Dad's deserve awesome gifts too for Father's Day - here are some ideas outside of the standard tie or wallet most seem to lazily pick up, like it's an Anniversary reminder of the last time you gave him a tie or wallet. Surprise him with something interesting!
Gramavox, www.Gramavox.com - This is for the Dad who loves music and also is a design geek. Pavan Bapu, one of the creators of Gramavox was walking by an antique store and noticed a vintage Gramaphone. It inspired a conversation about that sound one hears through the horn and how it had been lost. This became the inspiration for their brand, to create a bluetooth speaker that replicated that luxurious, vintage sound - Gramavox was born. I love listening to jazz, euro lounge music especially, yet current audible selections by Nikki Minaj or Ariana Grande sound just as amazing - with a hint of a time that is no longer past. $399 (free shipping)
Dollar Shave Club, www.DollarShaveClub.com - I have yet to meet a man that enjoys buying razors from the store. It's just one more thing to remember. Thankfully Dollar Shave Club developed a think-proof, subscription service where guys can choose from a selection of three razors ranging in price from $1 to $9 for a set of four. Pick out your favorite day of the week to switch it out, and done. Your guy can also get other shaving products to add to his monthly shipment, as he wants - or styling products even to keep his handsome hair in place.
Danner Boots, www.Danner.com - Giving your guys some awesome footwear is only logical. He deserves to look his handsome self at all times. Danner out of Oregon, makes the most ruggedly, sophisticated footwear I've seen in a while. The uses of color and texture make their brand interesting and fashion forward. Prices range from $160 for the Navy Chukka and Suede Moc, to $360 for the Gray workboot.
Stance Socks, www.Stance.com - Great socks are a necessity for any guy these days. Not only can they show off your fun side underneath your suit, you can pair them with shorts for the summer to really let the world know how wild and crazy you are. Most styles range $10-16, some range up to $24
Staub Tomato Cocotte, www.ZwillingOnline.com - For the culinary dad who loves unique cookware piece. Staub manufactures the most amazing enameled, cast iron pieces in France. $160
Bob Kramer Damascus Steel Knife Set with Block, www.ZwillingOline.com - Has dad been really, really good? If so, then he may deserve my most decadent gift on this list, a set of Bob Kramer knives. This excellent Damascus Stainless Steel line combines the Bob Kramer design aesthetic with Zwilling's production and state of the art technology. The blade has a core of SG2 with 50 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel, resulting in an exceptionally strong, 101-layer Chevron Damascus blade. The handle is Linen-Micarta. $1,799
Mayan Chocolate Bars, www.MayanaChocolate.com - Now dad can have the three-way he's always wanted! Mayana Chocolate has come out with a set of custom chocolate bars to feed your chocoholic dad. Spicy, Sweet and Salty, each bar gives dad a different flavor profile to satisfy his desires. From the Kitchen Sink bar with peanut butter and vanilla-bean caramel, to the Heaven's to Bacon bar that has real, crumbled bacon inside mixed with dark chocolate to their new, unnamed bar which has chile's in it. Each candy bar takes three days to make, and dad will certainly not need to share these with anyone. $21
UGG Slippers, www.UGGAustralia.com - ladies, it's time dad gets to wrap his feet in what you know is one of the most amazing slippers around. UGG Australia has released some truly fashion-forward designs that is certain to appeal to any dad. From their new woven leather collection, to the wool tweed/suede combination and for the dad who wants to make a statement they have introduced a perforated, suede in Marine Blue which is perfect for the Summer. They even have a low-profile orange sole to show the world dad likes to make a statement. From now until Father's Day, spend $150 or more at any UGG store and receive a complimentary card case for dad (or you) -fyi, the purchase has to include one men's item.