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father’s day gift ideas 2017

i really enjoy shopping for gifts for other people.
when i find something that is a perfect gift – it makes me so happy!
i know that a lot of people feel the opposite and shopping is torture.
or you feel drained by it or like you can never find the right thing for anyone.
SO… my gift to you today is to attempt to help you find a great Father’s Day gift for a dad in your life!
all of these are Amazon Prime links so you can still get it in time for Father’s Day
or have it sent directly to dad himself!

USA Bottle Cap Map
available in USA shape and also all 50 state shapes are available too!
i thought this would look great in a “man-cave”.

Funny Mug from the “favorite child”

Favorite Child T-Shirt
i am positive there are tons of you who need to buy this for your dad.


ATOMIC TRIMMER Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer
how funny is this?!
you definitely know a dad that needs this!


YETI Rambler
craig got this cup for christmas and it was THE perfect gift!
he uses it every single day!
YETI cups keep your drink as hot or as cold as it was when you poured it – for a LONG time.

this is a board game we’ve been playing forever!


Watch Ya’ Mouth Board Game

Reverse Charades
a team acts out the clue for one person instead of the other way around…very funny!

Trivial Pursuit Family Edition


 Personal Library Kit
for the Dad who reads but wants his book back after you’ve read it.

Personal Book Assistant – Page Holder




subtle sign from Primitives by Kathy


Book Light

Stadium Seat 
NECESSITY for any Dad who has to go to lots of sporting events!
these chairs will save your back and rear end on those long tournament days.
absolutely worth every penny!


excellent gift for the dad who is in shape or wants to get in better shape!



Dewalt Drill
this is the drill we have at our house and it’s been a GREAT purchase!

Dewalt Drill Bit Set to go with the drill!

Complete Car Care Kit

Handheld Portable Car Vacuum Cleaner

Bacon Air Freshner

Magnetic Phone Mount for all phones

The Amazon Echo
this is a huge favorite in our house!
it has been a SUPER purchase that we recommend to everybody.
it is $40 off right now too!
and the Echo Dot is the second best thing!
we have this set up in other areas of our house hooked up to existing speakers.
we have said “what did we ever do with out Alexa?”
i think any Dad would love an Echo or an Echo Dot.
they are easy to use and very easy to set up.


All Weather Outdoor Speakers
we have these speakers hanging up on our back patio (with the echo dot)
and they are AWESOME!
when we are way out at the fire pit we can still hear our music easily.

Zero Gravity Chair
i can’t say this is my favorite thing to look at on our patio BUT it is my husband’s favorite chair to sit in.
And he said it HAD to go on this list because it’s so comfortable!
he thinks all the dudes in blogland need this chair.

i have put this Homemade Ice Cream Maker on several lists but that’s because it was the BEST gift i ever bought for craig!
he loves it so much!
it has become his “thing” – he makes the homemade ice cream!
and it is soooo so yummy!
it is such a fun treat to have on summer nights.

i love these Funny Socks for Dads by Blue Q.

Leaf Blower
kind of a random gift maybe BUT a leaf blower is my favorite yard tool!
you can clean anything in a fraction of the time!
this is the one we have and we ordered it on amazon so i can tell you that it works.

Metal Detector
guys love these things!
it’s that deeply engrained “hunter” in all of them.


Fire Pit 
making memories in the backyard around a campfire is what summer is all about!
i really like this rectangle shaped one too!

Telescoping Marshmallow Roasting Sticks    
These extend out to 30 inches!




The OBSESSIVE CHEF Bamboo Cutting Board
perfect gift for a cook that likes things done very precisely.

Electric Griddle
great for making family-size batches for breakfast, lunch & dinner

Smiley Face Nylon Spatula
every great pancake maker needs a really happy pancake flipper!
it’s so fun!

Coffee Bean Grinder for freshly ground coffee every morning


Milk Frother Wand and Stainless Steel Frothing Pitcher
an easy way to get a fancy coffee house drink at home.
bring on the lattes!

Bear Paws Meat Shredders
we love having these to shred up meat in the crock pot or after we’ve made something in the smoker.


Grill Utensils


Pizza Stone for the Grill
this is a fun way to use the grill!


Pizza on The Grill Cookbook
(don’t tell but this is ordered for a certain father that lives at my house…)

Grill Basket for vegetables
this was the gift we gave mr. duerksen last year and we use it ALL the time!


Grill Mat to protect your deck from grease or stains


Stuffed Burger Press
to make perfectly sized burgers filled with anything you’d want!


BBQ Skewer Shish Kabob Set


Putting Green – 3′ x 9′
great for the office or at home too!

Exploding Golf Balls
this made me crack up and i thought that so many kids would love to give this to their dads.

Golf Club covers – in all the NCAA teams


a “tire swing” bird feeder
my dad really likes bird watching and having as many birds in the yard as possible.
i think this would be a great addition to his bird feeders.


Horse Head or Unicorn Head Squirrel Feeder
i know i shared this last year but it’s just so funny i had to share it again!


Giant Connect Four
i thought this looked like a lot of fun to have out in the backyard for parties or family time.


Classic Corn Hole Game
great family game that we’ve loved for years – also fun to have at a party or family reunion!

Giant “Jenga” Tumbling Blocks Game 
tower gets up to 5 feet high!

Flashlight Frisbee
something fun to do even when it’s dark!


Giant Inflatable Basketball Hoop for the pool

Tent for camping far away or in your own backyard

Ultra Bright Camping Lantern


Video Projector for outdoor movie nights!
we love having a projector for family movie nights or our kids’ friends coming over.

gift card is ALWAYS a good gift for someone to pick out just what they want!
and it’s EASY.

If you’re curious about my other Gift List Ideas… CLICK HERE for all the gift idea posts i’ve ever done!


Jenny B. - I know it’s past Father’s Day, but this is a great list! 🙂 My 12-year-old is most definitely getting that bacon air freshener in his stocking this Christmas! Ha! 🙂

Kellie - Bought that projector for the hubs! Thanks!

Ohio12 - Do you have a meat smoker you recommend?

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Gal-entine’s Fun Finds

i’m not a huge valentine’s day fan.
but i know that i’m in the minority.
i’m not anti-love.
i am just lazy.
and since we don’t celebrate it much over here… i have no ideas for what to give your man.
but i am an excellent shopper for me or my friends!
so here are a bunch of red & pink themed gift ideas for ladies in your life – for valentine’s or anything.
or for yourself!
send the link to your husband or boyfriend if you’d like.


and as always… everything is available on Amazon Prime so it’s not to late to order for Valentine’s!



Gigantic Donut Pool Floatie

USB Leather Tassel with Lightning Cable for iPhone & iPad – can be on a key ring or attached to your purse

very fun bright red Retro Toaster



very cute Polka Dot Backpacks


 these are three different adult coloring books that i am loving right now –
Sweeter Than Honey coloring book by Lindsay Letters
Whatever is Lovely coloring book by Waterbrook
Color at Home coloring book by Young House Love

.120 Colored Pencils to color all the pages of your coloring book
 Pink Colored Pencil Carrying Case to hold all your pretty pencils!

i love this Macbook Pro polka dot hard case cover

and this Keyboard cover for Macbook in red is the finishing touch!


it’s always fun to add some color in the kitchen – try with this pink enamel coated colander

 this Ribbed Knit Infinity Scarf comes in over 20 colors… i choose the valentine hues.

a Popcorn Maker for movie nights at home

how adorable is this Rainbow Cloud Washi Tape and Dispenser?!


i love you mug

. red Keurig K250 Coffee Maker


Nail Polish Gift Set of 15 different colors/shades
this is ALWAYS a fun gift to give or receive!

Beats Solo Headphones
 i mean… they say Happy Valentine’s Day perfectly to me!


i just love this heart shaped waffle maker!!
what could be sweeter on valentine’s day?!
it’s the perfect breakfast (or lunch or diner!) for your loved ones.


Rain Boots in great colors and patterns (i am loving the green!!)

Rainbow Jenga game (but not jenga brand)
i would play this game more often because it is so colorful  🙂

a 5 Speed Blender that is available in 21 different colors!
the FitBit Blaze in Pink & Gold – smart fitness watch  (other colors available)


red & pink pajama onesie
 i would wear this for a week straight if i didn’t have to go so many ball games!
maybe it could just be my thing… the mom in the onesie at the games… like a mascot – but not.
red IS one of our school colors.


YES to Grapefruit body wash


Pedi Perfect for super soft feet!
i have shared this several times on my gift lists but it’s for a good reason!


Maybelline New York the Blushed Nudes Eye Shadow Palette
Maybelline Rock the Nudes Eye Shadow Palette
Maybelline New York 24K Nudes Eye Shadow Palette

 Maybelline Pumped Up! Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara


Sock It To Me Heart Socks

a hard boiled egg cooker – seems silly until you have one!
this thing is one of my FAVORITE gadgets!
it takes up very little cabinet space… it’s quick and efficient and i don’t screw up eggs anymore.
perfect hard boiled eggs every time!


a very pretty journal by katie Daisy to write all your feelings of love inside.

 fabulous bright pink Boho Weekender Shoulder Bag

Rainbow Colored Silicone Whisks – i have these at home and at the Craft House!


Raspberry Rose Pantone Universal Thermos Cup



i almost always add books to my gift lists.
i added books about LOVE or relationships for this post…. all great stuff here!

TOP ROW:  Love Does by Bob Goff  /  You and Me Forever by Lisa Chan
Looking for Lovely by Annie Downs  /  Crazy Love by Francis Chan

MIDDLE ROW:  For Women Only by Shaunti Feldman  /  Loving My Actual Life by Alexandra Kuykendall
The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp  /  Hope Heals by Katherine & Jay Wolf

BOTTOM ROW:  For the Love by Jen Hatmaker  /  You’re Going to Be Okay by Holly Gerth
She Reads Truth by Raechel Meyers & Amanda Bible Williams /  Power of the Praying Wife by Stormie OMartian

Happy Valentine’s Day to you!
may there be heart shaped waffles & onesie pajamas in your future!

i think you should Pin this pic…


Lori - Your gift guides are always super fun!

Karyn - I LOVE your amazon gift ideas! You have saved me time and money! Keep posting them!

Cathy - I always love your creative gift lists…and I always find something on them that my girls love!

Sandy - Although this list looks great, I found myself visiting your R & F post over and over and over. So……. I ordered my ❤ gift today! ……my hubby spoils me!! 😀

Kimberlee Jost - I love your lists because then I have some idea of what to surprise YOU with. 😉

Kathie - Yet another great list!! I can even use a few of these for ideas to get my hubby!! 🙂

Sharon - I love your gift lists. I find myself referring back to them over and over. Thanks for sharing.

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Last minute gifts for the Ladies

well i wrote this post on sunday night but then my blog decided to break.
it’s back to normal now and it’s probably too late for most people BUT these are still mostly on Amazon Prime so you could still get them by christmas or the day after.
and don’t worry… mot EVERYTHING is rainbow-ed – just some!

Rainbow Colored Knife Set

 Six Piece Silicone Spatula Set

Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File
this is so awesome for smooth soft feet!
i own it and love it!



Living Proof Dry Shampoo
my friend suggested this and i laughed because this is what i’ve been using too!
so YES it had to be on the list.

.Mrs. Meyers Peppermint Candle – seasonal scent


Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker

Hollywood Fashion Tape in a Single Pack or the Value Pack of 3 Tins

i use this stuff ALL THE TIME!
to hold my button up shirts from gaping across my chest… to hold my shirt to my skin to keep it from sliding too low… to hold a hem that’s coming loose…. to keep your bra strap from showing… to keep your strapless bra up where you want it…
i love it.
this would be a GREAT stocking stuffer!


Hand Lettering  (An Interactive Guide to the Art of Drawing Letters by Megan Wells
this girl has such crazy artistic talent!
i love everything she makes – including this book.


DIY Woven Art by Rachel Denbow

 another super talent is Rachel and this book!
you will love this book about weaving that she wrote this year.

14″ Weaving Frame or the 20″ Weaving Frame
after reading that book you will definitely need a loom to get started right away!


Gold Converse!!!
these are so dang cute!  i just love them!
they are available at JCPenney – free shipping – receive by christmas!


90 Degree by Reflex High Waisted Leggings

i’ve talked about these leggings many times.
i love them because they are thick and they go WAAAAY up.


Knit Cable Infinity Scarf

i know this is just chapstick but i looooove this candy cane flavor.
i buy a bunch every december to last the whole year.

Mini Umbrella in lots of colors & patterns


Nesting 9 Piece Food Prep Set

this is just happy!  i would love to give this as a gift!   🙂

Silicone Earbud Holder
wrap up your headphones quickly & easily – no more knots and tangles!
available in lots of colors too.


Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine           Fabric Scissors           Sewing Machine Carrying Case

i love this sewing machine! we use these at the Craft House.
good fabric scissors are a must.
and your sewing machine will be much happier living inside a case to keep it from getting extra dusty.


         Self Healing Cutting Mat                    OLFA Rotary Cutter

i use these four products (above and below) every time i sew.

   Acrylic Ruler                          Ruler Grip with Double Suction Cup



Pom Pom Maker Small Sized Poms and Large Sized Poms
these are so fun to use!   you can make all sizes!

Extra Fine Glitter – Set of 24 colors

i just love glitter!


JOCO 16 oz Reusable Glass Coffee Cup


.Emily Ley’s Simplified Planner

this isn’t available by christmas but this is just so great i had to share it!


Wet Brush Pro


Hello Sweatshirt with Rainbow

this is my new favorite shirt… SO SOFT!
i got it this month when they ran a big sale… follow them on IG to find out when they have sales.


Wristlet Clutch Organizer Wallet

this was also on the teen girls post because they are super cute!
they come in over 30 colors so you don’t have to get neon green or hot pink… ha ha ha.

.Long Puffer Vest with Faux Fur Trimmed Hood


 Snow Boots
i think these are all soooooo cute!

these are books i love and books i want to read this year.

Tattoos on the Heart                          Falling Free                           Assimilate or Go Home                   Love Does 

Looking For Lovely                      For the Love                    Giddy Up Eunice                Made Well

Talking As Fast As Can                    Wildflower                        Where Am I Now?                         Riley Unlikely

because crack is illegal                   All The Pretty Things                   How to Be a Wildflower              All You Ever Wanted

Lori - Fun list! My mom gave me a Pedi Perfect, and I thought it was the strangest gift. But, it’s awesome and I really love it. The fashion tape is really useful too!

Kathie - Love your lists each year!! This one is always fun and full of things I would just get for myself 😛

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Teen Boys

i hope these lists help with your shopping!
i know it’s close to christmas but i am pretty sure there are lots of you that aren’t quite done with your shopping.
everything on this list is available on Amazon Prime so you still have time!
there are 2 or 3 things that are from Dick’s Sporting Goods but they have free shipping & guarantee arrival before christmas or it’s free!

i love to give gifts so these lists are one of my favorite things to make!
i hope to make one more list for grown ups!

don’t miss my post about Gift Ideas for Tween & Teen Girls 


Combine character and attribute cards to make ridiculous fights & argue over who would win
we have this game and it’s quite entertaining!


Sandwich Toaster
we love this!
it’s nice to just wipe it clean and not have to dirty more pans!


 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker for the shower, beach or pool


Funny Nose Pencil Sharpener



What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
this is a very cool and interesting book!


Microsuede Slippers

XBOX Live Gold Membership
gamers in your life would looooooove this!

Charging Station for XBOX ONE
if you have an xbox at your house – you need this.
you will finally be able to find a AA battery again when you need one!


Bacon Lip Balm

Bacon Air Freshener


Slouchy Beanie Hat in many different designs


Top Ramen Rapid Cooker  for the boys who looooooove their Ramen!

Balaclava – Windproof Mask
his was a huge hit last christmas at our house.
it’s not something you “need” until all of a sudden it snows or freezes and then it’s the best thing ever!


an Electric Shaver is just a staple for dudes.
shaving with a real razor is for grandpas…  today’s guy want ease, speed and no cuts.   🙂

Wall Mounted Mini Basketball Goal
extremely sturdy shatter-proof goal with a breakaway rim… mounts to studs in the wall.
we have this at our house and it’s AWESOME!

if the wall mounted goal is more money or time than you were looking for –
the Over the Door Mini Basketball Goal is a great solution!
easy set up…. portable… guaranteed fun!


Funny Sign T-shirt


Ask Me About My T-Rex T-shirt


Ninja Disguise T-shirt


Ugly Christmas Sweater Bathrobe


or just a regular soft Plaid Microfleece Bathrobe

i know this has a girl in the photo but this Bean Bag Chair is a great gift for guys!
there are also many bigger sizes of these.
sean got the GIANT XXL Bean Bag Chair for christmas last year and LOVES it so so much!


Minimalist Avengers Poster
i actually LOVE this poster!  it’s a classier more creative take on what can often be such a cheesy market.

Movie Theater Gift Card
it’s always more fun to go out to a movie when someone else is paying for it!

.Key-tars Electric Guitar Shaped Key Covers
these are so awesome!


this Microwave Egg Cooker makes one egg the perfectly sized for making McMuffin Sandwiches!
we have this and use it all the time!


GoPro HERO – a camera that is great for active people on the go!
bluetooth & wifi enabled, waterproof & rugged – completely changing the world of video for this generation of teens!

GoPro HERO Session Holiday Promo Kit
this comes with the camera and the extras to get started right away!


Every Man Jack Body Wash
because boys don’t necessarily want to be stinky.

AAA Emergency Road Assistance Kit
great for teen drivers to have in case of… emergencies!


Toilet Night Light
you totally know that this invention is GENIUS!!!
no more turning on the lights when you have to use the bathroom in the night – blinding yourself or waking others up.
and not to mention the messes that won’t be made…


Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) Hammock
this could be the best thing on the whole list.
these are crazy popular… go anywhere… dry quickly… super heavy duty… SO MUCH FUN!


NBA Star Socks

Lebron  James      –       Steph Curry     –     Kareeem


Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook
a humourous book about everything you would ever possibly need to know if faced with wild situations!


Portable Bluetooth Speaker
this is great for taking music anywhere you want!
we have one of these and it gets TONS of use.
it has excellent ratings on amazon AND it’s super inexpensive.


Star Wars Accordion Sun Shade
this made me smile so big!  what a funny gift for a teen driver!


Lego Light Up Alarm Clock:   Superman  –  Batman  –  Darth Vader  –  Storm Trooper  –  Yoda  –  Boba Fett
even though they are growing up… these would make great gifts for those boys in our lives!
they are 7 – 9 inches tall.   🙂



Under Armor Ignite IV  –  Nike Solarsoft Comfort  – Nike Benassi SolarSoft 2  –  Nike Benassi Swoosh


MLB team logo ball cap


Portable Power Bank to charge your phone anywhere!


an Amazon Gift Card is truly the best gift for picky teens because they could buy almost ANYTHING they would want.

a New Gym Bag to haul all their gear around from practices & games


leave a comment here if i’ve missed anything that you think is a great gift for boys!
and i’d love it if you pinned this post for me too!

Jill - Oh, man, I used to have those keytars and LOVED them! 🙂

Ashley - Glad you posted this. I laughed hard because we got my boys the TRex and ninja shirts. They’re priceless! The hammock is amazing, too!

Library Momma - I love that you do these lists for both boy and girl. I look forward to the each year! I have an almost 9 year old and wrack my brain but this helps! It also gives me ideas as my kids get older, and even occasionally for my husband or myself! Thank you!! So fun!!

alice h - Great ideas! My 16 year old has a ton of hats so I bought him a hat rack from Bed Bath and Beyond (
He is also getting Madden 17 and a Kayak (cheaper one from Walmart).

Jessica - My husband makes these – a super fun gift for music lovers! Mint tin amps for MP3 players or electric guitars.

Patti Mullican - You always have such great ideas – I love your lists!

Lori H - Great ideas, Meg! My kids are a little older, but I was still ordering and pinning like crazy! Merry Christmas!

Kelly - I bought the What If? book for my brother for Christmas after hearing about it on a podcast. I am glad to hear it gets your recommendation too! Kelly

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