Wondering what to get Dad for Father’s Day? It’s that time of year again, so we went straight to an expert to school us on the best gifts of 2012 for Dads, DaDas, and Daddies. Melissa Meyers, Founder of PageDaily, compiled her faves, and there is something for every type of Dad from sporty to techie to everyone in between…make this the year to WOW him!
Sporty: Timex Ironman Global Trainer GPS, $300
This watch monitors Dad’s pace, speed and distance for various sports including running, swimming and biking in real-time. It’s waterproof and super durable for even the toughest of workouts, and comes with software to help him analyze his data.
Adventurous: Give an experience by Great American Days, prices vary
For the dad who has everything, you can treat him to an unforgettable experience of his dreams. From hot air ballooning to racecar driving, Dad can book his “Great American Day” at his convenience and on your dime. This is also a great way to plan to spend some quality time with Dad.
Wine Connoisseur: Tasting Room samplers, $19.99 and up
Bring the wine tasting home with a sample from TastingRoom.com. Each sampler contains six mini bottles to try, and you can purchase full-size bottles and wines by the glass as well. The “Super Flights” package includes samples and a gift certificate for two bottles of Dad’s favorites. You can also get him a membership for monthly samplers to try and enjoy.
Fashion: Jack Robie Shirts, $95 and up
Whether your Dad is into style or could use a little sartorial help, he will love the great fit and feel of Jack Robie shirts. These classic oxfords are made in the US and come in amazing prints and colors Dad is sure to love.
Pampered: Otter Creek Real Tree Set (for Grooming), $54
Otter Creek makes grooming products for the man who doesn’t admit he likes to be pampered (but you know he really does)! The natural ingredients like green tea and chamomile are great for his skin, and the manly names like “Grit Happens” Body Wash and “Hair of the Dog” shampoo are clever and cool.
Foodie: Cutting Board by Bobby Flay, $55-140
Celebrity Chef and grilling guru Bobby Flay handpicks his favorite kitchen essentials for OpenSky, the fabulous commerce website featuring top product curators in every lifestyle category. When Dad tells you how much he loves his gorgeous new imported cutting boards from Italy, just tell him Bobby helped you pick it out.
Techie: Wireless speaker from Brookstone, $99.99
The gadget guy in your life will love this wireless portable speaker. The Bluetooth technology works with his smart phone, MP3 player, laptop or tablet, and can also be used to take calls on speaker. The amazing sound quality and sleek design amplifies his favorite music, movies and games without any extra cords or software.
Melissa is the go-to girl for all things fashion, beauty and living. As the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of PageDaily, she shares celebrity and expert tips, tricks and product picks and offers great advice on what to try and buy. She is a tastemaker who curates the best new gift ideas, beauty products, styles and trends for the website and shares her hand-picked discoveries through emails, articles, blogs, videos, social media and television. Melissa has appeared on TV as a lifestyle contributor for NBC’s Today Show and Weekend Today in New York, New York Live, Better.TV, Fox’s Good Day New York among others. Melissa is also a curator for OpenSky, an expert for TheGift.com and has contributed and been featured several publications including People Style Watch and Hamptons Magazine.