

Perfect Pod EZ-Scoop (Under $10)

If you get the Eco-Flow filter, you’ll definitely want this! Such a simple concept, yet I don’t know how I lived all these years without it! The long handle reaches down to the bottom of your bagged coffee and scoops out the perfect amount for your reusable filter. Close the lid with a swish, then dump into into the filter. No mess, no fuss! I absolutely adore it!

Hubble Contacts Subscription

It may sound like an odd gift, but if your grad wears contacts, it’s a great way to help them save money every month. It also gives you some peace of mind knowing that they’re not reusing daily lenses to save money. My mom uses Hubble for her contacts because they’re so much cheaper than getting them at the eye doctor. 

Tasterie Snack Subscription

Tasterie snack boxes are great for everyone, but especially for grads with food allergies. Choose from gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, or just all-around allergy-friendly boxes. 

KOOLORBS Makeup Mirror (Under $30)

When you’re sharing a bathroom with dozens of other people on your floor, getting mirror time is a major challenge. This brilliant gift idea totally solves that problem! I like it because it either runs on batteries or through USB charging. 

Personalized Metallic Foil Tumbler

Help your grad stay hydrated in style with these darling personalized tumblers! If you don’t love the gold, they also come in copper and silver. 

Activated Charcoal Pillow

Your kid is stuck sleeping on a cruddy school mattress, so at least give them a comfy place to rest their heads! This wool-free (so it’s vegan) pillow uses naturally cooling activated charcoal-infused memory foam for ultimate comfort!

ECOlunchbox Solo Rectangle (Under $25)

Make snagging extra snacks from the dining hall a cinch with this stylish eco-friendly stainless steel bento box. It’s totally non-toxic (as food storage containers SHOULD be!) and holds about 3.6 cups worth of food. 

Just One More Chapter Hoodie
A must-have for any book lover! I say this every night at 2AM, then wonder why I’m tired the next morning!
The GuruNanda White Tower XL Diffuser is an aromatherapy diffuser and humidifier in one stylish tower. While it may not fit into an Easter basket, it makes a great gift for mom, dad, or even for your teen’s room! I love using lavender and lemon essential oils in it at night. Very relaxing!

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