Category: For the Menfolk

Watch out! These wooden timepieces are stylish and sustainable

Watch out, world. (Ha, get it? Yeah, sometimes we can’t resist.) Whether you’re a hip mom, a cool dude, or someone with metal allergies, we bet you’ll groove on these natural wooden wristwatches, and the fact that each watch purchase funds the planting of a new tree.   WeWood Timepieces crafts light, comfy, breathable watches out of real wood–it’s that simple. They’re truly little pieces of art, and definitely conversation starters. The pics on the WeWood website support their assertion that the watches are ridiculously pretty for a girl or ruggedly handsome for a guy. Considering I wear a...

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A mountain of cool gift ideas from the Adirondacks

I have never been to Glens Falls, NY–and to be honest, I hadn’t actually heard of it either. But after discovering this amazing little shop that’s a celebration of everything that indie small-town America stands for, I’m ready to road trip up there. Or at least hit the website for some cool stuff. Nine Authentic Goods, named for main thoroughfare Route 9, is a bona fide small town shop in the best possible way, filled with cool vintage-inspired items almost entirely designed, produced, and crafted right in their community. [don’t miss a big exclusive discount after the jump!] There...

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Man Candles: the perfect gift for the bacon fiend in your life

Sure, we love fancy candles as much as the next mom trying to cover up the smell of a yogurt pop hidden under the couch for two weeks. But men need candles, too, and we think they’re really going to love this collection of masculine scents for discriminating fans of pizza and new baseball mitts. Plus, they help feed the hungry. And did we mention they’re the brainchild of a teenager? Hart Main was 13 when he came up with the idea for Man Cans while observing his sister’s school fundraiser selling more traditionally feminine scented candles. But instead...

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4 ways to give back this Father’s Day, in honor of Dad

As much as we know that dads love a present on Father’s Day, not every dad expects one. In fact, certain charity-minded dads might not even want one. That’s why we’re highlighting these four nonprofits that are doing cool things–and who need donations to keep on doing those cool things. So even though Dad might not need anything this Father’s Day, he’ll be happy that you’re helping people in the world who do. -Lexi Make a Loan to an Entrepreneur Who Needs One Kiva, the wonderful micro-lending website, has dedicated the month of June to helping out fathers and...

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Cool Mom Picks joins Katie Couric in sharing last minute Father’s Day Gifts

Well here’s something we’re kind of thrilled about–you may have heard about the new Katie Couric Show that’s launching September 10. And since we’re huge fans of hers at Cool Mom Picks (she really is the ultimate cool mom), we’re all so excited to tune in to Katie. But now I get to be doubly excited, since I’ll be a contributing columnist to her new website, KatieCouric.com. So fun! It’s still in its baby stages (ha, welcome to the insanity that is website management, Katie’s team!) but if you click over, you’ll find my first column–some really creative suggestions...

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Father’s day gift ideas? 10 questions from readers with lots and lots of answers

Father’s Day is only one week away so no wonder we’ve been fielding so many questions from our readers about last minute gifts for Father’s Day! To help you out, we thought we’d gather a few of them from Facebook, Twitter, email, and our recent live chat on The Motherhood, with the hopes that they’ll help you out too. And psst…don’t worry. We’ve got even more to come this week. We’ve got you covered! What are some good ideas for getting the kids involved with making a high quality gift for dad? -Erin Check out our post on DIY...

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A Father’s Day tie for a cause. Our kind of tie.

With so many Father’s Day gift ideas, ties aren’t necessarily the first choice for a lot of offspring these days. And yet if the dad in your life actually wears ties, a tie that stands out from the crowd can be the best thing ever. So if a special dad you know would like a little tie wardrobe upgrade, here’s the perfect tie for him. Because it not only looks great, it supports an awesome cause too. I just love the philosophy behind The Life Tie Project, which has woven their dedication to support cancer research, prevention, as well...

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A valet tray – cool Father’s day gift idea

At least once a day (sometimes more), my husband is searching for his keys and wallet. And don’t even get me started about the piles of change all over my house. So that’s why I think this new Etsy find might be a cool, surprising Father’s Day gift for the sometimes-scattered dad in our lives. Or maybe just for the really organized ones. This locally salvaged Maple Key tray might just be the answer to all our woes, with a special cut-out that’s big enough for what my husband needs to keep track of — nothing more, nothing less. Handcarved with...

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Chat with our editors live about Father’s Day gifts on The Motherhood

If you need a little Father’s Day gift inspiration, or suggestions on how to make Dad’s day even more special, we’ll be playing personal shopper and event planner just for you on Monday, at The Motherhood. This Monday, June 4 from 1-1:30pm EST, our editors will be doling out tips and suggestions from our own Father’s Day Gift Guide and beyond, for all your Father’s Day gift giving dilemmas. Got a tough one? We’re ready for you! It’s a live, streaming blog chat so all you need to do to participate is join The Motherhood which is easy and...

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5 cool personalized key chains for Father’s Day

Every time I see my father-in-law, he tells me how much he loves his Father’s Day gift from a few years back, a personalized key chain I had made for him from the kids. In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s his favorite gift of all time. If you’re looking for an affordable personalized gift for that special dad in your life, here are 5 cool key chains that will make the perfect Father’s Day gift.    This simple “We Love Dad” keychain  (pictured above left) from Cool Mom Picks fave Lisa Leonard is such a lovely gift from all the kids,...

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