father’s day

A couple of years ago for Father’s Day I got Chris something I knew he’d never get himself. I got him a barbecue cookbook, and inside were tickets to Barbecue University, a 3-day class at Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina. Suffice to say he had the best time. But he wouldn’t have done it without […]

We have endless amount of father’s day and “for him” gift guides in our archives. But we thought this year, it would mean more to share my actual favorite things. All laid out below. The things that I recommend to my closest friends and family over and over and would buy again and again. So if you’re […]

Father’s Day is on Sunday! Which means there’s just enough time to order something for that special guy in your life and his dad and your dad–at least that’s how it works around here–and have it delivered by Saturday. A few weeks ago, we bought Chris an Apple watch (which he couldn’t love more) from […]


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