I asked my husband to come up with a Father’s Day wish list that I could share with all of you. Here’s what he’d be happy to receive (but not what he’s getting–wink, wink!):
JB, here. I came up with seven great gift ideas for Father’s Day that can be modified for your lifestyle and budget. I probably should have tweaked some price points, but, hey, it’s a wish list, right?
Guys like to think they understand high-end adult beverages. (OK, so some actually do understand them!) To enhance their swagger and help them better enjoy the 15 Year Single Malt that a buddy spent $185 on, they need the perfect balls… of ice. Did you know that spheres of ice melt more slowly than any other shape? The legit (read: expensive) version is a large machined aluminum press that transforms a chunk of frozen water into a ball, but Muji offers a much simpler and affordable silicone mold.
Seriously, the press is WAY cooler.
Game of Thrones – Season 1
This outstanding HBO drama is based on George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series (and named after the first book). The show wasn’t released to Hulu, Netflix, Amazon VoD, iTunes or ANY streaming service, so if your man missed the original airing of the first season or wanted to re-watch it prior to its DVD or Blu Ray release, he was out of luck… until now. Get him the Blu Ray copy.
Your baby-daddy likes this show. Even if he’s never heard of it, just look at the picture. There’s a throne made out of swords.
Think Geek Gift Certificate
“Stuff for Smart Masses” is their tag line. If your kid’s father is an engineer, enjoys the latest trends in internet memes, is a self-professed “trekkie” or simply thinks he’s smarter than the average droid, he’ll find plenty of awesomeness on Think Geek that you likely won’t allow in view when friends visit your impeccably appointed DWR/Restoration Hardware-furnished home.
Retro Video Game Party
Give your man a couple of his old favorite multi-player games and enough controllers so that he and the friends you invited over for him can all play for a few uninterrupted hours and act like their high school selves. Remember, it wouldn’t be like the good old days without the cheap beer and snacks!
This adapter will allow old controllers to plug into your Wii, but digging up the actual old console would add to the novelty!
A New Grill
Nothing says “I love you” better than “here, honey, put this thing together and then barbecue me something delicious!” An upgrade to the ‘ol fire box that’s less of a hassle to use (and less dangerous than your current rusted-out cheapo model that was on a $99 special) might make him want to go out and char-grill something on a whim.
Go for the gold: a Weber Genesis would win you lots of points!
RFID Blocking Wallet
Many items in his wallet now contain RFID tags that can be easily swiped by a malicious scanner too close to his back pocket. Help him protect his finances and private information with this great-looking new wallet. Hey, he needed one anyway, right?
Also called a faraday cage, an RFID blocking wallet is like putting a condom on your Amex Blue Cash!
Two or three times on Father’s Day. It’s a simple as that.