Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

We love our moms all year long, but Mother’s Day is a very special celebration. It doesn’t come around that often, so it’s important to show Mom how extraordinary she is. You don’t want to spend the next year getting the stink eye, do you? Or having Mom tell everyone how your brother’s gift was better than yours. From beautiful glassware, to memorable home accessories, to personalized gifts for mom, we’ve got the best Mother’s Day gifts ideas for you.

For Moms Who Love Wine

Wine Lover Glass Cutting Board
One-of-a-kind, personalized items make the best Mother’s day gifts. So whether she prefers Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio, our Wine Lover glass cutting boards will make a lasting impression. Made with beautiful glass for a keepsake quality, these glass cutting boards are great for cutting, serving, or wall display. We create each personalized cutting board individually, so your mother’s name and initials appear within the label area of the wine bottle inspired design. These unique Mother’s Day gifts will make this year a great vintage.

For Moms Who Love Beer

High Heel Bottle Opener
Everyone thinks that it’s the dads who love beer the most, but we all know that moms like a good cold one, too. Give her something to make her brews really pop with our Dazzling Red high heel bottle opener. With fun red glitter and a shiny black finish, these good Mother’s Day gifts let Mom know that her taste in beer is not to be under appreciated. Throw in a six pack of her favorite for good measure.

For Moms Who Love the Outdoors

Picnic Wine Table
Outdoor weather is finally here, and these portable picnic wine tables make fun, useful Mother’s Day presents for moms who love the sunshine. Made of strong metal with a sleek, smooth gray finish, this cool table had two cutouts, specifically designed to securely hold stemmed wine glasses while leaving plenty of room for a plate full of nibbles. This table is supported by a durable, lightweight pole that can be easily pushed into the ground, so she can take it to the lake, the soccer game, or the backyard.

For Moms Who Love to Cook

Himalayan Salt Plate
For my mom, cooking is one of her favorite pastimes. If your mom is also your favorite at-home chef, she’ll love our Mount Everest Himalayan salt plate. Great gifts for Mom should always be beautiful, and this definitely fits the requirement. The look is incredible, cut from a solid piece of natural pink salt. It’s also extremely versatile, and can be used for baking, grilling, chilling, or serving. One of our most unique presents for Mom, the bonus here is the added flavors of the salt.

For Moms Who Love to Host Parties

Rooster Cheese Board

If your mom is the hostess with the mostest, then we’ve got plenty of Mother’s Day gift ideas for her. She’ll be super excited to use our Banty Rooster cheese board at her next party. Cut from stunning natural wood, each custom cheese board is engraved with your family name and initial, creating a keepsake that will last for generations. It’s really functional, too, suitable for cutting and serving fruit, cheese, or other crudites. When it comes to personalized gifts for Mom, this is definitely a top pick.

Don’t Forget Grandma!

Las Vegas Wine Cork Cage
Now that Mom has been taken care of, let’s look at one of our best gifts for grandma. You’ll hit the gift-giving jackpot with this slot machine wine cork cage. She’ll get a kick out of pulling the handle and watching her corks fall down to the bottom. You’ll get a kick out of secretly keeping tabs on how much wine Grandma has had to drink. When searching for good Mother’s Day presents, you’ll be in trouble on your birthday if you forget about grandma.

Best Fathers Day Gifts 2013

When it comes choosing a Fathers Day gift, dads can be difficult to shop for. Ask a dad what he wants for Fathers Day, and most likely the responses you’ll get are “I don’t need anything” or “I have everything I want.”  For the loved one shopping for Dad, this makes the task difficult.There is, after all, a reason why ties are the default gifts for Father’s Day; ties are the one-size-fits-all gift for men, but unless your father is Ward Cleaver, he may not even wear a tie on a regular basis. This year, doesn’t the father in your life deserve more than a generic man gift? At HomeWetBar.com and GreatGiftsforMen.com, we think so! With that in mind, we have assembled our guide to the best fathers day gifts 2013 guide. To make things even easier to find gift ideas for Dad, we have selected a Top Dad Gift for each “Dad-egory.”

The Grill Master

Dad Meat BrandThere are very few things more iconically American than Dad grilling in the backyard. For the dad who loves to barbecue, our grilling tools make great Fathers Day gifts. From grill tongs to jalapeno grill roasters to barbecue tool sets, you’ll find excellent gift ideas for your Grill Master dad. Our top Father’s Day gift for the Grill Master is our Dad Branding Iron Gift Boxed Set! The gift that literally has “Dad” written all over it, this barbecue branding iron will allow your father to “steak” his claim when grilling.

The Outdoorsman

Classic Stanley ThermosCamping, fishing, hiking, and hunting are the activities you will find the outdoorsman father doing on the weekend. He treks away from the beaten path to interact with nature. The outdoorsman dad needs a Father’s Day gift to take with him into the wilderness. Give your outdoorsman dad our Stanley Classic Insulated Thermos, the dad gift that is just as rugged and durable as he is. Perfect for the man-on-the-go, this best Father’s Day gift idea ensures he’ll have a hot cup of coffee or warm soup in even the most inhospitable of environments.

The Corporate Maverick

Monogrammed CufflinksDoes your father call the shots from a corner office? Does he run with the bulls or hibernate with the bears of Wall Street? If so, we have a great selection of Father’s Day gifts for your dad, the corporate maverick. This type of dad spends long hours at the office and regularly goes to important business meetings. Instead of getting him the impersonal tie this year, our top dad gift is an often overlooked but very necessary men’s fashion accessory, the cufflink. Our Sophistico Monogrammed Cufflinks are the perfect Father’s day gift for the corporate maverick dad. With the included engraving, your father is sure to be the sharpest dressed maverick in his next business meeting.

The Golfer

Golf Sign golf-signGolf gifts: a Father’s Day tradition like no other. For the father who likes to hit the links, golf accessories are always a huge hit. This year, bring a little bit of the golf course home and make things personal with our Father’s Day gifts 2013 top pick, our Nineteenth Hole Personalized Golf Wooden Sign. Customize this sign with your father’s name, and this is sure to be a gift he’ll  never “Fore!”-get.

The Handyman

wall mounted battery organizerOtherwise known as Mr. Fix-It, the Handyman father works on cars, home, toys, bikes, and anything else that might break around the house. For the Handyman dad, what good would a tie do as a Father’s Day gift? The Handyman takes pride in fixing things in his family, so for Father’s Day this year, get him a Dad gift that is sure to keep things working around the house – our Test and Stack Battery Rack. Perfect for making sure only working batteries are on hand and organized, the Handyman dad is sure to love this Father’s Day gift.

Need More Father’s Day Gift Ideas?

Personalized Picture FrameDon’t fret! Every dad is unique, and it is possible that your father does not fit into one of the Dad-egories above. There is one gift that every dad is sure to love – a photo of his children! Make sure to give Dad this photo in one of our favorite Dad gifts, a Personalized Silver Picture Frame. With personalization included, this picture frame, combined with the photo, is sure to bring a smile to Dad’s face whenever he sees it.

The Clever Chocolatier: 6 Creative Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

“Nine out of ten people like chocolate. The tenth person always lies.” – John Q. Tullius

Almost as soon as the page turns into a new year, sparklers and party hats are replaced with red hearts and chocolates for that special Hallmark holiday that comes every February 14th. An astounding $13.19 billion dollars is the average annual VDay spending, and candy is the #1 gift to give on Valentine’s Day at 47.5%, beating out the #2 gift (flowers) by 13.7%. (Source)

This Valentine’s Day, you can find something much better than your run-of-the-mill assorted candy box. Here are some fun ideas just for you that involve, what else?….chocolate! Spice up chocolate by adding liquor or making your own dessert with these creative ideas from around the web.

Chocolate-Covered Raspberry Winter Ale Floats

{get the recipe here}Make two of these–one for your sweetie and one for you–and have a fun date night at home.

Liqueur-Filled Chocolates Gift Box

It’s an assortment of 48 liquor-filled chocolates that any chocolate fan (over the age of 21) will enjoy. ($28.99 from theonlinecandyshop.com)

Liqueur-Filled Belgian Chocolates

Perfect for the chocolate lover, this 40-piece assortment of Belgian chocolate are all filled with rich liqueur. (On sale for $24 from orvis.com)

Chocolate Fondue Set

($8.99 from amazon.com) It’s a set for two! Includes one 6oz porcelain ramekin, chocolate fondue mix, and two stainless steel fondue forks. Makes a very fun date night at home or dessert for after dinner.

For the handyman: Milk Chocolate Tool Gift Set

($18.95 from wisconsinmade.com) Have this special box of chocolates shipped directly to you from Wisconsin and give your handyman a fun surprise!

And finally, if you really do have your heart set on a regular box of chocolate, spice it up and make it personal with a box of these personalized chocolates!

Personalized Chocolate Box

($24.99 from chocolatesays on Etsy)

Letters are made to order and delivered within 4-10 business days. Arrives in a white gift box.

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{P.S. To find out more than you ever needed to know about the history of chocolate, check out: thestoryofchocolate.com or hersheys.com}

3 Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Him and Her

It’s that one day a year where you’ve got to show your significant other exactly how much they mean to you with a gift that not only says, “I love you,” but one that says, “I understand you.” If you’re reading this, then it’s safe to assume your guy or girl likes to drink and have fun. Whether it be wine, liquor, or beer, we’ve got a few ideas that could help you say what you need to say, but without spending a lot of dough.

Gifts for Her


1. Giant Extra Large Wine Glass

It’s so big, there’s three words that say how big it really is: Giant, Extra, Large. This handblown mega-glass is so massive it holds an entire 750mL bottle of wine. Do yourself a favor and get a few, so not only could she share a pleasantly wined evening with you, but she could also have an amazing night in with the girls.


2. Parisian Chic High Heel Wine Holder

What is the number one thing girls love the most? If you guessed purse-size animals or jewelry, you’re on the right track, but oh so wrong. Shoes are a girl’s real best friend, and this glitzy high heel wine bottle holder is the perfect mixture of “chic” and “cute” that fits wine bottles of all sizes.


3. Leopard Flip Flop Bottle Opener

In the realm of all things “cute,” a flip flop bottle opener takes the cake. But this isn’t just any slick bottle opener, it’s got that leopard print extra that girls love to wear. Does your girl not like the leopard? Don’t worry, we’ve got it in pink and zebra striped too.

Gifts for Him


1. Simply Class Whiskey Glass Set

Men love feeling like the elite wise-guys of Madison Avenue, and those elite wise-guys drink whiskey. Set your man up with a set of hand blown crystal whiskey glasses. These hold 14 ounces of awesome in a four-inch rim. These beautiful glasses will take you back to a simpler time where having class was respected and the finer things in life were gained through honest, hard work.


2. Personalized Saloon Man Cave Sign

Give your man the expressed right of claiming his territory, without making the mess that your pets do. This 18″x14″ saloon savvy sign, made with real wood, can be personalized with your guy’s name so that all his friends will know they’re entering his domain. What happens in the man cave, stays in the man cave.


3. Vintage Dude Beer Mugs & Flasks

Made from durable, lightweight plastic, with a classy description authorizing your man’s right to just sit, relax, and enjoy his brew. These mega-mugs are perfect for barbecues or hanging out for the big game. We’ve also got decade-personalized tankards available for ages 30, 40, and 50, as well as flasks for 30 and 40.

Top 10 Thanksgiving Gift Ideas for 2011

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, and in honor of every one’s favorite celebration of friendship and thanks I’ve compiled a list of the “Top 10 Loosely Related Gifts” from HomeWetBar.com.

Homewetbar.com is one of the leading providers of unique and impossible-to-pass-up gifts. They cover all manner of themes including Mancave items, Outdoor items, and so on.

So, without further adieu…

#10. Silver Beer Tankard

Silver Beer Tankard

Drink like a Pilgrim with this antique silver tankard. It is perhaps a bit flashier than what the pilgrims had on the first Thanksgiving, but they were out in the ocean for months. You try keeping your silvers shining with the salty sea air blowing in from every direction. Buy Now for $39.95 USD

#9. Giant Flask

Giant Flask
Thanksgiving is all about sharing, so tell your Uncle Chuck to stop hogging all of the spirits. With the Giant Flask there’s plenty of sharing to be done. Buy Now for $19.95 USD

#8. 16th Century Italian Globe Bar

Century Italian Globe Bar
We know what you’re going to say. But guys, the Pilgrims weren’t Italian. You’re right, but let us not forget that Ameerica was first discovered by Amerigo Vespucci, and were it not for him the Pilgrims might have never hopped on the “Let’s go to America” bandwagon. That means no Thanksgiving. This makes a perfect piece for dens (or parlors, if you’re fancy) – just what you need after a nice satisfying meal. Buy Now for $179.00 USD

#7. Cigar Hand Ashtray

Cigar Ashtray Hand
This classy ashtray is reminiscent of the extended hand of friendship that we all too commonly associate with Thanksgiving. Just don’t get all sensitive over the idea of ashing in a friend’s hand. He extended it, and it would be an insult to refuse the gesture. Buy Now for $35.00 USD

#6. Folding Picnic Table

Folding Picnic Table
This folding picnic table makes a great addition to any Thanksgiving celebration. Whether outside or inside, you, too, can eat a Thanksgiving meal just like the Pilgrims and Native Americans. How’s that for a tie-in? Buy Now for $134.99 USD

#5. Food Umbrella

Food Umbrella
If you like to eat your Thanksgiving Dinner outside, there’s no better way to protect your feast than with this ingenious Food Umbrella. It’s lightweight, yet heavy enough to keep from blowing in the cool autumn breeze. Plus, as you can see, it covers a pretty wide area. We suggest covering your turkey with it. Buy Now for $11.95 USD

#4. Baked Potato Grill Cooker

Baked Potato Grill Cooker
Some times your stove can get a little crowded on Thanksgiving. That’s okay, though, because this convenient Baked Potato Grill Cooker makes for a convenient way to prepare very one’s favorite side dish without taking up any space in the oven. Buy Now for $7.99 USD

#3. Corn Grilling Basket

Corn on the Grill Basket
Prepare the most recognizable Thanksgiving dish (well, aside from Turkey I guess…) without the hassle of handling one cob at a time. As an added bonus the cage keeps the corn stationary, making it even easier to put those little pick thingies into the ends. Seriously, who can do that free handed? Buy Now for $29.95 USD

#2. BBQ Light (Flexible)

Stainless Steel Grill Light
Not every one sticks to the ordinary Thanksgiving regimen of Turkey, corn, potatoes and cranberry sauce – and that’s okay! If you like to celebrate your Thanksgiving with a nice steak, burger, or hotdog, then you will love this flexible BBQ Light. Perfect for after-hours grilling. I don’t know; maybe you work late? Buy Now for $42.99 USD

#1. Talking Meat Thermometer

Talking Meat Thermometer
This wireless, talking meat thermometer is the perfect tool for Thanksgiving. As this is a time to talk and gather with loved ones, who wants to miss any of the conversation by having to get up to check the temperature of the turkey every ten minutes? Now you don’t have to. Buy Now for $49.99 USD

Make your Thanksgiving the best it can be by buying one of these nifty gifts. Remember to check out homewetbar.com for additional items for any occasion.