Dads & Grads Gift Guide

| Words by Bryson Smith

With Father's Day less than a week away and graduation (albeit in a strange form) going on all around us, you may be in need of a special gift for that rad dad or digital grad in your life. We've teamed up with some of our favorite brands to put together a special sale to help you grab the perfect gift this year, without breaking the bank. Our team put together our top picks below, check them out. Don't forget to use the discount code DADSNGRADS at checkout to get a deal!

Summer Shoes for Dad

XTRATUF Sharkbyte Slip Ons

If your dad is a fan of all things leather but needs a comfortable shoe as the summer heat picks up, then the Sharkbyte Perforated Leather Slip-On by XTRATUF is the perfect gift for dads looking to kick back this summer in style. The Sharkbyte is built with a slip-resistant outsole, making it perfect for transitioning between work and play. Grab a pair for an extra 25% off with the code DADSNGRADS at checkout and save some money while keeping dad styling.

Studio Quality Photos for Your Digital Grad

Moon UltraLight

Let's face it. Graduation wasn't exactly what your grad had in mind this year. We've all had to adapt and adjust our expectations. However, just because the celebration for your recent grad is digital or socially distanced, they should still have the tools to create lasting memories from this rite of passage. That's where the Moon UltraLight comes in. This ultra-portable mobile lighting solution allows you to create studio-quality self-portraits, brighten up those Zoom classes, and sharpen up all your mobile photography. The Moon UltraLight clips onto almost any smartphone, laptop, or tablet, so no matter what device your recent grad is rocking, the Moon UltraLight will work. Get yours for 20% off today with DADSNGRADS at checkout.

A New Pair of Shades for Adventures to Come

Armless Sunglasses For Adventure

Here at Nomad, we've been rocking Ombraz Armless Sunglasses since they first launched on Kickstarter. These adventure-ready shades are the world's first armless sunglasses. Rather than having plastic arms, Ombraz uses a super-durable cord to keep them resting comfortably on your face. The armless construction makes them pretty much crushproof, so they are perfect for the dad who keeps sitting on his shades and breaking them. Ombraz recently announced two new styles, Dolomite and Leggero. You can pre-order these styles for 20% off now, so kit out your dad or recent grad with a new pair of shades that will last a lifetime.

Nomad Mousepad

Desk Upgrades for Dad

Nothing upgrades dad's workspace like a Nomad Mousepad. If your dad is a fan of our leather products or leather in general, then Mousepad is the perfect complement to his desk set up. Built from 100% vegetable-tanned Horween leather, Mousepad is an excellent addition to any home office.

If you are looking for a gift for your recent grad, our Base Station Hub is the perfect one-stop device to keep all of your grad's gear charged up. With a USB-A and USB-C PD port plus a wireless charging pad, you can charge up to 4 devices at once with the Base Station Hub. It's the perfect gift for the tech-focused grad in your life. Be sure to use DADSNGRADS at checkout for 20% off.

Upgrade Dad's Campfire Game

The Pulaski Axe by Barebones Living

If you haven't heard of Barebones Living and you are regularly shopping for someone who considers themselves a "grillfather," then you've found the one-stop-shop you've been missing. Barebones makes all kinds of awesome tools for outdoor living - from thoughtfully designed gardening tools to well-built camping gear. They also make plenty of BBQ themed tools if your dad is the kind of guy who is already planning his 4th of July BBQ.

A personal favorite of ours is the Pulaski Axe, which will let anyone's inner lumberjack out. The smooth beechwood handle is wrapped around a 1/3" solid steel core, keeping the connection between head and handle super secure. Our favorite feature is the steel pommel, which really adds to the robust, utilitarian feel of the axe. You can get a Pulaski Axe for 20% off just in time for Father's Day.

If swinging an axe isn't what your recent grad has in mind, consider a cast iron pan from Barebones Living. Cast iron pans are the workhorse of the kitchen, and gifting one to a recent grad will surely help them on the path to culinary competency.

Fly Fishing Made Simple

The Sawtooth Rod by Tenkara Rod Co

Whether your dad or grad is a lifelong angler who is always looking for the latest new fishing gear or a beginner looking to get their fly wet, a Tenkara Rod is the perfect fishing gift this year. If you haven't head of Tenkara Fly Fishing, it's a minimalist, style of Fly Fishing that was developed in the Mountain streams of Japan. Tenkara Rods do not use a reel, simply a rod, a line and a fly. The simplicity of this system makes it easy for anyone to grab a rod and start with a package from Tenkara Rod Co. We are big fans of the Sawtooth Package which comes with the Sawtooth Rod, line, line holder, tippet and 3 flies to get you started. The Sawtooth has a lot of play, making small fish feel like a big catch. Get yours now for 30% off with DADSNGRADS at checkout.

A Seamless City to Trail Backpack

Kammok Burro Zip 18

Whether your recent grad is packing up to head to college for the first time or is entering the adult world post college, a backpack that can meet the challenges of work life but still serve as an adventure ready piece of gear is a must have. That's where the Burro pack line up from Kammok comes in. These modular packs are built for a seamless transition from city life to weekend adventure. The Burro line up is built from Adamas™ waterproof fabric for protection no matter what.

Our favorite is the Burro Zip 18. We especially like the removable back pad that doubles as a laptop sleeve. These kind of modular features are what separates Kammok from the rest and they really shine in the Burro Zip 18. Get yours for 20% off today, just remember to use the code DADSNGRADS at checkout.

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