August 22, 2019

10 Gift Ideas for Father’s Day 2019

With Father’s Day just around the corner, many of us still haven’t purchased a gift for the beloved father and/or father figure(s) in our lives. In turn, here are 10 gift ideas which you ought to be able to order just in time for Father’s Day June 16.

1) Tavour
Washington State-based Tavour is a company that tries thousands of beers from small craft breweries, ultimately bringing you the gems you can’t get at your local store. In turn, Tavour works directly with hundreds of independent breweries to curate craft beer gift boxes with one-of-a-kind selections. With selections as diverse as the Vanilla Ice Cream Stout from Wild Leap Brew Co. in Georgia and the Juicy IPA from WeldWerks Brewing in Colorado, a Tavour purchase may be ideal for a Father’s Day gift offering, assuming that paternal figure is a beer fanatic.

2) Tame The Beast
Tame The Beast is a brand known for its fellas-centric soaps, lotions and potions, as made with arousing scents and energizing properties. The team behind Tame The Beast aims to take the art of manliness up a notch with raw, natural botanicals that take an everyday boring de-funking shower and turn it into an invigorating journey of so fresh and so clean, clean enlightenment. Its Nutt Butter offering checks all the boxes: Anti-Aging, Anti-Chafing, Anti-Dryness, Anti-Sagging, yet botanically bountiful.

3) “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” LP
The film ”Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” follows beloved characters Pee-Wee Herman (played by Paul Reubens) on an epic cross-country search to rescue his lost love: his bicycle. The classic movie featured a quirky original score by Danny Elfman, who would later write the theme to “The Simpsons.” The soundtrack to this film is now available on vinyl, as a special bonus, the B-Side to the LP includes Elfman’s score for the Rodney Dangerfield film “Back To School.” The same record company, Varèse Sarabande, has also done similar excellent re-issues for other 1980s staples like “Knight Rider,” “Hellboy” and “Road House.”

4) TAPPAN
While dads will always cherish their handmade art and hand-painted mugs, this year, TAPPAN makes it easy to elevate the artwork you’re giving Dad or Father’s Day. The online platform and modern-day art gallery sell works from emerging artists around the world. In turn, it provides unlimited options for chic, curated pieces to add sophistication to any father’s home, no matter how “dad” his pad is.

5) PROBAR
PROBAR is known for its plant-based nutrition, as “born and raised in the mountains of Utah.” Its products are not only organic but also gluten-free, kosher and Non-GMO. The company — which is a partner of U.S. Ski & Snowboard — is in the process of unveiling a “fresh new look.” But graphic design aside, expect nutritious and delicious bars. My favorite of the PRO products is the Cookie Dough Protein Bar, and let’s face it, sometimes an accessible-anytime snack can be the gift that keeps on giving.

6) Man Crates’s Jerky Tie Box
Man Crates is an online destination with gift sets for every man in your life. Each crate comes with a themed assortment of carefully-curated, high-quality and luxury goods. Many of the gift sets come packaged inside a wooden crate, so the recipient gets to pry it open with a crowbar. This year you can surprise your dad this year with what appears to be another tie for his closet, but is actually a disguised box of delicious jerky! From Whiskey Maple to Japanese Sesame, the Man Crates Jerky Tie Box comes with a variety of flavored jerky that will keep your dad full and satisfied. The Man Crates’ Grill Master Crate and Personalized Barware Crate are also worthwhile options, should jerky not be your gift recipient’s typical fare.

“NBA TINS” photo courtesy of Pearl Street Caviar

7) Pearl Street Caviar
A long time ago, caviar was an everyday snack. But times ultimately changed, and caviar was confined to fine dining on white tablecloths. These days, Pearl Street Caviar is changing the conversation, bringing sustainable, world-class caviar to chefs, foodies, elite athletes, and anyone else who needs the fuel to take risks, to get fit, to have fun. With further emphasis on the “fun,” Pearl Street Caviar’s offerings include the offerings to top NBA teams – including the Los Angeles Lakers, the Golden State Warriors and the New York Knicks – wonderfully bridging together the worlds of sports and fine-dining.

8) Beast Bottle
The Beast Bottle, which is currently in the funding stages via Kickstarter, is a refillable, stainless-steel pump dispenser. It comes in a large one-liter size and is intended to last for 100 years. Longevity aside, the Beast Bottle is recyclable and comes with a pump top. Higher-level pledgers will not only get the bottle itself, but also some top-tier wash products to fill the bottle with. So ultimately the Beast Bottle aims to save you money and keep your overall hygiene process more environmentally-friendly.

Dad Bod; photo courtesy of Dollar Shave Club.

9) Dollar Shave Club’s Dad Bod Gift Set
Dollar Shave Club is aiming to redefine the “Dad Bod” and celebrate dads of all shapes and sizes with the launch of its first-ever Dad Bod Gift Set. Available to both DSC members and non-members, the set ought to make fathers look, feel and smell their best. It includes DSC’s Executive Razor, shave butter, post-shave cream, 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, 2-in-1 face and body wash, Good Shake Hand Cream, Groundskeeper One Wipe Charlies, Superba! Toothpaste, and Groundskeeper Antiperspirant. All of the items included normally retail for a total of $72, yet combined everything included is priced to $50.

10) “Bachman” On DVD/Blu-Ray
As a member of The Guess Who, Randy Bachman was part of the first-ever No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by a Canadian band with “American Woman / No Sugar Tonight,” and then topped the Hot 100 again in 1974 with another band, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, with “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.” That is indeed a rare thing for a recording artist who gets two No. 1s with two different bands. “Bachman” is a documentary that looks closely into Randy Bachman’s life, including interviews with Neil Young, Paul Shaffer, Peter Frampton and Chris Jericho. The filmmakers also had direct access to the film’s namesake, even visiting his warehouse and recording studio.