How is it already mid-June? I feel like we just celebrated Mother’s Day last week. But no, that was more than a month ago! And in less than a week it’s time to celebrate the other half of this little parenting gig.
If you’re like me and do everything at the very last possible minute, I have two words for you this Father’s Day: Amazon Prime. You probably already have an Amazon Prime membership because you forgot to cancel your month-long free trial (with your 7th e-mail address you set up just for that emergency I-need-it-now moment) and so you’ve already paid the $99 fee. And, if not, I honestly think it’s worth it for all those shit-I-totally-forgot-to-buy-that moments. Like diapers. And deodorant. And toddler toothpaste. And gifts for, oh, just about everyone in your life because you don’t realize it’s their birthday / anniversary / fill-in-the-blank until the day before.
And since we’re already all perpetual procrastinators with a major case of mom brain, I’ve made things super easy for you this year! Loads of gift ideas, all under $100 (with several under $20!), all from Amazon, all primeable. All available on the US, Canada, and UK sites.
For the FASHION-CONSIOUS (or for the hubby of the fashion-conscious wifey):
ZeroUV Clubmaster Sunglasses (US, CA – similar, GB) . I looooove ZeroUV sunglasses! They have so many amazing styles, so many colour options, they’re comfortable, and they only cost 10 bucks! I have about 6 or 7 pairs and my husband borrows most of them because lots of the styles are unisex.
Herschel Backpack (US, CA, GB) . Give him a new, stylish way of carrying around his laptop without it looking like he’s carrying around his laptop. Bonus: it fits loads of baby gear so it doubles as a diaper bag alternative.
For the TECHIE:
Tile Item Finder (US, CA, GB) . Dad brain is a real thing, too. This tiny bluetooth tracker will help him find his phone, keys, wallet, whatever. And make sure to get him the 4-pack. Not having to help you find your keys for the umpteenth time is definitely an added bonus for him.
For the NEW DAD:
Leke Diaper Backpack (US, CA, GB – similar) . Most dads would prefer not to walk around in public with a giant flowery monstrosity of a diaper bag. Give him a sleek + manly knapsack like this gorgeous Leke one to keep him happy and hands free when he’s on baby duty.
Contigo Auto-Seal Travel Mug (US, CA, GB) . As much as we hate to admit it, us moms aren’t the only ones not getting enough sleep when there’s a new baby in the house. And he definitely doesn’t have enough time anymore to sit and enjoy his coffee whilst reading the morning paper.
For the FITNESS JUNKIE:
Fitbit Flex Activity + Sleep Band (US, CA, GB) . These are sooo good to get you moving. My hubby and I have an ongoing competition: whoever loses the step count for the week has to change diapers on the weekend.
For the GRILL MASTER:
Weber Portable Grill (US, CA, GB – similar) . A full-size Weber might be out of your budget, but this pretty little thing is perfect for picnics in the park, car camping, or even if you don’t have a lot of space for a big grill. (Hello, city living!)
ThermoPro Wireless Digital Meat Thermometer (US, CA, GB) . Even though you’re not supposed to leave your post whilst grilling, sometimes diapers need changing and mom refuses to do it (because she won the Fitbit steps count yet again).
For the CAR LOVER:
And just for fun… for the INSTAGRAM HUSBAND:
Spigen Selfie Stick (US, CA, GB) . If you’ve got yourself an Instagram husband, give a gift that you will both appreciate: the selfie stick. That way he gets out of his photo-taking duties and you have full creative control over the angle and composition.