Friday, June 12, 2015

5 on Friday: Father's Day Gifts

Father's Day is coming up on the 21st of this month! Personally, I think shopping for men is so difficult. If I'm shopping for a woman it's easy--we like clothes, shoes, purses, cute knick knacks, EASY. What do men even like? Sports...TV...Beer...? Perhaps, I'm not giving them enough credit but you see my point! Here's a round up of gift ideas to help you out. 

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Active Gifts

This is the direction I'm leading towards for my own dad. He has recently gotten into walking and hiking so I think he'd appreciate some of these gifts. 

I've raved about my Fitbit Flex numerous times and how it's my favorite gadget to keep me on track. The nice thing about a Fitbit is that anyone can benefit from it regardless of their activity level and it's a great motivator.

Athletic shorts are also a great idea because, similar to black yoga pants, you can never really have too many. 

Grooming Gifts

Who said subscription boxes are just for the ladies? The Dollar Shave Club is such a neat idea. Basically, they ship fresh blades to members each month for a fraction of the price because you only pay for the cost of the blades. Depending on the preference you can subscribe to a $1, $6, or $9/month plan.

I love the smell of cologne. There's just something about walking by a man and getting a subtle waft of a great scent that is memorable and attractive. If you know their signature scent go for it or try these options. 

Giorgio Armani Armani Code for Men Eau De Toilette Spray

 Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren for Men

Outdoor Gifts

If you have any type of outdoor space you need a fire pit! They add some decor to your yard and come on... S'mores..everyone loves them. 

Intex Oasis Inflatable Island Seats 4 People with Mesh Floor and Step Ladder
How fun does this raft float look? This would be great for everyone in the family to enjoy on lake trips. 

Tech Gifts

My father is definitely not technologically saavy and his attempts at texting are hilarious but these user friendly gadgets would probably make his day.

Experience Gifts

With your mom you can spend QT with her doing things you both enjoy like lunches, manicures, shopping, etc. It's hard (for me at least) to think of experiences to do with my dad that don't involve sitting around a TV watching football or the History Channel. This is the best I could come up with...
  • Go golfing together or take a group lesson
  • Take a day trip to a place that you went together as a child
  • Get tickets to see his favorite baseball team (drinking at games is fun if nothing else:)
  • Cook his favorite meal

What Father's Day gift ideas do you have?

Linking up with September FarmLife in LeggingsOH Hey FridayHigh Five for Friday, and Meet at the Barre


  1. These are great ideas! Men are SO hard to buy for... I kind of hate it. My dad made it easy this year- he wants a new grill! And I subscribe to Dollar Shave Club. Life-changing!

  2. I just got the fit bit Charge with HR and I love it! I get my dad a bottle of either aftershave or cologne from Polo blue every year!

  3. Ummmmmm I 100% want that floating pool island! How fun does that look?!?!?! I have the fitbit charge on my birthday list! I hope someone gets the hint ;-) Thanks so much for linking up!! Amanda ~ Meet @ the Barre

  4. I always have such a hard time shopping for men, and have been trying to think of what to do for Father's Day...thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Great gift ideas. Men are so hard to buy for.

  6. How fun is that raft! I might need to get one for

  7. I need that raft in my life! That is most awesome thing ever!

  8. My dad would be all over that fire pit!

  9. My dad would be all over that fire pit!

  10. These are all great gift ideas! Love the fitness gifts & the fire pit! Also, I'm thinking I need that raft at some point, how cool!

  11. Great ideas! I got my dad a beginner's brewing kit. Now that he's retired I'm hoping he'll make me some homemade brews!

  12. Men are very hard to shop for! This is a great list!

  13. Such a great list! I agree-men are so hard to shop for! I have a question about your FitBit Flex-when I was getting a FitBit I did a research and people were saying that it counts steps when you swing your arms. I talk with my hands a lot, so I was worried I would get a lot of "fake" steps. Have you noticed that? I have the One right now, but I think it would be nice to have a bracelet sometimes.

  14. You're SO right - athletic shorts are men's version of yoga pants! I always have a hard time choosing a gift for my dad. More often than not, I get him a gift card to Dunkin Donuts and something to go with that!

  15. That inflatable island looks like SO MUCH FUN!

  16. Great suggestions! I have been thinking about the fitbit for my dad or a new Fossil wallet.

  17. Shopping for guys is SO HARD but lately I've been buying all of them those Bose bluetooth speakers!! They're a big hit! Getting one for my husband this summer ;)

  18. I can usually come up with ideas for my husband pretty easily but my dad is another story. I think I get him a golf gift card every year. So boring, but he's SO hard to shop for. This is a great list! I want that raft!

  19. I want the raft for me! My dad would definitely like the fitbit, his heart rate watch broke a few month ago. Good call!

  20. I know, shopping for guys is way more difficult. I think I'm going for an 'experience gift' this year. Thanks for sharing!

  21. My dad is the hardest person to shop for. haha I want some of these things for myself btw .. like the fitbit, the headphones the raft llol

  22. These are all great ideas! Sometimes I feel like I'm stuck in a rut when buying gifts for my dad, so it'll be nice to switch things up a bit (yes, I'm last minuting gifts this year!).

    Thanks for linking up with us!



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