This Father’s Day, express your love and adoration for the dad’s in your life with a unique, attention-grabbing gift he’ll appreciate all year through. Or, help him wine and dine with a tasty gastronomic gift. Great ideas abound, including this roundup of items perfectly suited for the occasion:
Steinhausen Tasche V Skeleton Pocket Watch (www.Overstock.com) - $308.99
Now here’s a classic gift that’ll stand the test of time. Goldtone stainless steel adds a glimmering style to the skeleton dial of this stunning pocket watch from Steinhausen. Black Roman numerals and an eighteen-inch goldtone link chain finish the elegant look of this unique retro timepiece. The elegant pocket watch comes housed within a handsome all metal case that opens on a stunning butterfly hinge, providing a 360-degree view of timepiece perfection. The Tasche V is an entirely new generation of pocket watch but stays true to the original masterpieces of the yore. Forged with modern technology and ingenuity, the Steinhausen Tasche Collection combines old world class with new world craftsmanship. This is a gift he will cherish and pass on as a family heirloom.
HairMax LaserComb Professional (www.HairMax.com) - $295-$545
Now here’s something dad is sure to appreciate for many years to come. The HairMax LaserComb Professional is a highly effective device for hair growth and is the only home-use laser phototherapy device to have received FDA 510(k) Marketing Clearance! This a luxury gift that your dad will value for its easy of use and the fact that it doesn’t require any additional products to work its magic. The HairMax LaserComb Professional has been proven to be a safe, alternative, and non-drug treatment for hair loss, promoting hair growth in participants throughout seven clinical trials with over 400 participants at top medical research centers around the country. Over 90% of the participants experienced real hair growth in only 16 weeks without any adverse side effects. Additionally, the hair these participants grew was noticeably thicker, healthier, and fuller! It’s also available in two other models – HairMax LaserComb Advanced 7 and HairMax LaserComb Premium.
Powerbag is an ultimate charging system disguised as a really cool backpack that let you charge your favorite devices anywhere and anytime. Every Powerbag has the exclusive Powerbag Charging System that has been seamlessly integrated into the design. It charges digital gear, including Smartphones, iPods, Tablets, eReaders, Bluetooth headsets and more, right in the bag. Just pack it in, plug it in, and you’ll juice-up your gadget while on-the-go. This is a perfect gift for the professional road warrior who needs to keep their devices powered up and ready to use at all times.
Another great travel charging solution, this extended battery bank delivers portable power in an instant. It provides triple the run time for wide range of devices, including Apple, LG, HTC, Blackberry and Samsung smartphones and tablets as well as hundreds of digital devices. Dad will be sure to enjoy the fact that he can get twelve more hours of talk time on his 3G device, 17 more hours of WiFi, 18 more hours of video watching and up to 101 more hours of music enjoyment from his plethora of electronic gadgets.
This reggae-inspired line of premium quality and earth-friendly personal audio products will have Dad jamming in style. The product line includes Jammin’ Smile Jamaica in-ear and Jammin’ Positive Vibrations on-ear headphones. The in-ear headphones are designed and built with FSC-certified beech wood and recyclable aluminum and offer clean, crisp sound with powerful bass. The bright and vibrant design of the on-ear headphones are made from recycled plastic and aluminum with extra soft padding for exceptional comfort. A portion of the proceeds from The House of Marley benefits 1Love.org, which is dedicated to spreading Bob Marley's messages of unity and peace and assists charities, causes, and ideas that can change the world with a focus on youth, planet, and peace.
House of Marley
Argoz Dress Socks (www.Argoz.com) - $15-$18
Argoz is a specialty argyle sock brand for fashionable and trendsetting individuals to wear with everything from a business suit to a casual outfit. Made with 80 percent cotton, 15 percent polyester, and 5 percent spandex, these comfortable, high-quality dress socks offer fashion at an affordable price with both calf-length and knee-high styles available to choose from. They are a colorful and fun way to help dad make a fashion statement and express individual style.
2(x)ist Socks (www.2xist.com) - $12
Another great sock line is 2(x)ist Socks, which offers styles in bright colors and fun prints that will be another great addition for dad’s sock drawer. Polka dots and color blocking styles will let him know you think he is the most fun dad around. The company is known for its attention to detail with engineered fits, smart designs, and breathable fabrics for the highest quality and comfort possible so dad can feel great when he slips these socks on. There is a wide variety of solid colors to choose from as well as stripes, argyle, and patterns that will be sure to fit dad’s personal style or one that you can pick for him so he breaks out of the hum-drum of bright white socks or drab dress socks.
Omaha Steaks “Thrill Your Grill” Gift Package (www.OmahaSteaks.com) - $49.99
When you don't know what to give, give the gift of food! Last year more that 250,000 American dads received Omaha Steaks as a Father's Day gift. In fact, Omaha Steaks has several Father's Day Gift Packages that make gifting easy. You'll never have to worry about it being the wrong size, the wrong color, and there's nothing to assemble! The company’s “Thrill Your Grill” Gift Package is en exceptional value, including 2 (6oz.) Filet Mignons, 2 (6 oz.) Top Sirloins, 1 lb. Boneless Chicken Breasts, 4 (4 oz.) Boneless Pork Chops, 4 (4 oz.) Burgers, and 4 Stuffed Baked Potatoes. Regular price for this epicurean assortment runs $161.00. Tasty indeed.
Barbecue Master Personalized 4-Piece Set (www.PersonalizationMall.com) - $44.95
Provide the grill master in your house with some cool tools by giving him a personalized BBQ utensil set this Father’s Day. Not only does this set help him showcase his barbecue skills, but it also let’s everyone know who’s in charge of the grill. This set includes four essential tools: 18” spatula with a long handle to keep dad safe; 18” fork for lifting those oversized steaks, chops, and racks of ribs; 15 ½” chef tongs from transferring the culinary creations from the grill to the table.; and 18” basting brush to get as much of that special sauce on the meat as possible. Each piece is constructed from rust-resistant stainless steel, wooden handles, and leather rope ties so dad can hang up and show off his new tools. Both the handle and fork can be engraved with a name, message, or initials of choice.
Gemstone Vineyard 2009 Red Wine (www.WallyWine.com) - $80
The 17-acre Gemstone vineyard is situated on a gradual, west-facing slope along the Silverado Trail near the town of Yountville in the Napa Valley. The fruit for this exceptional wine is selected from the treasure trove of six small estate vineyard blocks planted to carefully selected clones. Stylistically, the goal in crafting this wine is to create a soft, vibrant, rich and luscious wine, weaving together four classical Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The deep, expressive aromas and flavors are filled with blackberry, fig, sweet cassis, dark cocoa and minerality. The palate is soft and concentrated with moderate tannins, providing for a lengthy finish. This wine will age for a minimum of twenty years but is lovely and approachable now.
Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator (www.WorldMarket.com) - $39.99
If there is anything wine lovers enjoy as much as their actual glass full, it is the gizmos and gadgets that make their experience taste better – and quickly at that. Case in point is the Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator, which readily adds the perfect amount of oxygen to wine as it’s poured from the bottle, through the aerator and into the glass. This ensures that the wine is open, aromatic, and ready to be enjoyed to its fullest, glass by glass. That’s a must for the oenophile who has a deep appreciation of a fine red that should be enjoyed at its best. There is also a No-drip stand that is included with the wine aerator, which helps to optimize the aeration process.
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Designs by Lolita Pilsner Glasses (www.TheLolitaStore.com) - $25.95
What dad wouldn't dig his very own hand-painted pilsner glass from which to enjoy a tall cool one after a long day at the office? Lolita’s "#1 Dad" glass design is the perfect way to let him know how much he’s admired. The hot "Backyard Barbeque" barware is perfect for the Father's Day cookout while the "Home Run" glass combines two of dad's favorites during down time: baseball and beer. Each "Gotta Love Beer" pilsner glass contains a hidden message at the bottom of the glass and holds 22 ounces of his cold brew.
Designs By Lolita
Clicker Remote Control with Bottle Opener (www.Store.MyClicker.com) - $24.99
What dad isn’t enthralled with gadgets – especially one that can command his home entertainment center? Now, combine this with a bottle opener to help him crack open a tall cool one and he’ll be in Heaven. The Clicker is an all-in-one uber-gadget that fuses the best features of a remote control with a handy bottle cap opener in one sleek device. The Clicker also comes to dad already programmed with over 800 factory pre-sets! It works with almost all major cable and satellite dish boxes and supports twin view and Picture-in-Picture functions for multiple gaming and/or TV watching. The Clicker can also be universally programmed for up to eight components, including dad’s TV, DVD player, cable box, DVR, Satellite, CD and AMP.
Franklin Sports Classic Steel Horseshoe Set (www.Overstock.com) - $50.24
Bring the classic game of horseshoes to your dad’s own backyard with this chrome-plated and antique brass-plated horseshoe set from Franklin Sports, known for its high-quality products. This game is a throwback to simpler times, and will provide hours of outdoor fun for dad and the whole family. The well-constructed set includes four forged carbon steel horseshoes that were built to last as well as four tapered chrome plated or antique-brass plated stakes and a deluxe, steel-frame canvas carrying tote so he can take the fun with him to the park, the beach, camping or wherever. It's been sanctioned by the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association so you can take price in the fact that dad will be playing with an official horseshoe set.
Boxed Putter Set (www.WorldMarket.com) - $29.99
This handsome Boxed Putter Set will score a hole-in-one with the golf lover in your life. It is the perfect way for him to get in some indoor practice or even enjoy it on a real or mock putting green in the backyard. The detachable metal putter pieces thread into each other and become full-size. The set also includes two golf balls that let him practice in the hallway, office, or wherever he likes. The beautifully boxed putter set is artfully displayed in a fine-looking faux leather carrying case that has been embossed with a dragon image while the interior lining displays a charming Chinese script. This display-worthy case keeps the set organized and ready for some fun!
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Brass-Inlaid Mahogany Wood Dominos (www.HawthorneAndWren.com - $28
Hawthorne & Wren, an online retailer with gorgeous, distinctive, and one-of-a-kind products, has many great gifts for Father's Day, including a brass, inlaid mahogany wood domino set. This is one of those unique gifts that can connect the family and bring joy to both the giver and the recipient. Not only is the gift itself beautiful, but it is beautifully packaged and wrapped, utilizing tins and baskets that can be re-used and recycled, with French-inspired tissue paper and an amazing attention to detail. This is a great example of the quality and style that Hawthorne & Wren is known for.
Barska Coated Optics 8 x 22 Golfscope (www.Overstock.com) - $20.49
Help dad get a great golf game in his sights thanks to the Barska Coated Optics 8 x 22 Golfscope. Engineered with an internal distance reticle, this handy Golfscope estimates the range to the pin. What golfer wouldn’t want to have that type of information at their fingertips, especially given its ruby coated optics can gauge distances in the range of 50-300 yards! As an indispensable tool for any golf enthusiast, this gizmo is also waterproof should it “accidentally” find its way into a water obstacle or landscaping feature while on the course. Included with your purchase is a leatherette pouch to protect the smart scope when not in use.
***Some or all of the accommodations(s), experience(s), item(s) and/or service(s) detailed above were provided at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***
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