By Rebecca Fending
It’s no secret that men can be hard to shop for– Dad can only wear so many ties. So, for holidays like Father’s Day, coming up with a gift idea is just as challenging as choosing one. Here are a handful of unique gifts that Dad will love.
Specialty Sauce for the Boss
Since summer has arrived and with it the urge to grill, ordering Dad unique barbecue sauces from states notorious for their grilling is a great idea. Lillie’s Q, an online store created by a family of barbecue lovers and based out of Greenville, SC, is a great place to order traditional, made in the U.S.A sauces. Visit their website, lilliesq.com, to learn more.
If Dad likes spice, Yellowbird Foods has a number of spicy sauces that can elevate any standard dish to a work of culinary genius. Based, made and shipped from Austin, TX, these sauces didn’t come to play. From jalapeño to habanero, these sauces are designed for any dish that could use some Frank’s. For more, visit yellowbirdfoods.com.
Is he looking to give his cooking a gourmet take? If so, Sabatino Truffles offers a number of sauces (including barbecue) for order. Each sauce incorporates truffle oil, giving it a rich, rounded flavor. Learn more at sabatinotruffles.com.
Subscription Boxes for Silver Foxes
Mail order subscription boxes have been on the rise in popularity within recent years. Typically, we think of boxes catering towards women’s wants such as Ipsy (makeup samples), FabFitFun (active wear and self-care items) or Scentbird (perfume samples). However, there are several subscription boxes for men such as Bespoke Post, which offers customized packages filled with things to Dad’s taste (e.g. whiskey, cigars, candles & etc.) for $45 per month. GQ also offers their own subscription box filled with manly care items such as skincare and accessories, worth up to $200 in retail value for just $50 per quarter. You can find it at beststuffbox.gq.com.
Another box, Birchbox, offers boxes for both men and women. For $10 a month, you can customize the box with samples that you think would best fit Dad. Explore more at birchbox.com.
The beauty of any of these services is that you can renew or stop the boxes at any time. So, why not try it out for Father’s Day?
“Man Crate” to Make Dad’s Day Great
Designed for the manliest man in your life, Man Crates are unique gift boxes filled with a variety of goodies Dad will love. From barbecue to booze to beard care, these heavy duty giftboxes are a fun and different gift for when you’re fresh out of ideas. The wide range of crates cater to every man and any budget. To explore your options, visit mancrates.com.
Regardless of what you choose, it’s the thought that counts when it comes to honoring Dad. Picking anything that’s specific to what he values or his interests is sure to win him over this June.