This guy is totally a hero to these kids and we definitely don’t celebrate him enough.
Father’s Day is right around the corner and there’s almost nothing that my kids love better than celebrating their dad and loving on him. Last year we were pretty sneaky and put together a video from the kids. It not only helped us capture the kids at their current ages but also caught some beautiful family moments from the year previous. You can check it out HERE.
The kids were so excited to be keeping a secret about something kind they had done for him and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house when we played it for him.
This year we got sneaky again and I ended up ordering Chatbooks for his gift and I got a book for each kid that has pictures as well as some questions about their dad that we’ll fill in this weekend. I loved this idea this year as it was another way to capture what we did last year (also an updated version) and it’s more accessible to the kids. They can grab a book and remember their funny answers and look at all of our fun family photos. If you want to do this you can click HERE, download the app, and use code ‘tarathueson25’ for 25% off your order!
Aside from the books, we also have a few other gifts we’ve been sneaky about that I’m sure Braun is gonna love.
Braun’s gift list was such a HIT from last year that I asked him again to put together a list of past and future gifts that he loves/would love to get and I’ve linked them all below! There are 2-3 repeats because THEY ARE THAT GOOD and shouldn’t be missed, but most of them are new!
Along with one of these gifts, I highly recommend you write your husband or dad a sweet note. Have the kids write him one too. Gifts are great but really letting him know how much you love and appreciate all that he does for you and your family, well it doesn’t get much better than that in my opinion. Gifts from the heart can’t be topped!
And I hope all of the important men in your life have an awesome Father’s Day! Hopefully, the list below will help you come up with some awesome gifts!
FATHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE 2019
It's twin day!!! Your man is officially wearing matching shirts with 9,000 other guys of wives who bought this shirt when I originally posted it! There about 4,000 more of you who tried but the dang thing sold out. Well, good news, the shirt that broke the internet faster than a Kardashian childbirth is BACK! This shirt is officially restocked and ready for order, just in time for Father's Day! Snag one before these bad boys sell out again. *Hot man bod not included*
There are 3 things that make Braun proud: his wife, his kids, and his country. And anywhere he can show it, he does! If you've ever seen this guy on the 4th of July, you know he goes ALLLL out. These valve caps keep the air from escaping his tires and support 'merica.
I'm warning you now - giving a guy a piece of survival equipment or a tool is like giving a mouse a cookie. He's going to want ALL THE THINGS because now he's a modern-day MacGyver. And lucky for you, this tool ticks all the boxes! Leatherman's are a tried-and-true handyman's friend. Small enough to fit in his pocket but equipt enough to get the job done - if you know what I mean.
First, there was the 'dad bod' and then the 'dad shoe'. But instead of your husband looking like he wears the same shoes as your 70-yr-old grandpa, these dad shoes are uber cool. And they look great! These are for those time when he ditches his sneakers to get a little more dressed up. Braun wears these and swears by them!
We're completing the 'dad' outfit by outfitting your mr. in the perfect attire for work and play, without looking like anyone in the over 106 crowd. And they just launched this year's "Red, White & Blue" collection which was Braun's favorite last year! Hit 2 birds with 1 stone and grab him some patriotic garb to rock on the 4th of July and all year round!
10-4, I've got eyes on a dessert tray I'd like to manhandle, over. If you think it's possible to not speak in walkie talkie language, when using a walkie talkie, you clearly haven't used a walkie talkie lately. It's just too fun! We use these ALL the time when we're traveling - from RZR rides, to camping, to cruises! It makes communicating with your kids or other parties on your trip super easy. Take these anywhere there's no cell service to keep you and your family safe, happy, and connected.
APPLE WATCH SERIES 4 (GPS + CELLULAR) W/SPORT BAND
I'm not saying your hubby CAN'T live without an Apple Watch, but I'm not sure why he would want to. Equipped with a heart sensor to automatically detect workouts, built-in cellular to make it call and text-friendly, and about a hundred other incredible features, this is just one of those things that makes life a million times easier for the dad on the go!
ULTRA COMPACT, HIGH SPEED CHARGING POWER BANK FOR iPHONE
I'm no mathematician but one portable charger that can charge a phone seven times or a laptop/tablet two times sounds like some dang good numbers. There's not a lot worse than being caught with a dead phone or laptop, or *gasp* both, and this little portable charger has saved me more times than I can count! I love this charger because it recharges 3x faster which means I can get back to working, texting, or making calls without much wait!
Braun has never met a pocket he didn't love and this backpack is the KING of pockets! Equipped with a tablet sleeve, two inside pockets, two outside pockets, AND multiple secure zippered areas, this is the answer to keeping life intact for the guy-on-the-go. Braun has been using this bag for about a year now and it's not only built with attention to detail so everything has a place, but the quality is sooo good. Tumi is known for well-built and designed life-staples and this backpack is one of the best!
Shoe love runs deep in the Thueson family and Braun is NO exception! He is as much of a shoe diva as I am, so when he says shoes are good you know they are GOOD. These are his faves! They're super comfy, breathable, and durable. His go-to shoe!
Got a guy that's impossible to buy for? Let me help you help yourself. These are Braun's absolute favorite sunglasses - he literally has them in every color! They're super sturdy without being heavy, so he can wear them all day without worrying about breaking them OR compromising comfort. He loves these!
I love a good tshirt but I love it when Braun throws on a polo when we go out. Summer nights are too hot for button-downs and polos are the perfect cross between casual and clean that I like on my man. This shirt is for the guy who hits the golf course, wants his clothes to whisk sweat away, and give him that "Pro athlete on vacation" look. Oh, and it comes in a bajillion colors.
Hi, I'm Tara and perfume + cologne gives me headaches. There, I said it! As much as I want to enjoy a sexy man scent, I cant...until now. Thanks to Braun and his incredible OCD, spending more time than I care to admit testing out over 25+ different scents on tester sticks, we found THIS! The first cologne I've been able to enjoy without resulting in pulsing temples. Snag it for your guy this holiday - his nose and your head will thank you.
It's getting hot in hurrrrr. Or, rather, staying hot in here. We already know my deep love for Hydroflasks, but this one just takes it to the next level. Keeps hot drinks hot (duh) and when I need a big ol' soda in a cup it keeps my precious pebble ice nice and pebbly all day long. But what's even better is how much Braun loves HIS tumbler. He even packs the dang thing when he travels!
In a recent clinical trial, it was determined drinks are 86% more satisfying when sucked from a straw. This clinical trial was conducted by me. ok, and by Braun too. (it's almost Father's Day so I'm allowing the guy to get credit for my good taste!) And the results are accurate. Slap this lid on my favorite tumbler size Hydroflask for the ultimate cold drink experience! Braun loves this sucker (no pun intended) as much as I do!
You've heard the old saying about cleanliness, right? Well, your man is about to be one step closer to heaven with these rags! Not your typical kitchen rag that will "scratch the paint on his car." No, these microfiber towels are some of the finest when it comes to getting rid of the water that remains after his 3rd carwash of the week. they dry, get the residue off, and won't leave a streak, lint fiber, or scratch on his ride. And they're SOOOO inexpensive!
There's an old saying, posted once and you don't buy it shame on you, posted twice and you don't buy it shame on me. Pretty sure that's how it goes. Listen, I wouldn't post TWICE about this if I didn't truly think it was a "can't live without it" type item. We use this wireless speaker ALL the time. It's waterproof, shockproof, and kid-proof, so you don't have to stress about where or when you take it. It's also got a 15-hour battery life so you can party all day and all night before charging up again! The best wireless speaker we've found!
Friends don’t let friends stay old school. The future is cordless and I am here for it! I’ll admit, at first I didn’t LOVE the idea of tiny wireless headphones. Hello, I’ve got a gaggle of kids, I thought surely they would get lost! But these things are MAGIC! Crystal clear sound, so easy to use, no tangly cords, and their little case makes keeping track of them easy peasy. And the best bonus feature of all?! They’re so small and discreet, your kiddos won’t even know you’re drowning out their whines with your favorite Podcast! The price tag isn’t my favorite, but I’ve found they’re truly worth every dime - totally splurge-worthy. Braun even washed his! He now has two pairs and doesn't go anywhere without them!
This has got to be one of our favorites because it's used by the whole family and can easily be hooked to a phone or apple tv. Perfect for when you want to project on a wall or a sheet when camping! It also has a built-in speaker or you can purchase the one above and create your own outdoor theater!
QUIETCOMFORT® 35 WIRELESS HEADPHONES II W/GOOGLE ASSISTANT
There's a reason that these are the headphones you see every guy whip out every time you fly. They're wireless, comfortable for long-time wear, and they are noise canceling. As in, you can wear these without any music just to get rid of the noise around you. So wherever you are: Airplane, public transportation, or maybe you're just home with your kids all summer, these are totally worth getting. You husband will thank you!
Remember that whole dad uniform I talked about? This is the cool dad version. These shorts say, "I play golf" even if he doesn't. They're nice enough to wear to a summer dinner. And they're comfortable enough to wear on vacation. Braun loves his and has a few pairs!
Every guy wants toys and I would classify this as a toy that will totally make your guy's day AND yours. "How?" you ask? He'll be so excited to use his new super powerful water gun that your driveway will be free of oil stains and dirt, your gutters will be empty, and anything else he could possibly think to use it on will be spick and span! You can thank me later!
If your guy travels frequently (or infrequently) he needs this suitcase. It's durable, incredible quality, and won't have to be replaced in his lifetime. Plus it fits in all overhead compartments - even the joke of a space that European airlines have. Plus, it will prevent him from traveling with the same bag that he takes his gear to the gym in every morning.
Takes a temperature in a little as 2-3 seconds, and is accurate to +/-1 degrees with a wide range of -58℉-572℉. IP67 rated waterproof, the Kizen thermometer can be washed under running water without fear! Get the temperature by the bright and large LCD screen instead of fumbling with your phone flash to get a read - and it has a lifetime warranty...it doesn't matter how many "accidents" it has. Your husband will have it for life!