Father’s Day Gift Guide, 2019 | Episode 014

Father's Day Gift Guide 2019

Last Updated on October 3, 2019 by Tim Harman

Father’s Day 2019 is quickly approaching!  You still have time to buy dear ol’ dad a solid gift.  On this week’s show we gave our take on suggested gifts from this list from Forbes.  Some of the suggestions were decent, others not so much.  We also shared our opinions on Father’s Day as a whole and offered up some suggestions of gifts we’d actually like to receive.

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Tool Bag

We call this a win. A tool bag is something your dad will actually use. THIS ONE from Carhartt should last him years. The Forbes.com list suggested an embroidered tool bag. Umm…no. Trust us, your dad does not want anything he is carrying his tools in to have his name embroidered on the side.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones

If your dad travels a ton, then THESE BOSE HEADPHONES might be worth the investment. I can’t see spending this much on a pair of headphones, but Josh thinks it’s worth it. It’s Bose, so you know it’s gonna have a great sound.

Himalayan Salt Plate

We’re kinda unclear what this thing even is. Maybe we’re all clueless when it comes to grilling, but we’re gonna say this one is a pass for us. However, if your dad is into grilling then THIS ONE from Amazon got good reviews.

Make your own Hot Sauce Kit

If your dad loves hot sauce, then THIS KIT is a solid choice. With 95% five-star reviews, it’s gotta be good.

Salomon Hiking Shoes

Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX Hiking Shoes are a solid choice. I have a pair of Salomon’s that I bought in 2010 that I still wear in 2019.

Shiitake Mushroom Log Kit

Ok, no. Look y’all. This is dumb. Don’t buy this for your dad. Ha, loved this review from someone who actually bought this: “We followed instructions explicitly and only grew MOLD. Don’t buy this log if you desire delicious mushrooms. This log only brings despair.” Maybe it’s user error. I don’t know. I suppose if your dad has a big green thumb he might like this.


over-the-ear hearing protection with bluetooth


The 3M WORKTUNES are a game-changer. I can’t imagine doing yard work without them. Josh and Dave have the ones that do AM/FM radio as well.

Large Leather Weekend Duffle Bag

We talked about a super expensive bag listed on the Forbes article, but this one made by Tecovas is likely just as good and way less $. This is something Josh says he’d gladly receive as a gift.

Padded Extra Large Zero Gravity Chair

XL Zero Gravity Chair (padded)

I have an old worn out zero gravity chair that has been amazing, so upgrading to a padded one will definitely be in my future. Get an XL Zero Gravity Chair for dad. He will freaking love it.

DEWALT Self-Leveling Cross Line Laser

This nice laser level from DeWalt tops Josh’s list as a perfect gift for your DIYer dad. I *know* this thing would’ve made a lot of projects I’ve done in the past way faster and accurate.

**New-ish Product Alert**

I did want to mention Amazon Basic Motor Oil that we talked about at the beginning of the show.  This stuff meet or exceeds the API rating for many top oils on the market.  I’m about to use it in the Toyota Sienna this week!


Josh schooled us on RIGHT ON RED.  We’ve all experienced that overly cautious driver holding everyone up by not turning right on red.  Listen up, people!