Years ago, I asked my dad about a gift I was considering getting him for Father’s Day. While he graciously accepts any gift he receives, he commented that he especially likes things he “doesn’t have to dust.” As someone whose New York City apartment seems to collect a layer of dust within an hour of a thorough cleaning, that seems like a pretty good guideline to follow for just about any gift!
With that in mind, here are a few gift ideas I am sharing on television segments this month. Those segments and this post are sponsored by the featured companies:
My dad would love the accuracy and distance he can get with COBRA Golf’s KING F9 Speedback Driver.
This gift package from Omaha Steaks includes a sampler of ribeyes, filet mignons, burgers, and potatoes au gratin. It also includes a decadent German chocolate cake for dessert!
Medium- and full-bodied red wines are the perfect accompaniment for those steaks. St. Francis Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon has dark, red fruit and berry flavors that complement beef or pork, while Alta Vista Estate Malbec is an ideal pairing for any kind of red meat, especially a medium-rare steak. A red blend like Craggy Range Te Kahu is also a nice balance for beef dishes such as steak or stews, while Masi Campofiorin has a long finish and berry and spice flavors that beautifully complement roasted meats or rich pastas.
You don’t have to be a dad to be fascinated by Anne R. Keene’s book The Cloudbuster Nine, which reveals the untold story of pro baseball players who put their careers on hold to join the military during World War II.
Happy Father’s Day!