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Celebrating Dads and Grads: A Quintessential Gift Guide

As spring transitions into summer, it’s a season of celebration for two significant milestones: Father’s Day and Graduation. Whether you’re honoring the dads who have guided us through life’s journey or celebrating the achievements of graduates embarking on new adventures, it’s a time to show appreciation and support. Finding the perfect gift can sometimes be a challenge, but fear not! We at American Art Décor have compiled the ultimate gift guide for each occasion.

Celebrating Dads

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to show appreciation for the special man in your life. Whether it’s your dad, stepdad, grandfather, or father figure, dads deserve to be celebrated for their unwavering dedication. From the car enthusiast to the LED sign lover, something here will make his day unforgettable. Here are some thoughtful gift ideas to show your appreciation.

For the Man Cave

American Art Decor's Modelo Retro Neon Wall Clock on a living room wall.

LED signs: The perfect addition to any existing man cave, or the perfect start to a new one. While each sign shines on its own (literally), our personal favorites are our Fireball Whiskey Vintage LED Sign and our Vintage Texaco LED Neon Sign.

Clocks: We have the perfect assortment of clocks for your special man’s man cave. From our neon clocks to our wood clocks, it’s time to get your hands on one of these bad boys. Our personal favorites are the Modelo Retro Neon Wall Clock and the Framed Vinyl Wall Clock.

For the Home Bar

American Ar Decor's Walking Vodka Print Decor on a living room wall.

Bar Necessities: Extra! Extra! Our newest collection is here and perfect for Father’s Day! Add a classy touch to any home bar area with our bar-themed wall décor. It’s guaranteed to spark conversation or, at the minimum, catch somebody’s eye. Our personal favorites are this Walking Vodka Printed Glass Framed Wall Décor and our Deer John Ornate Framed Bar Wall Décor.

Bar Storage: Run out of table space? Need an easier way to transport multiple bottles at once? Our Wood Crate Bottle Holders are perfect in either scenario.

A More Sentimental Approach

American Art Decor's Whiskey Bottle and Glass Tumbler Photo Frame set.

Picture Frames: Give your dad the perfect gift of a framed photo of you! Kidding… or are we? Get your dad some photo frames alongside your favorite memories together. The frames elevate any space, but the photos within them will elevate your dad’s mood each time he sees them. Our favorites are the Whiskey Bottle and Glass Tumbler Photo Frame and our 3-piece Box Top Photo Frame Set.

Floating Wall Shelves: Give your dad the gift of displaying his biggest achievements with our collection of floating wall shelves. This thoughtful gift conveys the message that you, too, are proud of his lifelong achievements and that they are worth showing off. Our favorites are the Rustic Wood Floating Wall Shelf and our Large Rustic Embossed Wood Floating Wall Shelf.

Celebrating Grads

Graduation marks a significant milestone in one’s life, symbolizing the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. Whether it is high school, college, or beyond, graduating is an achievement worth celebrating. Here are some excellent gift ideas to congratulate the grads in your life.

For the New Place

American Art Decor's Champagne Silver Beaded Glass Scalloped Framed Vanity Mirror on a blue wall.

Shelves: Out with the old and in with the new. The end of a journey marks the start of something new. Our collection of wall shelves makes for perfect storage for anything your grad wants to highlight from the past or showcase in the future. Our personal favorites: Our White Floating Shelves with Crown Molding and our Beveled Wood Floating Corner Shelves.

Faux Trees: Post-grad life comes with more responsibilities, so why add to that? Get your grad a faux tree to lighten and brighten any space. No need to tack on another responsibility, like watering a plant. These ones water themselves! Our favorites: Our Faux Monstera Tree in Hyacinth Woven Basket and this Faux Banana Palm Tree in White Ceramic Pot.

Mirrors: Get your grad something pretty to look at! Our Head West Mirrors bring every wall to life. They’re perfect for choosing the perfect outfit, mirror selfies, and so much more. Our personal favorites are the Champagne Silver Beaded Glass Scalloped Framed Vanity Mirror and our Antique Brass Round Ornate Metal Accent Wall Mirror.

For the New Job


American Art Decor's Sea Scallops Misted Glass Vase Set


Vases: Bring a pop of life to your grad’s new desk with any of our vase sets. And if you pair it with their favorite flower, it almost ensures that they stop to smell the “roses.”

Our personal favorites are our Marine Layer Blue Cairns Glass Vase Set and our Sea Scallops Misted Glass Vase Set. Whether they work in person or work from home, these vases are guaranteed to elevate their space.

Desk Organizers: Get ahead of the curve and help your new grad avoid clutter on their desks! This functional gift will alleviate any future stress relating to disorganization.

Our favorites are this 3-Tier Wood Desk Paper Organizer and our All-in-one Desk File Organizer with USB Charger. Besides these desk organizers being a thoughtful and practical gift, they are also on sale right now!

Dads and grads hold a special place in our hearts, and it’s important to celebrate and honor their achievements and contributions. Whether you’re expressing gratitude to the special men who have shaped our lives or congratulating the grads who are embarking on new beginnings, let’s take the time to show appreciation, love, and support. By celebrating dads and grads, we acknowledge the importance of family, education, and personal growth in shaping our lives. So, let us raise a toast to our dads and to our grads!

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