Gifts for the Dad Who Has Everything

It can be hard to buy for the men in our lives. With many of the guys I know, when they need something, they go out and buy it. Also, they don’t tend to have too many things that they want, which they don’t also feel they need. And so the item is purchased.

This all leaves me a little stumped at gift-giving time. It also makes it extra fun to give them something that they didn’t even know they needed.

Here are a few of our favorite gift ideas for the dad who has everything:

For the Travelin’ Dad

Scratch Map
Scratch Map
Price: $24.00
Help dad track his travels with this scratch-off-where-you’ve-been map that charts globetrotting in a fun and innovative way. When Dad scratches off the areas he has visited, he’ll reveal adventurous pops of color, as well as local facts.  Wrap this one up with a coin for easy scratching – and top with a few scratch lottery tickets.
From Uncommon Goods.

For the Gadget Lovin’ Dad:

Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet with Boogie Board Magnet Kit and Shammy Cleaning Cloth
Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet
Price: $42.95
This brand new LCD writing tablet is a tree-friendly alternative to paper, pencils and pens. Plus, it’s a fun gadget. Simply press on the surface with the included stylus or other suitable writing instrument (even your finger) to create an image and then erase with the push of a button. Comes with a Boogie Board Magnet Kit and Shammy Cleaning Cloth
From Find coupons here.

solar gadget charger
Solar Gadget Charger
Price: $99.94
Now Dad can power up wherever he goes. This compact little gadget is capable of charging or powering just about any device with a USB port. It’s lightweight and portable. Simply place the Solio in the sun, spread its wings and – once its internal battery charges – you can power or charge a variety of devices. Includes  7 adapter charging tips for your electronics. The solio and its packaging are made from recycled and recyclable materials.
Available from Red Envelope. (Red Envelope coupons are here).


Gift of the Month Clubs

Amazing Clubs Necktie of the Month Club - 3 Months
Amazing Clubs Necktie of the Month Club – 3 Months
Price: $71.85
What’s better than a new necktie for Father’s Day. One each month! Each month, Dad will receive a new 100% silk, designer necktie. Plus, instant gift messages with all orders. Amazing Clubs offers 32 different Gift of the Month Clubs including wine, beer, flowers, tea, hot sauce, teddy bears, ice cream, salsa, BBQ sauce and many more.
See more Gift of the Month Clubs from Amazing Clubs

125x125 GMC Beer of the Month
Gourmet Monthly Clubs
has a very popular Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club, as well as five other gourmet gift clubs. The really nice thing about Gourmet Monthly Clubs is that they also have a Whatever Whenever Club option, which allows you to mix and match from their 6 gourmet gift clubs (Microbrewed Beer, International Wine, Premium Cigar, Gourmet Cheese, Fresh Cut Flowers, and/or Gourmet Chocolate gifts of the month) and customize them to fit your shipping schedule. Oh, and the other nice thing about Gourmet Monthly Clubs is that they have some fairly regular coupon codes, including the following:
$10 off any 12 month prepaid club sign-up. Use Code: GMC$10

Give an Experience Gift:
Top Father’s Day Gifts from Cloud 9 LivingHere you’ll find a variety of popular experience categories for dads: Race Car Driving, Golf Lessons, Wine & Beer Experiences, Fishing, Learn to Fly and a handful more.

Give a Family Legacy:
Give an membership.

Just for Fun:

F in Exams
F in Exams
Price: $9.00
Question: Use the word “doldrums” in a sentence. If you answered “I cannot play the doldrums,” you’re correct! At least according to this silly book of wrong answers, celebrating the creative side of failure with 250 true life responses to common test questions from grade school through high school. A touching, funny and oh-so-real look at everyday blunders, this little pick-me-up is sure to bring smiles to any student, teacher or class clown.
From Uncommon Goods.

Bacon Flavored Envelopes - Set of 25
Bacon Flavored Envelopes – Set of 25
Price: $7.00
Does Dad love himself a little bacon? Here’s a fun gift for dads with a sense of humor and a sense of taste. The glue on these envelopes actually tastes like the greasy, crispy, smoky, salty breakfast meat. Contains no actual bacon…no need to refrigerate.
Made in California and sold through Uncommon Goods.


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Unique Father’s Day Gifts: Ideas and Coupons

Give Dad something cool this Father’s Day.

One of my favorite places to shop for unusual and unique gifts is Red Envelope. Here is a selection of some of their most memorable (and inexpensive) Father’s Day gifts.

You’ll also find a link to the latest Red Envelope coupons.

Beer Holster
Get him ready for the next barbeque with our beer holster and wallet bottle opener. In the spirit of the Wild West, this leather beer holster keeps his beer ready for a quick draw whenever the need arises. Combine function and sentiment with this credit card sized wallet bottle opener that may be engraved with a custom message. Made of brushed stainless steel, it fits perfectly in his wallet and always remind him how much he is loved.
Beer holster made of rugged leather adjustable nylon strap for additional support; fits a 12 ounce can or bottle. Bottle opener measures 3 3/8” x 2 1/8” and is made of stainless steel.. May be engraved with up to 5 lines, 20 characters each linesize of engraving changes based on number of characters. (More characters will result in smaller engraving.) More >

Golfer’s Cooler Bag
A cool drink on the back nine might sound like a mirage, but now it’s as close as this cooler bag. Made of durable khaki-green nylon microfiber with brown trim, our bag clips onto a golf bag or cart. Insulated to keep drinks and snacks cold, and holds up to a dozen cans. Side pockets hold golf balls, cell phone and more. Adjustable shoulder strap. May be monogrammed with up to three initials.

More topselling Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Red Envelope
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Magwear Magnetic Wristband
This ingenious accessory keeps screws, nails, nuts and bolts close at hand. Inside the rugged plastic caddy, an intensely powerful magnet holds metal fasteners and small tools. No need to hold them in his mouth or pocket, or climb down the ladder to retrieve them. Adjusts to fit wrists of any size. 3″ sq. Blue or Red.

Hidden Message Tie Clip

Make sure to let dad know how special he is with our hidden message tie clip that is sure to jazz up his tie. First used in the mid-1800s, tie clips really took off in the 1920s, and have continued to be a fixture for fashionable men everywhere. With this hidden message tie clip, dad will always know that “love ties us together,” which is the sweet sentiment etched on the backside of the clip. May be personalized on the front with up to three letters. Exclusively from RedEnvelope.

Leather Excursion Travel Case
Storing toiletries in style, our travel case was inspired by the classic shaving bags used in the early 1900s. Made of rich brown full-grain leather with modern brushed-brass hardware and durable cotton-canvas lining. Exclusively from RedEnvelope.

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10 Best Eco-Friendly Gifts for Dads


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Hip Pop Hooray

Looking for a gift for Dad this Father’s Day that’s got some flava but won’t be Naughty to Nature? Check out these unique eco-gifts to give props to your pops. Or you can just kick it old-school with a homemade card (recycled paper, natch) and a big hug. Word.

1. Play on, playa.

Hook up your music-loving dad (or in-need-of-musical-taste dad) with an iTunes online gift certificate ($10-$50). Dad can pick his own tracks (or take playlist suggestions, ahem), and you can take all the waste from wrapping, packaging, and plastic CD cases outta the mix. Give it.

2. Take him to the river.

Has Pa worn out his VHS cassette of A River Runs Through It? Fish for some gift-giving compliments from your fave angler with Bottle Cap Lures ($40/6), lures made from soda and beer bottle caps – that really work. Keeps the caps out of landfills, new materials out of production, and Dad out on the water reeling ‘em in. Give it.

3. Charge it.

Give your gadget-gizmo daddio a slim little Solio Hybrid Charger ($80-$170, depending on battery capacity) to recharge his cell phone, MP3 player, digital camera, and all the other electronic stuff he manages to cram into his pockets – all with stored-up power from the sun (free power – woo-hoo!) or the socket. Give it.

4. Groomer has it.

Does your pop like to keep it clean (aside from the language he used when you dented the car)? Pamper him with an Every Man gift basket ($45) from Lula Organics. Includes skin-soothing, paraben-free Every Man Jack shave gel, body wash, and face wash; soap from Pangea Organics; a recycled, reusable razor; and a wooden body brush. Give it.

5. Balls out.

Maybe Dad won’t be beating Tiger Woods anytime soon (or ever), but he likes to hit the links. Get your golfer dad some Eco Golf Balls ($10/12) – water-soluble golf balls that dissolve in water after 96 hours, so he won’t be leaving plastic evidence of his birdies and bogies for millennia. Give it.

6. It’s in the bag.

New daddy? Free him from pastel-flowered diaper bag hell with the Diaper Dude Messenger II ($100). Designed by a dad, these manlier messenger bags are made from recycled water bottles (instead of sending them to landfills) and come with lots of pockets, a changing pad, and a quick-release shoulder strap. Plus, a portion of proceeds goes to Global Green USA. Give it.

7. Writing’s on the wall(et).

Take the necktie to another level with a Recycled Necktie & Suit Wallet ($30) from Uncommon Goods. With a pocket for cash and two side pockets for cards, the billfolds are handmade from used silk ties and suits – saving fabric from the dump and keeping new materials out of production. Give it.

8. To a T.

Know a young hipster dad that dons jeans and T-shirts more than suits and ties? Give him a fashionable, eco edge with a Perv Tease organic cotton tee ($40), with scribbly drawings and snarky sayings like “My guru went to the fifth dimension and all I got was this lousy T-shirt” (goes really well with an ironic mustache). Nonorganic cotton uses more pesticides than any other crop – it takes 1/3 pound of chems to make one shirt. Give it.

9. Ham(mock) it up.

Wanna give Dad some R&R but can’t quite afford that Hawaiian vacation? Give him a getaway in his own backyard with Gaiam’s Ultimate Hammock ($190), made of recycled soda bottles. Waterproof and UV-resistant, this long-lasting lounger is as comfy as its cotton and nylon counterparts, minus the new material. Give it.

10. Let’s all go to the movies.

For the film buff father who’s always spouting quotes from his favorite flicks: Opt for email-able movie ticket gift certificates in the form of Fandango Bucks. Just pick your amount ($10-$100) and the design – perhaps the Give Green one? – and send away, skipping out on any transport emissions or packaging waste. Give it.

Copyright Ideal Bite. Reprinted with permission.

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