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Our mommy bloggers suggest Father Day gifts for every budget.
Looking to spoil dad this Father’s Day? Mommy bloggers Linda Pham-Vertlieb (www.frugalphillymom.com) and Karla Trotman (blog.BellyButtonBoutique.com) have compiled a list of the perfect gifts for any budget.
Affordable, fun gifts from Linda Pham-Vertlieb:
For the sports dad -- and any baseball fan -- a Personalized Louisville Slugger is a great way to give him a gift that he will be showing off. For $50, you can customize a 34-inch bat with color, text, add a Phillies logo or even a signature.
Bats are available at www.SluggerGifts.com
If you can't afford to give dad the clubs he really wants this year, consider Callaway Golf Accessories – this gift is perfect at any budget. The premiere level of technology and innovation that golfers have come to expect from Callaway drivers, irons and other equipment is entrenched in the Callaway apparel, footwear, eyewear and accessories as well. Try these on for size:
· Callaway Ion X Glove $24
· Callaway Tour Magna Cap $25
· Men's Callaway Modern Belt $56
· Men's Callaway Diablo Edge Sunglasses $94.99
· Men's Hyperbolic XL Golf Shoes $169.99
For more info visit shop.callawaygolf.com.
Looking for something that dad will cherish for a lifetime? “Dad and Me” Hallmark Conversations to Keep Recordable Book is a perfect gift to melt his heart.
These recordable books feature one or two open-ended questions per page to prompt an imaginative response from children. With the touch of a button the conversation can be played back (the recording lasts for the lifetime of the book).
They retail for $24.95 and are available at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores or www.hallmark.com/storybooks.
There isn't a dad out there that doesn't love gadgets. Why not give him a neat gadget that will also help even the busiest father scan and organize receipts, business cards and other important documents with a NeatReceipts Portable Scanner and Digital Filing System.
Being a number one dad comes with a lot of responsibility and that means a lot of paperwork.
The NeatReceipts retails for $199 and can be can be purchased online at Neatco.com, as well as Apple.com and Amazon.com or just run out today to OfficeMax, Staples and Office Depot. Available in PC and Mac.
Give dad the perfect tailgating companion. The Weber Q120 portable gas grill (part of Weber’s seven-model Weber Q portable and stationary cart gas and electric grill line) has more cool features for 2011. A higher lid with a new built-in thermometer gives tailgaters or balcony gas grillers a way to better control temperatures while cooking larger pieces of food than before.
The Weber Q120 retails for $199 and the cart is available for $49.99 for more info visit www.weber.com.
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Great Gifts for Dad from Karla Trotman:
Perhaps you’re looking to amp it up this Father’s Day and shell out a bit more for dear old dad.
For the beer-loving dad, The BeerTender – Krups B100 is the perfect gift. It keeps beer at 41 degrees, fits 5L of Heineken or New Castle Beer and it keeps beer fresh for a month.
The BeerTender retails for $99.99 and can be purchased online.
Check out this awesome high-brow man who demands luxury, the Vertu Signature Phone and Service.
What is it? Well, it’s a phone with a 24/7 independent lifestyle assistance service to give you everything from gift ideas to a table for two – and it all comes from a profile you create. It also offers guides to 200 destinations that are created and automatically sent to your phone when you arrive at a specific location. It gives you suggestions on where to eat, drink and visit during your stay. The Vertu Select option hooks dad up with orginal articles selected to inspire, inform and entertain based on your region, preferences and passions. Plus, all music and alerts are composed by an Academy Award-winning composer, performed and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra.
The Vertu Signature Phone and Service is a mere $12,600 (yup, not kidding). It includes the Vertu services, but not a service plan.
Perhaps dad loves cigars. Why not grab The Daniel Marshall Travel Humidor? This celeb favorite requires over 200 individual steps and six months to create – making it one special humidor.
The Daniel Marshall Travel Humidor is $250, but viewers that mention NBC10 on the David Marshall Website, get 25-percent off!
Give your dad the gift of time this Father’s Day with a Philip Stein Watch.
The watch uses natural frequency technology and it’s more resilient and adaptable to stress. Wearers of this very special wristwear say they sleep better, have less tension, improved concentration and an overall improvement in well-being.
Head to Philip Stein to order your watch for $650.
For the dad who likes to smell good, order Santa Maria Novella. The company is known for its quality body and face care products and perfumes and every thing is handmade with local and organic ingredients according to centuries old recipes.
Celebrity fans of the products include David Beckham, Javier Bardem, Drake and Eric Dane.
Santa Maria Novella varies in price. Prices start at $40. Purchase any of their products online.
If dad’s an avid golfer, the Callaway Diablo Octane Driver is the perfect gift. The new club is made with a new material that was co-developed with Lamborghini. It’s lighter and stronger than titanium giving golfers an average increase of eight yards! Wow!
The Callaway Diablo Octane Driver retails for just under $300.
If you want to personalize dad’s club, add a tag.
And don’t forget Grandpa! For just $147.99 (or $119.95 until Dad’s Day) give pop-pop the gift that keeps on giving. This one-of a-kind picture frame uses wifi or a phone line to upload pics directly to grandpa’s frame, plus it can receive up to 60 photos a day.
And the best news? http://blogbellybuttonboutique.com will be giving away one of this frames with a full year of service! Check it out to try and win.
If you aren’t the winner, you can purchase the frame at www.ceiva.com.