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The best gifts for dads and grads

Mother's Day may be behind us, but there are more loved ones to celebrate this spring season — especially dads and grads.

Graduation is a significant milestone that all students — and parents — look forward to. Feelings of pride and accomplishment mark the day. And after all the hard work, time and effort, students can blow off some steam or just chill before starting the next chapter in life.

On June 18, families big and small spend the day giving thanks for dads. Let’s be honest — fathers aren’t easy to buy for. Perhaps this year it’s a new bathrobe or maybe a relaxing massage.

With graduations and Father’s Day so close to one and other, we had a great idea: Why not shop for both at the same time? Let us do the research and inspire you with gift suggestions that work for both dads and grads.

Beats Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones

$199.95 $249.95 at Amazon

Music, podcasts, books or whatever the dad or grad in your life likes to listen to, they should be listening to it on Powerbeats Pro. These sporty earphones pack a huge punch when it comes to audio quality. This is a great gift for audiophiles and casual listeners alike.

Samsung Galaxy S23

FREE with eligible trade-in $799.99 at AT&T

With AT&T, this amazing mobile device is free with eligible trade-in. The Samsung Galaxy S23 features a 50 MP camera that captures moments that are frame-worthy. Made with eco-friendly, sustainable materials, this powerful phone is the must-have tech item of the year and is perfect for dads, grads or anyone else on your gift list.

Check out the full list of devices discounted for a limited time here.

Fix-It Kit

$30.00 at Uncommon Goods

Graduation marks the moment in a student's life when they take another step toward adulthood. And what adult wouldn’t want a simple fix-it kit on hand? From a hammer to 10 assorted screwdriver bits, this compact kit has it all. And if we know our dads, they’ll love it, too.

Nintendo NES Classic Edition

$149.99 $193.88 at Amazon

We admit, this is more of a fun gift. Grads and dads alike can take a trip down memory lane with this classic gaming system, sparking a little fun and nostalgia at the same time.

The Todd Snyder Nomad Boot

$248.00 at Todd Snyder

Most occasions are desert boots occasions, aren’t they? For the graduate, these will come in handy in many ways – he can dress them up or just go causal. The comfort, neutral color, and easy style pair well with a jumper and pair of jeans, or a suit and tie.

Shiatsu Back Shoulder and Neck Massager

$39.99 $59.99 at Amazon

Give dad the gift of relaxation with this multi-purpose massager. The soothing gadget can kneed sore muscles and make even the longest day melt away.

Still looking for the perfect gift? Here are more curated gift ideas for dads and grads.

—By Robbie Imes

Originally published