Fathers Day Gift Ideas

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It’s Father’s Day this weekend, 5 days left to snag something for Dad.  We have been so crazed with end of the school year activities, I have yet to take my girls out to find something special for Daddy.  If you are like me and you are in the market for a last minute gift, here are some ideas:

I love this monogrammed tie case from Mark & Graham.  The the case itself is sleek and distinguished with the subtle monogram placement, it’s a fantastic gift choice.

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My husband LOVES hot sauce.  The Collection from Senor Lechuga, would be a great gift for any dad who likes it hot.  This small batch hot sauce, handmade with the best ingredients in Brooklyn, NY, promises to knock his socks off without losing the delicious flavor.

 

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These light weight polarized sunglasses by Goodr are great looking and made for the active guys, specifically runners.  And for under $50, they are a steal!!

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Every guy needs a catchall, this camo leather version also from Mark & Graham would make a great Father’s day gift.

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Talk about doing the work for you.  This Tie-bar + Mark & Graham gift set is so sharp and comes in a bunch of color stories.  I am loving the red and blue, the set goes perfectly together without being matchy matchy.

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The perfect tee!  I love to buy my husband staples, he would wear the same t-shirt for the rest of his life if it were up to him.  Everlane has an awesome selection of clothing essentials.   This tee comes in 18 different colors and is only $18, get a bunch for dad for a gift he’ll definitely use.

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My hubby loves Jack Black products, although he rarely splurges on them.  A standard stocking stuffer in our house, this Jack Black grooming kit would make a great Father’s Day gift. dc39ba55706eff8cdbb400b5dc2edf29

All the guys I know love lawn games, get him these unfinished cornhole boards and let him pick a cool decal to personalize them.  Corn-hole board’s decals

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Good luck shopping.

xo

D

 

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Guest Blogger Series: Father’s Day Edition

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Dear friend and style enthusiast Jamie Gorgas and I met recently to discuss my vision for Bennetts & Madison and to brainstorm development ideas for it’s future.   Jamie has worked in fashion for years and has a keen eye for style.  As Bennetts & Madison takes shape, I am happy to announce that Jamie will be a regular contributor.  She wrote a sweet personal piece on Father’s Day
Father’s Day : How to make it special…
Pete and I often say we’d rather spend money on an “experience” than a “thing”. Every holiday, birthday, special occasion I try to be creative and strive to be out of the box…I get this fro

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m my father who was always so good at surprises and unexpectedness…However, some of my most favorite memories and times I shared with my Dad were not about the crazy or unexpected surprises…they were simple and quiet times we had at home.
As a parent, I realize how important it is to have those moments highlighted in your life so you can revert back and reminisce. It means everything.
BACK TO BASICS
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One of my favorite memories was camping in the back yard with a tent, sleeping bag, tons and tons of pillows. I even remember how it smelled in the tent. It was an exciting adventure in my 8 year old mind and I’ll never forget it.
For Father’s Day, my role as the Mom, there are a couple of things I wanted to contribute to enhance the experience….

Your tent can be illuminated by these fun mason jars with wire lights that you can find at the super market and drug store. I might add a great table light for a summer party as well!

  1. Flickering Battery Operated Candle 2. Fairy Lights 3. Ball jars

In this day and age with every kind of technology at our finger tips, I want to make sure I tap into the things I loved as a kid and give those experiences back to be cherished. A night of finger puppets stands out for me. And all you need is a flash flight…ok maybe the flashlight app…

  1. LLBean LED Rechargeable Flashlight 2. Felt Finger Puppets from Etsy

It’s such a great way to get creative and let your imagination and your kids’ run wild. Even better in a tent.

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Lastly, a way to capture it all…

And back to technology a bit.
There is a great app called 8mm. Take videos of everything on your phone using the camera on this app. It allows you to use an array of vintage filters from  “film noir” to “60s”…whatever speaks to you.

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Pick your fav and you’ll make a full blown “Wonder Years” keepsake. You can pair the videos with songs in your library so, yes, With a Little Help From My Friends by Jo Cocker with your video and you are golden.
One of my favorites is Lucky Man by The Verve. It resinates with me and moves me to tears every time. Play for Dad on his special day and it’s pure magic.
Also bacon, that seems to work too…

 

PS…

  1. How cute are these matching family pjs
  2. Keep their feet warm with these cozy camp socks
  3. If you don’t own a tent this one from LLBean is awesome we bought it last year
  4. I love the plaid fabrics these pillows are covered in.
  5. Make it super comfy with this air-mattress
  6. Everyone can sleep together in this huge sleeping bag

 

xoxo

D