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Father's Day Gift Guide

Does your father, your hubby, your partner, or any special guy in your life need the perfect Father's Day gift? Here are some of my top gift picks for him!

If a hat would make the perfect gift, look no further than Tenth Street Hats! After all, a well-worn hat can help make an outfit anything but ordinary. Founded in 1921, their designer hats are made the old way but sold the new way. 

I decided to try the Biltmore Quito. This handwoven Panama straw fedora features a soft brim that can be snapped up or down, depending on his preference. The crown of the hat is pinched at the sides and in the front, creating that traditional "fedorian" look. This is one very cool hat that I know my gift recipient will love!

The well-groomed man will love my next three picks. The original Chieftain by Vikings Blade is a time-tested and proven perfect all-rounder razor. It is scientifically designed to give him a smooth and close shave without irritation. Next up, No. 143 men's beard oil tames and moisturizes facial hair and hydrates skin for a flake-free, well-groomed face. Contains sunflower oil to hydrate, soybean oil to provide antioxidants and condition the skin, and safflower oil to help regulate moisture. He can keep all of his grooming essentials in this buffalo leather toiletry bag. I love the classic look of this masculine shave bag.

I also have some cool gift ideas for music lovers. If he has ever wanted to try acoustic guitar, this is an affordable beginner acoustic guitar starter kit. Perfect for aspiring musicians, the all-wood body, synthetic wood fretboard, steel strings, and classical guitar shape, produces a bright sound with every strum. The set comes with everything you need, including a pick, digital tuner, pitch pipe, shoulder strap, an extra set of strings, and even a nylon case to take it on the go! If he wants to listen to his music in style, I love this Echo Dot speaker dock. Just attach your existing Echo Dot and let it pump out premium sound to every corner of the room while charging or on the go.

For coffee lovers, a k-mini single serve coffee maker lets you enjoy the perfect cup just about anywhere. The sleek design is less than 5" wide! He just needs to add fresh water to the reservoir, pop in his favorite K-Cup Pod, press the brew button and enjoy fresh brewed, delicious coffee in minutes. The YETI Rambler stainless steel vacuum insulated mug is perfect for enjoying it in. It is a mug that is as tough as he is. Just right for any adventure (or just to take to work) - it will keep his drinks as cold (or hot) as science allows.



Best Gifts for Teachers

There are so many reasons to show teachers your appreciation. But what do they really want? Well, this teacher is here to give you some great gift ideas. These picks will work for any time of the year: end of the year, holiday, teacher appreciation day, like I said - anytime.

First of all, gift cards are always welcome. Chances are if you get him or her a gift card to Starbucks or Amazon - you will find the teacher recipient quite pleased. We frequent both of these places often and it is always nice to have some extra spending money on hand! Speaking of Amazon, I have created an Amazon Teacher Favorites list that you might want to check out. These are my tried and true favorite teacher must-haves. So if you want to pick out an actual gift as opposed to a gift card, check out my list!


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