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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

By Isabel Kallman

fathers_day_storeyshop.jpgFather’s Day is Sunday, June 21 this year, or less than a month away. So, it’s time to start planning ahead and picking a thoughtful and interesting gift for the dads in your life.

Of course, it’s been on our minds as well and we have collected some gift ideas that are tops on our list for this Father’s Day. (Yes, we have purchased many of the items ourselves with our own personal dough.)

Awesome Cufflinks

We love cufflinks, especially all the unique and customized ones we’ve found.
Clockwise from the top left:
* Lego Figures Cufflinks
* Secret Message Cufflinks
* Custom Silhouette Cufflinks
* Vintage Map Cufflinks

A Kindle 


We’ve tried it and we LOVE it. The Kindle 2 not only qualifies as a splurge as a Mother’s Day gift, but for dad too.

Custom Engraved Book or Technology


We featured Engrave Your Book last year (I even ordered a customized Moleskine for my husband). They specialize in translating artwork and images onto hand-crafted leather Moleskine covers and technology like iPods and Mac Computers, through their sister biz Engrave Your Tech .


This gift is so special that we wanted to make sure it wasn’t forgotten, especially since they expanded their line and include reusable Moleskine covers as well.

This year we found the iWood which is a maker of wooden covers for the iPod, iPhone and iTouch. This is every shade of awesome as you can add a monogram or personal message via engraving.

Matching Sets of Clothes


We’re not into matchy-matchy, particularly when it comes to moms and their daughters or twins, for that matter. But, fathers and sons in identical swim trunks or board shorts look awfully cute.

Almost the entire of Vilebrequin’s collection is available in adult and junior sizes, starting as young as six months. However, the adorable doesn’t come cheap. Though having bought matching swim trunks for my husband, father and son, I can attest first-hand that the quality is superior.


Now that J.Crew has a junior line with CrewCuts, you can pair father & son board shorts or swim trunks at slightly better prices.


Also, these matching father and son t-shirts are darling.

Best TV Shows on DVD

The past ten years of television have been amazing and I don’t know any father who wouldn’t love a complete series of a television show that he always wanted to, but didn’t have time to watch. Here are some suggestions: The Shield, Mad Men, Dexter, The Wire and Battlestar Galactica. Picking just one is difficult, so we’ll leave it up to you since you know your loved ones best!

* Father’s Day Card by Storey Shop


Published May 25, 2009. Last updated October 9, 2017.
Isabel Kallman
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Isabel Kallman

Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.


Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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