Friday, June 6, 2014

9 Great Ideas for Father's Day Gifts

Father's Day is just a little over a week away and time is growing short for creating or buying something to tell that special guy what a great Dad he is.  We thought we'd revisit some of the excellent products we've had the pleasure of reviewing, and reminding you of them - one of these might be just the thing you're looking for!

This wonderful subscription box comes out quarterly and is jam packed with tons of themed activities for Dad and kids, ages 5-9. Each box includes multiple fun and educational projects, toys, activities, books, and games, as well as links to online resources to learn more about the subject and even a few 'just for dad' links and materials.

There is more than enough for steady together time for three months, building the sort of memories that last a life time.  Each quarterly box costs $65.00, plus $13 S&H (US only), or you can buy a year's subscription for a total of $288, including S&H, which will save $24.00 a year.

The Father's Day Box (themed "The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly" is set to ship June 9-10th, so it will arrive in time for Father's Day.  Additionally, if you order anytime between now and June 15th, they'll throw in a Men's Grooming Kit worth $65, which officially makes this the coolest Father's Day present ever.


These fun hoodie shirts come in a large variety of prints, each creating a mouth when you fold your elbows together.

Mouthman apparel not only looks great and is a whole lot of fun, but they're printed on moisture-wicking fabric made from recycled plastic bottles.

Adult sizes range from $48.99-$56.99, and children's sizes are $31.99-34.99.

Get one for Dad, or one for Dad and one for the kid - either way, step back and wait for the chomping good times to commence!


Are you shopping for a Leftie Dad?  Lefty's of San Franscisco has got you covered, with all sorts of gadgets, productivity tools and plenty of fun items especially made for left-handers.

If you want your gift to arrive by Father's Day, you'll want to order no later than Sunday, June 8th - but any order submitted by June 15th will also receive a left-handed barbecue mitt if you include the code that's on their front page.


If Dad is a homebrewer, think about giving him a selection of reusable, removeable beer bottle labels - you can select from pre-designed labels, write-on labels, to customized label to give Dad his very own 'brand'.

Not only is this a unique gift at a very reasonable price that secures Dad bragging rights, but the time he won't be spending scrubbing off beer labels before he bottles his brew will be a second gift right there!

A set of 12 Beer Clings can cost as little as  $5.00, or you can splurge with a fully customized set of 48 labels for $35 - fantastic prizes, no matter which you choose!

The company is offering our readers a 10 percent discount for orders placed during the month of June. Use code RCHCLINGS at checkout to claim it. 


Odds are, Dad shaves, and nothing is worse than a dull blade and no spare on hand.

With ShaveMOB, he can get a couple fresh blades a month as well as the handle, and not have to worry about that any more!

You could get 2 month supply (1 handle / 4 cartridges) for $12.99 or less, or give him a year's worth of good shaves for only $39.99.

At this price, the cartridge comes with an attached trimmer, making this an awesome and useful gift.  Just...don't steal his blades - ShaveMOB has women's shaver subscriptions too, so you can get your own!


FlipBelt provides easy hands-free storage and access to small items, such as keys, cash and electronics while Dad is working out, doing yardwork, or engaged in active play.

The FlipBelt fits around the waist or hips, and allows headphones to be used while still holding iPods, etc, securely.

Its tubular shape keeps everything still, and with several colors to choose from, you should be able to find just the right one for your favorite dad.  The FlipBelt is available for $28.99.


Whether it's a healthy snack as part of a workout program, or a need to eat sensibly while at work, finding packaged snacks that won't derail Dad's wellbeing can be challenging!

YouBars are delicious and nutritious energy bars that are chock full of good, real food ingredients.  You can purchase a box of 12 for $29.88 - either all one flavor, or an assortment.

While it wouldn't arrive in time for Father's Day, you can even create a blend of Dad's very favorite ingredients and have them arrive in a custom label (maybe "Hands off Dad's snacks!"). How cool is that?

Just use the code RCH10 when you order for a 10% discount off your order!


Man Medals

Ever notice how on Mother's Day, Mom gets all sorts of praise and flowers and more praise and chocolate.... and on Father's Day, Dad gets sent outside to cook, and is given tokens of work (ties) and presumed to only golf or fish?

Where's Dad's credit for the little things he manages every day?  Well - for the guy with the right sense of humor, maybe it's time he got the medals he deserves for remembering the important stuff - like toilet lids go down, and hampers have a function.

Some chocolate - or chocolate covered bacon - probably would be received well along with these medals. I mean, come on! Dude took out the trash!  Give him a medal! 


Finally, for the true food connoisseur, we suggest a subscription to the Hatchery.  Curated from small food creators around the country, this box brings together exceptionally high quality products, from barbecue sauces, to honey glazes, to seasoning blends.

Each month will be full of something different, along with information about the companies themselves and recipes and suggestions for using the sample portions.

Even one box, available for $25, is sure to keep him happily nibbling, tasting and - if you're very lucky - cooking some new things to share with you.  Or you could splurge and set him up for a year for $240, saving $5 a month.

If you'd like to try Hatchery for yourself, they've agreed to offer a $10 discount to our readers for the first box of a subscription. Just enter the code SAVE10 at checkout.


We hope you enjoyed this round up of ideas for Father's Day, whether it's for your own father, your husband, grandpa, or good friend.  Thank you, Dads, for all that you do!

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  1. Thanks for all the great ideas. I'm going to have to look into the Hatchery box for my dad.

  2. I think the Man Medals are an awesome idea! Definitely unique and still really special. Thanks so much for sharing this with us over at The Mommy Monday Blog Hop!

  3. Love these gift ideas!!!! Thanks so much for sharing at The Wednesday Roundup! Hope to see you again next week! ~Angela @ LeMoine Family Kitchen

  4. Hatchery would be my hubby's choice. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. These are some great ideas.I love the Mouthman Apparel hoodies!!!

  6. Great ideas! I didn't realize there was such thing as a left handed store.

  7. These are some really great ideas! I especially like the YouBars!