Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Dad's Giftbaskets
What are you going to get your dad for Father's Day?
If he's hard to buy for, a themed gift basket is a great option.
You simply base the entire gift around one of his hobbies
or one of his favorite activities!
Father's Day Gift Ideas:

*You can make a "fly fishing" themed basket or purchase one already made. This idea comes via and was inspired by
If Dad spends summers wading streams and winters tying flies, hook his attention with fishing gear, top-shelf spirits, and a spicy homemade breading for his catch.

Present your gifts in this sturdy, vintage fishing creel, which can also serve as a stool in the field. $105;
Grill it: Ideal for the campfire or the kitchen, Nordicware's two-piece Fish Boat with vent holes can be used to broil, smoke, or grill whole fish. $30;
Made to order: Mix up a spicy cornmeal breading using just a few simple ingredients
A fine malt: For the man who appreciates the art of passing time, the Macallan Single Malt Highland Scotch Whisky will hit the spot. Although it may be a bit of a splurge, we're partial to the smooth, smoky flavor of the 21-year-old Fine Oak. $120;
The scoop: To help Dad land the big one this summer, clip this durable, handcrafted, Nylon Net Bag Brodin Nets to his fishing vest. $79;

*What about the father who travels for business alot? This skin care gift bag from is sure to please (and keep his skin looking great!)

The Ultimate Gift by Tabasco (as seen on

Give the ultimate TABASCO® Gift. Filled with spicy treats, including everything from Chili to Steak Sauce and even spicy snack treats, this basket is sure to "warm" the heart of its recipient. It also includes the TABASCO® Family of Flavors pepper sauces: Original Red, Jalapeno Green, Chipotle, Garlic, Habanero, as well as Cheez-its, woodchips for the grill and much, much more. Includes galvanized tub.

Does your dad love to grill out? If so, then this grilling gift basket is just what he needs! This idea comes via and was inspired by
Enhance the spatula-wielding man's arsenal with grilling tools, oak smoking chips, spice rubs, and an affordable Cabernet Sauvignon from southern Australia.

Wrap up your gifts in one of the Mudroom's nature-styled baskets. 213-745-4425;
Hot stuff Grill safely and easily with Oxo's 17-inch-long flame-resistant Silicone Barbecue Mitt. $19.99;
Cheers McWilliam's Australian Cabernet Sauvignon pairs just as well with a cheeseburger as it does with filet mignon. $11.
Cover up: Orvis's Dad's Grilling Apron is the perfect armor for a long day at the grill. $35;
Smokin': Wood chips add a smoky, mouthwatering flavor to grilled meats and poultry. $5.50;
Rub it on: Grill, bake, or saute with Sugar Maple or Wild Cherry Chipotle rubs, two of Taku's six savory flavors. $8.99 each;
A Smokin' Read: In BBQ USA (Workman; $19.95;, grilling guru Steven Raichlen expertly sums up America's great big barbecue culture with 425 recipes.

One final gift idea is for the dad that loves a good snack. If he's a movie lover, you could pair it with his favorite DVD.
Harry and David"DAD" Snack Set
Three gifts in one, filled with tasty treats, sure to bring a smile. Inside: Crisp in-shell Pistachios, our savory Rice Cracker Trail Mix, tasty Fruit Slice Candies, and filled Peanut Butter Pretzels.
Whichever present you choose, your dad is sure to be happy this Father's Day with his favorite treats.


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