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July 4th Mini-Vacation Ideas

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July 4th Beach Mini-Vacation

July 4th Beach Mini-Vacation

We can’t believe it either. July 4th is around the corner. What that really means is that it’s the birthday of the good ol’  U.S. Most of us have the work day off on Independence Day but how many of us really loosen up? Most of the time when I have a day off, I sort of use that day to get to my five-month old chores. Organizing the garage, screwing the shelf that’s been shaky all year… Accomplishing? Yes. Rejuvenating? Not so much.

This year, we’re going to really chill out. There are so many family-friendly, relaxing ideas for July 4th that are absolutely pro bono. You can start the day with a late family breakfast then head to the beach. You can even pack sandwiches, snacks or drinks in advance so you don’t have to spend money on the never ending take-out food. Or you can go to a local park, tan and have a picnic. What’s cool about July 4th is that most cities have free concerts, hot dog eating contests, and random, cool shows. Most towns and cities have fireworks at night, too. This can be enjoyable for a night out with friends or for the entire family! A great idea would be to take a camera wherever you go and get some really nice family photos you never have time to take. Simply snap as you’re having a great time – you’ll be happy to capture the memories.

Of course, July 4th is about celebrating our country and coming back to work refreshed the next day. Sometimes it isn’t only the beach and concerts that will bring you to work feeling revitalized. Buying scrubs on our July 4th Blowout Sale is a real breather and will have you feeling completely invigorated.

When I think of July 4th I think beach, fireworks, BBQ and friends. Make that happen!

Father’s Day Gifts for the Medical or Non-Medical Man

Published by:  Levi Brown
Levi Brown

Father’s Day is less than a week away, so aside for our honorary Father’s Day sale we’ve compiled a list of our favorite gifts for dads this Father’s Day. We’ve tried to cover everything from long-lasting gifts at the higher end of the spectrum, to cute gizmos and gadgets.

Spa Membership

This is a gift most often associated with women, but if your dad happens to spend his time in the medical field he will definitely appreciate some downtime. Physicians, nurses, and those in the medical field have long hours with few breaks. Time away at a spa is a great way to give your dad a gift that will last, and make a difference in his daily life.

Tool Pens

Neatoshop has the perfect gift for Dad, that Mom will appreciate, too. The tool pens are real handyman tools such as a hammer, pliers, wrench, etc. that are pens at the bottom. They serve double function, and will ensure that Dad can’t forget about the little tasks around the house that are begging for his attention.

Hermetus Beer Bottle Opener and Closer

For the times when one and a half beers are just enough. This chrome-plated gadget effortlessly cracks open beer bottles and reseals them.

Photo Book

Personalized photo books are more common today than photo albums, and there’s no better way to bring out the sentimental side of Dad than with a photo book for him to display in the office. Choose from a variety of online services such as MyPublisher, Snapfish, or Shutterfly, or try Apple’s iphoto service that does all the work for you.

Scrubs for Men

Many Dads don’t have energy or inclination to purchase new scrubs, so they wear the same shapeless stuff until they’re practically threadbare. Spring for a gift card or a new set of Dickies scrubs for men that your Dad will appreciate without having realized how badly he needed the new scrubs.

Along with the list of great gifts for dad, there will always be the gag gifts that you should avoid. Thinking of ‘Team Daddy’ matching t-shirts for dad and the little ones, or creepy stuffed animal? Better just bring a card.

Let us know about some of the best and worst Father’s Day gifts you’ve had the pleasure to give or receive!