Nautica Life Father’s Day Gift Basket

by Alli

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Perfect Father’s Day Gift Basket

I always try to come up with the perfect Father’s Day gift basket for my husband. There have been some hits and misses in the past, but this year I nailed it!

Since he loves the ocean almost as much as I do (no one loves the ocean more than me) I decided to create a nautical-inspired gift basket with a twist. Hello, Nautica Life! 

My Husband’s Favorite Fragrance – Nautica Life

Since Nautica has always been my husband’s favorite fragrance AND his favorite casual clothing line, I decided to head to Macy’s. Southpark Mall in Charlotte is the perfect place to find a new Nautica fragrance. I hit the jackpot.

Nautica Life Father’s Day Gift Basket

Nautica Life is a romantic fragrance blend of fresh, mysterious aromatics, and seductive woods. Included in the gift pack is a 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette, 2.5 oz Aftershave Balm, 2.5 oz Shower Gel, and 1 oz Eau de Toilette. And the smell is simply delicious. It’s the perfect fragrance for our tropical island getaway next month!

Nautica Life

How To Include Grown Kids When Making A Father’s Day Gift Basket

I thought I’d add a little twist to this basket.

So, what’s the twist? I know that my husband is the best husband and father in the entire world, but what do our children think? I wanted to include their thoughts in the Nautica Life gift basket so I sent them a group text (they just LOVE my group texts) and told them:

Nautica life Father's Day Gift

What Did They Say About Their Dad?

Of course, the perfectionist daughter (#2) had her answer to me within a nanosecond. Daughter #3 had her’s to me within a few hours. Son #2 wrote a book (I’m going to edit that one like crazy) and I’m drumming my fingers and waiting for the fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants daughter #1 and son #1 to get back to me.

Here’s what they said, in their own words (in the order I received the texts):

Daughter #2  

“When I was growing up, Dad was my spiritual anchor. No matter what winds of temptation came along, his prayers always brought me back. When I think of the word anchor, it makes me think of strength. Dad’s always been a strong presence in my life. He provided for us, taught us to have high self-esteem, and to be a leader. I love my daddy!”

Daughter #3

“Dad always encouraged me to think for myself and do for myself – to be levelheaded and grounded, always believing I could do anything.   haven’t always succeeded in this, but knowing he believes I can figure it out causes me to believe it, also. His belief in me has become an anchor – keeping me grounded.”

Son #2

(condensed version) “Dad has served as an anchor in my life by showing me how not to place limits on myself and to always strive for more. He always pushes me to give new opportunities a chance. He’s always given great advice and shared experiential knowledge. Though I’ve experienced some ups and downs, it has never altered dad’s endless/unconditional love for me. Thanks, dad!  I love you!”

Daughter #1

 “To me, an anchor invokes an image of something solid and unmovable . . . and that’s my dad! Whenever the storms of life have dealt its best blows, dad has always been there for me – solid and steady. He is the constant I can depend on. Whether it’s coming to my rescue after being stuck in an airport for days or knowing just what encouragement to give at the perfect time, dad can always be counted on and I love being his favorite daughter (he tells us all that!).”

Son #1

(A man of few words) “Dad is my anchor because I can rely on him for anything. He taught me how to be a gentleman and how to always treat women with respect. He loves me unconditionally and is always there for me.”

Here’s the whole family!  We were instructed to jump.  I promise I jumped.

Nautica/Family Photo

Putting Together a Father’s Day Gift Basket

I added a Nautica hat, t-shirt, swim trunks, and a beach towel, and my Nautica Life Father’s Day Gift Basket was done. 

This should win a prize for the best Father’s Day present. Maybe my husband will take me shopping at Macy’s! I saw a pair of to-die-for sandals, but then remembered I was shopping for my husband, not me.

Nautica Gift Basket

I can hardly wait until my husband sees his Father’s Day Gift Basket and reads all the sweet words from the kids!

Nautica Gift Basket & Giveaway

My husband is clearly the anchor in our lives! Who’s the anchor in yours?

Sorry, the Father’s Day Gift Basket giveaway has closed!


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Shirley Wood June 17, 2015 - 7:13 am

I cannot believe it’s June, it’s almost Father’s Day and this year is half gone! Awesome Giveaway!
What a fun photo of your family, Alli!

Alli June 17, 2015 - 8:44 am

Thanks, Shirley! I was in HL the other day and they have all their Christmas stuff out. No way! It’s summer and the beach is calling my name!

Robin Rue (@massholemommy) June 17, 2015 - 8:36 am

That is a fantastic Father’s Day gift idea. I am positive that my husband would love this 🙂

Alli June 17, 2015 - 8:44 am

It smells amazing, Robin!

Ron Leyba June 17, 2015 - 9:42 am

I will join! This might be my lucky month! Thanks for this giveaway!

Whitney June 17, 2015 - 11:06 am

Wow!! This is a great, thoughtful gift. I’m sure your husband will absolutely it!!


Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle June 17, 2015 - 11:31 am

These are sharp looking items. I think these are perfect for any guy who loves the water.

Erlene June 17, 2015 - 12:16 pm

What a great gift basket. The best part are all the thoughts from the kids, which makes this really special. My husband likes the Nautica fragrance too and he would enjoy a gift basket like this.

Christy Maurer June 17, 2015 - 1:56 pm

The way they responded to your question makes me smile. It sounds like they have a great dad and you have a great husband. I’m surprised Daughter 1 isn’t the perfectionist lol. And it looks like most of you didn’t follow the jumping instructions 🙂 Thanks for this!

Jeanine June 17, 2015 - 2:36 pm

This would be an awesome Father’s Day gift. My husband would absolutely love it I’m sure!

Treats by Tanya June 17, 2015 - 2:41 pm

I have always loved the smell of Men’s Nautica! It’s so clean and fresh and…manly! I’m entering in hopes to win it for my hubby 😀

Sandy KS June 17, 2015 - 2:53 pm

I have no idea what to get my dad for father’s day. i do love your idea for gifts. it will help me to decide. thank you.

Laura Hinckley June 17, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Thank you for the giveaway! I entered. Nautica is such a handsome fragrance that its a perfect gift for my own father. I appreciate the heads up. We stay so busy we look to others for gift ideas 🙂

Bonnie @ wemake7 June 17, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Wow! What an awesome giveaway! This would be so awesome to win for my hubby or dad.

Liz Mays June 17, 2015 - 7:11 pm

Your children’s responses were so sweet. I love that Nautica gift basket! I’d love to gift something like that.

Nancy June 17, 2015 - 7:25 pm

Mmm I love the smell of that stuff! Thanks for the awesome giveaway – I kinda don’t want to tell anyone about it for fear of THEM winning and not me heheeh!!!!!

Ourfamilyworld June 18, 2015 - 3:00 am

This is a great Father’s Day gift idea. This sounds like an awesome giveaway.

Joanne T Ferguson June 18, 2015 - 7:06 am

What a great Father’s Day giveaway! I am a BIG fan of the Nautical theme, so your blog posts get my interest straight away!

lisa @bitesforbabies June 18, 2015 - 7:18 am

I love Nautica products and have given them as gifts in the past! Thanks for the reminder for this year!

michele d June 18, 2015 - 7:23 am

My dad was always my anchor until I met my husband and we got married. Nothing like having a best friend for a husband. He has a few bottles of Nautica and enjoys wearing it on special occasions. Thanks for the giveaway.

Heather @mommyonlyhas2hands June 18, 2015 - 9:27 am

This is fun giveaway!! My husband would love this fragrances, he used to be collector of different fragrances until now, he really would love it, I wish I could enter and win this for my hubby.

Michellette "MimiCuteLips" Green June 18, 2015 - 9:56 am

I’m such a gift giver and I love thoughtful gifts like that. The theme is perfect and unique. The kid quotes are a nice touch. I would totally be the kid to write a book like son #2.

Julie @ Girl on the Move June 18, 2015 - 10:30 am

What a great Father’s Day gift! And I loved reading what your kids had to say about their dad…made me think about what makes my dad my anchor!

Deb- It's me, debcb! June 18, 2015 - 10:45 am

I pinned this to my giveway board. It’s a great gift and an awesome giveaway!

Uplifting Families June 18, 2015 - 10:50 am

I hope that your husband enjoys his gift baskets. I love the letters that your kids. They were so sweet.

Chris G June 18, 2015 - 10:57 am

What a great giveaway. As a dad I would love to receive a gift like this.

Lynndee June 18, 2015 - 11:12 am

What a great gift to give to the amazing dads out there. I remember giving my husband a Nautica shirt on our first year anniversary and he still wears it now. 🙂 Happy Father’s Day to your hubs!

Raijean June 18, 2015 - 11:13 am

This is the perfect gift for Father’s Day! I love how Nautica smells, I need to stop by Nautica.

Mirand (myrbev) June 18, 2015 - 11:39 am

aww it’s so nice that everyone got to have an input on the gift. I’ll definitely be on the look out for that brand when am out in town.
My dad loves his bottled scents, so I’ll definitely be on look out for that brand

Ann Bacciaglia June 18, 2015 - 1:09 pm

This would make a great Fathers day gift. This is a great giveaway.

Lix June 18, 2015 - 2:30 pm

This is adorable. I love the anchor theme and that you got your kids to add all their thoughts. Lovely.

Lexi June 18, 2015 - 3:19 pm

What a great giveaway! Cologne is such a perfect gift to give

Jessica Simms June 18, 2015 - 5:45 pm

What a beautiful family! This is a great giveaway for a great product that my dad would definitely love.

Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3 June 18, 2015 - 6:13 pm

I love the Nautica themed gift basket. And the words from your kids– that is just so precious! I hope that when my children are grown they will have wonderful words like this for their dad and me!

Kelly Hutchinson June 18, 2015 - 7:58 pm

What a great way to show dad how loved he is. I think I would like to steal your idea and make it my own for my husband for father’s day.

Jaclyn June 18, 2015 - 8:23 pm

Aww I love the anchor idea! What a great way to thank dads!

Erin June 18, 2015 - 10:01 pm

Oh my word! Those are the most beautiful reasons a child could respond with. Sounds like they have quite the dad!

Logan Can June 18, 2015 - 11:17 pm

Your kids are so sweet! It sounds like you have a wonderful husband! I love this gift set and my husband is also a huge fan of Nautica! I love the scent.

Rosey June 19, 2015 - 7:48 am

I really like Nautica. I am guessing lots of dad’s do too.

Roxanne June 19, 2015 - 9:34 am

What a gorgeous gift idea!! Love it!

Jacqui June 19, 2015 - 10:46 am

Great giveaway! I haven’t figured out a gift for my dad yet.

Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies June 19, 2015 - 11:19 am

WoW! It would be awesome to win that cruise!! I still don;t know what I’m getting my dad for Father’s day! lol

Carly Brydon June 19, 2015 - 11:39 am

I love that you put exactly what they said! I think it’s so sweet hearing what kids have to say about their parents.

Debra June 19, 2015 - 11:48 am

I love all of these products! What a great giveaway!

Karissa June 19, 2015 - 6:35 pm

I wish my husband loved the ocean more because I love the Ocean! What a great gift idea from you and your kids

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen June 21, 2015 - 4:43 am

What a perfect Father’s Day present! I’m sure husbands all over the world will love this.

Leslie June 23, 2015 - 8:42 pm

What a wonderful post! I really enjoyed reading it.  I love that your personalized his gift bit also linked it to the nautical theme.  Very wise.

David @ Spiced June 25, 2015 - 10:15 am

What an awesome gift! I love the personal notes from each of the kids. I hope your husband had a truly great Father’s Day this year! #client

kristin June 27, 2015 - 5:34 pm

2 great choices, 1 for shopping the other for clothing and fragrance. My husband is a fan of both!


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