Sunday, June 1, 2014

Father's Day Gift Guide 2014

This year, Father's Day is June 15th. I am sharing some of my favorite gift ideas for Dad's along with the sites they can be purchased on. Please note, they may contain affiliate links. 

Happy Father's Day to all the dads!

 Pilot MR Animal Collection Fountain Pen, Matte White with White Tiger Accent, Medium Point, 91134

Give Dad a modern and practical gift that he will truly appreciate. A quality writing instrument from Pilot pen is designed with attention to craftsmanship with an eye for style. Paired with a heartfelt handwritten note or letter - this gift will help you say I love you” in a meaningful way.

Pilot’s MR Metropolitan Collection is classic with its brass barrel and stainless accents and nib, with sleek premium matte finishes in silver, gold and black. The MR Metropolitan Collection writes incredibly smooth and is available on and retails for less than $20.00!

For the dad who loves luxury, Pilot’s Vanishing Point is a writing instrument rich in history and performance. Featuring an ingenious patented design that allows the tip to retract into the pen body, Vanishing Point is refillable and packaged in an elegant leather box that complements the barrel of the pen. Retails between $139.99 and $175, Vanishing is the perfect accessory for grads who are serious about style.  


Edible Arrangements makes the perfect Father's Day gift for dads who love fruit. My dad got one of these a couple of years ago..and I swear every Holiday he says.."Don't forget the fruit basket!" Whatever your dad is into, chances are Edible Arrangements has the perfect basket. Starting at around $39 they are a great gift. 

The “par-fect” gift for any golf lover! Our A Hole in One Celebration™ fruit bouquet is overflowing pineapple daisies, fresh strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew and grapes. It’s all artfully arranged in a keepsake golf ball container.

The bouquet shown above features: 
  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe Balls
  • Cantaloupe Wedges
  • Grapes
  • Honeydew Wedges
  • Pineapple Daisies
  • Kale

Check out this bouquet and all the other available products here



The Best Blender available at Hammacher Schlemmer truly is the BEST blender! It can crush ice into snow in just 8 seconds! My dad has been asking for a new blender for quite a while, he wants to try to eat healthier including drinking smoothies for breakfast. I knew this blender would do the job!
This blender earned The Best rating from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because of its effectiveness and speed with which it crushed ice and blended fruit and vegetables. The Best Blender chopped 20 ice cubes into snow in only 8 seconds, unlike lesser models that required nearly one minute, and it was the only blender that completely crushed 36 oz. of ice. The Best Blender outperformed other models that cost up to 6X more, thanks to six blades (the most of any blender) positioned at the bottom, middle, and top of the pitcher that blended fruit and ice into a silky smoothie. The Best model did not incur any damage when it blended a full pitcher of ice or when the pitcher and blades were washed repeatedly in a dishwasher, contributing to a perfect score for durability. The Best model's superior features include spouts on the 72-oz. pitcher and lid that allow confident pours and it has three speeds and a pulse function. 

The Best Blender can be purchased here for just $99. 

This cool looking device is called the BBQ Dragon. It can heat up your BBQ grill in as little as 8 minutes!
The BBQ Dragon features a high powered fan, which blows cool air at your grill at at a low velocity to ignite your charcoal faster. 

The BBQ Dragon doesn't need to be plugged in to run. It runs on a charge from a USB, so plus it into your computer, give it a charge and you are good to grill!

This neat device has a variable speed motor, so you can set it for just thre right amount of power you need based on your grill size. 

Check out some of the videos of the BBQ Dragon in action. 

You can purchase one for your dad (or yourself!) here for just $49.95.  


What a better gift for a dad who loves to entertain, than the Nostalgia Electrics Margarita and Slushy Maker
Drinks galore! This frozen drink machine's patented system pulverizes and shaves ice to make smooth margaritas and slushy drinks in an insulated, see-through container. An easy-pour spout dispenses frozen beverages directly into a glass. Its attractive, slim, upright design takes up a limited amount of space, while a carrying tote means you can also take it to pool parties, picnics, and more! From Nostalgia Electrics.
  • Includes margarita machine base; clear, insulated mixing chamber with lid; and
  • carrying tote with pockets
  • 64-oz capacity
  • Patented dual swivel system pulverizes and shaves ice
  • Convenient on/off dial
  • Easy-pour spout
  • Drip tray
  • Blending chamber detaches from base for easy cleanup
  • Measures approximately 9" x 8" x 18"
  • ETL listed; 90-day Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Made in China 
QVC is offering this Nostalgia Electrics Margarita and Slushy Maker for just $59.99. We had the opportunity to try it out last night, and look at the yummy slushy we made in about 4 minutes! 

Dad wasn't here, but the kids and grandpa loved the slushy! I know when dad comes home, we are going to have a great time with some adult drinks. 

Last year for Christmas we got my husband a 55 inch TV. He has a "man cave" and loves to watch sports in there, all year round. Well, he had a few friends over a couple of weeks ago, and one of them knocked into the TV and it nearly ended up on the floor. 
We knew at that moment we needed to get the TV onto the wall, as soon as possible. Luckily, Sanus had just the right mount for us. 
The Sanus VLF525 is a Full-Motion Mount. That means the TV can be turned in any direction once it's mounted properly. Check out the video showing you how. 
SANUS Premium Series VLF525 full-motion mount lets you enjoy a great picture no matter where you watch. Tilt, swivel, extend and level your TV without the need for tools. Unsightly cables stay concealed, and tool-free assembly ensures a quick and easy installation. TV can slide from side-to-side for perfect positioning on the wall, and safety tab provides a safe and easy connection you can hear.  

After installing the mount, we invited some friends over, who wanted to know how easy it was to install. I won't say it was a piece of cake, but it was definitely do-able by my husband and I (which is more than I can say for our satellite dish!) 

We didn't need a whole lot of tools, making sure we had the right location was the hardest part. Now that it's up and we can fully enjoy it (I should say HE can fully enjoy it, since I don't use his "cave" much) we are definitely happy, and feel much safer. 

Sanus has a wide variety of TV Wall Mounts to suit your needs, whether you need a mount for a 19 inch TV or a 55 inch TV you can find them all at Sanus. 


Turtle Wax products make a great Father's Day gift! My dad is always out washing and cleaning his car, and I know with this kit, he will be thinking of me all year! The Turtle Wax Quick and Easy Car Care Kit includes:

·         Turtle Wax Quick & Easy Zip Wax ·          
Turtle Wax Quick & Easy Wax & Dry
·         Turtle Wax Quick & Easy Dash & Glass
·         Turtle Wax Quick & Easy Luxe Leather Cleaner & Conditioner
·         Turtle Wax Quick & Easy Interior

These are the only 5 products you need to complete over 15 car care tasks! So help dad get a clean car this year, and all year long. 

You can purchase Turtle Wax products in most mass retail stores and auto shops. 


 Chicken Soup for the Soul is well known when it comes to books. But did you know they have an entire line of food items? I know I didn't! I was super excited to find out about them, and even more excited to try them. 

With several flavors of BBQ Sauces, like Original, Honey Mustard, Sweet Chipotle Bourbon, and Buffalo, I was really looking forward to some grilling with my dad. 

Chicken Soup for the Soul comfort food products include: 
  • Soups
  • Broths
  • Flavored Broths
  • Gravies
  • Soup Toppers
  • Meal Builders
  • Pasta Sauces
  • Barbeque Sauces
  • Salsas
  • Trail Mix
  • and more coming soon!
I think there is nothing better than giving the dad who loves to cook, a wide variety of cooking items. My dad is going to be so excited!
You can purchase Chicken Soup For the Soul Comfort Food products at Vons, Giant Eagle and the whole list here



SmartBond Construction Adhesives addresses a wide range of professional adhesive applications. SmartBond: 
  • Provides 8X more coverage than traditional cartridge adhesives 
  • 25-Percent faster and easier application 
  • Unique foaming action that applies as a foam and transforms into fast-curing adhesive gel 
    • Can be used for up to 30 days after opening when stored properly
You can purchase this and other DAP products in your local hardware store or online here

It’s what happens when German engineers have a zero tolerance for plaque. It accelerates to top speed faster than a high performance sports car. Seven independent functions. Up to 800 brush movements per second. Designed by Braun, it truly is engineered to perform.

  • Six High-Performance Brushing Modes: Daily Clean, Deep Clean, Whitening, Massage, Sensitive and Tongue Cleaning.
  • Sophisticated pressure-sensor technology alerts you if you’re brushing too hard and automatically decelerates the pulsation and oscillation speeds of the brush head.
  • Wireless SmartGuide gives you real-time information about brushing modes, times and areas.
  • Specially designed seals and gaskets keep the Oral-B Black water tolerant to 500 millibars of pressure.
  • Made of different high-tech materials like silicon, the black travel case protects all of its vital technology.
  • Designed by the engineers at Braun, it removes up to 100% more plaque than a regular manual brush.
  • Oral-B is the #1 dentist-recommended toothbrush brand worldwide.
You can read more about the Oral-B Black 7000 Electric Toothbrush here, or you can purchase one here


All-natural Avitae Caffeine Water, the leader in the developing enhanced-water category, is reinventing how consumers get that instant-go, pick-me-up to start the workday, stay focused during a long meeting, excel in the big game, maximize a workout or for a natural lift. It helps people stay hydrated and energized because, unlike sugar-filled sodas and energy drinks, it contains a naturally derived source of caffeine from green coffee beans and zero calories, zero sugars and zero artificial ingredients. Simply put, it’s just “caffeine + water,” making it the healthiest delivery option of caffeine. It may also positively affect a person’s health as studies have shown that caffeine may help to relieve headache pain, increase endurance during exercise and improve alertness.



COOKINA Barbecue Reusable Grilling Sheet is an innovative solution offering a non-stick, easy-clean and healthy grilling & cooking experience. Ideal for using as an alternative to aluminum foil, users can simply place the reusable sheet over the grill and cook up dishes without having to use oil or needing to clean the grill afterwards. Best of all, grillers can still achieve the coveted grill mark on foods! Available at Home Depot stores nationwide for $14.99 / for more information, visit

Step 1: Place COOKINA Barbecue Reusable Grilling Sheet on grill
Step 2: Place food on the sheet and notice how none of the sauces seep through, meaning no burning to clean
Step 3: Enjoy the easy-to-use, nonstick surface that achieves professional level grill marks
Step 4: No need to clean a messy grill. Simply wipe the non-stick sheet off and reuse all summer long!


What better gift for dad, than the gift of beer. Samuel Adams has a line of Summer Beers just perfect for Dad!

Our 2014 Beers of Summer variety pack delivers on the exploration that Sam drinkers have come to enjoy during the warmer summer months. This year marks the return of two favorites (Belgian Session and Blueberry Hill Lager) in addition to perennial summer favorites Summer Ale, Boston Lager, Porch Rocker, and White Lantern.


Berentzen Bushel & Barrel is the result of blending two delicious traditional flavors - bourbon, America's native spirit, and Berentzen's world-renowned apple liqueur. Berentzen Bushel & Barrel takes Kentucky straight Bourbon whiskey distilled and aged to specification, and blends it with Berentzen Apple Liqueur.

Berentzen Apple Liqueur is made from only the highest quality ingredients such as premium harvested apple bushels and the finest grain that has been the Berentzen spirit standard for centuries. "For more than 250 years, Berentzen has been known for producing some of the finest fruit liqueurs in the world," says Berentzen USA President Scott Campbell. "Now with the growing consumer demand for flavored whiskies in the marketplace, we're excited to extend our product offering with Berentzen Bushel & Barrel."


Texas De Brazil if a great place to take Dad on his special day. The extravagant gourmet salad area and continuous sizzling cuts of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage provide the ultimate dining experience for your meat-lover or vegetarian father.

The menu of Texas de Brazil is extensive, authentic and maintains a unique atmosphere. All items are prepared in the traditional Brazilian method and artistically carved tableside by the restaurant’s very own costumed Brazilian cowboys or “Gauchos.” 

Texas de Brazil gift cards are the perfect Father’s Day Gift for every dad. Gift cards purchased are valid for use at all domestic locations and Aruba.  They are available for purchase at any restaurant location or online


Gym Essential #1: Get Your Body Conditioned With Whey Isolate Protein
Provides ultra pure, rapidly absorbed premium grade protein to support lean muscle growth and help improve recovery time from intense training. With 23 grams of protein per scoop, Whey Isolate helps fuel post-performance replenishment to support maximize muscle growth
Three great flavors: Wild Strawberry, Milk Chocolate and Vanilla Crème.
Price: $57.99

Gym Essential #2: Get Your Body Amped Up with These Supplements

Delivers fast acting exercise support with an invigorating, “no crash” burst of steady energy. Even better, MRI SURGE can be used pre and/or intra-workout for training support when you need it most. MRI SURGE is formulated with ingredients that support optimal blood flow, energy, stamina, focus and reduced muscle damage to help you be at your best while you work out. Two great flavors: Mixed Berry and Lemonade Price: $39.99

Achieving optimal training performance requires a finely tuned balance of both mental and physical fortitude. At times, however, this “balance” can be thrown off kilter. Occasionally, we may only possess the mental focus part of the equation but lack the muscular endurance required to train with intensity. In those times, we want to push harder but our fatigued muscles prevent us from achieving the optimal workout intensity that we crave. This is a stimulant free product formulated to help buffer muscle fatigue and preserve lean muscle.
Three great flavors: Orange, Peach Mango and Fruit Punch Price: $29.99

Gym Essential #3: Get Your Body Healthy with Immune Fit
Clinically demonstrated in athletes to support the immune system supporting energy level during intense sports activities, helps to maintain health so athletes can train harder and aids in recovery by helping to maintain good health. Price: $24.99

Gym Essential #4: Get Your Body Repaired with Recover & Repair
Supports optimal muscle-repairing sleep tonight for peak performance tomorrow! Recover & Repair helps support skeletal muscle bioenergetics, formulated with antioxidants for cellular protection and helps reduce stress and muscle catabolism, all while helping you sleep soundly.
Price: Coming soon!
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Fruit of the Loom is excited to announce its new reinvented boxer brief for men. With the reinvention of the boxer brief, Fruit of the Loom is asking America "We've changed our underwear. Shouldn't You?”

Now available online and in-stores nationwide for the same great value (under $14 for a multi pack), the new reinvented boxer brief is made of softer fabric with a new hem that stays smooth under your clothes. The redesigned longer legs are contoured and don't “ride up”. It also has a narrower fly and reinforced seams for more support.


Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact with any questions.

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