5 Amazing Experiences to Give for Father’s Day

fly fishIt’s Father’s Day on Sunday….but of course you know that.

Have you gotten Dad a new tie, some bbq tools, a cute “World’s Best Dad” coffee mug or a package of car washes? All completely decent ideas. But, how about giving the big guy an experience he’ll always remember?! Bonus points if it’s something he can share with the kids!!

Is he an angler in the making if only he had the time? Book him a fly fishing class, like the ones at Orvis.BBQ ribsPerhaps he’s already the master of the grill….but if he’d like to learn more, sign him up for a “Smokology – Smoking 101” class at the Midwest BBQ InstitutephotoOne of the most fun things we did as a family was book a family photo shoot when we were on vacation. You could also book this in your home town…especially if you’re in a major city that has great visual backdrops.

I’m a huge fan of Flytographer…they are in over 175 cities across the globe!golfMany weekend warriors would love to work on their swing, their putt or any other tweak that might give them an edge in their game. Schedule a lesson with a pro and surprise Dad. Yes, he could make the appointment, but sometimes you just need someone to give you a nudge.

travelPlanning a trip is half the fun and if your Dad is the kind who likes to research, dream and plan, give them a membership to Indagare. They’ve done the legwork and can tell you the best hotels, restaurants and sights to see. They also have an inhouse travel agency if you want a little more help. I’ve had a membership for years and use it as a basis for planning all my trips.

Memories are made through experiences, not something that sits on a shelf. Give Dad something he can look forward to!


Dads and Grads

Time to think about the men in your life. 

The ones that are just heading out into the big world and the ones who are heads of the family. So, today, I’m sharing two of my favorite “made in America” companies that produce cool products for guys.

The first is This Is Ground…based in L.A. I think they are brilliant at creating cool, organization tools, so I have their cord tacos and cord organizer in silver. But, how cute is this limited edition Father’s Day cord taco set? It’s only available until June 19th or when they sell out…whichever comes first. It’s a great way to wrap up all those cords you plug into your iPhone or other devices.

 Then, there’s the Leggett brothers from Eden, TX with their company, White Wing Label, that creates luggage and equipment with all American materials and a lifetime guarantee.

You can personalize any of their products…I gave several of my favorite guys these notepads embossed with their initials.

 For your beer loving fella (of legal age, of course), give him these cool leather coozies along with a chilled 6 pack of his favorite brew.

Above all, let them know how much you appreciate them! 

We’re glad we have Dads and Grads!