Personalized gifts for dad: 2014 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Cool personalized gifts for dads: Cool Mom Picks Father's Day Gift Guide 2014

We’re thrilled to present our annual Father’s Day gift guide series, starting off with the coolest personalized gifts for the men in our lives we love. But hurry–personalized gifts need to be ordered stat!

This year, we’re also so happy to welcome back our friends at Dove Men+Care who are in part sponsoring our gift guide, since they really do get the importance of celebrating men who care for themselves and (our favorite part) care for their families. 21st century dads FTW!

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Plus, because we all adore the dads, granddads and stepdads in our lives so much, be sure to check out our massive Father’s Day giveaway below, valued at over $900, that we’ve put together from some of our very favorite Father’s Day gifts. Talk about taking care of dad…

All our picks are determined solely by the editorial team; there has been no compensation in exchange for recommendations. Some products may include affiliate links.

 

personalized father's day gift:  Custom silhouette cufflinks from your photos | cool mom picks

We love everything from artist Vana Chupp and we’re so glad to be featuring her custom silhouette cufflinks from your photos in our own shop this year. What a cool, classy gift for a stylish, sentimental dad. Bring back French cuffs! ($70, Cool Mom Picks indie shop)

personalized father's day gift: Custom family portrait | cool mom picks
This custom family portrait is from such a talented artist. We love her style so much and the amazing customization options: You can add children, pets, favorite stuffed toys, your city skyline in the background, and even a baby swaddled in arms for a new dad. And hey, he could be the one holding the baby too. ($80, Henry James Paper Goods)

 

Personalized gifts for dad: Child's artwork on a keychain from Metalpmorphosis

We absolutely adore putting your child’s actual artwork on a keychain or charm, which is always a fantastic, personal keepsake gift for a dad. How much do we love Kim’s work at her Etsy shop Metalmorphosis? This is the actual keychain that our editor Liz’s 8-year-old made for her grandfather. And yes, it looks just like him! Kim’s turnaround time is pretty quick and she’s so detail-oriented, she’ll kick back the drawing if she needs a better copy or a stronger line to work with.  ($110, Metalmorphosis)

 

personalized father's day gift: Custom engraved pro designer series baseball bat in ash | cool mom picks
For a sports-minded dad, this custom engraved pro designer series baseball bat in ash is pretty sweet. Warstic is an indie Texas company that hand-forges their own bats from truly outstanding materials. They have a ton of options that can be personalized (Wonderboy, perhaps?) then hopefully, handed down one day. ($119, Warstic)

-Keep reading for details about our massive Father’s Day giveaway -

 

Custom monogrammed shirts for dad at J Crew

For an extra $10, you can add a monogram to a shirt at J Crew and there’s a pretty wide selection.  ($64.50+ at J Crew; save 30% on spring styles and an extra 50% off final sale items with code SWEET)

Personalized gifts for dad: Custom I Love Dad map puzzle at Red Envelope

How amazing is this personalized I Love You Dad puzzle? Provide your address–or any special location–and the 40-piece puzzle will come to life with his house right at the center of the map design. The cut out “I love you dad” message is a really nice touch. ($49, Red Envelope)

personalized father's day gift: Personalized whiskey barrel | cool mom picks
For the imbibing dad who has everything, we’re smiling at this personalized whiskey barrel because uh, don’t tell us he has one already. ($85-200, Uncommon Goods)

 

Personalized gifts for dad: Custom keychain from Lisa Leonard
For a terrific price, you can nab this personalized keychain for dad, beautifully made from one of our longtime favorite artists. There’s lots of cool personalized gifts in her shop that we think you’ll love. ($28, Lisa Leonard)

 

personalized father's day gift: Monogrammed BBQ tool set | cool mom picks
Men just like playing with fire. It’s a fact. So cliche though it may be, we couldn’t get away without one cool grilling gift.  This monogrammed BBQ tool set is pretty great looking, and gives him an excuse to say “don’t touch my tools!” And gives you an excuse to ask for freshly grilled steak dinners all summer. ($115, Williams-Sonoma)

 

EXTRA COOL: WIN IT!

We’re so excited to give away one massive Father’s Day prize pack valued at more than $900, filled with some of our favorite gifts for dads. In fact, we want to steal them all.

 

Cool Mom Picks Father's Day gift guide giveaway 2014

PRIZE INCLUDES:

•Collection of 10 Dove Men+Care skin products including dual-sided shower tool, 2 bottles of Body+Face Wash, 2 Body Bars, Thickening Shampoo, 2 in 1 Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner, Cool Silver Antiperspirant, Clinical Protection Antiperspirant, Hydrate Face Wash, and Hydrate Face Lotion
Beats By Dre Solo Headphones available at Target
Custom keychain with your child’s artwork from Metalmorphosis
Dad’s Gotta Eat gourmet collection from MOUTH
Moleskine myCloud Messenger Bag
Duck Island Dopp Kit from Zady (to keep all those cool Dove products)
J Press York Street fine corded tie from Zady
Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments by Mike Adamick

 

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post, telling us why a special dad in your life (or you?) deserves to win it. You may enter one time per post on our Father’s Day Gift Guide series. Be sure to include your email so we can contact you. One winner will be drawn at random on or around Father’s Day, 2014. You must be a legal resident of the US, 18+. Contest ends midnight PST on June 15, 2014. Void where prohibited. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. If you don’t follow the contest rules you will be disqualified and we will feel bad for you. Don’t cheat. Eat leafy green vegetables. Be nice to puppies.

Also a big thanks to our wonderful sponsor Dove Men+Care. Visit their website for more info about their terrific skin, hair and body products, and follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook because that’s how we all roll these days.

Other 2014 Father’s Day Gift Guide posts:
Gourmet Gifts for Dad
Gifts for the Stylish Dad
Gift Ideas for New Dads
13 Cool Gifts for Dad Under $20
Best Books for Dads
Gifts for the Dad who has Everything
10 Cool DIY Gifts from the Kids

Cool Mom Staff

We spend our time looking for cool stuff so you don't have to. Hope this one fits the bill.

178 Comments

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Deirdre

    My husband is an amazing father. He works hard all day long to keep his family housed, clothed, fed and happy. Then, he tackles bedtime (which doesn’t always prove to be easy), so that I can dive into my freelance work. He is supportive of the professional decisions I make, but more importantly is always in my corner. I wouldn’t be the Mom that I am without the Dad that he is. Thanks for the chance to win. Dbyrne1[at]gmail[dot]com

    • Reply June 3, 2014

      irene ermitanio

      Your husband is really same with what my husband does. All you said about your husband is what an ideal father is. Am proud of my husband taking good care of me & our three kids.

    • Reply June 5, 2014

      Luene Villatoro

      My husband and father to our 3 year old daughter is the most awesome Daddy a girl could have. He has an extremely physically difficult job that he goes to everyday so that he can support us. Money is tight for our family and never does he spend any of his money on himself. He is the absolute highlight of our daughters life and it would be such a blessing if he would win.
      Thank you!!!
      Luenek@icloud.com

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Wendryn

    My husband is a wonderful dad to our 2.5 year old daughter. He is always very involved in what she’s doing. He does her hair regularly and is looking forward to learning how to braid. He cooks breakfast for her every morning and dinner for all of us every night. He’s starting his PhD in mathematics in the fall and he has arranged his schedule so he can do drop off and pickup from daycare so I don’t have to worry about it. He’s not the most physically affectionate person in general, but when she wants a hug, he’s always more than happy to give her one. I love watching them together; they’re so much alike in so many ways and they love each other fiercely. He’s the best dad I know.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Michele

    My husband became a dad for the third time in his life 13 years after his second born child had come into the world. We were both in our 40s and not anticipating being parents together, but when it happened, I found I was married to one of the best fathers and partners you could ask for. He was there to do the midnight feedings and diaper changes. He does all the laundry in the house, walks the dogs and coaches track. He is most definitely a 50/50 partner with me in this parenting gig. He is also a good person who leads by example. If my son grows up to be half the man his father is, he will be doing a good job.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Monica

    My guy is an amazing husband and father to our two boys. Not only does he truly coparent, but he does an excellent reading of Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie books.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Paige

    Having recently brought baby #2 into the world and into our family, I can safely say I’d be lost without my husband! With the arrival of both children he’s really stepped up his game – taking time off from work, keeping the house tidy & laundry clean, and making sure we’re all fed and healthy! I definitely couldn’t do this mommy thing without him.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Elissa

    My husband works really hard for our family. We both work outside the home, and he ALWAYS does 50% of the home life work–putting kids to bed, making dinner, cleaning up. We have a great marriage in that he respects my career just as much as his own, and also believes that parenting is a partnership. He never wants gifts for himself, always says to save money so our son can have a new train or book. He deserves a little fun!

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Bridget

    My hubby is the best Dad ever to our 2 year old daughter. He’s fun loving, supportive and patient. He is an extremely hard worker and is always putting our needs before his.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Rachael T

    My dad…where do I begin? Well growing up we never really had a special bond. Which yes is sad but it made me strong in a way. After I had my first daughter that all changed. He started showing his love not only to me but my daughter as well. Oh boy what a joyous feeling that gave me inside. I now have 3 little girls and they are in love with him. There’s never been a time since that he has told me no. Works constantly at work and at home to have nice things and somehow manages to chip in when he can with us. I will never be able to repay him for all that he has done for me and my girls. This contest would be one way to show him my thanks and graditude!

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Jason

    I am the youngest of 4 brothers. All with children and all have been At Home Dads at some point too. I currently am an At Home Dad of the three sweetest kids in Seattle. I would love to share this with my brothers.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Lisa

    My husband is an amazing father. And not just because he changes at least half of the diapers or gives the kids baths (pretty much all of them) or does “baby lifts” making the kids – and eventually him – to go into fits of laughter.

    When our daughter was just 7 months old – he went in for a routine medical procedure and 4 hours later he was clinging to life. Doctors told us he had no chance of survival – no one had survived before this. Yet he kept fighting. He had procedures every week for months and every time I’d hold up a photo of our baby girl and tell him what milestone she had met and how her father wants to be around for her next one. When things got very grim – the doctor told my husband to hold on for his daughter. And he did. Now doctors can tell a wife (or husband) who is crying in a waiting room – that the father of her child may make it. There’s hope.

    After he was “in the clear” – we expanded our family and had our son. While pregnant with him, our daughter was diagnosed with moderate Autism. My husband never cried. He never got angry. He said – we’re going to take this head on. And we did. My daughter just turned 5 and you would never know she was even on the spectrum. My husband could have spent his days focusing on his illness, but instead he focused on his children. What they needed from him. And we are all so much better for it.

    If my husband had given up and died – I don’t know if my daughter would be where she is today. Her and daddy are best friends (and her brother too she’d say – and mommy). He survived and every day is magical. While everything we do can be categorized as “therapeutic” for my daughter – we also make sure it’s also fun. Whether it be learning to play guitar or playing baseball or singing songs. Or super heroes. Or watching movies like Star Wars. I’m so grateful he fought to stick around. He would have missed the most amazing times of our lives.

    Father’s Day is a reminder for all of us – how grateful we are that he fought so hard.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Rachel

    My hubby deserves to win the package, because he uses dove and loves it. As being first time parents we both learned together what it takes to handle a little one. This past year I had to go back to work full time, but he still managed to get our daughter to piano class with other little ones and their mommies, sat through dance class practices without me, and that makes him really special in my eyes. Our little knows the love of her dad and it would be great if we could win this package for him. Thanks. ~ rae.g@hotmailDOTCOM

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Cat

    My husband is amazing. I travel a LOT for work and he is often left at home with our typical 2 year old. Then, once I am home, I am pregnant right now, and extremely tired, so he has been putting in so much extra work for our family. He deserves so much so this would be amazing.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    kate

    My husband has come into his own as a father to two daughters. It is as if this is what he was born to do. He has endless patience and constant excitement when it comes to his girls. There is no better parenting partner.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Alicia

    I am fortunate to have a loving husband who is an amazing father, my own dad who is still the life of the party and a father in law that just retired from the military after 35 years of service. I have 2 baby boys that are lucky enough to have these great men in their lives to show them what being a man and father means #blessed.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Lindsay

    My husband is a wonderful daddy to our one and a half year old boy. Since becoming a dad, I have seen a new side if him which makes me love him even more. My husband deserves this giveaway because he always puts me and my son first – he deserves a treat!

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Amanda Moore

    My son (4) says: My dad always does nice things when I am feeling sad and speaks nice to me. We go camping; I love camping with my Dad so much that I feel like doing it every single night. I don’t know what else to say but that he gives me lots of hugs and kisses and I love him soooooo much! And he smells stinky after when he gets sweaty so he needs more soap.

    My daughter (2) says: Mine!

    I say: I am so blessed to have such a great man. He’s all around awesome, even when he stinks. ;)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Ashley M.

    My boyfriend of over twelve years definitely deserves this award. I sometimes tell him he’s a better “mom” than me. He took as much time off as he could when our son was born 3 years ago because I couldn’t do anything because of my c-section. I didn’t even change a diaper until our son was 3 months old! He helped me every step of the way on my nursing journey. He was the only one that could get our son to latch & because of him I was able to nurse our child until he was 2. So many people discouraged me from it & he would always tell me that if our son still wanted to nurse it was because he still needed it & I shouldn’t let anyone come between that. He takes our son out by himself every chance he gets so that I can sleep in or just have some alone time. He’s an amazing provider & the most perfect dad I have ever seen. Our child absolutely adores his dad & I couldn’t have picked a better person to spend my life with.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Shanna

    My husband loves my kids and we love him. He works really hard and cooks the best. He always has time to pick up and carry long periods of time.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Carri

    He dances at the credits of every every movie, pretends he’s a knight in shining armor and my 5 year daughter is completely in love with her daddy.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Kathleen

    I’m impressed by all the great dads out there- encouraged to see that mine isn’t the only wonderful husband! I’d just love to get him that whiskey barrel for his awesomeness!

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Sonia

    My husband just deserves the whole world. There is nothing great enough or big enough that I can do to thank him and show him how much he means to me. He is an unconditional father and husband and I’m lucky to have him.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Krista

    My husband is an amazing father who works so hard every day to provide for myself and our two young girls. He always thinks of us first before himself. We are truly blessed to have him as a husband and father.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Sarah

    My husband and I recently became parents for the first time to a precious little girl. I am so thankful that he is a loving, patient, and HELPFUL father. Last year on Father’s Day he found out he was going to be a daddy, that’s going to be really hard to top!!

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Dusty Embree

    My husband, Phil, works very hard everyday to provide for his family. He is a fantastic role model for his children. He even does dishes and the floors!

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Ela

    This is a hard contest, isn’t it? With so many great dads around! Anyway, my dad is great, not perfect, has his quirks. Since I moved, it’s been so hard on my folks to be so faraway, every time we visit he insists on picking my family to and from the airport, crossing São Paulo during rush hour or not it is not an easy task! He won’t ever say “I love you”, but that’s my dad showing his love, and I love him. (I would have to split the prize with my husband!)

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Sarah tisdale

    My fathers son is wonderful. Our son is four months old. We co parent and he works extra hard to be in his life and has proven go be a great dedicated father.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Lendy Salazar

    After reading all of the above entries, I seriously wish all the dads/husbands could win!! The men that truly step up to be wonderful Fathers need to be applauded!

    As for my man, in my eyes he is in a league of his own! He came to the US as an immigrant young boy and pushed through life as best as he could. After HS he joined the US Navy and served proudly for many years. Then he used his service to better himself. He became a US citizen and graduated from college with an engineering degree (while holding two jobs). He’s been a man of many many firsts in his family. And although they do not understand the scope of his accomplishments, I do. I will forever be proud of him. Soon after we bought our own home and became parents! Even while being the provider and having a newborn he still managed to take on his next big goal of passing the State’s Professional Engineering exam…which is an amazing feat! He wakes up everyday early enough to spend his mornings with our daughter before work, every night he takes on our bedtime routine, and he is constantly reading up on parenting so he can be the best Father he can be to our Luna. One of the things I love best about my husband is his ability to always be humble. I realize there are so many special entries so if you choose my husband it would be a tremendous blessing! Good Luck everyone!

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Carrie

    My husband, Derick, lost his dad when he was 8 years old. The loss impacted him in many ways- he searched to fill a void in his life, he suppressed his feelings, he wandered with no make influence in his life.

    That changed when he first held our daughter, Conleigh. Being a dad to Conleigh, 4, Gibson, 3, and Acy, 6 months, has been so healing for my husband. He embraces each moment with our children and is so in tune with how precious each moment is. Each day is a gift and while that sounds cheesy, it is so true. After losing his own father and feeling the pain of losing opportunities, he’s been determined from the start to make memories and to make each moment count.

    My kids are luckier than they’ll ever know. I’m lucky too because I get to be his partner in this. He loves me well. He loves our children with everything he has.
    And the outcome of all if that pain he felt as a boy of 8 is this:
    Best. Dad. Ever.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Jenelle

    Before our oldest daughter was born, my husband had never even held a baby, let alone changed a diaper. But from the moment he held her, he has never once shirked a single parenting duty, from diapers to baths to braiding hair. He has never missed a school event or parent meeting. Now, three kids later, he is the most amazing dad I know.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Natalina

    My two boys have two amazing role models – their father and mine. Great list and suggestions – and thanks for reminding me to go ahead and order something for the two amazing dads in my life. :)

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Allison

    My husband is an amazing partner and father to our three girls. I feel so lucky to share my life with him and our daughters. He does it all from schlepping the girls to all the endless activities, homework and he deals effortlessly with the little dramas that happen in a house with that many females. He is my rock.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Melissa

    My husband totally deserves to win. He’s a fantastic father to our almost 3 year old daughter and he’s a great husband. He works hard and commutes in LA traffic every day but is still happy to sit and have a tea party or play ball with our daughter as soon as he walks through the door.

  • Reply June 3, 2014

    Trisha

    Been married 14 years….. 3 girls and 1 wife….. No boys…. Need I say more??

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Kate

    My husband is just the best dad I could ever imagine for my kiddos. He works SO hard so that I am able to stay home with our kids but he is also VERY present when he is home. So many people aren’t engaged with their kids after them come home from a long trip. My husband puts everything down to be an awesome dad to our 3 little boys.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Meg

    Through all of the ups and downs of becoming new parents eight months ago, my husband has been the best partner to me. He listens without judgment and manages to bring me a smile when they seem so far away. He puts his family at the forefront of all he does and always lets me and our sweet babe know how much we are loved. I’m excited to celebrate his first Father’s Day!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Sarah Glass

    My husband is beyond deserving of all these wonderful gifts. Nearly 2 years ago we went through the most traumatic thing a couple could go through… We lost a child. He stuck by me the whole time. I was in the hospital for 35 days and our twinless twin for 53 days after being born at 28 weeks. It takes a strong man to hold a family together through that kind of devastation. He went to work and still goes to work every day so I can stay at home with our little miracle, to bring him to therapy and give him all the support he needs. My husband Scott is truly the strongest man I know.

    • Reply June 4, 2014

      Sarah Glass

      Fathers Day is a day we celebrate more than most it’s a day we almost didn’t get to have.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Christie Dewey

    I started a gratitude journal back in March of this year. My husband and father of our 2yr old and 4 yr old has consistently (to his delight) made it into my journal! From engaging our girls, taking them to the park, making delightful squeals of laughter with them, all the way down to getting all of his toes painted a bright sparkly blue. These are just a few of the things that make him dad. And what a wonderful dad he is! So grateful!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Laura

    I didn’t change a diaper, for the first month, of my first baby’s life… it was a great predictor, of what an amazing father, my husband would become! He deserves the best!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Gond

    My husband works so I can stay home with the kids. It would be nice to really surprise him with something he won’t see on our cc bill

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Claire

    My husband is an amazing father to our four little girls and my own father is also amazing too.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Sabrina

    When I met my husband 9 years ago, we were both single parents. We met at our boys football practice. When I say he was a single dad, he literally had custody of both his kids. He took my son in as his own. Since, we have added our little girl to our foursome. Our kids have a father who holds honesty and integrity at the highest. He leads by example with love. I’m not going to list all he does because that would make me look bad ;) It’s not often one doesn’t have to worry about what their spouse and kids would do without them because the other parent is capable, and has, done it on their own. I am thankful for the man that I was so lucky to fall in love with. I couldn’t ask for a better man and partner in life.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Caroline

    My husband is the best dad and best partner in parenting anyone could ask for. funny, loving and involved with everything to do with our two kids who are 3.5 and almost 6. He sets a strong example, emphasizes creativity and nature and instills a sense of responsibility while being fun and silly.
    He was just diagnosed with lymphoma and I know this would be a meaningful gift as he begins treatment in the next few weeks.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Jeannie

    Twins. Our lives are consumed by our twins, and my loving and ultra patient husband has been calm as everything else has been chaos. He certainly deserves a day to be celebrated because he spends every other day of the year celebrating the rest of us.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Stimey

    My kids’ dad works really hard for our family. He spends so much time at work to make sure we have what we need but he goes out of his way to make sure he’s home to spend time with the kids every day and he always takes off from work when he needs to be at a kid event or meeting. Plus, he listens to the Writers’ Almanac podcast with our oldest son on the way to school every morning, instilling a love of poetry in the kid and also saving me from the forced-to-listen-to-poetry bullet.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Sarah Klinger

    My husband is a fantastic daddy to our 2 daughters. Even when he’s sad or tired, he always makes an effort to bring fun and play to our home. I hope he wins all this swag – he deserves a lucky break.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Stephanie

    My husband is the ultimate dad. Supportive, engaging and a strong role model. Funny too. Love him so much!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Ashley Charles

    Hugues, my husband, showed up in my life at an unexpected time over 5 years ago and everything Ive learned about him since has also been unexpected: his life story and how he beat all the odds after 12 years of life in Haiti, moving here, becoming a citizen, completeing school, graduating college and now working in a pharmacy. The way he became a daddy to my oldest without hesitation. The love both my girls have for him and how they wait every day to go running to him when he gets home from work. The way he totally went with my idea for me to be a stay at home with our new baby. There are many more ways he’s been pleasantly unexpected, and that’s just one of the many things I love about him. He would do anything for his family, because that’s who he is. What a lucky lady I am!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Alexis Lane

    Our family (mom,dad,our 9yr old, and 6yr old) recently became a foster family to two siblings ages 23months and 4. My husband is amazing! I work nights and he will often be doing bedtimes for all 4, along with all the rest of the ways he contributes to keeping our now house of 6 up and running. Sports transports, he does all the cooking, and running back and forth endlessly to the store when I’ve forgotten yet another item on the list. He deserves a break and an amazing Father’s Day gift!!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Kelly

    My husband is a great dad. He’s not perfect, but he tries so hard! He is almost done with his culinary degree (he’s worked really hard! 3.7-4.0 GPA every semester.). He also has a job. He hardly has time to sleep, but he always has time for our 4 daughters. I am disabled and our girls range from 18mo to 12yrs. It is SO GREAT when he “takes over” bedtime!! He has to deal with a lot between an exhausted, limping wife and 4 silly and super-smart girls. He deserves a father’s day gift every day… but hey, I make cookies. Sometimes he even gets some! Lol

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Catherine

    My husband deserves to win because he truly is the father I always wanted for my kids…back when I was just dreaming of having kids instead of fully in the trenches. He is my 110% backer of all my crazy “ideas” : he supported me through three difficult pregnancies and 1 year of breast feeding each, wore the babies in a sling so he could work and hold them at the same time, cloth diapered, researched home made baby food recipes, and most of all believes that watching his children by himself is PARENTING not babysitting!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Barbara

    My dad is an immigrant who came to this country with nothing and worked his fingers to the bone. He provided for his us, we never wanted for anything. He’s a father who instilled ethics into us that we live by today. Thanks Dad!!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Karen

    Help! My husband already owns a personalized whiskey barrel (gift from a colleague). He’s an amazing dad and I clearly need some help in the picking out a gift department!

    —–
    Eds: This is one of those cases Karen where we have to respond with a LMAO.
    Don’t worry, we’ll have lots more coming.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Nancy

    My husband is a great dad to our four loves because he had a loysy example of family life and has made sure he does not follow their way but has created his own amazing parenting style. He really wants to just be with us for all the little things. Career has taken a back seat he is home on time daily no cell phone or computer time. We feel he is truly in the moment.
    Money comes and goes(boy it goes) but we can’t get this back. We were both fatherless pretty young so we appreciate it all the more.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Lisa

    My husband works hard to provide for us. In his little spare time, he always has to help with our tech & house issues. And he’s impossible to buy for!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Carolyn K

    My fella is the best dad ever to our three. He devotes so much of himself to them and they are pretty lucky kids to have such a loving dad.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Tom

    I feel like I’m a pretty good dad to our kids, and would love to win these prizes.

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    Kathleen S.

    My husband is an amazing first-time dad! He works hard and spends every extra second he has being goofy with our daughter. Now if he would just learn some normal lullabies instead of singing AC/DC to her…

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    Amy

    My husband does so much around the house to help. When I am traveling for work, he is Mom and Dad. When I’m putting our son to sleep, he cleans up the dinner mess in the kitchen. He does the laundry when he knows we are going to have a busy weekend and not a lot of time for chores. He loves his little boy so much you can see it in his face as it lights up when he comes home from work. He’s the best!

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    Stephanie Nelson

    My husband does so much for the family and enjoys doing it. He does great including his son who’s 11 and our daughter who’s 2 in activities and make sure they both feel they’re getting his attention. He does great with helping with housework and does like to tackle the yard work mostly by himself. I couldn’t imagine not meeting him 6 years ago and where I’d be now. Love our family!

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    Nina

    My husband annoys me to no end, never putting away things, leaving laundry on the floor, playing crazy with the kids right before bedtime, letting them wrap him around their little fingers… He is also a wonderful dad who doesn’t always do what I think is right but manages beautifully anyway in raising our twin girls. And he is the man that after almost 20 years, a serious cancer scare, a surprise twin pregnancy, and more, is still sticking with me, making me laugh and making it easy to love him more every day. Well almost every day… ;-)

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Bri B

    My husband is an amazing father who is a wonderful provider, supporter, silly song singer, and all around great guy. Our daughters absolutely adore him, and we are so blessed to have him!

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    Christy

    My husband deserves all this and more. He is the most amazingly selfless and loving husband and father who works extremely hard both at work and home to take care of our family. We had very preemie twins and two years later added another twin set with prematurity issues followed a couple years later by our youngest daughter who has allergies and excema issues. Through all this, he has been my rock and helped every step of the way. Most women who are stay at home moms don’t get lucky enough to have a husband who shares equally in the child rearing and housework. My husband comes pretty darn close to splitting everything equally in our household. From changing diapers to changing apnea monitors to doing dishes and taking care of the dog, my husband does it all and I am so grateful for him and all he does, I’d love to have something to show him what he means to us. Thank you!

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    Robin G

    My husband is amazing! For many years, we struggled with infertility. After three years and a loss, we had our son. My husband is exactly the man my son needs to see to learn how to become strong.

    My husband is strong, caring, loving, and I couldn’t imagine my life without him.

    Almost two years ago, we tried two IVF cycles and they failed. We grieved the loss of future children, but I knew my son had the best dad ever.

    In March of this year, we found out that my husband gets to be a dad for a second time :) When I asked what gift he wanted for Father’s Day, he pointed to our son and then my stomach and told me, “I already have them.”

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    Sumerlin

    My husband, Rich, is such a wonderful husband to me and an incredible father to our daughter. This is his first father’s day, and he will miss it, because he’s going to be working an extra job to provide for our family. He is a military doctor, and is getting ready to do a two-year fellowship, but is picking up an extra weekend shift on-call at another hospital so we can continue to save money to buy a house. While he is providing for our family, he’s also relieving 4 other dads to be with their families and celebrate how special they are. He is always self-less and serving in this manner, which is why I married him in the first place. Anyway I can find to uplift him and show my gratitude for all he does, is the least I can do for all he gives to us.

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    Sarah

    My husband is the kind of dad I wish I’d had growing up – works hard, plays with total abandon, loves and knows his kids as individuals, supports us all in every way. We’d love to win a special over-the-top gift for him!

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    Susie

    A beautiful friend of mine, her young daughter died on Mother’s Day. The family, and frankly our community, is devastated, and her husband is taking it particularly hard. I would love to forward this gift to this family.

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    Jennifer

    Because my heart aches with joy when I hear our 16 month old daughter laughing with him.

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    Misty

    My husband has not only been an incredible daddy to our 10 yr old daughter and 4 yr old son, he has also tirelessly loved and parented teens for over 10 yrs as a youth pastor. I watch him make his own children feel special and protected, and then turn around and be a father figure to many of our students that don’t have involved fathers in their lives. He has taught other men’s sons how to shave and how to treat women, how to behave with honor. He tells the girls that they are beautiful and valuable and wanted. He’s a wonderful father. msoebel@yahoo.com

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    Elizabeth Glenn

    When I married my husband, he already had two children in their 20’s. He knew how much I wanted a child. We eventually had a daughter who is now 14. He’s been such a loving and supportive dad. I have chronic migraines so he’s had to do a lot. My parents divorced when I was 3. It’s great to see the bond between my daughter and her daddy. She’s a lucky girl and so am I!!!

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    Christine M

    My husband works hard. He works long hours. He sometimes never puts his computer down because he has that much to do. I think he deserves to be rewarded once for all that he does for our family.

    Thank you.

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    Busydad

    whiskey barrel, please. I seldom use the word need, but NEED. also I would like to win the prize because I put enough pressure as it is on my kids. I’d like to give them a break. They are already painting a replica of the Sistine chapel on my ceiling for Father’s Day. Or at least that’s what I assigned them.

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    Suzy Q

    The special dad in my life is my brother-in-law, Steve. He came into my sister’s life 25 years ago, after she was divorced with two young children. My niece and nephew have a bio dad, but he was an alcoholic and not much around in their lives. Steve married my sister and stepped up to the plate in a big way; really in EVERY way. I know my nephew is a better man and my niece a better person because of Steve and his many influences over the years. Did I mention he is a firefighter? So, he lives his life helping other people, as well. Our entire small family has been very blessed to have him in our lives.

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    Jack

    I want to win it for myself for no reason other than I do.

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    Elena

    My husband deserves because he is a great Dad and he is hardworking and caring

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    Jennifer

    My husband is an enamored first time dad. It’s so worthwhile to see him come home from work with a big smile on his face because he gets to spend time with family, especially his baby son.

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    Marla

    Of course my kids Dad works hard! He does that, and volunteers as the assistant scout leader for my boys scout troop. He puts them to bed almost every night. He reads to them, plays with them, listens to them. He tactfully reminds me of the things I’m not doing quite right in terms of parenting and can remind me to stay on track with the parenting plan we have agreed upon. He works a job that he can’t stand so that I can stay home and homeschool our boys. He is patient. He takes care of me and makes sure that I am taken care of so I can be a better Mom. I can’t even state how much he does and how much my kids love him.

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    Jeannine

    Would love to win this for my husband, who is an amazing father to our son. His patience, affection, and devotion to our son and our family is exemplary. He always puts his needs and wants last and deserves to be pampered!

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    Lisa

    My husband has been a stay at home dad for the last three years, first to our daughter and now to our son. He is patient, creative, loving and kind. Although I thank him everyday for choosing to be home with our kids, I would love to give him something extra special. His work as an artist has been pushed to late at night so that his family is a priority.

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    Robin

    Mike deserves to win because he is the best grandpa. Two words: “donut store”!

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    jen

    My husband is such a hard working dad. He rarely wants anything for himself, always wanting to put everything to the kids. He often works past kid bedtime but on the days where he is home in time, he handles bathtime, stories and bed for all three kids so I can catch a break. He adjusts his work schedule so I can make it to school picnics and field trips without worrying about who will watch the younger ones. No matter how exhausted he is, he always makes time to genuinely be there for the kids, wrestling and rough housing with them, chasing them and laughing through the house.

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    Elizabeth Sullivan

    Dictation from my kids (11 & 7):
    “Aba’s work is to make our city a better place, but when he comes home he takes me to play basketball and if Orion is crying he holds him.” (11)
    “Aba likes to do double-snuggle with Mama and me.” (7)

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    Lyn Michael

    There is a very special dad in my life who is deserving of every good thing! I give him what I can, which is mostly not material stuff, I just want to give him everything.

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    Lisa

    Next week, my husband’s leaving his full time job for a half-time position while I take a great full-time job. He’s genuinely excited to be the one who has more responsibility for our home life.

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    Cassandra Coleman

    My daddy is awesome!! I am the oldest child by 10 years so we have a special bond. Growing up he was always a hands on dad. Some people thought he was strict but he was just protecting us. After he lost his job after 29 1/2 years he was more concerned about not being able to give my son his weekly allowance than what he would do for money and his bills! I am the only one with kids in our family and it amazes me how my daddy was such an awesome father but has become an even better granddad.

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    Tori Lee

    My husband, because he knows and appreciates the importance of having his wife, me, stay home to raise our three boys.

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    Ann

    My hubby and father to our three kids 10 and younger rocks in every way. We all adore and cherish him, I couldn’t ask for better!

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    Eliana

    My Husband is an amazing father who first hand knows what it is not to grow up with a father and he gives our beautiful daughter all the love & support he missed out on every single day. We’ve been blessed with a second bundle of Joy & can’t wait to see him fall in love all over again…

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    Danielle

    My husband is a fantastic father of 2 adorable boys . He makes them laugh everyday!

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    Gretchen

    My husband and father of my 2 beautiful girls is a man’s man…and of course ends up with 2 girls. He is a special education teacher and varsity football coach–all while obtaining his educational specialist degree and pursuing an administration degree. While doing this, he still manages to take my oldest (6) camping, swimming, and stressing the importance of reading. Our youngest (6 months) loves her daddy and watching him take her into his arms after 4 years of infertility is priceless. He deserves all the joys that life offers.

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    Meagan

    My hubby is such a great dad to our 3 boys. We’re honestly 100% partners in parenting, and I don’t know what I’d do without him. He deserves something special! :)

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    Christa

    Great to see all the awesome dad comments…sounds like they EACH deserve to win this giveaway!! Including my own husband ;) by far one of the least selfish, most giving people I know. He goes above and beyond to make sure that myself and our 3 children have everything we need and in most cases want…but puts his wants aside to do that. Happy Father’s Day to all the great dad’s out there!

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    stay at home dad

    I would love for my husband to win this prize because he has sacrificed so much for our family. We had our kids during my training and he elected to stay home to raise them while I was away. For the las 10 years he has cooked, cleaned, shopped for groceries, ironed my clothes, taken kids to school/doctor’s appointments/swimming lessons, and covered my duties during my schooling, training and night shifts. Amazingly he has managed to do all of this and maintain a balance between disciplinarian and fun dad.

    For me personally, he has allowed me to be a mother and a professional. I also have type 1 diabetes and had a lot of issues with low blood sugars when we met and in out first years of marriage. He researched what he need to do to help me and saved me on a number of occasions. He supported me and helped me to achieve health so that I could safely carry our boys to term.

    He is the most involved and family centered dad I’ve ever met and is truly deserving if being awarded this prize.

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    LC

    Father of two little girls, he is here everyday helping with the everyday stuff. He doesn’t complain or want anything more than what the girls have to offer – unconditional love. I know that he is a great dad to them because by the time they were 5 they knew how to skateboard, and ride a bike without training wheels. They are excellent readers also because he has read to them since the were new borns. All dads who love their children deserve the thank you – I just know what this dad has done – created a bond that will last my girls their whole lives.
    lupe2mongolia@yahoo.com

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    Evi

    My husband will be a new Dad this year- less than a month, so this would be a great way for him to start his new role!

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    Jennie

    Whiskey barrel – fantastic!

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    Heather A.

    My dad is fighting stage 3b lymphoma. So far he’s winning. Every day is a gift, and he deserves every gift possible! Plus, he’s my dad! and he get’s bonus gifts for that!

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    beka

    my husband deserves to win this kit. i’m 9 months pregnant with our 2nd child and working full time and my husband tries really hard to make my life easier. he kills the spider, he tries to make dinner, he gives our son his bath every night, he cleans the house, washes the clothes, buys me flowers, and tells me i’m beautiful even though i feel like a hippo. in short, he’s wonderful, and he totally deserves this prize.

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    Shiri Willcot

    My husband and dad to our 2 year old daughter is the most genuine and good-hearted person I (and almost everyone else) knows. He is so selfless, working 3 jobs and going to school, while I work on my business from home. Regardless of the things he needs, he will make sure our daughter has a fun outing before he would even think of getting something for himself. Her smile is what drives him in these hard times. She says “I wuv Abba”. I have been thinking of what I could get him for father’s day for quite a while and unfortunately cannot afford to get him much beyond cards…winning this giveaway would be amazing.

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    Natalie S

    Would love to win this for hubby! He is an amazing dad to our 3 boys, a wonderful husband, a hard worker, and just amazing all around. It would be awesome to win this for him! nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

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    Gail P

    I have a wonderful father and (ex) father-in-law who have both been very supportive of me and my son while going through a divorce. They are both incredible men who I am proud for my son to look up to!!

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    ElysaG

    He deserves to win because he’s just such an amazing dad — he’s patient and loving, fun and cuddly, practical and hard-working. He’s everything.

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    Jean L.

    My husband is the best dad! He overcame a long unemployment and recently a depression. Through these difficult times he has been a dedicated and loving father to our four boys. He is very involved in scouting, reads to the kids almost every night, works out with them, and sings with them. I admire his strength, sacrifice, talent, persistence, and sheer willpower to overcome these hardships for his children and me. I couldn’t ask for a better dad for our boys! I hope we can raise them to become like my husband and the world will be a better place!

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    Amorette

    My husband is so great, always ready to help with the kids, or dinner, or folding diapers. With two kids, he has his hands full, but he gives each of us great attention and love, doing whatever they want him to do: coloring, Legos, rolling in the grass. He is a great dad.

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    Shelley T

    My husband is going thru a rough time right now, feeling like he is not a good father. But we think he is and want to show him!

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    Amy

    My hubs deserves to win because he is an amazing dad.

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    Amanda Alvarado

    My hubby is the best father ever and we rarely ever have money to splurge on getting him something he wants. To win this and be able to give it to him would be the awesome to surprise him with!

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    Julie U

    My husband always puts our family’s needs first. Helps out around the house, our kids schools’ and activities.

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    April Goldman

    Because my husband has grown tremendously over the 8 years since we began our parenting journey. He’s not afraid to admit when he’s wrong, and he doesn’t see his role as dad as one he “has” to do, but one he wants to take on-even the hard stuff. Because he never calls taking care of his kids “babysitting,” and as the primary breadwinner, he still comes home to play/talk/cook/bathe/care for the kids because he wants to be there fully for his children. My husband ROCKS.

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    Karen

    New baby and new house, both the same week. My husband has been an incredible rock and an awesome dad!

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    Libby

    The most squeamish man I’ve ever known has become the father who changes all types of diapers (as quickly as possible), wipes a tiny bum on the potty, dumps potty contents into big toilets, hugs and loves the contagious child, and does not grumble or squirm or think twice in the midst of it all. He is amazing.

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    RC

    Family first!

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    sharon

    The dad in my life deserves to win your phenomenal giveaway because he is all about me, and everyone else. His joy is in doing for others.

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    Clementine Lindley

    The daddy in our lives is amazing. I could write an essay to what makes him so wonderful, but it would pale to the adversity many others have faced. He is loving, kind, and has 3 kids aged 17-1 and has tackled each parenting task with grace and dignity. And to this partner and mom that is reason enough.

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    Melissa

    My hubby deserves to win because he works so hard for us! He needs a fun surprise!

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    Michelle Mangan

    My husband deserves to win this gift pack because he does so much for our family — dishes, laundry, works hard, plays with the kids, etc. He hasn’t bought himself clothes in over a year to try and save money. He needs a little extra TLC!

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Carla

    My husband is an amazing dad–a 6-year-old daughter and 2-year-old boy/girl twins–he regularly takes them out all on his own so that I can get a break!

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    Allie

    Wow these entries are incredible. I am in awe of how much love these daddies give to make the world that much better. Thank you to them. My dad is incredible for his unceasing encouragement, constant interest in my life and my daughters’ lives, and his love of life is contagious. I never thought I could find a man even close to him to be a father to my children but I did! My husband is incredible in his own way but takes after my dad in the best ways, too. So blessed to have them both in my life.

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    Billi

    Several years ago my husband retired after 26 years in the Army. During his time of service our family moved numerous times across the country and overseas and endured long separations from each other. The boys missed him terribly while he was gone, but he made sure he always stayed involved in their lives, and supported their acivities and endeavors best he could. Now he is mentor, best friend, and fellow home brewer to our sons. He deserves the Best Dad Award. My boys and I are blessed to have him in our lives.

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    Talin

    Simply put, he is the single beam that supports our family of five. He’s the quite type who listens and watches and knows just what everyone needs to be their best self for the day. An awesome husband, an awesome dad.

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    RookieMom Heather

    My husband, Alec, is the best sandwich-making, game-playing, diaper-changing, story-reading, grilling, biking, fun-having Dad our sons could hope for. He deserves all the goodies!

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    Wehaf

    I would actually split this among several men in my life – my brothers, who are wonderful fathers just as they were wonderful brothers. My dad, who is still the smartest man I know. And my boyfriend, who is not a dad yet, but whose kindness makes it clear he will be so very good at it when he is.

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    Maria S.

    My husband deserves to win this awesome giveaway. He retired from the USAF (where he supervised about 50 people) in 2012, has been diligently looking for a job since, and just now started a job with the USPS as an assistant mail handler. It’s very physical, backbreaking work, but he doesn’t mind doing it. I’m a stay at home mommy to a 2yo daughter and about to deliver our son next month, so the stress on my hubby is unbelievable. But he always has time to play and be silly with our daughter, do most of the chores (cos I’m as 8mos prego and as huge as a house), before heading off to swing shift. He’s just awesome.

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    Karla

    What dad wouldn’t want to win this? I’d love to give this to my husband! Dad’s need recognition too. Enough said.

  • Reply June 7, 2014

    K.C.

    So many deserving, wonderful fathers blessing us all. He is always putting his family before himself, and never asks for anything or says “I want…” unless it’s for the children. I know two men like this: my father and my own husband. What would we ever do without our supermen? xo

  • Reply June 7, 2014

    Jenaya C

    My husband is an amazing father to our two children. He is an incredibly hard worker and still finds the time to play with and spend time with our kids.

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    Amanda abry

    My 74 year old father was always an amazing father and continues to be so by being an incredible papa to his grandkids. He drops everything to be with niece, who has developmental delays and speech apraxia. My dad and niece are the centers of each other’s world. The love has motivated my niece to learn to type messages to him, use maps to find his house and do so much more. And my dad’s devotion to his grandkids has been indispensable to my sister, a single mom. Papa is the best.

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    Karen

    My hubby, Martin, is the best dad to our three boys, ages 2, 5 and 7. He manages to take all three of them out for bike rides… oldest rides himself, and daddy tows the other two. When I have to work late, I come home to happy kids who have had frozen yogurt for dinner, no baths, and great quality time with daddy. Martin insists on attending every event for our kids… even though he’s typically the only daddy there amongst a sea of moms. Our boys love their daddy, and would vote for him a million times over if they could!

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    Dawn Monroe

    My husband deserves to win because he helped me raise 6 kids and now six grandkids with love and laughter. My husband is a hard worker, good role model and has gone with out to give others what they need. He is a great man!

  • Reply June 7, 2014

    Mandy Lipchinsky

    My husband is the best father to our son. He never hesitates to help with him in any way. I have never seen anyone so excited to see his child everyday.

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    Diane Compton

    My husband’s truly the most selfless person I have ever known. He gives so much of himself and never expects anything in return. He is so deserving of this magnificent prize! Thank you for the opportunity!!!!

  • Reply June 8, 2014

    Denise S

    My husband is a special dad who works very hard and is always learning and trying to improve himself.

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    Katherine

    My Dad died when I was only 2 so didn’t really have a “Daddy” role model in my life. I met and married my best friend and we have three beautiful children. He loves them unconditionally and is always there to help me out with them and always stops and takes time to play with them. He has shown them the value of integrity, hard work and love

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    robyn paris

    i think my Dad should win because he is so good to all his children but he is specially good to his step children too.

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    Allison K

    While my husband is a great father, I’d give the prize to my dad — it’s a special year for him as he retires after 34 years of teaching (at the same school). As I face everyone in life getting older, and the changes that brings, I realize what an amazing father (and grandfather to my 2 daughters) and want to reward him.

  • Reply June 9, 2014

    nickie

    My husband is a wonderful father, husband and friend. He is always there for anyone with a helping hand or joke. He is not just a great father, but he is a great person. He is always willing to help a person in need.

  • Reply June 9, 2014

    Katie

    My husband deserves this prize because although we have been through a rocky road recently, and have just welcomed baby girl #2, he continued to be the best daddy ever. He deserves something for himself! We love him so much!

  • Reply June 9, 2014

    Kate Leahy

    I could say my husband deserves to win because he’s hardworking, a supportive spouse, and a loving father (he is all of these things), but he deserves to win because he’s absolutely hilarious. He remembers every joke and rhyme on the planet, to the delight of all the kids in our life. Neighbor who lost his job and is having a terrible week? My husband had him crying with tears of laughter by the end of the week. Kids having one of those days? Husband comes home and gets the house belly laughing and smiling again, every time.

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    Heather Craft

    My husband Dale has given everything to care for us. He spent three years on the road for months at a time after the economic downturn in 2008. After finally getting off the road, he has spent the last 6 months caring for me after a debilitating injury. He has never complained and simply does what needs to be done for myself and our two children. He coaches our son’s lacrosse team and cares for his entire team as if they were his own.

    He is more than I ever hoped and dreamed for when I was younger. He is loving, generous, and kind. We are blessed to have him home again.

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    Selina A

    Where to start… Well, for starters I lost my father when I was a tender age of 13, and being that it’s Father’s Day I always had a hard time celebrating since I could only remember my father, but now that my we have our 2 year old daughter I have Father’s Day to look forward to again. My husband is a beyond words amazing father. He is a firefighter by day and father by night or vise versa. He never goes a minute without thinking of us weather it be a FaceTime or a text, or call. He lets us know we are thought of, and although duty calls and sometimes life threatening he puts others safety before his own. Our daughter, family , and his job are his life but his ability to put a smile on his daughter and I’s face is priceless and when I see that it makes me able to know my daughter will have the love I once had from my father. I couldn’t be more blessed with a man that fits the description of a father. Happy fathers out there to all the daddy’s!

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    Anita B.

    My husband has given me what all little girls dream about- a beautiful home, two children, lots of love and affection. I really couldn’t ask for anything else in my life except this blessing of a man and the children couldn’t have a better daddy.

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    Susan Kidwell

    My husband Jeff is the best daddy and husband around. We have three daughters that he would do anything for. He is my best friend as well as all my girls best friend! He wors so hard to keep everything going. Which is sometimes a difficult thing being a teacher and a musician and living in a town wher everyone is handed everything. He would totally love to win!!!

  • Reply June 9, 2014

    AuraR

    My husband is always so upbeat and focused on keeping ‘his girls’ happy. My daughter and I would love to offer him the best father’s day ever!

  • Reply June 9, 2014

    T. Skinner

    Dad is a WWII veteran and great dad at 91 years old. What more can I say?

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    Kathy

    My husband takes great care of my daughter and me. He works hard all day, plays with my daughter all night, and takes care of me since I’ve developed some health problems after having our daughter. He is an all around great guy and would love this gift!

  • Reply June 9, 2014

    Sarah Hirsch

    My husband is a great father, he really deserves a special treat this father’s day for all the nice things he does for our family.

  • Reply June 9, 2014

    Crystal F

    My hubby is a wonderful father. He works extremely hard for us so that I can stay home with our girls. He also coaches my oldest daughter’s softball teams. He never does anything for himself so this would be wonderful for him. Thank you!

  • Reply June 9, 2014

    Toni Moore

    Because my amazing hubby is always there for our little guys :)))

  • Reply June 10, 2014

    theresa J

    My husband has always been willing to do any job related to our kids.

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    Darlene

    My dad has always been a loving and supporting dad. He taught me how to swim, ride a bike, and even tried to help me ride a skateboard. He works hard everyday to provide a house and everything for our family. He always puts his family first. I would love to be able to give him this gift for father’s day.

  • Reply June 10, 2014

    Jim Lipscomb

    As a dad I have to prioritize my spending. A father’s day freebie would be a fun indulgence.

  • Reply June 10, 2014

    Tamar

    I have an amazing husband who has sacrificed so much for his wife and children. He deserves a surprise!!

  • Reply June 10, 2014

    Lindsay

    Because my husband doesn’t buy things for himself.

  • Reply June 10, 2014

    Michele

    My dad passed away. However, my husband has been a rock for me and a great father to our children. He is so patient and caring to them. He works hard and always puts our family first.

  • Reply June 10, 2014

    RussR

    My dad is amazing. As I look back on the advice he has given me over the years, the older I get, the smarter he becomes.

  • Reply June 10, 2014

    kyl neusch

    he’s the best around

  • Reply June 11, 2014

    Whitney A

    My hubby is a patient, selfless, kind man who loves reliving his favorite childhood memories and experiences with our son everyday.

  • Reply June 11, 2014

    Carol G

    My husband is a wonderful man besides being a great father. He always worked and never hesitated to help with the housework and child care. The kids always admired him. My son became an engineer just like his father. The boy always bragged about him.
    Dad took him to work and my son and he played computer games and ate cookies and hot chocolate. My son thought this was engineering. It was a a bonding of little funny things like this.
    My son wants to be a wonderful example to his future children because of his father.

  • Reply June 12, 2014

    Christina Brewer

    Sitting down and trying to even figure out where to begin is probably one of the most challenging parts about this. Where to begin. Today, I turn 34 and this year, Father’s Day seems…..different. You see, eight years ago, my father was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma cancer, which is an incurable form of cancer that is both in the blood and bone marrow. When I was a little girl, my father towered at 6’4″ – a strong and dedicated military man. Now, he is 5’11” because his spinal column is collapsing. Despite the destruction, he is still a strong spirit and a dedicated military man. When you have dedicated 32 years of your life to the armed forces, it always remains a core part of who you are.

    When my father was first diagnosed eight years ago, he was told that, without a stem cell transplant, he would likely have 6 months to live. At that time, the doctors did not believe that he would even be eligible for a transplant, but they nevertheless (thankfully) proceeded to check and see whether or not he could be cleared for a transplant. Needless to say, we were very thankful when we found out that he would be able to sustain a transplant. To date, my father has had 2 transplants in order to extend his life, but a 3rd cannot be done because the body cannot sustain a 3rd hit, so the time we have is the time that we have and we are blessed by every day.

    I am my father’s daughter. I look in the mirror and I see the strength and determination that he has instilled in me. I feel the follow-through and dedication and morals coursing through my veins. As my father fades, I find that he has built within me the ability to step into the shoes of leading my family because it takes a strong person to be able to hold it together.

    My dad is a 65 year old young man :) He is a man who has loved his family so much. His grandchildren adore him. For them (and many outside of our family), he “walks on water.” As I alluded to earlier, my father had a wonderful, long, and joyful career in the military. During that time, he also worked at Safeway. He sustained both jobs until he could no longer do it with the cancer. Outside of his careers, the man that I look up to so much also was in a quartet that toured the country, performing in churches when he wasn’t away on duty or pulling the night shift at Safeway. He bakes like it is nobody business – In fact, we’ve had people at our church bid $50+ just for one of his cheesecakes! My grandmother taught him how to make her jam and he in turn taught me! Jam – that’s what people ask for at Christmas because they just can’t get enough of it.

    On a musical level, I am furthermore my father’s daughter. Like my father, I tour churches and other venues….one thing about being a singer though is that presentation is key. My one problem with this is that I don’t like to shop, so I’m thankful that my father likes to shop, (thank you QVC and HSN…lol), has a good eye for it, and designs jewelry. I just don’t know what I’m going to do without him. Outside of my significant other, my father is indeed my best friend – even though it was certainly not like that when I was a teenager!

    We, as a family, have all come to the understanding that we are closing in on the final portions of this part of his journey with us, so this Father’s Day just feels different. It’s more bittersweet than it has even been and I certainly feel so much more contemplative about what precisely I want him to have from me this year. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve always tried to be very thoughtful in my gifts to my parents, but again, this year, it’s different. My father is our family’s hero, our rock, and a pillar of our strength. Having moved back home to be his caregiver has been such a gift for both he and I, and, as his daughter, this is my right. This is my joy. This is my honor.

    Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers! What you give to us is immeasurable! What you teach us in your walk goes far beyond anything that words could ever express! Your gifts of strength, love, and dedication carry us through…..even unto the very end! Dale Brewer, I honor you as my father; I cherish you as my teacher; And I love you as my guiding heart. Thank you for the life that you have given me! ~Love always~

  • Reply June 12, 2014

    Stephanie Galbraith

    My fiancé has taken on the roll of being my children’s step dad. He loves them dearly and is always helping them learn new things. He definitely deserves some recognition more than just our I love you’s for father’s day. :)

  • Reply June 12, 2014

    gayle gildehaus

    I do not have a dad to tell you about but i do have a wonderful man to mention.My sweetie has been a father figure to my six kids for five years now.He is the most patient and loving man you could ever know.

  • Reply June 13, 2014

    michelle r

    My dad is always there for me

  • Reply June 13, 2014

    Daniel M

    my dad’s the best he’s always helping everyone and also takes care of the church

  • Reply June 14, 2014

    joe gersch

    my dad is special because he taught me values

  • Reply June 14, 2014

    Erica C.

    He doesn’t buy anything for himself so this would be great.

  • Reply June 14, 2014

    Karrie Millheim

    He works so hard. All his life he has been a hard worker and always provided for us. I would love to see him get a little spoiled for everything he does for all of us

  • Reply June 14, 2014

    Jammie

    My husband is the father that deserves this, he has been so strong for so long!

  • Reply June 14, 2014

    RICHARD HICKS

    My Dad is the best Dad around. He made so many sacrifices for us kids growing up. ALways there for us in good or bad times.

    gmrichhicks at gmail dot com

  • Reply June 14, 2014

    Laurie Emerson

    My husband deserves this as he is one of the most thoughtful and loving dads I know. He is in the Army and although he cannot always be with us,when he is he makes us feel so cherished,love and safe. He is always there for us through good and bad and never ever asks for anything but our love.

  • Reply June 15, 2014

    Angela Cisco

    My husband deserves this because he has raised our oldest as his own since he was one years old.

  • Reply June 15, 2014

    Janine Hwang

    My husband deserves to win , he’s the best dad to our 10 month old! He wakes up at 6am and let’s me sleep in another hour!

  • Reply June 15, 2014

    Allison Redd

    My husband is a most devoted and loving father to our three sons. Since our oldest was born seven years ago, he has worked full-time during the day while going to school at night and only recently completed his Master’s degree. He serves on leadership at church and teaches classes on Sunday, a passion that he hopes to turn into a dream career by teaching professionally as a college professor, but which would require even more school and sacrifice. And, for now, he has set this dream aside, focusing instead on working hard to support us and helping raise our boys. He is teaching them to become men, and I couldn’t ask for a better partner to help me on this adventure. He certainly deserves some awesome cool Father’s Day gifts!

  • Reply June 15, 2014

    jodi goins

    well my dad dont deserve to win or have anything.he has been crap to us every since my parents divorced..BUT i have the most amazing step dad anyone could ever ask for..he treats us just like he does his kids,he dont make no difference in us at all.he is always there and helps us in any way he can.if it is a talk.help with doing something or anthing..he is a great guy!

  • Reply June 15, 2014

    MARIA simon

    MY FATHER WHO IS NOW 73 IS THE BEST DAD AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN A WONDERFUL FATHER TO ALL 6 OF US. HE IS CARING, UNSELFISH, LOVING, AND HARDWORKING. HE ALWAYS PUTS US FIRST ABOUT HIMSELF AND HE ALWAYS TREATED US WITH LOVE AND KINDNESS. RAISING CHILDREN MUCH LESS 6 IS A VERY HARD JOB AND HE DID IT WITHOUT COMPLAINT BECAUSE HE PUT US IN GODS HANDS TO TAKE CARE OF US. HE IS A MAN OF FAITH AND STILL WORKS FULL TIME TO THIS DAY. HE WOULD BE SO HAPPY TO WIN THIS AND I THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING :)

  • Reply June 16, 2014

    Sand

    My dad is so special because he’s a very loving and thoughtful man who always has a kind word to say.

  • Reply June 16, 2014

    sandra

    becuase he is so patient and kind with our kids

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