Our College Holiday Gift Guide: Stuff for Your Dad Under $25.00

You ever notice how your dad always foots the bill for everything? Whether it's tuition, a car, your rent – this is a man that deserves a very nice thank-you gift this year. Of course, with money tight, it's hard to find a way to show you appreciate all the time and energy he's poured into you, your fam, and most importantly, your education. Wanna give him something that's great but not too expensive? Check out these four suggestions for the number one dude in your life:


For the Guy That Likes Suds with His Buds: Is your dad big on having all his friends over for every sporting event under the sun? Help him show off with this cool monogrammed beer pitcher from Pottery Barn ($15.00; mongramming costs an additional $6.50). This classy gift is made of thick glass and allows for one initial on the front (which easily identifies his brew from the rest of his bros).

For the Tech Junkie Jonesin' for a New Toy: You might not be able to afford a fancy iPad or a Kindle, but you can splurge on a flexible multi-media keyboard (Geeks.com; $18.99). This rubbery accessory easily rolls up and allows your dad to take his computing on the road. (Bonus: It's easy to clean and can be wiped down or shaken out without damaging the keys.)

For the Outdoorsy Dude That Can't Get Enough of Sun n' Fun:  Does good ole' dad like to hit the links and grill up a storm in his spare time? Combine his two favorite passions with this Golfers BBQ Set (Uncommon Goods, $25.00). Designed to look like golf clubs, these barbecue utensils are a great way to help him usher in the spring AND get him inspired to come up with some new rub recipes.

For the Couch Potato With Time to Spare: If your daddy dearest is anything like mine, he prefers to hide out inside during the long winter months with his favorite movies, music, and books. Sound familiar? Why not introduce him to a new series tha isn't CSI, Two and a Half Men, or Dancing with the Stars? Amazon.com is currently offering a great holiday deal on some of the best TV boxed sets including the first season of Mad Men DVD set (now just $16.99 – a whopping discount from it's usual $39.98 price tag).

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