On Sunday June 16 we roll up our sleeves and give some love to our Dads. Perhaps your Dad is a tough guy to shop for? Maybe he’s a man who doesn’t even like gifts? He could also be the man who already has everything. Either way, we hope this creative and fun list might inspire you to get him a token.
WARNING: No neckties here! Scroll down to get details on the items
1. Grilling Dad – The Tactical BBQ Apron from ThinkGeek is sure to be a hit with any action flick/Call of Duty loving Dad. And ladies, don’t sweat its rugged appearance (no pun), it is 100% cotton and machine washable.
2. Fitness Dad – Frontgate’s RoadNoise Running Vest with speakers can gear Dad up for outdoor runs but keep his form clutter-free. Instead of ear buds, speakers are built in the vest just below ear level so he can hear his tunes and ambient noise. Safety wins! There’s also a nifty front pocket for keys, phones, etc and reflective guards on the body.
3. Eco Dad – Shop Andrews Reclaimed on Etsy for reclaimed wood supplies fashioned into home decor and gadgets. Try this smartphone dock for a desk, but take a look at the business card holders and caddies too.
4. Audiophile Dad – This lightweight speaker system, Jambox by Jawbone, can fill any room with hi-fi audio – wirelessly. With ten hours of playtime it syncs with your smartphone and just looks plain awesome!
5. New or Nerd Dad – Star Wars: Vader’s Little Princess is the adorable follow up to the national bestseller Darth Vader™ and Son. In this book Vader faces the ups and downs of parenthood while raising his daughter Leia as she grows from a sweet little girl into a rebellious teenager – which just goes to show; even the leader of the Galactic Empire can’t combat midriff tops, driving lessons and boys.
6. Vintage Dad – Does your Dad dream of yesteryear? This collection of retro advertisements from the 50s and 60s may just be his thing. This two volume collection Mid Century Ads – Advertising from the Mad Men Era from Taschen features full color print ads from 1945-1959 with the second volume picking up at 1960-1970 – it’s great for a walk down memory lane.
7. GrandDad – We love the high quality look and feel of the create your own photo books from Artifact Uprising. Perfect for those graduation photos you put on Facebook…or ones you have not emailed yet. Or sweet shots of your new born – the possibilities are endless.