fathers day gifts

It’s that time of year again – Father’s Day is right around the corner, and that means another last-minute scramble trying to find the perfect gift. Buying something for your dad, brother, uncle, cousin, or grandpa that he’ll actually appreciate is a tougher job than most of us think; not to mention that guys aren’t always vocal about what they want. Luckily, we’re here to help you navigate the big questions this year! Here are a few Father’s Day gift ideas we think are perfect for giving your dad on the big day.

A Grill Set

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If your dad loves grilling like many men do, consider giving him a handsome set of stainless steel grilling tools he can call his own. Just be sure the set you choose comes with all the grilling tools your father will need including a baster, grill tongs, spatula and cleaning brush.

Home Brewing Kit

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If your dad is big on the San Diego craft beer scene, the perfect gift for him may be an at-home beer brewing kit. These DIY kits come with all the equipment and instructions your dad needs to brew up his own IPA or stout right at home. Look at home stores like Williams-Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, or World Market. 

Don’t think your dad would be into doing it himself? Try getting him a craft beer subscription. Sign him up, and a beer expert will do all the hard work – they’ll pick out a selection of craft beers to be sent directly to your old man’s door every month, so he’ll always have exciting new bottles on hand.

Driving Experience Day

We all know the dad who’s super into cars; whether it’s a fierce passion for Nascar or he loves spending his time off watching “Top Gear”! The perfect gift for the car enthusiast is a driving experience, where dad will get to burn around the track in a supercar of his choice – we’re talking Ferrari, McLaren, and Aston Martins here. If classic cars are more his thing, some companies offer classic car tours or joyrides. Groupon usually has solid deals for these, or just try doing a Google search for local San Diego experiences.

Smart Speakers

These days, it’s likely that everyone you know has an Alexa, Echo, or a Google Assistant. They’re hugely popular with old and young alike, and now is the perfect time to get Dad in on the trend. The gadget will sit in the corner of the room, answer all of dad’s questions, do the Googling for him, control the thermostat, sprinklers, and lights, and even order him a pizza. Don’t be surprised if you get bumped down the family pecking order – it can do more chores in one afternoon that you did for your entire 18 years living at home!

A Day at the 18/8 Fine Men’s Salon San Diego

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A gift your dad is sure to appreciate is a gift card for a salon experience at 18|8. When it comes to men’s grooming in San Diego CA, we’re experts! We can provide your dad with an incredible men’s salon experience he won’t soon forget! Whether you think your dad would love a classic straight-razor shave, an executive hair cut or hair coloring or grey blending, we’ll hook him up. Your dad will be treated like the special man he is, as he relaxes and enjoys his favorite beverage before our men’s grooming experts treat him to a one-of-a-kind men’s salon experience.

Fitness Watch

Instead of buying him a watch that simply tells the time, try one that can also tell him how his heart rate’s doing, how many steps he’s walked that day, calories burned, speed, distance, and anything else he needs to keep in top shape. When paired with his smartphone (assuming he can work a smartphone, of course), a fitness watch will be like having a personal trainer on hand at all times.

A Drone

Men never get too old to play with toys – a fact proved by the ever-growing world of smart gadgets and wearable tech. But on Father’s Day, the one day of the year when it’s all about dad, cut to chase with a serious piece of electronics: a super high-tech drone, which can be controlled directly from his phone. These are essentially the toys of future; the kind of space-age plaything your dad could only dream of when he was a boy!

Wireless Charging Station

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Whether he’s an iPhone or Samsung kind of guy, as long as dad has a Qi-enabled device, a wireless charging station will make it easy to juice up his phone while simultaneously using it.

Pair of Awesome Headphones

All dads need a decent set of headphones (or earbuds, for the more active guy). There’s a great range depending on how serious he is about his music, including noise-cancelling headphones (Bose makes a solid pair), or – for the dad who likes a stealthier, more inconspicuous look – a pair of in-ear buds. Health-conscious dads might even appreciate a pair of smart earphones that double up as a fitness tracker, so he can monitor all his vitals while cranking out his favorite hits.

A Carry-on Cocktail Kit

Perfect for the jet-setting dad who’s always traveling – and demands better than airplane vodka and tomato juice. There are all kinds of options depending on your dad’s drink of choice: Moscow Mule, Old Fashioned, Gin & Tonic, Margarita, Bloody Mary…the list goes on! Check Amazon for the best deals.

And that is our Fathers Day gifts guide for 2018! To purchase Dad a gift card to 18/8 Men’s Salon San Diego, give us a call at (858) 914-5418 or book an appointment for him online.