Korean dads are hard to shop for because they always say they don’t need anything. Well, that’s where you come in to provide Dad with just the thing that he didn’t even know he needed.
As the pandemic eases its grip on the world, our hardworking dads deserve some serious R & R and we’re ready to treat them. Here are some proven winners from some hard to please men in my family that hopefully will give you some ideas for the great dads in your world.
1. Nixplay Smart Digital Picture Frame, Share Video Clips and Photos Instantly via E-Mail or App, $168
Shhh don’t tell my dad but this is what he’s getting this year. This digital picture frame is not just smart, it’s brilliant! Snap a pic with your phone and instantly send it to his smart frame. Picture his delight when he wakes up to see a brand new pic that you can sent to the frame the night before. A gift that keeps on giving every time you have a great new moment to share.
2. Happy Socks Gift Set of 4, $41
Don’t worry, wear happy socks! There are tons of imitations out there, but you can’t beat the quality and style of the original Happy Socks from Sweden. Back to office means back to socks so you might as well make it fun for him. The men in my family get their Happy stock replenished every year with fresh new patterns.
3. Deep Tissue Percussion Pro Massager, $128
This powerful hand held massager was hands down my husband’s favorite holiday gift and has become the most popular gadget in our home! This cordless massager is super long lasting and comes with 6 attachments to soothe every muscle including the little muscles that cause tennis elbow. The carrying case makes it convenient to even take on trips.
It’s time to take the La-Z-Boy experience outside in the sun. This super comfy fully adjustable zero gravity lounger has all the bells and whistles including an adjustable canopy and tray for snacks and book.
5. Goodthreads Slim Hawaiian Shirt, $25
My husband has dozens of wild and crazy Hawaiian shirts from the 80s that he never wears but refuses to get rid of, insisting that if you wait long enough, the old clothes come back in style. I don’t know about the double breasted suits that are collecting dust but I must admit he was right about the Hawaiian shirts, which are definitely having a moment right now. These cotton shirts are an updated slimmer fit with a sharp button down collar and come in all sorts of fun prints to keep him cool as he heads outside this summer.
6. Extra Large Picnic Blanket, Waterproof, $32.99
This handsome waterproof picnic blanket by Mumu is great for the beach as well as the park. Rolls up neatly and comes with a handy storage pouch.
‘Mocking’ is a fun new hammock trend we discovered in Minnesota and ENO is the gold standard of hammocks. Lightweight (1 lb!) and easy to pack in our backpack, we strap the hammock onto two trees and enjoy a forest bath in the middle of a hike. Straps sold separately.
8. Airpod Pro, $197
In case you haven’t heard, Airpod Pros really are next level. Ask anyone who has them and they’ll swear that they will never go back to old school earbuds. The price has been slashed from $250, since the recent release of another new model so now might be the time to splurge on this technological marvel.
We never miss an opportunity to encourage our friends and family to try Simon Kim’s fabulous Michelin Star restaurant, Cote. The NYC in person experience at this Korean steakhouse is superb, but delivery is pretty darn awesome too. Check out Don Liu’s review of this at home Cote kit.
10. Men’s Wood Dragon Head Walking Stick, $98
If he’s getting up there in age, he needs a daily walk more than ever. Give him some extra mojo as he heads outside with this fierce handmade tiger head walking stick. Tiger head is jewelry cast from melchior (German silver), the wooden part is finished with hypoallergenic high-quality Italian coatings. Many other animal heads available.
Bonus: The Trusty Mug That Says it All, $17
This mug sums it all up. Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there!
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