With Father’s Day around the corner, it’s all about the beloved men in our lives who are our superheroes. Father’s Day is their day for a little TLC, and let’s make them feel extra special.
Here’s a list of gifts that are Dad-approved and will put a smile on any guy’s face. For starters, consider Dad’s favorite things; hobbies, food preferences and beyond. Is your Dad sentimental, car-loving, workshop obsessed? And what does he love to do? Is your pop tops at fixing things, grilling or a devoted foodie? Order early and make Dad glad this Father’s Day with gifts galore. Here are some favorites that have passed the test with flying colors.
eCreamery Ice Cream – eCreamery Ice Cream and Gelato is dishing up delicious Dad’s Day hand-churned, premium ice cream in mouth-watering flavors. Each unique creation is made from premium ingredients in a small batch process for the ultimate ice cream experience. This amazing ice cream, combined with unique personalized packaging with clever titles or photographs, has garnered small business national recognition on shows such as ABC’s Shark Tank and the TODAY show, which I had the pleasure of featuring live while I was reporting on the show about the best personalized gifts.
Each Father’s Day pint features a fun message, and as if ice cream wasn’t enough, eCreamery also offers sorbet and dairy-free options. Packages start at $59.99. eCreamery ships direct to customers nationwide in reusable coolers packed in dry ice. Standard, express and rush shipping options are available. Customers are encouraged to let gift recipients know when to be expecting their deliveries. Visit www.ecreamery.com or call 800-920-5344 to order.
Dad Will Go Nuts – Does Dad love pistachios, but finds himself stuck cleaning scattered piles of shells? Uncommon Goods’ Pistachio Pedestal might be the perfect gift for him which is a fun gadget that makes pistachio eating a pleasure. This two-tiered server is designed to offer an elegant solution for serving his favorite snack and hiding those discarded shells, see www.uncommongoods.com.
Who’s That Masked Man? Atlantan Tascha Katz (Martha Jo Katz’s daughter-in-law) started making masks when COVID-19 hit, and has donated over 350 masks to healthcare providers, hospitals and senior centers. She began getting requests from friends and family to make her custom fabric masks and even made them for members of the University of Georgia football team, kids, brides, grooms, EMTs, teachers and more. Tascha’s mask are comfortable and delivered via mail to your door. Dads will appreciate her sporty masks, themed fabric and thoughtful gift for Father’s Day. To place orders, message Tascha at her @Craftykraut Facebook page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Etsy at thecraftykraut.
The Grill-Loving Dad – These ingenious kabob baskets, from www.uncommongoods.com, will be Dad’s new favorite grilling accessory. Made from steel wire and topped with a wood handle, the basket design makes for easy flipping. No skewer necessary.
Toffee – Enjoying a sweet treat and piece of decadent bourbon toffee will have Dad feeling like he’s indulged on Father’s Day. Amelia Toffee Company makes the indulgent, small batch toffee with a special recipe. The brand takes its artisanal, handcrafted toffee, covering each piece in gourmet chocolate and dusting the outside with roasted almonds in a pinch of sea salt. From flavors like key lime, orange blossom, to even yummy coffee toffee, you really can’t go wrong gifting Dad a slice of toffee heaven this year, at https://ameliatoffee.com/.
Popping in to Say Happy Father’s Day – Tell Pop he’s tops! Pure. Simple. Popcorn happiness. Poppy’s hand-crafted popcorn is made in small batches, using real ingredients, sourced as close to home as possible in Asheville, N.C. From traditional favorites to new and unusual flavors, each batch is made with love and it shows! www.poppyhandcraftedpopcorn.com.
Wall of Family Fame – Here’s a clever work of art that represents your family with this Personalized Family Print by Oregon-based artists Mary and Shelly Klein. Choose skin tones, hair and clothing color to create a lovely family member lineup, then customize with your family name and the year you were established. This framed print comes with hanging hardware and is available at www.uncommongoods.com. Order early for Father’s Day or let Dad know his customized gift is in the works.
For Chocolate Loving Dads – If Dad is a chocolate lover, check out the Chocolate Pizza drenched in chocolate and candy toppings. Your dad’s eyes will light up when you send him the delectable, No Frills, No Fluff Gift Basket for Men. Chocolate Pizza Company is the only place you’ll also find Peanut Butter Wings — a unique salty-sweet treat that is sure to be the hit of your next party or the gift your loved ones won’t stop raving about. The “Mansket” includes a no-frills, no-fluff, man-cave approved for the tough guy on your list brown paper bag that holds Peanut Butter Wings (8 ounces), six chocolate covered cookies, Candy Avalanche Pizza slice, chocolate-covered Twinkie (Moompa) and is topped off with a duct tape “bow,” at https://www.chocolatepizza.com/product/mansket-gift-baskets-men/.
Patio Daddy-O – For the dad who loves to grill, be sure to check out Farmers & Fishermen Purveyors fresh fish and fine food. Check out their kosher section, fabulous marinades, vinegars and lemon-infused olive oil. Previously, they serviced restaurants and recently also began offering their incredible edibles with a complimentary home delivery, making a delicious difference for customers while also helping regional farms and fishermen.
Signature gift boxes include the Fabulous Fish Box, USDA Prime Love-Me-TENDERloin Filets and an array of outstanding choices for the thrill of the grill. You’ll love the outstanding selection of freezer pleasers perfectly suited for Dad! Call Farmers & Fishermen for the gift that keeps on giving at 770-441-1100 and online at www.farmersandfishermen.com.
For the Superhero Dad – Make the ”Super Dad” of your family feel like a celebrated superhero with his very own personalized storybook featuring his name and photo. The entire family will love the book and when ordering you can also include up to five names of family members who love their Super Dad, and a family photo. Send Dad your love and appreciation this Father’s Day with this personalized can’t-miss superhero-style gift. Order at www.iseeme.com.
Dairy Free Dad – If Dad has food restrictions and prefers dairy-free or vegan options, Sweet Vegan is here to show you just how delicious a truffle can be without using any dairy or other animal products. Sweet Vegan chocolates come in a variety of gift box choices. You can also create your own. Sweet Vegan offers “Dreamy Bite” truffles. Each are made with organic, sustainable and fair-trade ingredients. Also check out their Dreamy Bites. Your guiltiest pleasure comes alive with smooth and velvety ganache, blended with subtle notes of flavor and dipped in dark chocolate, at www.sweetvegan.nyc/.
For Tech-Friendly Dad: Working from home can be a great change of pace from the hectic and loud office life. Make Dad’s life easier and stay in the zone with the all-in-one Hub Turbo 6700 mAh (milliamp hours) from myCharge. The do-it-all portable charger provides up to four times extra battery life and charges up to 75 percent faster, taking your smartphone from 0 to 50 percent in only 30 minutes.
The Hub Turbo has built-in Apple Lightning and USB-C charging cords as well as an additional USB-A port to recharge another device using your own cable. The Hub Turbo also features foldout wall prongs on the back to directly recharge the unit. Purchase at www.mycharge.com or on Amazon.
Home Run – Home Depot Gift Card – Want to nail gift giving? Here’s a gift that every dad will enjoy. Give Dad the iconic orange gift card from The Home Depot, which I featured in a segment on gift cards on NBC’s TODAY show nationally when the gift card was new to gifting. I attached it with a ribbon to a hammer, and the wooden handle was hand-painted by the kids, for a knock-out gift for Dad. Still a grand slam by all measure, The Home Depot Gift Card is the ideal gift for the dad who is a fix-everything-guy or just loves to tool around in his workshop. Thanks Home Depot for the gift that keeps on giving, at www.homedepot.com.
A Saucy Gift – Aubrey Lenyard, the entrepreneurial creator of AubSauce, is an award-winning Atlanta hand-crafted barbecue sauce made for the man, grill master, foodie, or Dad who loves to cook on your gift list. Aubsome flavors include Southern loving choices such as Spicy Peach, Fiery Pineapple Mango, and Original AubSauce, www.aubsauce.com/shop-sauce/aubsauce-gift-box.
No One Can Fill Dad’s Shoes! If your dad is a golfer, then he’ll love these performance golf socks from Bombas. Available in ankle or calf, these socks include signature features, such as a mesh under-toe ventilation zone and thermoregulation to help your feet breathe. as well as full cushioning for all day comfort. And Bombas donates an item to someone in need for every item purchased, www.bombas.com .
Robyn Spizman is an award-winning New York Times best-selling author and media personality. She wrote, “Loving Out Loud: The Power of a Kind Word,” published last year, available on Amazon. She also has appeared on local and national television for over three decades, www.robynspizman.com.