Nautica Life Father’s Day Gift & Giveaway

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I always try to come up with the perfect Father’s Day gift 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.

Father's Day Gift Basket Ideas


My Husband’s Favorite Fragrance

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

Macy's Sweeps

Nautica Life

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

I Sent a Group Text to my Grown Kids

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 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?

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.  I 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

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 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?

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  1. 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!

    • 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!

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

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

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

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


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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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 😀

  10. 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.

  11. 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 🙂

  12. Bonnie @ wemake7 says

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

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

  14. 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!!!!!

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

  16. 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!

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

  18. michele d says

    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.

  19. Heather @mommyonlyhas2hands says

    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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

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

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

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

  25. 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!

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

  27. 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

  28. Ann Bacciaglia says

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

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

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

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

  32. 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!

  33. 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.

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

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

  36. 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.

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

  38. What a gorgeous gift idea!! Love it!

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

  40. 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

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

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

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

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

  45. 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.

  46. 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

  47. 2 great choices, 1 for shopping the other for clothing and fragrance. My husband is a fan of both!

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