Posted on 6 Jun
Father’s Day is right around the corner and that means it’s time to shower your biggest fan with gifts and attention. Whether he's a music lover with a penchant for vinyl, a frequent flyer with an affinity for classic cocktails, or a barbeque enthusiast looking to spice up his flavor profile, our Father’s Day gift guide is sure to make your job a little easier this year.
FOR THE MUSIC-LOVING DAD → Give dad a year to remember with a package of tickets to one of L.A.’s most iconic live music venues, The Hollywood Bowl. The 2017 calendar features an eclectic lineup of concerts he’s sure to love, including Phoenix, Bryan Ferry, Seu Jorge and Solange. Tickets start at $23; if you buy tickets to five or more concerts, the sixth is free. If he likes to sing in the shower, he’ll love the UE Wonderboom. The mini Bluetooth speaker is fully waterproof, and it even floats, making it perfect for pool parties—and bubble baths. And for the dad who loves the thrill of a new music discovery and is still loyal to his record collection, consider gifting him a subscription to VNYL. For $39 a month, the company’s team of music curators will hand-pick three new albums specially suited to his taste (or “#vibe”) and deliver them straight to his door. Just don’t blame us when he discovers your new favorite band first!
FOR THE GLOBETROTTING DAD → If your pop’s got the travel bug, nothing says “I love you” like an Airbnb giftcard. From a luxury high-rise in Toronto to a treehouse in Thailand, he’ll be well on his way to adventure before he even sets foot on the plane. And if he’s not one for home shares, you can heighten his air travel experience, starting with a pair of noise-canceling headphones to drown out those wild toddlers the row over. Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphones boast both Bluetooth and noise-canceling technology, while their patented QuietControl technology allows him to control exactly how much—or little—external noise they block out. And if you really want to help him relax, consider The Frequent Flyer set by W&P Design. This trusty collection of Carry On Cocktail kits includes all those extra-special ingredients he needs for making a proper Old Fashioned, Gin & Tonic, Moscow Mule, Bloody Mary and Champagne cocktail at cruising altitude—just be sure he doesn't nod off during beverage service!
FOR THE GRILL MASTER DAD → If he liked grilling before, he’ll be hooked after he gets his hands on The Smoking Gun. This food smoker will add a natural cold smoke flavor to all his favorite grill specialties, from salmon to baby back ribs and everything in between. And for the dad who’s serious about grilling wherever he goes, the Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE is a perfect bet. The collapsible grill is easy to store and transport, plus it sets up in seconds, so he can make a first-rate burger anywhere from the backyard to the backcountry. And while you’re at it, pick him up a pair of Ultimate Luma Tongs. Designed by barbeque master Steven Raichlen, they come complete with detachable LED lights for effortless grilling long after the sun goes town.