Beach Sweets

Heading to the shore? Need to bring a gift? Check out this Beach Treat Caddy from Olive & Cocoa.

Featuring such sweets as: Pina Colada, Watermelon, and Grape Licorice Twists, Peach Rings, and Swedish Fish – give them all of these yummy boardwalk treats in a beautiful handmade wooden caddy!

It is $54, and can be found here:

http://www.oliveandcocoa.com/product/Beach_Treats_Caddy/edible-gifts

Beer Belt

There are many products out there to distinguish wine glasses, but move over wine-it’s beer’s turn to stand out from the rest!

These mudpie beer belts are $8.50, and are a cute add on to any gift:

http://www.mud-pie.com/p-1410-beer-belts.aspx?EID=600&EN=Category

Wantful

Don’t know WHAT to get her (or him)? Next time YOU simply can’t pick one item, check out Wantful and let THEM pick!

In a nutshell, Wantful walks you through a bunch of questions about the recipient, you pick a price range, pick your gifts and publish a customized catalog. The catalog is then sent to the recipient and THEY get to pick which gift they would like!

Gifts range from $30 – $500:

http://www.wantful.com

What’s Your Sign?

Give your baby’s room a bit of (zodiac) personality, with these great vintage inspired astrological signs from Serena and Lily.

The colorful screen print includes an adorable illustration and description of the sign.

They are $98: http://www.serenaandlily.com/Gift/For-Baby-Zodiac-Art-Leo

DIY Father’s Day Card

Instead of spending $5 on a regular card for Dad, how about making him something special like this 3-D greeting card!

All you need is some craft letters, photos, and glue, and you’ve got a great keepsake for Dad (for the same price as you would spend on a regular card)!

Check out the full tutorial here: http://blog.paper-source.com/how-to/happy-father%E2%80%99s-day-dad/

DIY Father’s Day

For all of you crafters (and procrastinators) out there, check out this adorable DIY Father’s Day gift idea from Lil’ Luna.

All you need is a glass bottle soda case, dad’s favorite sweets / treats, and some crafting supplies.

It is thoughtful, affordable, and sweet!!!

To see the full tutorial, go to: http://lilluna.com/fathers-day-super-dad-pop-box-set/

Rockin’ Dad

Here are a few more Father’s Day gift ideas (before it’s too late to order online)!

1. Wrench Frame: who needs a boring frame, when you can give dad this manly wrench frame?! It’s $24.95:                                           http://www.greatgiftsformen.com/wrench-picture-frame-p-2708.html

2. You Rock: Let Dad know he ROCKS, with this hand stamped guitar pick-if he doesn’t play guitar, you can also order it on a keychain or necklace! $14: http://www.etsy.com/listing/99897935/you-rock-dad-hand-stamped-guitar-pick

3. Glasses that Give:  Many people know about Toms shoes, but they are now making (super cool) sunglasses.  And, just like the shoes, for every pair you buy they give a pair to a person in need. This pair is $139: http://www.toms.com/eyewear/catalog/product/view/id/8787/s/kathmandu/category/1013/?key=UzAwMy0wMzAtMDM=

4. Old School: If Dad is into gadgets, and you want to splurge, then check out this old school typewriter that allows you to plug in your ipad via USB cord.  It is $699, and definitely a conversation starter! http://www.etsy.com/listing/94667567/usb-typewriter-computer-keyboard-grey

5. Pub Set:  What Dad doesn’t want his own bar?  Give Dad this cool Pitcher and Glass set, customized with the family name! The set is $69.95 from Wine Enthusiast.

Pampered Dad

If Dad needs a little pampering, then check out these Father’s Day gift ideas (clockwise):

1. Wines that Rock: Give Dad some rock n’ roll wines, such as: Pink Floyd’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Woodstock Chardonnay, Rolling Stones Forty Licks Merlot, and The Police Synchronicity Red Wine Blend. $79.99: http://www.wine.com/V6/Wines-That-Rock-Gift-Collection/wine/113458/detail.aspx

2. Man Sandals: These Italian-made leather sandals will surely make Dad’s feet happy! They are exclusively sold at Barneys, and are $195: http://www.barneys.com/Barneys-New-York-Criss-Cross-Slide/501802510,default,pd.html?cgid=men&index=89

3. Bracelet:  Sentimental jewelry isn’t just for Mom! Give Dad this personalized Silver Washer Bracelet so he can wear your love around his wrist! $61.85: http://tinyurl.com/ctwaomd

4. Spaaaaaah:  Let Dad unwind at the Spa…I love The Red Door Spa, and they have locations all over the Country.  Go ahead, get Dad a gift certificate – he’ll be sure to thank you!  http://www.reddoorspas.com

5. Man Bag:  The Tumi Pack-Away Large Satchel is perfect if Dad travels a lot (it can fold up and “pack away” in another bag)! $99: http://www.tumi.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11101405&prodFindSrc=search

6. Kiehls Men’s Starter Kit: Even if Dad doesn’t use expensive products, get him some and he will be sure to thank you! Kiehls has a wonderful men’s line and this kit has a great sampling (face wash, lotion, etc). $39.50 http://www.kiehls.com/Mens-Starter-Kit/10010,default,pd.html?start=1&cgid=gifts-for-him

Athletic Dad

With Father’s Day around the corner, I’m going to break down some gift ideas for you by Dad “type”…starting with the Athletic Dad!

If your dad (or husband) is the sporty type, then check out the following ideas:

1. Magazine Subscription: Any magazine subscription makes a fun and thoughtful gift – Car and Driver, Fitness, Sports Illustrated, or Surfer Mag (depending upon your Dad of course). Surfer Mag is currently on sale for $12 per year! http://www.surfermag.com/

2. Gym Bag: Under Armor is known for their ruggad athletic bags.  Pictured above is the PTH Victory Large Team Duffel Bag, it is $54.99: http://www.underarmour.com/shop/us/en/pth-victory-large-team-duffle/pid1218047

3. Water Bottle:  The Nathan Quickdraw not only holds Dad’s water while he is working out, it also has a zipper compartment to hold all of his personal belongings (keys, money, phone) $20:                                      http://www.rei.com/product/831449/nathan-quickdraw-plus-handheld-water-bottle

4. Nike+ Sportwatch GPS:  If Dad is a runner, then check out this watch by Nike.  Not only does it look cool, it will help him track his runs (using TomTom GPS technology)! It is $169: http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=shop,pdp,ctr-inline/cid-1/pid-406329/pgid-

5. KIND Cube:  Give Dad some Fuel with the KIND Cube, filled with an assortment of yummy and nutritious KIND Bars!  The cube is $42.95:     http://www.kindsnacks.com/buy-products-kind-healthy-gifts-kind-cube-20-pack-186.html

6. LED Flashlight + Tools: This is an all-in-one gift, especially if Dad is outdoorsy / handy.  The powerful flashlight from LL Bean also has 7 tools attached to it, combining the functionality of a flashlight with a knife, saw, bottle opener and more! $29.95: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/70483?feat=508810-GN1

Check back for gift ideas for the Pampered Dad, the Techie Dad and for ALL Dads!

It’s a Boy (or Girl)!!!!

I love giving a personalized gift, and what better way to do so with these adorable birth announcement pillows!

The pillows come in pink or blue and list the child’s name, date & time of birth, weight & length, city & state of birth, and the parents names.

They are $80: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/birth-announcement-pillows

Give the new parents a gift they will be sure to remember!