Father's Day 2017 Gift Guide

Father's Day is nearly upon us and for those that don't know what to get the Dad that has everything we've compiled a list of fun, useful and innovative products that we have spent time using and can recommend as a great gift.


Gifts over $200



OXX shipped us one of these coffee makers on steroids back in January.  We've spent a ton of time with it and absolutley love it.  The COFFEEBOXX uses K-Cup® compatiable packs.  It heats water quickly, is built like a concrete bunker and makes a mean cup o' joe.  Priced at $229.99 its a bit more expensive than your average coffee maker but then again is your average coffee maker water, dust and impact resistant?  Our only wish, that it would run on a battery pack.  We asked and were told heating water quickly takes a ton of juice - more than you'd get from a truly portable battery, so until battery technology reaches the level of coffee we'll be happy with the COFFEEBOXX as-is.

For more info on the COFFEEBOX check out their website.



The RYOBI Garage Door Opener & Accessories:

RYOBI Inflator

The RYOBI Garage Door Opener made our Holiday Gift Guide 2016 and its back this Father's Day + accessories.  When RYOBI entered the Garage Door Opener scene with its 2hps belt driven opener that is app connected, expandable with accessories and utilizes the RYOBI ONE+ battery pack as a backup we were skeptical. It’s ambitious to enter a new product into a saturated market and not only innovate on the opener itself but totally rethink what a garage door opener does.  RYOBI did it and slammed the door on its competition.  In our experience, we’ve used the opener or accessories daily such as the fan, Bluetooth speaker, tire inflator, cord reel and park aid.  Opener install is easy and the accessories are even easier.  The app is intuitive and has a convenient option to email tech support from the app, no need to hunt for addresses to troubleshoot.  If you listened during the holidays and Dad already has the opener it’s time to start loading him up with the accessories that are priced below $100.  If not you can find the opener for less than $250 and work on the accessories during the holidays.



Gifts Under $150


Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat:



Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat


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ActiClean® Self-Cleaning Toilet by American Standard

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Custom Building Products on In the House

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DynaTrap & Mosquito Safety

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Project House Remodel - Part 4

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Project House Remodel - Part 3

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