For my husband, a great gift is a day when we have nothing on the calendar because those days are few and far between thanks to two kids who love playing sports, I like to give him gifts that help make his frequent travels for work easier or products that help him enjoy the time he loves to spend outside a bit more. This year I’ve rounded up a dozen fabulous products at all price ranges for the special men in your lives.
Surface Pro 3 (starting at $999) or Surface 3 (starting at $499)— Thoughtfully designed, power plus portability, the ability to access documents across devices and platforms, snapping apps to multitask, a personalized experience, and fabulous accessories are just 6 reasons to love the Surface Pro 3 or Surface 3. I’ve lightened my load substantially during travel just taking my Surface Pro 3 with me and it’s been a dream.
Carry on Cocktail Kit ($24)— Sometimes when you just happen to make your flight after a long day of meetings, a drink is in order but not just any in-flight beverage will do. W&P Design’s Carry on Cocktail Kit tucks right in your laptop bag to provide liquid relaxation in the form of an Old Fashioned or Gin & Tonic at 30,000 feet.
Kingston 5 in 1 Mobile Companion ($29.99)— Frequent fliers know that having extra power on the go when traveling for work and backing up photos during vacations can be challenging. I’ve been traveling with the Kingston 5 in 1 Mobile Companion that’s been a great companion because of its multitasking capabilities for road warriors like me. It extends my storage space to up to 2 TB, has a built in 4640 mAh smartphone charger, its versatile media reader can read SD cards and flash drives, and can serve as a wifi hotspot from a wired ethernet connection so colleagues or members of your family can be online simultaneously.
AT&T Velocity ($0.99 with a 2 year contract, $149.99 without contract)— Never worry about being able to connect on wifi again with the AT&T Velocity that provides a secure connection for up to 10 wif enable devices, 10 hours of battery life, a touch screen for easy operation, global connectivity, and microSD card file sharing. Pricing does not include monthly data plan.
Dyson V6 Mattress ($249)— Because there’s nothing better than your own bed after traveling, maintaining your mattress to keep it free from allergens can provide you with the best night’s sleep when you’re at home. Dyson’s V6 Mattress is removes dust and allergens from your mattress, couch, or car upholstery thanks to the ergonomic handheld’s powerful digital motor whose technology works to capture fine dust while increasing airflow. The HEPA system also traps allergens and bacteria are trapped inside ensuring that air that comes out is cleaner than the air we breathe. As a family of allergy sufferers, the Dyson V6 Mattress is a welcome addition to our Dyson arsenal that helps keep our home clean while minimizing allergens in our environment.
Jord Wood Watch (starting at $129)— While we tend to rely on our phones to act as timepieces, there’s nothing better than a head turning watch as a fashion statement that can also make sure that you make it to the airport in time for your flight. Made of beautiful woods like cherry, koa, ebony, rosewood, maple, and zebrawood, Jord has expanded their collection of watches to include stunning time pieces where you can see the inner workings of the watch through the crystal face as well their original series of classic designs. Since all wood is unique, each Jord timepiece is one of a kind to make a gift that’s just as special as Dad himself. Want to win a Jord watch? Enter their Father’s Day giveaway!
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Mighty Mug ($24.99)— If desktop spills have claimed the life of a laptop at home or work, the tip proof Mighty Mug makes for a great gift. We’ve tried to knock my Mighty Mug over ever since it arrived and it always stays upright when bumped. The kids are amazed by gripping powers that keep it stuck to a flat surface when knocked into but directly lifting up is the way to unstick it and take a sip. While the upright powers of Mighty Mug may be its claim to fame, I love that my Mighty Mug Go fits into my car cup holder and keeps my drinks colder longer than any other insulated mug that I have. The double walled vacuum-insulated stainless steel mug is designed to keep beverages cold for 12 hours or hot for 6 hours but honestly, I usually finish my drinks well before then! Other styles are available starting at $19.99. Subscribe to their email list and get a code good for 20% off your purchase.
Dyson AM09 Fan Heater ($449.99 but $349 on Amazon)— All season comfort comes in a most stylish package thanks to the Dyson AM09. This tabletop sized fan draws in 7 gallons of air per second and has the ability to cool or heat an entire room with bladeless technology that ensures that small fingers will always be safe. Designed to tilt on its own base up to 10” in both directions, the AM09 provides smooth airflow whether using personal mode (long range powerful airflow) or diffused mode (wide projection to mix air in a room). I love that the AM09 has a small enough footprint to sit on my desk year-round and as temperatures rise this summer, it provides extra cool to my space without cranking up the air conditioning in my home, making for an affordable and efficient way to ensure the temperature in my space is always comfortable. Other features include a magnetic remote control that allows it to stick right to the top of the AM09 so it never gets lost and a sleep timer to program the heater that I’ll be trying more this winter!
Sport-Brella Umbrella Chair ($49.99)— Whether you’re on the sidelines, camping, at the beach, or just enjoying the great outdoors, a folding chair with an umbrella like the Sport-Brella Umbrella Chair provides a bit of shade for some welcome relief this summer. When we first got our umbrella chairs the umbrella canopy seemed a bit indulgent but having some built in shade on the soccer and baseball fields thanks to the 360 degree swivel during hot days earlier this spring made our chairs highly coveted by other parents. While the cup holder, beer bottle opener, and zippered compartment are nice, the fact that this highly portable folding chair has an umbrella to provide some shade is really it’s best feature!
iGrill Mini ($39.99)— The iGrill Mini Bluetooth connected grilling thermometer untethers you from your grill. Stick the meat probe inside what you’re grilling, select the temperature from dozens of presets or one you set yourself through iDevices Connected App and walk away. With a range of 150 feet, you can keep an eye on your meat through the app and also get an alert when what you’re grilling has reached your desired temperature.
Evrgrn Campfire Rocker ($99)— While shopping at REI a couple weeks ago, the kids and I spotted the Evrgrn Campfire Rocker and knew that this just had to be this year’s Father’s Day gift for my outdoor loving husband who loves to go camping and enjoy time outdoors just relaxing. This beautifully designed rocker is compact, lightweight (5 lbs, 9 oz), and is quite comfortable thanks to a full height seat back that supports rocking on two wide set and stable wooden rockers. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns and is easily packed away in a slim carry bag, making it great to always keep in the car for your next outdoor adventure.
Stanley Adventure Steel Shots and Flask Gift Set ($34.99)— Since spotting this set at REI, it’s popped up on a friend’s Facebook page and declared genius by those who have left comments. Great for those who love camping or just like to spend time outside with a drink in hand, the Stanley Adventure Steel Shots and Flask Gift set is a gift with a timeless look that is the ultimate in relaxation.
Some product samples were received for consideration, others were personally purchased. No compensation was received for the inclusion of any of the above products and all opinions are my own. Amazon Affiliate links included in this post.