Buying a gift for your dad should be easy, since after all there are few people in the world who you know better. But maybe it’s the pressure of finding something he’ll actually like and cherish that can make the process so incredibly hard. So, if you’re still trying to buy a Father’s Day present, check out our seven suggestions that won’t fail to impress him.
No matter if your father likes to drink bourbon, rye or Scotch he’ll appreciate Tovolo’s ingenious two-part mold that produces a clear spherical ice cube. While it sounds simple, up until now it was pretty much impossible for the home bartender to accomplish that. (The system also makes a second spherical ice cube, which is great if you’re having a drink with your dad.)
Upgrade your dad’s ancient tote bag with this chic canvas-and-leather tool tote from Portland, Oregon’s renowned artisanal manufacturer Wood & Faulk. The seven-pocket bag was produced in conjunction with local distillery House Spirits, which is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the founding of its bartender staple Aviation American Gin.
Snowe Spirit Decanter ($60)
If anybody deserves an impressive decanter, it is your dad. He can beautifully display a bottle of his favorite spirit in Snowe’s swanky Italian model, which is made from lead-free crystallized glass. It’s so nice you might want to order one for your bar cart.
To Live and Dine in L.A. by Josh Kun ($45)
I have a feeling your dad may become obsessed with the new book To Live and Dine in L.A. Author Josh Kun, who is a professor at the Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism at University of Southern California, was able to look through the Los Angeles Public Library’s vast collection of restaurant menus and picked dozens of eye-catching ones to feature. The coffee-table book is not only full of interesting images but also includes essays about how the city’s food culture developed.
Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to splurge at online barware emporium, Cocktail Kingdom. The store just released a new series of gunmetal black tools. (The color was inspired by an antique shaker in the company’s vast collection of bartending equipment.) I particularly like the elegant Hoffman Barspoon and the matching Julep Cup. Once your dad unwraps them you can mix up a Mint Julep.
Hydro Flask Growler ($60)
Beer drinkers will love Hydro Flask’s insulated, stainless steel 64-ounce growler that keeps your brew cold for 24 hours. You can also use it to carry hot beverages, which will stay steamy for six hours. It has a nice wide mouth, which makes filling it a breeze.
Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey 14 Year Old ($60)
Sunday is the ideal time to serve your dad a glass of fine whiskey. While Scotch maybe the traditional gift, you should also consider Irish whiskey, which has once again become a bar staple. One bottle that he’s sure to like is Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey 14 Years Old.
Thanks to three distillations, it’s very smooth, and the whiskey was aged in both bourbon barrels and sherry casks, which gives it hints of spice and fruit.