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10 Great Gifts for Dad (that aren't ties!)!

10 Great Gifts for Dad (that aren't ties!)!

I love buying gifts for the people I care about. There is something so special about the acts of thinking of and finding just the right present to show your love. No matter how humble the item, it can always be infused with that genuine affection that automatically increases the monetary value. Can you tell I'm a sentimental giver? When my finances match my daydreams, look out!

Anyway, I'll jump on any occasion to celebrate my husband, who just happens to be an amazing father. With him in mind, I created this guide to help those folks who are looking for something new to give the important man (or men) in their lives. The items below vary in price, style, and interest because every dad is unique. Also, the assortment is a great jumping-off point for your shopping needs; even if you don't see anything that would be quite right, the companies mentioned have useful recommendations on their sites. I strongly encourage y'all to check them out!

gifts for men

1. The Sixties: The Decade That Changed the World DVD via PBS

   Give the gift of history, something so vital to our present and future.

 2. The Brooklyn Bundle via Hatchery

 Help Dad elevate his cooking skills with a set of these artisan condiments. 

3. Homemade Gin Kit via Williams-Sonoma

Now, he can stop lamenting about the decline of quality in alcohol.  

4. The Big Lebowski: An Illustrated, Annotated History of the Greatest Cult Film of All Time

Despite numerous viewings, there's still a few things he might not know about The Dude.

5. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Men's T-shirt via Out of Print

One of his favorite books can now become one of his favorite shirts.

6. Whiskey Wedge via UncommonGoods

Drinks stay cool without sacrificing taste.

7. Nose Pencil Sharpeners via Oriental Trading

This is the type of gift my kids would give my husband. I kinda want one for myself, honestly...

8. Film: A World History via Amazon

Perfect gift for the movie buff in your life.

9. Six-Pack Cooler Tote via UncommonGoods

Keeps his beverages insulated while he's hanging with his buddies.

10. 1000 Foods To Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover's Life List via Barnes & Noble

Is there anything better than a food-based challenge? I think not. 

Joy's Faves: 12-18 Month Edition

Joy's Faves: 12-18 Month Edition

Wordless Wednesday: The Faces of Joy (at 13 months).

Wordless Wednesday: The Faces of Joy (at 13 months).