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Father’s Day Gift Guide – Not Another Tie!

vintage fathers day card

This Sunday is Father’s Day. Don’t you DARE get your dad another tie. He doesn’t wear them anyway. Especially if he is from the San Diego area. We don’t even know what ties are here.

So what to get dad if it doesn’t involve a tie? Don’t you fret your darling little head. This Southern California pinup has you covered. Don’t think you can get it dear ole dad in time? After you buy it online, print out a photo and put THAT in his card. See, I think of everything. ;-)

mantiques a manly guide to cool stuff

Mantiques –  Not all men can be butt-kicking and headbusting Liam Neesons, Steve McQueens or Clint Eastwoods, but at least their taste in Mantiques can reflect their inner shirtlessness. Mixing Don Draper cool with Vin Diesel muscle – along with a healthy dose of grease, rust and nostalgia – Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff (Krause Publications, Hardcover, May 2014) is a humorous, yet informative, guide to the world of antiques and collectibles sought out by a new breed of men eager to fill their homes with the funky, the unique, and – most importantly – the manly. 

See more Father’s Day Gift ideas after the jump!



Cazal Legends sunglassesCazal Legends Sunglasses – Cazal Legends sunglasses are made with 22K gold plated metal and gray gradient plastic lenses with 100% UV protection. These suit virtually all face shapes from medium to wide faces. Use to shop in the comfort of your own home. If desired have your dad try on sunglasses using the augmented reality technology. This technology allows people to try on eyewear virtually. Cazal Legends S746, $515,

Reposado blue nectar tequila
Blue Nectar Tequila – Blue Nectar Tequila was founded by a father and son duo with a mutual love for Mexican culture. When asked separately, both BN and Nikhil Bahadur are quick to say that their favorite Blue Nectar Tequila is the Reposado ($44.99), which is a unique blend of reposado and even older extra añejo tequilas: just like a family, the older “generation” mellows and smooths the younger.  Beautifully packaged, this new super premium Reposado has a full agave flavor highlighted by a light oak wood character. In the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2014, the Reposado came out on top with a score of 94 and the Chairman’s Trophy. Blue Nectar Tequila 

bloom nation men bouquetBloom Nation Bouquets – Think flowers and bouquets are just for girls? Pshhh think again!  This is a new millennium, men like flowers and bouquets, too! Unlike other sites, BloomNation shows you the actual designs created by the florists and brings the personalized experience of walking into a flower shop online. BloomNation helps ensure the arrangement you fall in love with is the arrangement you receive by sending “BloomSnaps,” photos of the arrangement before it’s delivered. Shopping on BloomNation also strongly supports local flower shops across the country
graf and Lantz winer carrier merona wool leather
Wine Carrier – Wine needs protecting.  Or maybe it is mostly the bottles that need protecting.  Give your dad a carrier that isn’t covered in vines, or somehow screams “frilly”. How about a sophisticated holder made out of Merino wool felt? Gräf and Lantz set out to sculpt the world’s oldest fabric into modern and unexpected forms, crafting a definitive collection of handbags, accessories and home-ware items for men and women that has captured the attention of affluent urbanites worldwide. It definitely much nicer than a wicker basket. Gräf & Lantz


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  1. Great gift ideas, I can see a lot of dads liking these!

  2. Those shades are pretty cool. Great idea

  3. I really like the wine carrier — too late for father’s day, but it would make a good birthday gift too

  4. I wouldn’t mind having those sunglasses for myself!

  5. That tequila looks so delicious, would love to try it myself.