Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is just around the corner!
Do you have the perfect gift for the special guys in your life? If not, you’ve come to the right place! Take a look at the following gift ideas…
You are sure to find a wonderful and thoughtful gift, or two, for your dad, hubby, brother, and friends.

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Give Simple has some fabulous gift ideas for any guy in your life… From a leather-bound world atlas to a classy wine decanter or a stylish money clip, you’re sure to find the perfect gift.

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Skimbaco has some great gifts for Dad. Personalized caps, DeAnna Cochran tags, or messenger bags are sure to please.
Through July 1st, use coupon code DAD10 at checkout to save 10% on some fabulous Father’s Day gifts.

Enter to win a Blume Baseball Cap!

Does the daddy in your house blog? This tee from Urban Baby Runway would be perfect for him — “I blog my child’s entire life.”
Through July 1st use coupon code DATESTODIPES to save 10% on some fabulous finds.


Father’s Day Gifts from Belisi are sure to bring a smile to the face of that most special man in your life. From designer silk ties and pocket squares to tasteful dress shirts and cuff links, their collection of Father’s Day gifts will delight any Dad.

Hop over to Mommies United for a chance to win a neck tie and cuff links!

For some comfy and cozy threads for the dad who has everything, check out these pajama pants from Karen Neuburger. They also have plush robes and lounge socks, too!

A Grateful Dad Tee from ProMom Couture would be a fun gift for the dad who loves to have fun and truly appreciates his family… That’s your husband, dad, and brother, right?
Use coupon code vicki at checkout to get one free tee when you buy three!

Enter to win a Grateful Dad tee!

Wear Clean Underwear! is the perfect gift for the dad who wants to make sure he does everything right when making legal decisions for himself and his family – A must read for every dad!

Enter to win a copy of Wear Clean Underwear!


A Country Bob’s Sauce gift pack would be a great gift for the food-loving guy in your life. Choose from a variety of sauces and throw in the Country Bob’s cookbook… It’s sure to please!

Enter to win two bottles of Country Bob’s Sauce!

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Mustard Sprout Joshua Tree Marshall Bag
This ground-breaking Dad’s bag has a generous number of internal pockets to organize all of Dad’s essentials and would make a perfect gift. It’s stylish, ergonomic and highly functional.
Buy the Marshall Bag at Baby Brown’s and get a free Little Marsh Bag!


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Treat the big kid in your life to a Nintendo DS – They’re not just for the little kids anymore!

If your dad (or your kiddos’ dad) is the photographer in the family, shop the Kodak Store. From Digital Picture Frames and accessories to Digital cameras and printers, you’re sure to find the perfect gift!

Spend $200 & Save 10%

Dads, grandpas, and uncles deserve the best this Father’s Day. At Snapfish you can turn your favorite memories into personalized photo gifts to celebrate the dads in your life.
Through June 4th, use coupon code THANKSDAD at checkout to save 20% on some fabulous Father’s Day gifts.

UPEK’s Eikon To Go is a great gift for the guy who loves security. This Digital Privacy Manager offers such a wide range of security options, to keep all information safe and only accessible by him just by the swipe of his finger.

Enter to win an Eikon To Go!


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Is there a guy in your life who needs help keeping time? How about gifting him with a Casio watch. There are several styles and eye-catching designs – You’re sure to find the perfect piece.

Enter to win a Casio Watch!


For more gift ideas, check out what our friends recommend…

MInTheGap has some great (and low cost) Father’s Day gift ideas!

The Mommy Daddy Blog has listed some great last minute gift ideas!

Father's Day Gift Guide

Shop for more unique and timeless gifts for him at Kir DeVries


I didn’t really think it through when I agreed to let Josh buy Moon Sand with his birthday money last month. He and the rest of the kiddos love playing with the sand that never dries, but it could be quite a chore to clean up! Little did I know I was allowing them to bring the beach indoors!

Fortunately I have a solution for making cleaning up after messy kids just a bit easier. Whether you have messy eaters, have your kiddos working on a messy craft, or they are playing with the beach indoors, just through down a splat mat. These things are great!

There are several different types of Splat Mats, but I have found only two that I really like to use:

Deluxe Splat Mat---Yellow Poppy with red gingham trimModern June has a selection of chic splat mats made of oilcloth. These mats clean up easily and will last throughout the years. There are a variety of patterns and designs from which you can choose, and they are pretty enough to leave on the table after the messy painting projects are hanging to dry.

designNeat Solutions has a Floor Topper that is convenient and easy to use. The Floor Toppers are disposable and are perfect for the times when you may just want to grab the mess and toss it. They are also sturdy enough to use over and over again, so you get more bang for your buck. I use these when the kids are playing with the Moon Sand, mainly because I really don’t have the patience to wipe the little bits of sand off of any thing!

What do you use to make cleaning up easier? I’d love to hear!

A New Bed for Baby #6

Over seven years ago, when we welcomed our twins into our family, we were set up with the best of the best (times two) when it came to baby gear. Our family and friends gifted us with two top-of-the-line car seats, two of the best pack n’ plays, two high chairs, and a double stroller. All of these items were made by Graco – the trusted brand.

Three years ago, when Josh was a baby, I decided we needed a new stroller… A single stroller to be pushed along side of our double. I bought a stroller that was on sale, and I thought it would be just fine. It wasn’t a Graco, but it would serve it’s purpose, right? Wrong! I ended up taking it back, after trying to use it once, and I bought a Graco instead.

You may be surprised to know that my pack ‘n plays have served as a regular bed to each of my babies after Julia. We never had room for a second full-size crib, until this house and baby #6, and the pack ‘n play always worked out so well. That thing can fit in the smallest places!

Not too long ago, though, after almost eight years and six kids, I had to say goodbye to my second Graco pack ‘n play. It may have lasted several more beatings years, but my twins decided to wrestle in it and it saw it’s last day. Since it served as Noah’s bed each night, this was a very big deal! My new Twitter friend and the sweet peeps at Graco came to my rescue, after my virtual call for help, and sent Noah a new bed!

A Reading Adventure

Josh is determined to learn to read this week. He runs around trying to find all of the books that he can read on his own. So fun!

I like to have games and activities to reinforce what the kiddos are learning. Josh loves to play Mia’s Reading Adventure. Playing a Mia adventure is like being able to travel inside an animated cartoon and see the world from the perspective of a little mouse. The graphics are beautiful and Mia’s Reading Adventure is a perfect tool for reinforcing Josh’s beginning reading skills.

Mia’s Reading Adventure is even fun for the older kids. With 12 activities, and 4 different levels, they all love helping the Bugaboo Bugs! And since it’s geared for ages 5-9, I feel good about letting them all play.

Kutoka has several other games for children, including a Miss Spider Scavenger Hunt. They even have a language learning system where the older set can learn French, Spanish or English as a second language.

I guess if I have to share my computer, it’s best that it’s for something like a Kutoka adventure!

Violet Gumdrop

Darcy is mommy to little Nash. With her mom, sisters and grandmother, she creates some cute items, available at Violet Gumdrop. From personalized clothing and bibs to jewelry and accessories, Violet Gumdrop is a fun place to shop.

Just about all of the designs at Violet Gumdrop can be interchanged. All of their unique items can be personalized to fit your little one’s style. If you see a personalized design and you want it to say something different, just let them know. Gotta love that!

My littlest guy wears the Prince bib quite often… How would it look on your little prince?