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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


Isabel Kallman
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Isabel Kallman

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Love these ideas! I was also thinking about personalizing m & m’s from my daughter, his favorite candy.

kari Weber
kari Weber

Is it just me or does the Lego Cufflinks link come up that the item doesn’t exist?
Editor: Thanks Kari. The link has been fixed. Appreciate you calling it to our attention 😉


i just bought a book for my husband called ‘100 sporting events you must see live’–i recommend it to you ladies. it’s a really cool book filled with all that sports junk husband like 😉


The perfect Father’s Day Gift no matter what the age – an instant wine aerator. Guys love this gadget and its easy on your pocketbook (only $39)!!
It is fun to use, and it really works to instantly aerate red wine. Wine critics agree.

Barney Kinslow
Barney Kinslow

I already picked up Valkyrie on Blu-Ray for my dad (it’s a really good movie, and he’s a huge WW2 nut) but those Darth Vader cufflinks are hard to pass up too!


I am copying an idea from a friend this year. Last year she gave her husband a monogrammed robe from “the kids”. It was a very cool gift in my opinion, I loved it. It is made from Egyptian cotton, so soft and the monogram with his initials is very impressive looking. Check it out I think my husband is going to love his gift his year

Fathers Day Gift

Here in Australia Fathers Day this year is on the 6th of September and a great virtually free gift to send is as follows: – Send the usual gift card and inside add the message that you have subscribed him to a joke a month email. On the first of each month you email him a new joke. Not only is the gift of laughter extra special but you also get your Dad to become more technically aware by checking his emails regular and the best bit, it hardly costs a cent.