What would your Father’s Day gift guide look like if money, time and resources were plentiful? We asked our panel of Dads on SingleDad to chime in with their dream gift suggestions for Fathers Day 2013.
Day Dream Gift Guide
What would your Father’s Day gift guide look
like if money, time and resources were plentiful? We asked our panel of Dads on
SingleDad to chime in with their dream gift suggestions for Fathers Day 2013, and here’s what we got for you:
2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide
The iconic brand of beachwear brings a
relaxed, cool and comfortable feel to just about anything. Our Dad panel on
SingleDad couldn’t decide on just one item; they liked a bunch of Quiksilver stuff for Dads:
Shorts: The New Scallop Design/Collection. These
trunks have a Classic fit, not baggy like or trying too hard look too young. The 18"
&19" inch length in these shorts make every body type look good and we see this style of shorts to be a hit with the "Cool Dad" look this summer. ($49- $69)
Dads still use watches. QuickSilver offers a Modern and Classic
The Classic: Admiral Leather Watch– Marine grade solid stainless steel case. Marine grade solid stainless
steel screw down caseback. Reinforced mineral crystal with anti
reflective coating. Japanese 3 hand quartz analog movement with
electro-luminescent night dial. Canvas/Nubuck leather strap. Marine
grade solid stainless steel buckle.($170)
The Modern:The Addictive Watch– If you think searching out surf spots is addicting, you haven’t had the
pleasure of ticking each one off our 200 pre-programmed surf spots from
around the world. That’s truly Addictive. Start nearest you and work
your way around the world. ($124)
: If you need to get Dad away from the running-shoe, we suggest to get your Dad to look at these casual shoes from Quiksilver: RF1 Premium / RF2. If you’re a solid guy, this is your lucky day and these RF2’s are your
lucky shoes.High abrassion suede upper with ballistic nylon
underlays, Antiqued brass / pewter metal eyelets and Heavy duty nylon woven
laces. Newly designed molded
polyurethane footbed and Diamond textured gum rubber outsole for added
Skinny Jeans or Docker’s for Dad
Our Staff of Dads here at SingleDad agree: It’s time to move away from the skinny jeans and Docker’s and find a comfortable and stylish medium. We recommend these comfortable
straight, slim straight Quiksilver Jeans with color for Dads this summer.($55-$65)
Hats: Get Your Dad a Hat that speaks to
him…Quiksilver has a variety of hats that fit every personality. We liked the "Diggler Hat", Boards
Hat, Ryan Trucker Hat. ($18- $30)
Dads wear Boots
For the Inner-Cowboy in every Dad, why not
get Dad a matching set of boots with a new cowboy hat. Justin Boots have a classic, everyday look without looking like a
"City-Folk". Try the Justin Distressed, Vintage, Goat Western Boots.
These boots look "worked in" and feel just the same as they appear. Soft goatskin
makes these boots comfortable for everyday wear. ($249)
The new Jason Aldean Collection of Cowboy hats from Resistol Hats have our staff attention
with style, quality and affordability, ($40). Our Cowboy Junkies on our staff couldn’t agree between the Black and the Natural color, so we picked both. Nothing speaks cowboy better than
a "worked in" cowboy hat.
Bring your Dad back up to date with the
latest technology in sportswear. Try any of these suggestions from our staff:
These warm up jackets carry "serious cred" in the locker room or out
in the streets. They are both versatile and stylish for the Dad who wants
Tanks, Underwear: Under Amour
The science of keeping you dry, warm, cool
and looking great is what UnderArmour has captured in their summer workout line.
Get Dad a new pair of gym shorts or work out gear. Get Dad the new line of
"Boxerjock" underwear. Keep your "Boys" cool, dry, and intact with the
ultra-soft cotton boxers in a variety of colors. (2 for $35)
of a Dad…
key to a perfect summer cologne is to make Dad smell fresh and clean all day…
We found these two as our top smells of summer for Dads.
Guess- Seductive Homme Blue: The "woody" back notes on this
cologne make this pick for the sophisticated Dad. The scent gave our Dad
tester’s the feeling that they could wear this cologne all day without feeling
too "Perfumey", Translation: the scent stays fresh. ($49)
Dolce & Gabbana, The ONE
Light on the citrus and "fresh soapy" scent, this is the third installment of
"The One" from D&G and I think this is my favorite. Our Dad Staff liked the
"clean scent" feeling that is necessary when summer heats up. Available at Macy’s ($99)
Talladega Nights… well, almost.
were dreaming big at our offices and every Dad in our group agreed: We all want
to be Rock Stars on the Asphalt. Bob Bondurant Driving School offers a Father’s Day Special. Spend Father’s Day behind a 422-Horsepower
Chevy Camaro and get sideways with some proper technique. Bob Bondurant is a
nationwide driving school that you can trust. Checkout this special 4- hour
driving class just for Dads, click here.
Time to Chill with a Grill
Father’s Day is complete without a back yard BBQ. Weber Grills have been around
for years and can fit a grill for any Dad on any budget. Our favorite grill is
the classic "Kettle Grill". Simple to use and easy to maintain; Weber Grills
are an American Classic. Just add the charcoal and you are set.
You the Man with Pots and Pans.
Cook Like A Dad contributor could not resist his Father’s Day request for a new
set of Pans from All-Clad. When we
asked him to be more specific, he just said, "Anything Stainless Steel from All-Clad is a cause for celebration in
my kitchen". We say, "Whatever dude".
we know is that these pans are high quality and built outlast any Dad in the
kitchen. You can find a variety of All-Clad items on their website and are
featured at most department stores.
In good taste: Whiskey Please
High West: This pick came straight from
Park City where a few of our staff has traveled to see this Bar / Distillery in
person. High West offers a variety of boutique Whiskey, Rye and Bourbons that
appeal to all tastes. Our pick was the Bou-Rye. Perfect for summer, the Bou-Rye
is a unique blend of Bourbon and Rye that has the right combination of smoothness
and bite. You can find High West
online or at BevMo ($45)
Dads Ultimate, 2-Stop Road Trip:
Dad needs a vacation from the everyday grind. If you are looking to impress
your Dad this Father’s Day, our group of Dad’s came up with their own, dream,
3-Day Vacation Plan. When there’s Las Vegas in the travel plans, what could be
Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas: Every Dad can appreciate Las
Vegas and staying at the Hard Rock Hotel just makes your Las Vegas experience a
little better. The weather is hot in the summer, but that just means that the
hotel room rates are going to be lower and you have to spend more time at the
pool and be hospitable to the hotel guests. Give the Hard Rock a call for reservations and make this
hotel your, "Base Camp" for your 3-day stay.
over an hour away….
Wolf Creek Golf Club, Mesquite: Just over an hour outside of
Vegas is Mesquite, home to some of the best golf clubs in Nevada. Wolf Creek is
our Dads choice for an incredible golf experience. This pristine golf course is
laid out across some of the most beautiful desert-scape you will ever see. The
course is fun, but has it’s challenges. Worth the drive and the experience.
get back to the Hard Rock!
Our Panel of Dads
Our Dads worked hard trying to come up with a
variety of suggestions for your Dad. Some of these ideas are practical, some of
them out of reach. Meet our Staff of Dads that you can blame this article on:
Nickname is "Black-Jack" amongst our staff because of his canny way of winning
just about every type of game or
contest we can think of at the office. Father of two sons; enjoys anything to
do with travel and adventure.
aka, "McGiver", knows his way around any situation and is our "go-to" Dad when
it comes to testing our tech products. Trent has an 8-year old daughter; loves
high-end tech gear and a good Whiskey.
aka, "Scratch", this man among boys is our resident golf pro at SingleDad. Dom
also is known as a practical joker around the office and has successfully
"Catfish’d" a few of us at the office. Dom is a proud father of two and loves
to review anything to do with sporting equipment and outdoor products.
"GQ", knows everything about Men’s Style, Fashion and Grooming. Cory has successfully
transformed all of us at the office away from The Gap and Docker’s. A proud
father of a beautiful daughter; Cory is always dressed for the occasion and is
our Dad Style expert.
"Double D’s", is known by our
staff as the food expert and his fondness of voluptuous women of the upper
proportions. Dustin is a chef by trade, but one of the smoothest talkers with
the gift of gab among the ladies. Dustin is a proud father of two and is our
"Coach, Chief, Godfather" or just about any other nickname you can think of
that describes an overly organized, obsessed with perfection ruler of this
website. RJ likes to review, the reviewers and has no designated job other than
to bug all the other Dads on this panel. Rj is a proud father of three.
Richard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of SingleDad.com,
a website and social media resource dedicated to single parenting and specifically for the newly divorced, re-married, widowed and single Father with children.
RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents
“Make Life Happen…Again!”