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5 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads

(StatePoint) Whether you’re shopping for Father’s Day or celebrating the accomplishments of a graduating senior, make a point of selecting thoughtful, unforgettable gifts this “dads and grads” season. Here are five ideas to get you started.

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Tuesday 05/01/2018
5 Stand-Out Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(StatePoint) Need a Mother’s Day gift that truly shines? Take these fun and practical ideas into consideration.

5 Creative Gift Ideas for Your Valentine
Updated: February 01, 2018 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Looking to surprise your loved one this Valentine’s Day with something a bit different? Check out these five creative gift ideas that will help make the day special.

Thursday 12/07/2017
Fun Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids Exploring Math, Science, Art and More
Updated: December 07, 2017 - 4:36 am

(StatePoint) When shopping for children this holiday season, remember that the best gifts will pull double-duty and be not only fun, but educational too.

Friday 12/01/2017
Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas
Updated: December 01, 2017 - 4:38 am

(StatePoint) Holiday shopping can be a source of stress for anyone, but particularly for procrastinators. Need some last-minute gift ideas? Think about readily accessible, yet thoughtful items that don’t require a lengthy shipping process.

Wednesday 11/29/2017
How to Find the Ideal Holiday Gift for Her
Updated: November 29, 2017 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) A holiday gift is much more than a simple present. It’s a reflection of the relationship being celebrated. While finding the perfect gift may seem intimidating, it doesn’t have to be.

Tuesday 11/14/2017
Coffee Table Books for Holiday Gift-Giving
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) While book lovers sometimes turn to digital for their literature fix, when it comes to coffee table books, print rules. Coffee table books are not only sources of knowledge, but also high impact art statements. For this reason, they make great holiday gifts.

Friday 11/10/2017
Gift and Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Those with Active Hobbies
Updated: November 10, 2017 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) It’s the gift-giving season and rather than give generic presents to everyone you love, consider thoughtful items that will make their lives easier and hobbies more fulfilling.

Thursday 11/09/2017
STEAM Books Make Great Gifts for Kids This Holiday Season
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:33 pm

(StatePoint) Add joy to the holiday season with exciting books for kids. Think about choices focusing on STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) that encourage the pursuit for knowledge and offer opportunities for immersive, learning experiences.

Great Ideas for Holiday Gifts that Keep on Giving
Updated: December 09, 2017 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) The holidays come and go so quickly, and while many tokens of love and friendship are enjoyed and then forgotten, this year, consider items that make a more lasting impact.

Thursday 09/14/2017
Children’s Gifts that Combine Fun and Learning
Updated: September 14, 2017 - 4:39 am

(StatePoint) Shopping for a toddler? Whatever the occasion, the best ways to maximize fun are with gifts that inspire the imagination and help kids learn.

Monday 08/21/2017
Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers
Updated: August 21, 2017 - 4:34 am

(StatePoint) More babies are born in September than any other month of the year, and if there are a lot of new babies in your life, you may be wondering what the best gifts are to welcome them into the world. Remember, many babies will be inundated with onesies which they will quickly outgrow, so why not consider gifts that will encourage them to meet their developmental milestones in the coming years?

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