Got Buyer’s Block? 6 Unique Gifts For All Types of Grads & Dads

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Stumped on what to get your Dad or Grad? Got buyer's block? Here are six unique gift ideas for Father's Day and Graduation Day, courtesy of BabbleBoxx.

Have you ever suffered from gift buyer’s block? It’s kind of similar to writer’s block where you simply can’t start writing. It’s especially bad when you are under a deadline. Well, there are a few deadlines looming for those guys in your life. (In fact, some may have already passed!) Think about those grads who after toiling for years trying to graduation have finally accomplished it! And what about good ol’ dad? He deserves a least one day of recognition (and…eh hem…spoiling) each year, right? But the hardest thing is finding that perfect gift, one that fits his likes or needs. And that’s where buyer’s block comes into play. Well, never fear! Thanks to the help of BabbleBoxx, I have six unique gifts that can help you break through that buyer’s block for Father’s Day, Grad Day, or Any day. And some of the items on this list have some discounts if you act now so read on! (*Disclosure below.)

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Gifts are either good or bad. It all depends on how much thought, time, and effort you put into it. And if you are searching for gift ideas for Dad and Grads right now, I’m guessing you are a bit out of time. But don’t worry, I’m pretty sure one of these ideas will work.

From golfing to learning more about your ancestry and heritage to making sure your dad or grad is nicely pampered under his outer clothes, here are some ideas. And what about a unique tie? One that he doesn’t already have? Or how about some brew? I’m talking cold (coffee) brew here! Or maybe cap off the celebration with an actual cap!

Here are the specific things I’m talking about:

  • U.S. Open Championship 2019 Tickets
  • MyHeritage DNA test kit
  • Hanes Ultimate Men’s Comfort Flex Fit Ultra Soft Boxer Briefs & Hanes Ultimate Men’s Comfort Fit White Crewneck Undershirt
  • A Unique Tie from
  • Grady’s Cold Brew – Bean Bag Cold Brew Kit
  • Black Clover Hat

Read on for the details as well as some limited-time discounts.

Tickets to the 119th U.S. Open Championship in Pebble Beach, CA

I’m going to guess that there are quite a few golfers out there. At one point in my life, I bought a set of cheap golf clubs and started teaching myself how to swing at the local driving range. I wasn’t very good. And then my clubs were stolen from my car. I took that as a sign that I probably should give up on my golf career.

BabbleBoxx Gifts for Grads & Dads - 2019 U.S. Open tickets

But that shouldn’t stop me or anyone else from enjoying the sport and observing the professionals! The U.S. Open has a long history with Father’s Day. And in 2019, it’s being hosted at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, CA (a beautiful spot). So why not get that dad or grad tickets to the 2019 U.S. Open Championship?

Tickets go on sale on June 11, 2018, with ticket packages starting at just $60. You can learn more about the 2019 U.S. Open after June 11th, 2018 here.

Learn More About Your Family History with MyHeritage DNA

DNA testing and understanding my family’s history is particularly interesting to me. I was adopted when I was a baby, and I don’t really know that much about my family history or DNA ancestry. While I fully embrace my adoptive parents’ history, it is always interesting to understand where one truly comes from.

BabbleBoxx Gifts for Grads & Dads - MyHeritage DNA kit

With the MyHeritage DNA test kit, you can get DNA information including understanding who you might be related to based on the DNA you have in common. And the more people who participate in DNA testing means there is a greater possibility of finding that long-lost relative. With the test results, you can also discover your true ethnicity from over 42 supported ethnicities in the MyHeritage database.

The DNA test kit comes with instructions, a serial number to get your results, a cheek swab and vial for collecting your DNA, and a postage-paid envelope to send your DNA off for testing. NOTE: use the code BABBLEBOXX1 for free shipping here (and ALSO, the kit is on sale for $59 until June 17th, 2018)!

Ultra-Comfortable Hanes Boxer Briefs & Undershirts

Getting clothes as a gift is pretty awesome, but sometimes it’s what’s under those clothes that makes a difference. I’m pretty particular about my undershirts and boxers. If they aren’t comfortable, it’s simply not worth wearing them! So while you might think that fancy clothes are the best bet for your dad or grad, it’s almost easier to get something that isn’t really seen by the public. No need to choose patterns or styles or colors, just comfort!

BabbleBoxx Gifts for Grads & Dads - Hanes Boxers & Undershirts

The Hanes Ultimate Men’s Comfort Flex Fit Ultra Soft Boxer Briefs are super soft and features FreshIQ which provides odor protection. They are also designed to wick away moisture (like when you sweat). They are stretchable and don’t have an annoying tag (yay!). The Hanes Ultimate Men’s Comfort Fit White Crewneck Undershirt are extremely soft as well (like the boxers), have the moisture wicking tech as well, and a collar that won’t get out of shape.

And, if you want to save 50%, just click on the links above to go to and get the discount!

And, Of Course, There Is Always a Tie (from

I used to love wearing unique ties. But then I started working in tech and suddenly “business casual” came along and now I actually rarely wear one. It’s too bad actually because I feel that the styles and designs have really evolved over the years. And, there seems to also be a resurgence of “older styles” as well, so now really seems to be an excellent time to wear ties. Wearing unique and fun ties can help you define your style.

BabbleBoxx Gifts for Grads & Dads - unique tie from has a huge selection of styles from which to choose. While I’m a bit more conservative in my tastes, it’s nice to know that if I wanted to “make a statement” there is a tie to match that! And for dads and grads, you can’t go wrong with a tie as a gift. The tie shown above is the Luther Tie which sports a small scale floral print. But take a look at the Blue Polka Dot Canary Tie, or the Prowling Foxes Tie, or (for the golf lovers) the Oh, The Possibili-tees Tie, or even the Jules Tie.

If you use the following code on – TIESXBABBLE15 – you get 15% off your order.

How About A Cold Brew, the Coffee Kind

Personally, I haven’t tried a cold brew coffee. I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to coffee. Or maybe I’m just a bit boring. I make my iced coffee with cold leftover coffee from the morning. I think I’m missing out actually! If your dad or grad likes or loves coffee, you should ask them what they think about cold brew coffee. You may find a gift in the waiting right there.

BabbleBoxx Gifts for Grads & Dads - Grady's Cold Brew

Grady’s Cold Brew Bean Bag Cold Brew Kit is one of those potential gifts that the receiver can easily share with others. Traditional cold brewing is a bit involved. But not with this Grady’s Cold Brew Kit. Inside this portable kit are a bunch of literal “bean bags” (which have ground coffee beans, chicory, and spices) which you soak overnight. Once the soaking is completed, you dispose or recycle the bean bags and you are left with the pouch full of concentrated cold brew coffee. Each kit makes 36 servings, so there is plenty to go around. Then you can use your imagination on different cold brew concoctions!

On the Grady’s Cold Brew site, use code BABBLEBOXX20 to get 20% off. This code is valid through June 30th, 2018!

And To Cap It All Off, a Black Clover Hat

In a previous BabbleBoxx campaign, I received a Black Clover Hat. And I have to say it is the most comfortable one that I have owned yet. There are a ton of different styles to choose from on the Black Clover store, one that is sure to please your dad or grad. Protecting your head or face from the sun is something everyone should do. And with Black Clover, you can do it in style.

BabbleBoxx Gifts for Grads & Dads - Black Clover hat

The Black Clover hats are extremely well made, you can feel it. The feature that I like the best is the padded headband. This feature is NOT making headline…literally! And it adds to the snugness and the comfort, as well as keeping your brow dry from sweat. I also particularly like the phrase “Live Lucky!” on the side – good words to live by.

If you use the code LUCKY15 you can get 15% off your order on the Black Clover website through June 30th, 2018.

Happy Father’s Day and Congrats to the Grads!

Hopefully these ideas, courtesy of BabbleBoxx, allowed you to break through that buyer’s block. It’s important at these times to recognize the accomplishments of the graduates as well as remind dad that he’s special. I’m personally excited to test these items out! Hope they helped!

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by I have a material connection because I received a sample of a product for consideration in preparing to write this content. I was/am not expected to return this item after my review period. All opinions within this article are my own and are typically not subject to the editorial review from any 3rd party. More information can be found on my About page.

HTD says: Congrats to the Graduates and Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and father figures out there! These gift ideas from BabbleBoxx can definitely help you overcome that “buyer’s block” and choose the perfect gift for the occasion!

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