As Father's Day looms, the time to purchase a last-minute gift for pops has come. But what kind of present will separate you from the pack?
If you want to hold on to your reigning title as "the favorite," consider sending him one of the following fabulous items.
|Boozy Sweets for Mr. Mom|
Who says chocolates are reserved for Mother's Day? Dad's sweet tooth will totally dig these delicious confections spiked with classic domestic whiskey, such as Knob Creek, Makers Mark and Woodford Reserve. The American Whiskey Flight from Moonstruck Chocolates contains nine treats for $15.
|Pamper Pops Each Month|
You can't go wrong with grooming gear. A monthly gift subscription to Birchbox for Men will make sure that dad has a well-stocked vanity of the latest lotions, shaving creams and colognes to prep for his early-morning meetings, major life events and family gatherings. Just be sure to tell him he looks good. ($125 for 12 months)
|Sail Away, Sail Away, Sail Away|
For the Navy vet, amateur sailor or boat enthusiast, consider a ticket to the Tall Ships Festival L.A. to really wow. From August 20-24, 2014, the Port of Los Angeles will be one of three West Coast ports participating in the revelry, which includes "a dozen majestic Tall Ships, thunderous cannon fire and big band music to boot. Plus, the world's largest rubber duck will be making an appearance. Tickets range from $15 to $150 at ticketfly.com.
|Enter the Grill Master|
For the man who always has a pair of tongs in his hand, the FoodyDirect Father’s Day Bundle ($249) will allow him to feast like a king. Designed to serve between 12 and 16 people, the box is stuffed with signature dishes from renowned BBQ restaurants across the country, such as brisket from Snow’s BBQ in Austin, Texas; sausage is from Black’s BBQ in Texas; pulled pork and sauce from Central BBQ in Memphis, Tennessee; and baby back ribs from The Montgomery Inn in Montgomery, Ohio. Eat up.
Golf? Check. Cigars? Check. Scotch? Check. The good people at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Pennsylvania thought of everything when it came to creating their "Puff and Putt" getaway. For $256, participants can indulge in two nights’ accommodation and a round of golf for two followed by a special Scotch tasting with hand-rolled cigars.
|Hold the Suds. Literally|
If your dad is the kind to keep up on all the latest craft beer or haute coffee trends, this one's for you. The MiiR Growler is a 64-ounce, BPA-free stainless steel carrier that keeps cold liquids chilled for 24-plus hours and hot liquids hot for 12 hours. The flip-top lid prevents leaked carbonization, and each growler sold contributes to clean drinking water in struggling regions. ($59)
|Behold: The Bacon Bowl|
They wouldn't say it if it weren't true: Everything tastes better with bacon. Now, with the Perfect Bacon Bowl, your father can test the boundaries of ideal fillings for his very own meat vessel. The product is listed for $10, but we'd argue that it's priceless.