(3)Gift Ideas for Daddies and Grads

It may be the only vacation on the timetable that rhymes.

We ’re suggesting to amulti-week span of celebrating both “ Daddies and Grads,” in which Father’s Day shares the limelight with all those hardworking scholars who are jubilantly tossing mortarboards into the air — and ever you have to come up with gifts to celebrate the hard work of both.


Two effects are certain Dad does n’t need (or inescapably indeed want) another tie, and gold pens for grads are about as passe as tutoring penmanship in academy.

Then are more ideas to inspire you and get your creative authorities flowing

• Commodity (Semi-) Practical. Every sprat going off to council or graduate academy will want to epitomize his or her new livingspace.However, they ’ll presumably genuflect before a framed art print of the original 1984 Macintosh computer, which was just named No, If they ’re expiring entrepreneurs. 3 on Time magazine’s list of “ The 50 Most Influential Widgets of All Time.”
And if the print includes an inspirational quotation from Appleco-founder Steve Jobs himself — a la “ The people who are crazy enough to change the world frequently do” — so much the better.

• Commodity They ’ll Always Remember. It’s been said that watches “ telegraph” who we’re — or who you aspire to be — to the rest of the world. So when The Wall Street Journal uses the word “ perfect” to describe Baume & Mercier’s Clifton line of watches for men, you know they ’ll be appreciated for times to come.

Does Dad like to conduct his inner “ Frenetic Men” mannish fineness of decades past? Also the ideal Father’s Day gift is the Clifton 10055 watch. It has a 43 mm case, a black alligator swatch, a sun satin finish, a tableware- colored dial with moon phase, day, month and central hand functions. It’s sure to give pater a memory he ’ll noway forget.

As for grads, one critic gushed that the affordable new Classima 10214 model from the same Swiss watchmaker — complete with 40 mm polished sword case, blue sword hands, Roman numbers and a lined guilloche scenery dial — enables those “ on the threshold of their careers to treat themselves to a watch on a par with their intentions.” Protect both watches atwww.baume-et-mercier.com or by calling 1-800-MERCIER. Free gift wrapping and drawing are offered for all purchases.

• Commodity They Can Do Together. It bears repeating that fathers, as Psychology Moment says, not only “ give (their children) with blessing and recognition,” but also help them come “ more independent and tone-assertive.”

In other words, they can noway bond enough. Ergo, buy pater and your mongrel tickets to some event they both like — be it a ball game or a musicale — and perhaps indeed spring for regale out latterly.