Fab Father's Day Gift Ideas by: Rachel Harris, Managedmoms.com


Fab Father's Day Gift Ideas

by: Rachel Harris, Managedmoms.com

Dad's Day happens in two weeks on June 21st, so if you need some great gift suggestions that are also unique, read on. I've got ideas for all of the different Dad personalities, so check it out below and have a wonderful Father's Day celebration with the great guy that you want to celebrate.

Unique Experience Idea

*Gift card for Royal Shave at The Art of Shaving Barber Spa ($55 for a 45 minute experience with a location in Chandler Fashion Center and Scottsdale Fashion Square) -- Send him to The Art of Shaving for the store's signature service which includes the four elements of a perfect shave. Performed by an expertly trained Master Barber, your guy enjoys a hot towel and protective layer of a nice pre-shave oil to prep the skin. That is followed by shaving cream and a traditional straight razor with an expert precision shave. Lemon Essential Oil is also applied and followed by the after shave mask. Then comes a cold towel infused with lavender essential oil for a soothing and relaxing experience. The pampering is completed with a hydrating toner and after shave balm. The store also offers the Traditional Shave for $35 that is a 35 minute treatment.

Personalized Presents

*CVS Personalized Photo Mug ($24.99 for one 16 oz glass mug with personalized photo) -

The CVS newest 16oz mug has a striking matte finish and a silicone lid that takes it from table to travel in a snap. I also love that it is dishwasher safe and displays his people on the cup. My hubs will love this since I got one for him. Order online at http://www.cvsphoto.com/photo-gifts/Bestsellers/Mugs. Mug can be picked up at store or mailed to you and the turnaround time is about one week.

*CVS Personalized Father's Day Card ($1.99 at CVS) -- No more looking for that perfect card. Give him a personalized Dad's Day card complete with your family's picture on the front. He will definitely be the Dad with the most unique Father's Day card displayed on his desk. Photo cards can be easily made online from your home computer with free same day pickup. Do this online at www.cvs.com or go to a CVS store.

*Josh Cellars Wine - see details below under beer and wine gifts.

For The Wine/Beer Lover

*Josh Cellars Personalized Wine ($15.99 or current price of particular wine with free personalized label) -- Josh Cellars is one of my favorite wine lines, especially because the wine label is named after the founder's Dad, which is so cool for Father's Day. And right now Josh Cellars will personalize the label to place on a Josh Cellars bottle of wine to give to the Dad on your gift list. This is done at no extra charge. Simply go to www.joshcellars.com and follow the easy steps on how to create your special label. Then the label is mailed to you so you can stick it on that yummy bottle of wine to give to Dad. Such a cool idea!

*Chillsner By Corkcicle ($19.88 at Travel Outfitters in Chandler Fashion Square Mall) -- I have something similar for my wine bottles that I love, so I was thrilled to find this for beer. This 2-pack gift set includes an in bottle beer chiller that keeps beers cool from the first sip to the last drop. Just freeze and stick in the beer bottle when Dad is ready for an ice cold beer that will still chilled. Pair this with his favorite beer and you have a good gift idea. Can also be ordered at www.corkcicle.com, although it was $29.95 on the site and on sale at the store for $19.88.

Grub for Guys

*See's Candies Chocolate Seegar ($2.70 at See's Candies stores) -- These milk chocolate cigars are tasty, big and perfect to give that sweet guy a sweet treat. Tape one to a Dad's Day card.

*Manly Snack Basket with snacks from CVS - Gold Emblem is the snack line that has the perfect variety of snacks that a lot of guys love like the Teriyaki Beef Jerky, Salt & Pepper Cashews, Peppered Beef Jerky Barbeque Flavored Pistachios and more.

For The Grill Guy

*OKB Gift Set with Sauce & Oven Mitt (Gift set sells for $22 at www.okbsauce.com & line sells at AJ's Fine Foods in Phoenix and in Tucson. The OKB Original sauce will also sell at Safeway stores starting on June 22nd and all varieties sell at many other local stores like Duck and Decanter and Luci's Healthy Market Place plus others that are listed on company website) -- I love to support local companies and this one is owned by long time Valley residents, Mike and DeeDee Crook with their yummy barbeque sauce recipes from their roots in Kentucky. This gift set idea include all three of the OKB line signature sauces, which include the Hot variety, the Medium and the Original plus the very nice GRIP OKB BBQ Glove hot mitt. This particular gift set would retail for $25.00, however the company has a Father's Day gift box special with the same items, all for only $22.00. That is three bottles of sauce and a great mitt. This is a very nice grill set to give and I love that it is local and yummy! For individual prices and a list of all the local stores that carry the yummy line, visit www.okbsauce.com.

· *The Sportula ($24.99 at www.sportula.com) -- My son bought this super cool and big TEXAS Longhorns spatula for my husband at our local mall, although I don't know if they are still at a stand in malls now. However, you can order one at the website for all kinds of teams in categories that include college teams, NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, Nascar and more. The handy and sporty spatula that is perfect for grilling is a unique laser cut design, is made of a heavy duty stainless steel with hard maple handles and durable brass rivets and even includes a handy bottle opener on the other end!

Words To Live By For Him

*Sentimental sign that says "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a LIFE" ($14.99 at AJ's Fine Foods) -- I love AJ's gift department so I always check there for unique gifts and I didn't leave empty handed when I found this gem. I had seen this before and I think it is just the perfect sweet little sign to give to your hard working guy. The entire line of unique gifts are also sold online at www.carsonhomeaccents.com.

For His Space

*Man Cave sign ($10 at Target) -- Hang this cool sign in his area at home or even better, make him a cave area or room with this cool accent sign that will complete the gift.

For The Fun In The Sun Dad

*Brookstone Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker ($39.99 at Brookstone stores) -- What a cool Bluetooth speaker because it can float in the pool with Dad while he floats in the water sipping a beer. This will encourage him to swim for fun and to relax.

For The Traveling Dad

*Make him a travel bag for his next trip complete with his favorite snacks, favorite book to read and a little care kit. One unique item that can be included in the kit is the Silk & Clean Stain Remover For Silk which will quickly take a spot off his tie. On a business trip, this may save the day. Sells for $10 at Nordstrom and the saleslady told me that Nordy's will have a Father's Day sale on Dad's Day weekend, too. Good to know!

For The Healthy Dad

*Black + Decker Fusion Blade Single Serve Blending System ($34.99 at Target) -- If Dad has been eating healthy and making himself smoothies, check this out. The Fusion Blade by Black + Decker has a powerful stainless steel FusionBlade that will crush ice and blend foods and liquids evenly, making it the ideal tool for creating mixed drinks and smoothies.

What great gift ideas do you have for Dad? Share here in the comments section and be sure to check my blog at www.managedmoms.com for more gift ideas, recipes, parenting tips and more. Happy Father's Day out there!