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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017


Give the Dad in your life the gift of Lugz this Father’s Day! He is sure to love them!

About Lugz

Always an innovator and leader in footwear, Lugz first made a name for itself in October of 1993, bringing its first line of boots to market, with the initial product consisting of two styles of boots, a quilted vest and a pair of jeans.

Soon Lugz was endorsed by key players from the world of hip hop and has continued to do so through out the years. One such collaboration led Lugz to breathe life to a whole new category of footwear with the introduction of the first ever celebrity-endorsed “Funk Master Flex” urban driving shoe. This was only the beginning as support then lead to a collaborative line with hip-hop superstar Bryan “Baby” Williams, aka “Birdman” with his own series of sneakers and boots.

From its inception, Lugz footwear has been an innovator in the footwear market from its signature styles, to creating trendsetting styles beyond boots and has added casual shoes and athletics to the mix for the Lugz men, Lugz women and Lugz kids lines.


My Thoughts

Honestly, I didn’t know  what to expect. Most of the time when ordering shoes on the internet, you don’t get what you are expecting. When these shoes came from Lugz, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were exactly as they should be! The fit is great, and the comfort level is off the charts! I love the black/gum style, as it reminds me of shoes from when I grew up. These shoes are very stylish and go well with pretty much any clothing worn. They can be worn with or without socks, without any discomfort. These are very budget friendly, only costing around $40. There are other colors you can choose from, not just the black/gum. Lugz has really made a lasting impression on me and my family, and have exceeded our expectations!


Who’s ready for a giveaway? Lugz has generously offered up a pair of the Seabrook shoes for 1 lucky winner! Just follow the widget instructions below, and good luck! Giveaway starts now, and ends at NOON EST on Sunday June 18!


Get Dad the gift of summer fun this Father’s Day! Keep reading for some great gift ideas.

Hershey’s S’Mores Caddy

summerThis handy box with a carrying handle holds everything needed to make yummy s’mores, including Hershey’s Chocolate Bars, graham crackers and marshmallows. Just load up the removable tray and take the caddy to the backyard, campsite, beach, etc. You can also use the Caddy to store items for later use.

My Thoughts

This caddy was just what we’ve been needing! We do a lot of S’Mores making throughout the summer. This summerhandy caddy has a place for everything. You put your marshmallows in the bottom, and your chocolate and graham crackers in top. It snaps shut to keep it all in, and has a handle for easy transport! This has really made it easier for us to enjoy our S’Mores time, without having to worry about bugs getting into our food. It looks super cute, too!

Mr. Bar-B-Q Kickstand Tools

summerKeeping your grill set and area clean is a breeze with the Mr. Bar-B-Q® Kickstand Grill Tool Set. With a serrated-edge spatula, tongs and marinating brush, this utensil set provides everything you need for cookout success. The kickstand design keeps each tool propped up to decrease the mess.


  • Grilling tool set
  • Includes a spatula, tongs, and marinating brush
  • Spatula boasts serrated edges on two sides for versatile use
  • Kickstand design helps keep grilling area clean
  • Durable utensils for multi-season use
  • Notch/hang loop for easy hanging

My Thoughts

My husband loves these tools! He’s an avid griller, and will BBQ at least once a week all year round, even in the winter. These tools reallysummer do it for him. The kickstand is awesome, as it lets him sit his gear down without getting it dirty. The spatula is nice and sharp, and does well with cutting, turning, and such. The baster brush is awesome! His old one is wooden with rough bristles like a paint brush, so it was hard to clean. The silicone design of this brush makes it a breeze to clean! The tongs are perfect for dogs, brats, or even corn on the cob. They grab the food nicely, preventing them from falling while being plated. This set has quickly become my husbands favorite!

Armor All Grill Cover

summerProtect your grill from elements the Armor All way all year long. This medium grill cover is made of high grade materials and is tested for strength and durability. It features include hook and loop side closures, handles, buckles, double stitched bottom seams, stylish taupe piping trim and pocket air vents that reduce condensation and wind lofting.

  • Fits most medium grills
  • UV protection treatment and cold crack resistant
  • 4 secure bottom buckles, 2 fabric handles, 2 pocket air vents, and stylish taupe piping trim

My Thoughts

This is a very nice grill cover. It fits my husband’s gas grill perfectly, protecting it from dust and dirt. It is made of high quality material, and the black with tan piping looks very “manly.” We have a lot of construction going on right outside of our house at the moment. This cover has made a huge difference. It has kept all of the dirt, dust and debris from coating our grill, which in turn would contaminate our food. It looks very stylish, and is easy to take on and off.

Sabatier 8″ and 4.5″ Knives

Sabatier EdgeKeeper Knives feature a sheath with innovated technology that is designed to automatically sharpen the blade with eachsummer use. The EdgeKeeper protective sheath contains a built-in mechanism that hones the blade before and after each use, maintaining a blade’s razor-sharp edge. The blade is made from high-carbon steel that lends strength, sharpness, and durability. Knives are not dishwasher safe. Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately.

My Thoughts

Holy Moly! These knives are sharp! I used the smaller one first, to slice onion for our burgers. It seriously sliced right through them like nothing. I had the perfect onion slices, and it took less time because of the quality of the knife. I adore the fact that there is a blade cover for each knife. This means I can store them in a drawer safely, and not worry about cutting myself when reaching into the drawer.

Another really cool feature of these knives is the self sharpening cover. Every time you put the knives back into their cover, it sharpens them. This keeps them ready for use, and they never get dull. The handle is beautiful and has a nice grip to it so your knife won’t slip while in use. Overall, these knives are amazing and I can’t wait to get more to add to my collection!


Axe has a line of product that has amazing scents. If you want to treat your Dad, or other family member to a great gift this Father’s Day, then look no further than Axe.

The Products

scentCool Charge Body Wash

With notes of chilly iced mint and refreshing ginger, this intensely cooling body wash has advanced touch release technology to release fresh bursts of fragrance with every touch of your skin. Just lather on, rinse and dry, and stay energized all day.

Skin Hydrator Body Wash

Nothing will cramp your style when your skin stays moisturized and refreshed all day long. This moisturizing men’s body wash scented with bergamot and cedarwood will have you feeling energized and confident – it goes great with everything you wear.

Charcoal & Clean Body Wash

Charcoal and a touch of water mint give you a deep clean and an invigorating, fresh scent. Touch release technology releases fresh bursts of fragrance with every touch of your skin all day long.

Signature Gold Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick & Spray

A mysterious scent of wood and dark vanilla. This antiperspirant stick goes on instantly dry with anti marks protection, keeping you scentfresh and protected from sweat for 48 hours.

Signature Night Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick & Spray
A mysterious scent of wild lavender, spicy cardamom and sweet praline. This antiperspirant spray goes on instantly dry with no visible residue, keeping you fresh and protected from sweat for 48 hours.
Signature Forest Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick & Spray

An invigorating scent of fresh pear and spicy star anise. Forget about white marks and yellow stains! This dry spray antiperspirant goes on instantly dry, keeping you fresh and protected from sweat for 48 hours.

Signature Island Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick & Spray

An exotic scent of tangerine, apricot and fig. Forget about white marks and yellow stains! This antiperspirant stick goes on instantly dry, keeping you fresh and protected from sweat for 48 hours.

My Thoughts

scentMy husband and sons dearly love Axe products.  They are loyal to the brand, and will only use Axe. My oldest son too over the Skin Hydrator Body Wash right away, because it has Bergamot in it. Bergamot happens to be his favorite essential oil.

My youngest son sweats terribly, and we have a hard time finding a deodorant that will work. Fortunately, Axe does the trick! The Axe Signature series really keeps him smelling fresh throughout the day, no matter how sweaty he gets. He loves that they come in a spray, because he doesn’t like the feel and texture of a stick deodorant.

These Axe products are simply amazing. They work great, and keep my teens smelling fresh. It doesn’t take a lot of body wash, so it lasts for a while. I love that there are different formulas, so that my boys can use what they need, when they need it. There are 4 different scents of deodorants, and each one is unique. This is great because they can wear whatever scent they are feeling, and they have several to choose from.

Overall, the Axe products featured in this post are wonderful! My boys really enjoyed testing them out, and have made it known that they want them all the time.


About Swift Distillery

We’re tough, hard-working, self-sufficient, and passionate about the things we love. Tired of investing long hours in service of someone else’s vision, the best part of every day was when we’d work together — to create a delicious meal, enjoy a drink, and discuss our dreams.

We realized we wanted to work together, and wanted to see the world to gather its wisdom. We wanted to create something meaningful, tangible, and authentic — something delicious, to make the best single malt whisky ever tasted stateside.

Hundreds of recipes were tested throughout the creation of Swift Single Malt. Our stills are run bucket-by-bucket to fine-tune the spirit by taste. We’ve truly created a labor of love — in which 100% of the labor and the love come from us, personally.

We’re passionate about bringing this traditional single malt recipe and authentic process to life right here in Texas. We hope you’ll lay hands on a bottle of our best — and raise a glass to craftsmanship while you’re at it. We’ll be with you in spirit!

Why Is It Great For Father’s Day?

Simply put, it’s one of the very best.  Who doesn’t want to give their father the best? This whiskey is very smooth, and has a brilliant flavor to it. It’s great by itself, or in a mixed drink. I personally like to mix it with my favorite soda, over ice. This would be a great Father’s Day gift for someone who loves good, quality whiskey, or even for the person that is a collector. Now, keep in mind that this is only available in Texas right now. Soon, though, they are hoping to get it online, so that anyone can purchase! Swift Whiskey is seriously one of the best whiskey’s I’ve tasted. I’m pretty particular with my drinks, and I won’t drink it if it doesn’t taste good. I highly recommend Swift Whiskey.



You are sure to love the Ginger Julep from Rebel Yell! It’s National Mint Julep Day, so try out the Ginger Julep!

About Rebel Yell

julepRebel Yell recipe was invented in 1849, around the same time as other famous bourbons. This happened at what would later become the famouse Stitzel-Weller distillery. It was marketed as “Honest whiskey at an honest price.” In 1879, Frekerick Stitzel patented the barrel storage system that Rebel Yell still uses today. In 1936 Rebel Yell was officially introduced as a registered brand. Rebel Reserve made its debut in 2008. In 2018, Rebel Yell plans to stake its claim in Bourbon Country with the opening of Lux Row Distillery.

Rebel Yell Ginger Whiskey

tasting notes






Ginger Julep


2 oz.Rebel Yell® Ginger Whiskeyjulep
1 oz.Simple Syrup
5-6 Sprigs of fresh mint


Muddle mint in bottom of glass.
Add crushed ice, Rebel Yell® Ginger and Simple Syrup.
Garnish with more fresh mint.

My Thoughts

To be honest, I’ve not had whiskey very often. I’m not a connoisseur by any means, but I feel like I know a good whiskey when I taste it. Rebel Yell is definitely a good whiskey! The flavor was smooth, with just enough ginger. At first I worried that the ginger would be overpowering, but that wasn’t the case at all! I had never had any kind of Julep before, so I tried both a mint and a ginger julep. I really liked them both, as I really love fresh mint. But, I have to say that the ginger julep added just a bit more. It had that ginger taste to it, and it was really good! So, if you are into juleps, I highly recommend trying Rebel Yell Ginger Whiskey and their ginger julep recipe!


Is it hard to find the perfect gift for Father’s Day? How about some Realtree Timber coffee? This medium roast coffee is a smooth gift for Father’s Day!

About Realtree Timber..

Whether you hunt from the tree or the ground, you need tools that work in any situation. And this coffee is one of them. Our Realtree Timber medium roast is a rich, smooth, all-purpose brew. Ideal for those early mornings when you’re out tracking game in the woods, but just as good on those days when you’d rather be hunting, too.

  • Compatible with all Keurig machines – Including new 2.0 brewers.
  • Extra fresh grounds that filter brewed with 100% premium Arabica coffee beans.
  • Perfectly roasted & perfectly ground for the perfect cup of coffee.
  • Rich tasting coffees–inspired by the gear we love most. Brew up a cup and get out there.
  • Crafted with pride in the USA.

father's day Father’s Day..

Imagine the look on your Father, Husband, etc. face when they see the Realtree Timber coffee waiting for them on Father’s day. This coffee is smooth enough to drink black, or pair with your favorite coffee creamer. It smells divine when it’s brewing, and it wakes you right up. My husband doesn’t drink coffee, but my son does, so I had my son try it out with me. Boy, did he love it! He said that it was the best tasting coffee he’d had. Now, he likes his iced, with a splash of creamer, and this coffee didn’t disappoint when iced. It still carried that smooth, delicious flavor. I personally tried it hot, with a splash of sweet cream. That first drink really was like Heaven! This is definitely my go-to gift for Father’s Day now! At $26.41 for a 40 ct box, it’s a great value.




Giveaway Time!

Two Rivers Coffee has generously offered a giveaway of the Realtree Timber. You cannot have won a giveaway from Two Rivers Coffee before, and I will check each entry to ensure validity.