Gift Ideas for Sports Fans

Leather wallets made from recycled baseball gloves!  // www.cupcakesandcutlery.comHow cool are these Fielder’s Choice wallets?!  They are made from old baseball gloves.  Here is the super dumb thing.  This was given to my husband already, by someone else, so it is no longer on the gift giving table for me.  Boo.  But I wanted to share them with you as Father’s Day is right around the corner.  Fielder’s Choice makes great gift ideas for sports fans in your life.

Fielder's Choice leather wallets.  Great gift idea for men and sports lovers! // www.cupcakesandcutlery.comThis is not an intricate wallet with slots to hold 15 cards, etc.  This is a simple pouch design with a flap closure.  It’s pretty straight forward and simple and would totally appeal to the unfussy guy in your life.  And the story is cool.  These are hand cut and sewn and made in the USA.  To my family, nothing is more American than baseball.  And while I am not a fan of the sport itself (I like to call it, The Devil’s Game), I totally get the nostalgia, the history and the spirit of it.  

Leather wallets made from old baseball gloves!  Great gift idea! //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comRepurposing the old gloves not only makes use of vintage materials but also adds a new chapter to the story of where that glove has been.  How cool to be using something that held many memories for someone else at one time.  And Fielder’s Choice doesn’t only sell wallets.  They sell really great hats, keychains and simple tees with their freaking awesome logo.  I love supporting cool companies like this who are passionate about what they do AND put out a cool product.  So go do some Father’s Day shopping and remember them come birthday and Christmas time.

Fielder's Choice Goods makes some cool gifts for the sports lover in your family.  //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comBuy from Fielder’s Choice Goods here.  And follow them on Facebook, twitter, and instagram (well, have your husband follow them on instagram – our girly eyes probably won’t love their pictures.  There aren’t any peonies or other pretty flowers, but their aesthetic is really cool).



A Gift Idea for the Guy who has Everything

You may remember my whining from Day 3 of my Gift Guide about how hard it is to shop for my husband.  Well, it suddenly hit me. My husband is a really fun-loving guy.  And he’s a great, silly dad.  When he puts on his comfy pants after work they have a name.  Relax-O Pants-O’s.  So the boys and I decided to make him a Relax-O Kit-O.

Here is a brief look at the decorating we did for his family birthday party.  I bought plaid shirts and this small pair of jeans at the thrift store and created a banner.  I used a bleach pen to write on the pants and my sewing machine, that my mother in law threaded for me (GG, it’s almost out of thread…) to put the garland together and also sew these cocktail napkins.  And I let the boys decorate the cake.  But that has nothing to do with anything.  Just thought I would share.  Now, here are the contents of our Relax-O Kit-O:

I know some of this is really hard to read, but I think it was much more charming having my 5 year old write the labels.  The items were MilkDuds, Drinking Straw Glasses, Whoppers, some magazines, a back scratcher, a stress ball, some wine and beer, Hershey’s Chocolate Bars and a self-inflating Whoppee Cushion (this is a MUST stocking stuffer for your kids.  Hours of fun!).  There were also 2 pairs of pajama pants or Relax-O Pants-Os.

My husband really seemed to like the gift.  It was really fun to put together with the boys.  Although there have been years when he has gotten much more exciting gifts, this one was heartfelt and more meaningful.  And now off to worry about what to give him for Christmas.