The SoCal City Kids Father’s Day Gift Guide

It’s June and Father’s Day will be here soon! It’s time to start thinking about what to get Dad this upcoming holiday!

Natural Soaps with Caffeine for the  Active Lifestyle: DIRTYBIRD ENERGY!


DirtyBird Energy is dedicated to creating products to help productivity for active, busy lifestyles.  Whether it is at the office, during a workout, or raising children, they want to help everyone be at their best and most productive!

Each DirtyBird Energy Bar is infused with ingredients to help achieve this goal.

The Energy Soap bars are infused with caffeine and peppermint oil to energize the body and mind.  Scientific studies show caffeine absorbs through pores and hair follicles, which will energize the body even before your first cup of coffee in the morning.  Caffeine has also been used for years in spas on the skin as an anti-oxidant to reduce the look of aging and cellulite.

The Relax Soap bars are infused with lavender, chamomile, rosemary, and ylang ylang essential oils.  Each of these oils absorbs to relax the body and mind as well as soothe the skin.  An evening shower with Relax helps to promote a restful sleep allowing you to wake up refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

My favorite is actually the Relax Soap! I love how this one smells and I really do love to use it in the shower before bed. I do feel that I am falling asleep easier! 

And the soap isn’t the only thing that’s special! DirtyBird Energy soap comes packaged in their patented reusable container, that snaps shut and allows you to take your soap anywhere; the gym, camping, vacation, anywhere….or use it to keep other goodies in.

And DirtyBird Energy is proudly made in the U.S.A….another plus!

DirtyBird Energy Soaps are available in singles, a 2-pack variety, 6 packs or in a monthly subscription, delivered right to your door ever month!

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Here’s another great choice for Dad!

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Jack Black

With over 15 years of experience, Jack Black prides itself on formulating grooming, skincare, haircare, and body products from the finest ingredients.

By combining plant extracts, herbs, and healing botanicals into time tested natural remedies, the Jack Black brand has become the #1 best-selling prestige men’s skincare brand in the U.S. With a wide range of personal care for men and women, skin is treated to natural ingredients and luxury.

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Does Dad love Video games?

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Nintendo Switch ($299.99) is a home gaming console with the mobility of a hand-held system. In addition to providing single- and multiplayer thrills at home, the system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere.

ARMS (Nintendo Switch, $59.99) is the newest creation from the team behind the hit game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Choose a unique fighting champion, equip your own combination of extendable arms and then battle it out with friends and family!* Using a mix of button presses and quick hand motions, ARMS allows you to throw tactical punches or avoid incoming attacks. Unleash your inner fighter in this unbelievable sporting event!

ARMS launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on June 16. For more information, check out

*Additional accessories required for multiplayer and are sold separately.

This next one is a real must!

Whether you’re a guy or a gal buying for your father, grandfather, brother or life partner, choosing a gift can be a stressful…even painful process! Men are notoriously hard to buy for, no matter what the occasion.
Thankfully, there’s now a real solution designed to make it virtually impossible to mess up your loved one’s gift. The offers the coolest choices of custom baskets that scream masculine… delivered right to his door.
They are really quite unique! TheBroBasket’s gifts include craft beer, fine wines and spirits along with their favorite brand name gear and goodies. All baskets are 100% customizable and come in non-alcoholic versions too!

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I received a great product with Beef Jerky for my hubby! (Shh! He hasn’t seen it yet and hoping he doesn’t see this post!)

I just love that there are so many different options! Maybe, your hubby (or dad) is a coffee lover? BroBasket has you covered!

Check out their website! 

This next one is a really cute idea! If Dad has young children…this is a must!

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Celebrate Dad with a Personalized Gift from!

Put Me In The Story is the #1 personalized books platform in the United States. Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day with an incredible personalized book from Put Me In The Story!

Dad, Dada, Daddy, Pappa, Pa, Pops, Papi – what you call your father can differ at different times in your life. The one constant is the story you and he write every day and through the years.

For all his dedication and love, sometimes it’s hard to show just how much you appreciate him. Our personalized books for dads – superheroes all – are truly special keepsakes he’ll treasure and return to often. You can definitely say this is “My Dad, My Story” and many of Put Me In The Story’s personalized books for dad below.

Don’t miss your chance to get a free downloadable coloring sheet for dad! Visit their site HERE to access the downloadable.

Plus, Put Me In The Story is offering all of you a chance to win a personalized gift for Dad or Grandpa in their giveaway. Scroll down to enter! Giveaway ends Monday, June 5th. Open to U.S. and Canada only.

My Dad Loves Me! by Marianne Richmond

$34.99 – personalized book

Create a personalized keepsake for the kids to give to Dad this year! This heartwarming story celebrates all the ways fathers show their children that they care. Featuring adorable illustrations by Marianne Richmond, My Dad Loves Me reminds little ones that dads are special because they protect, teach, and play with their children. This delightful bestselling book is sure to be one that is treasured at nighttime to show all of the wonderful ways that love is shared.

(Ships: to U.S., Canada, U.K., Guam and Puerto Rico)

My Dad, My Hero by Ethan Long

$34.99 – personalized book

A young child starts off this laugh-out-loud picture story by listing all the ways his dad is NOT a superhero: he can’t leap tall buildings, run faster than a speeding bullet, or shoot webs out of his wrists.

But even though Dad may not be “super-hero worthy,” he’s still a hero at heart. The sweet ending depicts all the cool—if not super—activities Dad does do with him like throwing a baseball, playing checkers and going toy shopping.

“And although he may not be a super-hero, He’s my Dad…and he’s definitely my hero.”

My Dad, My Hero is the perfect personalized gift for Father’s Day, Dad’s birthday, or any other time you want Dad to know just how great he is. Personalize this book with a name, photo, and special dedication message that will last for many celebrations to come.

(Ships to: U.S., Canada, U.K., Guam and Puerto Rico)

Why a Son Needs a Dad by Gregory E. Lang

$34.99 – personalized book

With stunning photography and heartwarming sentiments, Why a Son Needs a Dad describes a father and son’s relationship in a powerful way. Dad taught you so much, from simple lessons like tying a tie to profound ones like loving others unconditionally. Add your own photo and dedication to this New York Times bestseller to show your father how proud you are to be his son.

(Ships to: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Outlying Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands)

Why a Daughter Needs a Dad by Gregory E. Lang

$34.99 – personalized book

Let your father know that he has played an irreplaceable role in your life with Why a Daughter Needs a Dad. A New York Times bestseller, this book brings back memories of daddy-daughter dances, summer fishing trips, and more. Personalize this gift with a photo and dedication message to create an unforgettable keepsake for Father’s Day, a birthday, or any other celebration.

(Ships to: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Outlying Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands)

Grandpa Loves Me! by Marianne Richmond

$34.99 – personalized book

Perfect for a grandchild of any age, Grandpa Loves Me! is as sweet as can be. This book shows your grandson or granddaughter how much you care about him or her every time they read it.

Personalize to include your grandchild’s name and Grandpa’s custom name (e.g. Opa, Granddad) to appear on the front cover of the book and to be incorporated throughout the text. You’ll also create a special dedication message with a personal note from you and your grandchild’s photo.

(Ships to: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Guam and Puerto Rico)

Why I Love Grandpa by Gregory E. Lang

$34.99 – personalized book

No one can take the place of Grandpa in your life. He shares with you a lifetime of wisdom and makes you feel as though you are the most important person in the world. He teaches you the value of hard work and how to have fun. Show Grandpa the type of love he deserves in the most special way—a book personalized with his photo and a dedication message from you.

(Ships to: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Outlying Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands)

Superhero Dad Frame

$34.95 – personalized picture frame

Make Dad feel like a Superhero with this personalized frame!

Our exclusive design features the phrase “The Only Superhero I Know Is Dad.” At the bottom you make it extra special by adding any two lines of personalization you choose.

Overall frame dimension is 8″ x 10″
Holds a 4″ x 6″ photo
Sits on a table or wall mounts
Personalize two lines, up to 18 characters on each

Note: This personalized gift takes 5-7 business days to be created and shipped, and will ship separately from other products on your order.

(Ships to: United States)


5 winners will receive one personalized Father’s Day book. Giveaway starts 5/16/2017 and ends 6/7/2017.


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No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Open to legal residents of USA who are 18 years or older. Giveaway begins on May 16, 2017 at 11:59 CST and ends on June 7, 2017 at 12:00 am (“Promotion Period”). Enter the Giveaway during the Promotion Period online by submitting the entry form. The entry form can be found on the following website at Winner will be selected by and be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Five (5) winner(s) will receive one (1) copy of a personalized Father’s Day book of their choice (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $34.99). By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to Put Me In The Story. Put Me In The Story does not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are in no way associated with this giveaway.

This next one is a subscription that all Dads will love! 

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Dollar Shave Club, the subscription-based grooming brand that sends high quality razors and men’s grooming products directly to your door is the affordable solution to overpriced shaving needs. For just a few dollars a month, DSC members can customize their monthly box with grooming, skincare and haircare essentials – like Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter, Post-Shave and Repair Serum, One Wipe Charlie’s, Boogie’s hair styling collection, Wanderer shower line, Big Cloud protective skincare, and more.

A membership to Dollar Shave Club is the solution to the inconvenience and high costs of purchasing grooming products for the men in your household.

I had my husband try out their skincare and haircare products and they were a hit! 

Find out more at

Ties are Out, Beards are In!

US Organic Offers a Unique and Stylish Gift Idea for the Bearded Dad this Father’s Day


 According to, Americans spend more than $1 billion each year buying 100 million ties for dad on Father’s Day. But are ties really cool?  Often seen as cliché and not always in line with dad’s personal taste or style, ties are out this year. Instead, let’s be thoughtful and support dad’s individual style and his preference of facial hair. Whether he sports a Van Dyke, a Goatee, Mutton Chops, a Soul Patch, Hipster Stubble, a Magnum P.I. moustache, or anything in between, 100% natural Beard Oil from US Organic has him covered.  


US Organic’s Beard Oil is made with natural antimicrobial properties created to condition and protect hair follicles, remove knots and prevent ingrown hairs, itching and dandruff.  Available in a 2oz bottle, the oil softens facial hair, adds body and shine and moisturizes skin, plus it keeps facial hair flake-free and smelling fresh all day long.  And US Organic Beard Oil is certified “Cruelty Free” by the Leaping Bunny Program and made in the USA.


To further support dad’s facial hair fad, US Organic recommends a basic, daily, four-step regiment to healthy facial hair hygiene:

1.     Clean it daily

2.     Moisturize both the face and the hair

3.     Keep hair trimmed

4.     Groom it (comb or brush) daily

US Organic Group Corporation, is a leading provider of certified organic 

products, and offers a one-stop-shop for skin care needs this Father’s Day and all year round. 

US Organic Offers Products that are Great for the Skin, 100% Natural, and great for everyone!

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I had the opportunity to try out their Essential Oils and just love them! These can be used in so many different ways from beauty to even household cleaning! My favorite is the Lavender but my husband loves to use the Peppermint, which is great for household cleaning.

US Organic’s Essential Oils can be used in various ways from aromatherapy and personal beauty care to household cleaning products. Available in various sizes from 10ml – 16oz, the scents include: Citronella, Lavender, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Sweet Orange & Tee Tree.  


US Organic uses powerful, healthy and natural ingredients to gently treat and nourish the skin. The company has extended its product line to organic repellents, body oils and baby oils. A certified organic products’ manufacturing company, US Organic appreciates what nature has provided us—powerful yet gentle ingredients.

Does Dad need a New Wallet?

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I received a few wallets from Kinzd to check out and highly recommend for this Father’s Day! Kinzd is a famous brand in Amazon, Ebay, selling slim wallets, card holders, accessories etc. I like that these are all thin and compact so it is easy for Dad to take along with him! There are different styles and they are made out of top quality materials. The leather is soft and I like the different variety of styles. Find them at

You can also find on Amazon:

We have a coupon code that our readers can use for 20% off: KINOFF20

Self Disclosure: SoCal City Kids received free samples of the above items except for Nintendo. Images were also provided.

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