It’s almost June, and Father’s Day is just around the corner! For some reason, dads don’t seem to get the same attention on Father’s Day that we moms get on Mother’s Day, and I think that’s sad. You simply can’t underestimate the value of a strong father figure in the life of a child, and now more than ever, dads are sharing parenting and household duties with their wives. They certainly deserve their own special day as much as we do, dontcha think??
My husband doesn’t really give a hoot about receiving a gift, but gifts are my love language and I like to have a little something for him. I’ll also make sure he gets to take the day off and do something just for him, whether is time to nap or read or go for a hike because he rarely gets to do that due to his overwhelming and never-ending “honey do list.”
Now my dad, he is all about receiving cards with a thoughtful sentiment so I’ll be stopping into CVS to peruse Hallmark’s Father’s Day card selections. They always have just the right thing. Whether I want something funny or sentimental, they nail it every time.
Guys can be hard to shop for, so I gathered some ideas to help you out if your stumped. Perhaps one of these will inspire you!
And stay tuned for a GIVEAWAY PRIZE PACK at the end of this post including a $100 gift card to Kohl’s, a Boconi leather wallet AND a special edition Father’s Day Glossybox!!!
Some of these products were provided for review and others are from my affiliate partners and just look like a good idea so I included them too. Enjoy!
Gift Guide: Father’s Day
If your dad/husband is anything like mine, he lets his wallet wear out and fall apart before getting a new one. Update him with one of The Wallet Shoppe’s 100+ cool, slim wallets that are stylish and on trend. Featuring brands like Bellroy, TGT aka Tight, Dosh, The Frye Company, Boconi, Bond Knight and J.Fold, there is surely something for every man no matter what his style. (Hint: these also make awesome grad gifts!!!) Use the code 4POPS to get 10% off any item in the store. They sent us the Boconi Bryant Slimfold for review, and I love the quality of the leather as well as the functionality. The outside pocket is handy and a nice touch to an otherwise classic style. There are many other styles and brands to choose from, and prices vary from $34 to $138.
Grill Daddy: King Tong Pro ($44.99) and Heat Shield Spatula & Tongs ($19.99)
If your man is at home behind the grill or a campfire, these gifts are for him. The King Tong Pro with its extra-long tong with pop-up power handle, heat shield and comfort-grip handles will keep him safe from open fires and hot objects when you’re camping this summer. And the professional-grade, stainless-steel spatula and tongs feature a rotating heat shield, ergonomic comfort-grip handle, telescoping shaft & interchangeable attachments that convert these nifty gadgets into several grill tools. We’ve been using these grilling tools that were sent to us for review and they’re definitely making our grilling chores more convenient!
Polaroid Wall Decals, $29.99 for a set of 16
Appeal to his sensitive side and gift him with Polaroid Wall Decals from Paper Culture. They are removable, repositionable, and best yet, they are good for the environment because they are made of 100% recycled materials. I meant to share these when Paper Culture was running their 50% off promotion, but alas, I am too late! Still, these make a great affordable gift at $29.99. Perfect for sprucing up his office.
I’m a new fan of Glossybox, and I’ve been enjoying my monthly subscription. You can view my latest Glossybox video if you’re interested. And if you sign up for a new Glossybox subscription this month, you get to take advantage of their June promotion which includes a FREE full-size Nioxin hair thickening treatment ($50 value) with your first Glossybox delivery (use promo code HAIR at checkout)!!
But this post is about the dads, right? Well. Right in time for Father’s Day, they have a special Limited Edition Glossybox created JUST for the special dad in your life. If your guy likes to be pampered, this is the gift for him. For $40, he will receive a classy box including deluxe-sized versions of:
- Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20
- Caron Pour Un Homme de Caron
- Montale Aoud Forest
- Recipe for Men Antiperspirant Deodorant
- Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis
- Tom Ford Mud Mask
- $25 Bergdorf Goodman Gift Card
No subscription required.
Golf Apparel and Equipment, various price points
If he’s more at home on the golf course, check out the Kohl’s Pro Shop for golf apparel and equipment. Like this Grand Slam 1/4-Zip or the Wilson Lite Carryall Golf Bag. Or if he’s all set on the essentials, help him stay organized with this Golf Trunk Locker. If your guy’s anything like mine, his stuff is scattered all over his car. This would be a handy way to keep his golf gear in one place.
I felt this post was lacking something techy so I reached out to my husband to see what he would suggest. For a guy who doesn’t want anything, he sure has expensive taste in gift suggestions, ahem….
“For the geeky Dad in need of great mobile…” he says. It comes in a variety of colors, and he also pointed out that you can engrave the back of the Moto X, which makes it even more appropriate as a gift. (And again, with the grad gifts!!)
Here’s why he loves it:
1. Touchless Control
- Want to answer a text while you are driving without ever looking at or touching your smart phone? No problem.
- Need directions? Just ask.
- Need to find out what meetings you have today? Again, you never have to touch or look at phone. Same for weather, phone calling, or finding out the oldest living person.
2. True Android OS without any branded skins. You get the true OS as Google designed it. Many mobile companies overlay their own interface on top of Android, which is not always good.
3. Very few cell carrier crapware apps installed. Yes, crapware is a technical term, I’m quite sure of it. (Sorry, that was me, Jo-Lynne, I’ll be quiet now.)
4. Design your own colors and have the device shipped directly from Motorola. This is the way to order the device. You get what you want with no pushy sales people.
5. Lots of choices for accessories.
6. Perfect size. Not too big or too small. Fits nicely in your hand.
Jo-Lynne, here again. I have to admit, I’ve been jonesing for one of these, myself. I’m about ready to abandon Apple. The Android phones are so much smarter.
As for his “Handyguy” (and much more affordable) suggestion …
“All-in-one screw driver is always handy,” he says. He’s always recommending this when I ask for gift ideas, so if your guy doesn’t have one, now is a great time to snag one for him. Also, at just $3.99, this makes a great gift for kids to give their dads.
One lucky winner will receive a $100 gift card to Kohl’s AND the Boconi wallet shown above ($85 value) AND the Limited Edition Men’s Glossybox for Bergdorf Goodman! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.
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Contest ends Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:59 EST; winner will be drawn at random and announced on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.