Father’s Day Gift Guide For Both Fussy And Low Maintenance Dads!

Father’s Day is fast creeping upon us and I always feel that you should gift dad with things that are very personalized to his tastes rather than just the typical tie or bottle of aftershave. I’ve picks out a few things from the categories of food, nutrition, small electronics that are definitely on the cutting edge. All my gift suggestions are in the $20 to $350 price range!

Does Dad have problems sleeping? Almost nothing is as important to one’s health as attitude as a good night’s sleep! That is why I wholeheartedly recommend the Morphée, a fantastic sleep and meditation aid which holds the key to a restful night’s sleep within a stunning design. Combining the best meditation and sophrology techniques, it’s 210 audio sessions soothe and gently eases the mind and body to a perfect sleep. Morphée uses a simple three-key system with no screens or waves to select the optimal sleep-inducing program. With the first key, users choose from one of the seven sleep themes: breathing, cardiac coherence, nature sounds, and relaxing music exercises. With the second key, users can select one of eight training sessions per theme. The third key then determines the length of each session (either 8 or 20 minutes). Lastly, users can choose the sex of their audio guide, and whether it’s the dulcet tones of Gina or Piers, they are guaranteed a restful nights’ sleep that will leave them feeling refreshed and energetic in the morning. Order one here for $99: MORPHEE SLEEP DEVICE.

Is Dad trying to heavily cut down on sugar or has medical reasons that prevent him from having any sugar? Well, let me tell you that new Ross Chocolates line is the best no sugar chocolate line that I have ever tried and it is available in several different varieties including regular dark and milk chocolate. I love the bars for their convenience, though. Sweetened with stevia and a touch of erythritol, Ross Chocolates bars only have 2.6 net carbs each–so there is virtually no impact on blood sugars. The bars also have up to 17% fewer calories than chocolate bars sweetened with sugar. The Ross legacy Maltitol line has been made for 25 years and continues to be a favorite of many of their customers, and their chocolate is suitable for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics, those on keto and low-carb diets, and, of course, those wanting to eliminate sugars from their diets. Additionally, Ross Chocolates has been supporting diabetes research since 2017. A portion of each purchase of Ross Sugar Free/No Sugar Added Chocolates goes to support organizations that fund research, advocacy, education, and support for those with Type 1 (T1D) and Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). Rock star products include their Dark Chocolate Minis, Milk Chocolate with Lemon & Coconut Minis, Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt Minis, and Milk & Dark Chocolate Variety Pack. You can buy a box of 12 bars for only $27.99 here (the variety pack is the runaway hit): ROSS CHOCOLATES VARIETY PACK.

I am probably Lovepop’s biggest fan because their cards are so super creative and worth saving as keepsake! Lovepop got their start on Shark Tank and are arguably the most famous business ever to get their start on this legendary show–they were able to get Mr. Wonderful to be their business partner and he even attended the opening of their kiosks in NYC. To say they have have a world class assortment of Father’s Day cards is an understatement! You can buy the Lovepop small popup cards for $15 and the large ones for $24.95 and they are so worth the extra money. No other card company’s designs compare and each card is painstakingly hand assembled in Vietnam. This Father’s Day, my favorite Lovepop card is The Office World’s Best Dad card which features a grinning Michael Scott on the beige front cover…then there is a giant coffee cup on the inside with a message that reads “You’re the best Dad.” You can see this amazing card pictured above and you can order it here for $15: LOVEPOP WORLD’S BEST DAD CARD.

Does Dad love sparkling wine and champagne? Then we have something special that will knock his socks off (and maybe his shoes, too)! Luc Belaire recently launched its newest handcrafted cuvée made in Provence: Belaire Bleu made with two grape varieties, colombard and ugini blanc. The limited-edition release is a spectacular sapphire color, inspired by the beautiful blue waters of the Côte d’Azur, in Belaire’s country of birth, France. With stunning aromas of fresh berries and tropical fruits, Belaire Bleu is balanced with an elegant freshness and roundness which make this cuvée truly unique and sought after. This exciting blue bubbly makes a compelling statement when enjoyed by the glass and is ideal creating for dramatically colorful and flavorful cocktails. You can order your 750 ml bottle of Belaire Bleu for Father’s Day here for approximately $40 (we also think Belaire Bleu would be the bomb for baby showers celebrating a boy on the way for obvious reasons): BELAIRE BLEU SPARKLING WINE.

With over 10 years of experience building intelligent devices, the French company Invoxia has created a high-quality, reliable GPS tracker that will become a real necessity in Dad’s life. Don’t let Dad be caught off guard when thieves come to his door–let him be prepared with his Invoxia GPS tracker. With US based support teams, this cutting edge company is dedicated to ensuring that your valuables and the people you care about are safe and sound. Invoxia has won dozens of awards including 8 CES Innovation Awards, Red Dot Design Awards and many others. This pocket-size cellular GPS tracker enables users to track all valuable possessions when they’re on the move. The user can tuck it inside moving boxes and suitcases while traveling or leave it attached to a piece of valuable item at home. It even works in cars! When your valuable starts to move, you’ll be alerted via the Invoxia app with regular alerts, meaning you will be able to keep track of where it goes at all times. The Invoxia Cellular GPS Tracker uses cellular network, rather than bluetooth, and updates constantly (as frequent as every 30 seconds). Priced very reasonably at $129, the Invoxia tracker acts as an excellent insurance plan for anything you’d like to keep safe. It can be purchased here: INVOXIA GPS TRACKER.

Soundcore By Anker Liberty 3 Pro Noise Cancelling Earbuds earbuds are the perfect blend of high quality sound and noise cancellation–and the perfect gift for the Dad who listens to music and loves his bass deep ‘n heavy. With Soundcore By Anker’s exclusive ACAA 2.0 technology, the user will hear deep lows, crystal-clear highs, and very present mids. HearID ANC analyzes the user’s ears and provides noise cancellation based on their environment. A triple-point ergonomic shape means that the user can wear these buds comfortably 24/7. With the unique charging case provided, the user gets up to 32 hours of playtime (eight hours from the earbuds themselves) so they’ll have long-lasting listening sessions. This item is especially great for listening to music on flights because it helps you zone out while listening to your favorite tunes with the highest sound quality possible from a pair of earbuds. They are on sale for $129.99 at Amazon right now (here’s the link): LIBERTY PRO 3 EAR BUDS.

Hey Humans is on a mission to reduce plastic and unnecessary waste on our planet–and that starts with the toiletry products we use every day. The amazing cutting edge brand offers clean, vegan and cruelty free personal care products that are sustainably packaged and created with naturally derived, upcycled ingredients. All of Hey Humans’ packaging is designed with easily recyclable materials, such as infinitely recyclable aluminum and FSC paper that minimize the use of plastic. Its aluminum-free deodorant and body washes contain upcycled ingredients and are scented with oil blends such as Lavendar Vanilla, Cedarwood Sage, Rosewater Ginger, Coconut Mint and Apple Matcha. Everything in the line is priced at $6.99 and $7.99 and can be found at your favorite local discount stores like Walmart and Target. I am using the Lavender Vanilla right now and I know a lot of guys who are regular user of the Cedarwood Sage, so that is the one that I would favor the most as a Father’s Day gift. The deodorant scents pair well with the body washes and work really well, too–the Cucumber Kiwi is probably the most unusual deodorant scent that I have ever come across and it just smells so clean and fruity. Order Hey Humans products here: HEY HUMANS COLLECTION.

The Soundcore By Anker Motion+ Bluetooth Speaker is equipped with stunning hi-res audio which is further enhanced by Qualcomm aptX for lossless music reproduction when streaming via Bluetooth. It has a huge sound with intense bass because it is packed with two ultra high-frequency tweeters, neodymium woofers, and passive radiators to fill every corner of the user’s room with 30W of rich sound. Low frequencies are enhanced in real-time by Soundcore’s exclusive bass technology. The Motion+’s ultra-wide frequency range stretches from 50 Hz to 40 kHz and is paired with an advanced DSP to ensure all the details and idiosyncrasies of a song are faithfully reproduced. This sleek ‘n chic wireless speaker has a fully-waterproof casing provides an impenetrable barrier against liquids. Last but not least, the Motion+ wireless speaker has a 12-hour playtime thanks to its powerful built-in 6, 700 mAh battery. You can order this amazing speaker for Dad here for the discounted price of $106: MOTION+ BLUETOOTH SPEAKER.

Does Dad like to barbecue? Then get him a nice set of BBQ seasoning and sauces. Burn Pit BBQ–who you might have seen on HSN and QVC getting raves from the hosts–is a veteran-owned company based in Wisconsin committed to using only high-quality all natural ingredients to provide flavorful products. This company is not just about providing great BBQ flavorings; they’re about giving back to the veteran community one barbecued-goodness bite at a time. It feels great to know you are doing something for the veteran community when you buy one of their items. I am personally using three great products right now on all types of meat: Burn Pit BBQ Pop Smoke which is a Memphis style BBQ run, Burn Pit BBQ Ground Pounded which is an all-purpose garlic seasoning and Burn Pit BBQ Q.R.F. which is a bold barbecue sauce. Burn Pit BBQ items comes in very generous size bottles and are very reasonably priced (most items are under $10). Check out the whole product line here including their new jalapeño hot sauce: BURN PIT BBQ PRODUCTS.

I think a great gift idea for the health-conscious dad is a bag or basket of his favorite supplements–but throw in a couple that you know he will just love. It’s hard to find a probiotic drink that has multiple strains and also tastes good, but Omni-Biotic Stress Release does these things and more! It is a probiotic supplement specifically developed to support the gut-brain axis and promote the body’s resilience in when it is under stress. Omni-Biotic Stress Release is great for Dad to take in the morning on an empty stomach to help start his day the right way! This revolutionary product helps gut flora and digestion during times of occasional stress, strengthens the gut-brain axis, promotes positive mood, increases emotional balance (salience network activity), improves memory and cognition, and even improves symptom severity for individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In case you’re curious, gut-brain axis is a complex, bidirectional, neural-hormonal communications network involving the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis as well as the central, autonomic, and enteric nervous systems. Scientific research continues to reveal the interdependent functionality of these systems including the relationship between gut health and stress. Order a box here for Dad ($68.00 for a box of 28 drink sachets): OMNI-BIOTIC STRESS RELEASE.

If you are putting together a gift basket or bag of health-oriented items (especially for an outdoorsy Dad), I can’t recommend an insect repellent any more than OFF!® Clean Feel! This is the newest product from this legendary brands and it provides pleasant and trusted protection from mosquitoes, ticks, and biting flies for up to 8 hours. It is unscented, formulated with Picaridin, not greasy or oily, and feels good on skin, so Dad can feel confident using OFF!® Clean Feel bug repellent every day. I can attest that this repellent feels good on skin and that the Picaridin formula won’t damage clothing as I attended the press launch for this product in NYC and have been using Clean Feel ever since. I love that the aerosol makes it easy-to-apply, too. It can be found for about $7-$7.50 at mass merchandisers like Target–here is a link: OFF! CLEAN FEEL.

In case you are not already familiar with it, MONFRÈRE is a luxury denim brand for men. MONFRÈRE’s co-founders, Sean Rudes and Steven Dann, are as proud of the durability as they are of the fashion forward styling of their men’s jeans. MONFRÈRE works in partnership with top retailers worldwide including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Selfridges and the price range is $200 to $350 per pair. There are actually a lot of great classic styles in this cutting edge line for guys who want an everyday fashionable look–and the Greyson skinny fit jean (available in waist sizes 28 to 42) are my personal favorite since they are available in a lot of washes and colors. (I definitely think that this type of fit elevates a man’s everyday look!) There is stretch in all of the MONFRÈRE jeans so this is also a plus! MONFRÈRE has a big celeb following including Pete Davidson, Justin Bieber, John Legend, Little Dirk and Ryan Reynolds–and you can see why! These will definitely be Dad’s go to jeans if you get him a pair for Father’s Day! It’s great to know that this line is made in the USA as well. You can order the Greyson skinny fit jean in a nice vintage wash (as pictured above) for $235: MONFRERE GREYSON JEANS.

Does your dad have a wicked sweet tooth? Satisfy his cravings by sending a gift that’s the best of the best when it comes to handmade baked goods. Bake Me A Wish presents only the finest, best-tasting cookies and brownies in a single snack box, and for their Cookie And Brownie Crate they combined 10 gourmet cookies (Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, Ginger Molasses, Butter Pecan and Oatmeal Raisin) and 10 decadent brownies (Chocolate Truffle, Chocolate Truffle Walnut, Marble Cheesecake, and Cookies & Cream). Each generous serving is individually wrapped for the perfect grab-and-go gift–this delectable assortment comes in an adorable unfinished wooden crate featuring the Bake Me A Wish logo on top. This crate will last a lifetime and be perfect for Dad to use as a small storage item on a desk or dresser. BTW, Bake Me A Wish also creates amazing cakes and pies that are shipped out promptly. Order here for $48: COOKIE AND BROWNIE CRATE.

I always say that the original is always the best, and with CityPASS®, you can see several great New York City attractions over a nine-day period for the bargain price of $129. Buy one for yourself and Dad so you can explore NYC together (let me add right here that CityPASS exists for the majority of major towns in the US, not just NYC). CityPASS was the first American company to bundle discounted, prepaid admission to a destination’s top attractions into one easy-to-use ticket–and right now they are celebrating their 25th anniversary of making travelers happy. Since launching in Seattle and San Francisco in 1997, CityPASS expanded to 13 additional North American destinations, most recently San Diego in 2021. They have sold more than 24 million CityPASS tickets to travelers seeking to maximize their vacation experiences (and their budgets); and in recent times, integrated new technology, including a full transition to mobile tickets, which are currently available in eight languages. A not so big secret is that CityPASS lets you cut lines and get VIP access on certain attractions! PLEASE NOTE: Some New York attractions may still have limited capacity or require masks, proof of vaccination or reservations. Please plan ahead by checking out our the CityPASS Travel Guide online for the most up-to-date information. I strongly encourage you to make reservations, even for those attractions that only recommend them as you could arrive at a time when the attraction is already at capacity (especially during busy times such as spring break, summer or holidays). Order your New York CityPASS here: NEW YORK CityPASS.

OWC has been a leading customer-focused creator of innovative solutions for over 30 years now and they have enabled individuals, businesses, content professionals, and educators to get maximum usefulness from their technology investment. They just launched the remarkable OWC Envoy Pro Mini and it makes for the perfect gift for a techie dad! The OWC Envoy Pro mini is a pocket-sized SSD with full-sized SSD performance and capacity for audio, photography, graphics, gaming, and general data storage/backup uses. Now, every one of us from students, mobile professionals, IT techs to content creators can take, access, save, and share their data anywhere. The OWC Envoy Pro mini works with USB and Thunderbolt (USB-C) Macs, PCs, iPads, Chromebooks, Android tablets, and Surface devices made over the last 15 years. Available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities and can access and transfer data with everything at up to 946MB/s real-world speed with Plug and Play ease. This cutting edge device is universally compatible. You can order one here for $79 (that is for the 250GB size but they also make 500G and 1TB models): OWC ENVOY PRO MINI.

If Dad has a big sweet tooth, enjoy Father’s Day with a world class cake from Lady M (unofficially known as the “Louis Vuitton Of Cakes”). Their newest item is the Strawberry Swirl Mille Crepes Cake–interestingly enough, it was created in collaboration with MacBeth on Broadway! This is the first shippable strawberry cake from Lady M and it brings together decadent strawberry-infused sponge cake, paper thin crepes, and strawberry pieces with tart, creamy and sweet flavors. This beauty is finished with a swirl of strawberry pastry cream and strawberry powder. You get to shake on the strawberry powder yourself, which is really fun. You can buy the Strawberry Swirl cake in person at one of the many Lady M cake boutiques nationwide or on ladymcakes.com. Items ship frozen from Lady M headquarters in NYC and shipping is free if you buy any two cakes. Order here for $98 (BTW, your cake comes frozen in a gorgeous reusable blue logo Lady M insulated bag): STRAWBERRY SWIRL MILLE CREPES CAKE.

Article by anne241

Hardcore NYer who loves to enjoy the good life here in the Big Apple and beyond!