Wednesday, June 5, 2013

2 Father's Day Gift Ideas & $200 Cash Giveaway!

When it comes to celebrating the special dads in your life, where does one begin? Finding the perfect gift for Father's Day creeps up on me every single year and every year I struggle to find the one perfect gift for both my dad and my husband that truly shows just how much I appreciate them. 

It's no secret that shopping for men is a difficult endeavor. If you're anything like me, there are three specific categories from which you typically choose gifts for the special men in your life. These categories are: 

1. Power Tools: Because nothing says "thank you for being such an incredible father to our children" like a belt sander. 

2. Grilling Accessories: Because a brand new spatula, tongs and apron really does scream, "thank you for all of the blood, sweat and tears you poured into raising me over the last twenty-something years."

3. Clothes: Because if the dads in your life are anything like the dads in mine, they rarely buy anything for themselves, clothing included. I can't remember the last time my husband purchased an item of clothing for himself. Actually, scratch that. I can remember and it was back in 2009. 

That's why it seemed only fitting that part of my husband's Father's Day gift come from Castaway Clothing. Nantucket-based and family-owned, Castaway Clothing is known for their traditional American coastal clothing style. 

With one look at their catalog, I was immediately smitten with their wide array of t-shirts, embroidered shorts, gingham button down shirts and polos. Having just purchased a boat with his brothers, I knew my husband would be in dire need of some new beach and dock-appropriate wear. Not to mention that the last pair of new shorts he was given were purchased by me before the birth of our first son, three years ago. 

To celebrate him this Father's Day, Castaway Clothing sent a fantastic little package our way that included matching father-son embroidered flag shorts (yes, you read that correctly and yes, it IS the cutest thing you've ever seen in the whole entire world) as well as a matching polo for my husband. 

And here I thought matching sibling sets were cute. Matching father-son shorts about did me in. For my husband who loves his family and the beach and having his family at the beach more than life itself, these pieces from Castaway Clothing couldn't have been more perfect. Not to mention that they'll be the perfect shorts to wear while sailing out on our pontoon boat for the 4th of July!

If you're looking for the perfect Father's Day gift idea, be sure to check out Castaway Clothing. Not only are they a wonderful company who keeps family, friends and fun at the pinnacle of their business model, but it's guaranteed you'll find something for every dad in your life. 

Be sure to check them out online, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. I know it's Father's Day and all but I can't help but bookmark a few of their kid's and women's pieces as well! It's a good thing we have a couple of summer birthdays coming up...

Looking for another great gift idea for dads? How about a custom coupon book from Datevitation! This isn't the first time you're hearing about this fun company here on the blog and I have a feeling it won't be the last! 

Datevitation is the web's first custom love coupon platform with over 350 unique activity options for lovers, parents and kids. If you remember, I surprised my husband with a sweet little coupon book for Christmas last year and we've had a blast setting aside some time each month to use up our coupons! 

One great gift idea for Father's Day would be to create a custom coupon book for dad from the kids! It could include fun activities such as hiking, camping, game night or even letting dad have control of the remote one evening after dinner. With Datevitation, the possibilities are endless! The cut off for Father's Day orders is June 7th so hurry up and place your order! Books normally start at $20 but with code "CARROTS10" you'll receive $10 off your order! 

What's even more fun is that Datevitation is currently hosting a giveaway for $200 cash to either or Paypal, winner's choice! To enter, simply follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below! Good luck to those who enter! This giveaway will be live until the end of this month.

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Disclosure: I did not receive any financial compensation for the production of this post. I did receive product from Castaway Clothing in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions, as expressed above. 

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  1. I love the recreate the first date card!

  2. I love the Castaway Clothing! My husband loves Cape Cod and this style looks right up his alley. And to have him match my Sawyer....{swoon}.

    However, it is out of our price range. Any discounts or giveaways with them?

  3. omg the adult only ones are HILARIOUS! love it. i think the beer pong one might be my favorite lol

  4. Just ordered a date book for my hubby for father's day. Thanks for the great gift idea!

  5. Okay, I can NOT get over how cute Carter & your hubs are together in their matching outfits. Too precious!

  6. Great giveaway!! I love the "dance lessons" invitation.

  7. I love the sushi date card. So perfect!

  8. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Newest follower here :)


  9. These are really unique, looks amazing

    important gift


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