Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads

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It’s the time of year for gifting our favorite dads (Father’s Day is June 21st) and graduates…so Amy and I pulled together a few ideas to help make your shopping and gift-giving a little easier.
Father's Day gift ideas | 11 Magnolia Lane

Our husbands are both fabulous bartenders; mine has wanted a new shaker for ages so I paired it with the neatest silicone ice cube trays that make perfect square ice cubes.  He was able to make me a delicious coconut mojito with his new tools (recipe coming soon), so that was a win-win!  I also picked up a four-pack of Old Brooklyn root beer, which my kids swear is the best, and we all enjoyed root beer floats for dessert.

Father's Day grilling gift ideas | 11 Magnolia Lane
And because my husband loves to grill or smoke on his Big Green Egg, we also bought him some new grill-related “tools.”  The veggie basket is my new favorite way to prepare vegetables, and the stainless kabob skewers are reusable and easy to clean.

It’s also Graduation time, for a special gift for a friend moving on from high school to college, Amy filled a storage basket with some towels, desk essentials like a cute clipboard and notepads and a wall chalkboard to track assignments, and a pretty frame, all useful gifts for someone starting off in a new dorm room or first apartment.

Fill a Homegoods storage basket with college essentials for an easy yet thoughtful gift for a Graduate.


After filling the storage basket with goodies, she wrapped it in cellophane and attached a printable quote {this one found HERE}. It’s a personalized gift that hopefully will start her college days off in a pretty and organized fashion!




Sources:  All of the goodies that we found are available at HomeGoods.


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  1. adriana esparta says

    I loved the veggie basket!!
    And Viva Walt Disney!!!

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