Father's Day is coming fast upon us and most of us wait until the last minute to pick out something for dear old dad. Here is a list that will hopefully give you a great variety to “dad pleasers” to choose from--and all brands will be happy to work with you to get your goodies in time!
L'Occitane's spicy and "outdoorsy" Cade Rich Shaving Cream ($34) and Eau De Toilette ($55) are a winning team; Cade is one of the most famous men's scents in the legendary French skincare and fragrance company's line! I love the fact that the L’Occitane folks grow their own herbs for their products in a field in Grasse. Dad will not only love the scent and having a super smooth shave but he will be amazed at how long these products last. Guys have told me that the seven-ounce jar of Cade shave cream lasts about four months with one shave a day and that the 3.4 ounce EDT lasts them more than a year applying twice per day! Both items are available at www.loccitane.com and at all L'Occitane stores. (There is free shipping on all online orders right now, BTW!)
commissoandcompany.com. Prices are in the moderate range and much cheaper than Manhattan salons--but clients get cutting edge style! Gentleman’s haircuts cost $35 to $50.
www.gracesmarketplace.com to order. You can also walk into their legendary store at the corner of 71st and Third on the Upper East Side and handpick items for your basket! You can't go wrong with a basket of edibles that are all things that Dad enjoys (and yes, you can get a cooler style metal bucket instead of a real basket to keep your brewskis cold in)! Virtually anything from Grace's stock that is not perishable qualifies to make it into the custom Gentlemen’ Gift Baskets and all are trimmed with Grace’s famous red and white logo ribbons.
amazon.com. Incredible enough, this 5-in-1countertop unit works as a contact grill, panini press, full grill, full griddle, and half grill/half griddle. The removable and reversible non-stick cooking plates are super easy to clean! The Griddler qualifies for Prime Membership free shipping; gift wrap is available. I don't have to tell you how fast Amazon's customer service people send out purchases so there will be no problem getting this in time for Dad's big day!
www.amazon.com; this product is eligible for free shipping with an Amazon Prime Membership.
www.hertz.com to book.
www.auburn-jewelry.com and click on “Custom Orders.” Recent custom designs have included the Batman logo and the vintage White Star Line logo. Sam also does custom pendants and works in brass and enamel. She was featured in People Magazine’s Father’s Day Guide and now has a celeb clientele!
www.fragrance.net for an incredible $113.75. This smoky sensual scent includes amber, sandalwood, geranium, lavender, juniper berry and ginger notes! It might take a bit of doing to keep mom from using it as well! This scent is addicting and easy to wear.
www.shopdavidandyoung.com. Flat rate shipping is only $7 and shipping is free if you spend over $50. Beware—if you buy dad only one of these, he might want to order every color!