Father’s Day

Props for your pops!

by Shea Homes Colorado on June 9, 2016


Father’s Day is coming soon—Sunday, June 19, to be precise—so get ready to show him some love. Have you already picked out the annual, obligatory tie? If not, be glad because there’s a much more creative gift waiting for him. If you live in a Shea Homes Community you’re near Park Meadows Retail Resort and Northfield Stapleton. But if you prefer a super easy online solution, or just some guidance before you hit the stores, explore the handy links we’ve gathered below.

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Local Arizona Companies

by Shea Homes Arizona on June 3, 2016


Father’s Day is just two weeks from now. Plan ahead and get Dad a gift he’ll love. Better yet, keep it local and get him a fabulous gift from one of these Arizona companies.

Sprinkles Cupcakes Dad Box

Sprinkles Cupcakes

If the dad in your life has a sweet tooth, surprise him with an entire box of rich, delicious Sprinkles Cupcakes. The Dad box includes Peanut Butter Chip, Red Velvet, Black and White and Vanilla Milk Chocolate cupcakes – adorned with Sprinkles stars and DAD sugar decorations and sealed with a DAD Digs Cupcakes sticker

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Top 7 Gifts for Dad

by Shea Homes Arizona on June 19, 2015

We know Father’s Day is tomorrow, but we also know time can slip away from you. Not to worry! Shea Homes has you covered. We’ve compiled a list of the top 7 gifts for dad and all for under 30 bucks. Gather the kids; it’s time to get to work.

1. Father’s Day Card

A homemade Father’s Day card is a classic. This simple craft allows you and the kids to add some personality to your gift. Have your little ones pick out their favorite colors and customize the card and the fun paper collage tie to their liking. Chances are, you already have all of the necessary supplies at home. Find step-by-step directions here: http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/06/fathers-day-card-collage-tie.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+LittleFamilyFun+(Little+Family+Fun)


Photo credit: Little Family Fun

2. Hole in One Cupcakes

Whether or not you’re a fan of the sport, this is a treat everyone can enjoy. Dad will marvel at the creativity and fortunately for you, these are quite simple to make. You bake a scrumptious chocolate cupcake, carve out a hole, cover it in green sugar and place a white chocolate truffle inside. Go the extra mile and personalize this treat by writing a message on the flag for him. Find detailed directions here: http://easybaked.net/2014/06/06/hole-in-one-cupcakes/


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3. Father’s Day Coupons

Provide the man of the house with exclusive rights to this very convenient coupon book. These custom coupons will equip him with an argument-free ticket out of taking out the trash, washing the car or perhaps a freebie for a delicious breakfast of his choosing, no questions asked. Get the kids to join in on the fun and together fill it with deals you know he’ll enjoy. Get started here: http://www.marthastewart.com/271224/fathers-day-coupons?czone=h&center=307033&gallery=274629&slide=271224%253Fxsc%253Dsoc_pin_fathersdaycoupons&crlt.pid=camp.jKMde5ekYk1q


Photo Credit: http://www.marthastewart.com/

4. Personalized Coffee Mug

There is no such thing as too many coffee mugs. This is another simple and very special gift to make for Dad on Father’s Day. Only three supplies required and you’re good-to-go! Everyone in the family can make their own and create a mug as unique as they are. Find instructions here: http://www.iheartartsncrafts.com/fathers-day-sharpie-mug-kids-craft/


Photo credit: Heartsartsncrafts.com

5. Dumbbells

If Dad enjoys an active lifestyle, a pair of dumbbells may be exactly what he needs. Pick up the perfect set for him at your neighborhood sporting goods store: http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11176327&cp=4406646.4413986.12598195


Photo Credit: Dicks Sporting Goods

6. Personalized Picture Frame

This engraved Dad and Me frame is precious, but if you’re running out of time and can’t wait for this to be shipped to you, why not personalize a frame yourself? Head out to your local arts and crafts store and make this gift all yours! If you like the thought of an engraved frame, check it out here: http://www.giftsforyounow.com/engraved-dad-and-me-picture-frame-96689x.aspx?product=personalized/


Photo credit: http://www.giftsforyounow.com/

7. Bottle Opening Glass

If you have time to spare because Dad doesn’t mind waiting a bit for his gift, this one might be worth the wait.  Save him the trouble of trying to locate the nearest bottle opener when he needs it most. This cup has one built in! http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/beer-opening-glass?utm_medium=affiliatesdad7
Photo Credit: http://www.uncommongoods.com/

Happy Father’s Day from Shea Homes!

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Presents with a Purpose: Simplify Dad’s Daily Routine

by Shea Homes Arizona on June 14, 2013

If you’re having trouble scrounging up gifts ideas for Dad, think about getting him something that can find a place in the routine of his everyday life. He will not only be impressed but, years later, will consistently praise you for the gift you gave that made his life easier. Here are a few ideas that we got from our Pinterest board, “Father’s Day Fun!”

1AT THE GYM: This stylish and sporty bracelet, made by Jawbone UP, actually acts as a motion tracking system. When synced with the corresponding app on your iPhone, this bracelet tracks the frequency and intensity of all your motions. If Dad is being too sedentary over the weekend on the couch, the bracelet will vibrate to remind him that even a quick stroll to the fridge is some movement! http://www.technews24h.com/


IN THE BATHROOM: Keeping up a fresh appearance does reflect on Dad at work (and at home with Mom). This Art of Shaving Power Shave Collection and Customizable Stand will give Dad the closest and cleanest shave he’s ever had, especially with the Power Brush and Power Razor vibration feature. With its modern design and chrome look, this gadget will display nicely on his side of the bathroom. www.macys.com

3IN THE KITCHEN: For the foodie Dad, this Belkin iPad stand is perfect for displaying recipes at an easy angle to read. It accommodates any bulkiness from a case you may have on your iPad. Even more convenient, this Belkin stand comes with a stylus pen, so Dad can keep his sticky fingers clear of the touch screen when he needs to scroll down. www.belkin.com

4IN THE WORKSHOP: If Dad is big on DIY, this sleek multi-functional tool is easily accessible and can be stored for on-the-go jobs. It includes an all-in-one hammer, an adjustable wrench, pliers, a wire cutter, files, blades and a screwdriver with a 12-piece bit set. Talk about a handy man! www.momastore.org 

5AT THE OFFICE: Dads are always working so hard to put food on the table for dinner every night. Instant coffee buzz’s are crucial to get his brain up and alert each morning. This Keurig Single Cup coffee brewer is perfect for Dad to put at his desk and brew instant coffee at his fingertips. With a little cream and a sprinkle of sugar, he may not have a spoon nearby to stir it all up. This Self-Stirring Coffee Mug does all the work and Dad won’t have to stop in the middle of writing that important email to get a spoon. www.keurig.com; www.firebox.com

ON THE GO: Is Dad’s wallet so jam packed with photos and receipts that he can’t 6even properly sit down? This iPhone case not only protects your device, but opens up an extra compartment to reveal a mirror and slot to store bank cards, IDs, cash and maybe even a house key! We’re not suggesting that he get rid of all those adorable school pictures, but when making a quick run to the store or to have a drink with a client, this seems like the more convenient alternative to a bulky wallet. www.zulily.com

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