- I'd like to sleep in.
- I'd like to spend the day with my family.
- A back rub would be nice.
Chewbacca Hoodie!! ($50.04 - $99.99 Amazon)
(Recommended for my brother-in-law, Jim)
This Awesome Hammock ($239.99 Hayneedle.com)
(Recommended by John Willey of Daddy's in Charge?)
The Parents' Phrase Book ($11.71 Amazon)
(Recommended by Brent Almond of Designer Daddy)
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series Collectors Blu-ray Edition ($399.99 Amazon)
(Recommended by Lorne Jaffe of Raising Sienna)
Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments ($12.01 Amazon)
(Recommended by Eric Jefferson of Dad On the Run)
"Mike Adamic's Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments is a fantastic resource for any at home parent looking for things to do on those rainy days, or even when the sun is shining - rain or shine, who could beat building your own rocket or creating rock candy in your own kitchen?" - Eric
Bluff Works Pants ($93.00 BluffWorks.com)
(Recommended by me!)
|This picture is so damn cheesy. I love it.|
Leaf Scoops ($19.99 Amazon)
"ARRGGGHH HULK PICK UP LEAVES! HULK SMASH... LEAVES INTO GARBAGE CAN TO MAKE ROOM FOR MORE LEAVES!"
The Piggy Back Rider ($84.99 Amazon)
(Recommended by Nick Dawson of Dad Labs)
"The PiggybackRider is a great Father's Day gift because it takes a typical Dad thing (carrying your kid on your back/shoulders) and makes it more comfortable for Dad, and more FUN for both! We've used ours often and every time has been a blast. Dads with kids 3 to 7 years old will dig it!" - Nick
I have to admit, I am intrigued by this contraption. I would have liked to have had it for our recent trip to Disney Land. The walk back to the hotel with Duchess on my shoulders nearly killed me.
Star Wars Chess Set ($72.99 Amazon)
(Recommended by James Estrada of Nerdy At Home Dad)
"They aren't his parents."
Pajama Suit ($99.95 - $115.39 Amazon)
(Recommended by Aaron Gouveia of The Daddy Files)
"Because it's always important to be the classiest parent at the bus stop every morning." - Aaron
OK. If I am being honest, Aaron didn't really recommend these. Awhile ago Aaron lit the internet on fire by admitting that he likes to wear pajama pants to the bus stop. Some folks rallied to his defense. Others regarded his commitment to sleepwear as a sign of the apocalypse. I think if someone would just buy these for him, we could all get along and going back to worrying about important things like why that rapper's sister-in-law hit him in an elevator... or Global Warming.
Anyway, the Pajama Suit is legend...How I Met Your Mother reference...dary.
Zombie Apocalypse Yard Gnomes ($15.99 - $29.99 Think Geek)
(Recommended by me, again.)
OK. The Tommy Gun is a bit much. The Scarface quote on the base is a bit... mucher. Do I wish the gnome had enough sense not to scream outdated movie quotes, use automatic weapons, and alert every other zombie gnome in the area to his EXACT location? Yes. Yes I do. Sorry, if they had a gnome using modified melee weapons I would have picked that one. Just buy them. They are still cool.
Cooper & Kid Play Sets (Prices Vary)
(Recommended by Jeff Bogle of Out With the Kids)
- A shipping box that turns into a toy!
- An activity book that guides you through the theme and the contents of the box
- A bedtime story
- A separate website of related digital resources
- Links to even MORE theme-related activities that are ‘Beyond the Box’
- Parenting and topical links to resources that are ‘Just for Dad’
- A themed dinner menu with recipes (guys are doing a ton of cooking for the family these days)
So there's the list! I think they are all pretty cool. I hope you enjoyed it. If I missed anything, which I am sure I did, feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments. In the meantime, don't forget to follow Ask Your Dad Blog on Facebook and Twitter and be sure to check out the blogs of all the dudes who helped me put this list together!
- John (Dad)