West Coast Style IPA Beer Brewing Kit
Dads with a taste for beer will be delighted by this kit that can turn any kitchen into a craft brewery ready to serve only the best IPA. This homemade beer contains 100 percent malt extract, specialty grains, high-quality yeast and aromatic Summit and Cascade hops sourced from Yakima Valley in Washington state. The kit includes simple equipment along with step-by-step instructions to ensure that within just two weeks the finished ale has a perfectly curated complex profile with citrus, floral and spicy notes. Now, dad can take his passion for beer to the next level with batches of one-gallon or ten 12 oz bottles.
The Mack — Polarized XP-700 Polycarbonate Lens
This fishing eyewear blows the rest out of the water. These sunglasses by Pelagic Gear are great not only for the dad who loves fishing but for the sporty dad that just enjoys being outdoors in general. The Mack is polarized to create the ultimate visual advantage both on and off the water. These sunglasses feature advanced polycarbonate lenses made with Melanin technology, which reduces eye strain and fatigue. Any dad is guaranteed to look stylish in this ocean blue color while protecting his eyes from harsh UV and HEV rays.
If you want to send your dad on a trip down nostalgia lane, get him one of these little palm-sized arcade wonders. Available in Skee-Ball, Whac-A-Mole and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, these are fully functional miniature arcade versions eliciting memories of long, hot summers at the mall or boardwalk. The games play on high-resolution, high-definition LCD screens. They also feature digital score screens, game sounds and multi-level play. They are suitable for ages 8 and up.
Uber Chill Mini Fridge XL
A perfect addition to any man cave, this Uber Chill Mini Fridge not only offers a 12-can capacity but also features heating and cooling options. With state-of-the-art and environmentally-friendly thermo-electric Peltier Technology, Uber Chill is capable of cooling down to 32 degrees Fahrenheit or warming up to 150.
Graydon Skincare’s Face Foam
Give your dad the gift of healthy skin with this cleansing Face Foam designed for all skin types — even sensitive skin. The oil-free cleansing foam removes dirt, sweat and excess sebum to help open up pores for a smoother shave. Cleansing prior to shaving also helps remove bacteria that may lead to inflammation and skin irritation. The cleanser is plant-based and unscented, and contains silica-rich bamboo extract that may help with fine lines, and antioxidant-rich azelaic acid to help unclog pores.
Paww SilkSound Wireless Headphones
Lightweight and compact, with a minimalist design, these slim headphones deliver a phat sound. Lacking the large and heavy over-the-ear speakers that make regular headphones fly off one’s skull while head banging to heavy metal or hiking down a chunky trail, the Paww SilkSounds look and act like a hairband and stay snug. Also, less mass on your scalp and ears allows you to keep a cooler head. Small but mighty, with over eight hours of battery life, they fold up like a pair of sunglasses and fit into a silken case.
At a glance it looks like a standard dress shirt, but the buttons on the front are only ornamental. Magnets sewn into the fabric keep this ingenious garment together. Just line up the two sides and it practically fastens itself as the magnets draw and grab each other. Because it’s quick and easy to put on and take off, it’s perfect for the older dad whose hands have lost a finer touch, or would otherwise fight through pain to manage buttons. Its designer was inspired when her husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and began to struggle with the simple task of getting dressed.
Dress shirts start at $59.95, polo shirts at $45.99, juniperunltd.com
Thai Chef’s Moon Knife
For the dad who likes to cook, this lightweight carbon steel knife, made in a small village in Thailand, makes short work of the toughest cutting, through meat and bone or through hard-skinned fruit like watermelon. Hand-forged, its Asian-style, bamboo box and the large round blade for which it’s named lends a ceremonial flair to the task, and it requires some ceremony to keep it ready for use: You hand-wash it, use Japanese waterstones to sharpen it (not included), and because it’s not stainless steel, an application of oil over the blade is advised before putting away — a little extra effort but part of the experience.
— Madison Amirehteshami and Randall Tierney