Thursday, June 9, 2016

It’s the Annual Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide! Part Two

Shinola's awesome bike, The Runwell, is a winner! 
Can’t think of awesome gifts for an awesome dad? Here’s the answer!

It's Part Two!

I know you didn't think I was done with my Annual Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Guide, did ya? Along with Part One's selections, here are some more slick gifts Dad will love. 
Now gets to shoppin'!

Your Homey,

Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack 
I am definitely a fan of Jack Daniels due to their rich tradition and the support their Gentleman Jack brand shows for the arts including the traveling Art, Beats and + Lyrics exhibit. It helps that this twice “charcoal-mellowed” whiskey is under $30 and delicious, too. Hook Dad up with a bottle.

The Runwell by Shinola
(Pictured at the top)
Plain and simple, bikes are in and Dad will look extra hip riding The Runwell by Shinola. The design and inspiration come from “Porteur” bicycles paperboys in Paris pedaled around town decades ago. With 11 speeds and a solid steel frame complete with a practical luggage rack to carry a six-pack or whatever, Pops will get exercise while turning heads who will be envious of this two-wheeled beauty when he hits the streets.

Robert Glasper’s Everything’s Beautiful album
Jazz Dad’s life up by getting an album featuring the best of the present honoring the best of the past! Grammy-winning jazz/R&B/hip-hop musician Robert Glasper takes selections from of the late, great Miles Davis catalog and reinterprets them on the newly released album, Everything’s Beautiful (Columbia/Legacy). Special guests include Erykah Badu, Bilal, Stevie Wonder, Phonte, Illa J, Hiatus Kaiyote, Laura Mvula, KING, Georgia Ann Muldrow, John Scofield, Ledisi, DJ Spinna and Stevie Wonder.  Here’s  a taste.

Have Dad be the man at barbecues and bottle shares when he carries his array of craft beers in BUILT NY Neoprene Totes! Made with the same material as wetsuits, they can keep his growlers, bombers and six packs cold for up to four hours! To add, they come in numerous colors and patterns to help step his brew and style game up!

With all the toxins and stories of harmful water out there, buy some gallons of Alkaline88 and add Dad to the list of celebrities who swear by alkaline water including Elton John, Beyoncé, Bill Gates, Martha Stewart, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, and Janet Jackson to name a few. Numerous medical experts state the health benefits of balancing the body’s pH levels with alkaline water include an energy boost, improved digestion, better sleep, and supporting immune systems. This refreshing, artesian alkaline water measures in at 8.8 pH, so I’m sold!

Table8 Dining Club Membership
One of the hardest things about traveling nationwide is knowing where to eat a great meal at a respected restaurant and actually have an easier time getting reservations when you find it. This goes for food events and pop-ups too. Well now there’s an app for that which I think Dad will love thanks to Table8!
 They Say: Table8 is a mobile app that lets diners discover and book amazing culinary experiences—when and where you want. They team up with hundreds of the most celebrated restaurants in the industry to offer tables at peak, sold-out times, from one month out to day-of reservations and tickets for new and exciting hospitality happenings around the city. Table8 Dining Club members enjoy all-inclusive access to dining recommendations, members-only gold reservations, exclusive invitations to special culinary happenings, advance access and discounts at select chef events, waitlist priority seating and more.

The Riedel Veritas Beer Glass
With all the styles beer has out right now, you better believe the right glassware will make the sipping experience that much more enjoyable. Well those slick “ultra-thin” crystal glasses popularly made for wine coming from the revered Riedel Veritas Series have a new family member—the Riedel Veritas Beer Glass—to perfect those light, seasonal ales and lagers that make summers for Dad that much more refreshing. Riedel promises beer will stay colder longer “because there’s less glass to conduct heat,” and heck, they will add a touch of class to every sipping session. I'll toast to that!

2016 Sip Suds & Summer
If Pops is in Atlanta for Father’s Day weekend, hook him and his homey up with tickets to the 2016 Sip Suds & Summer beer tasting event at Alon’s Bakery & Market in Dunwoody on Friday, June 17th from 6-9 p.m.! (Who wants to drink alone?) A variety of local craft suds from Wild Heaven, Three Taverns, Creature Comforts, Terrapin Beer Co., and others will be poured in a souvenir glass on their festive patio. He will even get a “Tasting Passport” to check off all the brews he sipped while bopping to live entertainment, chomping on appetizers, and praying he wins the raffle all for only $25.

Make sure you check out Part One of my Last-Minute submissions also!


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