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Friday, June 10, 2011

Father's Day gift guide

My darlings, I'd love to share a Father's Day gift guide in honor of all the amazing dads out there. First up: The exact sunglasses that worked for Steve McQueen, $310.
Duluth backpack, $135.
Dog collar bottle opener, $20. Now he can teach the dog to fetch a beer!
Wooden tie (for real), $34.
Two lobsters delivered to his door, $35.
Kiehl's Facial Fuel with sunscreen, $35, because you feel protective of him, too.
A sticker to make his iPhone look like a Leica camera, $9.
Artwork for his house, $20-$50. (P.S. I love the description of this boxing print.)
Lego Falling Water, $99.99, to make him feel like a kid again.
BBQ Fish basket, $18, for grilling perfectly crispy fish on the deck.
Desk blotter with twelve of his all-time favorite family photos, $29.99.
Chocolate sardines, $16.50, straight from France.
Striped camera strap, $138.
Bike glow safety light, $19, for midnight rides.
Luggage tag to inspire wanderlust.
A note telling him how much you love him, $4.50, since that's what he really wants anyway.

What are you going to get your dad? xo

P.S. More gift ideas for guys...

75 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Hahah...goodness me, we have two dogs and I need to get that dog collar bottle opener for Balazs. He would totally love it and would always want to take the dogs for their walk! Great guide, Joanna. Have a relaxing weekend!

Heba said...

have an amazing weekend Joanna :)

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Leilani said...

My mum works in a Belgian chocolate shop that sells those sardines, flown in every week from Belgium (tres fancy). They're completely delicious and all the guys love them. She sold out of them at Christmas, they're just perfectly weird!

Giulia said...

My father had the same glasses. Love that print, too.

Psyched by the Lego Fallingwater. I grew up going to that place & a friend's dad is a retired architect who worked on the site as an apprentice to Wright. Will send the link to his daughter...they'll love it.

Thanks!

The Thirty-Something Bride said...

Thank you for that picture of Steve McQueen. So yummy.

carina said...

Great ideas! Love the luggage tag.

Anonymous said...

Nice post, but erm, that's not Falling Water, that's "Farnsworth House" by van der Rohe. My girlfriend loves the architecture series from LEGO. Cheers~

la la Lovely said...

I bought my dad those chocolate sardines the other month... they are great!
xo

Annalise said...

I love the camera strap - so cute! I'm giving my dad a certificate to be an "engineer for a day" at our local zoo. He'll get to drive the train, take tickets, chat with all of the kids, and he'll get a conductor hat! He's always loved trains, so this should be fun for him.

Amy said...

thanks so much! absolutely love the camera strap and the dog collar bottle opener. best of the best xo

Zelina Garza said...

awesome thank you for sharing!

Bethany said...

OH kay. I'm madly in love with that backpack.

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Rebecca said...

These are fun! Except about that wooden tie...what if he sat down too quickly, and well, we couldn't have any more kiddos after that? :) yikes!

Molliee said...

love the gift guide... must do one stat!

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Anna said...

haha @ Rebecca!!

Love the camera strap!

Mighty Burns said...

aww I love these! I really want that luggage tag for myself (hmm?) Great ideas though.

Selena said...

In Italy the Father's Day was in March. But if I had to choose, the sticker for the iPhone is my favorite!

Anonymous said...

Those sunglasses are genius! I love that they fold and that they are such a conversation piece. I want some!! ALso, the chocolate sardines and the desk pad are winners. Love this post.

Mrs. T said...

I love all of those ideas! Wish I could buy him all of them! (He deserves it, too. No, really... he does.)

Kristen
www.mrstnaturally.blogspot.com

kate / tinywarbler said...

great ideas! although the wooden tie seems almost dangerous to me.......haha.
for fun i got my dad an old time slingshot (http://www.theoriginaltreeswing.com/old-time-sling-shot/) and i made him a hand stitched pocket square out of liberty of london fabric. hope he likes them!

Abigail said...

YAY you made it!

Can I tell you that I think it is awesome that you respond to comments? You're the best blogger ever because you tell us awesome things and it's like you are a friend!

Ps... I want that camera strap! :)

+ great ideas... Thanks!

The Collector said...

Cool. This is one of the best gift guides for men that I've ever seen. I might have so send some lobsters!

Dancing Branflake said...

It's so true! All my dad ever wants is a card. So funny.

PS... I can never think of these posts without thinking of your James Bond father.

Shea Nichole said...

Great Gift ideas! I can't believe it's alreay mid-June! I need to start shopping :)

Stu Hodgkiss said...

I want everything in this list, and I am not even a father... Great Inspiration, Thanks :)

City Life to Ranching Wife said...

What great ideas! I remember as a kid my dad having live lobters delivered to our door. My sister and I would get scared when they were dipped into the hot water.

I like the idea of sending him some. It brings back a lot of childhood memories for me.

luv_bug said...

I got my dad a trio of soaps from Flourish--my favorite bath and body shop on Etsy. The soaps are inspired by camping and come in Saltwater, Wood Fire, and Green Grass. I think they're so cute!

gia said...

I'm making my dad biscuits and gravy, per his request, and then maybe take him to sushi. Fam will be gone so it is on my shoulders to take care of him!!

al said...

great list! thanks!

Mo Pie, Please said...

So many great ideas! I laughed pretty hard when the Woody Allen pic came up and then your caption. Genius.

Charisse said...

Love, love these ideas. I always love your gift guides! You know what would be great with summer wedding season coming up?? A wedding gift guide of thoughtful, original gifts to give people for their wedding. You should do it! :)

Nicole LeLacheur said...

That wooden tie is AWESOME. Too bad my Dad would never wear it. But it's still too cool!

Roxarita said...

I poured through your Dad gift guides earlier when shopping for father's day. They are the best!

I ended up going with Pinhole Press note pads. Thanks for always sharing such great things!

Sara said...

i found something for all my guys- a creative and diverse list! thanks.

Sara said...

oo la la.. I just saw your elevator spot on TV- so photogenic and graceful! good job!

kimberly said...

hey, i just saw you on 20/20! the elevator in my building gets stuck about once a week (twice with my neighbor friend inside!), so i try to take the stairs ;)

Anonymous said...

You always come up with the best gift lists! And I agree with what the other commenters have just said, I just saw you on 20/20! You did a wonderful job and definitely did NOT sound nutty like you said you did in an earlier post. ;)

-Erica in Iowa

Jennifer_NJ said...

Random comment, just saw you on Dateline! Always bring a cell phone on elevators! But I agree take the stairs - much cheaper than a gym membership.

Joanna Goddard said...

anonymous--thank you!! i just changed the falling water pic. and thanks for the sweet comments about 20/20. so awkward, haha, but it was fun to watch nonetheless :)

Joanna Goddard said...

ha, don't worry about the wooden tie; it folds up; it's not just one straight piece. so funny :)

Anonymous said...

love that Leica camera sticker! Great gift ideas.

Anonymous said...

The psychologist was wrong...I don't think it's fear of small enclosed spaces, I think it is fear of being trapped, of not trusting the machine will open....

Anonymous said...

I think this is what they really want:
http://www.sfbags.com/products/muzetto/muzetto.php

That bag....and to pay the babysitter. ;-)

Sydney said...

good ideas joamma! but what's with the lobsters??? ahahaha :D too bad my dad's a vegan haha :D

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thwany said...

i love the duluth backpack.

Il punto di rugiada said...

the dog collar is SUPER! Thank you

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Nanufaitdodo said...

I love Steve McQueen

Michelle Lee said...

amazing all :)
i think i would want to get some of those myself haha
like camera strap

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Jenni Austria Germany said...

i can't choose a favorite...maybe the camera strap. or the iphone sticker. though my dad isn't "cool" enough to need either ;)

vintage engagement rings said...

I miss McQueen.... loved the great escape!

NebloStudio said...

The glow bike frame is wicked! I love it ! Thanks for posting!

Kelly said...

Just saw you on 20/20! You are famous!

etoilee8 said...

Two lobster photos = awesome!

Kerri Lynne said...

My mom got my dad a wooden tie for Christmas in the 80s for all his "board" meetings! Such a silly and cute idea :)

Patricia said...

i like the luggage tag. these are more modern dads i think, my dad wouldnt know what to do with most of these hes part of the older European generation, and my fiances father loves fishing but no nik naks. i on the other hand do :p

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Anonymous said...

Wow, I don't know a single man my dad's age who would like any of these.

JPB said...

Love the camera strap, I think I might give it to my sis for her uni-graduation.

Just wanted to say: love your blog. It's so much more authentic than what you usually get. Even the parts about having a child, although I'm not into babies at all...

shelby h.k. said...

thank you for this list! totally went on eBay and ordered my dad a fish grilling thing...such a great idea!!

xx

Kimia Kline said...

lol. the thought of my dad opening up the door to two lobsters just put such a giant smile on my face :) i dont think he'd ever forgive me.

Ambica said...

love the luggage tag.

Trina said...

Love that personalized leather luggage-tag idea! Seems like a great gift for a traveler who otherwise pretty much has everything.

M. said...

love the striped camera strap :)

ceas said...

You forgot the ACUTAL print of STEVE McQUEEN by William Claxton. Available for purchase at the SHOWstudio Shop: http://shop.showstudio.com/item.php?id=181&nocache=1&startrow=0

Christina said...

Maybe I'll choose the lobster heheh, lobster with matching beer that's gonna be awesome gift for fathers day.

Rose said...

hmm mildly obsessed with the tolkien luggage tag

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Just a hug from my daughter thats enough for me :) the perfect gift you know!

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Meowchies Hideout said...

I like the list! So candid =) The dog collar opener was funny though and teaching the dog to fetch beer :))
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