Sunday, June 15, is Father’s Day. In the gay world Father’s Day can not only be for our fathers but also for our “daddies.” Here is a list of gifts that I think your daddies (biological or not) would love!
Daddies Who Like Good Skin
School of Wash™ is proud to introduce the M^Body gift pack, a collection of all-natural products that help restore skin to its natural health and luster. The M^Body pack includes: Whipped Pumice Foot Scrub, Liquid Body Scrub, and Spray Lotion for Him. Every School of Wash™ product is handmade after ordering and delivered fresh, and you can customize your gift by choosing from over 250 scents and essential oils! Schoolofwash.com $59.99
Badrick’s Lock Stock and Barrel Bar is an all-in-one product and cure for a refreshing shower or bath experience. Each bar is infused with light fragrance of tobacco and vanilla, natural moisturizers like shea butter, trichilia emetica seed oil, tea tree leaf oil, and sweet almond oil. (4 oz., $15) For additional information, visit Badricks.com.
Daddies Who Like to Grill
Be the Chef Daddy Grill Master with Daddy & Co.’s Chef Daddy Apron! This apron was made with grill master daddy in mind. The apron comes complete with a bottle opener, an oven mitt and a towel – plus a spacious front pocket designed to conveniently carry grilling tools and spices. What’s better? The Chef Daddy Apron also includes an insulated beverage pocket to ensure the cook has a cool drink within reach at all times. Dad will love the comfortable fit, and Mom will love that it’s machine washable! The Chef Daddy Apron is a great gift for any grilling daddy! Daddyncompany.com $29.95
As home grillers look for new backyard culinary adventures, a new book takes the art of grilling to the next level. Grill to Perfection, by veteran barbecue champions Andy Husbands and Chris Hart, breaks the mold by offering a wide range of incredible new recipes for the grill along with tips, techniques and tools of the trade that will make anything cooked on a grill perfection. Page Street Publishing, April 2014, $21.99
Daddies Who Like Fashion
No game day is complete without the perfect baseball cap. The “I’m the Daddy” distressed baseball cap has an enzyme-washed finish and soft feel that give the cap a vintage look. Available in stone, black, navy and denim. Daddyncompany.com $22.95
UrbanHalo makes comfortable no-slip “Iron Halo” headbands that dad will enjoy wearing on Father’s Day and during workouts! These headbands will add a dash of mod-ish style to dad’s look while keeping his hair safely out of his eyes! Halos are only $15 at Myurbanhalo.com
BloqUV is a line of activewear that has built-in UV protection. Each piece has a UPF of 50 and blocks 98% of the sun’s harmful rays. You know dad isn’t the best at putting on sunscreen before heading outdoors. Now he won’t have to and you won’t have to worry! The long-sleeved jet tee is $74 and the long-sleeved collared shirt is $80. Bloquv.com
Daddies Who Like Keychains
Isabelle Grace Jewelry’s Key Chains – Isabellegracejewelry.com
Hipster Dad Key Chain
Awesome Dad Key Chain
Tell dad how awesome you think he is with this stylish and fun “News Flash!” key chain! Inscribed with “News Flash!” on the front and “Dad, you are awesome!” on the back. Retails for $32.
Best Dad Keychain
A sure hit with any dad, this sophisticated piece features the sentimental message: “Any man can be a father. It takes a special one to be a dad.” Retails for $32.
Super Dad Keychain
Show dad how much you love and care about him with this inspirational key chain. The front is inscribed with “SUPER DAD” and the back states: “A force to be reckoned with. Always there in time of need. Super Hero. Defender of good.” Retails for $32.
Sentimental Dad Key Chain
This piece is sure to make dad smile with joy on Father’s Day! The Sentimental Dad Key Chain is inscribed with “DAD” on the front and “A son’s first hero. A daughter’s first love.” on the back. Retails for $32.
Daddies Who Like Old Movies on Blu-Ray
Weekend At Bernie’s (1989) – Two young men are trying to make their way in a corporation, one on charm, the other on hard work. When Bernie, the company president, invites them to his beach house for the weekend and dies unexpectedly, a serious threat requires them to pretend that he’s still alive. Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart, Terry Kiser, Don Calfa, and Catherine Parks.
Bachelor Party (1984) – This outrageously funny look at one man’s final moments of bachelorhood as Rick, reluctant recipient of a bachelor bash given by a group of friends who view partying as their full-time religion. Rick’s worried fiancée, Debbie, dresses up in disguise and crashes the party to spy on her future husband. To complicate the night further, Debbie’s father hires her ex-boyfriend to win back his daughter. It turns out to be an evening the soon-to-be bride and groom will never forget. Starring: Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed, George Grizzard, Barbara Stuart, and Robert Prescott
Revenge of the Nerds (1984) – At a big campus, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect. Starring: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Curtis Armstrong, Donald Gibb, and James Cromwell
Daddies Who Like Cutting-Edge Hair
RUSK Paste features a web-like, fibrous texture to empower you to manipulate hair into any shape and change shapes throughout the day. The exclusive FibeRUSK complex creates the web-like fibers for conditioning hold, increased body and shine, all without stickiness or stiffness.
RUSK Glue amps up any style and helps create gravity-defying looks that stay put. This innovative, non-sticky formula offers superior hold and flexibility and is developed with sunflower seed oil and wax for intense moisturizing benefits so hair looks healthy and shiny.
RUSK Putty offers texture and definition with added thickness and all-day control and hold. Formulated with beeswax and lanolin wax to condition while offering texture with flexible style. Can be used on wet or dry hair for crunch-free, flake-free results.
Daddies Who Like to Cook
Charcuterie is the centuries-old culinary art of butchery and preservation. While most of the world’s focus has been on France and Italy, Spain has long-held traditions that not many people know about. Charcutería: The Soul of Spain (Agate Publishing; $39.95) by Jeffrey Weiss is a detailed exploration of the traditional preservation and butchery techniques from a region of the world steeped in rich culinary traditions, complete with over 100 mouth-watering recipes.
Daddies Who Like Electronics
Tom Tom multi-sports cardio features an integrated heart rate monitor; graphical training partner helps you train more effectively with full-screen graphics and three unique training modes; one-button control allows you to easily navigate through menus; extra large display and quick GPS fix technology helps you get out on your run faster. Available nationwide; prices vary, but is under $300.
ZoneGuard weather alert clock radio features S.A.M.E (Specific Area Message Encoding) technology to receives alerts for your area; three-level high-visibility color alert light bar (Green – Watch, Orange – Warning, Red – Alert); AM/FM/NOAA digital radio with six preset stations; a digital alarm clock, and an elegant, thin form factor with angle stand and wall mounting options. Available nationwide; prices vary, but it is in the $35 range.
BeatsPill 2.0 portable wireless speaker by beats by Dr. Dre 5 features a tap-to-pair with NFC technology for easy and instant Bluetooth 2.1 audio and supports SBC, aptX, AAC Codecs for high quality streaming. Provides clear, full-range sound delivered in a portable, lightweight package, and internal microphone for Bluetooth call functionality. You can also use the Aux input for other MP3 players, phones, PCs, or anything with an analog output for optimal sound from all devices and use the line out feature for easy connection to an external speaker system. Available nationwide; prices vary, but ranges from $150-$175.