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For as long as I can remember, my parents had been big on fragrances. My father gifted my mother either a new scent or replenished one of her favorites for every Mother’s Day, birthday, and Christmas–and sometimes just because. And she returned the favor. I remember one scent of hers, in particular, that has become my signature. My dad, likewise, had (still does, actually) a collection of fragrances but only a couple have remained on his counter since my childhood. Nautica Blue is one of them. When the opportunity to partner with Nautica and give my dad some shine arose, I knew it would be a perfect fit since he loves the crisp, timeless scent and notes of bergamot and sandalwood. And didn’t he do a great job modeling for this shoot?

Not to brag but giving great gifts is one of my strengths. I built this dad’s Father’s Day gift basket around the colors and feel of the Nautica Blue fragrance, which I picked up at Walmart, and was able to source all of the materials in one stop. Deep blues, grays, and natural wood tones complement the aquatic fragrance notes (jasmine, aqua water lily, watery violet, etc.) perfectly. When building your Father’s Day gift basket remember you can enjoy a $5 offer from Nautica this Father’s Day by texting “NAUTICA” to 79495!

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Although I’m not big on cards, my dad is, so I made sure to include a thoughtful one in his gift basket. I also included a sleek, insulated travel mug for his tea habit and to, hopefully, encourage him to drink more water, too. My rationale for creating this Father’s Day gift basket was to incorporate items I knew my dad would enjoy, get consistent use from, and maybe not seek out for himself.

Do you feel like your dad is the GOAT (greatest of all time)? I know mine is, so I made a cheeky gift tag to accompany his Father’s Day gift basket. My fellow Nigerian kids know that goat is also a pejorative term (typically following the word “useless”) used when you haven’t done your chores, brought home less than stellar grades–anything your parents didn’t like, really. That makes it even more delightful to use in this case. To get this gift tag for yourself, follow the steps below. I hope this helps you celebrate your dad this Father’s Day. Thanks for reading!

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Father’s Day Gift Tag Printable Instructions

  1. Download and save the gift tag photo.
  2. Open photo and select “Print”
  3. Deselect “Fit picture to frame” (if applicable) and choose 4 x 6 in.
  4. Print, cut out, and attach.