2015 Father’s Day Gift Guide


#1 DadJune is here and in addition to pool parties and barbecues, it’s dad’s turn to be appreciated! We all know that dad’s rule, but finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be a challenge. We’ve taken the guesswork out of what to get with the SMB Father’s Day Gift Guide. Check out some of our favorite finds for dad and share yours below in the comments!

Sporty Dad

Top Golf Gift Card: Part golf and part entertainment, you don’t have to be a PGA pro to enjoy Scottsdale’s Top Golf complex. Equipped with HDTV’s, an extensive food menu, a bar, and of course golf, Top Golf is perfect for a dads’ night out.

“Great Catch” Hand Print Baseball: A DIY gift that’s the perfect size for little hands. DIY baseballHave the kids put their hand prints on a baseball to let dad know what a great catch he is. Be sure to put the ball into a collector’s case since this is one “autograph” that is will hold its value! Hint: Purchase more than one baseball just in case your little one squirms while making his/her hand print. 

Chef Dad

BaconBacon of the Month Club: Each month a new shipment of premium artisan bacon is delivered to dad’s door- a bacon lover’s dream! There are many different Bacon of the Month Clubs out there, but Bacon Freak offers a large selection of bacon flavors and a variety of Bacon of the Month Club options and price points. 

Michael Symon’s Carnivore: 120 Recipes for Meat Lovers: Celebrity chef and restaurant owner Michael Symon serves up both classic and contemporary recipes centered around … well, meat. Don’t cringe thinking you’ll be in for 120 nights of steak! Symon also explores pork, lamb, poultry, and more.Pitt Mitt

Pit Mitt Grilling Glove-Oven Mitt: Serious heat protection for the serious grillmaster! Large enough to fit the manliest of hands, the Pit Mitt is a robust glove made with aramid fibers to withstand high heat and a silicone textured surface to ensure no slippage while dad is manning the grill.

Techie Dad

BOSE Soundlink® Bluetooth Speakers: From compact, colorful mini speakers to the limited-edition NFL collection, BOSE has several high-quality options that will let dad play his music or listen to the game wirelessly from his smart phone or other Bluetooth-enabled device.

Beer Connoisseur Dad

Images courtesy of Hummingbird Hill (etsy.com)
Images courtesy of Hummingbird Hill (etsy.com)

Custom Pint Glass or Mug: Say “cheers” to dad with an engraved pint glass or beer mug. The crafty folks at Hummingbird Hill will customize dad’s glassware with his children’s birth dates or other message. Etsy shop note: Place your order by June 12 to ensure Father’s Day delivery!


Images courtesy of Pinspiration (pinspirationaz.com)
Images courtesy of Pinspiration (pinspirationaz.com)

Handmade Beer Tote and Personalized Bottle Labels: Have some fun and make a uniquely useful Father’s Day gift at local DIY creative space Pinspiration’s Beer Tote Workshop on Saturday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. The workshop is $42 and includes studio fee, pizza, all materials, and raffle entry for a chance to win a Barbershop Jack emergency grooming kit. Add a beer mug or leather key chain craft for $10 more. Be sure to check out more Pinspiration’s Facebook page for more DIY Father’s Day ideas.

Don’t forget to stock dad’s new beer tote with his favorite craft beer personalized with photo beer bottle labels from Pinhole Press. Exclusive SMB discount: Use promo code SCOTTSDALE for 10% off all Pinhole Press products now through Father’s Day.

Image courtesy of Pinhole Press (pinholepress.com)
Image courtesy of Pinhole Press (pinholepress.com)



Images courtesy of KWengraved (etsy.com)
Images courtesy of KWengraved (etsy.com)

Engraved Hammer: “Hammer home” your appreciation for dad! Completely customizable, KWengraved’s engraved hammer is sure to be the most meaningful tool in his collection. Etsy shop note: Place your order by June 12 to ensure Father’s Day delivery!

Any Dad

Images courtesy of KJ Frames (etsy.com).
Images courtesy of KJ Frames (etsy.com).

Custom Photo Mat and Frame: Have a special lullaby, father/son poem, or even the song you and your dad danced to at your wedding turned into a touching photo keepsake. Publishing manager turned momtrepreneur Katey of KJ Frames custom designs each photo mat to reflect your family’s personalityEtsy shop note: Please allow up to two weeks for creation and delivery. Contact the shop owner directly for Father’s Day order deadline. 

Man Crates: This site promises “awesome gifts for awesome men” with an assortment of crates, cans, tactical bags, and boxes packed with unique snacks, gadgets, gear, and other items guys love. Their signature crates must be pried open with the included crow bar, making getting to the gift itself a feat of strength! Our favorites include the Teriyaki Jerkygram and Retro Gamer Crate


Images featured in this piece are either my own or used with permission from the vendor. 

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Beth Grady
After growing up in The Valley, Beth Grady took a hiatus from the desert to see what life was in like in Los Angeles and New York. She and her husband moved back to her hometown of Scottsdale where she’s now a proud girl mom to her five and eight-year-old daughters, and happy puppy mom to the world’s craziest 1-year-old “super mutt”. Beth spent time in the corporate marketing world doing some fun things for Us Weekly and Peter Piper Pizza, but has since said good-bye to celebrities and pepperoni to start her own marketing consulting business where she works with local small businesses. A fan of cold brew, kombucha, barre, pilates, and impromptu dance parties, Beth can navigate through her nearest Target with her eyes closed.


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