Father's Day Gift Guide

It's Father's Day this Sunday. Are you ready to fire up the grill, enjoy some family time and raise a glass to Dad? I've rounded up a few gift ideas any pop would love. 

1. A fun summer shift. The crazier the better, in my opinion but I'll leave that up to you. I aim for something he will like but wouldn't necessarily pick out for himself. 

2. Meat. It's a little cliche, but seriously, who wouldn't be thrilled with a jerky of the month club membership? Or a small cooler filled with a selection of grass fed meats each sealed in vacuum packs? You can ask your butcher shop to cryovac everything individually. 

3. Grilling Tools. You can either go fancy with a monogramed, james bond style case of grill tools, practical with a portable mini charcoal grill or fun with campfire roasting sticks. 

4. A hammock for relaxing in outside. Napping, reading and star gazing are all better in a hammock. 

Hammock with Stand, Ikea, $110

Hammock with Stand, Ikea, $110

5. An unusual plant. Think bonsai, fruiting tree, cactus or something unique. 

I hope you enjoyed the list! Gifts are nice but the most important thing is just calling to say hi and send love or if I can, spending quality time with the lovely people who raised me. (Thanks Mom + Dad!! I think you're so great!)

2016 Gift Guide: Downtown Loft

Part 2 of the Meats and Sweets 2016 Gift Guide.  This one is for the city girl and all the things she needs in her hard working, busy, fun, beautiful life.  

This shiny gold bottle.  $42 at  saks

This shiny gold bottle.  $42 at saks

This simple record player and speakers.  $169 at  urban outfitters

This simple record player and speakers.  $169 at urban outfitters

A warm and fuzzy coat.  $298 at  free people

A warm and fuzzy coat.  $298 at free people

For the eating of ramen noodles.  $28 at  moma

For the eating of ramen noodles.  $28 at moma

So she can see where she's going in the rain.  $24 from  amazon

So she can see where she's going in the rain.  $24 from amazon

A zippered pouch to help her organize.  $22 at  madewell

A zippered pouch to help her organize.  $22 at madewell

The SOFTEST sweaties ever.  $69 at  loft

The SOFTEST sweaties ever.  $69 at loft

Classic all white sneakers she can wear with everything.  $65 at  converse

Classic all white sneakers she can wear with everything.  $65 at converse

A one year membership to the Whitney or other museum so she can look at beautiful art all year long.  $85 at  W  hitney  Museum of American Art

A one year membership to the Whitney or other museum so she can look at beautiful art all year long.  $85 at Whitney Museum of American Art

One of these furry little bag charms.  $95 at  tory burch

One of these furry little bag charms.  $95 at tory burch

Wash all that city grime off her face at the end of the day with this luxurious cleansing oil.  $48 at  sephora

Wash all that city grime off her face at the end of the day with this luxurious cleansing oil.  $48 at sephora

2016 Gift Guide: Log Cabin Cozy

One of three Meats and Sweets' Gift Guides that I'll be posting every Friday this month.  For this one, picture your friend all cozy in her own beautiful log cabin - big socks, pjs, cup of coffee, fireplace, pixie light pillow fort... all the important stuff.  

 

super soft pj set because lounging is the best. $102 from  eberjey

super soft pj set because lounging is the best. $102 from eberjey

a nice smelling candle, like this one, made from clean burning soy.  $18 from  madewell

a nice smelling candle, like this one, made from clean burning soy.  $18 from madewell

these simple, stylish slippers. $78 from  anthropologie

these simple, stylish slippers. $78 from anthropologie

a teepee because she'll have to hang those little pixie lights on something $190 from  etsy

a teepee because she'll have to hang those little pixie lights on something $190 from etsy

a softly glowing aromatherapy diffuser that doubles as a night light. $69.50 from  muji

a softly glowing aromatherapy diffuser that doubles as a night light. $69.50 from muji

socks.  because adults love getting socks for christmas. $29 from  l.l.bean

socks.  because adults love getting socks for christmas. $29 from l.l.bean

a pom pom hat to keep her ears warm. $235 from  bergdorf goodman

a pom pom hat to keep her ears warm. $235 from bergdorf goodman

porcelain nesting splatterware bowls with a vintage feel. $130 from  food52

porcelain nesting splatterware bowls with a vintage feel. $130 from food52

this wool plaid scarf is almost big enough to double as a blanket. $44.50 from  madewell

this wool plaid scarf is almost big enough to double as a blanket. $44.50 from madewell

string light for the blanket fort. $28 from  urban outfitters

string light for the blanket fort. $28 from urban outfitters

warm, water proof boots for exploring the snowy terrain. $140 from  sorel

warm, water proof boots for exploring the snowy terrain. $140 from sorel

Coconut Coffee Sugar Body Scrub

Need a quickie handmade gift?  I bet you have everything in your panty to make this one.  It's an all natural DIY gift and it smells like a little cup of latte heaven.  It improves anyone's shower or bath time.  Who doesn't want to scrub up with a caffeine filled, moisturizing, something all winter long?

Makes about 1 cup.

Coconut Coffee Sugar Scrub

1/3 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

2/3 cup raw cane sugar (turbinado)

2 tablespoons coffee grounds

Warm coconut oil to its liquid state.  Stir in vanilla.  Stir in sugar and coffee.  Transfer to clean, lidded container.  (I prefer plastic for anything near the bath because I'm clumsy but it's up to you.)