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12 Father’s Day Gifts for Every Dad

June 7, 2010

Daddy. Pops. Big Poppa. The reason for your pale skin. However you refer to your dad, make it a point to honor the big guy this Father’s Day by presenting him with any of these thoughtful and unique gifts he’s sure to love.

The Last Straw

Stainless Steel Straw, KegWorks, $2.25

This indestructible, stainless steel straw is a gift your dad can literally enjoy forever. Dishwasher-safe and utterly stylish, this little sucker makes for a lifetime of sophisticated sipping.

A World of Difference

Chalkboard Globe, Michele Varian, $450

Show dad he means the world to you with this chalkboard globe. It will cost you a pretty penny, but it’s a unique and timeless accent dad can keep in his office or favorite room of the house. And because he can draw whatever he wants within the painted-on continents, he’ll never get sick of looking at it!

Reduce, Reuse Recaffeinate

Ceramic Coffee Thermos, Fred Flare, $14

As environmentally friendly as it is useful, this reusable, porcelain coffee thermos means dad can enjoy his morning cup of coffee guilt-free. Dishwasher safe and approved for microwave use, the mug comes with a spill-proof top and heat resistant sleeve making it perfect for Joe on the go.

Speak Easy

Vers 2x Sound System, Vers, $179

Dad can really pump it up with the handsome Vers 2X Sound System. Designed to amplify sound in a small space, the speaker system fits any iPod model and is built by hand from locally sourced Eucalyptus and Pine wood. At the heart of this model lies its energy-effecient Class D amplifier, and the model comes with a remote that can be operated within a 25-foot range.

Compact Disk

Zoom Cork Flying Disk, Delight, $7.95

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No! It’s a Zoom cork flying disk! This light-weight frisbee soars through the air with the greatest of ease for the funnest of diversions. Gather up the family for an intense ultimate frisbee game, or spend some one-on-one time with dad shooting the sh*t while tossing around this little object.

Light at the End of the Tongs

Ultimate Flashlight Grill Tongs, Home Wet Bar, $19.99

For dads who were born to grill, these tongs with a built-in flashlight ensure he’ll be able to tell when the meat’s done – no matter the time of day.  At 2o inches long, these BBQ beauties have a heat resistant handle, sturdy steel arms, and a lock closure. The flashlight is removable, meaning you can toss these in the dishwasher for super-easy clean-up.

A Slice of Heaven

Cutting Board, Fine Little Day, $32

For the gourmand man, this clever cutting board is a must. Featuring a scenic snow-capped mountain, this little guy is a good-looking and useful cooking implement dad can’t live without in the kitchen. The moisture-resistant board measures 20 x 30 cm and must be hand-washed.

A Bicycle Built for You

Customizable bike, Urban Outfitters, $399

For a mere $399, Urban Outfitters will create a custom-colored singlespeed bike to your liking. Available in three different sizes, you can decide exactly what colors dad would want for the frame, saddle, chain, handlebars and even wheels.

The Right Direction

Knitted Bicycle Compass, Piper and Plover, Sold out but more coming soon

Now that dad’s got that rad bike, he needs to know where to go. This handy compass Velcros or slides easily onto any bike handle and is a chic way for dad to know exactly where he’s heading. Hand-knit in Santa Barbara, this compass promises “wayfinding with style.”

Hear Comes the Sun

Solar-Powered Radio, Brook Farm General Store, $32

This solar-powered AM/FM radio is a tiny little guy (3″ x 3.5″) that packs a lot of punch. Fully charged, the radio will play for 7 hours. There’s also a hand crank should dad be relaxing underneath a shady oak tree in the park or beneath a big umbrella on the beach. It can also be used with headphones.

Raising the Bar

Customizable Chocolate Bar, Chocomize, Pricing starts at $3.95

Show your dad you think he’s the sweetest with a customized chocolate bar. Start with a chocolate base (white, dark, milk) and add up to five premium ingredients, from butter-toasted peanuts, banana chips, gummy bears and even vegetarian bacon. No matter dad’s taste, there’s a bar just for him.


Bacteria-inspired natural honey soap, Cleaner Science, $9.25

While they may look like bacteria growing in a petri dish, these hand-made soaps are far from dirty. Made from all-natural ingredients and a hypo-alergenic coconut oil base, this is one bacteria that’s good for dad.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 7, 2010 8:20 am

    Great post, Holley!! I would love to share this on my website: Do you mind if I do? Thanks so much!


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