The Ultimate Gift Guide for Dad
Whether your Dad is a foodie, a drink connoisseur, a classy businessman, or a sporty guy, why not give him a gift this Father’s Day that not only shows him how much you care but one he can enjoy throughout the year. Each gift comes in at $100 or less.
For the Foodie Dad
1. Grilling & BBQ Tool Set – Uncommon Goods $83.50
Dad can use a bit of an upgrade to his current grilling implements. This great toolkit is sure to have everything he needs and all of it can be kept in one organized place.
2. Cotton Stripe Apron – Kaufmann Mercantile $99.00
This durable but lightweight apron features two patch pockets and a loop perfect for keeping kitchen tools and a dishcloth close. With its crossed back straps, this apron will provide plenty of coverage for when Dad is prepping for the big family barbecue slathering on sauces and spices.
3. Handmade Spices – LaBoiteNY.com $49.00
Dad is a whiz when it comes to seasoning meats so each bite is flavorful. Why not expand his cornucopia of seasonings and add some unique flavors. The set also includes a The Art of Blending cookbook.
4. Craft Beer BBQ Sauce Set – Williams-Sonoma $23.96
This trio of sauces represents regional barbecue flavors and is finished off with regional craft beer. The set includes a tangy sauce from the Carolinas, a smoky-sweet flavor from Kansas City, and a Tomato-based sauce from Texas.
5. Olive Wood Cutting Board – West Elm $49.00
Functional, but with an aesthetically pleasing rustic look, this cutting board will provide Dad’s grilled burgers and veggies the stage they need to showcase his high caliber performance on the grill.
6. Charcuterie and Cheese Collection – Blackberry Farm Shop $95.00
When Dad wants to take a night off from showing off his culinary skills he can break out the charcuterie and cheese plate. It can be paired with a nice bottle of Syrah to make it a perfect evening.
7. Beef Jerky, 6 packets – ThreeJerksJerky.com $57.50
Made with 100% filet mignon and no artificial flavors or nitrates, this beef jerky is sure to delight. Choose from 5 flavors, Original, Chipotle Adobe, Memphis BBQ, Hamburger, and Maple Bourbon Churro.
8. Snack Bag – Mouth.com $80.00
For those times when Dad’s watching the game and needs something to snack on, why not give him a goodie bag bursting with flavors. The Field Goal Pack features such items black pepper bacon spread, beer and caramel pretzel nuggets, and pilsner crackers.
9. Ice Cream Maker – ZokuHome.com $25.99
In just ten minutes Dad can have his favorite sweet treat ready to be topped with fresh fruit or rich chocolate. The ice cream maker can also be used to make gelato, frozen yogurt, sorbet and more.
10. Delysia Chocolatier Gentlemen’s Truffles – Delysia.com $24.00
These handmade dark chocolate truffles are sure to delight. Each box contains nine truffles, 3 each of dark chocolate, cigar, and scotch are perfect for pairing with Dad’s favorite spirit.
11. Bourbon Marshmallows – Wondermade.com $30.00
These marshmallows come in four flavors, bourbon, fireball, gin and beer and are wonderful to add to ice cream, enjoy with chocolate or simply eat by themselves.
12. Rye Whiskey Caramel Sauce – Get Your Hotcakes.com $25.00
This caramel sauce made from Old Overholt Rye Whiskey and organic cream is perfect for drizzling over ice cream, morning pancakes, or enjoyed in hot toddies.
For the Drink Connoisseur Dad
1. Homemade Gin Kit – HomemadeGin.com $49.95
If your dad likes to experiment but loves it even more if it involves gin, then this gin kit is sure to please. This kit can transform a generic bottle of vodka into a unique home-blend gin which Dad can enjoy straight-up, on the rocks, or in his favorite cocktails.
2. Madison Avenue Whiskey Decanter – WineEnthusiast.com $29.99
The Mad Men inspired and vintage design of this whiskey decanter will have Dad enjoying many bottles of his favorite spirit for years to come.
3. Beer Growler– Craft and Growler $54.95
This durable beer growler from Miir will keep your Dad’s beer well insulated and fresh when toting it to the back porch or when picking up his favorite beer from the brewery.
4. Cocktail Bitters set of 6 – KegWorks.com $44.99
Fee Brothers, family owned and operated since 1863 produces quality cocktail bitters making it the go-to when Dad needs a tasty cocktail. The set includes flavors West Indian Orange, Peach, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mint and Old Fashioned Aromatic bitters flavors.
5. Old Fashioned Glasses, set of 6 – Crate and Barrel $63.24
These gold and platinum design old fashioned drinking glasses are perfect for special occasion entertaining or daily use.
6. Drink Rocks Bundle – Areaware $60.00
Once chilled these uniquely shaped and handmade soapstone and marble drink rocks will keep Dad’s favorite spirits chilled but not diluted so he can really enjoy his beverage.
7. Cold Brew System – ToddyCafe.com $39.50
With temperatures rising, Dad will soon be switching to ice coffee. Why not get him a coffee maker that can brew both hot and cold? Toddy’s system extracts the true flavors of the coffee bean while eliminating much of the acidity making a perfect brew every time. It can also make iced tea.
8. Whiskey and Highball Display Caddy – Dot & Bo $62.00
This great carry-all is perfect for toting to the back porch or to simply display making for a great conversation starter. It also includes 4 coasters to keep your old fashioned glasses in place.
9. Spirits Tasting Box 3-month Subscription – Flaviar $54.00
Not exactly sure what your dad likes or maybe you want to widen his drink palette? Flaviar’s tasting box is the perfect answer to both. The membership allows access to a large collection of craft and premium whiskey, bourbon, gin, cognac, and rum.
This trio of beverage books all available through Amazon.com will finally answer all those questions your Dad has about pairing food with beer and wine and how to make the perfect Manhattan.
For the Classy Business Dad
1. Luxury Sock Collection – Nice Laundry $49.00
Tired of seeing dad in plain old black and navy socks? Add a hint of color to his wardrobe that he can embrace with these fund luxury socks. It even features a gray pair so he can ease into the change.
2. Grooming Kit – Art of Shaving $60.00
This mid-size grooming kit is great for when dad travels but also good for at home use. The kit includes pre-shave oil, a shaving brush, shaving cream, and an after-shave. Plus it’s unscented.
3. Heather Blue Grid Necktie – Brooklyn Tailors $ 100.00
Sure dad has a lot of ties, but who can resist a beautiful Italian woven wool one? The style is a bit modern too, it’s slimmer and not as long as traditional ties. So he will be well dressed and trendy.
4. Leather Desk Pad – Owen and Fred $49.00
Dad logs in a lot of hours at the office, why not make it more comfortable by adding a luxurious leather desk pad to his office table. The rich cognac color will make his office décor pop.
5. Personalized Golf Cufflinks – Not on the High Street $50.54
With so many responsibilities at the office, Dad can’t enjoy his favorite pastime as much as he would like. How about treating him to some golf cufflinks that can be personalized. Each time he puts them he’ll be reminded of his love for the game and his love for you.
6. iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case – Apple.com $99.00
This charger provides more battery life with up to 25 hours of additional talk time or 18-hours of internet time, perfect for when dad is traveling whether it is to meetings across state lines or just across town.
7. Utility Bifold Wallet – Tanner Goods $100.00
Dad has been talking about embracing a more minimalist lifestyle and this wallet fits the bill. This bifold has a clean and efficient design featuring four card slot pockets, two hidden pockets and one pocket for bills.
8. Valet Phone Stand – Sons of Sailor $65.00
This beautiful walnut valet is perfect for keeping Dad’s loose change, receipts, smartphone and cufflinks tidy and all in one place.
9. Sedum Terrarium – MomaStore.org $38.00
Dad will appreciate having a different focal point on his desk from his laptop. Once the seeds are mixed with the soil-less growing medium, a Lilliputian garden will begin to sprout in as little as 10 days.
10. Crosley Portable Cruiser Turntable – Target $69.99
It’s time to dust off the jackets of those LP’s and let Dad listen to his favorites from the 70’s. The mini turntable features three speeds with built-in speakers and can be set up in the living room for entertaining or can be easily packed and transported.
11. Manmade – The Essential Skincare & Grooming Reference for Every Man – Kiehl’s $30.00
While Dad always looks well groomed and polished, there’s probably some things he should change up in his regimen if he wants to hold onto that youthful skin and keep the hair at bay. If nothing else, Manmade will provide him with an enjoyable afternoon read.
12. Timex Watch – Amazon $56.49
The Weekender, a stainless steel watch with interchangeable bands will become Dad’s go to watch for every day, not just the weekend.
For the Game Loving Sporty Outdoorsy Dad
1. Callaway Golf Balls – Dicks Sporting Goods $31.99
Dad loves his golf, but he also needs to replenish his low stock of golf balls. These chrome soft gold balls provide incredible feel and short game control.
2. Kshatriya Sunglasses – BespokePost $95.00
This modern take on aviator sunglasses are great for everyday, sunny days or when taking part in outdoors activities. They provide 100% UV protection, are shatterproof, and anti-scratch.
3. Dry Erase Fantasy Football Draft Board – Fathead $89.99
On game days, while entertaining friends and family, Dad could really use this dry-erase game board to show off his dynamic picks and his leader position.
4. Duffel Bag – Nordstrom $85.00
Herschel Supply Co.’s duffel bag provides a great upgrade to your Dad’s current nylon gym bag which he has been using for years. This classic design duffel with a removable adjustable shoulder strap can also double as an overnight bag for quick business trips.
5. Minipresso – Wacaco $59.00
This small espresso maker will be ideal for those weekends dad goes camping with the guys. The sleek and compact design of the espresso system is hand operated and can produce quality espressos anywhere.
6. Fitbit Flex – Fitbit.com $99.95
Dad exercises regularly, but could really use a gadget that can inspire and motivate him to get his 10,000 steps in every day. The Fitbit Flex can track steps, distance, and calories consumed and with its wireless synchronization, Dad can easily keep track of his progress.
7. Baseball Coaster Set of 6 – Etsy $33.75
These natural stone coasters will give Dad and his friends a resting spot for their cold brews while they’re watching the game or for their cocktails while they’re playing poker.
8. Smart Rope – Tangram Factory $89.99
Help dad change up his exercise routine by incorporating some jumping. The Smart Rope with Bluetooth technology will allow Dad to monitor his active fitness data while in mid-air giving him that extra push he’s been wanting.
9. Multi Purpose Tool – Leatherman $99.85
Whether your Dad is a gadget lover or not, the Wave multi-purpose tool fitted with knives, pliers, and wire cutters will provide him a resolution to any job at hand.
10. Poker Set– Burke Decor $57.00
This Texas Hold ‘Em poker set by Ridley’s will provide Dad and his friends hours of fun on game night.
11. SoundSport Earbuds – Best Buy $99.99
These earbuds from Bose will deliver a full balanced sound during your Dad’s workouts and keep them secure thanks to their sweat resistant technology and its ability to conform to the wearer’s ears
12. Deepwater Puffy Blanket – Go Rumpl $99.00
Dad will appreciate this puffy blanket when camping with the guys or using it as a cushioned seat when fishing. The Ripstop nylon material repels water, dirt, and stains, and is machine washable.