Father’s Day with Nautica Life {+ a giveaway}

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Celebrate lifelong love this Father’s Day with Nautica for Dads!

Father’s Day isย this weekend, and if you haven’t already, you are probably trying to figure out what to get dad this year. Every year, I always get a little sad around Father’s Day since my dad can’t be here to celebrate, but my mom and I always take a few moments to honor him and tell him how much we miss him and love him. I also take the time to recognize all of the other amazing dads in my life – from my uncles and cousins to my grandpas.ย There are so many amazing men in my family and I feel so lucky to have them in my life! It was admittedly hard growing up without my dad, and nothing will ever change that, but it definitely makes me appreciate Father’s Day that much more.

Growing up, I was always close with my grandma and grandpa but since we’ve never lived near each other, I would only see my grandparents a few times a year. I have such fond memories of vacations spent with them and have always missed having them around. This year, that finally changed! Now that Mike and I live in North Carolina, we’re only 3 hours away from my grandparents in Charleston and I can’t even begin to describe how happy that makes me. It’s still SO hard to not have my mom around, but the fact that I’m able to see my grandparents more often makes up for that a little bit ๐Ÿ™‚

Unfortunately, this year I’m not able to actually go down to Charleston for Father’s Day, but I am excited to surprise my grandpa with a little gift in the mail. I stopped by my local Macy’s in Raleigh and found the Nautica Life gift set, which I think he will just love! (And my grandma will too, hehe). I’ve always admired my grandparents relationship, and during our last trip down in May it was awesome to listen to them tell stories and give Mike and I advice on life and love. They’ve been together for over 50 years which is just amazing.

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The Nautica Life gift set I chose reminded me so much of my grandpa: the nautical theme because my grandpa was in the Navy, of course; and the romantic and mysterious scents in the fragrance also reminded me of him because even though he won’t admit it, my grandpa is a romantic when it comes to my grandma – he loves her so much. I love that. When he talks about her, you can see in his eyes how much he loves her. I remember watching them at the party we threw them for their 50th anniversary, and it just made my heart melt. They really have had a lifelong journey of love, which is something I hope to have with Mike. <3

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I can’t wait for my grandpa to get this in the mail, and I also can’t wait for the next time we can go down to visit (which will be soon!). It’s so important to cherish family and tell the ones you love how much they mean to you. So here’s to you grandpa – I love you so much!

Do you still need a gift for dad? Enter the giveaway below and you could win a $4,000 cruise vacation package, or be 1ย of 5ย winners to receive a Nautica men’s fragrance gift package.

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How are you celebrating Father’s Day this year?
How have the dad(s) in your life made an impact on you?

Until next time…

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  • Your Grandpa sounds like an awesome guy! I hope he enjoyed this little surprise in the mail this year. Thanks for sharing! #client