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Gift Guide: Father’s Day on the Fly

by Matthew Wexler
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Monday Jun 10, 2013
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If you ever waited tables a day in your life, you undoubtedly heard the phrase "on the fly" shouted by some panicked waiter who forgot to order a side of bacon or extra spicy Bloody Mary. It essentially means kick it in gear, you’ve run out of time.

Hence the inspiration for this year’s Father Day Guide, which highlights well-thought gifts that you can get in a hurry. While you were busy booking tickets and flights for whatever Pride celebration you might be dashing off to this month, poor dad has been sitting at home waiting for a token of appreciation for bringing you into this fabulous gay world.

Whether your dad is an outdoorsman, retiree, amateur chef or a leather daddy, EDGE has you covered with our curated collection of quick-to-find gifts that will find their way into the hands of that special man in your life.


The Well-Worn Traveler

One of our favorite e-commerce stores to hit the market this year, Hudson Made, offers a bespoke collection of domestically crafted items and vintage finds spanning grooming, kitchen and home goods.

This Dopp Kit, manufactured by San Francisco-based Joshu+Vela, is stuffed with lots of goodies for the well-groomed dad, including Dr. Hunter’s Foot Creme
, Hudson Made Worker’s Soap
, Hudson Made Cedar Clove Beard & Shave Soap.

Both the Worker’s Soap and the Cedar Clove Beard & Shave Soap are exclusive Hudson Made products and produced in the Hudson Valley.

$120


Get Your Freaq On

Is your dad a music lover? Boom Freaq, a customized version of Soundfreaq’s award-winning speaker, Sound Stack, will give your dad’s favorite room a retro feel.

Designed by HGTV’s husband-and-wife duo, Robert and Cortney Novogratz, Boom Freaq takes dad back to his roots while still offering the modern convenience of wireless streaming. The limited edition speaker combines The Novogratz’s unique design concept with Soundfreaq’s award winning Bluetooth wireless speaker, which was named "Gear of the Year" by WIRED Magazine.

Sound Stack allows users to stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth compatible device including iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android and Blackberry.

Sound Stack features DubSub™, a unique 2.2 speaker configuration pairing two full-range drivers with two active subwoofers. DubSub™ technology combined with custom-engineered Kevlar-reinforced drivers, a tuned triple-ported housing and Soundfreaq’s proprietary UQ3™ spatial sound enhancement brings a level of acoustic innovation not typically offered in a speaker dock. What does this all mean? Serious sound and a great look.

$350


Get Stiff

Is your dad the kind that puts on a suit each day? Give his wardrobe some color flair with a set of Würkin Stiffs Fashion Cufflinks.

The cufflinks are milled and machined from one-piece of solid billet brass for durability (not three-pieces soldered together like most) and offer one-of-a-kind designs. They are double-resin on both sides, which creates a true-finished cufflink on front and back. The creative "v-design" keeps the imagery on each cufflink correctly positioned - and we all know how important that is.

$85



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