Father’s Day is Around the Corner! 8 Perfect Gifts for Dad

Mother’s Day has come and gone, but now it’s time for Father’s Day! We had a great time at our house celebrating our mom, doing some crafts and just visiting, but now we get to look forward to the day for our dad. We are just over a month away now (June 17th!) but it is never too early to brainstorm gift ideas!

For me, at least, I think that Father’s Day gifts can almost be more tricky than Mother’s Day gifts are. For my dad at least, it can be difficult to pick out something that he would both like and use. Let me throw you a life line and show you some ideas for dad this year!

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Gifts for the Outdoorsy Father

Dad looking to get outside more and get more active? Maybe the new FitBit Versa would be a good gift! I love my fitbit, it helps me to be more active, and encourages me to get outside and get more steps everyday. Maybe dad would like one, too! I feel like I always mention these, but I love S’well bottles and they would be a perfect gift! I use mine all the time, and everyone could drink more water! Reusable bottles make drinking more water easier, more economical and better for the environment than traditional plastic bottles. Plus, you can save dad some money by ditching plastic bottles for good!

Live someplace sunny and warm? Nike Baseball Caps help keep the sun out of dads eyes when he’s working outside or getting some sun. High quality and sturdy, a good baseball cap can keep up with all the running around he does on the daily. Plus, they come in a million different colors!

Gifts for the Tech-y Father

Get dad a new virtual assistant! The Echo Spot displays as a clock, but also integrates Alexa to help to play music, podcasts, make calls and more. We love using Alexa in our house to play music and more. This would be a great gift for dad that will keep working for him all year long!

I have to say, I LOVE my Beats wireless headphonesThey make working out so much more fun, and the fact that they’re wireless seals the deal! This makes them a perfect gift for dads that may have their hands full already, but want to listen to music or podcasts when they get a free second!

As I’ve mentioned in previous gift guidesAnker Portable Chargers are perfect for anyone these days. Every dad has a phone, and having back up power for when you can’t get to an outlet is priceless. I love mine for day trips and travel, but these are great to keep with you all the time to help keep you (or dad!) connected!

Gifts for the Active Father

A Gaiam Yoga Mat is good for more than just yoga! Great for stretching, home workouts, and of course, yoga. Gaiam’s products are super high quality, last forever and come in tons of fun colors (or neutrals!). Active dads would love a good mat to take their workouts up a notch.

A new pair of running shoes is always a good idea! Perfect for running or anything else dad would need, a new pair of tennis shoes are always needed. This pair from Nike comes in a variety of colors and sizes, perfect to fit just about any dad’s personality.

What are you planning on picking up for the father in your life this year? Let me know in the comments below; the more ideas the merrier!

XOXO Em

Mother’s Day is Coming! 9 Gift Ideas for Moms

It’s back again! Mother’s Day always seems to sneak up on me every year (May 13th this year!), leaving me feeling panicked and at a loss for gifts. My Mom is my favorite person, and I hate feeling short on ideas for her once her day rolls around again. I really hate asking her directly what she wants, because I think that gifts are really best a surprise and there’s no fun in just having her pick something out! This year, I’m compiling a list of 9 things that you can pick up for Mom to help her feel loved. Combined with the fact that all items will be available on Amazon, you’ll be able to receive your items quickly too!

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Mother’s Day Gifts for the Outdoorsy Mom

Tevas! These shoes are so so so nostalgic to me. I grew up traveling to Colorado and the West in general, and it seemed like everyone in my little family was wearing a pair of these at some point. They are great sandals to keep for hiking and getting outside! I really want to pick out a pair for the summer, and I’ll likely be picking up these moon and sun patterned pairs! Gotta thank my mom for introducing these to me early on!

Hydration is key, especially when you spend time outside! This Hydroflask is great gift for a mom who spends a lot of time outside, so she can stay hydrated wherever she goes! I am a huge fan of toting water bottles and cups with me everywhere, because its just about the only way that I would be able to drink enough water daily. Plus, they come in a ton of cute colors to choose from!

Living in a climate that is as finicky as mine, you probably have a hard time with plants this time of year. It seems nice enough for plants to grow, and then BAM you have snow and frost again. Enter the Aerogarden, which allows you to grow flowers and vegetables year round hydroponically. Its so nice to have fresh plants in the home year round.

Mother’s Day Gifts for the Glamorous Mom

 

Give her the gift of cleaner and healthier skin! The Clarisonic can help anyone clean their skin, remove makeup, and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I LOVE mine, it helps to take off tons of makeup, and leaves your skin feeling fresh, clean, and soft!

If she’s into makeup, maybe a palette from Stila would be perfect! Neutral colors for tons of everyday looks, and night looks too! Stila’s quality is top notch, blendable, and easy to use. Any mom would benefit from these versatile shadows.
Jouer makes some of the prettiest glosses and lipsticks out there! They’re also super affordable, available with two day shipping, and are perfect to toss in your purse and take on the go! Easy touch ups all day long!

Mother’s Day Gifts for the Tech Mom

Help her keep connected wherever she goes! Anker makes some of the best portable chargers that everyone needs to toss in their bag or backpack. I love mine for trips to Disney, long study sessions in the library or walks outside when my phone is low on charge. Also, they’re great for making sure that people can stay connected, even if their phone dies!

Give the gift of reading with a new kindle! I love my kindle (I’ve had mine for years!) and love the super cheap books that I can get from Amazon. Also, they’re lightweight, easy to use, and fit in pretty much any bag. Perfect for relaxing at home, taking on a flight, or on vacation!

Lastly, the Bellabeat Leaf Health Tracker would be an awesome gift for any mom! A cute way to wear technology, this little guy can be worn as a pendent, while it tracks your movement, sleep, and other stats! Made specifically for women, this would be a great Mother’s Day gift!

You still have a couple weeks before Mother’s Day, what are you planning on picking up your mom? Let me know in the comment section below!