~ CLOSED ~ Perfect Gifts for Dads and Grads {w/Giveaway}

I don’t know about you, but June is a busy month in our household! We have birthdays and anniversaries to celebrate, not to mention the all important dads and grads!

It’s often sometimes tough to come up with a gift that will be meaningful to the recipient but yet doesn’t tax the brain or the bank too much.

I find I can usually count on Hallmark to take some of the guess-work out of my shopping. They seem to always have the perfect gifts for every occasion, including Perfect Gifts for Dads and Grads.

This year is no exception, Hallmark has some really great gifts for all the dads and graduates on your list.

For the graduates, there are a variety of really awesome choices including:

Gifts for Dads and Grads

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go! gifts which take a page from the Dr. Seuss classic to celebrate and commemorate the celebrating send-off of the graduates in our lives. There are Luggage Tags and Key Chains ranging in price from MSRP $9.95 – $12.95.

I love the cute My First Graduation Frame which is ceramic, holds a 4×6 photo of a special little graduate and is only $16.95.

Another favourite of mine is the really unique little suitcase, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” gift card holder. It’s the ideal place to stash some cash or gift cards.

For dad, there is a really large choice of Father’s Day must-haves including:

Gifts for Dads and Grads

Assorted BBQ gear which is always the perfect gift for any outdoor chef. Some options available this year at Hallmark is an Outdoor Chef Apron which is made of durable fabric with plenty of pockets, Outdoor Chef Grill Mitt which is well padded and insulated and “Best Chef” BBQ Grill Towel.  These would make really great gifts either packaged together or given individually. They are all reasonably priced too, ranging from MSRP $8.95 – $19.95.

The Sentimental Signs, made of wood, perfect for the man cave and signalling “Good Vibes” or “Life is Good” to all who enter are a perfect option too.  MSRP $29.95 each.

A few of my favourites that my hubby would love are the Beer Flight with 4 Glasses (MSRP $29.95/set), Coaster Set (MSRP $9.95) and the Epic Dad Copper Mug (MSRP $16.95), featuring a recipe for Moscow Mule that will definitely stay nicely chilled served in this mug!

Hallmark makes it easy to help the grad go places in their life with fun and thoughtful gifts for their milestone achievement. They also make it easy to give the dads, husbands, and sons a memorable Father’s Day.

Remember the Epic Dad Copper Mug featuring a recipe for Moscow Mule? While we are giving one away to one very lucky reader!

Gifts for Dads and Grads

DATES –  Giveaway closes at 11:59 PM on June 24th, 2016

ELIGIBILITY – Open to residents of Canada 18+ (Void in Quebec) (No PO Boxes please)

TO ENTER – Using the Giveaway Tools form below, simply follow the instructions, complete the mandatory entry, (which unlocks the optional entries),  plus any or all the optional entries for your chance to win this prize!

Good luck everyone!


  1. We’re taking my husband and his dad out to brunch!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I will no doubt be going upstairs to my sons for a celebration breakfast. It’s nice being a guest after all these years. :-)

  3. Anne Taylor says:

    We will all be gathering at my dad’s house. He has just sold it and this will be the last Father’s Day we celebrate in his house of 54 years.

  4. Lynda Cook says:

    No plans this year for anything, such a boring year!!

  5. For Father’s Day, the family are going to go out to the park for a picnic.

  6. Florence C says:

    I am planning a family BBQ for the weekend to celebrate Father’sDay.

  7. no big plans… guess i had better get on it ! maybe a bbq? but that would mean ‘dad’ would have to stand at the bbq….hmmmm….

  8. Tracy D says:

    We plan to go out for lunch and mini golf! No grads this year :)

  9. Christine Murray says:

    We are going to celebrate with a bbq.

  10. Julie F says:

    Our daughters usually have a BBQ!

  11. WENDY BARRETTE says:

    I love the idea of a small unique suit case for where they may go- I know my kids loved the surprises they got every time I would send them a small box family news, some home-made goodies and something I made by hand.

  12. Christine Holliday says:

    I have no plans…Everybody is away! and no grads this year…

  13. Silvia D says:

    no special plans, hubby has to work most of the day, kids will give him his gifts and we will have a BBQ in the evening.

  14. We are going to spend Father’s Day at the lake, fishing

  15. We’re taking my husband and his dad out for supper

  16. Doris Calvert says:

    Our dad passed away a little over a year ago, and we miss him so much but he loved our annual Fathers Day BBQ, our family has a few so we are going to celebrate our dad all together.

  17. DeAnna Keller says:

    We’ll be taking my dad and my husband to the zoo!

  18. Ginger Gervais says:

    The kids and I buy dad gifts and cake :)

  19. Laurie Bolduc-Cadieux says:

    We plan on going out for a boat ride, fishing and having a BBQ for dad this year.

  20. We are planning a family BBQ for Father’s day.

  21. ruth moreira-lozon says:

    My dad is away for Father’s Day this year, so we will be spending it with my in-laws who live a few hours away.

  22. sabina Edwards says:

    My youngest convocated this year after 2 yrs in her program..now she needs to find full time employment (but prob wil be moving home at the end of july) . My husbands new job (the 2nd one this yr) starts on saturday so he’ll be working sunday ..don’t really plan on doing anything here til my son and DIL come to visit us :)

  23. We’re having a BBQ this Father’s Day!
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  24. Israel Y says:

    just a nice picnic in the park is the plan

  25. Mary Anne LaRocque-Ouamar says:

    Well unfortunately I am not in Canada atm. So I”m missing the Celebration. However, I did purchase my Dad a new couch before I left. See he is a stroke victim, as well as can’t see or hear good. He cannot walk. He does not like hospital type bed. No support. So he prefers sleeping on couches. I have also won a $50 Home Depot Gift Card on Twitter so I instructed my Mom to buy him something he wants. It will be their 50th Anniversary on July 23. So I will make it up to both then.

  26. Jeanna Massman says:

    We will take my husband out for dinner at his favorite restaurant on Fathers Day. My great-nephew graduated from high school this spring.

  27. Leslie Crosbie says:

    My son just made me a Grandma to a beautiful baby

  28. Sclowsupernatural666 says:

    My plans for Father’s Day is a bbq and a movie night

  29. We are having a BBQ with the whole family :)

  30. Cassie Fancy says:

    My husband really enjoys cars We will be spending the Day at a Fathers day show and shine . Bouncy houses bbq and of course cars

  31. Angela September says:

    no one graduating this year but we plan to spend an awesome day together as a family out and about

  32. Laurie P says:

    My baby brother just graduated, with distinction, from university……so very proud of him!

  33. Theresa C. says:

    We are going to our daughter’s graduation this year – so exciting!

  34. We spend Father’s Day doing things together!

  35. Kathy marcella says:

    Breakfast in bed for my husband and then an afternoon BBQ w family

  36. Allie f says:

    We are going to a film and having a BBQ!!

  37. Belinda McNabb says:

    we are having a big family brunch

  38. Just throw the football around in the park. . Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :)

  39. Tara Betterley says:

    For Fathers Day I am going to spend it with my hubby and his best friend (who recently lost his dad) and I will invite my father over for dinner.

  40. Kim Tanti says:

    For Fathers day we are going to our son’s home for salmon on cedar planks on the B.B.Q. We have a daughter who is graduating from grade 8.

  41. Heidi c. says:

    I am going to prepare a special breakfast then we will be going to Church after which a BBQ is being held.

  42. Maggie C says:

    The weather is great in Toronto – doing a big bbq party with family and friends for my dad!

  43. Nobody graduating this year and just did a lunch for fathers day.

  44. angela m says:

    We went on a road trip and had a BBQ picnic

  45. We went to the beach, had a bbq and just spent time together!

  46. Nate Fuller says:

    My plan was to relax on Father’s Day and my plan went perfectly!

  47. Diana Powell says:

    My niece is graduating grade 8 today . So very proud of her.

  48. Robyn L says:

    a friend’s daughter is graduating grade 12.
    my Dad has passed away a number of years ago but have hubby to make celebrations for.

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