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Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 15, 2014. And I have been thinking a lot about the roles of fathers in our homes, marriages, childhoods, and society at large. In fact, I’m planning on having an entire week of posts dedicated to dear old Dad starting Monday, June 9, 2014. But, because great gifts for Dad may take time to arrive before the big day, I’m sharing this Father’s Day gift guide today instead of next week.
If you are like me, buying gifts is not really my strong suit, especially buying gifts for men. Because of my extremely frugal nature, and what seems to be the nature of the gifts my husband really wants, namely expensive new electronic gadgets, I usually end up disappointing my husband, who really loves receiving and giving gifts. So, I’m always in the search of unique, but awesome gifts for the man I love most. He doesn’t always want something expensive, just something that is nice and shows that I really know him. And I know my husband wouldn’t mind receiving a couple items from this list. I hope your father or husband might enjoy one or more too!
Father’s Day Gift Guide 2014
Available in many colors (though I’m partial to this blue color) what’s not to love about these machine wash, no-iron sport shirts from Brooks Brothers? Made from Supima® cotton oxford with original Polo® button-down collar, center back pleat, front placket, golden Fleece® embroidery at left chest, contrast color on inside collar and cuffs, and deep yoke, they are pretty much the perfect shirt. And, it’s also available in slim fit.
A tie made from pure imported silk, featuring French tipping (in which the blade of the tie is cut with extra fabric for the tipping to be folded over and sewn on one seam), this Gingham slim tie is a classic, stylish gift for Father’s Day.
As the country’s oldest clothing retailer, Brooks Brothers is proud to uphold the same traditions and values for nearly two centuries. We believe these are the reasons why our customers consider us to be far more than a store. You can learn more about the Brooks Brother’s history and heritage HERE. Be Sure to take a look at their full Father’s Day Gift Guide! You’re gonna love what they have to offer.
John Varvatos Washed Linen Boat Shoe
They’ve merged their signature Schooner silhouette with a classic boat shoe design for a remarkable everyday slip-on. Finished with details like a laceless closure, vintage hardware as well as hand stitching on the washed linen exterior. John Varvatos is a brand that occupies a unique place in the landscape of American design. It unites old world craftsmanship and refined tailoring with modern innovations in textiles and a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility. Launched in 2000 with a collection of tailored clothing and sportswear, the brand now represents an entire lifestyle that includes belts, bags, footwear, eyewear, limited edition watches, luxury skincare and fragrances, as well as the younger, edgier John Varvatos Star USA collection and Converse by John Varvatos.
Tessemae’s Father’s Day Grill Pack
Tessemae’s All Natural is the world’s fastest growing fresh condiment company. It started when the oldest of three brothers marched a Tupperware container filled with their mother’s homemade salad dressing recipe into the grand opening of a local grocery store back in 2009. Over the next 5 years, the brothers have achieved national distribution in Whole Foods Markets and Safeway grocery stores with a complete line of “clean” salad dressings, marinades, rubs, and sauces.
Tessemae’s has just launched their new Father’s Day Grill Pack. Complete with Ketchup, Honey Mustard, Teriyaki Sauce, Hot Sauce and brand new Slow Roasted Garlic Spread, this pack delivers the same real, simple, bold ingredients that can be expected from Tessemae’s. The must-have culinary accessory for any dad who wants to perfect his grilling skills this summer, Tessemae’s is the perfect complement to grilled veggies, meat or protein. Using only all-natural ingredients (ones you know and can actually pronounce!) and made with no refined sugars, these Paleo-friendly, dairy free, spreads and marinades can turn any BBQ into a real culinary feast. From now until June 10th, Tessemae’s is offering a special price ($25) for the entire grill pack with guaranteed Father’s Day delivery.
A great gift to give that special dad or grad in your life more power and protection for his iPhone 5s or 5. The Duracell Powermat wireless charging pad and PowerCase together make powering and protecting your iPhone 5s a breeze. The PowerCase’s built-in 2000 mAh battery provides up to 100% extra battery power, while shielding your iPhone from nicks and bruises. The PowerMat lets you recharge your iPhone and PowerCase wirelessly by simply placing them on the mat—no need to plug in your iPhone. And if you’re at a different location from the PowerMat, you can also recharge your iPhone and PowerCase with a micro USB cable through the USB port on the case. You can also find these at the Apple store!
Cabela’s Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite Window Smoker
This smoker is literally SMOKING and amazing! The smoker comes in 30″ (4 racks) and 40″ (6 racks). The smoker comes with Window and Stainless Steel Door — See how your smoked meats, cheeses or vegetables are coming along through the integrated window. Built-in meat probe displays the food temperature. Digital temperature and time controls. Thermostatic-controlled temperature. Built-in internal cabinet light. Four racks provide 730 sq. in. of cooking space. Can hold six racks for a total of 1,095 sq. in. of cooking area. 25-lb. capacity. What father wouldn’t want one of these?
Ray-Ban REMIX Sunglasses
Ray-Ban is giving YOU the power to customize your own mix of sunglasses! You get to choose your style frame, lenses, and more. Ray-Ban has been producing timeless classics in eye-wear for over 60 years. From their Aviator Classics, to their ever-popular Wayfarer Sunglasses, Ray-Ban has been at the forefront of eye-wear style. Now with Ray-Ban Remix, you can fully customize the look of your Ray-Ban sunglasses. Choose your model, the frame color, lens colors and more. You can even get a pair engraved just for your Dad.
Harry’s Father & Son Shave Set
This is definitely one of my favorite gift guide ideas! What a better way to bring Father & Son together to create bonding moments while shaving? I’m a huge fan of this! Plus, you can even get the razor handles monogrammed! Like most of the men in your life, they’ve long had to choose between over-priced, over-marketed razors that disrespect your intelligence, and low quality, cheap razors that disrespect your face. They knew there had to be a better way, so they created Harry’s as a return to the essential: a great shave at a fair price.
Nike+ Fuel Band
The Nike+ FuelBand SE Silver features polished stainless steel clasp, bezel and screws. It has hand-worked, mirror polished surfaces to highlight craftsmanship and detail. This is the perfect gift for the active Dad or even one who might need a little encouragement to get moving more. Nike’s Nike+ platform makes it easy to start tracking your progress and work towards higher goals.
Omaha Steaks For Dad – The Dad Pack!
There’s never been a better time to spoil dad. Impress Dad this year and still get a Deal from your friends at Omaha Steaks. Succulent and tender – Dad’s sure to love our Filet Mignons. Bold, beefy and naturally lean, Top Sirloins will take Dad’s grilling to new heights. Add genuine Omaha Steaks Burgers, ground from our own lean beef, and Boneless Pork Chops and you’ve got something to impress every pop! Order now – Father’s Day will be here before you know it! Right now LivingSocial is offering a Crazy in Love Combo and a Savory Sweetheart Sampler deal starting at $49.99!
What are you going to get your father or husband this year? And why?