Highlights June 2019

Out-of-the-Box Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Finding Dad the perfect gift for Father’s Day, does that include socks or a tie? I know.. borrrrinng! This year, I’m trying to think outside the box- things he’ll appreciate, use, and enjoy.

Keen Footwear

These men’s waterproof hiking sandals adapts to your feet for the perfect fit. Made of innovative construction, they’re ideal for dads on the go. The lightweight midsole delivers durability and comfort, while the higher-traction rubber outsole keeps your step secure. Open vents in the waterproof leather provide breathability, and their built for rugged terrain. The best part? Twin! Yep, Keen shoes are available for women and kids as well.


Consider this a new way to carry your kid. Does your little one prefer riding on dad’s shoulders? MiniMeis gives kids a bird’s eye view, while providing comfort to the carrier (AKA: dad).  It’s the ultimate shoulder-carrying device; your child sits firmly on your shoulders, strapped in with a 9-point seat belt. Unlike traditional carrying devices where you carry your kid on your back, this enables you to stand longer and walk longer without being tired. Flaunts a compact fold and safely secures ages 6 months-5 years. Safe, sound and satisfied!


Great for working dads, traveling dads, and dads who don’t like to cook. HotLogic is a glorified lunchbox; a portable carry that cooks meals AND keeps food warm. (No joke… it cooks food from scratch or reheats leftovers!!) The sack uses patented smart cooking technology, ensuring the food cooks evenly.

Wine… and lots of it

The California Wine Club offers a delectable Signature Series membership, ideal for vino enthusiasts and collectors. Every month you’ll get two highly rated, handcrafted and hand-selected wines… You’ll also score access to the club’s wine consultants, and a VIP winery tasting invitation.


If your hubby likes to cook, there are great gift boxes from myPanier, an online artisan farmer’s market. myPanier is focused on bringing more transparency to our food system, creating economic opportunities for food producers and discovery of new unique foods. Since I love supporting these types of grassroots companies, I’m all for gifting dad some of their boxed offerings… there are Bloody Mary mixes, mustard sets, snack samplers and more.


Finally, gift dad a cool way to stroll. Keenz is a fab stroller wagon that’s durable, good looking and can be pushed or pulled. It’s allowed in many amusement parks and zoos, and safely fastens two kids. The kicker: dad will love that it comes equipped with a cooler and canopy! Plus, the company recently debuted all-terrain wheels for easy strollers in rugged terrain (including the beach).

Written by: Nadine Bubeck

Nadine Bubeck is a TV Personality, author, lifestyle blogger, and fashion designer, having founded Mama B. Designs: boutique apparel that benefits March of Dimes. The Valley-based parenting contributor is a blessed boy mom times three. (nadinebubeck.com)

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