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Father’s Day Gift Idea – ‘reasons I love dad’ collar stays from RedEnvelope.com

RedEnvelope Father's Day GiftsI struggle with finding the perfect gift for my husband ever since he made gave me beautifully framed photographs of our kids with a little paragraph he wrote about how great our life is in the middle of the photos, for Mother’s Day. How do you top that?  Well, I try.. every year.  This year I think I’ll feel like I’m at his level of gift giving because I’m giving him these ‘reasons I love dad collar stays‘ from RedEnvelop.com.  These are pretty cool and he will use them, 5 days a week!

The 12 stainless steel collar stays come in two sizes (2 ½” and 2 ¾”) and are tucked beautifully inside a compact travel case made of espresso bonded leather and espresso faux-suede interior.  I had the case debossed with his initials which I know he’ll love. He likes personalized things.  I think it’s because you lose your identity when you have kids so any reminder of who you are, is great!

Messages on the collar stays include “I love you because”…

  • you “helped” me with my homework
  • you checked under the bed for monsters
  • you can “fix” almost anything
  • you gave me piggy back rides
  • you are my biggest fan
  • and more..

Some other bestselling gifts on RedEnvelope.com are the locket cuff linksHere’s To Dad gift basket, and personalizable pocket watch.

For more unique gift ideas for dad and if you are looking for Father’s Day gifts on a budget visit RedEnvelope.com.

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Disclosure:  I received the ‘reasons I love dad collar stays‘ from RedEnvelope for review purposes.  All opinions are 100% and were not influenced by compensation.

Alicia Hagan, Editor

A Cross Pen – The Perfect Father’s Day and/or Graduation Gift

If you are looking for a Father’s Day or Granduation gift that will last a lifetime, a Cross pen is it.  I spoke at a conference about five years ago and received a Cross pen as a ‘thank you’ gift and still have it and use it to this day.  Now I have two beautiful Cross pens and feel spoiled.  What’s the big deal, you ask? When you write with a Cross pen, you won’t miss a beat.  You know how sometimes you’ll be writing and your cheap pen will skip or the ink will clump up on the end of the pen?  That does not happen with a Cross pen.

The weight of Cross pens is perefectly distributed for a comfortable hold resulting in steady, smooth penmanship.  I prefer a narrow pen whereas my husband prefers a wider, heavier, more weighty pen, both of which Cross offers plenty of.  Cross pens are available in Rollerball, Fountain, and Ballpoint writing styles and they offer many different pen styles/designs including sporty, executive, classic, and retro.  I prefer the classic and retro styles.

Cross even has the perfect writing instrument for multi-tasking Moms.. the Tech 3 Frosty Pink Multi-Function pen.  This pen can switch from black ink to red ink to a pencil with the twist of the barrel and all three are sure to product superior results.  I love it! I think I need an engraved Tech 3.

Shop for a Cross pen for the Father and/or Graduation in your life on the Cross website and don’t fret.. refills are available at the Cross website also!


Visit cross.com to save 20% on regularly-priced items and get free shipping with coupon code “SHOPCROSS”. For a list of participating offline retailers, visit www.cross.com/bzz.

Disclosure:  I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by BuzzAgent Juno on behalf of Cross and received a free Cross pen as a thank you for my participation.

Alicia Hagan, Editor