Once a year the day comes to show dear old dad just how much both the little and big things he does for the family are appreciated. Of course like any annual gifting holiday, slipping into complacency as far as presents are concerned can be an issue. That’s why it’s important to stay abreast of current and new trends when considering that perfect gift for dad.
Looking ahead to Father’s Day 2013, here are some gift ideas that forgo the socks, ties and cufflinks in favor of cutting edge technology and subdued classic accessories reinvented.
CIGAR SAMPLER – various prices
Nothing makes for a more classic father’s day gift than a fine cigar. But why agonize over a single choice when Famous Smoke offers multiple sampler packs featuring high-end brands such as Arturo Fuente, Padron and Robusto.
WESTON LEATHER CIGAR CASE – 69.95
Smokers need a secure place to keep their stogies, and this elegant offering is the perfect cigar carrier. Made of rich mahogany-colored leather, it fits up to three cigars and keeps them safe from being crushed in a pocket. Not only that but it comes with a stainless steel cutter and lighter that can be engraved with up to three initials.
CEIVA DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME – 129.99
There are few better ways to show appreciation for a man’s support of his family than with a gift that celebrates said family. But this is no ordinary picture frame – it is fully integrated. The Ceiva 8-inch digital photo frame can receive pictures from across the country via wireless, broadband or phone connection. It’s also compatible with certain iPhone and Android apps that allows for photo sharing.
LEUPOLD GX-2 DIGITAL GOLF RANGEFINDER — 299.99
No matter how “old school” a golfer dad may be, he will likely find good use for a state-of-the-art rangefinder such as the Leupold GX-2. Not only does it feature an advanced laser sighting system but it displays accurate info on distance to the pin as well as atmospheric conditions.
MR. BEER BREWING KIT – 39.95
This is a fun and inexpensive option for those dads who enjoy a cold brew every now and then. The kit comes with a reusable brew keg and screw top bottles that, after 14 days, can provide 2 gallons of homemade beer. And the refill kits available for the unit feature both American and International varieties.
BLUEANT S4 HANDSFREE VOICE CONTROL CAR KIT – 79.99
This is the perfect gift for those dads who conduct business both in and outside of the office. The BlueAnt S4 compact speakerphone attaches to the car visor and is capable of connecting two phones simultaneously via Bluetooth.
MANHATTAN WINE & MARTINI COCKTAIL CASE – 139.95
The perfect gift for those fathers who like to create a party at the drop of a hat. This martini case is made of leatherette with a velveteen interior lining. The interior compartments have space for two bottles and come fully equipped with two martini glasses, a stainless steel shaker, a stainless steel jigger, strainer, ice tongs, two olive picks, a vermouth mister and stirrer.
BLACK SIDEWINDER SUNGLASSES – 129.99
From the 30s to the rocking 50s and beyond, these classic shades have stood the test of time. They can be purchased in a number of different styles and come with their own case.
KINDLE – various prices
Everyone’s favorite E-reader has all new models that make for great Father’s Day gifts in 2013.
LEATHER EXCURSION MESSENGER BAG – 229.95
This offering from Red Envelope is manufactured of the highest quality full-grain leather and features a vintage look. Aside from a classic appearance and rugged durability, this is an all-purpose bag ideal for business or recreation.
These are just a few trendy options that would likely make a perfect gift for dad on his special day. No matter how difficult the old man is to shop for, one of these offerings is bound to appeal to his specific taste.
Elliot Boudin writes avidly about cigars and accessories from his hometown in Vienna, VA. He carries forward the fourth generation of cigar enthusiasts in the Boudin family. In his spare times he writes about BNB Tobacco shops.