Happy summer, ya’ll! I feel like it has been forever since I have posted something, sorry about that! We took a long family vacation and it was AH-mazing, but I am glad to be home and back to doing all the normal things. I am so behind on laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping and to top it off, I started a new class this week (only 3 more to go for that degree!) so I am feeling overwhelmed today.
I know Father’s Day is basically seconds away but I wanted to get in a quick post on some great last-minute gifts for all those fathers in your lives. As a matter of fact, my mission today is to pick up a few of these myself so I can get them in the mail and hopefully delivered before Sunday!!
Digital Tape Measure
In my household, this gift may actually be a gift for me in disguise. For some reason, my brain doesn’t comprehend measurements. I am terrible at “eyeballing” something and estimating its height, weight, depth, whatever….but, of course, my husband is usually pretty spot-on with it. I also have trouble using a tape measure correctly (I won’t go into the morbid details or past complete and utter screw ups).
There are tons of different brands and sizes out there but it looks like this Bosch Blaze Laser Distance Measurer is a great option and in a price range that many kids could easily swing with the savings in the piggy banks. It will measure up to 65 feet, has a back lit display and is small enough to fit in your pocket. Batteries (2 AAAA’s) are included and includes a wrist strap and a limited three-year warranty. Most of the reviews say how easy this is to use (score!), lightweight and makes a quick job of measuring just about anything. Some negatives reviews claim the LED screen is a bit hard to use unless you are looking at it straight on and others had defective products.
Speak Plus Dash Cam
This gift is for the traveler in your life that needs a safer way to get from Point A to Point B. This dash cam provides driver assistance, lane departure warnings, has Amazon’s Alexa built in and uses Garmin for turn by turn navigation. The navigation is really cool, in my opinion, because you can just speak your destination and the Garmin tells you where to go from there. It includes live traffic updates for those in big cities or traveling the busy interstates as well.
Reviews are mixed, as you might expect, due to the mixed emotions about Alexa from the general public. However, positive reviews claim this product is easy to install, well-made and has excellent picture quality. Negative aspects include some users stating the product is not easy to use at times and that it overheats at times. However, some newer reviewers claim that the overheating is due to an older version and that this has been solved by a new Firmware update. I’ll leave that to you techies because I have no understanding in that area (sorry, y’all!). If you purchase one, let us know how it works because I may be interested in one for myself.
SelectTech 560 Dumbbells
If your husband or father is anything like my husband, he will love these pick-a-weight dumbbells. This particular product, the Bowtech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells are super convenient and made by the reputable Bowler company. The basic idea is that by just turning a dial, you can choose your weight and simply complete your workout. The idea of only one dumbbell apparatus lying around my garage as opposed to eight (which is our current situation) is kind of a dream come true for my cleaning and for my poor toes that have been stubbed more times than I care to admit while walking through to the outside fridge for a bottle of water.
Some reviewers said these get jammed sometimes but others claim they work perfectly fine. I imagine it has a lot to do with the amount of use or the occasional defective product. Most reviewers rave about the amount of space this product saves as well as the excellent quality of the weights. Some reviewers were actual trainers and they claimed this was a great product.
I have talked about Harry’s before but I think it deserves mentioning again because, seriously, how convenient is a company that sends your razors however often you want at a great price? We LOVE this company and we are so happy with the customer service as well. They are willing to help with any questions or problems you may have and their products are truly top-notch. Check out their plans and products and let me know if you agree.
Side note: Target also sells Harry’s and occasionally, I will pick up something if we are desperate…so that is another option for you if you are against subscription programs.
Happy Father’s Day!
I hope all the father’s have a fantastic weekend and are showered with whatever manly (or not so manly) gifts that you desire. Now, please excuse me as I frantically search for a few of these items, pick out some greeting cards and make a mad dash to the post office to stand in line for an hour only to get to the front of the line and have my kid exclaim loudly that he has to poop. Wish me luck!
PS. Feel free to comment with any ideas you may have for Father’s day because I could use some!