We’re partnering up with our friends from Uncommon Goods for The Ultimate Father’s Day Guide for the Uncommon Dad! We received complimentary products to facilitate the review, but all opinions are our own.
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re any kind of a procrastinator like me, you probably are scrambling to get the last gift or two for the father in your life, whether it’s your dad, step dad, or husband! When it’s time for Father’s Day, I look for uncommon gifts to give Mathew. He’s a quirky guy and enjoys the random things in life, so shopping at Uncommon Goods is a no-brainer for a guy like him. I had Mathew help curate this Ultimate Father’s Day Guide for the Uncommon Dad because who better to help choose the items for this than a dad that’s anything BUT common. Plus, it secretly gave me ideas on what to get him this year- don’t tell him he got the some of these as part of his Father’s Day gifts!
Without further ado, our Ultimate Father’s Day Guide for the Uncommon Dad:
For the totally Jawsome dad: First up on our Ultimate Father’s Day Guide for the Uncommon Dad, are these hilarious Handmade Shark Slippers ($42). When I first saw these I started cracking up. I called Mathew into the room and he proclaimed that he HAD to have them and that he would totally wear them to work every day. Of course, he works from home, but that’s totally beside the point! We couldn’t help but laugh at the x’ed out eyes and the teeth, but in all seriousness, they look SUPER cozy. If you have a dad in your life that just likes being silly or is a total geek, these shark slippers from UncommonGoods are one great conversation piece that will absolutely complete his personality!
For the dad that just loves America: One of Mathew’s personal picks from this Ultimate Father’s Day Guide for the Uncommon Dad is this Declaration of Independence Glass ($13). Mathew is a huge fan of all things ‘Murica and he even has a huge Declaration of Independence poster with the founding fathers in his office. He’s a true patriot and that’s why this glass is so perfect! For any guy that loves anything and everything #Murica, this is one gift that will make him happy. You don’t get any more patriotic than this!
For the dad who likes a little Margaritaville: I won’t lie- I want to steal this gift from Mathew. We are in LOVE with this Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses set ($28-45) because it’s perfect for Tequila. Not only that, but we’re big Ningxia Red drinkers in this house, and taking our Ningxia with a Himalayan Salt twist is fun and delicious. The glasses are heavier than a typical shot glass and are actually made with Himalayan salt. The inside of the shot glass is lined with a plastic cup so you don’t have to think about having to clean them in a special way. Great for the father that loves to entertain others or just enjoys a nice shot of tequila on a Friday night!
For the dad who likes a little kick: When I saw this Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit ($34.95), I thought of my brother. My brother has a daughter (my niece, Lexi, who is too adorable and sassy!) and he is obsessed with hot sauce. He will take it anywhere and everywhere and put it on everything. Ever since Mathew married into our Mexican family, he, too, has found a love for all things spicy, and couldn’t resist asking me for this hot sauce kit. It feeds his creative side and lets be honest, it’s just downright fun! We love this gift for the creative risk taker who wants a hot sauce the spicier, the better! Might even be fun to invite some friends over for a hot sauce making contest…
For the hipster dad: Mathew just about DIED when he found this Comb Bottle Opener ($24.95) from Uncommon Goods. He has super short hair that he’s trying to grow out into a more modern style, as well as a beard he’s trying to grow and tame. He takes his plain old black comb with him all over the house, but once he saw the Comb Bottle Opener, he just about had a heart attack from all the joy. If the man in your life is a little more into keeping up his appearances or a little bit hipster, this is one gift he will get excited about. It’s functional, it’s fun, it’s just down right cool!
For the dad that loves a little competition: Last, but not least, we’re loving this Portable Table Tennis Set ($39.95). Mathew and I hate having nothing to do on the weekends. We try our best to take Addie out each weekend to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine, and to get out of the house so the three of us don’t get cabin fever. Considering we both work from home, it can be boring staying at home all the time. Lately though, it’s been nasty outside! Humid, hot, rainy, and lots of mosquitoes. We’re over it! Sometimes, we can’t get out due to the elements, so this is a perfect remedy for that. We love that you can set it up anywhere in your house! Great for the guy that loves to have fun with his wife and kids, or whenever he wants to invite his buddies over!
Mathew is one amazing dad, and I’m so thankful for everything he does for our family. Although these are some gifts for an uncommon dad, he’s more than just “uncommon”, he’s an amazing, one-of-a-kind, uniquely wonderful man that has really stepped up to be the father he needed to be when Addie was having medical complications during her long hospitalization. It’s been almost a year since Addie was in the PICU, and to see how Mathew interacts with Addie on a daily basis just warms my heart. He tries so hard to be the best father he can for Addie, and I love seeing him step into that fatherly role more and more each day.
Which gift from the Ultimate Father’s Day Guide for the Uncommon Dad is your favorite?