Fathers Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day Gifts for Every Dad & Role Model

We’re pretty sure we found a gift for everyone here. For you Dad, your Grandfather, your Uncle, for your husband, for the guy who is like a father to you, all the guys who make all the kids feel like they have a hero to worship.

When we were sent an iPad cover from Urban Armor Gear Jessica snagged it right away. It was supposed to be a Father’s Day gift for Mr. G but she’s terrible at delayed gratification, good at dropping iPads, and waiting seemed like a terrible idea. It’s sturdy, it’s attractive, it’s decidedly masculine, and it meets military specs for drop testing. Impressive

 

Stefanie’s husband is getting something from this board. Maybe more than one something…

Fathers Day Gift Guide for every man in your life

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On a budget? Most of the Dads we surveyed on social media didn’t really care too much about the gift. They wanted time with their families. If you’re like us you get great joy from giving gifts. So with that in mind here are some great Father’s Day Gifts for $50 or less.
Fathers Day Gifts for 50 Dollars or Less
  1. It’s called the Space Pen in part because you can write with it upside down. Thiscan be engraved with the first line free. Because it’s raw brass this will develop a patina unique to Dad’s hand and grip. $17
  2. Alaskan Salmon Caviar from Khavyar is a great gift for Dad. Mostly though we want to share this with him. We love ikura and the presentation is gift worthy. $13 to OMG
  3. Jessica got her hands on The Alter Ego water bottle at C2 in Montreal. It’s a water bottle with a built in filter. It’s $65, goes over budget (sorry!) and is worth every penny.
  4. Dune Jewelry has the greatest gift for the golfing dad. This divot repair tool features sand from his least favorite part (the sand trap) of his favorite course.  $20
  5. We love the socks from French designer Emile Lafaurie for Sean and encourage you to poke around their site for some really interesting takes on classic looks. $20 each
  6. New Dads need their own baby bags. Seasoned Dads need a really great gym bag. This small cammo duffle from Quilted Koala is reduced to $50 just in time for Father’s Day. Normally $138.

Some Dads just can’t stay away from the grill.

When we asked our Facebook Friends what they wanted for Father’s Day the first answer was a vague, “time with my family.” And everyone who got specific talked about grilling in the afternoon or the evening. We heard you! Here are our favorite finds for the dad who just wants to grill the day away.
Fathers Day Gift Guide for the Dad who loves to grill end up being gifts for the whole family.
  1. The Broken Cleaver Butcher Apron has us swooning $75
  2. The DynaTrap Mosquito Murderer (Okay it’s actually called a trap but we are vengeful women and the mosquitos have it coming). Starting at $139 for outdoor traps, these are safe for hummingbirds and honey bees. Dad will enjoy his garden again.
  3. Music and grilling go together. These outdoor speakers have great ratings and are just $40.
  4. Everyone needs at Pit Mitt. You can pick coals up with one on. A glorious experience. $16
  5. This All Clad Grill Set will last a lifetime and perhaps most importantly it stores neatly. $120
  6. A Kamado cooker is a luxury that every griller dreams of. You can cook, sear, and smoke on these unique and precise grills. $759
Ferragamo red and black leather belt

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

You can buy us pretty much anything for Valentine’s Day and we’ll be delighted. We’ve lived through the joys of Macaroni Necklaces and clay handprints. If you want to know what women like us really want this list will come in handy.

For your nightstand: Upstream: Selected Essays

Currently on my bed-side table is a book of essays written by Mary Oliver, one of America’s premier poets. “Upstream follows Oliver as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor, her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her, and the responsibility she has inherited from Shelley, Wordsworth, Emerson, Poe, and Frost the great thinkers and writers of the past, to live thoughtfully and intelligently, and to observe with passion.”

Upstream: Selected Essays available in hardcover or digital download for instant gifting $12.95 to $15.95

Upstream: A book of Essays by Mary Oliver

 

Shinola: The Cass Watch

Stefanie fell in love with Shinola because they have a wonderful story. She went to their pop up store at The Grove in Los Angeles and learned about how they repurposed workspace in Downtown Detroit and reemployed past auto workers in an effort to create a better product and to rejuvenate a city.

Jessica fell in love with Shinola because she likes pretty things.

This watch is called The Cass and if it reminds you an Hermès Kelly watch you are not alone. At $950 it’s a generous gift that’s not a ring.

The Cass watch from Shinola is the perfect Valentine's Day Gift

The BloomsyBox delivers cut flowers every month.

Who wouldn’t love to get a bouquet of flowers every month? BloomsyBox’s subscription service delivers beautiful cut flowers to your door every month. They have partnered with farms that are committed to protecting the environment and treating their workers with care. $40-$50 a month.

BloomsyBox sends a bouquet of flowers every month

Chocolate. Did someone say, “Chocolate”?

Chocolate and Valentines? But of course! Lady Chocolatt is a chocolate boutique and coffee shop in West Los Angeles. It’s no secret that Stefanie has a bit of a coffee addiction so adding some sweets to her favorite type of shop is always a big win. If you’re local visit the store on Wilshire Blvd near Literati Cafe on Bundy or you can order on-line here. Our favorite is the Ballontins Box beginning at just $27.50.

Chocolate for Valentine's Day

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A red leather belt from Ferragamo

Everyone loves reversible belts. In addition to respecting your closet clutter we all have a perfect notch for our favorite belts and when you can get two colors on one leather strap everyone wins.

For Valentine’s Day we are coveting this black and red belt with a gold buckle closure $395 at ShopBop

Ferragamo red and black leather belt

Jessica’s Holiday Gift Ideas

I have to confess that I get more pleasure from gift giving than receiving. As a rule I’ve generally bought myself all of what I need and most of what I want. I’m not frugal by any stretch but I’ve got limited interest in objects that won’t stand the test of time.

With that in mind here are gifts that would delight me (or someone like me):

Watercoloring Books! 

Remember the coloring book craze of 2016? Well, 2017 is gonna be a stressful year so add water to that. Here’s a link to purchase my favorite (under $20).

watercolor book for adults

LoveKnitz 

I’m a scarf person. I forget to wear necklaces and I’m always cold. That scarves are attractive accessories is icing on the ombre cake. You never have to ask a lady’s size when you bring her a scarf and this purple ombre scarf from LoveKnitz is 50/50 wool and cashmere. Cost $195

xmas cashemere ombre scarf

M Cushion (A massage pillow)

Everyone loves a shiatsu massage but life gets in the way of having one each day. The M Cushion has a built in deep kneading shiatsu massage. I’m recommending this one blind, I’ve not seen it, touched it or experienced it but I’m likely ordering it so we’ll all decide together if it was a good idea.

Buy the M Cushion here for $160

M Cushion: A throw pillow with a built in shaitsu massage

A Tea Subscription

I love tea. I recently picked up Lord Bergamont from Smith Teas and enjoyed it so much that I’ll likely subscribe myself. You know that colleague who is always wandering around the office with a cup of tea? Try Smith Tea, they’ll be grateful. If you’re feeling generous get them a year’s subscription if it’s not in budget scroll around the site and find a couple of tins for gifting.

If you follow SmithTeamakers on twitter they often share discount codes.

12 month tea subscription $179 

smith teamakers subscription

Diamond Studs. Obviously. 

Dan Moran from Concierge Diamonds has taken the diamond stud and elevated it with a unique halo design. This makes them appear larger and brighter. Yes, we’re perfectly capable of buying our own diamonds, we’re adult women after all. But there’s something special about getting diamonds as a gift.

[If I can be candid, this is really just a hint to my husband.]

Prices upon request 

Diamond Stud Earrings

 

Stefanie’s Holiday Gift Guide

I wanted to share with you some of my favorite gift ideas for the holidays. If you follow us on Instagram and noticed that someone in your life shares my style any of the following would make a great gift for her:

Gucci Horsebit Leather Loafer

Gucci Horsebit Loafer Xmas Gift
I love these two in one loafers with a soft back that can be worn up like a loafer or down like a mule. Gucci is the perfect big gift because of the designer price tag. Since these shoes are a classic they’ll last forever.

Buy it: Brixton Leather Loafer $630 

ClareV Fabienne Crossbody Purse

Crossbody Plum Purse Holiday Gift Guide
The Fabienne Crossbody purse from ClareV is the perfect size, not too small and not too big. Plum is on trend for the Holiday season and it’s moderately priced and still beautifully made.

Buy it: Fabienne Crossbody $295

Bialetti Stovetop Espresso Maker 

Stovetop Espresso Maker Holiday Gift Guide
I love all things coffee and Bialetti is a wonderful addition to any collection of coffee appliances. Everyone needs a classic Italian stovetop Espresso maker. Stovetop makers hearken back to the espresso your European grandmother used to make.

Buy it: Bialetti Moka Express $22.49

 

Bose SoundLink® Bluetooth® speaker III

Bose SoundLink® Bluetooth® speaker III Holiday Gift Guide
This is the newest iteration of the Bluetooth speaker from Bose. Let’s face it, we all want to listen to our own playlists where we want and when we want. This is simple to pair with any smartphone or device and it would be the perfect gift for someone just like me.

Buy it: Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker $270

Graphic Images Embossed Leather Journal

Graphic Leather Journal Holiday Gift Guide
Graphic Image notebooks and journal are some of the highest quality notebooks I’ve encountered. Since Graphic Images’ are refillable they are a lifetime luxury product. I have many of these journals. I use one as a journal, another to take notes for work, and a small one that I keep in my purse for note taking during my day while I am out and about.

Buy it: Graphic Image notebook $139

Moleskine Twelve Month Planner

Moleskine 12 month planner Holiday Gift Guide
Jessica turned me onto these notebooks, one for each month of the year. They are small, they can be thrown in your purse or in the cubby of your car. They are great for taking notes that pertain to that month or for the next month, and when you are done, you can toss them out. They can be used in a variety of ways, as a gratitude journal, a planner, or a notepad.

Buy it: Moleskine Twelve Month Planner $40