Hi there…how are you? Busy busy week over here, between physical therapy, my online shop, design jobs, planning a Graduation party, family coming in, the actual graduation, planning of prom and 2 graduation parties this weekend, have I earned the right to say I am officially pooped!!! With my knee still in a brace, all I can say is thank goodness maxi dresses are “in”….they are really seeing me through lately! Moving along…..on top of everything else, Fathers Day is next Sunday, June 15th! I will be super busy with our family party for my sons graduation that day and coupled with Fathers Day, it will be a fun filled but busy busy day. I always try to come up with original ideas and granted some years I am more successful than others….normally when I have time, I like to get creative, this year sadly I have not a minute to spare. I know that the same old boring gift of polo shirt and a pair of slacks is just a store away but I like to think I am capable of more than that!! So, with no time to spare,? I started coming up with my own little list of some goodies (at 5am this morning to be precise)? for the special dads in our lives. In addition, Angela’s Garden? (one of my wonderful sponsors) contacted me about their wonderful ultra soft leather gardening gloves for men and they have kindly offered a pair as a Fathers Day giveaway (details on bottom). So here is my roundup of unique and wonderful gifts for that awesome Dad………. 1. If the father in your life likes to garden, I cannot imagine that he would not be over the moon to receive? these amazingly handsome gardening gloves. Even men need to protect their hands and these are as good looking as they are functional. Made of beautiful soft goatskin,? they come in four sizes. Well priced at $30.00, I think these are a wonderful idea, could also see adding something like a set of gardening tools or something garden gadget-y. Click here to visit the wonderful world of Angela’s Garden. 2. Have a sports or concert lover in your life?? Getting tickets to a favorite sporting event or upcoming concert/event is a no brainer. I like the idea of adding a new wallet with the tickets tucked inside. Who wouldn’t want to score a pair of tickets to an event you know he will love! 3. Does your special father think he is a BBQ master? How about a great carving board from my online shop that you have personalized to his specification. Play it safe with his initials or name or come up with something fun like “BBQ king of the universe” or “BBQ master”. Available in three sizes, I am guaranteeing delivery for Fathers Day for orders placed up until June. 10th! Great gift…..click here to see them. 4. How about a cute container of some sort, filled with all of his favorite DVD”s with a theme? If he loves Westerns (like my husband does) filling it with a bunch of old western classics, or any other grouping of movies throw in with? some microwave popcorn and a few of his favorite candies and you have a wonderful unique gift that he is bound to enjoy for a long time to come! 5. Back to the wallet idea but this is an easy one and so very practical. Fill a beautiful new wallet with practical gift cards from all of his local haunts, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Gas, CVS, Amazon, etc…..the sky is the limit. Who wouldn’t want to get a wallet filled with “free money” to all of his favorite places? This is especially handy when you need something last minute…. 6. Take a picture of your special guy and go to www.allpopart.com and come up with something really cute and fun. One year I took a picture of my dad who had long talked of walking the Appalachian Trail and made the funniest picture of him walking it with a caption that read “King of the Trail”…considering he never got past the buying of his tent and equipment, we still get a laugh over his “claim to fame”. You can turn your dad into a super hero, or? just about anything else you can dream up……they have some really fun ideas. 7. How about giving a day of relaxation? If you have a pool, try blowing up a new pool float, adding some sunblock a few magazines you know he would enjoy, maybe a new pair of shades, new swimming trunks and a beach ball for a day under the sun!? Every dad I know would flip over this….or how about a nifty remote control floating server for drinks and snacks, I know this would put a smile on my husbands face and he probably wouldn’t leave the pool:)? Frontgate.com has a ton of great ideas for dads. 8. The gift of language. I call my own? father a “professional student”. He is always learning, wanting to take up? a new language or taking some kind of class….God bless him. So over the years I have given him everything from pocket translators to dictionaries in every language, to Rosetta Stone and last year gave him the gift of language thorough an online course. There are many like Rosetta Stone,? another one I have heard about lately is tellmemore.com? but as with anything you do online, do your homework! 9. From my online shop, the monogrammed barware is a fabulous Fathers Day gift. They come in a choice of glass or clarus, a super heavy duty lucite/acrylic that is shatterproof and dishwasher safe. Whether it be a set of beer mugs, martini glasses or low balls, these can be customized with a name, a single initial, three letter monogram or something fun like “Best Dad”. All orders received by Tues, June 10th? will arrive in time for Fathers Day, click here to visit…. 10. I love the gift of lessons. Whether its lessons for a sport/hobby he has never taken but talked of often, getting a small package of lessons for golf, photography, cooking, karate, whatever it may be is a great way for him to just jump right in and not have to think about it. Going to Groupon.com? is also a great way to maximize your dollar, they always have such great deals and you can specify according to your location. Now that I have given you a few gift ideas…time for the giveaway. Angela’s Garden the maker of such wonderful stylish gardening accessories has generously offered a wonderful pair of their kidskin working gloves for one lucky father! Just leave a comment here to be eligible and if you want a second chance leave a comment on Angela’s Garden Facebook page by clicking here.?? Be sure you mention you are from The Enchanted Home. I? will announce a winner on Tues and they will be on their way in time for Fathers Day! Any special ideas you have up your sleeve that you want to share? Do tell……it’s always fun to hear other ideas. Wishing you a wonderful day and amazing end to your week. I will be back on Saturday with the winner of the gorgeous custom pewter napkins. Its not too late to add your? name to the hat, click here. Have a lovely rest of the day!