Well, it’s been a hot minute since he’s made an appearance around here, so it’s time to bring back my cutie-pie hubby to help us ladies with our Father’s Day gift ideas. I mean, try as I might, I’m much better at buying for my girlfriends, mom, or female relatives!
My hubby is definitely a guy’s guy and he likes all the things I know nothing about- like tools, cars, and sports. And if you ask him what he wants for any holiday, he’s sure to say he doesn’t want/need anything, so shopping for him isn’t easy!
When WalMart asked to collaborate on a Father’s Day gift guide, I thought, sure- if my hubby can do the recommending! It will definitely help me out for Father’s Day and hopefully, you too!
Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Well Father’s Day is upon us yet again and so is my annual post on the topic of “Gifts for Dad.” This year my challenge was to find items at WalMart to aid and assist you in this year’s search. Frankly, after the trauma I suffered at the hands of last year’s aimless wandering through the untamed wilderness that was Nordstrom trip, this was no challenge at all. WalMart really is a treasure trove of great gifts for dad, and with the beefed up online selection, you should have no problem finding something that will make dad happy this year.
Let’s start with the Harry’s Razor. I actually went to Wal-Mart and purchased this razor to try out. To be fair, buying a new razor can be a dicey proposition with some guys. When it comes to putting blades on your face and throat you really don’t want to get too experimental, it truly is a situation of, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”
I have used the Gillette Mach 5/Fusion since it came out and dirt was young. When I made the switch at that point in life, I was still using the fixed single blade disposable razors I had been using since the first hairs appeared on my face, and we were still sleeping in caves.
Honestly, I have had no reason to switch from the Mach 5/Fusion, I have never cut myself and overall I have always thought it did a pretty serviceable job. So when Megan asked if I would be interested in trying it out, while I wasn’t really jumping at the bit to switch, I decided I would for the good of you, the readers.
To my surprise though, this razor and blade have exceeded the Gillette in every single category. Price: the razor itself is the same price as the Gillette but the blades are 50% of the cost and in my opinion do a better job. Shave: the blades have more surface area and move around your face better than the Gillette. Trimmer: 1000% better than the Gillette for trimming sideburns, under the nose and right around your lips.
Bottom line: if your dad is an old school shave guy and doesn’t use an electric, I think this razor will likely be a significant upgrade from what he currently has.
I love Leupold products so I’m a little biased about their quality and have never had any problems with any of the Leupold optics that I have owned. Binoculars are always a cool gift and usually we (men that is) always remember getting our first binoculars as a kid, I got James his own little pair of Tasco binoculars a couple of years ago and he loved them.
This Leupold pair are small enough that you can carry them in your pocket to sporting events or are perfect to keep in your car for those moments when you are on vacations in a national park and trying to see wildlife or other things from far away. They’re also good for spying on your neighbors or random people watching from afar if you are a weirdo and into that sort of thing. Wal-Mart has such a wide variety of binoculars that you can definitely find the pair that fits within your budget.
I know this is a pretty pricey item but it is well worth the investment. I bought one right before our Spring Break trip to Colorado and I absolutely love it! It has gone on every trip with us since being purchased and recorded every single one of James’ baseball games this year. I cannot say enough good things about this camera and the accessories that I have purchased for it. The picture quality for both still pictures and video is incredible and it has automatic stabilization so your videos don’t look like you have some uncontrolled nervous twitch.
One pro tip, get a large (1TB or larger) cloud based data storage account to store all the pictures and video, they take up a lot of space.
Let’s be clear: I like knives and I’m pretty sure your dad does too. They may not be for everyone, but I’m willing to bet the overwhelming majority of dads would be thrilled beyond belief to get a new knife for father’s day. Just like with the binoculars, WalMart’s selection of knives is deep and full of different price points for you.
Honestly, I probably could have done a post solely on the different types of knives available (note: I originally wanted to feature the fixed blade throwing knives by SOG but Megan thought it was a little outlandish and over the top). #aggressive! -M;) I don’t think you can go wrong getting dear old dad a new knife this Father’s Day.
This is an outstanding read. Yes, men are just like women and we are always looking to find ways to improve our lives. One of the co-authors, Jocko Willink, is a former Navy Seal and preaches accountability to yourself and don’t blame others for your problems. I have always been a big believer in not making excuses and living by that motto, but every now and then you need to find new ways to motivate yourself as you just seem to plateau or find yourself wanting to make excuses.
What made me buy this book was an online interview I watched with Jocko where he said if you really want to make meaningful change in your life, wake up a 4:00 am everyday and get sh*t done. (OMG, have we met?! -M) I have been doing that for the better part of the last 6 months and going to the gym. It really does make a difference with how you tackle the day and by the time you get to noon, you have already put in an 8 hour day of getting sh*t done.
If your dad is a reader and always looking for that edge, this is a great read to add to his library.
This is a simple, fairly inexpensive, yet highly useful gift for dad. You might say, “but it’s a tool bag, this is incredibly boring.” I’m going to give you a tip: what you say is boring is likely a whirlwind of excitement for dad. I can assure that if I opened this on Father’s Day I would immediately take it out in the garage and start packing it with essential tools for my next fix-it adventure, even if there was no fix-it adventure looming on the horizon. Being able to keep your essential tools organized in one place, whether it’s for your emergency bag in your car or just to keep under the sink as your quick go-to for in house jobs, is the opposite of boring.
This is a must have tool for dad. I love mine and bring it in the car anytime I leave the house. It has enough power to jump your car if you get stranded and there is no one else around to give you a jump. But it also has an air compressor to fill up your tires, sports balls, or beach inflatables. And it has both a USB port and AC outlet to provide power to your small electronic items.
You might be laughing and think why on God’s green earth would I ever buy this thing. But I’m here to tell you that it really comes in handy for so many things that the price truly seems small in comparison.
Umm, so I might be a child of the ’80s and this is arguably one of the greatest shirts of all-time, whatever. Your dad might not want some sugar poured on him but that’s ok, fortunately WalMart has a huge selection of other t-shirts that I know he will definitely want. For instance, the Masters of the Universe t-shirt was also in my top 5 must have shirts from the online portal, don’t judge me.
So there you have it, the annual Father’s Day gift giving guide. As always, I look forward to hearing your feedback and commentary and hope that you find this post at least somewhat useful.
Babe, you did so good!! And I think you underestimate our understanding of a good bag! If you liked Jimmy’s post, please let him know in the comments! I know he’ll be checking all day and reading every one!