Great Gifts for Dad, Not Just Another Tie!

Great Gifts for Dad, Not Just Another Tie!

Father’s Day is almost here.  While no one is able to say what exactly can make a great Dad, it certainly is both a great responsibility and a great gift.  Your Dad may have passed on a strong work ethic, a great sense of humor, the dimples on your face, or your love of music.  Whatever type of Dad you have, be sure to let them know how important they are to you this Father’s Day.  And, we are pretty sure he does not need another tie!

We contacted Tony Chen, the creator of , a site dedicated to being a resource for dads.  Tony shared his thoughts on Father’s Day.  When asked what the best gift he ever received was, he said it was a big bear hug from his children! He also appreciated a smartphone from his wife Smile  Tony also suggests a product from CAUSEGEAR , a company  “Powered by fair trade, micro-investment and one-to-one relationships, consumers become world-changers, and the poorest of the poor become self-sustaining.”  We agree that most fathers would love the idea of receiving a gift that helps others, including fathers trying to support their own families.

Here is our favorite product from the line:

Movement121 Backpack, $49.50
The first CAUSEGEAR backpack was designed by M121 in Chicago, Illinois and crafted in India for use on campuses, at the workplace, and everywhere in between.


We also tapped the expertise of Dan Tower, the men’s gift editor at     Dan enjoys helping people feel as good giving gifts as they do getting them. The birth of his first daughter is a gift that can never be topped.   Dan’s favorite picks:

Superman Dad Adult T Shirt., $19.95
Show your father he is your superhero!

LL Bean Auto Aid In Bottle, $29.95
Safety essentials to give Dad peace of mind.

Keepsake sandprint kit , $48
Perfect for the new dad.  Capture those adorable baby feet (or hands) in a very unique way.


Make sure you let Dad know how special he is!  He’ll sure be surprised when he sees the thought you’ve given to his gift this year — and, of course, it won’t be another tie!


Check out our complete Father’s Day Gift Guide


photo credit: Inspired2012

Meghan Langseder

Meghan Langseder

Meghan L has been elfing it since she joined the team in 2009. She enjoys coordinating exchanges, talking to organizers, and all things Christmas. Join her for an eggnog latte anytime at
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