gift guide: father’s day.

June 5, 2019
father's day gift guide 2019 | reading my tea leaves

For anyone looking ahead to giving the fathers in their lives a little something special on Father’s Day this year, here are a few ideas for the sweet, silly, sensitive, caring, compassionate, and crafty fathers in your lives.

A special tote for carrying his homemade pies.

A new set of spoons for brightening up weeknight dinners.

Encouragement to treat himself to a mani/pedi, plus a nail polish or two.

A brass cuff for feeling fancy.

A bit of protection against unintended pregnancy (and other things).

A gray notebook for brainstorming next steps.

A ballpoint pen for writing them down.

A tea towel with a mission.

A planter for fostering a little growth.

A travel watercolor kit and a weekend trip to use it on.

A classic water bottle for long summer playground afternoons.

Action items:

In an effort to ground all of this gift-giving in something a bit more down to earth, here are organizations you can support to help men and fathers in need:

To raise loving boys, support A Call to Men, a national violence prevention organization working on issues of “manhood, male socialization, and its intersection with violence, and preventing violence…” Donate here.

To support a new generation of male leaders and change-makers, support the Healthy Masculinity Action Project, including their Where Do Your Stand campaign, a “bystander intervention and consent campaign” encouraging young men to focus on their role in preventing sexual assault, dating violence, and cyber stalking.

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  • Reply Dee June 5, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Such beautiful ideas, thank you!

  • Reply E June 5, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    My father is gay (and happily married to his husband), so this list is great! Pie totes, nail polish, planter, paints, artsy kitchenware, and jewelry— honestly perfect for him!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE June 5, 2019 at 3:10 pm

      So glad! With the exception of the condoms and the non-profits, these were all Faye’s ideas for ideal gifts for her dad. So sweet!

  • Reply Charla June 5, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    I can’t even articulate how much I love this list. Thank you for your sweet, amazing content.

  • Reply Stella June 6, 2019 at 11:35 am

    The nail polish. Erin, this is why I love your blog. (And I’ve never commented before, but this time I just had to.)

  • Reply kathleen June 9, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Love this refreshing and useful gift guide, thanks for being so thoughtful about your content <3

  • Reply Rachel June 10, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Eyeing the spoons for myself, TBH.

  • Reply Mrs Z June 11, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Give in his name

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