by rachelle mullings
With Father’s Day just around the corner (Sunday, June 15, 2014), this week’s blog focuses on gift ideas for all the father’s out there! But first, let me tell you a short story about my father!
I remember when I was in elementary school, I would sit around in a circle with all of my friends and we would talk about what our Dad’s did for a living and the fun adventures they would take us on (sometimes without our mom’s knowing). You could see the excitement grow on each kids face as it became their turn to tell all about their father. “My dad is – a police officer, firefighter, engineer, business man, etc.” We all seemed to have a “hero” in our life.
As I grew older, it wasn’t so much what my dad did for a living that made me appreciate him, it was more along the lines of how he shaped my life. From being a little child to being 26 years old, my dad has always motivated me to work hard for everything and push me to reach for the stars! Classic lines from my father include “don’t stay in your mess,” and “ there is so much more life has to offer.”
With all of that being said, Father’s Day is right around the corner and I am almost positive that I am not the only one rushing around trying to figure out what to get my Dad. This is a special day to honor the men in our lives. It only happens once a year and yet I always find myself running around the mall or frantically searching through different websites trying to figure out what to get someone who has EVERYTHING! And more importantly, something that isn’t your typical, run-of-the-mill tie, pair of socks, cologne, or coffee cup. We have all been there and done that, so why not find something unique to give that special man in your life?
Bauer Hockey Stick BBQ Set – $59.95
Hockey and grilling in one? Why not! If your Dad is anything like mine, he is a major hockey lover. This BBQ tool set designed by Massachusetts-based artist Michael Bellino, is a unique set of tools made from re-purposed hockey sticks, Complete with a spatula, fork and a set of tongs!
hand tool pen – $4.76
Do you have any unfinished projects around the house that have been ongoing for the last few years? These Handyman desk knickknacks are a great reminder to get stuff done.
make your own whiskey kit – $150.00
After a long day at work there is nothing that hits the spot like some good old whiskey. Instead of going to your local liquor store, why not get creative and have the o’l man make his whiskey to his liking? Complete with White Dog un-aged whiskey, an aging barrel, a pouring funnel, and two tasting glasses!
Hankie pocketbook – $10.00
Is that a handkerchief? This 60-page notebook fits perfectly inside the breast pocket of his suit, making it a stylish grab-and-go note-taker.
Par-scription golf ball set – $14.99
Calling all golf fans! Packaged in a whimsical pharmacy bottle, this unique golf ball set includes a personalized label (with any name up to 20 characters) detailing the dosage and refill instructions. Label reads “Use daily to relieve stress; repeat as needed.” Set includes three bottles for a total of 6 golf balls.
gopro hero3 white edition – $299.99
The company’s most advanced camera to date—and that’s saying a lot—is now 30 percent smaller, 25 percent lighter, twice as powerful, and roughly ten times as badass. You can mount it on just about any piece of gear, it’s waterproof up to 197 feet, captures video up to 1440p resolution, and takes 12MP photos. Think of it this way: You’ll catch every last one of Dad’s wipeouts—with stunning clarity.
oatmeal stout beer soap – $5.85
For the “I don’t want to smell like I’ve been molested by flowers, I want to smell like beer.” -Dad
grill alert talking remote meat thermometer – $69.95
For Goodness Steak!
A wireless belt-clip monitor, the Grill Alert announces when just about any meat is perfectly cooked.
acer h5380bd home THEATER projector
Movie Night Can be Every Night!
In the 1960s dads would play old movies projected on a white sheet hung outside the house, a drive-in meets home theater experience. Everyone marveled at the grainy, dark images they saw. The Acer H5380BD Projector is an amazing gift this year, with a perfect picture and powerful speakers, and it works with all forms of media. Built for home entertainment, the affordable Acer’s native 720p resolution makes it an inexpensive way to bring 3D into the home. Works in your living room or home theater, but maybe skip that white sheet.