Danielle Broadway is an English Literature MA student at California…
Let’s face it. Most fathers are tired of receiving the typical pair of socks for Father’s Day — which usually end up being buried in the back of the drawer. Fortunately, we at BGN can do a bit better than buying socks. It’s time to turn an ordinary Father’s Day into an extraordinary one.
Whether it’s a day full of joy or a time to cope with a difficult relationship with a father figure, this holiday calls for products that honor self-care, love, and memories that have been gathered throughout the years. After all, fathers and father figures shape who we are — even when it comes to complex relationships.
We’ve compiled a list of products that offer up many Father’s Day gift options without being cliche or boring. From the coffee-loving dad to the father figure with a soft spot for family videos — BGN has something for every kind of dad in our 2022 Father’s Day Gift Guide.
There’s hardly a better way to cherish memories with the father figure in your life than with a custom video book filled with your favorite moments. This is for the father who loves replaying home videos and would enjoy having them stored in a physical book for both at-home and on-the-go viewing.
Buyers can select from 12 special covers and then connect them to their computer to upload videos to their Heirloom Video Book. The books can store up to 10 to 20 minutes of footage on a 5” HD screen. Users can even add a personal message inside the cover. Make special memories more shareable with loved ones for generations to come.
Heirloom Video Books are available on SendHeirloom.com and Uncommon Goods; 10-minute video books cost around $49 and 20-minute books cost around $69. Customers can even add a gift box for $12.
Here’s one for all of the eco-friendly fathers out there looking for comfy clothes that are also environmentally friendly. One standout item at In Common is their Better Men’s Crew Neck Shirt, which is made with BCI cotton antibacterial modal fabric. This option is great for fathers with allergies or sensitivities to certain fabrics — and it’s so breathable! The modal is twice as soft as cotton and made with recycled thread.
In Common’s sustainable Father’s Day options also include: The Better Boxer Brief, Long Line Boxer Brief, and Jersey Boxer ($12); The Better Men’s Crew or The Better Men’s V Neck ($25); The Better Henley ($32) and The Better Men’s Long Sleeve ($25); The Better Men’s Jogger ($65); and The Better Men’s Hoodie ($65). The Better Men’s Crew can be purchased individually for about $25 or in sets of 3 for about $65 or 5 for about $100.
This is one for fathers with LGBTQ+ pride. It’s pretty divine that Father’s Day and Pride land in the same month — we think attention must be paid. Whether the father in your life is part of the rainbow or an ally, Splish Splash has a variety of self-care products that provide the perfect at-home pamper day with Pride-themed goodies. In fact, this brand is so dedicated to practicing what it preaches that it donated Pride Soaps to the Vancouver Pride Society to be given to their 2021 Pride event volunteers throughout the city.
Inspired by Hammam spa culture, Splish Splash focuses on cleansing and exfoliating rituals.
Their Pride products can be sold individually or as a Pride Spa Gift Box that includes: Pride Flag Mango Goat Milk Soap, Pride Flag Mango Soy Wax Candle, Pride Flag Lavender Coarse Dead Sea Salt, Pride Flag Lip Balm Mango, Pride Flag Marine & Cypress Castile Gentle Liquid Olive Oil Hand Soap and the Lemon Verbena Bath Bomb, which costs about $100. They also have an assortment of non-Pride-themed products.
It’s time for java-loving fathers to rejoice, because Partners Coffee has all the options that they could ask for. The cafe in Williamsburg Cafe & Roastery is where they roast, package, and ship their products. The brand showcased its Rockaway Cold Brew along with a range of light to medium coffee roasts, including decaf. They even have delectable teas, like their cozy Apple Cider Tea, among others.
Partners Coffee sells brewing equipment to help drinkers optimize their experience with the brand to bring out the sharpest flavors. They are offering the promotion to subscribe to Rockaway Cold Brew for 10% off but this promotion is only from May 15-Aug 30. Customers can subscribe for regular weekly deliveries or do one-time purchases. Additionally, Partners Coffee is offering new digital gift card experiences and there are some fun Father’s Day ones. Folks can send the digital gift cards to their fathers so dad can always stay stocked up on Partners Coffee!
- Tuscan Wine Selections
There’s no overlooking all of the wine dads out there. Luckily we have just the right historical Tuscan wines to put on your radar. The Castello del Terriccio Tassinaia 2017 ($35) is “a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in almost equal percentages.” Featuring notes of French oak, this red wine is rich and divine.
The Tenuta Luce Lucente Toscana IGT 2019 ($30) includes a 50% Sangiovese and 50% Merlot blend with a “deep and bright red color.” It offers hints of “blackberry, plum, and currant, enriched by toasted and vanilla nuances.” This fruity wine is great for any, and all, Father’s Day celebrations under the sun.
Finally, we couldn’t leave out the Montecucco Rosso DOC ($20) and Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG ($20–$40). From a small region, nestled in the Maremma area between the Brunello di Montalcino and Morellino di Scansano appellations, this main wine is made from a minimum of 90% Sangiovese. It has the signature Sangiovese grape flavors, including tart cherry, red plum, fig, and even notes of roasted pepper, thyme, and more. They have very earthy tones that will feel refreshing.
No matter what you get for the father in your life, we hope that these products can add to each cherished moment and help those coping with loss or complicated relationships feel a sense of self-love and celebration.
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Danielle Broadway is an English Literature MA student at California State University, Long Beach. She has been published in Black Girl Nerds, LA Weekly and Medium, is a writer for CSULB’s the Daily49er, is a managing editor for Watermark, her school’s academic literary journal and is an assistant editor at Angels Flight • literary west. She’s an activist and educator that is inspired by her family to make social change both in the classroom and beyond.