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Dads and Decor: Cool Gifts and Amazon Home Finds

Amazon home favorites, unique gifts for dad and sunny day essentials.

Ah, summer—that unmistakable scent of sunscreen and nostalgia.

I've got this classic love-hate thing with summer. It's the only season devoted to leisure, but let's talk about the heat in Texas—it's like trying to live inside an oven. Seriously, I've been here all my life, and yet every year, the heat still manages to make me feel like I’m on 20 minutes at 425°.

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But let's not kid ourselves – I live for this season. Roadside stands selling homemade peach ice cream, the lazy evenings spent outside, talking well into the night with a foggy glass of Pinot Grigio. There's an undeniable joy of a summer Sunday drive windows down to a perfect summer playlist, the wild tangle of beach hair, and watching movies under the stars. And let's not forget the feeling of cool sheets on sunburnt skin after a day at the beach.

Summer has this way of bringing out the best in us, even if it means sweating through the heat. Let's embrace it and make the most of these sunny days. What are your summer essentials? Share your favorite finds and memories, and let's dive into this season together.

First up, Amazon Home Favorites:

I've scrolled Amazon to bring you my latest finds – from cordless outdoor table lamps to solar lanterns for the pool and even a Gozney pizza oven. These picks are perfect for making your summer nights even more magical.

A Cozy Outdoor Glow

I've been obsessed with these cordless outdoor table lamps. Perfect for those warm summer nights. Favorite Pick: Cordless Table Lamps

Poolside Magic

Floating and charging during the day, they light up beautifully after sunset, making our backyard feel like a resort.n Favorite Pick: floating solar lamps

Cordless Wall Sconces

I've discovered the perfect cordless wall sconces. They're versatile and stylish, ideal for spaces where hardwiring isn't an option. Favorite Pick: cordless wall sconces

Night Lights

Night lights have never been so chic. Favorite Pick: Modern Night Lights

Beachy Laundry Scent

Imagine your laundry smelling like a day at the beach. Favorite Pick: Good Home

Coffee Table Books

They're more than just decor; they're a statement. Favorite Picks: Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McAlpine & Ken Fulk: The Movie in My Mind

Hardwood Floor Hero

It's durable and efficient, simplifying my cleaning routine. Favorite Pick:Commercial dust mops

Pizza Night Upgrade

For the culinary enthusiast, the Gozney pizza oven is a must-have. It's compact, stylish, and makes restaurant-quality pizzas in minutes. Favorite Pick: Roccbox Pizza Oven by Gozney

Bathroom Luxury

Adding a bidet to our bathroom has been a luxurious upgrade. It's a small change that makes a big differenceFavorite Pick: TUSHY bidet

Nostalgic Display

I've been loving this glass box filled with Polaroids. It's a chic way to display favorite memories and adds a personal touch to our coffee table. Favorite Pick: Gold Glass Photo Box

Summer Hack: Don't leave your summer photos stuck in your phone – turn them into a chic coffee table book! Use Artifact Uprising or Blurb for amazing prints. Just pick your favorite photos, select a linen or leather cover, and hit order.

Summer Movies to Watch

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Cool Gifts for Cool Dads

A roundup of cool gifts for the cool dad in your life.

Top Picks:

Other Things I Loved This Week:

Brightland Pizza Oil Because drizzling gourmet olive oil on everything is basically a summer sport.

A Summer Playlist that feels like crisp linens, citrus candles, and fresh flowers. 

Oliver James Double Regatta Pool Float because sometimes it's fun to daydream about life without a budget, floating in ultimate luxury. 

Replica Beach Walk Fragrance for those days when you want to smell like a beach vacation.

Sonos Roam sound that follows you from room to patio.

Final Thoughts

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