Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is going to be here before you know it and if you are like me, I love ideas and a reminder that it’s coming up so I have time to buy or make something, preferably not the night of before (which has often been the case). So here is a handful ideas for you:

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1. For those hip dads who take their laptops to and from work each day why not get them a new backpack. We got this backpack for a trip  we had taken recently and it is durable, fits a 15″ macbook and stylish.

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2. If you haven’t heard of Jim Gaffigan, you probably should. He is a comedian, actor and author. This article with quotes from him on parenthood is hysterical! Jim Gaffigan is on tour and it would be so much fun to go on a date with your man laughing the night away.

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3. For your beer loving guy how fun would it be to give him a year membership to the Beer of the Month Club. If you want to keep it local go on a day date and do a tour at Spotted Cow in New Glarus and then get some fondue at Glaner Stube.

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4. If your guy is a jeans and t-shirt type of guy why not get him a witty t-shirt. I love Threadless for finding original and fun t-shirts.

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5. Make him his favorite food or take him to his favorite restaurant. My husband loves ordering in Chicken Tikka Masala, or grilling him a steak would be much appreciated. I will also make sure to have some ice cream in the house because that’s one of his favorite treats!

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6. If you know me you know I like a good DIY and this is such an easy idea. Take a photo of the kiddos and get a black and white 24 x 36 engineered print at Kinko’s. How fun to surprise your guy with a huge poster of the kids!

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7. And lastly just like all of us mamas, dads also need some time away from the ki’s to rejuvenate. A night out with the guys or a camping weekend away is also a great gift and something I’m sure they would appreciate.

Father’s Day is June 19th, so for all those hard-working wonderful dads out there, let’s shower them with love!!

Melissa is a mom of a 2 year old and expecting her second child any day now! She's a foodie, loves spending time with her family and friends, enjoys reading a good book, designing, crafting and taking as many family adventures as possible. Fitting that in of course is a juggling act between being a busy stay at home mom, but she wouldn't want it any other way. Before having kids she studied and worked in architecture. She and her husband have lived in Chicago, Norfolk, Va, San Francisco and just recently moved back to Madison. You can also read about her adventures on her personal blog www.defininglovely.com.

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