Interview: Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads with Marc Silverstein

With graduation season upon us and Father's Day (June 17th) just days away, Marc Silverstein stopped by to share his top cost effective gift picks for the dad and grad in your life!



Marc Silverstein Candace Rose interview

Marc Silverstein with the top gifts for dads and grads!




Candace Rose: With Father's Day a week away and graduation season upon us, what's the secret to picking the perfect gift while sticking to a budget?

Marc Silverstein: "Well, here's what you want to do- you want to show dad and grads just how much they mean to you. You don't have to break the bank; you don't have to stress out. You can do something nice like make him a breakfast or make him dinner or give him a card or clean their car or clean their room (if they're a graduate). That's a gift for the whole family, right? Do you know what's still number one for dads?"

Candace Rose: What?

Marc Silverstein: "The necktie, it's still number one. Tools for the tool box is always a winner. And how about this- let's not forget cologne. My favorite, just in time out for Father's Day- Nautica Aqua Rush. This has an energetic scent that captures the spirit of a true nautical adventure. It's bold, it's masculine. Can you smell it? It's great, it optimizes what it means to be a man- great nodes like sea breeze and violet leaves and water mint. You can get this at Macy's and other retailers nationwide for $65."


Nautica cologne Marc Silverstein interview

Nautica Aqua Rush cologne



Candace Rose: Do you have any gift ideas for those looking to encourage their father's to spend more time outdoors this summer?

Marc Silverstein: "I've got a couple great ideas for you. First of all it's not too late to surprise dads and grads with a vacation. Gifting travel is a growing trend and it's made that much easier thanks to Expedia's partnership with Groupon. Groupon Getaways with Expedia offer up to 50% off your vacations, so you can buy it today and you can redeem it when you're ready to go. So now there's no excuse 'oh, we can't we don't have time, we can't go'. No, you get the whole family on the schedule, you make them go, everybody's happy- it's fantastic. Are you looking to get away this weekend? Check out some last minute deals on


Groupon Getaways with Expedia interview Candace Rose Marc Silverstein

Groupon Getaways with Expedia



    Now you're talking about the outdoors, and dads and grads like to go fishing, they like to hike- put together an outdoorsman kit and along with a flashlight and the bait and the tackle. You must have this- OFF! Deep Woods Dry. It's a long lasting repellent that delivers proven protection against biting insects. Well, lets say you're putting on a bash in the backyard, then you've got to have this- OFF! Bug Control BACKYARD PRE-TREAT. It easily spot treats shrubs, bushes and other areas, and offers protection for up to eight weeks.



Fly Fishing Marc Silverstein

A Fly Fishing getaway is a great gift idea for the dad or grad!



OFF! Deep Woods Spray

OFF! Deep Woods bug spray is a necessity when outdoors!

    What about a gift card? You can't go wrong there, right? You set the price! Dads and grads, go get the gift and everybody is happy."


Candace Rose: How about when it comes to tech gifts?

Marc Silverstein: "Tech gifts are fantastic. Everybody's going to love the big screen or any kind of TV or flat screen that you can get them. You can get them a tablet, buy them some apps for the tablet- everybody's going to enjoy particular apps or load it up with some books for them.


    Here's another idea- snacks. Dads and grads love the snacks. Set aside the sweet tooth, and let's go with the meat tooth. The perfect snack is Jack Link's jerky. This is high in protein; low in calories, fat and carbs. No refrigeration is needed so it's the perfect, most convenient on-the-go snack for dads and grads. It comes in plenty of flavors, including my favorite Cholula hot sauce and Teriyaki chicken. Check it all out at"


Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you'd like to share?

Marc Silverstein: "Well, all these ideas at our site at"


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