Credit: William Grant & Sons
Credit: William Grant & Sons

From Whisky to Watches—13 Unique Gifts to Celebrate Grads and Dads This Month

Check Out These Anything-But-Basic Gifts to Make Their Day

June is here, which means it’s a busy month of celebrations. With Father’s Day and graduation season to go along with the usual birthdays and anniversaries, now is a great time to round up the best gifts for your loved ones. While dads are famously hard to shop for, finding a pristine present to celebrate a friend’s graduation could be even more challenging. Whether you’re on the hunt for a personal present or something more practical, stop surfing Amazon for cliche gifts no one will use. Instead, we’ve put together a gift guide to help you find the perfect gift for the college grads and dads in your life.  Best Gifts 2022


Gifts for Dad

The Balvenie Portwood 21 Scotch Whisky

Price: $268

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Whether your dad is a whisky connoisseur or a layman when it comes to hard alcohol, a bottle of The Balvenie 21 Scotch Whisky never disappoints. Flavored with a fruity perfume of ripe raisin notes, any scotch drinker will savor the character and class every bottle presents. This 21-year-old malt whisky is ideal for sipping on the rocks. With a creamy and nutty finish, there’s little room to wonder why this bottle has won an array of highly coveted industry awards, making it a sophisticated and highly appreciated gift to give the dad who deserves it. 

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HotShot Smokeless Fire Pit

Price: $199

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If your father’s grill game is hot, then turn up the heat with the HotShot Smokeless Fire Pit. This portable and easy-to-use fire pit is essential for backyard grilling, camping retreats or just relaxing by an open fire. Available in two sizes, this classy steel fire pit will surely be a crowd-pleaser for everyone at his next gathering. 


Stingray Classic Camping Stack

Price: $1,559


For the dad who’s always prepared for a spontaneous camping trip, here’s something he’ll put to good use. Introducing the Stingray Classic Camping Stack–a revolutionary suspended tent that has the capacity to hold three to six adults. With cloud-like comfort and a simple setup, this tent is a game-changer, transforming your family of campers into weekend glampers.

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Price: $69

If your father appreciates a sentimental touch, then ThatBlanket has you covered. On their website, you could order a personalized fleece blanket for Dad that he’ll use for years to come. Whether you choose to place your face on this gift or maybe the family pet or a place that holds sentimental value to Dad, nothing makes a warmer gift than some custom comfort like this. 


SunFlow Beach Bundle

Price: $296


For the beach-bum dads out there, you can’t go wrong with luxury sand equipment. The Sunflow Beach Bundle includes the classic Sunflow chair, sunshade, drink holder, dry bag and towel that even attaches to the chair so it doesn’t fly away on a windy day. With 19 different colors and patterns to choose from, this innovative beach chair will surely be a winner.

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BMX 72-Quart Igloo Cooler

Price: $199

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This jagged, sturdy cooler is perfect for any adventure. Storing up to 100 cans, the heavy-duty BMX 72-Quart Igloo Cooler is the quintessential ice chest for camping trips, tailgates or even backyard BBQs. This snazzy cooler comes in three different sizes and eight colors, allowing you to tailor your gift to Dad’s lifestyle.


Gifts for Grads

Glenfiddich Bourbon Barrel Reserve 14 Year Old

Price: $60

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There’s no better way to celebrate college graduation than to pop open a bottle of bourbon, and the 14-year-old Glenfiddich will surely be a showstopper. This smooth-sipping Kentucky bourbon is not only affordable in price, but it delivers a rich and sweet complexity with layers of creamy toffee, woody spices, candied orange peel and fresh-toasted oak. Glenfiddich takes pride in providing a high-end sipping experience by aging their spirits in ex-bourbon American oak casks. With a long, gentle and nutty finish, the graduate in your life will savor this aged bourbon for as long as it lasts in their cabinet.

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Aventon Level Step-Through Commuter Ebike

Price: $1,799

The Aventon Level Step-Through Commuter Ebike is the perfect gift for the grad hoping to save some gas money on the way to work. After all, there’s nothing worse than spending a portion of your paycheck on (expensive) gas! This state-of-the-art electric bike has an average range of 40 miles, can reach a top speed of 28 mph and is equipped with a suspension fork for comfort. It also features built-in fenders and a versatile rack, so they can strap their stuff to the back. There’s no better way to beat the traffic than with this smooth ride!


T1 Narrow Diamond Hinged Bangle

Price: $11,000

For the college grad that deserves something extra special, consider a Tiffany treasure. While this bracelet may set you back a chunk of change, Tiffany’s legendary jewelry never goes out of style, and there is no exception with the T1 Narrow Diamond Hinged Bangle. Encrusted with diamonds and an elegant “T” motif at the center, this timeless piece will be your graduate’s newest wardrobe staple. 


Klasse14 Imperfect Line Watch

Price: $235

If your college graduate is a fan of functional art, perhaps the Klasse14 Imperfect Line Watch is for them. This modern watch is made of stainless steel with a silicone strap, making it comfortable to wear into the office or on a night out with friends. Available in black, white or brown, this wristwatch is customizable with engravings if you opt for their leather band. 

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High Standards + Revelry Escort Backpack

Price: $80

For the grad in search of a little post-college adventure, let us introduce the highly durable and secure High Standards + Revelry Escort Backpack. This slick black backpack is water-resistant and comes with a laptop divider for additional organization. To guarantee maximum security, the Escort is even lockable and is equipped with a hidden inner stash pocket—the perfect travel accessory!


CBD Relief Travel Set

Price: $37

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Something to add to your grad’s travel bag is NTY’s CBD Relief Travel Set. This travel set includes one vanilla mint balm for lips, one mini body oil and one mini relief cream. It’s the ideal present to gift any graduate whether they’re travel-crazed, gym-obsessed or anything in between. 

Best Gifts 2022

Rent the Runway Subscription

Price: $99 per month for 2 months and $144 per month (after)

Everyone knows that building your professional wardrobe is tedious and expensive. That’s why every college grad needs a Rent the Runway subscription, where they can obtain a forever-rotating closet of designer clothing for work, travel and weekend looks. Gifting a Rent the Runway subscription is an exceptional option for fashion-forward men and women!

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Noelle Dahl graduated from Sonoma State University in 2020 with a BA in English. Currently living in Huntington Beach, Noelle spends her days throwing pottery, combing the beach for seashells or planning her next adventure.


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