Father's Day Gift Guide
Sock It to Me
Even if he wears a suit to work, dad can express himself through a pair of these quirky socks. Hotsox.com, $12
Getting dad tickets to his favorite shows (or games) is a snap with the new StubHub Discovery app. It scans your music library and sports preferences and notifies you when your favorites are playing. Bonus: It also syncs with your GPS, so you can enjoy wherever you are. Android, iOS, free. itunes.com
Tie One On
Dad will look as dapper as ever in one of these nautical bow ties. Kieljamespatrick.com, $65
Calling this a smart watch is an understatement. It’s compatible with both iOS 8+ and Android TM 4.4+, allows you to take selfies longer than your arm (score!) and receives alerts for all incoming calls, messages and more. kennethcole.com, $135
This set, in a classic scent any dad will love, includes a travel-size bottle so he’ll never have to go without. Ralphlauren.com, $160
Hit the waves in bright color-block swim trunks—embarrassment-free swimwear! Nautica.com, $40
If dad’s out on the boat a lot this summer (or even on the street), he’ll love these slip-ons. They’re made with breathable air mesh, are resistant to water stains and contain water holes for drainage. Anchors aweigh! xtratufboots.com, $65
Made in the Shades
Let dad channel his inner Maverick in these sleek aviators. Madeeyewear.com, $124
This gadget combines the freedom of PC gaming with the ease of a console. Plus, dad gets access to tons of games with Steam Big Picture—right on the TV. Dell.com, from $500
In the Bag
With this classic duffel, he'll be equally ready for a business trip or a quick weekend getaway. It’s got the look of leather but is oh so affordable. Dunelondon.com, $109
Get Up, Stand Up
If he’s sitting at his desk all day, this is the perfect present. Dad will engage his core, increase his heart rate and get his leg muscles working—all while meeting his deadlines. Fluidstance.com, from $289
Tune into these cool graphic tees for the music-loving dad. Luckybrand.com, from $38
Here's a foolproof gift set: delicious-smelling and super-moisturizing shave oil, cream and balm. Caswellmassey.com, $40
So Fresh and So Clean
The perfect product for guys who wash their hair with body wash, this 2-in-1 combo is perfect for the low-maintenance dad. Kiehls.com, $20
Help dad get his grill on with Wine ’Cue Sauce! Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi and award-winning sauce creator Daddy Sam’s have combined forces for this limited-edition grilling sauce that boasts the flavor of Cabernet Sauvignon. Amazon.com, $7
Holiday Cocktails: Shake It Up!
A trio of festive cocktails.
Blood Orange Whiskey Sour
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in 2 oz bourbon, 1 oz blood orange juice (freshly squeezed or bottled, such as Italian Volcano), 1 tsp sugar and 1 pasteurized egg white. Shake 15 seconds, until cold and foamy. Pour through a strainer into a glass. Garnish with a blood orange slice. Serves 1.
Sparkling Pear Cocktail
Place a pear slice inside a Champagne flute. Pour in 2 oz chilled pear nectar, then top with 3 oz chilled sparkling wine. Serves 1.
Hot Brown Buttered Rum
Melt 1 stick unsalted butter over medium heat and cook several minutes, until it starts to brown (be careful not to burn). Stir in ½ cup packed dark brown sugar, ½ tsp ground cinnamon, ¼ tsp nutmeg and
⅛ tsp ground cardamom. Transfer mixture to a 4-cup heat-proof measuring cup. Stir in 2 cups boiling water and mix until most of the sugar is dissolved. Stir in 6 oz spiced rum. Pour into 4 glasses and serve warm. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. Serves 4.