Let’s Hear It For The Boy! (Father’s Day Gift Guide)


We love to celebrate dads year round.  But, it just so happens that Father’s Day is this month and we get to designate one very special day to show the best guys in our lives just how great they are.  Looking for some cool gifts to help deliver the sentiment?  We’ve got you covered with some great suggestions*.

helly hansenFor the dads that love to get out there and have some outdoor time, we love this Helly Hansen Crew Insulator jacket!  Perfect weight for different seasons, this light weight, but heavy duty, jacket will keep him nice and warm, when it’s needed most. It is wind and water repellent, filled with synthetic materials for utmost warmth when needed, and great for spring and summer adventures.  Not only does it work great, it looks great, too! A great jacket to take hiking when you need layers.

tech21For dads that are constantly on the go, why not give them some Tech? Tech21 is the maker of fantastic phone cases, as well as laptops and tablets.  I love the Impact Clear Case for the iPhone 6, it’s simple and sturdy and awesome!  You can even get cases with covers, so they open like a tablet.  I like the ultra thin Evo Glass Protector on my phone, too, just to make sure that my phone keeps safe, no matter what I am doing or where I am going. So many cool choices, there is definitely one that your guy will love.

energized.jpgGive dad a new great cologne for Father’s Day.  Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Energized is a brand new scent from Lacoste that he will love!  It’s a limited edition that is hot! This  scent lends tribute to their sporting heritage and the passion for the game. Fiery ginger, cool mint add a crisp energetic freshness to cedar leaf and citrus. Energized is the essence of the beautiful emotions sport stirs in those who live for the game: the pride of a cheering for a team and the joy of belonging wholeheartedly to a nation.  It’s a great choice as he is sure not to have it yet, but will love it as soon as he gets it. You can find it at Lacoste.com starting this month.

sleeping bag.pngThose outdoor adventures may find dad needing to spend the night under the stars.  If that’s the case, this  Coleman Comfort Cloud 40 Sleeping Bag is a great gift!  This comfy sleeping bag has an added layer of memory foam to make sleeping in a bag a much more enjoyable experience. It’s got plenty of leg room and is made for 30 to 50 degree nights.  You can find your own at Coleman!





They say a way into a man’s heart is through his stomach, so why not send him one of these gourmet meat and cheese baskets to fill his belly?  Does he have a sweet tooth?  Check out these delectable chocolate covered oreos for dads  or the Best Dad Berries. Both are available from Gourmet Gift Baskets, where you can select a crazy amount of unique gifts to suit the man in your life, and are customized to wish dad a great day and let him know how special he is.


powerallWe’ve had it happen a lot where we come upon someone who needs a jump start.  Sometimes, getting lined up with their car hood can be a challenge, though.   This PowerAll lithium battery operated jump start kit makes helping people so easy.  It also makes it easy to help yourself out in a bad situation.  Not only can you jump your own car battery (without the help of another car!), you can use it as a flashlight, charger for your electronics and more!  Being self sufficient and prepared is the gift that keeps on giving!  So this battery pack is a must-have for everyone!  This product is absolutely brilliant!

drone hsFor the dad that is still really a kid at heart, Hammacher Schlemmer boasts some very fun gadgets and toys and one of my very favorite ones this year is their High Definition Camera Drone.   I think universally, remote controlled devices are hugely popular among boys both old and young.  This one happens to take seriously great pictures and video of the flight so you can picture what it would be like to fly high above the rest of us, up to 300 feet, in fact!  This is sure to be a sky-high favorite!


Life is Good, so it’s fun to remind the dad in your life that it is with some fun and comfy clothing and accessories to wear while hanging out with his favorite crew.  Soft and durable crusher tees are a favorite and you will be sure to find the perfect one on their website, perfect for dad, whether he likes to fish, play golf, hang by the fire, or start one at the grill.  You can also find some awesome hats that he would love to wear while he is out and about.

The Brand itself has just launched its Heroes of Optimism campaign to celebrate optimists who have inspired others and made a difference in their world (sounds like a great fit for dads!) Every story shared will help raise funds to support childcare professionals working with the highest needs children nationwide.  Stories can be be shared at lifeisgood.com and through social media channels like instagram using the #GROWtheGood up until August 3, 2016.

One of my favorite gifts this year by far is a full set of the Sandalwood shaving kit from The Art of Shaving.  Women love to pamper themselves and men really aren’t any different.  Who doesn’t want to feel wonderful?  While you wouldn’t typically think that giving a shaving kit would make your man feel terrific, there is an exception to every rule and this is it! The kit enables an entire shaving routine to take place.  Treat the skin with a pre-shave oil to soften the skin and hair.  Follow that with a rich shaving cream.  A little bit goes a long way and creates a luxurious lather to put on the face with the badger brush.  My husband likes to shave with his straight edge razor for a super close shave.  Rinse off the remaining lather and coat the skin with the after-shave balm.  What you are left with is a great shave and super soft skin.  The sandalwood scent smells so good and is one of four different  scents available. Turns an ordinary task into one to look forward to!

art of shaving travelGot places to go and can’t bear the thought of leaving your favorite shaving accessories at home?  No fear, The Art of Shaving has you covered!  These fantastic items also come in a wonderful travel shaving kit–everything you have in the full sized set, but the perfect travel portions!  All you need to supply is the razor! Such a great gift for those that travel frequently!

wusthof 8Do you have a man in your life that loves to cook?  Look no further because I have the ultimate gift for him!  Wusthof always has the best knives and their Santoku  knife from the Classic Collection is no exception.  This gourmet must-have boasts an 8 inch blade, that extends through the handle (the mark of a great utensil), making the blade strong and sturdy, cutting with a precision like no other.  I can’t rave about this knife enough!  This is seriously my favorite knife, and in my opinion, the only one  everyone should have in their kitchen.


For a unique gift that you can truly make your own, why not customize a Lionel boxcar for dad? Simple to create, your little ones can make a special memory a great keepsake for dad. The high quality you know and love about Lionel trains will make this gift extra special. The Mommy Avenger readers even get a 10% discount when ordering their own products from LionelStore.com, including a personalized boxcar, simply by putting in code LTSAVE10 at checkout.  This code expires 7/31/16.

PrintLooking for a fun way to spend the day with dad?  Have the kids take him to Chuck E. Cheese! They say it’s where a kid can be a kid, right?  Well sometimes grown ups just want to be kids, too.  Right now, there are some great promotions that won’t break the bank, but just might score you some big time fun.

In celebration of Father’s Day, Chuck E. Cheese’s is offering exclusive offers and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy together, including:

·         Father’s Day Deal: 1-Topping Large Pizza, 4 Soft Drinks, 30 Tokens and FREE Small Wings for $29.99. Expiration Date: 6/21/16.

·         Ticket Blaster: On Father’s Day, dads can enter their names for a special chance to go in the Ticket Blaster. Random drawings will occur every hour all day!

·         In-Store Tournament: Chuck E. Cheese’s wants families to celebrate the biggest kid in the family by having their own gaming tournament. Ask your store for a tournament scorecard to join in on the fun!

·         Father’s Day Sweepstakes: Dads can enter for a chance to win a trip to Great Wolf Lodge. Use the hashtags #DadHacks and #Sweepstakes for a chance to win a family vacation to Great Wolf Lodge, along with other summertime fun prizes! The “Dad Hacks” Sweepstakes will run from June 6-30th. Grand Prize, First Prize and Second Prize winners will be announced on July 1st. Grand Prize (valued at $3,000): getaway vacation for Dad, courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge. First Prize (ARV $750): (1) GoPro Hero Silver Edition and (1) Drone. Second Prize (ARV $200): (1) $200 Chuck E. Cheese’s Gift Card

*products were received to facilitate a feature, all opinions are my own.

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