I love gift guides. I really do. In fact, this is my favorite part about November, I buy all the magazines with gift guides. It’s a problem I know, a real addiction. I’ll spend hours looking at them for inspiration and ideas. So this year I had an epiphany, if you will call it, and decided to make my own gift guides! I’m so excited, seriously. I hope you find them useful too!
So the first gift guide I have decided to make is one for a person we all hold dear, Dad. Here is goes….
Gift Guide, Dad
1. Burt’s Bees Men’s Bar soap, 4- ounce
This soap from The Burt's Bees men line is manly enough to keep your dad from axe while being free of harsh chemicals. You can get it here: http://www.amazon.com
2. Gerber® Remix Serrated Knife
Every man needs a good pocket knife for doing all those crazy, daredevil things that only a pocket knife can handle...such as opening boxes. This one isn't too flashy and has a good handle. The blade is stainless steal and serrated. Has a certain edge no? You can get it here: http://www.eddiebauer.com
3. MUK LUKS Fair Isle Slipper
These slippers are cool, comfy and original in style. They have a Cushioned fleece footbed and are stitched in faux leather. You can get them here: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com
4. Original Astronaut Space Pen
This pen is so on my list for things to get Dad.This pen has serious street cred, as the website says: This is the original Fisher Space Pen that was used on the Apollo 7 space mission in 1968 after 2 years of testing by NASA and has been used on all manned space flights since then. Plus you can write upside down, under-water and it doesn't rely on gravity to work--just in-case. ALSO according to a customer review, it can survive the washing machine, which is important if you have a dad like mine. You can get it here: http://www.spacepen.com.
5. Jonathan Adler Pipe Match Striker
This one is for all the pipe-smoking dads out there. It's kind of funky, kind of classic. Features a frictional surfaced base for striking matches. Dad can keep it by his favorite "pipe-smoking" place. You can get it here: http://www.fredflare.com
6. The Art Of Shaving Power Shave Set
- This old fashioned shaving kit comes with a Fusion Chrome Collection Power Razor, pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave balm and a genuine badger brush. Guaranteed to make your dad look and feel like a million bucks (maybe just a thousand) You can get it here: http://sephora.com/
7. 5-Year Journal
This hardcover journal features the Month and day at the top of each page, 1 ruled page per day, with 5-line entries for 5 years and Pages for 366 days, including February 29. Your dad can start writing down his life experiences and ideas so that they can be passed down for generations to come. You can get it here: http://www.levenger.com
8. Book, Stone Walls: Personal Boundaries
This book takes an in-depth look at stone walls and their place in cultures around the world, providing a unique and entertaining read for dad while he drinks his morning coffee. You can get it here: http://www.shopterrain.com
9. Mini Espresso Maker
Sometimes coffee just doesn't do it, sometimes you need espresso. This mini espresso maker makes 2.5 oz servings--enough for a double shot. Dad will appreciate it, especially since it can be used indoors as well as outdoors (fishing trip anyone?). You can get it here: http://www.restorationhardware.com
10. Solid poplin pajama set
Every man needs a nice set of PJs. This classic set can also be monogrammed to add a nice personal effect. You can get it here: http://www.jcrew.com