June 11, 2012

Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide

Last Christmas I had Casey do a Man’s gift guide. It was pretty popular so I asked him to do another one for Father’s Day. I know he has #5, #3& #6 already…Maybe I’ll surprise him with something else…If you’re last minute shopping, here are 6 cool items you could easily have overnighted from Amazon. Take it away, Casey!

1. Band of Brothers / The Pacific (Special Edition Gift Set) The Twilight Saga would not be a good gift. Let him know you are thinking of him when you buy two epic mini series from HBO in one box set. Band of Brothers and The Pacific are loved by men, but surprise, ladies enjoy the shows as well.

2. Hamilton Men’s H70655733 Khaki Officer GMT Watch Last gift guide for Men included a Hamilton Dress watch, the Khaki officer has a more casual yet classic look that will not go out of style. This has a 44m face so if he has tiny girly wrists, skip this watch and buy the man some weights instead.

3.Milwaukee 2497-22 M12 12-Volt Cordless Lithium-Ion 2-Tool Combo Kit Hammer Drill and Impact Driver If it’s been a few years since he’s bought a cordless drill, he’s probably still using the old NiCd battery technology. The M12 Lithion Ion technology is compact, light weight and powerful. In addition to this Drill and Impact Driver, there are dozens of other tools and accessories that are compatible, including a heated jacket for him to wear that uses the same rechargeable battery! This kit includes a hammer drill, impact driver (awesome) charger, 2 batteries and carrying case. Lots of power in a small package, using these tools is so much easier without the big bulky battery pack strapped to the handle.

4. Pelican 7060 Rechargeable Tactical LED Flashlight  Good enough for the LAPD, good enough for dad. This tactical flashlight is this century’s MagLight. Every man needs one and it will last a lifetime. Don’t let the compact size fool you, it is crazy bright with good battery life. The only downside is the compact size means it’s not an ideal weapon for beating bad guys over the head.

5.The Art of Shaving –  The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Full Size Kit – Unscented Watch the videos on the website and you too will want to join the brotherhood of the perfect shave. There’s just something cool about the ritual of shaving now. Start with your pre-shave oil which provides lubrication for the razor, lather up using the badger hair brush, go to work using a standard Gillette razor and finish off with the soothing after-shave balm. Inexpensive starter kits or full size kits available.

6.Grado Prestige Series SR80i Stereo Headphones Could you picture him rocking a big set of Beats by DrDre headphones like all the neighborhood thugs? Didn’t think so. He’s a man of substance who only wants the very finest in audiophile grade sound. Discover nuances in familiar recordings that you never heard before with the amazing clarity and detail these provide. The retro appearance is a hallmark of Grado Labs. There’s a reason why everyone I’ve let listen to these has gone and bought a pair or two for themselves, you just don’t find this quality at this price from anyone else.


  • chefroommate

    This is fantastic – I’ve been dating my boyfriend 5+ years, and though he isn’t a father, I find myself always stumped for gifts. I always feel like I’ve gotten him all the man gifts already and end up hoping the wallet I got him 5 years ago will finally wear out. Thanks for all the creative suggestions – I’ll be filing this away for birthdays and Christmas! Props to Casey!

  • MaryBeth

    This post is funny and informative, thanks Casey! Tracy, it’s a fun change to have your man posting something and so nice to have some insight on gifts, and I’m assuming he doesn’t have “tiny girly wrists” hahaha!

  • Katie

    Oh boy! Shame on me for scanning through this the first time. It’s such a different post when I had assumed it was written by you.I kept thinking, “wow, Tracy’s writing style sure changed overnight. Woah! Total slam on the girly-wristed man!”. Upon reread, I’m cool. Great post Casey! Very informative.

  • Marissa | Pinch&Swirl

    I admit the challenge of buying gifts for my dad and father-in-law. Love this list – especially the watch and sweet headphones. + You made me laugh out loud with this one, “The Twilight Saga would not be a good gift.”

  • Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out

    Hahahaha I’m laughing my ass off over “so if he has tiny girly wrists, skip this watch and buy the man some weights instead” and “The only downside is the compact size means it’s not an ideal weapon for beating bad guys over the head”

    Clearly you and Casey really are the perfect couple, I bet you keep each other laughing all the time.

    • Tracy

      Our conversations consist of movie quotes & inside jokes. You have no idea!!! 🙂

  • Megan

    Whoa now, 600 bucks for that (*awesome*) watch? Wheres the affordable gift guide?
    The humour does make up for it…

    • Tracy

      what your dad isn’t worth it? j/k

    • Casey

      I understand if someone doesn’t love their father, it’s more common than you think. Of course I am kidding, but here are some other watches at a fraction of the price:

      Android watches offer great bang for your buck, popular with budget minded collectors. Their designs are pretty wild, but I think the black Octopuz is simple and attractive. 46mm bezel means it’s going to sit wide on his wrist, make sure he has the necessary wrist meat to support a large watch.

      This Seiko Auto has a simple fabric strap but sports the very cool army-esque green theme. 37mm bezel for smaller wrists.

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  • Lisa | With Style and Grace

    my husband [& dad] looooove the Art of Shaving!

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