Dads and grads sale 2023: Deals and gift ideas

Dads and Grads Sale
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With Father's Day around the corner and graduation season upon us, it's a busy time for gift givers. If you're unsure about what to buy, have your eye on something specific or at least a certain category, we're here to help. We're sharing all the best grads & dads sales happening today at retailers and gift ideas for every budget. 

Can't decide whether to get a laptop or a tablet for your dad or grad? Consider a 2-in-1 detachable with offers both. For a limited time, you can get the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 for just $369 at Lenovo. That's $130 in savings and one of the lowest prices we've seen it drop to. 

The Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 easily converts from Chromebook to tablet mode. It features a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) OLED 400 nit touch screen display for an immersive viewing experience, even outdoors. Its slender housing protects a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7C Gen 2 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Adreno graphics and 128GB of eMMC storage.

Simply put, the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 is a worthy option if you're a budget-friendly Microsoft Surface Pro 9 alternative is on your agenda. 

Looking for more gift ideas? We've got your back. Here are the best dads and grads sales happening right now.

Dads and grads deals and gift ideas


HP Chromebook x360 14c: $699

HP Chromebook x360 14c: $699 $499 @ Best Buy
Save $200 on the The HP Chromebook x360 (14c-cd0013dx), one of the best convertible Chromebooks around. It packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1200) 250 nit touch screen, 12th Gen Intel Core i3-1215U 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and Intel UHD graphics. For storing your important files, it's outfitted with a 128GB SSD. Like all Chromebooks, the HP Chromebook x360 includes 15GB of Google Drive cloud storage and tons of Google Perks like 3 free months of  Nvidia GeForce Now cloud gaming. 

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i: $529

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i: $529 $379 @ Staples
Save $150 on the portable, sleek and thin Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i. it packs a large 15.6-inch 2.5K (1920 x 1080) 300 nits display for a color-rich vibrant viewing experience. Powering this laptop is the latest 13th Gen Intel Core i5-1335U 10-core CPU paired with 16GB of RAM and Iris Xe graphics. Rounding out its specs is a 512GB SSD for fast file transfers and ample storage. 

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5: $1,299

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5: $1,299 $949 @ Best Buy
Save $350 on the Surface Laptop 5. This notebook packs a 13.5-inch (2256 x 1504) touch display, 12th Gen Intel Evo Platform Core i5-1235U, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. Connectivity-wise, it has a USB 3.1 Type-A port, USB-C port with USB4 and Thunderbolt 4 support, Surface Connect port and 3.5mm headphone jack.  

Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5: $499

Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5: $499 $369 @ Lenovo
Save $130 on the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 via coupon, "BBYDEALS". This detachable 2-in-1 device features 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) OLED 400 nit touch screen, 2.55-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 7C Gen 2 8-core CPU and 8GB of RAM. Rounding out its specs are Qualcomm Adreno graphics and 128GB of eMMC storage.


Lenovo Tab M10 Plus 3rd Gen: $209

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus 3rd Gen: $209 $159 @ Amazon
Save $50 on the 3rd generation Tab M10 Plus. It packs a 10.6-inch 2K (2000 x 1200) touch screen with 400 nits of brightness for all your content consumption needs. Under the hood is a powerful MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. The Lenovo Tab M10 Plus also sports an 8MP rear camera, 8MP front camera and quad speakers with Dolby Atmos.  

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8: $229

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8: $229 $199 @ Samsung
Save $30 on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8. If you're looking for a solid iPad alternative, this Samsung tablet is worth considering. It features a 10.5 inch ‎(1920 x 1200) TFT display, ‎2.0-GHz octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of microSD-expandable storage. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: $349

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: $349 $249 @ Amazon
Save $100 on the 2022 Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. It features 10.4-inch (2000 x 1200) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G 8-core processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Plus it ships with an S Pen which makes it great for sketching, jotting down notes and so much more.

Apple iPad 9th Generation: $329

Apple iPad 9th Generation: $329 $269 @ Amazon
Save $60 on the Apple iPad 9th generation tablet. This entry model iPad packs a 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone, A13 Bionic chip, 64GB of storage and stereo speakers. It sports an 8MP wide angle primary camera on the back and a 12MP ultra-wide front camera. Touch ID and Apple Pay offer secure login payment. 

Amazon Fire Max 11 Productivity Bundle: $355

Amazon Fire Max 11 Productivity Bundle: $355 $329 @ Amazon
Save $25 on the Amazon Fire Max 11 Productivity Bundle. This bundle includes: the 64GB Amazon Fire Max 11 tablet, keyboard case, and stylus pen. This productivity tablet packs an 11-inch (2000 x 1200) touch screen, octa-core processor with 4GB RAM and has a rated battery life of 14-hours. This particular tablet has no lockscreen ads. Amzon Fire Max 11 Pre-orders ship to arrive by June 14, 2023.


Sony WH-CH720N Headphones: $148

Sony WH-CH720N Headphones: $148 $129 @ Best Buy
Save $20 on the Sony WH-CH720N Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphone. It's Sony's lightest headband-style audio wearable yet. Comfortable to wear, the Sony WH-CH720N delivers high quality sound and has a built-in mic for crystal-clear hands-free calls. And with up to 35 hours of battery life on a full charge and multipoint connection for up to two devices at one, the Sony WH-CH720N has a leg up on competing pricier headphones. 

Beats Flex Earbuds: $69

Beats Flex Earbuds: $69 $29 @ Amazon
Save $40 on Beats Flex wireless earbuds. Powered by the Apple W1 headphone chip and Class 1 Bluetooth for an extended wireless range, you can expect up to 12 hours of battery life from these fitness-friendly headphones, and the built-in mic reduces wind noise for elevated voice clarity during mid-workout calls.

Sony WF-C500 Earbuds: $99

Sony WF-C500 Earbuds: $99 $79 @ Amazon
Save $20 on Sony WF-C500 wireless earbuds. They offer solid battery life, Sony signature sound, and customization with Sony's free Headphones Connect app. In our Sony WF-C500 review, they earned a 4 out of 5-star rating. We love these earbuds for their dynamic, bass-forward sound and long battery life of 10 hours. We are also fond of their 360 Reality Audio and DSEE support and charging case design. I own these earbuds and although the lack active noise-cancellation, their silicone ear tips' tight seal helps isolate sound.


Apple Watch SE 2: $24

Apple Watch SE 2: $249 $219 @ Amazon
Save $30 on the 40mm Apple Watch SE 2nd Gen.. It's up to 20% faster than the previous Apple Watch SE and features fall Detection, emergency SOS, and crash detection. Stay on top of your health of fitness with daily activity tracking and an Enhanced Workout app. 

Galaxy Watch 4: $249

Galaxy Watch 4: $249 $179 @ Best Buy
Save $20 on the 40mm Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch. Sleek, lightweight, and customizable, the Galaxy Watch 4 is Samsung's best smartwatch yet. It features advanced sleep tracking, auto workout-tracking, advanced run coaching, real-time ECG monitoring and fall detection. 

Garmin Forerunner 45: $349

Garmin Forerunner 45: $349 $129 @ Best Buy
Save $40 on this lightweight workout companion. This GPS running watch features a 42mm display, 7-day battery life and 50m water resistant rating. Plus, it packs all running-related features one needs into a sleek, lightweight smartwatch. It equips you with coach guidance, wrist based heart-rate tracking and built sports apps for cycling, treadmill running, elliptical, cardio, yoga and more.

Garmin Forerunner 245: $299 $199 @ Best Buy

Garmin Forerunner 245: $299 $199 @ Best Buy
Save $100 on the Garmin Forerunner 245 GPS smartwatch. It features a 30mm display, up to 7 days of battery life and a water resistant rating of 50m. The Garmin Forerunner 245 tracks stats, crunches numbers and provides comprehensive performance info like running form, training and goals. It has wrist based heart rate tracking, daily suggested workouts and coach guidance. Built in sport apps for cycling, swimming, running, elliptical, stair-stepper and more help you stay on top of his fitness regimen. 


Logitech G Cloud: $349

Logitech G Cloud: $349 $299 @ Amazon
Save $50 on Logitech G Cloud gaming handheld. It supports Xbox Cloud Gaming, Nvidia GeForce Now, Xbox Remote Play and Steam Link. Access libraries of AAA of PC and console game titles from the cloud — anywhere. 

Xbox Core Wireless Controller (Electric Volt): $64

Xbox Core Wireless Controller (Electric Volt): $64 $53 @ Walmart
Save $12 on the Xbox Wireless Controller in Electric Volt. It features triggers and bumpers and Hybrid D-pad. Button mapping and improved responsiveness of dynamic latency input elevate your gameplay. It works with Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One. 

NBA 2K23 Xbox Series X: $39

NBA 2K23 Xbox Series X: $39 $19 @ Best Buy
Save $20 on NBA 2K23 for Xbox Series X. Rise to the occasion and realize your full potential and prove yourself against the best players in the world and showcase your talent in MyCareer mode. Or, take on NBA or WNBA teams in Play Now mode to experience true-to-life gameplay.

Seagate Storage Expansion Card: $219

Seagate Storage Expansion Card: $219 $140 @ Best Buy
Save $70 on the Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S. It adds 1TB of storage to your game drive without compromising graphics, latency and load times. If you're on the brink of maxing out your storage or want to prevent it, the Seagate Storage Expansion Card is a must. 

Gift cards

Best Buy Physical Gift Cards: from $15 @ Best Buy

Best Buy Physical Gift Cards: from $15 @ Best Buy
Best Buy offers physical gift cards from $15 to $500. Choose from several designs including Father's Day, graduation, tech icons, music and more. As an alternative, you can get a digial gift card. Simply you enter the name of the recipient, your name and choose an e-gift design. Add a personal message, enter the recipient's email address, set a delivery date and add to cart. 

Best Buy Digital eGift Card: from $25 @ Best Buy

Best Buy Digital eGift Card: from $25 @ Best Buy
Best Buy offers personalized eGift cards from $25 to $500. Simply enter the name of the recipient, your name, an e-gift design (or upload your own photo), then chose the denomination you want. Add a personal message, enter the recipient's email address, set a delivery date and add to cart. 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost,, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.