Father’s Day is this Sunday! Have you finished your Father’s Day shopping yet? I usually wait until the last minute, and then get hosed on overnight shipping charges. But that’s the story of my life, always too busy to plan ahead. What can I say, I’m a procrastinator!
So here we are, with just a few days left to find Dad that perfect gift. When we were little, it was easy – A shirt or a tie. But we’re adults now, and it’s time to get Dad something he really wants.
We’ve got some suggestions for every type of Dad, so keep reading on:
For The Griller
The Weber Silver One-Touch 22.5″ Kettle Grill is the perfect gift for the Dad who loves grilling in the backyard with the family during the summer. The grill is available for purchase from Ace Hardware.
If he’s already got a grill, then how about some grub for him to grill up? How about a Steak and Lobster Feast from Harry & David. This surf and turf buffet includes four raw beef tenderloin fillets, hand selected and cut by expert butchers, and four raw lobster tails fresh from the warm waters of the Caribbean.
If these options are too rich for your blodd, then get him this awesome BBQ Steak Sauce Gift Set, which features three gourmet steak sauces that are out of this world! At only $29.95, it won’t break the bank..
For The Gadget Guy
The new Norelco MultiGroom Pro features nine attachments for a range of grooming needs from head-to-toe (literally). If you want to get Dad the most advanced shaver ever, get him the Norelco SensoTouch 3D, which can be used wet in the shower with gel or foam, or dry.
If Dad’s electric toothbrush is looking a little beat up, upgrade him to the Sonicare DiamondClean, the Rolls-Royce of toothbrushes. This power toothbrush offers more brushstrokes in two days than a manual can deliver in a month, and it comes with a USB-powered charging case — perfect for wherever life takes him.
The cigar-shaped Powerocks Magicstick charges energy hungry smartphones, tablets and other devices when away from an outlet. Designed to fit in a pocket or bag, the Magicstick provides 2800 mAh of power in a compact package for two full emergency charges for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, so you’ll never miss a call, lose power in a meeting, or be in an emergency without your cell phone.
For The Whiskey Connoisseur
Why not buy Pops something he’ll actually enjoy, like a fine bottle of top shelf whisky. Not only do the spirits below go down smooth, but they also provide an excuse for fathers and sons to sit down and talk. Any of these bottles will surely make Dad grin when he opens them:
Crown Royal XR LaSalle: The second addition to the Crown Royal Extra Rare Whisky Series is an exquisite blend crafted to include a small reserve of the final batch of whiskies that were saved from the renowned LaSalle Distillery. The sophisticated blend of dried fruits and honey intermingle into a harmonious balance with the spicy notes of Canadian rye. (80 proof, $129.99)
Angel’s Envy Rye Whiskey: A super-premium whiskey of uncompromising character and quality, this divine creation will only be available in small quantities in less than a dozen states – making it hard to find, but worth the search. (100 proof, $69.99)
Bulleit 10 Years Old: Bulleit 10 is the brand’s selected reserve, a limited edition from Founder, Tom Bulleit. A delicious bourbon that is consistently smooth, russet in color, rich with oaky aromas and hints of vanilla and dried fruit with a long smoky finish. (91.2 proof, $44.99)
George Dickel Barrel Select: Created from individual barrels hand-selected every year by Master Distiller John Lunn, Barrel Select is the finest whisky George Dickel has to offer. Extraordinarily smooth with caramel and vanilla tones and a long, lingering finish. (86 proof, $45.99)
Booker’s Bourbon: Booker’s is one of the only bourbons available that is bottled straight-from-the-barrel, uncut and unfiltered. Aged for 6-8 years, this bottle will show him you appreciate the finer things in life and can sip bourbon like a real man. (121-127 proof, $50)
Basil Hayden’s: Basil Hayden’s Bourbon originated from a unique family recipe which dates back to 1796. Aged eight years, Basil Hayden’s is a smooth and approachable bourbon that can enjoyable served neat or as the base to a contemporary or traditional cocktail. Utilizing twice as much rye as traditional bourbons, Basil Hayden’s trademark, spicy finish makes the perfect gift for the Dad who is just starting to explore the bourbon category. (80 proof, $37)
None of these suggestions fit the bill? Here are some other options to consider:
- Briefcase/Laptop bag
- His favorite cologne
- Leather wallet
- Expensive shirt/polo
- Apple TV / WD TV Live
- Blu-ray player
- Digital camera
- iPad / Other Tablet
Good luck, and happy shopping!