Are all men a pain in the neck to shop for or is it just the men in my family? I like this BBQ Briefcase, (HERE) but my husband already has it (and loves it).
I considered this awesome Home Plate Doormat (HERE), but it wasn’t quite what I was looking for.
But this year, I’m one step ahead of the game. One of my favorite stores, Uncommon Goods, contacted me andÂ wanted to help with my selections forÂ Father’s Day gifts (here). They must have heard what a hard time I have shopping for my men, but let me tell you . . . no matter what your shopping list is like, Uncommon Goods has it covered.
They have about a Ba-ZILLION items to choose from, but they’re all arranged in easy-to-navigate categories, like “Gifts for Men” (HERE). Some items are funny, some are practical and some are practically funny! And right on their delivery box, Uncommon Goods lets you know they have a good heart and are giving back to charities. Just another little touch that’s — well, uncommonly good!
I finally came across the Tool Seat on the “Gifts for Husband” collection (HERE)Â and knew it would be a great gift for my husband, not for gardening (that’s my area), but for the times he works on gadgets and gizmos where he has to be up and down/up and down for long periods of time.
The Tool Seat has pockets to hold all his essential tools and what-nots, and the caddy can be removed (quick velcro) to carry with him or he can use the stool by itself, which I’m sure he’ll take along on his next camping trip with Troop 47, or even down to the bay when he goes fishing.
But what to get for my own Dad? He has everything! I considered these “Nautical Flag Dominoes” on the “Gifts for Dad” page (HERE), but kept looking.
Then, I had a bright idea. I remembered that years ago, when my Granddaddy was around 97 years old, (he lived to be 102), I was stumped for what to get him. Then I remembered, he carried a bucket with him everywhere and used it for everything under the sun. Gathering pecans, okra, toting nails to build birdhouses, or cleaning up twigs from the yard, you name it . . . he was never without his old bucket, which was becoming very worn, and dented.
I bought my Granddaddy a new aluminum bucket, filled it with his favorite snacks and he loved it. Every time I saw him from then on, he told me what a great gift it was. Here’s a sweet photo from long ago of my son with Granddaddy as they were on their way to feed the ducks in Lake DeFuniak. Â Somewhere, there’s a photo just like this of him taking me to feed the ducks at the same lake many years before.
Awwww . . .
But back to the bucket story . . .
Since I had “bucket-on-the-brain” I was excited when I saw this new version of the age-old classic. Who would have thought there was a way to improve the common bucket? Well, since they are “un”common, Uncommon Goods did it! They realized during the times you aren’t using your trusty, handy-dandy bucket, IT”S IN THE WAY OF EVERYTHING! So now, Uncommon Goods offers a collapsible bucket! (HERE).
I know! What a clever idea! It pops into place in three different sizes, all the way up to two gallons. It’s made of sturdy silicone with a stainless steel handle and folds down to a slim 2″.They also offer the same type bucket in a beach pail version. I know it seems weird to be excited over a bucket, but I’m telling you, I’m shopping for strange kinds of men who like practical-odd-unique things like this. Believe me, it will be appreciated far more than a tie or picture frame made out of macaroni (although I thought the frame was really cute).
Look how much this awesome bucket holds! Perfect for your boat, camper, trunk of your car, or just to slide out of the way anywhere, this folding bucket makes so much good common sense . . . Â and don’t we love products that do that?
Daddy’s going to love his new bucket. Maybe I’ll fill it with his favorite candy or fishing supplies when I give it to him. If this Collapsible Utility Bucket had been around to give to my Granddaddy, I’m sure he would have loved it too.
Now it’s your turn to get busy shopping for the men in your life. Click HERE to visit Uncommon Goods web site. You’ll be amazed at the variety of unique and beautiful items, many of them custom made. And the best part? No more pain in the neck shopping trips needed!