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5 Father's Day Gifts That Will Put That Macaroni Neck-Tie to Shame

Father’s day is coming up and if you are still procrastinating on getting dear ol’ Dad a gift…don’t feel too bad; he probably waits until the last minute to buy things for you as well or he lets Mom do it. However, showing up empty handed on Father’s day is a big no no. Whether he was there to teach you how to catch a baseball or steal the remote from you when he got home from a long day at work he is still the one you call Dad and deserves to be celebrated properly on his day. So here are 5 gift ideas for Dad on Father’s Day!

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Growing up Dad never let you forget that it was his job to put food on the table for you and your family, and sometimes he meant that literally! You can’t even recount how many hunting trips he took you on, and the time you shot your first 9point buck was the proudest moment of his life.

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Dad has always been king of the house (even if he was too humble to ever give himself that title), and a king deserves to have a handsome throne to settle himself in when he comes home to his castle!

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Sometimes Dad needs alone time and will retreat to a solitary area, a “cave” if you will, to be alone and do “manly” things. During this time he shouldn’t be restricted to using the old futon and bean bag chair from his (or your) college dorm days. He needs real furniture that he can enjoy and ponder all of the complex thoughts he may have…or play solitaire on his laptop.

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Dad doesn’t have time to decorate his space. He’s too busy doing more manly things, like cutting fire wood or riding around on his motorcycle like the awesome guy that he is. You can help him out though with a simple gift this Father’s day.

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Then sometimes, just a simple sign is all it takes to say, "Hey Dad, I love you!"


Dorm Daze: Gifts For A Graduate

With the school year coming to an end it’s time to celebrate those that are close to us that are receiving their degree. After four(+) years the graduate in your life is ready to set off for adventures. To celebrate their big day you want to give them something relevant to the dreams they are setting out to accomplish, but you also want to give them something special that they will really appreciate. Here are a few ideas for what to bestow upon them on their big day!

Also, while the gifts are listed by major, they are also great for those that may not be pursuing their education beyond high school, but aspire to work in these fields.

Math Majors: For those who are pursuing an education in mathematics these star lamps are perfect! Geometric shapes plus Beauty equals an awesome gift!
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Geography/History/Political Science Majors: These framed maps would look so great in a first apartment, and even better in a dorm room! It will show others the graduate is passionate about their major and the goals they’ve set forth. The flags are also great for those wanting to get into politics, and the people they want to one day represent!
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Geology majors: The rock enthusiast in your life is sure to lothese gorgeous crystals and decorative stones. Who says a bag of rocks makes a bad gift?
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Engineering majors: Honestly, it doesn’t really matter what your graduate majors in, these lamps are insanely awesome. However, we think if you give this to anyone it should be the graduate pursuing the art of engineering.
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Paleontology majors: Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? However, with their immense passion for the subject, paleontology majors will really appreciate these cool dinosaur skeleton models!
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Film/Theater majors: Lights, camera, action! This cool tripod lamp will have your graduate in awe when they open it (trust me on this one).
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Agriculture majors: This cow canvas is perfect for those pursuing a career in agriculture and farming. Your graduate won’t be saying “moo” to this gift. (Get it? Instead of “boo” I said “moo”. Aren’t puns awesome?)
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Music majors: These cool statues are going to impress the aspiring music major, and will always have a place on their dorm desk.

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Maybe we didn’t list your graduate’s chosen major in this list, or perhaps your graduate is undecided but they have an immense amount of school pride. For them a school themed gift is perfectly appropriate. For the graduate attending/graduating from the University of Texas here in Austin we suggest a set of these badass longhorns!
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When Couples Clash: Marrying Masculine and Feminine Pieces

Moving in together can be an exciting time in your relationship, but can also come with a lot of baggage. For example, your taste for floral print doesn’t appeal to him, and his preference for animal hides doesn’t sit well with you. As much as we may adore our special someone sometimes we don’t always agree, and that is quite often the case with home décor. Here’s a few tips to make your space flow well with elements of masculinity and femininity.

1.       Dark Stain over Light Stain

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Dark Stained furniture is considered masculine and trendy right now. It’s a classic look and will go with anything. Our Vienna bedroom collection is a perfect meshing of masculine and feminine features. The distressed dark tobacco finish & decorative molding pair beautifully with its timeless traditional style. That elegant marble tops give it texture, and the décor shown on top is made up of both masculine and feminine pieces.

2.       Leather

You can find leather pieces that are modern contemporary or give your home a more traditional rustic vibe. For your dining room we suggest our Mesa Rustica collection if you’re looking for something that’s Timeless. Its beautiful dark stained finish and tall chairs make it a piece you’ll be pleased with for years to come, and the leather material used on the chairs has a woven stitching giving it a personality of its own.

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However, if you and your significant other prefer something a little more unique our Soho 2 Dining set is incredibly chic and features such as the dark heavy wood, and leather reflect masculinity while the cream color of the leather and glass top gives it a feminine touch.

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3.       Elements of nature

Bringing the outside inside is a popular trend that has caught on recently. If neither of you have a green thumb though there are plenty of creative ways to incorporate natural elements in your home.

These indoor plants are gorgeous and add life to a room, but what really stands out is their pots. The moss and wooden texture is very country casual and pleasing to the outdoorsman in your life.

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This driftwood curtain is a fun quirky piece that is great for adding texture. Perhaps against a wall behind a heavy leather sectional, or if you want to section off one room from another. They add a bit of earthy ambiance to any room.

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Fossils and Crystals are cool pieces to add to a bookshelf, desk, or coffee table.

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4.       Mix and Match

Maybe you and your significant other are two completely different people that no one would picture with each other, but you just fit somehow and are great together! We already know it’s possible and so why not with furniture? If you’re looking for accent chairs we have a beautiful pink patterned chair that while different would look great with this rough leather Sicar chair making for a unique His and Her set!

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Also, check out this bedding set. It is very masculine with an old west design, but look closer.

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A hint of cheetah print just for you! When apart they are two very different designs, but they come together to make a gorgeous and comfortable place for you and your man to be together.

5.       Wall Décor

As singles you probably both collected some great pieces that you felt expressed your personality to display in your home. However, together your pieces might not look like they belong in the same room. For instance your husband may have a collection of framed Texas flags and maps, while you prefer colorful abstract canvas art. These pieces pictured below are a great compromise to that specific situation. It comes together to create a very cowboy chic look for your home.

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If you need more insight, one of our favorite bloggers is ApartmentTherapy.com has an article called His and Hers where they take a closer look at what makes different home décor more masculine or feminine.

All Items featured in this article can be found at our store!