If you are anything like me, you don’t really know exactly what to get for your dad on Father’s Day, so you usually do 1 of 2 things. The first and usually most simple is to buy him a gift card to his favorite hardware store because everyone needs something from time to time for there home right? The second is you think about what you might like, and since you are a guy also, you go ahead and get that for him, hoping he likes it as much as you would have.
If you are a woman, the scenario is likely the same, except you probably ask your husband, boyfriend, brother, or a close guy friend you have and get him that.
Well, I have pulled together a range of gifts that, depending on the type of guy your father is, will certainly make him happy. Just make sure you chose the right one:)
Booze is Almost Always a Safe Bet!
Highland Park Full Volume – This whisky was created using 100% ex-bourbon casks rather than Highland Park’s traditional sherry-seasoned ones. Distilled in 1999, FULL VOLUME was filtered at just over 4oC and delivers flavors of creamy vanilla and sweet citrus fruits from the bourbon casks, balanced by Highland Park’s characteristic aromatic smokiness. Flavors: Vanilla | Coconut | Mango | Pineapple | Cedar Wood | Lemon peel | Vanilla pods | Light smoke
An Irish Whiskey To Love – Tipperary Distillery is a boutique single malt Irish Whiskey producer located in rural County Tipperary, Ireland’s province of Munster. They have 2 blends that I paticularly find interesting and different enough to tell
Watershed: the nose opens with strong vanilla and sweet fruit notes followed by hints of grain. Black pepper rises on the pallet, overtaken by vanilla fudge and just a trace of raisins. The smooth finish of Watershed is warm and comforting, just like honey on warm buttered toast.
Knockmealdowns: The nose opens with fresh oak, and develops into hot caramel sauce with notes of chocolate and vanilla. The pallet is light and smooth – sweet honey cut through with citrus notes, then becomes savory and peppery. The finish lingers, oaky with drying tannins and just a touch of ginger spice.
A Great Wine Is Always Appropriate – I am particularly fond of red wines, so of course my recommendation would be for a great red with some spicy notes and ripe dark grapes consisting of Tempranillo/ Graciano/ Mazuelo. This is the first I have come across this particular wine and grape blend and I am very excited about it. At the end of the day, the Marques De Riscal Reserva is a perfect gift.
Approx. $19.99 per bottle
The Home Chef!
Swiss Diamond Non-Stick Pans – One of the best cooking pans I have ever tried and I just love it still. These pans are the real deal and every home cook will absolutely love them. Swiss Diamond cookware uses a revolutionary nonstick coating made with diamonds. The coating of each Swiss Diamond pan contains up to 240,000 real diamond crystals for a long-lasting nonstick surface. We like to consider diamonds a chef’s best friend
Cost: varies based on the type of pan or set
Is He an Outdoorsman?
Lucky Tackle Box – I recently came across a new idea, or maybe I just have not seen it yet, either way, there is a company called Lucky Tackle Box that sends out a monthly box of fishing bait and lures. They are supposed to be 40% cheaper than buying them in normal retail.
You can select the type of fishing he prefers so that the contents are actually something he would want, and then on top of that, you can buy a 1-time multi-month gift so you don’t have to worry about canceling. This is a no-brainer for the fisherman fathers out there.
Cost: $15 – $46 per month
Great Apparel He Should Own
A Shirt if You Decided to Order all of the Drinks Above – If you are like me, sometimes your dad has one too many drinks, and sometimes that results in one too many spills of red wine or whiskey on the new shirt, or white, it always happens when wearing white. The Lotushirt is designed for him then and there is no longer any worry about a little spill since everything just rolls right on off and it still looks as good as new.
Also published on Medium.