Tag: father’s day gifts

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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DIY Father’s Day gifts from the kids – Father’s Day Gift Guide

One of the most sentimental, sweet things any kid can do for a dad is to make a DIY Father’s Day gift. Whether a gift made from their own artwork, or something entirely crafty (with a little help from another adult, ahem) we just love all of these sentimental–and very affordable–ideas for your favorite dad. This post brought to you by Dove Men+Care, proud supporters of all kinds of dads. Whatever the gift, wrap it up in some handmade gift wrap (above) hand painted by your own kiddos. Use white gift wrap or craft paper, then use crayons, paints, stamps, you...

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Web Coolness – Dad and teacher gifts ideas, unbelievable home design, and free music throughout NY

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too.  Up, up, away, in a beautiful balloon: Such a cute photo opp at a kid’s birthday party! Need Father’s Day gift ideas? We have loads in both our Father’s Day Gift Guide series and in our Collection of favorite picks. Don’t leave home without first downloading some fun apps to keep the kids busy on your next road trip. You won’t want to miss our collection of teacher end of year gifts ideas. Here’s one more: a clever craft idea...

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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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Gifts for new dads – Father’s Day Gift Guide

This roundup of awesome gifts for new dads is the second in our Father’s Day Gift Guide series brought to you by the wonderful folks at Dove Men+Care. The perfect b+w of Daddy and the new baby in a great frame is always a classic First Father’s Day gift. We happen to love this upcycled tin ceiling picture frame in your choice of red or blue. ($45 at Uncommon Goods)   We love this clever My Dad Rocks baby tee or onesie that continues “…and feeds and changes.” Pick from five different styles, and 13 colors, dress the baby...

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A Father’s Day gift from the kid. Of the kid.

We’ve recently shared 10 of our favorite personalized Father’s Day gifts, and now there’s one more we’re in love with. Now let me first tell you, normally, I get a little panicked about Father’s Day gift-giving, while consoling myself with the knowledge that, worse comes to worst, my husband always sincerely appreciates a card from the kids. But with this discovery, I’m totally calm–because he’s getting personalized cards of the kids. [don’t miss an exclusive, limited time discount after the jump!] Cool Mom Picks loved the unique holiday cards from Dear Ida, and now we’re completely smitten with their new...

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A DIY Father’s Day gift, no crafty genes required

As much as I love to give my husband a handmade DIY Father’s Day gift from the kids, I’m not the craftiest person in the world. They make their own cards and we call it a day. But after discovering this awesome DIY gift idea, I think I might have the kids forgo the cards and help them make this instead.  This awesome photo book design project from Design Aglow is so simple even I can do it. Really. Using their Interactive Guest Book feature, designer Ashley Campbell created a unique photo book that I’m pretty sure any dad will love....

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On Father’s Day, just remember the way to a man’s heart is not always through his remote control.

While you can expect a lot more ideas for dads in our upcoming Father’s Day Gift Guide series, we couldn’t wait to share this awesome one for the food-loving father in your life. After all, isn’t that all of them? (Seriously, a love of food must be a requisite for procreation. I’ve yet to see otherwise.) I am completely obsessed with the new website, New York Mouth, which offers all kinds of indie-minded gourmet gift baskets mostly sourced from local NY area purveyors, as you might have guessed from the name. Best of all, it’s available to those of...

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Personalized Gifts for Dad – 2012 Father’s Day Gift Guide

We’re so excited to present this roundup of awesome personalized and custom gifts for dad int the first in our Father’s Day Gift Guide Series brought to you by the wonderful folks at Dove Men+Care. Don’t miss the super amazing giveaway info for one lucky reader, below! Nothing makes for a special Father’s Day for a special dad more than something he knows you had made just for him. (In other words, not a gift card.) Here, some ideas that range from thoughtful to Wow, you shouldn’t have…but I’m so glad you did!     For the dad who’s...

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9 Last-minute (but totally great) Father’s Day gifts

Unless you just stumbled here for the first time (Welcome!), you probably already know that Father’s Day is THIS Sunday, since we’ve been sharing loads of great Father’s Day gift ideas all month long. But, simply knowing about Father’s Day doesn’t mean we’ve all finished shopping right? No worries: we’ve pulled together some of our favorite last-minute gifts that you can have ready before the big day. Then just sit back and watch the big guy tear up as he’s reminded what an awesome dad he is every day of the year. –Christina All those dads stuck in a...

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Fathers Day Gifts – For the tech-loving dad.

Of course you can always give a new iPad or a MP3 player to a cool dad. But we’re excited by these tech-inspired Father’s Day gifts that are a little off the beaten path. While of course the handmade card from the kids, or the breakfast in bed will be the thing any cool dad will treasure most, if the dads on your list are anything like the dads on ours, they won’t say no to a little high-tech awesomeness. For swanky dads, the QR Code Cufflinks (at top) can spell out I Love You, or customize your own message. It might just inspire...

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Dad’s greatest hits, from his greatest fans

Ask my kids what songs make them think of their dad, and they’ll rattle off a bunch of Rock Band tunes–which gives you a hint as to one of their favorite pastimes. Chances are your kids too can name some songs that make them think “dad”, and for this Father’s Day, I love this inexpensive and personalized gift that puts all those tunes in one place. Blogging mama Brenda has a clever Mix CD tutorial over at Alphamom just in time for Father’s Day. I also love her instructions for recording a personal greeting on the CD. Her daughter...

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Father’s Day Gifts – For the gourmet. (Yes, there is bacon involved.)

Some of us are lucky enough to have dads in our lives who know their Manchego from their Mahon. Maybe we married them. Maybe they’re our own dads. All we know is, we like to keep them happy, so they’ll keep the yummy stuff coming our way. If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, these gifts are a serious shortcut. The Bacon Chocolate sampler pack (at top) from one of our favorite chocolatiers combines the two greatest foods to make a delectable delight dad will flip for. Just make sure to include a thoughtful card so he’ll be inclined...

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Father’s Day Gifts – For the grandpas we love

If there’s one thing that men love more on Father’s Day than love from their own kids, it’s love from their grandchildren. So when June 20 rolls around, make sure not to forget those beloved grandfathers, grandpas, papas and pop-pops in our lives with something special. And don’t forget to throw in a handmade card from the kids. Feeling crafty? Make your own folded Father’s Day cards (at top) with this folded shirt card tutorial at Martha Stewart. All you need is decorative paper and some glue. This stunning recycled sterling silver custom key chain is one of the nicest...

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