We’ve invited a good friend, Bart Munro (who is a father himself!) to share some of his favorites that he put on his Father’s Day wish list! Bart is not only a dad to one of our incredible Ellie Fun Day models but he is also an entrepreneur! He has worked at companies such as Ebay and Microsoft and companies that focus on holistic wellness coaching, tracking, and accountability! He is now working on a new way to travel responsibly for one of the largest cruise ship brands! We just want to send out a huge thank you to Bart for sending us an incredible list of options to choose from!
1. Gin-Making Kit - $54
While everyone else is busy with their beer-making kits, take your game up a notch with this innovative gin-making kit from Williams Sonoma. To go all in, you can also pair it with their tonic making-kit as well!
2. Harry’s Shave - $15
From the co-founder of Warby Parker, finally a solution to having stylish shaving implements with refillable high-quality blades at reasonable prices. A super-easy subscription service lets you select how often to receive replacement blades, and razor handles are available in beautiful, inspiring colors.
3. Bear Grylls - Adventure without Limits - $85
Ever since seeing Bear Grylls’ first season of Man vs Wild (on Discovery), I have respected his powerful combination of adventurous spirit, authenticity, and deliberate Dad. Now Bear has a full line of adventure and survival gear, capturing the spirit of his lifestyle for adventure and preparation.
4. Bocce in a Box - $82
Beautiful Italian bocce ball set in a wooden box. Perfect for picnics, family weekends, or work gatherings.
5. OiOi Satchel Diaper Bag - $169
Finally, a diaper bag that lets you keep your mojo!
6. Breville Espresso - $499
Our favorite counter-top espresso machine! Breville is an amazing Australian-based appliance company, with an attention to design and functional detail that excels above all the rest. We love this particular model, as it still tucks easily underneath a cabinet in a small kitchen, and can also be easily transported for weekend-get-aways. (Yes, we even have a special plastic bin that we use to pack in the car for AirBnb or camping weekends!)
7. Lightsaber Flashlight - Buy 2 - $14
It’s hard to beat, for practicality, adventure, and just plain fun. I bought the first one for my 3-year-old son, because it has a switch that automatically turns off after a few hours of use (avoiding the every-day recharging routine of all our other flashlights, that get left on overnight.) But as soon as he realized how cool the lightsaber function was, I ordered another for myself so we could have lightsaber duels!
8. Wooden Goat - $15
Well, these things are just hard to beat. With many barn and safari animals available, the goat is still my favorite.
9. Bamboo Race Car - $26
Even before our son was born, I made a plan to have only wooden toys in our living room, so we could continue to enjoy it as a playroom for adults and kids alike. While some of the best wooden toys are still only available in Europe, fortunately, Hape has been importing some amazing options. This one I play with as much as my son.
10. Tegu Daredevil - $35
Our good friends Will and Chris over at Tegu have cooked up an amazing new set of blocks that combine to make superhero vehicles!Photo Credit : Toovia
11. Giant Brown Paper Roll - $30
200 inches of creative canvas! We bought this paper to put on top of our dining room table, and encourage kids and adults alike to express their stories and creativity! Every 1-2 weeks, we take photos of the current paper, and replace with a fresh sheet!
12. Stainless Steel Cups - $37
We use these stainless, eco-friendly steel cups all the time for camping, picnics, and outings to wine country!
13. BatteryBox - $219
For all you road warriors out there, who love your Mac but don’t like dimming your screen to level 2 in order to make it across the country - this one’s for you.
14. Hot Sauce Making Kit - $35
Why not spice up this year and get creative by making some authentic homemade hot sauce!
15. Weber Portable Grill - $170Have no fear because regardless of the size of your backyard this portable grill helps makes family barbeques a reality! What's your favorite Father's Day gift?
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August 14, 2015
These are all amazing picks!