Gifting Ideas for Dad
Â Whether youâ€™re shopping for Fatherâ€™s Day, a birthday or just a general â€śthank you,â€ť a tailored and customized gift shows your dad you care. Whether heâ€™s a coffee enthusiast, a wine connoisseur, a reading addict, or something else entirely, here are a couple gift ideas to suit his tastes â€“ and your budget.
Need a gift to please even the most sophisticated palette? Try a single barrel bourbon whiskey. With smoky, slightly sweet flavor thatâ€™s aged to perfection, bourbon is the perfect choice to serve however dad likes it: neat, over ice, or in a hot toddy, old fashioned or classic Manhattan. Round out your gift by pairing it with bourbon glasses â€“ choose ones with a subtle hourglass shape that lends a touch of modern sophistication and naturally enhances the aroma of the bourbon.
Fine wine is a timeless gift for a reason â€“ itâ€™s sophisticated, endlessly adaptable and works with virtually any budget. Pick up a bottle of crisp chardonnay, which offers refreshing melon and apple notes â€“ perfect to pair with white fish or turkey. Or gift warm-weather-friendly pinot grigio â€“ a dry, refreshing wine with light pear and floral notes. Both wines pair perfectly with mild cheeses, like young cheddar or feta. If youâ€™re looking for a bolder wine, try a full-bodied cabernet sauvignon. Its subtly spicy aroma and coffee and black cherry notes make this wine the ideal match for a perfectly-seasoned flank steak, or gouda and aged cheddar cheeses.
Whether your dadâ€™s into the latest bestsellers or literary classics, give a gift thatâ€™ll help him get a bit of R&R. Please a mystery and crime aficionado with classic thrillers and murder mysteries by Stephen King, James Patterson, Tess Gerritsen or Laura Lippman. Pick up modern classics, like Jonathan Franzenâ€™s The Corrections, David Foster Wallaceâ€™s Infinite Jest or Eleanor Cattonâ€™s The Luminaries, if he is a literature lover. Or go for thrilling non-fiction â€“ like David Epsteinâ€™s The Sports Gene or Originals by Adam Grant â€“ for the man who loves a compelling and informative read.
Cup oâ€™ Joe
If your dad loves his daily caffeine fix, up the ante on his morning ritual with some high-quality roasts. Gift him a blonde roast or a bolder dark or ultra-dark roast. Pair your gift with gourmet accessories, like a coffee bean grinder, so your dad can get the freshest brew every morning, or whip up cafĂ©-like lattes using a milk frother. Is your dad always on the go? Pick up a pod-based brewer along with a variety of coffee pods, so he can make a different-flavored brew every day. A new travel mug is the perfect finishing touch!