Dad Jokes, Ridiculous Tweets & Father’s Day Ideas is a reminder that the day set aside to honor fatherhood is approaching (June 18). If it’s still early to you, you should totally PIN this so it will be at the ready when the time is right to shop. The quotes may strike you as rather random, and the finds are eclectic just like the dads in our lives.
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Dad Jokes, Ridiculous Tweets & Father’s Day Finds
I love the beautiful, quality made cards at Minted and the ability to personalize the message inside. This one made me smile:
My own dad was the picture of calm so I don’t remember him ever making that threat. But my own experience of parenting feels far from calm!
It’s a tough job, and just one day to honor it? Not nearly enough. Here’s an eclectic assortment of gift ideas to consider:
Know a Golf Dad?
Because I do, and he loves wearing the polo, shorts, and hat you see above, bundled in the Golf Dad Kit from Cuts. The kit is on sale right now and makes a perfect gift for fathers who love spending their free time on the green.
Good gracious, these golfers could use a little extra help from Cuts:
BTW. What specifically does my husband (who is rather picky and seriously competitive in all things) appreciate about the polos from Cuts? They’re lightweight, breathable and have an athletic fit that seems custom made for him.
But will the new golf-wear improve dad’s sense of humor?
Lord have mercy, we can only hope.
If you don’t recite truly corny jokes that elicit eye rolls from offspring, can you even call yourself a dad?
Now that’s uncalled for :).
Oh, but it reminds me we cannot overlook the pet lovin’ dads in our lives! So take a peek at those pet portraits from Minted I have gifted so many times. Seeing the portrait of our son’s little blind rescue, Snoopy:
…is a harder now since he passed away a few weeks ago from late stage kidney disease. He was only three, and we thought we would have so much time with him. What a gift these pets!
If you know a dad who is clever and word nerdy, consider the RANSOM NOTES game which I bought for my husband…hilarious! And the wild card in this mix of gifts? A very clever electronic Smart Lock from Kwikset that may bring peace of mind for years to come:
For Dads of All Ages (and Especially Those of a Certain Age)
It’s not just another good looking keyless lock. And it’s not just for folks who forget their keys. The technology has progressed so that the lock can even be programmed to send emails and texts about who is accessing the home! Wait, what? So cool.
Wouldn’t this Kwikset Smart Lock make an incredible gift for an older someone? Today’s smart locks not only provide seniors with the security of being able to lock and unlock the device from any location – in or out of the home – they also allow seniors, as well as their caregivers, to control who enters the home, and when.
Think beyond ‘best dad ever’ or the recipient’s name for the personalization. Rather, aim for something truly personal. “Thanks for helping me build my life” could be a powerful sentiment. Another possibility? An inside joke or a punchline only dad would understand.
You can never go wrong with a personalized gift from Minted. They do a phenomenal job, and the packaging and attention to detail are top notch.
Yeti Rambler Mug
Another choice endorsed by my beloved? Once I gifted him one of these Yeti mugs, it was all over. It’s maybe the most over-engineered camp mug on the planet. Dishwasher safe and a true overachiever with its double-wall vacuum (drinks stay hot or cold ’til the last sip).
Game: I Should Have Known That
Ever had the experience of a word, a name, or fact on the tip of your tongue? Here’s a trivia set designed to transform that moment of awkwardness into hilarity. Instead of questions about ancient history you never heard of, the questions are about movies, pop culture, and recent events we should know all about. For example, does the Statue of Liberty hold her torch in the left or right hand?
Designed by a graphic artist, this round, retro mat gets personalized with your family name and choice of album “title” on the record’s label. So perfect for any mancave, home office, rec room, or music room. Personalize it any way you like…for example, “The Andersons…Spinning Since 1976.”
Omg. How perfect are these for putting the fun in functional?
His Mug on a Mug
The simplicity and sweetness of the artwork just makes me sigh.
Fantasy Sheets for a Father?
No one is paying me to say lovely things about these incredibly engineered sheets, but I can’t keep the secret under wraps. They’re the best. So they’re pricey. But the indulgence of them? It just never gets old since they are set apart. Ours seem to get better with time, and if you gift these, that father won’t ever want to sleep on any other sheets. (Which means the bed remains unmade each time these get thrown in the washer!).
Who wouldn’t appreciate the gift of better rest?
To Celebrate the Dads on Team Pant-less (at Home)
I can attest to the quality of these tees – they hold up for years.
For Romantics & Cozy Fireside Fathers
I’m crazy about this gift idea for anyone at all and any occasion. Who wouldn’t love this apothecary bottle with the useful matches and maybe a candle?
For Every Dad With a Car
This is a nobrainer!
45 Second Omelet Maker
Who doesn’t need to step up their breakfast game? This stoneware clay dish will make a hearty omelet in 45 seconds in the microwave. The recipe is included, and this is one of those awesome artisan gifts, handmade in Texas.
Familiar with Himalayan salt? Its stable crystal structure allows it to hold a temperature well. You can chill it to use as a serving platter for sushi, or heat it over a grill or stovetop to cook veggies. Cooking on salt imparts enhanced flavor, and the mineral content delivers more nuanced flavor than table salt. Himalayan salt is also long-lasting and naturally antibiotic, needing little more than wiping with a damp sponge after most uses.
This beautifully handmade knife trio helps get any aspiring chef started on cooking homemade Thai curry, Mexican gazpacho, Italian antipasto, or whatever their tastebuds desire. The 8” blade chef’s knife, 6” blade utility knife, and 5” blade paring knife will swiftly handle every ingredient from any type of cuisine. Designed by Jacquie Lewis and Jules Vertrees. Handmade of stainless steel and local Pradu wood by artisans in a small Thai village.
We have to have a few gadgets on this list because dads and gadgets.
Useful & Artful
Our Family Fav
An anniversary Paris trip in 2012 found us in an apartment, steps from Diptyque’s flagship boutique. This scent, Volutes, was brand new, and my husband and I fell for it. Back at home, we couldn’t keep our sons from sneaking into our bathroom to snatch sprays. It became a luxurious go-to gift for the men in my life.
What is the fragrance like?
Lovely hints of iris, tobacco, honey, pink pepper, saffron, and myrrh as well as secrets. Paris. Tres complex.
Candle Equivalent of Volutes
A candle with a hint of honey, tobacco leaves and a handful of spices.
I shared this hula-help moment last year, and it speaks volumes about a father’s love and participation in a child’s joy.
Thanks for playing along, and I hope an idea or two here eases your gift shopping.
Peace to you right where you are.
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