I have to admit I haven’t started shopping for Father’s Day quite yet. I thought I’d go this week, but my son is home from school (summer break) and I forgot how absolutely exhausting and crazy it is to have him home again all day! I’m trying to rework our schedules right now, and do everything I’m used to doing in a day (like study for school, work, cook, clean, etc.) plus entertain our 4 year old. We’re only a few days into summer and my house is trashed, and I feel like my head is spinning!!
So I decided that after I put my son to bed tonight, I need to get organized and start preparing for Father’s Day and do some research and I’m here to share my findings with you in case you’re feeling a little behind/stressed like myself…Good news is we’re within the Amazon Prime delivery window so there’s no need to stress out…at least not yet!
FOR THE SENTIMENTAL DAD (DIY)
Something I do every year is I take photos of our son with the same props so that my husband has a collection of framed pictures of how much he’s grown over the years! I have letters that spell out ‘DAD’ and get a 3 piece picture frame and add the pictures. You can take your own pictures, create artwork, anything personalized and handmade will be appreciated by dad!
FOR THE GRILL HAPPY DAD
If you’re lucky enough to have a husband that likes to cook/grill I found some nifty gadgets for you lucky ladies! If you have a husband that will be cleaning off the cobwebs on the barbeque this summer and dreading that it’s BBQ season (like me), you can still get one of these exciting tools maybe it will encourage our non-chefs to fire up the grill this summer and test our their new gifts and cook us a decent meal. Win/win!
Dad will never under or over cook food again! Thermometer connects to phone or tablet device and helps keep track of cooking time and displays food temp.
Anyone else’s husband constantly bother you to get stuff for them while they cook? Can you grab me this, or that? These trays allow him to use them for both raw and cooked food without cross contamination and more importantly without bothering you to help.
Because some dads need a little extra help keeping the BBQ clean.
- –BBQ Handle Light
- For the late night cooker.
So you don’t have to prep the meat and dad can do it himself with his cool new gadget! Notice a trend with these gifts? I’m slowly eliminating mom out of the grilling process/prep here. You can thank me later!
A cookbook that teaches dad more about prep. The trend continues.
FOR THE STRESSED OUT DAD (THE GIFT OF RELAXATION)
My husband works long hard hours and barely has any time for himself so I usually give him gifts from this section. I’ll book an appointment for him, or get him a gift card. I have in the past gifted him from all 3 of the shops below and he loved his experience at each! Dads often forget to pamper themselves so go ahead and send your husband off to the spa after breakfast for a little R&R, he’ll love you for it.
An affordable luxury spa destination that focuses on massages. You feel like you’re in a faraway land, a paradise, it’s by far the most beautiful and relaxing spa I’ve been to! If you’re located in Los Angeles, check out one of their 3 locations.
A grooming shop for guys located in Los Angeles and Miami and soon to be located in Texas. They offer hand, foot, and shaving and haircut services in the most chic mancave! They have large leather chairs; each client get their own tv, remote, and noise cancelling headphones. Dad will feel like a king with his experience at Hammer and Nails.
It’s way more affordable than a spa starting at just $55 for a facial. I don’t know any man that doesn’t need a good face scrub and extraction, so it really is a great gift!
FOR THE DAD THAT NEEDS TO TAKE THE EDGE OFF, CHEERS!
Sometimes we all just need a drink at the end of the day, and on those days you’ll be glad you have these little trinkets at home!
Dad will never have to suffer and drink a warm beer again.
FOR THE WELL GROOMED DAD
If your husband is into grooming and fashion these subscription boxes are perfect. He won’t need to go out and shop, and he can have new items curated just for him and arrive at his doorstep each month.
By Nordstrom. Dad will have access to a personal stylist online, they will curate a box of clothes together, whatever he doesn’t like or doesn’t fit he can ship back free of charge within 5 days. This is great for the dad that loves new clothes, but doesn’t have time to shop!
You get 4 grooming samples and 1 lifestyle product in each box for $20 a month.
FOR THE JET SETTER DAD
For the day that’s living out of a suitcase and traveling a ton for work, these items will make their travel a little easier.
Suitcase with a built in charger.
It has a pocket for everything (phones, tablets, pens, glasses, passport, etc.) and also has a built in neck pillow. You can literally carry all of your carry on items in this sweater. It’s so rad!
–Carry on Cocktail Kit – Moscow Mule
(Also comes in Old Fashion), everything you need to make your favorite drinks while you travel, minus the hard stuff.
FOR THE TECH SAVY DAD
You can never go wrong gifting new technology! It’s something they’ll be fidgeting around with all day and well beyond Father’s day and usually your child will be there helping and they can bond as they figure out how to use their new gift. Our favorite finds are:
Dad will be able to take his gaming addiction to a whole new level with VR with tons of searchable content, apps and games for him to explore!
Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. You can get it to play music, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, new, sports scores, weather, and more!
For the dad that’s constantly losing his keys, remote, etc. you can attach this tile to these items and use your Bluetooth to ring it!
You can fly the drone and record and stream your own footage it’s like making your very own video game. A sure way to provide your family with hours of fun!
You can get a 100″ screen size from this projector and stream shows and games using WiFi in any room on any wall.
Gives you a 360° photos and videos with livestreaming capabilities in 4K.
FOR THE FIT DAD
So either you’re living with a dad who never gave up his fitness, or one that got his little dad bod on and needs a little inspiration going forward. Either way we’ve got you covered below with some sporty gifts that the dad in your life will love.
Indoor exercise bike that allows you to join studio cycling classes from the comfort of your home.
A cool way to track your fitness, sleep patterns and overall health and help keep you accountable for your work and your progress!
–Powerbeats3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones
Wireless headphones perfect to avoid getting tangles up while working out!
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create the perfect Father’s Day. A simple home cooked meal, a homemade gift and a quirky little item from a list like the one I just presented is sure to make for a perfect day! At the end of the day, showing your appreciation however you can is what matters and spending time together as a family.
The good news for us moms is we’ve already had Mother’s Day. So, technically, we only need to put in as much effort as our husband did for us, right? Just kidding, sort of…
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there. We love and appreciate you so much!