The Ultimate Gift Guide for Dads and Grads

We’ve finally made it to June, and you know what that means…summer! It’s time to enjoy those warm and sunny beach days, but also attend teary-eared yet oh-so-special graduation ceremonies, and celebrate the fathers who do so much for us. And lucky for you, we’ve got exactly what you need for every occasion: a good book!

Books are without a doubt the best gifts to give, and instead of going out and buying a copy of Oh, The Places You’ll Go, why not get creative and try out one of these fun reads?

Books for Grads:

1. For the college grad who’s about to get a place of his own:

the joy

Moms and Dads: This book could be your polite way of saying, “I love you, but it’s time for you to revel in your messiness somewhere else.” It’s time for those rock collections and coffee-stained comic books to find a new home.

2. For the artsy grad who’s constantly being told she chose the “wrong” major:

how to be

Are you celebrating a recent grad who majored in Graphic Design, English, Art, or any other subject that has been arbitrarily deemed as “non-profitable.” Grab this book and show her how practical and worthwhile her dreams really are.

3. For the busy grad who just nabbed her first full-time job:

starving artist .jpg

Money and time are going to be tight during the transition from full-time student to full-time employee. Make cooking seem less daunting with this book full of easy recipes and beautiful illustrations. Maybe it’ll help your grad avoid eating boxed macaroni and cheese every night!

Books for Dads:

Your dad probably already has a drawer full of #1 Dad mugs and “Best Dad Ever” pins, so why not fill his book shelf instead? Books are the best gifts to give because they’re unique and can answer all your questions: just like your dad!

1. For the dad who’s a self-proclaimed liquor connoisseur:


Have you ever been out to dinner with your dad and he’s asked for his drink “shaken not stirred” in a horrible British accent? If you’ve lived through this embarrassment, it’s time to subtly encourage your dad to make his drinks at home from now on. Hey bartender: double shot of whiskey please, but hold the dad jokes.

2. For the dad who enjoys working outside:

backyard forest.jpg

If your dad spends his weekends working in his garden or calls the Home Depot his second home, this book might just be the perfect gift. By the end of the summer, you’ll have the most beautiful lawn on the block. And your dad will have a guide he’ll be sure to use again and again.

3. For the dad who loves hiking and the outdoors:


Do your dad’s summer plans include hiking, camping, and just enjoying the great outdoors? Give him this guide, which can he use to learn how to be a more environmentally-conscious nature enthusiast.


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