Give Gourment Crab Cakes as a Gift

I often think of the movie the "Wedding Crashers" when the topic of crab cakes comes up since Vince Vaughn's character seems to rate the quality of the wedding reception by the quality of the crab cakes served.

I figured I'd round out the recent theme of food as a gift posts with this one on these crab cakes, click on the link below for more details:

The Crab Place 4 oz. Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, 1 Half-dozen

PS I am tempted to search out some possible Philly Favorites, like soft pretzels and cheese steaks to see if any are offered as gift items ... more later.

More Food as a Gift Idea, Maine Lobster

This food as a gift idea offers the lobsters plus some added goodies and accessories so the recipient has everything they need for an unforgettable Maine lobster dinner. Check out the details at the link below:

Maine Lobster Party - Maine Lobster Party for 4 with 1.25 lb Lobsters

Tagged, a cool game for Dads or something else?

Maybe there is a cool game for Dads called tagged ... but this post is because I got tagged by Joe at 70s Child.

The Rules:
1) Link to the person who tagged you.
2) Post the rules on your blog.
3) Write six random things about yourself.
4) Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5) Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

My Random Things:
I used to be afraid of being eaten alive by animals.
I don't think about the animal thing anymore.
I have some old stuff in my freezer, but not 4 years old.
I wish I had a '67 Thunderbird in my garage.
I don't really have a TV series I currently follow.
I sort of wish I did, does anyone have any suggestions?

I am tagging:
Nanny Deprived
Sisters Gift Company
Aged Vintage Paper
MJennings Designs

Breakfast as a Gift

The weekends are always a great time to spend a little extra time in getting a nice breakfast prepared and this looked like a cool gift idea. I've actually given food as a gift before (more than once). I think it makes a nice gift idea. More details on the breakfast as a gift, below:

Bear Creek Country Breakfast Box

Cool Beer Pitcher and Glass Set from Mars

OK, this set it not really from Mars, but this one features a fictional character from Mars, Marvin the Martian. For some reason when I watched him on TV, I seemed to focus on his shoes. I read that he was only in a handful of episodes. Anyway, wouldn't this be a pretty cool way to serve some beer, or whatever other drink you may prefer (iced tea, lemonade, water, juice, etc.)?

For more details click below:
Marvin the Martian Beer Set Pitcher with Pint or Pub Beer Glasses


Custom Domain Name for our Cool Stuff for Dads Gift Blog

We have decided to use the domain name, for our Cool Stuff For Dads Gift Blog. This means that people entering in their browser's URL will now be directed to this blog. It also means if visitors type in the original blog URL,, they will also be directed and shown the domain name but with our blog content (that seems confusing now).

Anyway, we have enjoyed presenting cool gifts ideas for Dads (and men) here and now we have a custom domain name to help promote the site. All of the prior posts and comments will continue to show as normal. We hope you find the domain name will help you to find our blog a little easier, and a little more often ;)

Men's Solar Watch

I'm a watch guy. I like to know what time it is. I wear one every day. I normally wear something like the one shown (i.e. a sports watch). I also have a dress watch. I came across the solar watch type recently and became intrigued. I am very tempted to give this style watch a try, here are just a couple bullets in its favor:

- Atomic (US only) - Receives the signal from an Atomic clock (the radio-controlled function means users never have to reset the time).
- The solar power offers a battery life of approximately 11 months on full charge without further exposure to light (the built-in solar battery eliminates the nuisance of replacing batteries).

See complete details at the link below:
Casio Men's G-Shock MTG Atomic Tough Solar Watch #MTG900DA-8V

Spring Gardening Gifts for Men

Well it's still on the chilly side here (at least the last couple days), but we have started some spring gardening work. Many folks in the area work on their lawns a bit to cut back on the weeds and try to maximize on the greenness.

Our Scotts Spreader does get some use in terms of getting out the fertilizer and grass seed we spread. It's a definite help in this task. I also found this winter that it was a good height to hold my bag of rock salt so I didn't have to carry or bend over to reload the cup I was using to spread that on the driveway.

I am all for the presents that have a purpose (or purposes) and will get used, link below:

Scotts Standard Broadcast Spreader #74212

Cool Money Clip

Slim Clip Money Clip - Money and Credit Card Holder Wallet

Does he prefer managing his bills with a money clip vs. keeping in his wallet? He can still carry a wallet for credit cards, Driver's License, and all of those store bonus programs that they require you carry a card for. It does seem to be an easier way to get to your cash.

Are there occassions when he is looking to travel a little lighter and leave the wallet at home and just have access to the bills and a single credit card? An instance of this might be when he is out and about, the slopes, fishing, etc. He might like keeping some cash and credit card with him but prefer to leave the wallet at home. This cool money clip looks like it would be a good solution for those situations.

Slim Clip Money Clip - Money and Credit Card Holder Wallet

When is Father's Day?

Afterall, we are a Cool Stuff for DADS Gift Blog and since I was thinking about this day recently I thought it worth a post.

So, when is Father's Day?

Father's Day is on the third Sunday in June. So Father's Day 2009 will be on June 21. You have almost 3 months to brainstorm and secure that really cool gift for Dad. Be sure you don't wait until the last minute.

I am sure we will post again as we get closer. For now, you can click on the link below for some gift ideas for him:

Father's Day Gifts

R/C Helicopter Birthday Gift Idea (for me)

I have a birthday coming up in a few weeks, and I have had this gift idea for a little while now. I saw some guys on an MTV show flying these (not necessarily this model) around and it looked like a lot of fun. So ... I think I am going to add an R/C Helicopter to the list and see what happens. It's always fun to get something toy like as a gift, I guess it helps us relive some of the younger years. Check out the product details of the R/C helicopter shown in the picture by clicking the link below:

Venom Ozone Indoor/Outdoor R/C Helicopter

Motorcycle Gift

Here's a possible gift for the guy into motorcycles, check out the link below:

Harley Davidson Bar & Shield Bottle Opener--LIMITED EDITION. Chrome-plated zinc. Bar & Shield logo on handle. Measures 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 5/8". 96984-09V

Contemporary Bottle Opener

I think owning at least one good bottle opener is essential for any home barware collection and/or the beer drinker. I collected bottle openers for a few years. I sort of stopped because the collection seemed to get bigger than the drawer I had allocated for this kind of stuff. Someone suggested I sell some of the collection, to free up some room and allow me to look for some new ones. I actually liked this idea but haven't gotten around to it yet.

But for now, if you are looking for a simple gift idea, that can get some good use, check out the link below for this contemporary bottle opener.

- Bottle Opener - Heavy Duty Chrome by Umbra®


More College Fan Gifts

Continuing on the theme of college fan gifts, I thought I would highlight these cool,neon clocks featuring your favorite school. I think this would look great in a game room, bar area, family room, and many other areas of the home.

<< NCAA Neon Clocks >>

College Basketball Fan Gift Idea

Well for the basketball fans, these are exciting times, as we are at that time of year for the NCAA Basketball Tournament. There is always a lot of exciting moments during these games.

And if you are shopping for a gift for the man in your life who is a basketball fan, then you might check out these cool travel mugs. Travel mugs alone, make a great gift idea; for the morning commute, AM road trip, and any other time he might be traveling or simply looking to keep his coffee warm. And these stainless steel travel mugs can feature one of his favorite colleges or universities, check them out at the link below:

- Stainless Steel Travel Mug - NCAA College Athletics

Wishing your favorite team much success in the tournament.

PS Click here>>> for other college athletics gift ideas.

Classic Toaster Products

What can I say, some guys are into toast. It makes a practical gift, because it is something he can use everyday. I personally like presents that are practical. Also, I think this particluar toaster looks great on the counter. Check out product details below:

Cuisinart Classic Brushed Chrome Toaster, 2-Slice

St. Patrick's Day Gifts

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I think something personalized makes a great gift idea. Check out the following link for this cool, personalized doormat, that would be great for St. Patrick's Day, or any gift occassion:

Personalized St Patricks Day Gifts - Irish Pub Doormat

Mailbox for the Fisherman

If your shopping for a gift for the fisherman in your life, you should check out this unique mailbox.

The Rivers Edge Bass Mailbox is ready to catch and release your mail! This mailbox with its authentic fish look and vivid colors, is a real trophy! It is quality made, with UV protection to prevent fading. You can show your bass fishing pride with this cool mail box. Designed to fit on a standard 2'X4" or 4"X4" post it comes complete with mounting hardware.

It's a whopper of a gift for the angling enthusiast. Click on link below for more details:

River's Edge Mailbox (Bass)

Unique Gifts for Men

Many people struggle to come up with gift ideas for people they are shopping for. I think often it is because the person they are shopping for already seems to have everything. Or maybe it is just because the shopper is looking for something truly unique.

Well I did a search over at for "unique gifts for men", you can check out the results by following the link below:

Unique Gifts for Men

Did it give you any (unique) ideas?? Check out the Deer Toilet Seat I came across while browsing some of the listings (picture above)?

Happy Hour Gifts

Happy Friday!

As the weekend approaches I thought I would devote this post to Happy Hour Gifts. Barware and things a guy might use for happy hour I think makes a great gift for men. Check out the following link for some more ideas at

Happy Hour Gifts >>>

Have a great weekend!!

Entertainment on the Go

Yesterday, I had to take my car in for service and inspection. Where I take it is just far enough away, and the time it was going to take was just short enough, that I decided to wait for the service to be done.

So, I decided to take along the iPod Touch I received as a gift recently and relax and watch a movie:
Step Brothers (Single-Disc Unrated Edition)

I have to say the time went by very quickly, and I got to enjoy a movie I otherwise probably wouldn't have had the time to watch around the house. I could have also easily switched over to some of the music or games we have saved on the iPod and enjoyed those as well.

So, here's a cool gift idea for him, an iPod Touch, to give him something to do while he's waiting, handheld entertainment on the go. Product details:

Apple iPod touch 32 GB (2nd Generation)

Vintage Music, "Romancing The 70s"

I saw this 10 CD Box Set advertised recently on TV. If your guy is the romantic 70s music type it would make a great gift. Some of the listed artists include: John Denver, Olivia Newton-John, Tony Orlando, Helen Reddy, Chicago, and many more. For more information, click the link below:

Romancing The 70s Time Life 10 CD Box set

Vintage 70s T-Shirt

I follow a few blogs, one of which looks back at a lot of great stuff from my childhood, i.e. from the 70s. You can check it out here -
- 70s-child

One of the recent posts there was about the famous Farrah Fawcett poster so many of us are aware of. I came across this well known poster printed on a vintage 70s T-Shirt, very cool! You can check out more details from the link below:

ORIGINAL Vintage 1976 Farrah Fawcett POSTER PRINT Iron-On T-Shirt

If you are not sure your guy was into Farrah or whether this would make a good gift; if he still has the poster hanging on his closet door, then I think you have your answer...

The Weather Outside

We had a great weekend weatherwise, and even though I have enjoyed the winter and all the snow sports associated with it, I have to admit it was kind of nice. I was able to get a little work done outside as well. Today, it is a little cooler. It's great to be able to get a sense of the weather right from inside your home. Check out this cool weather station from La Crosse Technology. A great gift idea for the guy who likes to stay on top of the weather conditions:

La Crosse Technology WS-8035U-IT-SAL Wireless Weather Station with Remote Temperature and Humidity Gauge

More Funny Reading Material

I read MAD Magazine when I was a kid, I always thought it was pretty funny. This hardcover book looks like a great recap of some past editions from the 50s through the 90s and would make a great gift for a Dad who enjoyed (and still enjoys) MAD Magazine. For me it would be a cool way to revisit some of the laughs from my younger days.

Product Details, click below:
MAD for Decades: 50 Years of Forgettable Humor from MAD Magazine

Men's Bathroom Reading

I figured I'd stay focused on the same room in the house as the last post; meaning the bathroom. I came across some reading material which seems to be designed for the bathroom. Looks like they offer a whole series, you can check out their 20th Anniversary at the link below:

Uncle John's Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader (Uncle Johns Bathroom Reader)

This would make an excellent gift for the guy who enjoys a little reading material.

Toilet Seat Lifter, Cool Stuff for Dads???

I came across this product recently and I could not resist sharing with our visitors. A picture is worth a thousand words - the following link takes you to more product information :)

Toilet Seat Lifter

So in households where there is a battle over the seat being left up - what do you think? Does this make a cool gift idea for him?

Remodeling Continues

We are continuing to work through some "remodeling" ideas for We're hoping to make some noticeable progress in the near future. We have been taking a slightly different approach with the Cool Stuff For Dads Gift Blog recently. We have started to write more about products, still based on the cool guy gift theme, with links to where people can buy these items if interested. We hope you have enjoyed reading about these products and that they have offered you with gift ideas for him. We always welcome your comments and feedback. Thanks!

March Comes in Like a Lion

Well another snow storm in the Mid-Atlantic Region means that March is coming in like a lion ... I remember an old "Saturday Night Live" skit that played on this, I believe it was with John Belushi.

Anyway, the storm also means there will be more snow to shovel. Check out the following link for the snow shovel shown above:
Suncast SF1850 22-Inch Big Scoop Snow Shovel with Wear Strip