hero grill with shishkabobs
Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day gift ideas are always welcome because we know that it can be a little tricky to buy for the men we love. I wanted to pull together some ideas that may be helpful if you are short on ideas! Gift-giving is one of my favorite ways to show people that I care, and so I always love shopping and sharing!

  1. HERO Portable Grill – This grill has become perfect for our family as we venture out to the beach. The entire grill system gives you exactly what you need for a convenient way to pack up a grill and cook on the go. My husband is hard to buy for, and he loves this grill. It packs into a carry case and is great for year-round ideas such as tailgating, camping, lakeside, and beach life. It is great for serving a small group- and it is easy on clean up! It’s such a smart invention and has eco-friendly components. Can you tell I like it? 🙂
mini-portable-grill-with burgers
hero-portable-grill-carrier

2. Kentucky Bourbon Belt – A way to wear your bourbon without looking sloppy! :0

blue belt embroidered with kentucky bourbon names

3. Angel’s Envy Bourbon- This bourbon was recommended to me by a Nashville bartender several years ago and became my husband’s favorite right away. I take his word for it as he puts this on his wish list each year!

angels-envy-bourbon

4. Sweet Kaki’s Apple Pie ~ If you are local to GA (specifically Newnan and surrounding areas), you will want to go ahead and order 2 of these! Kaki sent me a pie to try several months ago, and I can’t stop thinking about how good it was. I love apple pie, and this one is a stunner. 🙂 Kaki is one to watch as she takes over apple pie lovers’ hearts one bite at a time! I ordered one for my dad, and I know he is going to be so happy about it!

blonde lady wearing a black shirt and an ecru apron with sweet kakis on it andholding apple pie

5. Caroline’s Cakes ~ Caroline’s Cakes is another idea for shipping something delicious for Father’s Day. The caramel cake is the signature cake, but they also have items ranging from pimento cheese to barbeque! This cake even made it onto Oprah’s Favorite Things!

7 layer caramel cake

6. Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit Father’s Day Box ~ Mmmm- this is such a great combo of favorites for Dads (and the whole family, really). Check out all of the delicious treats that are included and have it shipped right to your door!

3 biscuits with sausage bacon and pimento cheese

7. Tip Top Proper Cocktails ~ These little cans offer a big surprise in quality and taste! I was gifted a set of these cocktails in a can and loved each one. So portable and convenient- they are great for the beach, picnics, tailgating, by the pool, or even right at home. Chill and serve! They are a brilliant idea. Currently in the works to become available in several states and by ordering online- check to see if your state is one of the states that sells Tip Top. They are new on the scene and started in Atlanta, GA.

tip top proper cocktail can of manhattan

8. Sherwood Forest Golf Club Llama Caddies ~ If you are looking for an experience-based gift that can be used when travel feels safe to you again, check out Sherwood Forest Golf Club. Their llama caddies are all the rage! What a fun and unique experience to give and to remember!

llamas on golf course as caddies

9. Vineyard Vines Classic Plaid Button Down Shirt– The color of this shirt is called “Strawberry Blonde”. I love the soft pastels and the classic fit. If you prefer a more subdued look, VV has many different patterns and colors. I always love shopping at Vineyard Vines for my husband and my dad!

blue pink and white plaid vineyard vines shirt

10. Daddy’s Little Dress Shirts – This is one of the sweetest ideas I have seen in a while! Although it is technically not a gift “for” Dad, it is such a sentimental gift, that I wanted to include it in the Father’s Day Gift Guide. These adorable outfits are made by using men’s dress shirts that you would like to have made into an outfit for a child. So, choose a shirt that has been lovingly worn by Dad and have it transformed into a dress for a child. That is the sweetest! What a beautiful way to preserve a little bit of family history.

sleeping baby girl in dress and bloomers with headband and tulips

Well, I hope that a few of these ideas helped you choose something for the important men in your life. I hope it is a great day for the dads!!

Cheers,

Lydia xo

FATHER’S DAY BAG FOR DAD
This summer, I am excited to announce several GUEST BLOGGERS that are going to pop by and share holiday and birthday party ideas with you! Our first guest blogger is SHAUNA KRANTZ of CUPCAKE WITH CHARACTER! With Father’s Day coming up, Shauna is sharing a cute way to make Dad’s gift extra-special…he will love the gift bag just as much as the gift itself!  Enjoy these ideas from Shauna…

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BLUE GOOSE GIVEAWAY

It’s official!  Blue Goose Boutique, Lauren McKinsey’s newest shop, is open for business!  READ ON TO HEAR ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY FROM LAUREN HERSELF…

Blue Goose Boutique is a dream come true as we begin to sell what we fondly refer to as physical products.  this means that you will now start to see the cute designs that we offer in our printable shop appearing on things such a notepads!  currently, you will find seven notepad designs in our boutique. we are so excited to be CELEBRATING our grand opening of the shop with a wonderful giveaway!

our GRAND PRIZE winner will receive: {total value of $194}

  • $50 gift certificate to Blue Goose Boutique
  • One year CUTE CLUB membership to Lauren McKinsey {value $89}
  • Hand painted {signed and numbered} blue goose magnet {value $15}
  • Mongramed tumber from She’s Kinda Crafty {value $15}
  • $25 gift certificate to Paper + Pop {a printing & cutting service for printables}

our SECOND place winner will receive: {total value of $65}

  • $25 gift certificate to Blue Goose Boutique
  • One month CUTE CLUB membership to Lauren McKinsey {value $12.99}
  • Hand painted {signed and numbered} blue goose magnet {value $15}
  • One set of 3 monogram decals from She’s Kinda Crafty {value $12}

our THRID place winner will receive: {total value of $43}

  • Choice of 1 notepad set from Blue Goose Boutique {value $18}
  • Hand painted {signed and numbered} blue goose magnet {value $15}
  • Sheet of 20 monogram return address stickers from She’s Kinda Crafty {value $10}

our notepads make the perfect gifts for:

  • teachers
  • moms AND dads
  • birthday gifts
  • graduations
  • holidays
  • and just FOR YOU

each notepad was lovingly designed by ME and then made in our home. YES, for now, we are making our own notepads.  so, every notepad you order was designed by us, made my us, wrapped by us and sent to you with lots of love! we have a fun variety of sizes and quantities of notepads.  four out of our seven notepads come in packs of two with an adorable pencil picked out my me to match your pad.  the notepads are beautifully packaged in a clear cello bag, wrapped with pretty twine and have a matching gift tag attached.  they make the perfect gifts and we have even done all the presentation for you.  three of our notepads are single pads.  you will find the description for each notepad on the website, but each tear off notepad is filled with high quality paper and backed in thick recycled chipboard making the notepads extra sturdy.  several of our notepads come with a magnetic strip so that you can hang them on the refrigerator or other magnetic surfaces.

i have to admit that this A to Z notepad is my favorite!  i didn’t want to fill up the blog post with 26 pictures, but each page in the pad has a different letter of the alphabet.  the notepad has 52 pages in all.  this notepad is inspired by the ABC collection i created a few months ago that i just adore!   to see an image of what each page looks like click here.  this 5 x 71/2 inch notepad comes as a set of two pads with a matching pencil and gift tag.

our Always be Sunshine notepad.  this 5 x 71/2 inch notepad comes as a set of two 50 sheet pads with a matching pencil and gift tag.

our dream BIG notepad.  this 5 x 71/2 inch notepad comes as a set of two 50 sheet pads with a matching pencil and gift tag.

Our Little Bookworm notepad.  this 5 x 71/2 inch notepad comes as a set of two 50 sheet pads with a matching pencil and gift tag.

Our To Do list is another personal favorite.  i LOVE the 15 lines for writing and the HAPPY graphic at the top of the page.  i can’t wait to make one for ME.  this 5 1/4 x 8 inch notepad is filled with 60 sheets of cuteness.

our Shopping List.  another favorite!  this 3 1/2 x 8 inch notepad is filled with 60 sheets perfect for making your grocery and shopping list.  it comes with a magnet for the back as well if you want to hang it on your refrigerator or another magnetic surface.

and just in time for father’s day, this adorable Superhero Dad SUPER list is perfect for that special dad!  this 3 1/2 x 8 inch notepad is filled with 60 sheets that will make dad smile as he tracks his lists of things to do!

i just had to show you the sticker that “sits” on the back of each notepad.  isn’t it fun?

for the next 30 days, you can use the coupon code GiveAway-10 for 10% off your Blue Goose Boutique purchase.

we are also excited to be giving away two CUTE CLUB memberships as part of our grand opening celebration.  the CUTE CLUB is an EXCLUSIVE membership program that allows you to download EVERYTHING {yes, i said EVERYTHING} in the Lauren McKinsey store.  we have over 1200 printables and add a new collection every week.  sometimes we even add two new collections.  we offer an annual or a monthly membership.  you can learn more here!  you can even use the coupon code GiveAway-10 for 10% off your CUTE CLUB membership.

thank you for celebrating with us!  you make me smile BIG!

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MOVIE NIGHT

Grab your popcorn (or popcorn cookie, or popcorn cupcake, or popcorn brownie!) and settle in for an entertaining idea from Michelle, at Party Plan-It!  This MOVIE NIGHT party was recently hosted for her husband on Father’s Day- he is a movie buff and Michelle planned the party around some of his favorite flicks- but could be used for birthdays or an any-time get together!  Michelle gathered family friends and they all enjoyed a fun Movie Night complete with fabulous treats and cute decorating ideas!  Roll ’em~

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A WHALE OF A FATHER’S DAY

A family trip to one of my favorite places just happened to coincide with Father’s Day weekend, and so I decided to add a few things along the way to celebrate Father’s Day in a fun way for my husband who is a fantastic father!  We flew to Nantucket and so, it was only fitting to use a whale as a focus on our Whale of a Great Daddy!

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BEACHY KEEN FATHER’S DAY

Cris, of Crissy’s Crafts, put together this fun-loving, laid-back, beachy-keen shindig for her husband to celebrate Father’s Day!  Having grown-up by the beach, Cris and her husband both share a love for all things beach- which makes inspiration for this celebration a natural choice!  

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LOVE LETTERS FOR DAD

With Father’s Day a couple of weeks away, I am excited to share this party for a father and husband that is truly all heart.  Shevi, of Little Wish Cakes in Australia, designed this party for several reasons…to celebrate her husband’s birthday and as a send-off as he leaves on a business trip that will be his first trip away from his family.  This party is full of sentimental value…Shevi and her husband were only able to exchange love letters when they first began dating due to conservative backgrounds.  After they were engaged, they lived in separate countries for a year and, again, exchanged letters to get them through!  Thus, the focus of the party is Love Letters!

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TEE-RIFFIC FATHER’S DAY OR GOLF BIRTHDAY

A dad will not “FORE-GET” this amazing golf-centered celebration by Jen, of Banner Events!  You will love all of the details and great ideas that you can use for your own Father’s Day Celebration or for a golf-themed birthday party.  There are so many fabulous ideas that would be great for a golfer- big or small!

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GOLF FUN FOR FATHER’S DAY

Even if DAD can’t make it to the golf course on Father’s Day, you can bring some of the fun home to him with these golf ideas for dads from Jenny at Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line.  I love how simple this cupcake is…Jenny simply dipped a frosted cupcake into brown sugar, added a golf tee, and topped with a doughnut hole!

I also love how she put a Father’s Day banner together with golf tees.  You could use that idea for a card or book about Dad…

Jenny even made a wreath to celebrate the golfing fun!  Finally, a wreath Dad could relate to…

Thanks, Jenny!  See how to make the wreath and more photos at

https://bugger-dixonline.blogspot.com/2011/05/get-your-craft-on-fathers-day-golf.html

Banner and card printable file available from Pluff Mud Studio

https://pluffmuddstudio.blogspot.com/

 

JIM’S PANCAKES

I really wanted to feature a father on Father’s Day- and I really wanted to feature Jim on Father’s Day- but I decided I just couldn’t wait!  He is just tooooo good to save!!  Take a look~

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