June brings the 2nd most important of the parental holidays: Fathers Day! I jest but major important shout out to the men that chose to be fathers and are actually taking care of their responsibilities. As a man who grew with his father actually in his life it is a day that should be celebrated larger.. So to help you make an impact though small in your important mans life i compiled a few ideas to help show your love and appreciation.

For the casual drinker:

Sometimes, nothing can take the edge off of a day of stress and work like a nice, stiff drink. Buy your dad  a bottle of  Single Malt Scotch Whiskey aged 15 years or longer and you’ll be able to enjoy it with him on Father’s Day. As the years pile on the palate changes to more smooth sophisticated tastes. It may be less permanent, but nice liquor is a luxury he’s unlikely to give himself. Good-quality liquor is also good to have around for when entertaining.

For the tech savvy:

As the news will tell you everyone & their father owns a tablet or smartphone. So that idea was finished off the last couple of years but you can still capitalize. Pick him up a case for that tablet made from saddled leather or suede. You can also make a custom photo case for his smartphone, choose any precious photo, image or graphic to personalize his device. It shows you know what his interest are and not just focused on yourself.

For the stylish:

Cmon how many ties does Dad need? Step up you gift game and capitalize on the upcoming dog days of summer. Upgrade his summer wardrobe with stylish plaid shorts, canvas belts and vintage polos from such outfits as Banana Republic, American Eagle or even your local Macys with styles like Alfani.

For the business man:

Help dad stay organized with a new briefcase or messenger bag. An organized messenger bag in soft tumbled leather designed with an adjustable fabric shoulder strap not only will keep his papers and documents in tact but look good doing it.

For the new dad:

The new dad deserves some special attention. Embracing his role of both proud papa and mom’s support team leader, when it comes to being a great dad, he’s a natural. Small things like handprint canvas wall print or engraving on photo frames & desk items will show the appreciation for being a stand up individual. A good nights rest is also a great idea but we know those will be far in between.

So on this special upcoming day there are many gift ideas but whatever you choose will be appreciated either because its a good look or it has to be.

 

While trekking through my Instagram recently there was a photo putting me on to something that should be a coup no longer for just the ladies. The famed Birchbox, which streamlines a way to discover high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products now is available for us guys.

They basically sort through the clutter to send you what works and what’s worth the upgrade. To fully explain no one says it better than the company themselves:

Birchbox delivers the best products and the best insider secrets, without any fuss. Every month Birchbox members will receive a curated box of luxe beauty samples. Each box will span beauty categories and deliver exciting products that fit into both your day-to-day routine, and into those days when you want to turn up the drama a notch.

Co-founders Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp met at Harvard Business School. They created Birchbox to help consumers cut through the clutter of the retail world to find products that really work for them.

Based in New York City, Birchbox launched in September 2010 and extended into men’s products in April 2012. Birchbox has been featured by Time, Bloomberg BusinessweekInStyle and Marie Claire, among others.

Each month when you subscribe you’ll receive a selection of samples that have been tried (and retried) from both well-known brands and emerging gems. The men’s subscription delivers top-tier grooming products in addition to lifestyle accessories ranging from hip socks to tech accessories.

Now obviously style isn’t just about what you wear but a full on presentation. Men like women have to make sure the skin and body is up to par. Here is a way to find out whats best without having to climb thru the clutter. The work is done for you and for just $20 a month (more is spent once you step foot in a club let alone by the end of the night) you can go wrong in testing out the latest & greatest in skin care, style & tech. Click the link and see if Birchbox is for you.