Stuff We Like: Just for Dads
“When I get stuck on my homework, he helps me.”
“He does good voices.”
“When I’m sad, he cheers me.”
“He gives me a lot of kisses and huggies.”
What makes your dad special? Treat.com, a Shutterfly site, asked a few kids what they thought about their dads, in honor of Father’s Day. Their answers are heartwarming, precious, and sometimes maybe a bit too honest (leave it to our little ones to tell it like it is!). Watch the full video:
Whatever makes your dad special, make him feel special this Father’s Day with the perfect gift. That’s where we come in — check out our gift roundup for the Big Guy:
Say It with a Card
Shop Treat.com’s selection of Father’s Day cards, all of which can be personalized with your photo(s) and message ($3.49 each; $0.99 for digital card). Using the code TREATDAD14 to get a trio of cards for $6 (offer valid through June 30).
All Tied Up
A new tie may seem cliche, but who can resist a matching tie set for Dad and his boy(s)? After all, our little guys always want to dress like their daddies. My Favorite Pal ($13.99-$16.99) offers stylish, quality ties ranging in size from infant to adult XL. And you won’t find any goofy sports- or job-themed neckwear here — these ties come in modern colors and designs. My Favorite Pal was created by Mikel Dover, a dad who was tired of searching for matching daddy and son ties and views this line as an “important bonding experience that fathers and sons could treasure for a lifetime.”
Speaking of matching duds, check out the Daddy & Toddler Sets from Daddy & Co. ($24.95 for Dad’s tee; $16.95 for tot’s tee). These matching T-shirts come in a variety of themes, from nautical (Captain Daddy and his First Mate) to musical (Grand Piano Daddy and Little Piano Toddler). The shirts are made from a cotton/poly blend and come in sizes M-XXL for Dad’s tees and 6M-7T for tot’s tees.
The Nose Knows
Is Dad kind of a nerd? Does he have a quirky sense of humor? Imagine the look on his face when he unwraps this Wood Face Glasses Holder ($17.50) from Waiting on Martha. Dad can prop it on his desk at work, on his bedside stand, or next to his favorite spot to read the paper.
There’s hardly a dad in this world who doesn’t own a smartphone of some sort. Help him protect it in style with this Monogrammed iPhone/iPad Case ($44-$65) from Pretty Smitten. The case is available in very dad-worthy colors, including black/grey stripes, green/white, navy/grey, and green/black. You can also customize the case color, and you can order it with or without the monogram. It’s also available for select Samsung and Blackberry phones. With an average 5-star review from almost 800 reviews on Etsy, this case seems like a surefire winner.
From Moleskine, we love the new myCloud Messenger Bag (18.7 x 5.0 x 14.8 inches; $210). It’s a chic-but-not-too-fancy way for Dad to carry all his goods, including up to a 15-inch laptop. It’s also water-repellant, made of durable material, and includes lots of inner pockets to keep Dad organized. The grey bag features a luggage tag that connects to the Moleskine My Analog Cloud web game, which allows the owner to print out a personal profile that can then be inserted into the luggage tag to personalize the bag.
Love It, He Will
Is Dad stoked about the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII film (set to hit theaters in December 2015)? Use the force and get him this Star Wars Limited Edition Notebook from Moleskine ($24). Includes an exclusive Star Wars poster.