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Things to Make Dad Smile on Father’s Day

Here it is! The 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide… and here’s my beloved Mr. BOP on vacation in April. Exhibit A: one blissed-out Dad!

This is the look that we’ll be trying to replicate on Father’s Day — not just with gifts, but by letting him know how much we appreciate him and his unique “dad” qualities. We love love love this man!

Mr BOP Smiling

Everyone seemed to appreciate our Father’s Day Gift Guides in 2012 and 2011, too…. check them out for even more ideas. Those guides are a bit fancier than this one, but I’m sticking to quick links this year as part of my overall simplification plan.

The Olliebop Father’s Day picks for this year: 

Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone and iPad: A protective case that extends battery life. For long trips or long days.

Retro Key Tags: Goofy, yet practical, for the collection of keys to this and that.

New Treehouses of the World: A book filled with whimsical treetop creations.

Aquapac Waterproof iPad Sleeve: For beach reading, boating, floating down a lazy river… anything wet.

The Pocket Guide to Mischief: To indulge his inner troublemaker.

I’m liking several items on the Uncommon Goods Unique Father’s Day Gift List; especially the Optimist/Pessimist Glassware {so “Olliebop!”} and the Marimo Moss Ball Lightbulb Aquarium.

Large Handmade Tree Swing: Just the things for a dad or grandpa with a good branch and an appreciation for the simpler things.

Mission Workshop Backpack or Messenger Bag: A collection of oh-so-rugged daytime luggage.

Pimp his Dre Studio headphones with a Lazerwood overlay:  Until now, Beats seemed best left to younger guys. Not anymore! This real wood application makes them Dad-worthy.

Luchador Wrestler Bottle Opener: Opening a beer just got funnier.

Leather goods, like the Tolkien Leather Luggage Tag, the Customized “Dad” Leather Key Fob, or any of the custom leather goods right here.

The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music: From Adele to Ziggy, the Real A to Z of Rock and Pop: For the dad who wants to impart an appreciation of good music to the younger set.

Converse Well Worn Chuck Taylors: A timeless fashion statement that comes with that worn-in look.

Seersucker Tie: Classic and summery. A sure thing!

Here’s to all of the great dads out there — and those who love them. Happy Father’s Day!

- Ollie and BOP

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One Response

  1. Laura Wallis says:

    Ooooh! Love all of these ideas! Yes, here’s to all the great dads out there!

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