True Daddies are great. And they really don’t get enough appreciation.
Good Fathers lift you up, hold you close, and give you a push.
At Mamanista, we know that the love you feel for these special men can’t be encompassed in a shopping expedition, but it sure is fun to shop for them anyway. So, here are our picks for Father’s Day.
Father’s Day Contests:
- Bird Dog Bay Silk Printed Necktie (ends June 9, 11:59 EST)
- Father’s Day Books from DK (ends June 10, 11:59 EST)
- Rebel Ink Baby Snapsuit or Toddler Tee (ends June 11, 11:59 EST)
More Father’s Day Contests coming soon! To enter, click on the specific contest and leave a comment on that particular post. If you are a blogger and want an additional entry, just link up to our Father’s Day Gift Guide (once covers you for any Father’s Day contest) and then leave a second comment on each contest you are entering letting us know the URL of the page where you linked.
For the Family Guy:
|Photo Gifts: Dads love to show off the family. For a picture Dad can take everywhere, get him a Digital Photo Key Chain (RedEnvelope: $50), or a Pewter Photo Key Ring (Shutterfly: $19.99) with a picture of his adorable family–including you! Or go the more traditional route and pPut together some of Dad’s favorite photographs in a scrapbook. If you aren’t a scrapbooker, you can use Shutterfly to create a Pre-Made Baby Scrapbook ($49.99) or a Faux Leather Brag Book ($12).
|Personalized Charms: Little JULES makes personalized charms that suit mom or Dad. Dad can carry his little ones close to his heart with a little JULES birth necklace, keychain or cufflinks (from Mom4Life).
|For the Daddy To Be: Get the future dad ready for his new role with a Daddy Bag from Diaper Dude at DiaperBags.com, and the The Baby Owner’s Manual–a Super Dad favorite ($11.16)…or get both plus an “instructional kid t-shirt” in a Dad To Be Set ($88).
|Proclaim My Dad is My Hero: Have the kiddos spread the word about Dad’s coolness with Childish Clothing, perfect for a Father’s Day barbecue or any casual outing with Dad. We like, “My Dad is My Hero” (Sean 3) and “Daddy’s Girl” (Millie 1).Childish Clothing is a celebrity favorite: Gwyneth Paltrow and Heidi Klum’s kids have been spotted wearing designs from Childish Clothing. And Jessica Alba sported a necklace from Childish Clothing on the cover of the June/July Fit Pregnancy. Read our full review…|
|Tell the World Your Dad Rocks (or your Dads Rock): Babies and Toddlers may not yet be able to articulate their love verbally, so have these hip baby snapsuits and clever toddler t-shirts from Rebel Ink Baby do the talking for your tot.
For the Father Who is Going Places:
Solar Power: An eco-friendly, universal, pocket-sized solar charger will help dad stay in touch when he’s on the go. With just the sun’s rays, Dad can charge his cellphone, blackberry, or iPod. Solio Solar Charger from Gaiam or Solio Solar Charger from National Geographic ($100)
|Trail Blazing: Dad will never get lost with these Compass Cuff Links ($95) and he won’t have to pull over to get directions if he is carrying the Garmin eTrex Global Positioning System Receiver ($179.99).
|Refreshing: We love that SIGG eco-chic water bottles are good for the environment and for your health. Reusable water bottles reduce landfill, the non-toxic and non-leaching coating protects you, and having the bottle encourages you to hydrate. There are plenty of styles for every Dad, whatever his taste. Shop the selection of SIGG Water Bottles on Amazon or check out the SIGG Water Bottles at Our Green House.
For the Father Who Brings Home the Bacon:
|Get to Work: Working Dads can network and keep their business cards neat with a Deco Silver-Plated Card Case (RedEnvelope: $22). For Dads who are constantly traveling back and forth with their computer, shop for Briefcases and Laptop Bags at eBags.com.
|At the Office: Dad works hard, so he deserves a comfy place to sit. Let the tension melt away in the Executive Massage Chair ($199.99).If Dad works at home, he may appreciate a Hardwood Laptop/Reading Cart ($149.99).|
For the Man of Leisure
|For the Father Who Makes the Bacon: At our house, certain food prep is Dad’s Domain, including Sunday morning pancakes and Summer BBQ. Dad will always be ready for a cookout with the BBQ Apron Tote ($24 — on sale!). This apron wraps up all his barbecue tools in a convenient carry tote. Dad can personalize his tasty handiwork with a Barbecue Branding Iron ($39.95). For the gourmet griller, we like the Outdoor Pizza Grill ($100). For recipes, tips, and travel stories about grilling, check out Grill It! (DK Publishing; $16.50).|
|For the Tailgating Dad: Dad will be the envy of his fellow sports fans while he rests in the Discovery Deluxe Portable Hammock ($99.95). Now all Dad needs is some cool tunes and drinks…and he can have both with the Rock ‘n’ Rolling Radio Cooler and Radio ($49.99).|
|For the Dad Who Plays Games: Now that Dad finds himself spending more time at home, encourage him to have a guys night in. Or play games together as a family–beats the television any day. To host the perfect game night, get a gaming table and a Poker & Blackjack Table ($42.99). Place your tasty beverages on these Poker Cards Glass Coasters (set of 6) ($10.95) and use these Poker Dishes ($18.95) in the shape of a club, heart, diamond, and spade for chips and salsa.|
|A Good Sport: He’ll have no trouble finding his clubs with this Golf Organizer ($99.99). Whatever Dad’s Game is, help him work out the kinks with great items at The Sharper Image’s Massage & Relaxation store and Great Gifts for Dad from Relax the Back.|
For the Sharp-Dressed Dad:
|Tie One On: Neckties for Father’s Day are a cliche, but sometimes the old standards are classics for a reason. We like Bird Dog Bay Neckwear for both witty and funky designs and more conservative styles with a bit of pizazz. Or, if you’ve got some creative kids, they can make a customized tie for dad at Zazzle (HINT: shrink the design and create a repeating pattern for a stylish look).
|Traditional with a Twist: Uncommon Goods has ties, cuff links, and wallets that utilize unusual materials and unique designs. Dad will look really manly when he pulls out a Duct Tape Wallet ($20) or one made from woven steel. With a pair of Level Cufflinks ($80), Dad will always be on balance…or perhaps he’d prefer cufflinks with baseballs, turntable adapters, or watchworks? Uncommon Goods has you covered. Check out these and other Gifts For Him at Uncommon Goods.
For the Dad Who Has Good Taste:
|Adventure Dad: Give him a Unique Experience from Giftybox. Each Giftybox Present features a guidebook describing a selection of different themed experiences (Outdoor Adventures, Wine Tasting, Spa & Well-Being, and more) plus an all-inclusive pass for the experience of the recipient’s choice, presented together in an attractive box. Gift recipients select the experience they like most and redeem their all-inclusive pass for the experience or product of their choice. Last minute printable gift descriptions available!
|Something Sweet: Bake him a special treat, like my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe (Beth’s Chocolate Chip Cookies–soft, chewy, and tasty, the best!). Bonus points if you bake enough for him to bring into work on Monday. If you aren’t a cooking cutie, consider buying him baked treats at David’s Cookies, like the Cookie of the Month Club (varies in price).