Father’s Day Gift Guide & Giveaway for Extraordinary Dads

June 6, 2016 | By Brent Almond | DAD STUFF

Every chance I get, I try to quash negative stereotypes associated with dads. Whether it’s helping to redefine our roles, advocating for same-sex fathers, or giving “dad bod” fashion tips, Designer Daddy is always on the job to remind the world that dads are anything but ordinary.

That applies to gift-giving, too. With Father’s Day on the horizon, I’ve put together a list of out-of-the-ordinary gifts for your extraordinary dad, dads, husband, or granddad. And Daddio, if you’re like me and (supposedly) hard to shop for, feel free to treat yourself!

Also, be sure to enter to win THIS ENTIRE GIFT LIST (valued at $600)! Fill out the contest widget at the end, then on June 14th I’ll announce the winner of…

Designer Daddy’s Father’s Day Gift Guide & Giveaway for Extraordinary Dads!

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Father's Day Gift Guide & GIveaway - Sword & Plough Rucksack

FOR THE STYLISHLY MANLY DAD: This sturdy, all-purpose rucksack is the rare combination of manly AND stylish, and has two exterior pockets and an interior laptop sleeve. From Main St. Shop, who sell only high-quality, American-made products. Check out their site for lots more gifts for dad or mom, as well as kids and pets. BONUS: Upcycled from military surplus materials. Available from Main St. Shop. $250

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Father's Day Gift Guide & GIveaway - CROSS Marvel Pen

FOR THE PEN-IS-MIGHTIER-THAN-THE-SWORD DAD: The Tech2 Marvel Collection from Cross will give Dad’s desk some punch with a super-powered dual ballpoint pen/stylus. Each pen features a lacquered, metallic finish, superb design details, and a lifetime mechanical guarantee — all housed in a Marvel-themed gift box. Team members include Spider-Man, Captain America, and Iron Man. Available from Cross. $45 each

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Father's Day Gift Guide & GIveaway - Evo Endurance charging case

FOR THE PLUGGED-IN, ON-THE-GO DAD: The Evo Endurance phone case/battery/charger is perfect for the dad who’s out and about, and in need of an extra charge. FlexShock™ material provides impact protection when dropped from up to 6 1/2 feet — which comes in very handy if your kids ever borrow your phone. And they will. Available from Tech21. $109.95

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Father's Day Gift Guide & GIveaway - Band of Thieves socks

FOR THE BEST-FOOT-FORWARD DAD (& HIS KIDS, TOO): Pair of Thieves has bold, creative designs to add some kick to any father’s feet. BONUS: Many styles are also available as sets for father & child. How adorable is that?! BONUS BONUS: Pair of Thieves was founded by TV & film producer, Cash Warren. So it’s kind of like your feet will be BFF’s with a celebrity. Available from Pair of Thieves. Man socks, $10; Dad + Kid sets, $16

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Father's Day Gift Guide & GIveaway - 1up box

FOR THE GEEK/GAMER DAD: 1Up Box is the go-to subscription service for the geeky gamer dad in your life. June’s theme is SURVIVAL, and will include a Funko Pop! vinyl figure, gaming gear, an exclusive t-shirt, and more! Check out my unboxing video below from April’s “miniatures”-themed box to see some of the cool merch you can get.

Available from 1Up Box. Varying subscription plans, starting at $11.92 per month.

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Father's Day Gift Guide & GIveaway - PopLyfe t-shirt

FOR THE LAID BACK/FASHION-FORWARD DAD: To most dads, nothing beats a comfy t-shirt. So since dear old dad is going to be in full-on casual mode more often than not, why not help him do it in style? PopLyfe has something stylish for nearly every father: new dads, stay-at-home dads, step dads; dads into grilling, hip-hop, or just celebrating all things Pop! Available from The PopLyfe Shop. Starting at $22

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Father's Day Gift Guide & GIveaway - graffiti cocktail shaker

FOR THE STREET SMART MIXOLOGIST DAD: James Bond meets Banksy in this cleverly disguised cocktail shaker. After dad masters the art of cocktail-making (a dozen recipes are on the back of the shaker), he’ll want to check out DadGifts.com for a whole slew of unique gifts from grooming to travel to parenting and more! Available from Dad Gifts. $24.95

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FOR THE BOOKISH-ISH DAD: Dad’s Book of Awesome Recipes follows author Mike Adamick’s other Dad’s books (of Awesome Projects and Awesome Science Experiments), and features dozens of fun and delicious dishes for dad to make for — or with — the whole family. Available from Amazon. $14 paperback; $9.99 Kindle

Calm the F-ck Down from father-of-twins David Vienna is an essential collection of irreverent, yet practical advice for stressed-out Dad. Topics range from pooping to sleeping (or not) to sometimes not liking your kids. Available from Amazon. $12.44 paperback

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And now for the winning of all the things part…

EXTRAORDINARY DAD GIVEAWAY PRIZE PACKAGE:

  Sword & Plough Signature Rucksack
  Cross Tech2 Marvel Collection Pen/Stylus (winner’s choice of 1)
  Evo Endurance Charging Case
  Pair of Thieves socks (5 men’s, 2 dad+kid sets)
  1Up Box June subscription box
  PopLyfe fashion tee (winner’s choice of 1)
  Graffiti Cocktail Shaker
  Dad’s Awesome Book of Recipes by Mike Adamick
  Calm the F*ck Down by David Vienna

Contest ends at 11:59pm EST, Tuesday, June 14. Enter the contest widget below — multiple ways to enter!
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Thanks for entering! And remember, even if you don’t win, you should definitely check out all the awesome products. I’ve tested, tasted, read or worn them all, and they all get the Designer Daddy Seal of Approval.* Happy Father’s Day!

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*Not really a thing, but as I’m (supposedly) difficult to shop for, you know I’m not going to try to push just any old thing on you. I only recommend products or services I have personally used and believe my readers would enjoy. All opinions are mine.

An epic, extraordinary THANK YOU to all the brands/stores/sites for providing all these wonderful goodies for me to try, and for a lucky reader to win.

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13 responses to “Father’s Day Gift Guide & Giveaway for Extraordinary Dads”

  1. Ryan says:

    I’d love to win so I can give my husband the shirt! He loves clever t shirts!

  2. […] Brent Almond, aka Designer Daddy‘s guide is filled with style, and I wouldn’t have expected anything else.  The 1Up Box subscription service seems like it will fullfull any geeky/gamer dad’s wishes, and there is a perfect T-Shirt for any dad regardless of interests from The PopLyfe Shop.  If you like the 9 items on the guide, be sure to enter the contest to win ALL of them! While you’re on Brent’s site, check out the store for his super lunch notes, meant to be packed with your child’s lunch each day. […]

  3. German Lopez says:

    Since im entering this giveaway for myself im most excited for that rucksack. Very awesome and would come in very handy for our family summer road trips this year. Also the 1up box would be cool so i could share it with my kiddo.

  4. Ashley Davis says:

    This is a fantastic list and amazing giveaway!!

  5. heather says:

    I am most excited to win the charging case for dad thanks for the chance.

  6. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    My Husband Would Like The 1Up Box Subscription Box.

  7. Tabathia B says:

    I think he would be most excited about the Evo Endurance Charging Case

  8. Ashley Davis says:

    My husband would be most excited about the rucksack – I failed to mention this in my previous post. Oops.

  9. Lauren says:

    My husband would like the Cross pen.

  10. Darris Mishler II says:

    The rucksack is awesome!

  11. Kelly M. says:

    My husband would love the Evo Endurance Charging Case

  12. Sarah Mayer says:

    My dad would love the 1UP box the best.

  13. Tracie Cooper says:

    My hubby would love the socks!

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