2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Dad


The Holiday Gift Guide is our largest project of the year! It's a large effort that we have been working on for months. We personally try all of the items and then share the best products and gift ideas in the gift guide. We hope that you enjoy this selection of gift ideas for 2020! 

The Husqvarna Automower is a game changer for dads! My husband received this hard working robotic mower last spring and he raves that it is one of the best gifts that he has ever received because it reduces his weekly chore list. He saves over an hour each week now that he doesn't have to mow our lawn. I'm sure that mowing the lawn is a chore anywhere, but it's especially daunting in Texas due to the weather. Plus, the Automower does a better job than my husband. The advanced technology improves the health of our lawn by running frequently with the clippings mulched into our lawn. Visit here to learn more about our experience with this energetic robot who happily mows our lawn without complaining about Texas weather. Since my husband already owns an Automower, his holiday gift this year is the Husqvarna Automower 400/500 Series House which has a sleek design to provide longer term protection from the rain and sun. They thought of everything! The slim design has a cable hatch on the back and a top that easily flips up for easy to access the keypad while the Automower charges.
U.S. Polo Assn. is an iconic brand that you will want to check out for the holiday season. They offer authentic clothing that has been officially sanctioned by the U.S. Polo Association, the governing body for the sport of polo in the U.S. since 1890.  My husband loves the Space Dye Thermal Henley in Maroon Fall and the Thermal Crew Neck Shirt in Olive Green. These long sleeve shirts are perfect for winter because they are incredibly soft and comfortable. They are also easy to care for since they are machine washable. U.S. Polo Assn. clothing is available in over 180 countries at independent retail stores, department stores, U.S. Polo Assn. brand stores, and on the U.S. Polo Assn. website. 

Related Garments is a high quality brand that you may have seen featured in places such as the New York Post, Vogue, Esquire, Men's Health, People, and more. They offer a subscription service that provides trendy and coordinated socks and underwear. Our family has a tradition of updating basics like socks and underwear at this time of year. Related Garments is our go-to brand for this gift because we love their high quality and coordinated boxer briefs, no show socks, and long socks. They even offer monthly subscriptions of these items. The subscriptions are flexible as you choose the perfect subscription that best fits you and there are no commitments if you want to opt out of future deliveries. Personally, we get the hype -- their garments are comfortable and excellent quality. It's hard to switch to another brand after you've tried Related Garments because their products are so nice. 

CeraVe is my husband's go-to skincare brand. Actually, my entire family uses this brand. If you follow regularly, you know that our dermatologist recommended this brand and that we have used their products for years. My husband uses the CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser because it gently removes oil without disrupting the protective skin barrier. The hyaluronic acid helps to retain skin's natural moisture and the niacinamide helps to calm the skin.  In the morning, he uses the CeraVe Skin Renewing Day Cream. At night, he uses the CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream. These moisturizers use hyaluronic acid to help maintain your skin's natural moisture. They also contain Retinol to help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles which is incredibly important in our 40's.  These moisturizers have been part of his routine for over a year now. More recently, he began using the CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum.  This serum helps with uneven skin tone, fine lines, and wrinkles.  It is a gentle and lightweight serum. In addition to vitamin C, it also contains ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and soothing vitamin B5 to help improve texture, restore the skin's protective barrier, and improve hydration. My husband raves that it helps with his uneven skin tone. In particular, he has brown spots from sun damage on his cheeks.  He noticed that his skin tone looks better, especially on his cheeks. These products are perfect for holiday gifts since good skincare is important to dads!

ChapStick offers festive lip care products that are both practical and festive. Our entire family uses ChapStick products during the dry winter months, so it is nice to fill stockings with holiday varieties.  You may even hang them on your tree. My husband loves the candy cane variety. They also have Pumpkin Pie, Holiday Cocoa, Sugar Cookie, and Vanilla Latte!

Kingston offers innovative products that make it easier to work during the quarantine.  I recently saw a comedy video in which parents were taking turns working from their car because that was the only way that they could find a quiet space for work meetings without their children being loud in the background. It's not easy to work from home and homeschool children. It requires a lot of shuffling! Whether you are shuffling around to quiet places throughout the day or have sensitive work data that you need to protect, Kingston has you covered.  First, the Kingston Nucleum is a 7-in-1- USB hub that allows you to stay powered up with your notebook and a mouse, monitor, and other accessories.  My husband uses it with a MacBook and is even able to connect an external hard drive and iPhone. It's a great gift for dads in 2020!  

The Kingston DataTraveler 2000 Encrypted USB Drive is designed to be secure with an alphanumeric keypad to lock the drive. Personally, my husband uses it at home so that our children don't accidentally access a drive with important work documents. As my children get older, it's also good for use at school so that no one is able to copy assignments or other important documents. This drive uses Full Disk AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption and may be used on any device with a USB2.0 or USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) port. The admin pin enables admin access to the drive and ability to issue a new user pin if someone forgets their pin. The admin may also pre-provision a drive with pre-loaded content that is read-only.

The Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 Encrypted USB Drive  protects work with automatic cloud backup. It's really cool because it has hardware encryption and password protection. An extra security measure is that the drive locks and reformats after 10 failed login attempts so that users don't have to worry if the drive is lost or stolen. At the same time, they are able to optionally use the cloud backup option to back up to Google Drive, OneDrive (Microsoft.), Amazon Cloud Drive, Dropbox or Box, so if the drive is lost or stolen, their data is in a safe place.  It's really great for anyone, but especially children who sometimes lose things.  Of course, I should mention that the Kingston team paid close attention to the user experience when they designed this drive and that we find it easy to use.  These drives are perfect gifts for busy dads who work from home this year!

The Accell Power Air - Surge Protector and USB Charging Station is a nice gift because the clever circular design is sleek and functional. Now that many dads work from home and children have virtual school, extra charging stations are helpful. This one provides six outlets and two USB charging ports. It has a 6' cord. If you and your family members tend to move around the house with your devices throughout the day, this charging station is great.  We put it under our dining room table so that everyone is able to circle around and charge their devices while working or doing school work. It's also wonderful for home offices because the circular design allows for better organization and convenience.

Sweet Maria's is the best place to find green coffee beans. This brand is iconic to coffee connoisseurs who roast their own coffee beans since high quality green coffee beans create amazing results. (Read more about coffee roasting at Sweet Maria's here.)   We've featured Sweet Maria's for years because the green coffee bean sampler is my husband's favorite holiday gift that he looks forward to every year. For instance, we love the 8-pound espresso sampler shown in the photo. I actually never know what will be in the sampler until it arrives, but I trust the experts at Sweet Maria's to curate green coffee beans that my husband will love. They never let me down. My husband has found many of his favorite green coffee beans through their samplers and you will always find him enthusiastically roasting coffee on Christmas morning after he opens his gift. Sweet Maria's conducts multiple trips each year to connect with leaders of coops and to make deals for the best batches. They do an amazing job and we look forward to their best finds! Click here to visit their store!

The Naturepedic Organic Cotton/PLA Pillow is another product that dads will love. Many dads are working from home while taking turns to help their children with virtual schooling. A good night of sleep is essential which is why we are featuring this pillow that is like a fluffy cloud. Naturepedic has been around since 2003 and understands that "organic" is meant for more than just food. This pillow is made with a 300 thread count 100% organic cotton outer fabric and pure PLA batting on the inside, providing a healthy, resilient and supportive feel. PLA is a non-toxic, sustainable fiber derived from 100% renewable resources. In fact, Naturepedic formulates its PLA exclusively from non-GMO sugarcane. PLA is resilient an has wonderful moisture wicking properties. Best of all, there are no harmful chemicals, no petroleum and no chemical smell! 

UglyChristmasSweater.com is a cozy shop for holiday gifts.  We love the Home Alone Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal Lounge Pants as a funny gift for dads.  Another fun gift is the Star Wars Chewbacca Ships Christmas Lounge Pants. These are soft and cozy for winter. While we love their lounge pants, the UglyChristmasSweater.com store also has other funny pajamas, onesies, sweaters, and more. They offer many unique and memorable gifts!

No Whey Chocolate offers vegan holiday chocolates. The chocolatiers at No Whey are incredibly talented with their unique recipes. They offer premium chocolates that are 100% milk free, peanut free, tree nut free, gluten free, egg free, and soy free. There are no artificial colors and flavors. They are vegan and kosher!  We recommend the Vegan Advent Calendar, Peppermint No No's, and Vegan Peppermint Bark. The Vegan Advent Calendar contains delicious holiday themed chocolates. The Peppermint No No's and Vegan Peppermint Bark are perfect for stocking stuffers!

Mind the Gap is the ultimate family game because it incorporates trivia from different generations so that everyone feels included. Teams race around the board answering pop culture trivia through 4 generations: Boomer, Gen X, Millennial, & Gen Z. The team that makes it around the board first is crowned the Greatest Generation!

I hope that you enjoyed this glimpse into our favorite gifts for dads this holiday season!