This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com.
What makes a great gift?
It starts with knowing what they want and then looking for a fun way to gift it. In our house, we go for practical things… things that will get a lot of use. That’s why I liked the latest Babbleboxx. It was filled with everything you’d want for a gift this year…
Today, I’m sharing the perfect gifts for Dad (which happens to be what was inside BabbleBoxx, because they really hit the nail on the head with this box!)
This is the year of shoes for our family! Our older sons have both asked for a new pair of comfortable men’s shoes, and they have been very specific. I understand because once you find a shoe that you like… you don’t want to walk in anything else.
I ordered the Samuel Hubbard Re-boot. It really has a sock-like fit. It’s their sleeker take on the classic desert, but it has a padded tongue & Hubbard Comfort System insole, which includes the custom Vibram® soles to put a spring in your stride and provide all-day support. Plus, thanks to the style & function, it easily transitions from the workplace to home to a weekend away with the family.
I would also add the Solemates Blister Blocker SPORT. It’s an all-natural balm, that you can use on your feet, hands, shoulders, etc… – anywhere where friction might occur from clothing or anything else. It protects your skin from friction born blisters. It’s also fragrance-free, so you can use it anywhere.
Don’t forget to include Deodorizer from Solemates when you gift the shoes. This is a great stocking stuffer. It dries quickly, removes odors from shoes and leaves a baby powder scent behind (without using harsh chemicals). Right now you can get 20% off their entire website: https://thesolemates.com/. Just use the code: Babble20. Hurry this offer expires on 12/21/19!
A practical, helpful book
The million-copy bestselling author wrote a new book called HOW THINGS WORK: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines. I highly recommend it. Theodore Gray shares stories, experiments & photos that display the inner workings of real-time machines. Gray’s witty, engaging text mixed with Nick Mann’s photographs are perfect for science fans and makers of all ages.
While I am excited to read this book, we also ordered this book for our eleven-year-old, because he is very interested in the way that machines work. He will be more excited than I was to read it, and I’m sure he will highlight his copy with many notes to refer back to in the future.
A new watch
A new men’s watch from a company that you trust is always a good idea for a gift. Look for one that has an alarm, a countdown timer, a stopwatch LED light, word time, etc… I also highly suggest that the watch be waterproof.
I personally like the G-SHOCK GA700AR-1A. This watch is part of G-SHOCK’s new Adrenalin Red Series, featuring the GA700 analog-digital case shape with a black band and metallic red dial. It has all of the features that I mentioned above, not to mention that it looks nice thanks to the durable resin band in black with the bold, metallic red dial. Style + Function.
Personalized Wine Gifts
If you know someone who likes to have a glass of red wine at night (it’s said to be healthy to have a glass a day), then this gift is a perfect choice. It’s an Engraved Bamboo Wine Tool Set & Personalized Wine Bottle from GiftTree.
It comes with a bottle of Lush California red blend with aromas of black cherry and vanilla. It comes with complimentary personalized, so you can choose your message and theme.
This set also comes with an Engraved Bamboo Wine Tool Set. It has a Stainless-steel corkscrew and stopper with bamboo accents. Plus, the bamboo box that it comes in is engraved with your chosen initials.
When I opened my Babbleboxx and saw the Zenni glasses, I knew I would be sharing these with my teenage son. Each pair of Zenni glasses includes spring hinges and adjustable nose pads, so you know they’ll be comfortable. The best part is that you can have them made with your specific prescription, or even with tinted lenses, so you can use them as sunglasses.
Personally – I like the Black Modern Aviator glasses. They are from the Timo × Zenni Collection, which is a collaboration with designer Timo Weiland, inspired by weekend escapes.