Two groups we love dearly—dads and grads—are being honored soon. While a handwritten note or card can express your feelings, we’ve also rounded up a few gifts to commemorate the occasion. Check out these six picks fit for the world’s best dad or your top of the class grad.
The year holds special significance for high school and college graduates; mark it with a collector’s coin they can cherish for a lifetime. Similarly, many men enjoy carrying a commemorative coin in the pocket as a daily reminder of significant events—or in this case their Irish heritage.
They’ll know he’s an Irishman when he uses this pen to signed on the dotted line. This green pen, which features a shamrock, the Claddagh, and Celtic knot work symbols, is sure to make an autograph shine. Take it one step further by purchasing a coordinating notepad or journal and then writing dad a note to tell him what he means to you or giving the graduate a few words of inspiration for the path ahead.
Want an easy, laidback gift for both boy and girl graduates as well as all the fathers on your list? Get a baseball cap—a shamrock one to be specific. They can subtly sport Irish pride with this classic cap that’s sure to become a fast favorite for Saturday mornings or lazy days on the lake.
We’ve found the perfect gift for active or retired military who are of Irish descent. Maybe you know a graduate who is headed off to serve or your dad is among our country’s patriots, either way this simple yet meaningful cross will keep both you and Ireland close to his heart.
Personalized gifts convey an added layer of thoughtfulness. This classic silver pocketknife with both his name and a Celtic knot is a piece that is sure to be treasured for years to come.
Girl and boy graduates, as well as dads, are sure to love this unique trinity plaque that is set on slate. Dads will find the plaque a welcome addition to display Irish heritage in the office, while graduates can take a piece of heritage off to college (or a first apartment!) as a reminder of their roots.