Father’s Day Gift Guide
This Sunday, June 16, is Fathers Day and I have so many memories as a child spending time with, and looking up to my father. I love my father every day, but it is this special day once a year that we really get to pamper our daddies and let them know how much we love them. In the gay world Fathers Day can not only be for our fathers but also for our "Daddies." Here is a list of gifts that I think your daddies (biological or not) would love for a Father’s Day Gift!
Daddies Who Like to Drink
Crystal Head Vodka is purity in motion - it’s produced with the highest quality grains and pure spring waters from Newfoundland, Canada. Dan Aykroyd, celebrity-turned-entrepreneur, is a co-founder of Crystal Head Vodka and proudly states that there has never been a "greater gift for Father’s Day" than the Crystal Head Vodka’s Rolling Stones set. The set is perfect for the rock-and-roll father -- a special edition decanter top and cork, engraved with The Rolling Stones symbolic lip-and-tongue logo; and an exclusive 2-CD collection of live Rolling Stones hits. $94.99
Four Roses single barrel bourbon is a premium experience in a bottle that is perfect for Father’s Day. The complex full-bodied, yet smooth liquid hints of ripe plum and cherry with fruity, spicy aromas of maple syrup and cocoa. A 750ml bottle is $39.99.
Casa Noble is rich, full-bodied and intricate tequila which has aromas of dried fruits and spice with butterscotch, vanilla and cooked agave hints. Casa Noble Añejo will pamper even the most aristocratic father 750 ml bottle $59.95.
Estancia is a wine committed to renewable energy. Through their Solar Project, they have drastically reduced their carbon footprint while continuing to make the high-quality, affordable wines they’re known for. $12.99 www.Wine.com
The Dreaming Tree Wines are excited to announce the launch of a new white-blend, "Everyday." Named for one of Dave Matthews Band’s greatest hits, Everyday is the newest addition to the Fathers-wineportfolio from Dave Matthews and award-winning winemaker, Steve Reeder. Crafted from California’s Central Coast’s finest fruits, Everyday is a bright and aromatic wine, with fresh floral and ripe honeysuckle notes that give way to zesty fruit flavors. $15.
Daddies Who Like to Get Pampered
TURO SKIN Starter Kit ($80, TUROSKIN.com Jessica Mercer, MD (1600 NW 10th Ave # 7058 Miami, FL 33136) is a set of three essential products: Multi-Active Shave, Daily Moisturizing Lotion + Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 15, and 3-in-1 Shower Cleanser. A great way to experience the best of TURO SKIN!
CitrusOrganix is proud to welcome the new Citrus Mint Collection specifically crafted for men’s hair and skin. Organix has formulated each product with cutting-edge technology from raw materials that make men’s hair feel thicker after just one use. Men can invigorate their senses with scalp stimulating citrus extracts, while revitalizing hair and body with refreshing spearmint and peppermint oils. The Organix Citrus Mint Collection includes: Invigorating Citrus Mint [3 in 1] Shampoo + Conditioner + Body Wash, Thickening Citrus Mint Shampoo & Thickening Citrus Mint Conditioner and Thickening Citrus Mint Extreme Texturizing Paste. Available for $7.99 each at Walmart.
Moisturize your lips with NEW Organic Male OM4 Recover Bao Balm Lip Therapy. Packed with a revitalizing combination of organic botanicals and essential vitamins as well as exotic herbs and oils, this fast acting formula creates an invigorating, one of a kind sensorial experience. $12 at om4men.com
This summer, Organic Male OM4 is launching the NEW Healing Herbal Antifungal Foot Treatment, a soothing lotion that creates smooth, healthy feet in an instant. $30 at om4men.com
GloGLO Science GLO Brilliant™ Personal Teeth Whitening Device ($199, Sephora): This kit gives you professional-quality teeth whitening results at-home, making your smile 5X whiter in 5 days - with no sensitivity. Invented by oral health expert Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, GLO Brilliant is the winner of a 2012 Silver Edison Award for excellence in innovation, design and technology in personal care and has been awarded 6 patents for the GLO Brilliant Device.
The TSA-approved Travalo Touch is a pocket-sized, refillable fragrance atomizer with a rolling head that allows any jetsetter to discreetly apply his or her favorite scents anytime, anywhere without breaking the bank (MSRP $19.99). The Touch comes in 4 colors, refills in seconds using patented Genie-S technology, and lasts up to 50 applications.
The TSA-approved Travalo Excel is a pocket-sized, refillable fragrance atomizer with a spray nozzle that is also easy to refill and lasts up to 65 sprays. It is available in 10 colors and comes in a protective case (MSRP $20).
NumiPu-erh (Poo-air) is an ancient healing tea picked from 500-year-old organic, wild tea trees in the mountains of Yunnan, China that are said to give forth "chi" or life energy. Numi’s Emperor’s Pu-erh Tea is available on numitea.com ($8.99 / 16 ct box). Numi’s pu-erh teas are also available at amazon.com, select Whole Foods and wherever fine, organic groceries are sold.
Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips are something you can give dad that’s worth smiling about! Targeted to remove tough stains from smoking, coffee, tea, and red wine, these new strips dissolve in just 5-10 minutes for a noticeably whiter smile in just 2 weeks! Perfect for on-the-go whitening, dad can get a brighter smile anywhere from the office to the golf course. Available nationwide for $24.99
Daddies Who Like to Barbecue
Our friends at Quirky.com, the inventors site bring us two fabulous inventions:
BBQPorter, Grab and Grill ($39.99) - Get organized this summer with Porter, a multi-purpose BBQ tray that eliminates extra trips between your kitchen and the grill. Containers with lids keep raw and cooked food safely separated, while a serving platter and condiment caddy hold everything a grill chef needs- including paper towel roll and seasonings. All pieces connect for easy one-trip carrying. Porter was invented by Christine Torpey.
GrillSliders, Grill with Skill ($24.99) - Sliders are metal kebab skewers with gaskets that guide food off easily and keep your hands clean. Sliders come in a pack of four and were invented by Tim Hayes of Lakewood.
Daddies Who Like Fashion/Accesories
Robert Nickell, founder of Daddyscrubs®, is on the cutting edge of daddy apparel. Everyone knows the quintessential gift for every dad is a new tie. The collection features a classy, black and white Elegant Daddy Tie, the fun and playful Wordsearch Daddy Tie, both made of 100% printed silk, and the bright Edgy Daddy Tie with Hearts, made of 100% woven silk. Each tie comes with its own keepsake box with the inscription "Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a daddy." $29.95 each at Daddyscrubs.com
ZUMBA® Fitness, the workout that has helped melt the pounds and inches off 12 million fitness enthusiasts, has an exciting new spring/summer collection. The full collection is now available at zumba.com/shop. Price varies.
Lucky Dog Leather - The Braided Leather Rope Double Wrap bracelet is a great look. It wraps twice around the wrist, and has a cool and contemporary style. For a simpler look, you can get this thick leather rope bracelet in a single wrap as well. Both designs are offered in three colors, Natural Black, Antique Brown and Natural Tan. Double Wrap $54; Single $42. LuckyDogLeather.com
Universa Pondera is not only a fashionable leather bracelet, it’s also a healthy product, as this bracelet releases negative ions, which deactivate electromagnetic waves and help recover from stress and exhaustion. $29 Tenerarca.com
iPhone 5 case - This luxurious and elegant case is made from the finest aniline sheep skin leather and radiates sophistication and refinement without the added bulk. $79 Tenerarca.com
Daddies Who Watch Movies (Prices vary; available nationwide and on Amazon.com)
Viva Zapata! - The life and times of the legendary Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata are brought to the screen in Darryl F. Zanuck’s powerful production of John Steinbeck’s screenplay. The film boasts performances by Marlon Brando and Anthony Quinn, who won 1952 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Zapata’s brother.
The Henry Fonda Film Collection - Known for his natural and sincere portrayals on the silver screen, Academy Award Winner Henry Fonda was equally adept at dramatic, romantic, and comedic roles, often playing strong, thoughtful men of integrity. He developed a worldwide fan following as one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors. The Film collection features: "Jesse James," "Drums Along the Mohawk," "The Grapes of Wrath," "The Return of Frank James," "Immortal Sergeant," "The Ox-Bow Incident," "My Darling Clementine," "Daisy Kenyon," "The Longest Day," and "The Boston Strangler."
"The Verdict" - Nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best director and Best Actor, "The Verdict" is "stirring, entertaining cinema" (Us)! This Blu-ray™ release is packed with compelling special features including on-camera interviews with Oscar® winner Paul Newman* and legendary director Sidney Lumet and is the perfect way to experience "one of the finest courtroom movies ever made" (New York)!
"Brubaker" - Robert Redford stars in this potent drama based on the real life story of Tom Murton, the prison superintendent who rocked Arkansas politics when he exposed scandalous abuses and murders in a state prison. Powerful and disturbing, "Brubaker" won acclaim for its gritty realism and Oscar®-Nominated original screenplay.
Real Daddies Play Safe
HotStuffLifestyles® new Turbo® Condoms are specially lubricated inside and out for the ultimate sexual experience. Their premium quality latex and reservoir tip provide extra safety and comfort, while their unique ExciteGel lubricant delivers extra stimulation to the most intimate areas to achieve ultimate arousal. Rev Up the Excitement! Available at drugstores and grocery stores across the country, and online at drugstore.com, soap.com, and amazon.com. 10-count package is $13.99-$16.99.