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Father’s Day Gift Guide – Mermaid Approved

Yes, it’s Father’s Day gift time again!

Time to honor the fathers we love – husbands, sons, uncles, brothers, grandfathers, grandsons, nephews and more.

Whether your favorite father is a techie, traveler, fashionisto, or just a guy who likes nice stuff, there’s something here for him.

Here are my top 5 picks for this year.

Vionic Men’s Tide Sandals

Last year, my husband’s podiatrist recommended he use orthotics in his shoes. But how would he put them in his beloved flip-flops? Answer: not possible. However, his podiatrist recommended these sandals, which provide amazing support. They look and feel great. He loves them, and I have some that I love, too. These make a fashionable and comfortable Father’s Day gift!

Vionic sandal - Father's Day gift

Genius Pack G4 22″ Carry On Spinner Luggage

When my husband traveled every week for his job last year, he realized he needed a new carry-on. I had heard about Genius Pack, and I asked him to take a look at the luggage. He liked the G3 version, so I got it for him as his Father’s Day gift last year. He loves it. The G4 is the newest version, which also comes in several colors (he liked the navy), all with free shipping. I asked him to tell me what he likes most about it:

  • It holds as much as conventional carry-on luggage, but it’s smaller (22″) and lighter.
  • The pocket on the inside cover and the exterior pocket for his water bottle are useful.
  • He can fit four days of clothing without needing to expand it. If he needs to fit more items, it’s expandable, by zipping it to open up 20% more space.
  • The 360-degree spinner wheels make it easy to maneuver.
  • The strap to attach a coat on the outside of the luggage is very handy.

It was also voted best Carry On Bag by Travel & Leisure and Fodor’s Travel. I haven’t gotten one yet, but it’s just a matter of time.

Genius Pack Carry-On - Father's Day gift

STM Studio Case for iPad

At under $25 with free shipping, this is a great Father’s Day gift for any budget. My husband loves this. His favorite feature? “I drop it all the time and nothing has happened!”

I’m guessing it’s the hard shell polycarbonate bracket that protects it from bumps and scratches. Also useful – “opening the unique magnetic wrap wakes the device, closing puts it to sleep.” And it includes a stand, which allows for easier typing and viewing.

My husband has an older model iPad, but the case fits iPad 9.7 5th and 6th Gen, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Air 1 and iPad Air 2.

He likes it in black, but it also comes in dark green and dark purple.

STM Studio Case for iPad - Father's Day gift

Amazon Echo Dot

My husband tells Alexa to set alarms, tell him the time, and play music. I know there are many other things we can ask Alexa, but our family is very excited to use Alexa for these things. We now have three devices in the house. If you have a father in your life who doesn’t own this yet, I’m sure he will love it.

Amazon Echo Dot - Father's Day gift
Kanu Surf Men’s Barracuda Swim Trunks

Many of us mermaids (including me) hate to buy bathing suits.

But my husband makes me look like a bathing suit obsessive.

He has had the same bathing suit for more years than I can remember. And he’s lost weight, so it looks awful. But he still hasn’t bought a bathing suit.

This is the best-selling men’s bathing suit on Amazon, is under $20, comes in 40 colors/styles, and offers free shipping and free returns, so this will be one of my husband’s Father’s Day gifts this year.


Kanu Surf Swim Trunks - Father's Day gift


Here’s hoping that these picks will make it easier for you get great gifts for the fathers on your list!