The Father’s Day Gift Guide for 2022


Father's Day is on June 19, 2022. In today's post, we'll share our favorite gift ideas that are sure to bring extra happiness for this special holiday!

ASICS is one of my favorite brands because my family is very active. Comfortable and supportive shoes are important since we put many miles on our shoes. New running shoes make the perfect gift for dads who want their children to spend time running or playing sports with them on Father's Day.  Personally, my husband's #1 request for Father's Day was for our oldest son to go on a run with him.  We recommend buying new shoes for dad and everyone who will join him on a Father's Day run or outdoor activity!  For instance, our father and son shoes below include the GEL-NIMBUS 24 and GEL-NIMBUS 23 (2E) running shoes.

Both of these shoes are part of the popular GEL-NIMBUS line of shoes that offer fantastic comfort and support for distance training. My husband and son have slightly different preferences. For my husband, the blue GEL-NIMBUS 24 shoes on the left are 20 grams lighter than the previous version.  The soft engineered upper mesh and flexible midfoot panel make them incredibly comfortable. The FF BLAST PLUS cushioning is appreciated by my husband because it keeps the shoe lightweight while still providing a softer feeling underfoot. The material also helps to increase the shoe's rebound properties at the toe-off stage.  

The black GEL-NIMBUS 23 (2E) running shoes on the right are slightly wider for my son and anyone who needs extra width.  My son is in middle school and experiencing rapid growth spurts, so he needs shoes with good support.  His pediatrician predicts that he will be 6'4" tall as an adult!  Given the rapid growth spurts, he needs good shoes that also help with stability.  That's why we turned to the ASICS GEL-NIMBUS 23 (2E) shoes. These shoes offer improved stability  to provide a more balanced stride that's followed by smoother transitions.  At the same time, these particular shoes are wider for a more accommodating fit that our son needs. While we all could use comfort and breathability in our shoes, this is especially important for teenage boys.  These shoes feature a soft engineered mesh that is designed for long runs. Of course, we have to mention that these shoes have the excellent shock absorption and softness that you would expect from ASICS. In particular, the GEL-NIMBUS 23 (2E) shoes deliver more compression to the heel thanks to the soft GEL technology cushioning unit and countered design lines. The gender-specific TRUSSTIC device provides an articulated amount of support for a smoother transitions. Our son loves these shoes for cross country practices and races.  More importantly, he loves them for going on runs with his dad!  In addition to these shoes, my son created a nice route for their Father's Day run.  This gift is practical and promotes father and son bonding!

Sperry is almost synonymous with dads thanks to their timeless styles that are perfect for laid back days.  This year, we are featuring their Men's Dock PLUSHWAVE Slides! These sandals have it all - comfort, support, and style! They are great for dads that enjoy spending time outside during summer. They make it easy to achieve an on-trend, minimalist look with comfort! Sperry uses a combination of premium nubuck and full-grain for the leather uppers to provide soft comfort and durability. The proprietary PLUSHWAVE midsole-outsole contribute to the lightweight comfort.  Every dad should have a pair of these slides as they effortlessly go with most casual summer outfits.  Visit Sperry here!

L'Occitane is a brand that offers luxurious products while also staying true to their eco-conscious roots.  They are known for their high quality skincare products that use natural ingredients to soothe and energize skin. Dads will enjoy being pampered with luxurious L'Occitane products while knowing that the brand is dedicated to sustainable sourcing for their products in effort to make the world a better place for current and future generations.   

L'Occitane's Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel and Aqua Réotier Mineral Moisture Mask are great for dads. My husband has dry skin that absorbs the Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel quickly. This innovative moisturizer has thousands of micro-bubbles that release freshness instantly, energizing and revitalizing the skin. As I mentioned earlier, L'Occitane is a wonderful brand that uses many natural ingredients in products. This product is partially derived from the Réotier Spring. For centuries, a natural water spring has been running at the heart of the Provence mountains, collecting rich minerals and rising up at the Réotier Spring. Thanks to its high calcium content, this incredible water helps skin maintain its hydration barrier and retain moisture.  My husband commented several times that this ultra thirst quenching gel has made his skin feel more refreshed and radiant. I also noticed that his skin looks has been glowing!  He also uses the Aqua Réotier Mineral Moisture Mask a few times each week.  This sleeping mask has been incredible for his dry skin. The mask is made with mineral-rich Réotier water, hyaluronic acid, and water-binding molecules that intensely quench skin's thirst. My husband generally dislikes masks, but this one works for him because of the non-oily texture.  His skin is recharged with a healthy-looking glow in the morning! These products are sure to help any dad to look and feel great!

L'Occitane also offers the best shower gels. The Cap Cédrat Shower Gel comes in a sleek bottle or eco-friendly refill pouch. This shower gel is enriched with cedrat essential oil. It has a zesty and aquatic scent that dads are sure to love! This shower gel currently has a 5-star rating. We agree - the scent is wonderful and it leave skin feeling soft and refreshed!  The shower gel formula alone is enough to make this a top Father's Day gift, but even better, the eco-friendly pouch adds to the appeal as we all think about sustainability and future generations.  Visit L'Occitane here!

Vuori offers performance driven clothing that dads will love. This customer centric brand offers high quality clothing that comes with their Investment in Happiness that is more than just a product guarantee, but is also symbolic of how they treat their team, community, and our environment. It's only natural that we would choose to feature this brand for Father's Day because dads will love their Vuori's high quality and stylish products while also feeling good that they are supporting a brand that cares about parents, children, and future generations.  We have a few outfits that are perfect for active dads! Let's start with Vuori t-shirts. My husband loves the Strato Tech Tee,Tuvalu Tee, and Tradewind Performance Tee. These cozy t-shirts may just be the softest performance tees on the planet! Many other performance tee materials are rough. The Vuori team deserves accolades for their fabrics.  Their team of perfectionists also designed these shirts to fit well. They are longer than many other of my husband's tees which is another great touch!

Vuori has the best athletic shorts. My husband loves the Kore Short in Indigo and Cloud. These versatile shorts have a classic athletic fit. Similar to other Vuori items, the design team meticulously thought of everything!  The shorts are lined which are great for everyday shorts. The fabric is very nice and the stitching is excellent.  The shorts look great on my husband! You'll want to order these shorts in multiple colors!

Vuori joggers are another great gift idea.  My husband loves the Transit Jogger. Athleisure has been one of the most popular categories of clothing for the past few years.  As a busy parent, this is a trend that I fully support!  Vuori is a leader in athleisure and their joggers are exceptional!  You can't beat the comfort and style. A feature that additionally sets these joggers apart from the competition is the 4-way stretch woven fabric that is abrasion resistant. The structure, durability, comfort, and attention to detail make these joggers a great choice for active dads. 

Cariloha offers incredibly cozy and eco-conscious bedding for dads who treasure a good night of sleep. My husband and I are similar to many other parents who will tell you that sleep deprivation has been one of our biggest parenting challenges. That's why a cozy duvet and good quality pillow are at the top of my list for Father's Day gifts! Cariloha will help dads melt into bed with their eco-comfort products that focus on quality and sustainability. 

Cariloha has proprietary development processes and access to the world's highest quality and sustainable bamboo farms to produce excellent quality bedding, clothing, and bath goods. Dads will love the luxuriously soft Classic Bamboo Bed Sheet Set.  Not only are these sheets physically soft and cooling, but the eco-friendly nature of this carbon neutral product will let dad fall asleep knowing that he's supporting an eco-friendlier world for his children.  Visit Cariloha here.

The next two items are for a special Father's Day meal!

Chicago Steak Company offers premium steaks that are perfect for Father's Day. This company is all about perfection from start to end. They start by offering USDA Prime or upper-1/3 USDA Choice in order to offer steaks that are in the top 2% of beef worldwide. The next step is that each steak is hand-selected and hand carved to ensure the best cut possible and then dry- or wet-aged to intensify its naturally delicious flavor. Steaks from Chicago Steak Company are the ultimate gift for many dads!  If you visit now, they have several sales and free shipping on orders that are over $129.  Personally, we recommend the Chicago Butchers Assortment that contains:

  • 2 (6oz) Premium Angus Filet Mignons
  • 2 (10oz) Premium Angus Boneless Strips
  • 2 (8oz) Premium Angus Ribeyes
  • 2 (8oz) Premium Angus Top Sirloins
  • 8 (8oz) Premium Angus Steak Burgers
  • 1 Packet Chicago Steak Company Seasoning
This set provides a nice variety for a Father's Day dinner and other memorable meals throughout the month!

Brazi Bites are the perfect compliment to almost any Father's Day meal. You may have seen this brand featured on Shark Tank. They sold out nationwide after that episode aired, but have caught up on the nationwide demand so that you are able to find them in the freezer section of many grocery stores. You may also order from the Brazi Bites website. We love that these delicious gluten-free Brazilian cheese bread bites are made from wholesome ingredients.  Personally, our favorite variety is the Cheddar & Parmesan Brazilian Cheese Bread

We bake them until they are golden brown and fluffy. I make an entire bag at once because my boys have an insatiable hunger for Brazi Bites! They are perfect addition to a special Father's Day meal!

We thought that we would end the gift guide with humor since we know that many dads love their dad jokes and pranks!  This is the first and only time that we have used an animated gif on our blog. We hope that you enjoy it!

Handy Grabs Nibblerz (Hog Wildis our gift idea for dads that love pranks! This kooky take on the classic gripper tool has some bite! This denture-decorated gripper allows you to sink your “teeth” into picking up the remote, grabbing some socks out of the drawer or reaching that snack at the top of the pantry! It’s irreverent and fun, and almost practical!  Personally, I recommend letting your kids retrieve items for dad throughout the day with this fun Handy Grabs Nibblerz toy!

We hope that you have a fabulous Father's Day and have the opportunity to create happy memories!