Monday, June 10, 2013

Best of Father's Day Gift Guide Showcase


Give Dad A Present He'll Love

Ask just about anyone, young or old, Father's Day is most probably the hardest holiday to shop for. This year can be different, though, when it comes to shopping for Dear Old Dad -- especially if you consider buying one or more of the really cool and unique items featured in this gift guide each hand picked for its originality by Mommy Blog Expert.

Men's Designer Swimwear
Image from Tom and Teddy

Father Gifts for $100 or less

In the pool, on the lake or at the beach this Father's Day and throughout the summer, boys and men have a new option for trendy quality swim trunks from Tom & Teddy. The company founded by former Sydney resident husband-wife team Jelle de Jong and Michelle L'Huillier just launched in 2012 in Australia to critical success. Now they're bringing the stylish brand's same vibrant colors, contemporary designs and universally flattering fit stateside to the U.S. with their Summer Swimwear Collection. The designers have thoughtfully created this line -- with plentiful design details, all made to stand up to both ocean water and flag football -- to cater to families that seek well-made coordinating swim trunks for father-son swim wear. $60 for Boys Sizes for Ages 1-12 and $89 for Men's Sizes Small to XXL, Available online direct from TomandTeddy

txTylz will challenge the mind,

Looking for a really hip engaging game to play at the picnic table at your backyard Dad's Day BBQ that is modern but not electronic? Then look no further than txTylz, a primitively modern way to say it game. Proper grammar, spelling and English are not required -- that's what makes this game involving wood tiles so engaging and creative. This game, created by model/actress Joan Severance, is not only fun, it challenges the mind so it's no surprise that it was part of the 2013 Mensa Mind Games Challenge. This will literally be a conversation piece at your Father's Day gathering as well as whenever friends and family get together. Small and compact, this would also be great to take along on vacation this summer. $45, Available online direct from txTylz

BBQ Tools With Safety Features
Grill Daddy HeatShield BBQ Tool Set,

Speaking of barbeques, how about giving the master griller of the house something both practical and fun to use while he's flipping burgers and grilling steaks for the family? From Grill Daddy, the Heat Shield BBQ tool set isn't just another bunch of grilling tools -- these actually help keep that special father in your life safe from getting burned while he cooks for you. In fact, Grill Daddy’s patented rotating heat shield hand guard which maintains continuous protection from flare-ups, searing grill heat, and burning hot food splatters. Another thing I like about this sturdy BBQ tool collection that sets it apart is that you can mix and match tools with the included specialty attachments. Available at Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware, True Value, Amazon and direct from Grill Daddy

BBQ Grill Cleaner
Grill Daddy Steam Cleaning Tool,

Since he'll be cleaning up too and you'll want to "help" out as much as you can, why not throw in another really functional Grill Daddy gift, one that uses steam to clean the grill? The Grill Daddy Steam Cleaner tool features replaceable heavy-gauge stainless-steel brush heads. With this product's unique steam cleaning feature all you do is pour water into the handle's reservoir and before you know it, baked on food, grease and black residue comes right off. This greatly speeds the time it takes Dad to thoroughly clean and sanitize the grill so he can spend more time enjoying himself with you and the rest of the family not only on Father's Day but whenever he's grilling.  Available at Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware, True Value, Amazon and online direct from Grill Daddy

Image from Cherry Moon Farms

If Daddy has a sweet tooth this Beer Cookie Gift Basket will not only make a great dessert it can also double as a party decoration or centerpiece for this year's Father's Day celebration. It would also be a very thoughtful and memorable ready-to-give present you can either deliver in person to a beloved father or that you can have shipped directly to that special Dad across the miles that you aren't able to be with this year. This yummy non-alcoholic gift full of giant hand-decorated colorful beer theme cookies includes two beer mug cookies, two beer glass cookies and one "Cheers to Dad" cookie and comes festively packaged as pictured. Each cookie measures 4-4.5 inches tall. Available online direct from Cherry Moon Farms

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