It might be challenging to pick out a Father’s Day gift and we have to say that there is never anything wrong with asking Dad what he really wants. If you are someone who insists on surprising your father, be sure to keep in mind what he really likes (maybe discuss good gift ideas with Mom, an aunt or uncle or your siblings, especially if you want to buy something unusual. Remember that taking Dad out to dinner or cooking him one of his favorite meals at home always work! Remember that on Father’s Day what Dad wants more than anything else is to spend quality time with his family! Here are some easy and quick Father’s Day gifts, most even affordable to young kids.
The Ferrara Candy Company is most famous for SweeTarts, NERDS and Black Forest Gummy Bears (which has been voted #1 gummy bear product in the world by numerous professional food organizations). Why not put Dad a box of his favorite candies? We are madly in love with their new organic version of Black Forest Gummy Bears (the flavors taste so natural)! Also new from the Ferrara Candy Company are Sour Big Chewy NERDS, SweeTARTS Berries & Cherries and SweeTARTS Ropes Bites. Its easy to put together a box of great goodies for Dad like the one we put together in the above photo with a simple trip to Target or Walmart (you can also order all this candy on Amazon).And on the savory snack tip, you cannot go wrong with Lay’s Poppables Creamy Jalapeno or Simply Cheetos White Cheddar. These are great snacks for Dad to munch on when there’s a big game on the tube or just when he wants to relax and unwind. Both Poppables and Simply Cheetos are quite addicting but are made healthier than traditional chips. Both are baked instead of fried and natural flavors and cheeses are used–not to mention that there is less salt. I personally ate a whole bag of each of these last week so I can attest to their great flavors and wholesome goodness. They both hit the spot when you’ve got the “Crunch Jones” calling your name. You will adore the way that Simply Cheetos White Cheddar has a vibrant and fresh real cheddar cheese taste and the way that the oval-shaped Poppables Creamy Jalapeno has a subtle burst of not just jalapeno, but onion. Eight-ounce bags of both snacks are presently available at mass merchandisers like Target and Amazon for about $3.50 each. I strongly suggest buying two of each flavor because there is no way in heck that Dad is going to share these!￼
I have written about Ekster wallets in the last. They have a tracking card with RFID technology meaning you have protection from getting the personal information on your credit and ATM cards being taken. The latest wallet is called the Ekster 3.0 and it was just released on June 4th. It’s the world’s first voice-activated smart wallet, and it’s available in three chic colors: Merlot Red, Juniper Green and Blush Beige. It’s also the only solar-powered wallet in the world. Beautiful leather, compact size and the quick card access feature makes this a must-have that will turn heads everywhere, giving the owner that extra wow factor. The coolest thing is that it is impossible to lose, so Dad never has to worry about where his wallet went (there will be a special app to track it on his phone). The credit card slot pops up James Bond style, too! The Ekster 3.0 tracking card can interact with Google Home and Amazon Alexa. To order, go to wwww.ekster.com.
For the dad that can’t resist a good watch, a membership to the world’s largest watch club Watch Gang is the ultimate Father’s Day gift. Dad will get a new watch to KEEP monthly and will really build up his collection. No matter your dad’s style or your budget there are three tiers to choose from featuring watches from both famous and indie brands. A big perk is that by gifting a membership, dad will also have the chance to win a Rolex and Tag each week! The lowest ties of membership is $29.99 but no matter what tier you decide on, Dad will get plenty of bang for the buck. For more info, go to www.watchclub.com.
So you and your siblings really want to chip in and splurge for an unforgettable travel experience for Dad–well, for the active dad, Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach has curated an adrenaline pumping vacation called the Thrillist package, including a daring exploration of Oahu by land, sea and air. Each day of the package has been perfectly planned with thrill-seeking activities to foster quality bonding time while experiencing the natural wonders of the island. Price is $989/night accommodating two guests for a minimum of four nights and is worth every penny according to adventurous people we know who have taken this trip. For more info, go to www.alohilaniresort.com.When only the best will do, try one of Neuhaus Chocolate’s classy Father’s Day assortments–or let Dad go to one of Neuhaus’ wonderfully cozy shops and pick out a pound or two from behind the counter. (I am especially fond of the store at 89 East 42nd Street which is tiny but mighty and where Angie the world’s most knowledgeable and friendly store manager will let you sample a few items! She will also help you discover the remarkably unique non-chocolate items in the store like the pistachio and pepper marzipan squares.) Neuhaus’ leading Father’s Day collection this year is pictured above and it’s simply called Best Dad. It’s a 16-piece bit of everything–truffles, pralines, filled milk and dark chocolate and more! Every piece looks like a work of art as you can see and it’s well worth the $39. If Dad likes liquor filled chocolates, Neuhaus really excels here with their simply titled 20 piece Neuhaus Liquor Collection ($41) which features chocolate filled with Glenfiddich, Sobieski, Cointreau, St. James and Remy Martin in a tan leather-like box worth saving! Other big favorite Dad’s Day collections include the 17-piece Dark Praline Assortment priced at $34 (the dark chocolate is a perfect contrast to the sweet praline filling) and the 9-piece version of Best Dad which is a “best bargain” at only $20. I say to not only buy one of these for Dad but also buy one for yourself–no one is going to really care if you’re not really a dad or not, LOL! For more info on these items and the entire magical world of Neuhaus (all their chocolate is still made in Belgium), simply go to www.neuhauschocolate.com.
If you want to find a crowd-pleasing and reasonably priced Father’s Day gift, Santa Margherita is the way to go–not only is it vegan and sparkling (not all rosé is), it also offers a versatile drinking experience with its floral fragrances, lifted by white fruits and delicate traces of red berries. It’s the perfect sparkling varietal to enjoy during the warm months of summer! It’s available at any big box store that sells alcohol (including Target) as well as most local liquor stores. Santa Margherita Rose is imported from Italy and a 750 ml bottle retails for $25. For more info, go to www.santamargheritausa.com.
Honeywell’s QuietSet Tower Fan been called the “best tower fan in the under $75 category for a medium sized room” and I can see why! I am personally using one of these to cool my 600-square-foot alcove studio co-op and it actually does a better job than my air conditioning unit. I have yet to see my first Con Edison bill since using this unit but I would make a bet that the Honeywell QuietSet Tower Fan uses less than half the energy of a window AC unit. I love that it’s so quiet because nothing interrupts sleeping more during the summer months than a loud fan! Features include a digital thermostat and a built-in timer that can be set anywhere from one to eight hours. Price is an easy-on-the-wallet $65! It is lightweight and measures 40″ X 10″ X 40″–order this as well as other Honeywell fans, air purifiers and heaters at https://www.honeywellpluggedin.com.