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Whenever Father’s Day rolls around, I’m at a loss as to what to get my husband. He’s a great husband and an even better Father, and sometimes, I just panic. I mean, really, with so many options to choose from, what one gift sums up everything you’re trying to convey?
What gift says, “Thank you for always being so good to our family? For loving us. For taking care of us. For being our rock.”?
What gift says, “Thank you for working so gosh darn hard so we can have a roof over our heads, food on the table, clothes on our back, and shoes on our feet?”
What gift says, “You’re just as handsome as the first day we met and I look forward to growing older with you?”
Nothing really says all of this, so I get stumped. And then I panic. And then I overthink it. And before you know it, Father’s Day is here and I’m left with making him breakfast in bed…again.
So to help you out, (and make sure I actually get him a gift this year), I’ve compiled a couple of really cool gift ideas that are bound to put a smile on any guy’s face. Rest assured, these gift ideas are not your ordinary run-of-the-mill items either, but then again, neither is the man in your life, so get shopping, my friends!
10 COOL GIFT IDEAS FOR FATHER’S DAY
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We really love the messaging behind FitBit – fitness doesn’t only come in a gym. Our men work hard every day. Maybe they walk the city streets after hopping off the train during their early morning commute. Maybe they run home after work to squeeze in some training. Maybe they hop on a bike and take off around the block with their kids in tow. Exercise and fitness can come from all sorts of places and FitBit helps our men keep track of their active lifestyles – regardless of where the activity comes from. Now that’s cool!
Say goodbye to little old lady fruit baskets and “Hell-oooo” to Mantry. The geniuses behind this manly-themed gift basket company realized that men deserve gift baskets too! Each month, they hand select six incredibly tasty food products and develop a fun theme around them like “Bacon Nation” or “Greetings from Tennessee.” Then, they ship the goodies to your home along with editorial stories and recipes that any guy can master. I’m pretty sure I just tried to eat my computer after catching a glimpse of their recipe for Pulled Pork with Bacon Jam. If my husband’s going to make that for dinner, he can have a lifetime subscription on me!
My husband dreams of opening a small craft beer brewery somewhere down in The Keys…or the Caribbean…or Mexico when we retire. Wait a minute – that’s MY dream. Potatoes, potatoes, right? Regardless of whose dream it is, Brooklyn Brew Shop makes some pretty awesome beer making kits for any level of craft brewer. From Hop Heads to Newbies, from Traditionalists to California Dreamers, they have a kit for every type of beer lover. Grab him a beer making kit and maybe you, too, can retire somewhere sunny with us!
I suppose if you’re going to encourage your man to start craft brewing in the basement or garage (it’s a messy hobby), you might as well pick him up some of these stainless steel growlers by Hydro Flask. With their double wall vacuum insulation technology, the Hydro Flask Growler is perfect for keeping your ice cold beer chilled (and carbonated) for up to 24 hours. And, if your guy just likes drinking local craft beer, the wide mouth makes it perfect for bringing to your local brewery and having them fill it with your favorite beer!
Maybe the man in your life is a huge sports enthusiast and loves to tailgate. Well then, this portable grill is right up his alley. With a bevy of cool colors and compact design, this grill is perfect for on-the-go use. As a wife and mom, I love that it has two handy tables on each side for extra prep space – one side for burgers and dogs – another side for breads and veggies. And since it ignites with one simple push of a button, even I can use it (I’m terribly afraid of barbecues!).
Okay, now all of these ideas have been great for guys that have specific interests, but what if your guy just likes to kick back and relax? How about a Hammock with a stand? Many moons ago, my college roommate bought us a hammock for our bridal shower present. When I first opened her gift, I thought she had lost her mind. But after talking to my husband, I found out that he stole the registry gun and zapped a bunch of “man toys” while I was chatting about china patterns with the sales lady. He was so excited to have received one “man toy” and couldn’t wait for spring to come. Over the years, we spent many lazy afternoons, swaying in the breeze, doing a whole lot of nothing – squished together on the Hammock. I highly recommend getting one!
8.) TOMS Shoes
Oh, TOMS. How many ways do I love thee on my husband’s feet? I simply cannot count the ways. These stylish, yet oh-so-comfy shoes, instantly upgrade any casual outfit into date night attire. My husband held off for a long time before finally trying on a pair because he felt they were too trendy. But after much nagging, he slipped on a pair at the mall one afternoon and was hooked. He’s very particular about his shoes, and he’ll only wear paseos right now, but it’s a start. I am pretty amazed at how the paseos look just as good with a pair of casual shorts or dressier pants – they are our go-to “Hurry up and get dressed” shoes.
Any Father’s Day gift guide would be remiss if it didn’t include something about cars, right? In our household, my husband and son chat endlessly about all sorts of cars. They can often be found discussing things that make no sense to me at all. I cannot count how many times I have walked into a room hearing our son ask my husband, “Would you rather drive a Ferrari or Lamborghini? What about an Aston Martin or a Porsche?” So why not make their boyhood dreams come true and book them a driving experience where they can race the car of their dreams on a real race track?! Zoom, zoom!
And for the guy who truly has everything, how about his very own Zombie Annihilation Crate from Man Crates? We all know they’re coming, but how many of us will truly be prepared? (Okay, I am actually pretty terrified of zombies, so this will be brief…did you know they can’t swim? Hence, craft brewing on an island somewhere!) This incredibly cool kit is not a toy and includes all sorts of gear for when the zombies show up. From machetes to shovels, from firestarters to Spam, they’ve got an interesting assortment of stuff to help you last a little while (or until a zombie attacks you).
So, tell me – what’s on your list for Father’s Day this year? Did we miss any cool and unusual gifts? Let us know in the comments below!
Happy Father’s Day,
Denine & Daniele
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