Grads and Dads GIft Guide

Discover the Best Gifts to Surprise Your Dad and Favorite Grad this June

Graduation season is upon us, and if you have a special grad in your life, a meaningful gift is the perfect way of showing them how proud you are of their amazing achievements. 

June is also a time to celebrate dads, granddads, and all father figures. On Father’s Day, show your love and appreciation with a thoughtful gift which will be cherished forever.

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift to thank your dad for always being there for you, or you’re after an unforgettable Graduation Day treat, here are some stunning gift ideas to inspire you.

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Father’s Day Gifts To Spoil Your Dad

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An Elegant Accutron Timepiece

A prestigious Accutron wristwatch is, without a doubt, one of the best gifts for Father’s Day. The iconic watchmaker is known for combining the timeless appeal of great design with the technical excellence of Swiss watchmaking to create the perfect timepiece.

Offering the world's first full electronic watch in 1960, Accutron literally changed time. The brand's revolutionary timekeeping technology was so precise that NASA brought the Accutron movement into the Space Age by installing it in the Apollo spacecraft.

Whether your dad prefers an elegant sports watch or a classic vintage-inspired design, Accutron offers a wide range of timepiece models throughout its collections, so you’re sure to find the perfect one for your dad no matter what his style is.

He’ll be over the moon when you give him the exquisite Accutron timepiece you chose especially for him. And, whenever he wears his precious gift, he’ll always be reminded of you!

A Stunning IWC Schaffhausen Wristwatch

If your dad is a watch enthusiast or connoisseur, another great gift option is an IWC Schaffhausen timepiece. The luxury Swiss watchmaker is renowned for crafting exquisite chronographs and calendars, which are ingenious, robust, and easy to use.

As an early pioneer in the world of aviation and military watches nearly a century ago, IWC is synonymous with precise and dependable pilot’s watches, which are now treasured sports timepieces - and make for an unforgettable gift for the aviation-buff dad or granddad!

Your dad will love how elegant he looks sporting his new IWC timepiece around his wrist. And, for the fashion-forward dad, combining his wristwatch with chic cufflinks or a snazzy bracelet will be a blast.

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Dazzling Harry Kotlar Earrings

If you’re wondering whether jewelry is a good graduation gift, the answer is “definitely yes”! College grads work super hard when kick-starting their careers, and acknowledging their dedication by treating them to luxuries they can't quite afford yet is an incredibly meaningful gesture.

Better yet, opt for a timeless jewelry piece they can wear forever, such as a stunning pair of Harry Kotlar earrings - which are known for being meticulously hand-crafted and for featuring the finest-cut diamonds. Your grad will be so excited with such a precious gift!

A Lavish Hearts On Fire Bracelet

Diamond jewelry is timeless. And a classic diamond bracelet is an unforgettable graduation gift which will stand the test of time and be cherished forever.

If your favorite grad is all about glitz and glamour, then a Hearts On Fire bracelet is a no-brainer. The brand is renowned for having the world's most perfectly cut diamonds, which boast incomparable light reflection, making these bracelets’ beauty unmatched.

Whether you opt for an elegant tennis bracelet, a stunning bangle, or a dazzling cuff, you’ll leave your favorite grad speechless with their exquisite new graduation bracelet.

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A Timeless Mikimoto Necklace

Mikimoto cultured pearls are timeless treasures. Synonymous with high-quality cultured pearls and exceptional craftsmanship, Mikimoto necklaces combine timeless sophistication with modern design - making for one of the best gifts for a college graduate.

With your favorite grad starting a new chapter, a timeless pearl graduation necklace will be the perfect addition to their fresh jewelry collection. They’ll definitely cherish getting a staple piece they can wear for years to come, such as a classic Mikimoto strand of pearls, an elegant pearl pendant, or a stunning station necklace.

Pearls are all the rage in 2021, and have been seen in the hottest fashion shows the world over. And the best part about pearl jewelry is that not only is it in vogue, but it’s also timeless and versatile. So, your grad will love wearing their new precious pearls both to work and on a night out!

Where to Find the Best Grads and Dads Gifts in the Bay Area?

Whether you want to surprise your dad or new grad, Shreve & Co. is your go-to jewelry store in San Francisco and Palo Alto, CA.

As the oldest retail jeweler in the state of California, our expertise is unmatched. Our experienced staff is ready to help you find the perfect gift for your loved ones, no matter the occasion.

We're renowned for our stunning selection of luxury timepieces and fine jewelry beautifully crafted by renowned designers like Harry Kotlar, Hearts On Fire, Mikimoto, Patek Philippe, IWC, and much more.

Visit us on Post Street in San Francisco or in Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto.

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