Today's post is dedicated to Father's Day gift ideas! I have told you before that I'm bad at giving gifts. I have every great intention, and then I just don't do it. Although I wish that I was an awesome gift giver, sometimes I am just not. BUT if I were going to give Father's Day gifts, here's some things I would pick. Hopefully this will help you take care of your shopping today! Also I clearly know that this post is a tad bit late, but hopefully this will help you procrastinators like me. 🙂
1. a new book
I recently read THE REAL WIN by Colt McCoy and Matt Carter and I highly recommend it for the men in your life. I enjoyed it as a woman and so I know men will love it even more since it's written towards them. Colt and Matt tackle great subjects that all men are wanting to know more about and grow in their life in these areas. The talk about work, loving God more, loving your wife well, leaving a legacy behind that matters, and how to be the leader of your home. I appreciate that Matt says that this book is more about their failures than their successes.
I found myself nodding so many times in affirmation of things my husband does well, and a few areas that I know I could pray for him to grow in. It helped me understand what men are looking for in life and how I can help my husband abtain those things. How can I love him well in his temptations, how can I love him well in his work, how can I love him well in his role as a dad? All great questions us as wives should be asking. So …. I guess my advice for you ladies is to get the book for your man and feel free to enjoy it when he's done with it! Just be nice and don't underline all the sentences you think he needs to read 3 or 4 times!
You can get the book from Lifeway & Amazon.
I'm also super blessed to be able to give away a few of these books to some of you! This would make the perfect gift for those dads in your life. My dad has already read it and said it was one of the best books he's ever read. Six of you will win this book, and the best news is that they will be autographed by Colt & Matt!
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Aaron has gotten into a letter writing stage and he's sending friends hand written notes. I think the art of writing out a note of encouragement is lost. We have email for that. Twitter. Facebook. All of those a great media to build people up and encourage them, but don't you love getting a handwritten note. Maybe your man likes to encourage people and write them letters. If so, here's where Aaron's been getting his stationary now. Page Stationary has many options that are man friendly. Aaron found this site after searching all over town for stationary that was manly, whatever that might mean!
3. A pipe
What a timeless gift this is for a man. What a great gift idea for the special men in your life. Smoking a pipe is a classic activity that brings together conversation and community. When Aaron and his friends sit around a smoke their pipes, it always ends up being a good night. There's something about the way a pipe can change a night for guys. THE PIPE PARLOR is an amazing online pipe shop that is actually run by a family that we know. It's a small business that will provide you with great service while you look for the best pipe for your man. The Pipe Parlor is offering a discount code for you guys as well. When you check out use dreamingbigdreams as the promo code.
Who doesn't need a new pair of sandals these days? These sandals from REBUILD GLOBALLY are made in Haiti by earthquake survivors and the sandals are made from used tires. How awesome is that?
The sandals are made from used tires and this organization is providing jobs for Haitians (mainly women) who are now helping to support their families and provide economic stability for their community.
5. a GO PRO CAMERA
I recently went on a canoe trip with my brother and his family and Jordan brought a GO PRO camera that he used the whole time. If your husband is into outdoor sports, this is super fun. It's a camera that is shock proof, water proof, everything proof. You can attach it to your canoe, your skis, your surfboard, whatever and it takes pictures. This is a pricey gift, but one that will be tons of fun for you and him!
Here's the deal, whatever you get the men in your life, make sure it's something they would love and might not buy for themselves. Along with the gift, write them a great note telling them how much you love them and a few ways they have made a difference in your life. That note will be cherished more than whatever gift you might get them!
My dad is awesome because he gave me a godly picture of what a husband & man looks like.
My dad is awesome because he is in heaven and I hear that place rocks. 🙂 seriously though, I am daily amazed at the legacy my dad left and the provisions he made to continue filling his role of protector and provider to my Mom, sisters, and even myself (though I’m married with kids already) as long as is necessary. The Bible says that a wise man leaves an inheritance for his children. My dad is surely to be counted among the wise.
My Dad is an amazing example of what God wants earthly Dads to be and I love him very much! Plus, I admire that he’s in better physical shape than most people my age!
My dad is awesome because he always gives of himself so selflessly to his family & others. I am also excited about celebrating my hubby on his very first Father’s Day! So thankful for how he gives to us as well!
My dad is my hero. He will drop whatever just to come and help me anything. He has always been there for me and always been on my side. He motivated me to continue doing things I loved even when it got a little hard and he has consoled me through many a heartbreak. We are exceptionally close father and daughter. I love him very much!
My husband is an awesome dad! He is everything that we did not get from our earthly fathers. He strives to walk like Jesus and be a Godly example to our children. The greatest gift I know he is giving to our son is showing him how to grow up and be a loving and attentive father. He is also showing our daughters exactly what to look for in a husband and strive for nothing less. I am blessed and so are our kiddos!
My dad is awesome because he taught me how to do boy stuff lime change the oil in my car, how to change my tire, how to lay pipe (& glue it together), how to drive, how to fix a holding tank (& put a new one in), but mostly how to work hard, be a leader, & problem solve. He was first guy that took me out on late night movie dates. I STILL think my dad is the coolest dad in town!
My dad is awesome because he is always wanting to make sure everyone in his family is happy and provided for. He is a hard worker who uses his gifts to bless people through his job. He is very genuine, humble, and funny. I’m so blessed that is a part of me and has brought me to this world. My hope is that he finds true happiness through Christ. He has plenty of faith in himself but lacks faith in our King. He claims to be a believer by lacks a clear perspective of who Christ is. My prayer is that he finds joy, life and grace through Christ in an intimate way. I think this book could really open his eyes on what it looks like to be a man who serves and lives for Christ. I am so proud of his accomplishments and success, but want him to experience victory through Christ!
My dad is awesome because he continues to pursue God and has not allowed sin to overwhelm him, but has confessed, repented, and grown from it.
I just wrote this long post about how awesome my dad is and how much he needs to know Christ intimately but don’t think it went through so this is a test…
My Dad is awesome because he served God and others through simple kind and loving actions. He put others first.
Thanks for the opportunity to receive this book. Praise God for all the dads who serve as spiritual leaders. I would love to give this book to my dad. As a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, the privilege to attend The Austin Stone Community Church changed my life. To God be the Glory ~ Blessings!
This sounds like a great book for my husband! I live reading your blog! I was super excited when I found out you were actually friends with my friends Brad and Amy Beckey! Small world! God bless you!
My dad showed us what it was like to love well. He loves my mom, continues dating her & put their marraige first. He loves the widow, taking care of 2 women on our street who lost their hubands. He loves the unchurched & always seeks to serve & show them Jesus wherever possible. He loved the fatherless, serving them in our local YL. He loves the church, seving tirelessly as a teacher & elder. All of this he does because he loves Jesus, and I am thankful he showed us what life looks like & how great it can be when you seek to know & glorify Him above all else.
My dad is awesome because he is the ultimate spiritual leader for our whole family. He will openly admit his faults and he always strives to be a better man instead of settling for mediocrity. He is the ultimate Daddy figure and will send texts randomly telling me how much he loves and misses me and how proud he is of me — which every girl needs in her life. He would blow. a. fuse. if he found out anyone hurt his girls and protects us in any situations that he can that would put us in harms way. He is a provider and, even if the money isn’t flowing in, he will do his best to get his family everything we need + more.
He’s a selfless God fearing man and I’m super blessed he is mine!
My dad is awesome because he is the most consistent and steady man I know. He has been a special ed teacher and high school girls basketball coach for about 25 years, and has impacted so many of his students for Christ. I’ve never met someone who doesn’t respect him, and it makes me really proud to be his daughter. He is generous, kind, has a great sense of humor, and always reminds me that Jesus is better. Love that man.
For my senior year in college, my dad came to our Chi Omega senior dinner and together, we won the dance contest. It was amazing!!!!
My dad is awesome because he worked hard to provide for our family as I was growing up. He’s a die-hard Longhorn and would love this book! Also, my husband is awesome because he leads our family spiritually and always puts others before himself – he is such a blessing to us!!!
Well my dad is an amazing man of the Lord..who taught me from the beginning of my life about living for Jesus…and gave me a true example of what that looked like.
I’m hoping to win the giveaway for my husband..and he is an AWESOME dad to our two kiddos. He loves the three of us so well and works every day to show us that love. He is the leader of our home, and helps me every day as we walk through this life and try to show our children lives led according to Christ’s will.
my dad runs like 135 miles. just sayin.
My dad is amazing because he has stood with me under the weight of burdens no father should have to bear as I have walked through tragedy over the past 2 years.
My dad lives a life devoted to Christ. Currently, he is recovering in an assisted living facility from a stroke. Our family visits him as much as possible; however, we know he still feels lonely at times. We are thankful for God’s faithfulness throughout this journey beginning with the Life Flight to Houston and also all the health care professionals caring for our loved one. I am sure he will enjoy reading this book.
~ By His Grace ~
I have served as the spiritual leader of three generations of my family. My granddaughter will love this book. She is a graduate of UT and was working in the Office of Admissions when she was diagnosed with cancer. Thankfully, today she is a survivor. After chemotherapy and radiation treatments in Houston, her first visit back to Austin was to attend the 1st Easter at the Erwin Center by The Austin Stone Community Church. Oh Happy Day ~ Praise God!