Top 6 Gifts for
Dads and Grads
by Rachel Naud
It’s a time for celebration! With Father’s Day around the corner and graduations from high school and university approaching, many families will be shopping for that perfect way to gift to mark the occasion. Whether the graduate in your house has hit that milestone or you want to show Dad how much you love him we have some great gift ideas for you.
Gifts for Dads
Dads never want us to spend too much for Father’s Day, which is why shopping eBay Refurbished is so perfect! The program has a huge selection of premium brands that Dads love. He can choose from brands like Apple, Bose and Miele—but at a discounted price, which Dads really love! Plus, high quality is guaranteed with rigorous program standards, and all items are backed with 1 or 2-year warranties and eBay’s Money Back Guarantee, so there’s no sacrificing quality or peace of mind for savings.
If your Dad is a tech guy, you can gift him a big-ticket item like this Apple iPad mini for a fraction of the cost. eBay Refurbished is so cool because they now have different condition grades — from Certified Refurbished to Excellent, Very Good and Good — so there are lots of options to fit any budget!
Libman Upright Dustpan and Broom Set
If you have a weekend warrior dad who loves to putter in the garage or workshop and keep his domain organized and clean, he’s going to appreciate this.
The Libman Upright Dustpan and Broom Set has a built-in tilt that when opened, locks and leaves open—which means no leaning or bending for Dad. It’s a total back-saver! This is perfect for sweeping up sawdust, dirt and even grass clippings! It’s also a space saver with its built-in clips to keep the set together, which helps keep it all organized and handy! You can pick it up at Home Depot.
Gifts for Grads
Old Spice Reserve Collection
If you have a graduate who is sweating the next phase in life, this Old Spice Red Reserve Collection will help guide them to the next phase in life with a boost of confidence. This premium collection — which comes in body wash and deodorant — comes in three new scents: Dynasty, Royalty and Sea Spray. The thing is: if you smell good you feel good, which is going to give you that boost in self-esteem.
Old Spice has a great long-lasting scent and their deodorant has fantastic odour protection. It’s also a good option to consider for teens who’ll apply for their first jobs. If your teen can walk into any business feeling confident, it’ll just help them along in this new chapter and this Old Spice Red Reserve Collection will do just that!
Mazda 2023 CX-50
Think your new grad deserves a splurge? A brand new car is the ultimate graduation gift for them.
We know what you’re thinking—a new car? Are you nuts?!
Considering the hard work your grad has accomplished for the past four years and the responsibilities they’re about to face in the real world, gifting them their first car is not entirely… unreasonable. With this milestone in your grad’s life, their next steps include applying for jobs, entering the workforce, and learning to keep their work-life balance. One way to ease their way into this next chapter of their lives is to give them the gift of mobility and comfort.
The 2023 CX-50 is the ultimate big-ticket gift for your grad. Mazda’s latest SUV is what an outdoor lover’s dreams are made of—just in time for summer, too! It’s the perfect match for any grad who loves to camp, hike and explore the outdoors. The 2023 CX-50 will also include a rooftop tent accessory that comes out later this year, amongst a host of other accessories.
Gifts for Dads and Grads
Hopper M20 Soft Cooler by Yeti
This gift idea is perfect for a Dad or a Grad who loves to hike or camp.
The Hopper M20 Soft Cooler by Yeti allows you to put the day on your back—literally. This hands-free cooler comfortably straps on like a backpack to keep you mobile, while a strip of ultra-strong magnets keeps the cold locked in. The new MagShield Access opens wide so you can easily load drinks, ice or your favourite sandwiches!
Shopper’s Beauty Fragrance Discovery Collection
This last gift idea is perfect for a dad or a grad — it’s the fragrance discovery collection from Shoppers Beauty. There are two limited-edition cologne sets: 12 sample-size scents, and 7 gorgeous mini bottles (deluxe set). And the best part? The enclosed certificate can be redeemed in-store for a full-size bottle of their favourite one! These sets take the guessing out of gifting and you can find them at Shoppers Drug Mart in-store and online.