Father's Day Gift Guide

When it comes to gifts, I am all about things that are practical.  Maybe that comes from living in small apartments since I graduated from college, but I don’t have room for a lot of extraneous stuff and assume that most people don’t either.

Since practicality is the name of the game for most guys, that philosophy tends to work well for Father’s Day gifts.  With that in mind, here are a few of the things I am showing on behalf of several companies on TV segments this month for Father’s Day.  These segments and this post were sponsored by featured companies.  You can be assured these gifts will be put to good use right away!

Father's Day Gift Guide

I don't know about your father, but my dad likes gifts that are practical.  (Of course, like most dads, he'll tell you not to give him a gift, but that usually doesn't stop me).

So, I am excited to partner with several companies this year to share fun and practical gift ideas on my Father's Day TV segments!

On Mother's Day, we take moms and grandmas out to brunch or lunch.  But on Father's Day, the tables are turned, with grilling tools and equipment ranking among the most popular gifts.  Instead of taking Dad out to lunch, we send him outside to cook for us!  If you do that, why not give him the new Char-Broil Signature Gas Grill?  Whether he is experienced on the grill, or wants to cook like a pro on his first time out, this grill makes it easy, so he can relax and spend time with the family while cooking.  The adjustable cooking zones let you prepare different things at the same time - perfect for families where everyone likes something different - ensuring that everything gets cooked to juicy perfection. 

Photo courtesy of  Char-Broil .

Photo courtesy of Char-Broil.

Dad needs something to cook on that grill, like this Father's Day T-Bone Gift Package from Omaha Steaks.  It includes a 30-oz. T-bone steak (large enough to share!), eight ground beef sliders, Omaha Steaks' Signature Seasoning, four gourmet franks, potatoes au gratin, and a creamy New York-style cheesecake.  Order by June 13 to use ground shipping.  For last-minute gifts (or just dinner tonight!), check to see if they have a store nearby.

Photo courtesy of  Omaha Steaks .

Photo courtesy of Omaha Steaks.

For something special to drink, you can customize a free wine label for a bottle of Josh Cellars wine that includes his name, a special message, and photo.  Buy the wine locally, and go to their web site to create your label.  Be sure to opt in to have your label displayed on the Josh Cellars billboard in Times Square, and they will email you a photo of your billboard when it runs!  I already did one for Scott; this is what you will see.  And - the label and billboard are totally free, as long as you order your label by June 8 (otherwise, you'll have to pay for expedited delivery to get it before Father's Day).  How cool is that?

Speaking of personalized gifts, this elegant personalized tan leather toiletry bag from Personalization Mall is a stylish and practical way to help him stay organized when on the go.  Make sure you order by June 12 to do standard delivery.

Photo courtesy of  Personalization Mall .

Photo courtesy of Personalization Mall.

Finally, gifts don't get much more practical than this Gillette Fusion Razor.  It uses Gillette's advanced 5-blade technology for a close, comfortable shave without irritation (I can recommend this because Scott uses it, and loves it!).  This budget-friendly gift also reflects Gillette's lower pricing they announced earlier this year.  And since you can pick it up on a trip to Walmart, it's an ideal solution for a last-minute gift.

Photo courtesy of  Walmart .

Photo courtesy of Walmart.

So - how are you celebrating your dad this Father's Day?

On-the-Air: Father's Day Gifts

A recent survey showed that 98 percent of dads would prefer a practical gift for Father's Day.

If your dad is anything like mine, though, he will also probably tell you not to get him anything at all.

But since most of us want to honor our dads with a gift, I worked with several companies to put together some fun ideas to share on TV segments this month.  Here are a few gifts that suit most any taste or budget:

Sports fans will love these gourmet dipped strawberries decorated like baseballs, basketballs and footballs from Shari's Berries. (Photo courtesy of Shari's Berries).

Personalized "King of the Grill" grilling accessories from Personal Creations. (Photo courtesy of Personal Creations).

Put those grilling tools to use with a Father's Day T-Bone Gift package from Omaha Steaks.

What goes better with steak than red wine?  Personalize it for dad with a customized label for Josh Cellars wines.  I gave my dad a bottle of their Cabernet last year with a customized label - and he loved it! (Photos courtesy of Josh Cellars).

Classic shorts and khaki pants from Dockers.

BOSE SoundSport In-Ear Headphones from Target. (Photo courtesy of Bose).


Find the latest in accessories, sporting goods, grill gifts and more in eBay's Father's Day gift guide. (Photo courtesy of eBay).

Finally, we don't normally think of flowers as a Father's Day gift.  But when they arrive in a replica Vintage Ford Truck from Teleflora - they are a perfect guy gift! (Photo courtesy of Teleflora).

Happy Father's Day!