It's almost time to celebrate Dad and all that he does. Dads are generally pretty low-key so finding the perfect gift for that special man in your family can be tough. From books to gear to clothing, here are some of our picks for this Father's Day.
For the Foodie Dad:
For Father’s Day give dad a hole in one with some delicious and memorableNorman Love Confections White Chocolate and Coconut Golf Balls. At Norman Love Confections you can also discover tons of delicious options from truffles to bars such as the Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bar to thank dad for being the greatest.
Another favorite for Dad is to surprise him with a wine from Red Diamond Wines. This includes wines that offer an excellent balance of quality and value. These are food-friendly, straightforward wines, designed for approachability and easy drinking – and with a suggested retail price of $10, these distinctive wines are also affordable. Some of our favorites for Father's Day are the Malbec Mendoza Argentina, the 2011 Merlot Washington State
and the 2011 Pinot Nor California.
Dad not much for a wine drinker? Consider giving him Tap Rye Port Finished Canadian Whiskey, a limited edition of the Tap 357 Whiskey brand, made with Canadian Rye Whiskey, aged up to eight years. Produced at the oldest distillery in Western Canada, distilled multiple times in small batches in a pot still, the Tap Port Finished is aged in a combination of hand-selected barrels AND port casks, then it is finished with a small amount of port wine before cold filtration. Plus, it comes in a beautiful bottle that will make all fathers think a fortune was spent, when it’s only $39.99. This is a complex aged rye whiskey that will make all Dads’ heads spin, but in a good way. No more ties or mugs. Pour Tap Rye Port Finished and you have yourself a glass of spice, woody nutmeg and cinnamon all in one, with a rich and layered deep, lingering finish.
Another sweet treat that we love is the Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Godiva. Featuring dark chocolate, milk chocolate and dark and milk chocolate, these delicious hand-dipped strawberries are the perfect sweet treat that Dad will love as he indulges in this amazing strawberry/chocolate combination.
For Dads that love snacks, we are big fans of the curated collection of goodies from The Fruit Company. For Father's Day we love the Tailgate Snack Box where you he can find some unique snacks like the savory Hearty Field Trip beef jerky, beef summer sausage, delectable mixed nuts and hickory smoked fried peanuts, aged white cheddar and green chile popcorn, NW smoked roasted garlic cheese.
Dads that love cookies are sure to love the cookie basket from Fruute.com. Featuring a selection of all-natural and handmade cookies, this basket comes with tasty favorites like salted caramel, raspberry almond crumble, lavender noir, and oatmeal früute.
Another favorite is the collection of indie food and snacks from MOUTH. This includes kits likeThe World's Greatest Dad - with items like caramel corn and maple bacon peanuts; Grin and Beer It, a collection of beer-flavored goodies like Bronx Brewery pale ale pasta, hop pickles, spiced beer jelly, and more and Crafty Cocktails where DAD can discover small batch tonics, grapefruit and ginger soda syrups, pretzel chips, and more. MOUTH also offers subscriptions like Cookies Every Night with a wide variety of nearly 30 cookies with each shipment and Coffee Every Month with diverse and delicious coffees from the best next wave roasters.
For Something Unique:
For something different for Dad we love Man Crates, the new men’s gifting e-commerce site dedicated to gifts for the guy’s guy. Just in time for Father's Day, they released unveiling three new additions – tied to colleges, Major League Baseball and Cigar fans. This includes the fun NFL Game Day Grilling Crate and the Gone Fishin' Crate that includes everything Dad needs as it relates to his interests.
For something unique, we also love the collection of gift ideas from BespokeCustomGifts. This includes cool ideas like Patent Artwork from Artist John Pattenden such as the Patent Artwork Sports, Patent Artwork Professions and the Patent Artwork Leisure/Hobbies. We also love their Map Silhouette Coasters where you can get a set of 4 wooden coasters that are laser-cut into the silhouette of desired state or country then etched with a heart over the city of your choice and personalized with a name or date. Another favorite is the fun Personalized Passport/Ticket Holder and Wallet, a crocodile embossed leather travel wallet is tall enough to hold boarding passes, passport and foreign currency neatly in one place. Includes seven credit card slots, as well as a zippered pocked on the outside for quick access while traveling. We’re about to introduce two new sleeves collections, after spending 12 months of hard work to extend the success of our previous collection we managed to take our sleeves to a new level. Personally, I really love the Father's Day Custom Map Puzzle, which spells out 'I love you dad' You can also customize it by your geographical location and include a special gift message with the packaging.
For something personalized, we love the selection of goodies from Personal Creations,a company that specializes in personalized gifts, offering a myriad of customizable products. This wide array of gifts comes expertly-crafted with names, initials, dates, monograms, photos and other personalization options. Some of our favorites are the Reasons Why Mug,Personalized Spatula, and the Canvas and Leather Tie Case.
Another favorite is RedEnvelope, the go-to source for premium, inspiring gifting options. You can find gifts for every type of dad, from the music fan and the sports enthusiast, to the craft beer and grilling lover. Some of our favorites for Father's Day are the crosley tech turntable and the House of Marley Get Together bluetooth system.
For Dads who love artisanal and hand-made items, we suggest the Wood Thumb Boxes. This includes a collection of goodies such as a Magnetic Bottle Opener that was made from reclaimed Bourbon Barrels; Whiskey Stones; Bacon Crack and a fun
Wood Greeting Card.
Essential Man is another great option for something different. Through the site visitors can slide scales relating to personality traits about the recipient and watch as recommended products emerge in real time. For example is he a night owl or an early bird? Is he dapper or casual? Do you want to spend $100 or $1000? The site also only features the best of the best - all personally tested across gadgets, accessories, travel necessities, grooming products, collectibles, fine wines and meats, sports memorabilia, and more.
Capture the sweetest of life's moments with life casting models from Wrighton & Platt. Founders Denise Wrightson and Vicky Platt have spent years masterminding the techniques to create perfect copies of your child’s hands, feet and faces in an array of luxurious finishes. Everything is made in Britain with a team of highly-prized artists, sculptors, castors and finishers. So whether you are bringing your first child into the world or adding to your precious brood, Wrightson & Platt can mark the arrival with a bespoke sculpture you’ll cherish forever.
For the Fashionable Dad:
With summer coming we love giving sunglasses as gifts. One of our favorite brands MOSCOT Sunglasses. Some of our favorites are LEMTOSH is the calling card for the free spirited, creative dad and the MILTZEN – T with Mirrored Sun Lenses for dads with some serious style.
All our lives, our dad has worked hard to ensure we have everything we need as we grow up. From late nights at work, to weekends kicking the ball around, his energy and love has been relentless. This year, why not give him a gift that encourages him to relax a little for a change? A luxury Egyptian Cotton robe that he can use to indulge in some hours of down time around the house from Luxor Linens offers quality and comfort that will make him think of you each time he puts it on. Available in neutral colors for a masculine feel with personalized monogramming, a lush robe can be the gift that really makes him feel like the king of his castle. To browse all of the robes and products from Luxor Linens, visit www.LuxorLinens.com.
A new pair of shoes is also a great gift idea – and the Relaxology collection, a brand new launch from Tommy Bahama uses cutting edge technology to provide footwear that is not only great looking, but also astonishingly comfortable. The shoes feature an alternative to standard EVA material to offer unbelievably lightweight (the heaviest boat shoe weighs only 7.4 oz!), yet durable footwear. The classic boat shoe and slip-on styles are a fail-proof gifting option.
We also love BLACKSOCKS, the pioneering purveyor of socks, has announced a new line of socks guaranteed to add funky and fresh flavor to your fun and fashionable feet. Launched in partnership with famous Swiss blues musician Philipp Fankhauser, BLACKSOCKS’ new Funky Socks collection offers six different styles, each covered in a special guitar design surrounded by a unique, colorful pattern.
Refresh your man's intimates and luxury underwear with a selection of high-quality good from Tani USA. This includes a collection of boxers, briefs, trunks, thermals, tanks and more. This includes a line that is super comfortable and soft that is made with Swiss Cotton® is best cotton underwear money can buy.
Be sure to get ready for summer with items from Hapari. The line looks and feels great and offers many trendy styles that layer for comfort and durable style. This includes favorites like the BLACK ALOHA MENS COMPRESSION SWIM SHORTS and the RED TRIBAL MENS COMPRESSION SWIM SHORT.
Another favorite for the summer is Coolibar, a sun protective clothing company, offers a wide variety of sun-safe, and stylish clothing options. Coolibar outfits are a must-have for dad (and the whole family!) since every piece is UPF 50+, which blocks 98 percent of harmful UV rays. From shirts to pants to swimwear to sun hats and more, Coolibar has something for everyone – no matter what the outdoor activity. Some favorites for Dad include the Long-Sleeve Cool Fitness Shirt, Toyo Fedora Hat and the Men's Island Boardshort.
We also love the unique fashion finds from Apliiq.com. Through this site you can design one of a kind clothing with laser cut fabric embellishments such as shapes, pocket squares, sleeves, collars and soon letters and numbers. For dad, gift givers can choose from all ready produced one of a kind apparel or pick a basic like a t-shirt, jeans, hoodie and more then select from over 850 fabrics custom stitched onto their favorite garment. Fabrics are as silly as a random pancake pattern or puppy dog faces to sports prints to traditional seersucker and gingham checkerboard. Lead time is under 2 weeks. Custom design something special for dad: http://www.apliiq.com/designyourown/mens.
Gifts to Pamper Dad:
We love the men's grooming brand Harry's and their special Father & Son shaving set. This includes a mini rubber razor for Junior and an engraved Winston for Dad! The set also comes with an illustrated Harry's "How To Shave" book for the little one! A father teaching his son how to properly groom his face for his later years? Bonding + grooming -- we can't think of a better gift to celebrate dad.
For haircare we love Example Surface Hair care, a brand known for products that are good for the scalp and the planet. The new men's line is made with natural ingredients like flax, amaranth, bamboo and aloe. This includes a Shampoo and Body Wash, Hard Gel, Dry Wax and more.
For kits we love the H2O Plus Oasis Men Collection that features grooming essentials for men - from shower and shave, to soothing aftercare. This includes a Purifying Daily Cleanser, Energizing Facial Scrub ($18), Precision Shave Hydro Foam, Oil-Free Post Shave Balm and the Ultimate 5-in-1 Facial Spray.
AHAVA's Starter Kit for Men brings you the best for Father’s Day of the Dead Sea in an airline-approved, convenient travel sizes. Complete with three products from– Time to Energize Exfoliating Cleansing Gel, Foam-Free Silk Shave and Soothing After-Shave Moisturizer – each one is formulated with AHAVA's mineral complex and the G Force Extract - Ginko Biloba, Ginger Root, and Ginseng. Available at ahavaus.com
What’s an ideal gift for the Dad that has everything? How about a subscription to the best shave? The all-new Gillette Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall™ Technology moves, adjusts and pivots to meet Dad’s face. The new handle allows 3D movement of the cartridge to ride the facial contours for more constant contact to help get virtually every hair saving Dad both time and stress. Pair the new razor with a year-long subscription package available at Gillette.com to give your Dad the best shave for an entire year. When broken down, Gillette’s best shave is very affordable – roughly $1 a week. Since the Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall Technology uses existing Fusion ProGlide cartridges, Dads can upgrade their shave to one that is 2X times better with just a one-time purchase of the new handle. Available in a broad range of traditional and online retail outlets starting June 9th for a suggested retail price of $11.49.
For The Classic Dad:
Is your dad's business attire too traditional? This Father's Day add some pizzazz to your dad's corporate wardrobe by giving him the Central Park Map Tie. This one of a kind tie featuring a map print of some of the most popular areas of the Park will surely become your dad's favorite conversation piece at meetings. The Central Park Map Tie is 100% silk. ($45.99) Receive 30% off of this select item as part of our Father's Day Sale.
Sports-loving Dads will love the Topps' limited edition line of collectible apparel celebrating the '74 A's, '77 Yankees, '79 Pirates, '84 Tigers, '84 Cubs, '86 Mets and '88 Dodgers. The apparel is uniquely authentic and feels like it was pulled from that teams' era, and comes packaged as a box set that includes a hat, a t-shirt, team pennant, team buttons and team badges. Each piece promises to separate your father from what's currently available for baseball fans. They are $99.99 and available for the METS, Tigers, Dodgers and more!
We also love the classic gifts from Bespoke Custom Gifts where you can find a Personalized Leather Shoeshine Kit with a two brush, two cans of shoe polish, a lint brush and buffing cloth all neatly snapped in place for travel, 45 Record Bookends that are made vintage 45rpm records, including the spindle adapters and the fun LP Record Clock, a handmade clock selection that are created from authentic vintage LPS. Choose from classic rock or jazz selections.
Another classic style we love is style="color: #1155cc;">Cufflinks. There’s nothing more handsome than a pair of monogram cufflinks from Posh Mommy Jewelry. Available in sterling silver for $150, this is one classic gift that Dad will love for years to come.
For the Techy Dad:
Crafted with great sound, good looks and comfort in mind, Hinge by Polk Audio on-ear headphones are the essential travel companion for the Audiophile dad with its foldable design. Featuring Polk’s patented POET (Polk Optimized Electro-acoustic Tuning) technology, the sound is balanced yet dynamic and the exterior design is two-fold, combining stitched leatherette with subtle hardware details for a classic Americana feel. Available in black/chrome and brown/gold.
Tech Dads on-the-go will love the Javelin Executive Daypack. The Javelin Executive Daypack will get dads through the airport security lines more conveniently with its ECBC’s FastPass® technology which allows travelers to leave laptops and tablets within the bag by simply unzipping a compartment and laying it completely flat. Smaller compartments neatly tuck away phones, boarding passes, hand sanitizer and other on-the-go necessities for quick and easy trips. Available in gray or black. Dads will love its sleek and minimalist design!
Another favorite bag is the Zeus Messenger Bag.Perfect for dad’s commute to and from the office! Available in multiple colors ranging from blue and forest green to black, the Zeus Messenger bag is an ideal companion for professionals trekking through the city with its 15” laptop, mobile device compartment and room for folders and papers, as well as it’s weather-proof and water-resistant material..
For a wireless speaker, we love Tego Audio and theirCERA Wireless Portable Speaker. This speaker pairs with Bluetooth devices from up to 33 ft. away and is super portable. It also features illuminated touch control panel intuitively displays playback options including up to 7 hours of playback with rechargeable Lithium Ion battery.
GripGo helps you to use your phone and GPS device safely while you drive. This universal phone mount uses a super-sticky pad that grips smart devices incredibly firmly, so they stay secure throughout your journey. Grip Go has a suction cup which makes it easy to affix to your dashboard or windscreen and the 360 degree pivoting mount makes it easy to adjust to a position that's comfortable for you.
With a high-performance DIGIC 5 image processor, Dad will love the EOS Rebel T5i from Canon that has thespeed and quality he needs for impressive images – even in low light. Available in black for $549.99.
We love the MediaBeam from Ematic! This allows you to stream online videos and music, or content stored on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop straight to your HDTV. Great tech gift for upcoming Father's Day! Dad can enjoy his favorite movies, music, pictures, and games on the big screen! Pricing is at $30. It is currently available at select Walmart stores.
Shaped like a whale’s tail and fins, the one-of-a-kind Whale Kitstand can easily adjust for different typing and viewing angles. It also provides for a comfortable grip because it easily slides in between fingers. The Whale Kit comes with Octa’s Vacuum Dock which attaches onto the tail and allows it to suction onto the tablet.
Flight 001 is an amazing line of travel accessories with stores in NYC, Chicago, and California, along with their e-commerce shop:www.flight001.com. They have everything from travel adapters to in-flight comfort items and design-focused accessories such as the 4-in-1 Adapter that is perfect for someone with a multi-country itinerary – since it works in over 150 countries.
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