10 Delicious Gift Ideas for Dad
Dad [dad] noun: someone who gives great advice and is always there for you. See also: superhero, Mr. Fix It and ATM. If mom hasn't reminded you yet, June 21st is Father's Day, and if your old man was being honest, we’d bet he’d rather you ditch the old-fashioned tie present for just an Old Fashioned.
If you are reading this, then you are at least 21 years old, which means you have graduated from getting away with crayon drawn cards and painted “World’s Best Dad” mugs. Instead, give the man something he deserves – your appreciation… and alcohol. Even the worst procrastinators cannot go wrong with this Father’s Day Gift Ideas list. With ABC Express, you can buy online and pickup curbside or in store the same day.
The first gift up for grabs for good ole pops is something sophisticated and straight forward to sip on. This particular bourbon is light and smooth with a bit of spice, so it is perfect served neat. It is also very suitable for cocktails. We suggest to elevate your gift with a nice set of rocks glasses and an ice ball tray. Throw in some premium ginger ale and a lemon to complete a cocktail kit gift with this recipe.
Do you have a cab kind of dad, but he has a taste for bourbon too? This wine is aged to perfection, just like your old man. 20% of this California Cabernet is aged for 60 days in second-pass charred American Oak barriques which previously held bourbon. It’s the best of both worlds in one glass! If you really want to bowl him over, upgrade his glassware. Drinking wine out of good glassware DOES make a difference. Try this Riedel Performance Cabernet glass set. Not only will they enhance your wine drinking experience, but they are dishwasher safe so you aren’t giving the man extra work.
Is your dad a sports enthusiast? These next three gifts will score you major points. First in the line-up is Chivas 13 Year Scotch. What could be better than a smooth blended whiskey from Chivas that is aged 13 years and finished in American Rye Whiskey Casks? One that comes in a bottle commemorating one of the greatest managers in the history of football, Sir Alex Ferguson. This exclusive 13-year-old blend is tribute to the 13 English league titles won with Manchester United under his management.
Tip your hat to good ol’ dad with a tipple of Teremana. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently released his premium tequila passion project and the general consensus is it’s delicious. Teremana means spirit of the earth so it is only natural this brand takes sustainability seriously. 100% of the leftover agave fibers are turned into compost that is used as organic fertilizer for the agave fields. If taking care of the planet is something pops is passionate about, then this small batch tequila is the gift that keeps on giving. Want to learn more about why The Rock created a tequila? Watch this video!
Does your dad hibernate in his man cave starting every September? Is he a football fanatic? Chances are he knows the name Charles Woodson. Woodson went from Heisman Trophy winner, to Hall of Famer with the Raiders and Packers to wine connoisseur during training camps in Napa Valley. Now he has his own brand of wines. With 65 career interceptions he appropriately named his line of wines Intercept. According to Woodson, there is no substitute for hard work. He has taken this mantra from gridiron to vineyard, producing a Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Red Blend. He recently visited an ABC store to tell us about his wines. You can view the video here.
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Does your dad wear Hawaiian print shirts, cargo pants and flip flops on a daily basis? If the answer is yes, then this Florida craft rum would fit his style. This is perfect for any laid-back Floridian man who would rather be on water than land. Papa’s Pilar is inspired by Ernest Hemingway and his beloved boat, Pilar. The Hemingway family generously donates most of the proceeds to charities like the Coastal Conservation Association, so you can contribute to a cause while buying your dad booze. This 24-year-old dark amber colored rum is sweet, mixed with earthy, vegetal tones. Its taste has hints of spice, bourbon, almonds and apricot perfect for pops’ palate.
For the health-conscious father who likes to keep his sugar intake down, vodka is always ideal. This vodka is so smooth it will convert even the most devout Tito’s lover. The Wine Enthusiast recently gave this 6 times distilled craft vodka a 92-point rating. They also named this gluten-free spirit a “Best Buy.” Complete the gift with a copper mug and premium ginger beer so he can mix up a refreshing Moscow Mule. Bonus: this item is a part of the Sourced and Certified collection, so you know you are getting the most bang for your buck.
Want to learn more about 1941 Vodka? Check out this video!
Is your dad a bit of a nut? Well then it’s peanut butter whiskey time! Don’t knock it ‘til you try it. Peanut butter flavored whiskeys are hot items right now and they are quickly becoming as classic as a PB&J sandwich. Best part? No crust. It is perfect for those who want to slowly get into drinking whiskey but need a little sweet transition to get them there. Yes, this product is made with real peanuts, so if your pops may have a peanut allergy, it is best to avoid this one and choose another selection from this list. If not, this whiskey makes some phenomenal cocktails that you can find here.
So your father is more of a beer guy? We have a suggestion for that too. Lighter IPA options are increasing in popularity right now. They are perfect for the person who wants a full-flavor beer with less ABV and calories. One of our current favorites is Founders Brewing Co. All Day IPA. It is a well-balanced beer that isn’t too malty or too bitter and maintains the flavor- all while keeping the alcohol level down.
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well we have three words for you. Bacon. Bourbon. Cupcakes. Otherwise known as the holy trinity for foodies. Don’t be intimidated by this sweet and savory recipe. It is actually quite easy to make. If your dad isn’t down with these flavors, then we have many appetizer, dinner and dessert recipes that are infused with booze that you can choose from. It is the grown-up way to give something homemade!
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