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Accessories for dad: 3 last-minute Fathers Day gift ideas

Having a newborn in the house again has made me appreciate my husband Jason so much more. When I’m taking care of the baby, he’s busy keeping big sis happy and entertained. And when Eden needs her one-on-one mommy time, he never hesitates to burp Ellie or rock her to sleep.

This Father’s Day, I’m so excited to celebrate him as a new daddy of two! Unfortunately, I still haven’t gotten around to actually getting him a gift. Because, newborn. So, if you’re like me and have procrastinated, here are three last-minute ideas for you to consider for the special man in your life.

The Vintage Honey Shop Daddy Teething Necklaces

If real men wear necklaces, then daddies wear teething necklaces. The Vintage Honey Shop’s new line of teething necklaces gives dads the chance to soothe their little ones, too! This is one gift that will give dad endless hours of bonding time and cuddles, and the designs are even modern enough to be worn without baby. Win-win!

The Vintage Honey Shop Daddy Teething Necklaces retail for .99+

Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont Bow Ties


The typical gift of a necktie for Father’s Day gets a preppy upgrade with bow ties from Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont, and fashion-forward dads will love the clean, smart look. In addition to classic and sophisticated colors and prints, you can also choose from fun styles for every type of dad, from the mad scientist and the kid at heart, to the fisherman and the true romantic.

Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont retail for +

SoYoung Charlie Diaper Bag


Diaper bags aren’t just for moms, although some styles may have you thinking otherwise. With its neutral colors and masculine design, dads will have no complaints carrying the Charlie Diaper Bag from SoYoung. It’s roomy enough for all of baby’s essentials and can even moonlight as a super stylish laptop bag.

The SoYoung Charlie Diaper Bag retails for 4.99+

5 unique gifts for Father’s Day

You’ve done the tie thing to death, even coughed up the dough for that big barbecue grill and Kiss the Chef apron. You are totally out of great ideas to show dad how much you love him, so we’ve found a few to rock his world (just be prepared to dig deep into your bank account).

The best Father’s Day for every type of dad

If you’re scrambling for ideas for Fathers Day, why not treat him to a day of fun? I’ve rounded up five fantastic ways to spend Fathers Day in the northwest suburbs for all types of dads.

Lucky dads

Arlington Park, Arlington Heights

Not only will dad be able to place bets on his favorite horse, but the whole family can boogie down to live music and enjoy fun family activities and crafts with the kiddos.

Dads that love to bowl and play retro arcade games

Level 257, Schaumburg

Dads bowl free at Level 257 with a purchase of an entrée, so go ahead and treat dad to lunch, or feast on their new brunch menu including a prime rib carving station, made-to-order omelettes, ceviche and more.

The adrenaline junkie dad

iFly Chicago, Rosemont

If the dad in your life loves adventure, head to iFly Chicago for indoor skydiving fun. Watch him as he stays afloat and experiences the adrenaline-charged sensation of skydiving free-fall without actually leaping out of an airplane. Dads can also visit the sister location in Naperville. Different options are available, just in case you want to share the excitement with dad.

Dads with fantasies of being a knight who love to eat with their hands

Medieval Times, Schaumburg

Head to the castle in Schaumburg where dad will be treated like a king with a feast and action-packed sword fighting. What could be better than that? Fathers are free on Fathers Day. Get more details here.

Dads who like to golf without the lengthy golf game

Top Golf, Wood Dale

If dad needs to practice his golf swing, head to Top Golf where he can get his game on! Challenge dad to see who can score the most points by hitting specified targets while munching on tasty appetizers and grabbing a cold one.

Father’s Day gift guide

Whether he’s the sports fanatic, a techie or a total jokester, there’s something here for the special guy in your life.

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