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Gifts for the stylish dad: 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide

This post in our Father’s Day Gift Guide series brought to you by Dove Men+Care. Next up in our series of Father’s Day Gift ideas, some of our favorite swanky gifts for the stylish dad. You know the one–trousers pressed, hair always in place. He probably even says “trousers,” doesn’t he. Or maybe he’s just a dad who wants to step up his game a bit? Either way, we can think of quite a few fellas who’d be delighted with any of these. Handcrafted Pocket Square ($24 at Fox and Brie Haberdashery) We’re having trouble narrowing down a favorite...

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2 great DIY Father’s Day ideas, including the best printable Father’s Day coupons we’ve seen

I always look forward to my free online subscription to Moomah, which always has tons of fun craft ideas and other creative inspiration for parents. Today, their Father’s Day issue hit my inbox and I love the two projects they’re featuring. First there are some of the best looking printable Father’s Day coupons I’ve ever seen. Trust me, I’ve searched the web and most look kind of hokey. These happen to be clever and modern, offering a free uninterrupted Goodfellas screening, a coupon to wear whatever you want with no criticism, and even a little spicy from mama. If...

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11 great homemade Father’s Day gift ideas: 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide

There are great gifts for dads, and then there are the great gifts they’ll always remember. This next batch of our 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide series offers up incredibly thoughtful Father’s Day gift ideas with heart and homemade charm. We always love handmade gifts, because there’s no price you can put on thoughtfulness. And these shouldn’t take you all day either. DIY Father’s Day art We totally love this Daddy art which is backed up by your kids’ own watercolors, for something extra special. There are two templates you can download that read DADDY and GRANPA but you could probably...

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The best Father’s Day tie just might be a bow tie. Or, a Bowie tie.

We might have found the best Father’s Day gift ever. And yes, it’s a tie. We’re crushing on the retro-cool ties made from hand-drawn images by Etsy artist Kayci Wheatley. Whether your dad’s into pin-on bow ties or tie-em-yourself neckties, you’re covered with illustrations of David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, and Tupac, who probably never wore a bow tie himself.  If you have deep pockets, she’ll even design a 100% cotton fabric just for you, print it with one of her original designs, and then make it into a tie. Hello, coolest Father’s Day ever. Checking her past sales on Etsy,...

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Father’s Day gifts for new dads: 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide

It’s so special shopping for Father’s Day gifts for new dads or dads-to-be. That’s why the next post in our 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide series is just for those lucky fellas. Check out some of these thoughtful ideas in every price range, and let him know just how appreciated he is. Don’t forget the sappy card. (Trust us.) Don’t miss our huge Father’s Day Gift Guide Giveaway! Details below Framed photo of the baby in a dad tattoo onesie No dad can resist a baby wearing his love for dad on his chest, and this onesie does the...

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The coolest personalized Father’s Day gifts: 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Personalized Father’s Day gifts are always some of our favorite to track down, but this year we kept an eye out for personalized gifts for dad that were a bit off the beaten track. So no mugs. Just these cool custom gift ideas. Don’t miss our huge Father’s Day Gift Guide Giveaway! Details below Personalized Keychain for Dad We’re not sure if there’s anything sweeter than this sterling keychain personalized from your very own kiddo. The more imperfect the handwriting, the more perfect the gift. ($48+ from Cherished Sentiments)   Custom Pocket Square  We love that this pocket square...

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The smallest Father’s Day gift he’ll love: An awesome DIY

There’s no doubt that our three kids are on their dad’s mind during the day while he is off at work. But I’ve just found a hilariously awesome (and easy) Father’s Day craft that will have him seeing them hanging around too.   I cannot look at Oh Happy Day’s Shrinky Dink Father’s Day ideas without grinning, imagining all the poses my three kids will want to try in the making of this unique craft. I love how a tiny photo easily becomes a tie tack that is bound to get noticed in the office. More than one child?...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

In case you missed them, here are five of our favorite tech picks from this week! 1. Our lucky Editor Kristen got the scoop on Ethan Hawke’s favorite app. It’s perfect for Father’s Day! 2. Are you as excited about Arrested Development as we are? If so, you’ll love this! 3. A new camera app that’s become our fast favorite. 4. Make your Facebook experience a whole lot better, thanks to this handy website. 5. If Dad loves his iPad, this is the Father’s Day gift for...

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A personalized Father’s Day gift that’s equally sentimental and swanky.

If you’ve got a father to shop for this Father’s Day, and he happens to be the well-dressed type, we have the awesome, personalized, sentimental gift for you. The personalized collar stays found at Etsy’s Tag You’re It Jewelry are like the next level up from a personalized key chain. (Not that we don’t love them too!) Hand-stamped in aluminum, you get 22 characters on each including those adorable little hearts which means they’re perfect for a short message on one side, and the kids’ names on the other. The price? Amazing. Just $20. It’s such a smart idea...

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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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Free Father’s Day printables for last minute Father’s Day gifts

Father’s Day is Sunday, and while we’ve been giving you loads (and loads and loads of Father’s Day gift ideas, we understand that you may still be looking for that little special “something” that will pull it all together. Instead of scouring the stores, take a look at these awesome printables for Father’s Day, from custom gift cards to unique treat holders. Along with being unique and fun, they are all also totally free. –Christina Not surprisingly, the designers at Hello Lucky offer a few gorgeous Father’s Day Printables including the bottle labels and matching card (above) that you...

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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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Gifts for grandfathers – Fathers Day Gift Guide

In this, the final post in our Father’s Day Gift Guide Series, we are so happy to honor those dads who hold such a special place in our hearts–grandpas. For all those grandfathers, grandpas, papas and pop-pops of the world, we’ve got 10 great ideas in every price range to honor them for all they do. If this is his first Father’s Day as a grandpa, this baby footprint artwork turns your baby’s tootsies into a heart in your choice of colors. Totally custom, and short lead time too. ($20 from By Katherine Therese) A document of his life’s...

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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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Geek gifts for dads – Father’s Day Gift Guide

Geek gifts may be some of our favorite Father’s Day gifts to shop for. (We love our cool geeky dads!) Here, some super fun gift ideas if the dad on your list isn’t quite the yachting in Greenwich while wearing an ascot type. Spell out Happy Father’s Day using the periodic chart with this geeky Father’s Day Card (at top) that comes with a custom tie tack. ($13 at Shop Gibberish; $4.50 for just the card) Even the geekiest of dads probably love time with the kids more than with his computer. In which case, grab the Geek Dad book...

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6 (manly) Father’s Day recipes that the kids can help make

Today I’ve got 6 awesome, kid-friendly Father’s Day recipes for you. After all, they say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and as far as I can tell, it’s true. But so is this: nothing is more special to dad than something heartfelt from his children. Combine the two with a special meal that the kids help make (plus maybe a fab Father’s Day gift) and you’ve got a Father’s Day fit for your #1 Dad. Check out these 3 dad-approved Father’s Day menus and get cookin’! Each one includes a main course and a yummy...

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Gourmet gifts for dad – Father’s Day Gift Guide

Gourmet gifts make great Father’s Day gifts for any dad, at least in our families. It’s hard not to be thrilled by a little something sweet (or salty or sour or beer-y) to go with that sentimental card. Here, a few tasty Father’s Day picks for the food-loving dad in your life, whether he’s big on grilling it, cooking it, or just eating it. The knives from Schmidt Bros Cutlery (at top) make great gifts for men who rule the kitchen, and this single 8″ teak handled chef’s knife is a great value. ($40 at Schmidt Bros) Cliche though it...

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The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store – where else are you going to find Kryptonite at 2 AM on a Sunday?

If you have got super hero fan at home, and we are talking a comic-con diehard, we have found the place to make all of their comic book dreams come true. Welcome to The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. Sure, we have featured capes and costumes here before, but this clever shop has waaaay more than that to offer. Selections start with a fabulous superhero baby romper, but you’ll also find mind readers, vacuum suction cups for scaling walls, x-ray glasses, gallons of antimatter and loads more in their wide selection of must have real hero items. It’s like the back page of those comic books of your youth,...

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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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