Father’s Day Roundup and Contest

Fathers Day



Father’s Day is around the corner, and I’ve come across some great (and unusual) gift ideas for Dad – plus…add a comment to this post with any Father’s Day gift or celebration ideas, and win prizes.

  • My favorite…”Disconnect to Reconnect” is a 24-hour challenge asking dads to “unplug” this Father’s Day (phones, Facebook, Twitter, email, TV) and spend quality time with family.  This challenge is inspired by Phil Cooke’s new book, Jolt!  Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing, which explains 25 “jolts” to help us set the reset button on our priorities and boundaries.  (MomTini NoteI’ve committed to “unplug” on Father’s Day…will you?) We’re giving away copies of this new book – just add a comment to this post!
  • FREE E*Trade E-card – I checked this out – it’s really cute, and you can record a free E-card message using a “baby” as the messenger.  Very cute – check it out(Interesting statistic:  apparently, there are 500 million e-cards sent each year vs. 20 million paper cards…)
  • The Man Test:  Hundreds of Questions to Test Everything a Real Man Should Know (by Robert Dodenhoff) – The author, inspired by his sons to write this book, has questions on everything from texting etiquette to outdoor survival.  Here are some sample questions:
  1. What is the best day to negotiate a car purchase at a dealership?
  2. What should you do if a bear is about to attack you?
  3. What are the 3 things women lie most about online?

(Note – we’re also giving away a copy of this book – adorable!).

  • Fun and safe gift idea…move over geek-inspired safety goggles…3M has introduced safety glasses with style:  3M™ Fuel™ X2P Safety Eyewear & 3M™ Forceflex™ Safety Eyewear – Keep Dad looking sharp while giving his eyes the vital protection he needs from unforeseen projectiles while performing tasks around the home—like mowing the lawn and power tool work.

Fathers Day




  • An “app”-etizing way to get the tech-savvy Dad stay organized.  This could make the old-fashioned “honey do lists” a thing of the past (darn!) – A new program for Dad, Bento, helps him stay organized and also has additional free templates like “Beer Hunter” to find the best beers.

Summary of Prizes We’re Giving Away – Winners Chosen at Random on Friday June 24th – Enter a Comment at the end of this post (must be an idea for a gift or celebration for Father’s Day):

5 Comments to Father’s Day Roundup and Contest

  1. by Melanie

    On June 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    If your kids are older, and aren’t in the same town as their dad on Father’s Day the winning gift is just a phone call or text or email or Facebook post away. While I love the “unplugged” idea for dads who may be spending the day with family, the cell phone and computer are indispensible in keeping in touch with out of town family members. Everybody enjoy ! As for unplugged, whenever I’ve got my whole family with me, which is sadly not enough, I always unplug!

  2. by Amy Smith

    On June 9, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Great comment — good to be aware of the “plug,” regardless of how many times we’re able to “unplug!”

  3. by Bethany

    On June 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    For this upcoming Father’s Day Weekend, Adams Media will be celebrating by offering TWO FREE eBooks from TODAY, Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19 for Amazon Kindle, B&N NOOK, Sony eReader, or from the Google and Apple iTunes eBookstores: http://bit.ly/j52JKo.

    You’re Gonna Be A Dad! by John Pfeiffer is THE go-to guide for fathers-to-be. Trust in this book. It speaks the truth while not sounding like every other ‘what to expect when you’re expecting’ book because it’s written from first hand experience by a normal guy!

    To view and download the full, FREE copy of Dude, You’re Gonna Be A Dad!, please visit:

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    ManVentions by Bobby Mercer commemorates the astounding inventions of things like cold-activated beer bottles, video games, and the ride on lawnmower! Any guy will feel immense pride learning about all the vital inventions their fellow brethren have come up with.

    To view and download the full, FREE copy of ManVentions, please visit:

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  4. by gifts for boyfriends

    On January 6, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    There are some great suggestions there and well thought out!


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