Gifts for Dads and Grads Who Love TV
It’s that time of year again! The kids are snagging diplomas and dads are being celebrated. And you are left with wondering what to get them. Well, if you have a TV freak on your gift list, there’s tons of fun stuff out there that say “you’re the best!” in the best way possible.
Parenthood Complete Series
It’s never too late to become a Braverman! All six seasons of the terrific, tearful series starring Lauren Graham, Peter Krause and Dax Shepard are bundled in this collection that says “I love you, dad” better than any tie.
Glee: The Complete Series
Any graduate heading off to study theater, teaching or music would so want this box set featuring 34 discs, 121 episodes, and what must be thousands of musical numbers, plus five hours of special features. Just don’t look for a lot of Tina Cohen-Chang. Poor girl never got a lot of love on this show.
How I Met Your Mother: The Whole Story
Yes, it all ended up being about Ted and Robin, but the real heart of HIMYM was always former college roomies Ted and Marshall. So pass this one along to the graduates on your list who are worried about getting along with the stranger who’ll soon be sharing their dorms!
Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Collection
This actually is your father’s BSG! Before the exquisite Syfy reboot wowed the world, ABC jumped on the Star Wars wagon in 1978 with the original tale of a rag-tag fugitive fleet fleeing Cylon tyranny. Remastered for the first time ever in widescreen, this set includes the original TV movie (with scenes not shown on TV), the full series, and the oft-forgotten spin-off, Galactica 1980.
Marvel Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide
Got a Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.LD. fan on your list this summer? Slide ’em a full-color dossier on every hero and villain in the Marvelverse, including the TV show’s Deathlok, Mockingbird and Quake.
World War II: The Definitive Visual Collection
Like a Ken Burns documentary without the PBS pledge breaks, this newly expanded edition of this authoritative tome features guides to battlefields and memorial sites, photo-filled looks at uniforms and weapons, and a celebration of the work done on the home front.
Ultimate Star Wars
Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels and the Cartoon Network’s late great Star Wars: The Clone Wars get some major love in a coffee table treasure trove of character descriptions, timelines, and weapon rundowns fit for a Jedi padawan. We ain’t sithing you!
Nocking Point Wine
(prices vary, nockingpointwines.com)
Arrow‘s Stephen Amell isn’t just a superhero. He’s also a superstar when it comes to charity. Which makes his line of wines—created with pal Andrew Harding—a great gift to give and give back. Each month, Nocking Point Gives puts an item up for auction on eBay, with proceeds going to various charities. In addition, Arrow fans can find vinos with show-inspired names like “Verdant” and “Year Two: New Bow.”
Profile Skin Care
(prices vary, profile4men.com)
Rob Lowe and skin care? Yes, please! The hotter-with-age heartthrob—about to bless our screens on Fox’s The Grinder this fall—has crafted a face-saver line pumped with a proprietary blend of oat extract and Yerba Mate Tea. They might not end up looking as good as Lowe, but with his toxin and GMO-free collection, they’ll at least look better than they did before hitting too many graduation bashes.
Samsung Gear S
Get your go-go-gadget fix with this sleek wearable that takes calls and texts, monitors your steps, and makes the perfect partner for Samsung’s dazzling Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Oh, and how much do we love the Smart Remote app that lets us control our TVs?!
Poseidon Titanium by Reactor
Time to look famous? You’ve seen these gorgeous timepieces on the wrists of TV and movie stars all over the place, including Sly Stallone and the coaching staff of the St. Louis Cardinals. Now you can hook up pop with one…for a price. Lightweight, protected from saltwater corrosion, packaged with both a titanium and rubber straps, and safe for depths down to 3300 feet, this limited edition creation might require you to team up with some of your siblings to cover the cost. But come on…Rocky has one!
Beats Studio Headphones
There is no shame in dad’s game if he straps on these beats by Dre beasts to tune out the world now and then. Soft, roomy leatherette ear cushions fit over the ears, noise-cancellation tech shuts down ambient sounds, and the foldable headphone design, as well as the wireless setup that connects to TVs and tablets, makes it easy to pack ’em up and go.
The future of tech is in the wearable world and Samsung is ready to slip it around our necks with these futuristic earbuds. Designed like a necklace with a magnetic clamp that attaches each earpiece when not being worn, the sweat-proof, Bluetooth-enabled set pairs seamlessly with your favorite gadget, charges in a flash, and (god save us all) eliminates the need for wires…so you can stream Netflix on your tablet while toiling away on the treadmill without snagging the cord! Available in blue, white and black.