Father’s Day Gifts: Quick Picks That You Can’t Go Wrong With!

I have put together a few of my favorite Father’s Day gifts that pretty much could please any guy from 25 to 100! All of these items range from $50 to $279 so they won’t break the bank, either!

I love to find boxes for dads who like to snack—but also like to do it in a healthy way. Bona Furtuna’s From Sicily With Love box is “the bomb” as they say—and it is also low carb without trying! With something delicate, something bold and everything beautiful, this pesto gift set captures the romance of Sicily’s sun-drenched coastline. Including Bona Furtuna’s fresh Wild Fennel Almond Pesto, buttery Green Olive Tapenade, velvety Sweet Pepper Pesto, and soft Tomato Almond Bruschetta, this stunning pesto gift collection comes with an attractive golden spoon and chef curated recipe booklet to inspire and delight (especially if your dad is a foodie). Order here for $100: From Sicily With Love Box.

I recently discovered Delilah Home’s sustainable, all natural linens including their amazingly durable and comfortable hemp and cotton sheet sets that really keep sleepers cool in the summer—but it’s their extra large beach towels that I think would be the ultimate Dad’s Day gift, especially if Pop likes to spend lots of time at the beach or pool! Delilah Home is a company that specializes in creating cotton and hemp linens that are also free of harmful chemicals and dyes, making them safe for people with allergies or sensitivities. They offer a wide variety of products, including the aforementioned bed sheets, bath towels, kitchen towels, and more. They also have a variety of colors and patterns to choose from and I am lovin’ the beach towel in the photo above! Order here for $49.99 (it’s an amazing 70” by 40”): 100% Organic Cotton Kiawah Beach Towel. You can order the hemp sheets here starting at $199.99: Hemp Sheets.

Dr. Brandt is a brand that always lives up to expectations and is worth every penny. The Dr. Brandt MICRODERMABRASION BODY POLISHING EXFOLIATOR features 95% natural ingredients and is inspired by in-office microdermabrasion procedures that sweep away dullness and comfort skin. MICRODERMABRASION BODY is a lightweight peppermint scented cream that removes dead surface skin cells, improves the look of bumps and rough patches, polishes, smooths and moisturizes for baby soft skin. This product is ideal for any dad looking to improve overall appearance of body skin, concerned by rough & dry skin patches, lack of radiance, and signs of aging. Order a 3.5 ounce tube here for $50: DR. BRANDT MICRODERMABRASION BODY.

Back on April 18th, Withings announced the launch of Body Smart, the latest smart scale to join Body Comp and Body Scan on Withings’ range of scales for 2023! It has revolutionized the scale market with its cutting-edge features and precision. Why buy this for Dad? Well, Body Smart will be a game-changer for anyone serious about their health and fitness. It has been designed with novel sensors, exclusive algorithms, and patented electronics to provide accurate weight and body composition with a new level of precision and measure new biomarkers including heart rate, visceral fat, metabolic age, and basal metabolic rate. No other scale on the market has all these features and thanks to built in Wi-Fi, this scale is compatible it’s any smart watch Dad might be wearing as well as his phone! My favorite feature (since I personally hate to step on scales) is a function called Eyes Closed Mode that hides the weight from the scale screen for those who dare not look! Instead of seeing their weight, the user can get encouraging info like the number or steps that they have completed! Order on the Withings site for $199.95: Withings Body Smart Advanced Wi-Fi Scale.

Back in March, the legendary fashion and fragrance house MCM launched its ONYX Eau de Parfum, their first ever men’s fragrance and it took off like a bullet! Synonymous with the powerful gemstone, MCM ONYX inspires energy, empowerment, and strength. MCM ONYX, a futuristic woody fougère scent, is born from the clash between luxury craftsmanship and new-tech perfumery. This fragrance has actually integrated a lot of women as well, so without trying it has become the unisex fragrance of the year! I predict that ONYX will be an award winner at next year’s Fragrance Foundation Awards because it walks the line between strength and softness so well! You have to smell it for yourself to understand what I am talking about! The bottle is cleverly designed in the shape of an MCM logo backpack making it a fragrance that Dad will be proud to keep on his dresser or bathroom counter. It is available at fine department stores everywhere at $73 for the 1.7 ounce bottle. You can also order it here on the official MCM website: MCM ONYX.

I am a huge fan of MacKenzie Ltd. because they offer the greatest selection of frozen gourmet foods out there. They have cultivated all the best purveyors of everything from meats to charcuterie and put them in one place; they even offer packages of whole meals from “soup to nuts.” Like me, the folks at Mackenzie Ltd. say that you can’t celebrate Father’s Day without ribs! Admired for their rich flavor, and lean, meaty texture, Mackenzie Ltd.’s Baby Back Pork Ribs are the premium choice of Dads and pit masters everywhere. Slow roasted until they fall off the bone, these tender ribs are basted with a tangy barbecue sauce for a rich, meaty, succulent flavor and texture that is “off the hook.” Nothing will make your rib-lovin’ Dad any happier on Father’s Day than a gift of these mouthwatering, grilled to perfection BBQ ribs. They are already cooked so they just need to be heated in an oven! Order a 32-ounce package for $39.95 here: Baby Back Pork Ribs.

Mackenzie Ltd. has dozens of desserts to choose from and my top pick for a Father’s Day celebration is their Strawberry Shortcake Cake. The entire family simply love this take on classic strawberry shortcake, featuring a delicate strawberry puree and light whipped cream icing. Three layers of moist yellow sponge cake replace shortcake in this inventive strawberry shortcake recipe, perfect for a Father’s Day picnic, party, or any time you want to enjoy the freshness of summer desserts. Mackenzie does fabulous takes on many new American classics and this is one of my favorites. You can order this 8” cake (that serves 8 to 10) here for $45.95: Strawberry Shortcake Cake.

I fell in love with PHIATON’s BonoBeats Lite headphones the minute I tried them recently and so will your dad! The are ultra light and in my opinion, have the very best noise cancellation on the audio market today! BonoBeats Lite feature Bluetooth® 5.2 for high-definition sound quality and reliable connectivity. The custom-made 30mm double-layered drivers and oversized Neodymium magnets deliver distortion-free sound reproduction with optimized noise cancelling performance and provide the best sound quality by emphasizing high-frequency clarity and rich, commanding bass. BonoBeats Lite also have a built-in Qualcomm® aptXTM HD codec that provides a more efficient digital streaming platform and high-quality 24-bit depth acoustic performance. Memory foam padded ear and head pads offer a comfortable fit and feel, while 30 hours of playtime (ANC On) is ideal for commuters and frequent travelers. This user-friendly headphone is equipped with multifunction buttons and a microphone on the ear cups for wireless control of music and phone calls. For added convenience, multipoint technology connects any two Bluetooth® enabled devices at the same time. Users can download Phiaton APP (available for App Store and Google Play) to fine-tune the equalizer settings, save presets based on music preference, enable/disable noise cancelling, update firmware, and more. The Find Me feature on the app makes it easy to keep track of your headphones and where you last used them! Order here or on Amazon for $69.99 with free two to five day shipping: BONOBEATS LITE.

I am always enjoy discovering new brands of gourmet chocolates and I recently received one of MarieBelle’s nine-piece boxes from their New York City Chocolate Ganache Collection. I cannot think of a better gift for a dad who is a fan of both amazing chocolate and The Big Apple! If your dad is like me, this box will be gone at the rate of “a chocolate per minute”! You can see from the photo that there are adorable New York centric designs on each piece which makes them even more appetizing! Using only the finest ingredients and the highest quality of cacao, the folks at MarieBelle made sure that this box contains tempting and mouth-watering flavors like rich, creamy milk chocolate, decadent dark chocolate, and complementary blends like wildberry, pistachio, and more! And let’s not forget to mention that it includes MarieBelle’s newest ganache flavors—Coconut, Tahitian Vanilla, and Hazelnut. It goes without saying that any box from MarieBelle’s New York Ganache Collection also makes a wonderful souvenir for any NYC visitor to take back home with them! You can order here for $35: New York Chocolate Ganache Blue Box. (Also be sure to make an in person visit to MarieBelle’s quaint boutique at 484 Brooke Street for afternoon tea someday!)

Cleverly disguised as a gentlemen’s book of good grooming, the fabulous Good Grooming Volume 11 Gift Set from Man Made. This set pays homage to the Prohibition-era trend of stashing booze or valuables away in one’s library. There is an 18-ounce Man Made Wash does the work of three products (shampoo, conditioner and body wash) and men with beards swear by it because it not only moisturizes hair but the tobacco and vanilla based scent lingers all day long. The second product in this must-have set is a generous size jar of Soft and Natural Paste. This highly praised Man Made hair product is strong enough for all-day hold and has their famous sweet tobacco scent. Soft And Natural Paste will help Dad achieve a touchable, soft hair texture with a natural finish and no flaking. This set is priced at $40 retail but for Father’s Day it is superbly priced at $28 on the official Man Made sure! Order here: Good Grooming Volume 11 Gift Set. (You can continue to save on this useful gift set if you order it on a regular subscription basis!)

Want to spend a fun few days sightseeing with Dad on or right after Father’s Day? My favorite way to cover a lot of ground and save big bucks—along with getting a few on site perks like skipping lines—is by buying New York CityPASS®! This amazing pass lets you save 40% on combined admission to five top Big Apple attractions that you pick from an amazing list that includes the Statue Of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the American Museum Of Natural History, Top Of The Rock Observation Deck, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Guggenheim! The cost is $138 for adults and $118 for youths ages 6-17. There is a flexible 365-day return policy on nonactivated tickets. (Prices and information valid March 1, 2023 – Feb. 29, 2024.) Purchase mobile tickets online at CityPASS.com.

The perfect “Dad Shirt” in my opinion is Steggy’s Perfect Henley— especially if Dad lives in a cold climate. The family-owned Steggy’s put in the time and energy to ensure every detail is perfect, down to the tortoise shell buttons! The curved hem is designed to hit Dad between the waist and hip and the shirt runs true to size according to majority of customers. The Perfect Henleys are made from a propriety material that combines cotton, Kyocera and Spandex. The cuffs are particularly resilient and do not fray! The Henley is available in three different neutral colors (charcoal, heather grey and black) and retails for $75–that may sound pricey but this shirt will last a lifetime! Get free shipping on orders over $100. If there is a gift that Dad will always use, this is it! Order yours here: STEGGY’S HENLEY.

To ensure Dad never shows up late to an appointment (or his fancy Father’s Day dinner) give him a stylish, reliable Swiss watch. TAL WATCHES specializes in timepieces suited for the “league of extraordinary gentlemen”—in other words, the man unafraid of starting his own fashion trends and living boldly! The stunning TAL chronograph timepiece known as Bassy Silver K-2022 is my personal “on trend” favorite and it features a precise, Quartz movement for accurate time-keeping. The water-resistant (up to 30 meters) alloy steel case with a 44mm diameter dial is beautifully accented with mineral glass. Donned with a 316L stainless steel wristband, this suave accessory will surely complete any stylist Dad’s look! That being said, I fell in love with this watch partially because it reminds me of a classic Rolex Datejust Thunderbird with added chronographs but at $134.95 it’s a much better deal—and non-high maintenance! TAL has dozens of other chronograph designs should your dad want a leather wristband or a boldly colored dial. I love the Bassy because it mixes a classic timepiece look with fashion forward boldness! I feel that ladies who like watches with bigger faces and wide metal chain straps could also sport this style! Order here: BASSY SILVER WATCH.

If your dad is into fitness, there is no gym more complete that Life Time At Dumbo (there are also other equally fabulous locations in the NYC area including one at One Wall Street). Sure, there’s views of Manhattan, but the scenery walking into the lobby is even more amazing. All over the place you will see gorgeous fits and finishes, a thoughtful 55,000 foot one-floor layout of fitness floors, studio classes, a 25-yard lap pool, basketball gym, and everything for kids. But Life Time is as much a country club as it is a gym. There is luxurious yet casual healthy food, a super complete spa that includes unforgettable 65-minute CBD massages, haircuts and mani/pedis, and outdoor yoga classes that really make you feel like one with nature even though you are surrounded by gorgeous local buildings! (I took the yoga class myself and loved not only the views but how the teacher gave everyone personal attention and really took his time!) You can buy a one-month membership for Dad here for $279 (treatments and food are additional but you can get Dad a gift card for those): Life Time One Month Membership.

Article by anne241

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