So fun @NECN this morning for a segment on father’s day gifts!Â Here are my finds this year.
Tech Dad: Dad NEEDS a tablet and we love the Kindle Fire HD! The Kindle Fire HD is better for Video Streaming, Music, Books and Magazines than any other on the market. Kindle Fire HD 7â€ and 8.9â€ from $179 (special for fatherâ€™s day makes great gifts for dad and amazon.com also has great cases from the Jack Spade collection.
Â Outdoorsy Dad:Â Keep bugs away from dad while he is outdoors. Plus, moms you will love this table top mosquito repeller!Â The New Terminix ALLCLEAR Table Top Mosquito Repeller is an all natural portable mosquito repeller that is proven as effective as leading chemical brands. It protects up to 15×15 ft.Â (225 sq. ft.), has a fan-based diffusion technology to circulate 100% safe, all-natural repellent of lemongrass, cinnamon, peppermint, & geranium oils and has an excellent value with 18 hours protection per refill. Cost:Â $14.99 and includes unit, 2 AA batteries and 1 refill. Packs of 2 Refills sold separately, $6.99. Available at terminixallclear.com, homedepot.com, amazon.com, frontgate.com.Â We also love the New Terminix ALLCLEAR SideKick Mosquito Repeller. It is an all natural, clip-able mosquito repeller. It provides 18 hours of protection per refill – 50% longer than the leading chemical options! The fan-based diffusion technology circulates 100% safe, all-natural repellent of lemongrass, cinnamon, peppermint, & geranium oils. It is non-toxic. Cost: $9.99 and includes 1 clip-able unit, 2 AAA batteries, 1 refill. Packs of 2 Refills sold separately, $5.99. Available at terminixallclear.com, homedepot.com, amazon.com.
We also love this product. It reminds me of when I was little and my dad used to swat flies with his tennis racket. The stinger portable bug zapper is just ingenious! Especially for killing on contact those scary spiders (yes, some men do have a fear of spiders!) It kills on contact with 3,000 volts of zapping power! It’s unique design uses no chemicals and costs $12.99 available at home depot.
If he does any activities outside send him out with THE BEST water bottle in the world! Klean Kanteen is the original stainless steel water bottle in fun colors. It is the only one we use!
We also love the selection at Lands End. Their I heart bags are great. We also love the cooler that looks like the tote bag and is just perfect for an outdoor celebration with dad. The cost is $39.50. Check out their selection at Sears and online – especially the comfy beach towels and other totes.
Traditional Dad: he needs his socks and underwear.Â Ties, sock and briefs are still a good gift because if us women don’t buy them new items then when would they replace them?Â Vermont based darn tough.com has great socks that come with a lifetime guarantee. They are family made and even if your dog chews a hole in them you will be sent a replacement. They are made in Vt by Cabot family, and third generation sock maker.Â
Paxton 1345 is a Boston based company with cute boxers for both men and women. They are 100% Egyptian cotton made by a mom in the USA. The styles are named after New England locations like beantown, Brookline, as well as Edgartown, Falmouth and Harvard square.Â Each pair also has a whimsical quote sewn into them. They are $39.50 and a monogram can be added for an additional $6.00.
For a fun, quirky gift we love the man candle collection from Yankee Candle. With such fun fragrances like Man Town and bacon there is sure to be one to light up his man cave. For under $30.00 it makes a nice fun gift.
Boston-based spreadshirt.com is a unique t-shirt company that you can even design a shirt yourself. We especially like the beantown T as it has a bottle opener built right in it. This one costs $35.49.Â Use the code NECN for free standard shipping.
Disclosure: The above companies sent me the products to test out and review. All opinions are my own.