· By Luis Chavez

Gift ideas for Dads and Grads

Gift ideas for Dads and Grads

In June, many families are celebrating dads and grads. Dad certainly deserves a special Father’s Day with all he does throughout the year. And graduating students also merit recognition for all they have accomplished. Now, it’s up to you to find gifts that celebrate these special occasions.

This year, skip the usual suspects, and opt for items tailored to their specific style and personality. For instance, tech gifts are perfect to begin your search, so get the scoop from someone who knows. Emmy Award-winning technology and trends reporter Brett Larson offers his take on the top five tech gifts for both dads and grads.

1. SunBriteTV’s Signature Series SB-4660HD. Give Dad the TV experience he has always wanted with SunBrite’s all-weather televisions. They’re actually designed for outdoor use, which means any backyard can become a modern entertainment space for barbecues, favorite sports games or family movie nights. Imagine the possibilities—you know dad can.

2. LG TONE+ Wireless Stereo Headset. In a world where practically everything is wireless, your headset should be, too. The LG Tone+, with stereo-quality sound and Bluetooth technology, is lightweight and easy to wear. It’s perfect for grads who want to listen to music while working out, or dads who need to make calls while commuting. The noise-canceling technology and long-lasting battery make it ideal in virtually every situation.

3. Dell B1165nfw Mono Laser Multifunction Printer. If dad has a small office or works from home, the Multifunction Printer has everything he’ll need. Its wireless capabilities will let him print all kinds of documents, web content and photos from any mobile device, meaning smartphones and tablets are fair game. The Mono Laser printer can also scan, copy and fax documents, so it also completes any dorm room.

4. Carbonite. Dads and grads, or anyone with a computer, definitely need automatic cloud backup and stress-free data recovery. With one flat fee, Carbonite automatically backs up all of your files via cloud technology. That allows dad or busy students the ability to access stored files from any device with Internet connectivity just by signing in online. Restoring files is easy, so business files, schoolwork and priceless memories aren’t lost forever.

5. VTech InnoTab 2S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet. Don’t forget any pint-sized grads this year with VTech’s InnoTab 2S. The tablet is great for tots anywhere from 3 to 9 years old and puts them on the fast track to learning. Parents can help kids choose from hundreds of e-books, games, apps and educational videos to find appropriate yet entertaining content. Family vacations and road trips will be a breeze if the little ones are occupied.