Last Minute Gift Ideas For Dad {Giveaway}

Father's Day Gift Guide

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Father’s Day is this Sunday! Anyone still need to buy a gift for dad? My boys have reached the age where they like to help pick out gifts to give for occasions like this so we are headed to the store tomorrow for some last minute shopping. While they try to convince me we should go to a toy store and get him toys because “daddy really likes toys”, I know better and will be taking them to Sears where there are plenty of things that their dad actually would want.

From tools to small appliances to trendy clothes, Sears has the perfect gift for every dad. I checked out Sears.com to get an idea of what we’d find and am sharing some of my favorites here so you can make sure to visit Sears online or in-store for all your Father’s Day gifting needs! I also have a $50 Sears e- gift card I’ll be giving away for those last minute shoppers.

Gift idea #1: A new grill and/or grilling accessories for the dad who loves to grill

Several years back I shared here on the blog how we got a new grill from Sears. I think it is one of the best gifts I’ve given and something that gets used on a frequent basis. They have a number of grilling accessories too so dad can grill everything from fish to shish kabobs.

One of my favorites is the Kenmore 4 Burner LP Mocha Gas Grill with Searing Side Burner. I love the fact that it has the side burner plus the storage space on the bottom is perfect for all of the grilling accessories and seasonings dad might want to keep in it.

Gift idea #2: Craftsman Tools for the handyman

As a girl growing up I remember being amazed by how many tools my dad had. I never knew what all of them did but he always seemed to know which tool was perfect for the job. I think tools are the perfect gift for the handyman dad.

Sears carries an assortment of Craftsman tools and toolboxes. This Craftsman 254 PC Mechanics Tool Set with 75Tooth Ratchet is the only tool set dad will need to complete any and every mechanical job and it’s nice because all of the tools come in a well constructed tool box. Sears is offering up to 50% off Craftsman tools for Father’s Day (sale runs through 6/18).

Gift idea #3: Home theater system for the movie buff

Some dads are all about movies. They come up with a movie quote for every occasion and always know what movies are playing at the theater and what new movies are coming out every week.

Those dads would love a home theater so that every movie watched at home would make them feel like they were at the movie theater. The Samsung HT-J5500W 5.1 Channel Home Theater System w/ Bluetooth and Smart Blu-ray Player brings a cinema atmosphere to your living room. This package includes immersive speakers, a subwoofer and a smart Blu-ray player to enjoy all types of content in vivid color and robust audio. With 5.1 channels and wireless rear speakers, dad can create an immersive experience when watching sports or the latest blockbusters.

Gift idea #4: Rding lawn mower for the dad who prides himself on how his yard looks

Recently I saw a photo online of a dad mowing his lawn with a tornado in the distance. While I thought he was crazy because you should always take shelter in bad weather, it just goes to show that some dads will not let anything stop them from making their yards picture perfect. If you have a dad in your life who spends hours outside every weekend, a gift that would help make yard work easier would probably be appreciated.

For those with a large area to mow every week, a riding mower would make the perfect gift. The Craftsman Pro Series 42″ 20 HP V-Twin Kohler Hydrostatic Riding Mower w/ Smart Lawn Bluetooth Technologymakes me want to type all the heart eye emojis because this thing is amazing. Dad can get the job done quickly with this mower and it has Consistent-Cut™ technology so he’ll get the perfect cut even if your yard includes uneven terrain or areas of tall grass. Caring for the riding lawn mower is easy too with the Smart Lawn app for iPhone and Android smartphones that includes a run time tracker, service reminders and everything he will need to maintain the riding lawn mower.

Gift idea #5: New tent for dads who love to camp

Growing up we went camping often and I loved it so I think that camping equipment is a great gift that can help make memories for years to come. This would make a great gift for a new dad accompanied by a note sharing some of your favorite camping tips and tricks. Even seasoned campers could use some new equipment and I found this out the hard way! I had borrowed my dad’s tent that was probably more than 25 years old and woke up in a puddle of rain water in the middle of the night. So if dad enjoys camping, maybe surprise him with a new tent before he discovers he needs a new one while in the middle of nowhere.

Sears has tents, sleeping bags and everything else a camper needs. For smaller families, this Coleman Sundome® 4-Person Dome Tent would be ideal. Easy setup means less time setting up the tent and more time roasting marshmallows! This tent is compact, yet spacious and has a ground vent and two windows to help your family stay cool and comfortable. If it rains, the WeatherTec™ system with its patented welded floors and inverted seams will help you stay dry and the compact dome shape stands up to wind.

Gift idea #6: Mini-fridge for the beer drinker

I find that we always need extra fridge storage so mini-fridges are great. If your hubby enjoys a cold drink while watching a baseball game or enjoys entertaining, this might be a great gift for dad.

The Whynter Mini Stainless Steel Refrigerator is sleek and will fit in dad’s garage workshop, office or his man cave. This fridge holds an amazing 117 12-ounce can beverages or up to 27 wine bottles.

Gift idea #7: Mountain bike for the explorer

One of the things Sinisa wants this year is a bike so he can go bike riding with the boys. It’s a great way for dads to spend time with their families- whether they are just going on a ride down the street or exploring a wooded trail.

There are a number of bikes to choose from at Sears from well known brands like Schwinn, Mongoose and Iron Horse. The IRON HORSE 29″ Men’s Warrior 3.2 Mountain Bike is the perfect set of wheels for dad. This mountain bike is built to take all the bumps, dips and holes in stride and is designed to make even rough roads feel freshly paved.

As you can see, Sears is definitely a one stop shop for your Father’s Day shopping because they offer a wide range of home merchandise, apparel, automotive products and more! Sears provides shopping convenience – letting members shop wherever, whenever and however they choose, both in stores and online. They even have an awesome rewards program called ‘Shop Your Way’ that is a free social shopping destination and rewards program offering millions of products, personalized services, and advice. The program rewards members for buying the products and services they want every day. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you will want to sign up!

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Disclosure: I received samples of all products featured but all thoughts are my own.

Father’s Day is in a few weeks and, if you are like me, you probably still need to find the perfect gift. Let’s skip the tie and socks this year, okay? Today I’m sharing 8 gift ideas that might be just what the man in your life wants. I’ve got something for the grill master to the tech geek and everyone in between.

For the well-groomed man – The Good Stuff

The folks over at The Good Stuff have created the recipe for a flawless barbershop shave. Founded by real barbers with over 140 years of combined experience, they’ve perfected the art of shaving with their premium line of products. The Good Stuff Shave Lather is infused with pre-shave oil to reduce friction and nourish the skin. Their Aftershave has a light, clean fresh scent that protects with SPF15 with no greasy, shiny residue. Does your dad have sensitive skin? Their One of a Kind original formula can be used in replace of after shave or in combination and is recommended twice a week to create healthier skin and softer facial hair.

The Good Stuff monthly subscription lets the dad in your life experience the smoothest shave at home, each and every morning. They are so confident in the quality of their Shave Lather that they are letting everyone try it for just 5 bucks when they sign up! Learn more and subscribe here.

For the tech geek – Navdy

Navdy is the first Augmented Driving device that leverages augmented reality to project information directly in the driver’s line of sight, for an all new driving experience. Navdy enables simple, gesture-based access to the phone functions drivers need most and projects everything directly in their line of sight on the road ahead. A comprehensive eyes-forward solution, drivers can manage all their phone necessities like maps, calls, and messages, while keeping their eyes on the road. Read my full review of Navdy here.

For the man who loves to grill – Zach’s Wing Sauce

Designed with the griller in mind, Zach’s Wing Sauce is the first ever sprayable wing sauce. Crafted like great beers with premium ingredients and even packaged in a beer bottle with a sprayer on top, Zach’s aims to make grilling wings an experience that wing lovers will want to repeat…often. This sprayable sauce means less cleanup and allows grillers to use just the right amount of sauce. It’s made with quality ingredients and are Vegetarian, Dairy Free and Gluten Free.

They offer a $20 Mix Pack online that lets you mix and match your dad’s favorite flavors, like Chocolate Chipotle, Sriracha Lime and Better Buffalo. They can also be find in stores like Jewel Osco here in Chicago.

For the traveler – ModernMapArt

Have a dad who loves to travel? ModernMapArt takes his favorite cities, mountains, and places and turns them into beautiful works of art. If you’re looking for the perfect way to help him remember that trip to Europe, honeymoon, place you got engaged, his alma mater, hometown, or anything else, their maps are a great way to display that nostalgia. ModernMapArt creates museum-quality posters made on thick, durable, acid-free paper. The prints are created using UltraChrome ink so they are fingerprint resistant. Order one here and get free shipping on all US orders.

For the gift basket lover – BroBasket

The BroBasket offers the coolest choices of custom baskets that include all his favorites like craft beer, fine wines and spirits along with his favorite brand name gear and goodies. All baskets are 100% customizable and come in non-alcoholic versions too! The Craft Beer Tasting Kit is designed for those men who scoff at typical domestic beer and want something you can’t find at your local corner store. This basket offers a sampling of the top 4 beers from the 8 California breweries that BroBasket carries. Have a golfer in your life? The Golfers Delight basket above may be the perfect choice! Check out all the baskets available here.

 

For the outdoorsy guy – Family Camping Trip

What better gift to get the outdoorsy dad in your life than a camping trip with his loved ones? In my opinion, the gift of time together is the best gift you can give! Find a camping location here (kids camp free Father’s Day weekend!) and then enjoy it! For added fun, you can customize special shirts for dad and his lads. See how I made our camping shirts (pictured above) here.

For the musician – Yamaha Electronic Drum Set

Whether the dad in your life is a drummer looking for a space saving set to practice on or a beginner hoping to start a garage band, the DTX400K electronic drum kit from Yamaha would make an amazing gift! It’s really like having ten professional drum sets in one compact electronic drum kit because they can freely mix any of the 169 organic drum sounds to create customized kits that suit their style. They can try a heavy metal double bass kit one day then change into a dance kit the next, or keep their ten favorite kits of all time. They get a world of choices in this electronic drum kit: 23 snares, 21 kicks, 36 toms, 31 cymbals, and 42 percussion instruments. Learn more about the Yamaha DTX400K here.

For the coffee adventurer – Atlas Coffee Club

Trying to find a great gift for someone who loves trying new coffee flavors? Atlas Coffee Club is a travel-themed coffee of the month club that explores the world’s best coffee; Tanzania, Burundi, Congo, and beyond. Atlas Coffee Club curates only the finest coffee, paying above market prices to ensure that farms can produce high quality coffee year over year, and roasts each batch to accentuate flavor profiles distinctive to the each coffee region. Made to order to guarantee freshness, a subscription is the ultimate opportunity for organic flavor discovery and global variety. Each month Atlas Coffee Club highlights a new coffee growing country and shows the unique differences in both taste and culture.. To go a step further, they’ve designed their coffee bags as a celebration of culture for each country as each design was inspired by local textiles and landscapes. Order a gift subscription here.

What gift would the dad in your life love to receive?

Last Minute Gift Idea For The Techie Dad

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Do you have a dad or husband who has to have the best and newest tech available? If so, you are going to want to read this post to learn about this Samsung phone + Gear VR bundle special. Thanks to Best Buy for sponsoring this post.

Mobile virtual reality has finally arrived. Dad can be at the center of exciting games, watch the best of Hollywood in his own private cinema, socialize with friends, and so much more. The Samsung Gear VR drops him right in the action — and it’s only from Samsung and Oculus.

The Samsung Gear VR is comfortable and durable. It’s light, ergonomic design features a wide facial interface, flexible padding and an easy-to-use touchpad. Plus, it fits over most eyeglasses.

Does dad love tv and movies? With the Oculus Video app, you can customize trailers, clips and even your own movie files. Plus you can buy hundreds of full-length Hollywood movies and TV shows. He can stream over 1 million short films and videos from Vimeo. There is also a Netflix app on Gear VR that offers a living room experience, so it feels like you’re on your couch watching TV shows, movies and more, wherever you are. He’d love that!

Is dad more of a gamer? He can purchase and play premium games with Gear VR. He can also keep up with the best gamers in Twitch.

This bundle makes a great gift idea and if you are considering it you’ll want to head on over to Best Buy today because they have a great deal going on right now. You can get a free Samsung Gear VR, plus $50 of Virtual Reality content with purchase, or lease, and activation of select Samsung Smartphones now though 6/18 online or in stores. Isn’t that awesome!? If you were getting dad a phone anyways (like we are) why not shop at Best Buy to get the amazing free gift? Learn more and see other Samsung at Best Buy deals here.

 

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

 

 

 

5 Gift Ideas For Dads

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Father’s Day is this weekend and if you are still looking for a gift for the dads in your life, don’t worry. I have you covered! Here are 5 gifts that I think any dad would love. Thanks to the companies featured in this post for sending me samples so I can make Sinisa’s Father’s Day extra special this year.

GrafoMap

This is the perfect gift for any dad who loves to travel or has a special place in his heart for any city. I chose to order a map of Sinisa’s hometown, Zagreb, Croatia, that we are going to add to our travel wall. Though I’ve never been there I hope to visit someday with our children and I love that it will remind him of his home country.

GrafoMap uses Open Street Maps – an open source database – to make it possible for users to create an artistic map print of any cityin the world to hang on their walls and enjoy for years. GrafoMap users act as designer, choosing from a range of text and color options to create the perfect map art for their home. 

Learn more and order here.

Mr. Awesome Tshirt by Load Failure

Does your dad or husband have a great sense of humor? Let him show it by wearing a tshirt by Load Failure. He will wear his Load Failure proudly because well, who doesn’t want to make a statement with not-so-subtle humor? And these are not your typical silly shirts in those unflattering boxy shapes that always seem to look loose and too large. These shirts combine both humor and fashion with sayings like “Mr. Awesome,” “This is my Drinking Shirt,” and “Best Husband Ever.”

View all their styles and order here.

Gift Card to a Favorite Restaurant

If going out to eat is rare for your family consider getting him a gift card to his favorite restaurant so that he can go out with friends, enjoy a date night with you or go out to dinner with his family. One of our favorite restaurants, Hard Rock Cafe, has a Burger Tour going on that Sinisa was excited about. Some dads love nothing better than a burger and beer! Along with the meal consider going on a hike together, catching a movie, or doing something else he loves to do.

Oral-B 7000 SmartSeries Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth

Does the dad in your life love technology? Let him geek out over the Oral-B 7000 SmartSeries Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth. Everything else in his home is “smart” so why not his toothbrush, too? This “smart” toothbrush removes up to 100% more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush and offers up to six different cleaning levels.

This toothbrush connects to the enhanced Oral-B app that provides real-time guidance while users brush, and records brushing activity that he can also share with his dental professional. It helps users focus brushing on their most important areas by allowing users to work with their dental professional and set time in each quadrant of the mouth. The app also motivates users to brush the dentist-recommended 2 minutes with entertaining news and weather, plus helpful oral care tips and rewards.

Learn more here and look for it at your favorite retailers.

What man wouldn’t be excited to get tickets to a local festival, a sports game, his favorite band’s concert or a fun event? Think about what your dad or husband enjoys and then get him tickets for that. I took Sinisa to a live WWE event and he loved it! He would also enjoy going to a soccer game or country concert.

What are you getting the dad in your life for Father’s Day?

World’s Toughest Job

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(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.)

Can you all believe it’s June already?! The whole month of May just flew by and now we are into June which means Father’s Day is just around the corner. Father’s Day celebrates dads who have one of the World’s toughest jobs. Check out the cute video below and see just how unscripted life can be as a dad!

Father’s Day was created to make sure our dads know just how special they are to us and what better way to express our love and thanks than with a heartfelt card? Since I do everything online, it’s only natural that I was drawn to Cardstore, a greeting card website where I can create a custom card that is then printed and mailed for me. This means that I can design the card at night when the boys are asleep and save myself time at the store and post office. It also ensures that the card I give doesn’t look like anyone else’s because it’s a one of a kind creation by me!

I started by looking at Cardstore’s designs and found a cute one that featured the reason why kids loved their dad. I then asked each of my kids why they loved their daddy. Jacob’s response was: “because he does everything for me”. I added that to the card and then picked out a recent picture of Jacob.

I also asked Jacob if there was anything else he wanted to say to his daddy and he said: “you’re the best daddy ever”. I added that note on the inside along with “Love, Jacob”. I then went to send it which was as easy as entering an address, choosing the date I wanted it sent and then paying for it.

What will your next custom card say? Use the code CCG4527 for a Father’s Day card at the discount rate of $2.49 through tomorrow, June 9th.

 

 

UncommonGoods Unique Gifts {$50 Gift Card Giveaway}

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Do you have people in your life who are hard to shop for? I do, so I’m so glad that sites like UncommonGoods exist. This site has so many unique gift ideas that it makes it easy to find the perfect gift for everyone. I recently received some products for men including a wrench bottle opener, stone drink chillers, and a scented candle.

The wrench bottle opener has been a great item to have in the kitchen. It was heavy in my hand and I could tell that it was made of high quality materials. I liked that it had a long handle and was easy to grip.

This “On The Rocks” set would make a wonderful gift. It’s a set of six solid granite drink chillers with two cups. They are easy to use. They just need to be put in the freezer for a couple hours and then can be used in place of ice cubes. These stones are great for keeping drinks like whiskey and other spirits cold because they don’t melt and water down the drinks. Once they are used they just get rinsed off and put back in the freezer for the next use.

The last item I tried out was their scented candles for men. Instead of vanilla and pumpkin, these candles have scents like “pizza”, “fresh cut grass” and “sawdust”. I only had a chance to smell the pizza one but I was not a fan of it. I thought the smell was overpowering even before it was lit.

Some of my favorite items on the site:

For Kids: Foreign Language Blocks

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For The Kitchen: Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Presses

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For Mom: Necklace

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Happy Father’s Day! {From Disney-Pixar’s BRAVE}

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$50 Gift Certificate Giveaway From Xperience Days {Unique Experience Gifts}

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I always struggle with what to get the males in my life. With Father’s Day coming up I am busy thinking of what to get my dad and want something more creative than socks {my go-to gift for him}. When I was contacted by Xperience Days I was excited because they have a lot of unique gifts that are perfect for the man who has everything.

Xperience Days helps you give more than just a material gift, you can give an experience that they will remember forever. The website has things like food tours, hot air balloon rides, shopping experiences, and sailboat rides. For the more adventurous there are extreme experiences like skydiving, air combat dogfighting, and driving a NASCAR.

I’m really excited that I get to offer one of you a $50 Xperience Days gift certificate good towards an experience for yourself or a loved one.

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It is a perfect time to find what gifts you would like to give to your father. Makobi Scribe is proud to present Father’s Day Gift Ideas Giveaway Event from June 10 12:01 PM EST to June 18 at midnight EST and is accepting signups now. This is a free event if you write a post about it. You can find out more details and sign up here.

Happy Father’s Day, Sinisa!

Sinisa is an awesome father and I have millions of pictures I love of him with Jacob and Lucas but I narrowed it down to my top 10 favorite pictures of the past couple years:

His first day of being a daddy

Sinisa becomes a daddy of two

First Father's Day (2008)

Jacob turns one

Daddy and Jacob

Jacob sleeping on daddy's shoulder

Having fun at the Pumpkin Patch

Daddy and his boys

Daddy holding Lucas in the hospital

Resting with daddy

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Jacob and I with my dad last Father's Day

My dad with Morgan at her Junior High graduation

Grandpa holding Lucas for the first time

Grandpa and Maddie at Easter

Dad with Brock before Prom

Grandpa with Camden

To a great Father and Grandpa… Happy Father’s Day! We love you!

Happy Father’s Day, Andrew!

I know it’s not Father’s Day yet but I wanted to wish my brother a Happy Father’s Day! Here are some of my favorite pictures of him with his children:

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Wordless Wednesday: Father’s Day

Lucas and Jacob with Daddy (picture taken by "The Picture People")

Jacob and Lucas (picture taken by "The Picture People")

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Momspective ~ MomStart ~ Two of a Kind… ~ Frosted Fingers

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