Great Gifts for Dads & Grads! Last Minute Ideas for Father’s Day and Beyond!

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Here are some great ideas for Father’s Day gifting – or for any time you need to give a gift to a man.

Disclosure:
Some of the products featured were sent to me for review – to see if they were the “something special or unique” for this Father’s Day gift guide. It’s important to know what something smells like or really works like it says it does- a la MyCharge Adventure Jump Start. There are specific items that I would never recommend unless I had seen in it person. Samples don’t buy my coverage but samples make it easier for me to recommend a product that I think is worth your dollars and attention.

Ezra Arthur:

For the man who loves luxury small leather goods and bags, buy him something from Ezra Arthur (http://ezraarthur.com/, a high-end luxury leather brand! This brand is “made in America” and the gorgeous products in the brand are worth the $$$ and will last you a long time. Sophisticated but doesn’t scream style. Each piece is elegantly made and presented.

Ezra Arthur has launched a new product category with the Keystone Rucksack This first entry into the bag category features a large interior pocket with ample space for a 15-inch laptop and a smaller inside pocket to keep possessions that are often accessed within reach, such as a phone and keys.
This brand who believes in quality, handcrafted in America and designed for life. Every EZRA ARTHUR product is constructed of only the highest quality leathers, each chosen for their rich luster and natural strength.

Keystone Rucksack

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$1,270.00

No corners cut. No element overlooked. The Ezra Arthur Keystone Rucksack is an heirloom-quality, roll-top leather backpack designed, refined and crafted to perfection.
The Keystone’s clean silhouette and refined materials inspire confidence and will quickly become your go-to bag, whether it’s tossed in the overhead bin, stowed under a desk or along for the ride on your everyday adventures.
COLORWAYS: Green & Brass, Navy & Brass, Whiskey & Brass, Malbec & Brass, Jet & Brass, Green & Nickel, Navy & Nickel, Whiskey & Nickel, Malbec & Nickel, Jet & Nickel

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Back of Rucksack

No. 6 Wallet http://ezraarthur.com/products/no-6-wallet/

 

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$125.00

Ezra Arthur’s medium wallet has an interlocking pocket design stays thin while maximizing stylish carry for your everyday life.

COLORWAYS: Navy, Green, Whiskey, Malbec, Jet, Jet Top Stitch

 

No. 8 Wallet http://ezraarthur.com/products/no-8-wallet/

 

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$175.00

Featuring premium American leather, our largest wallets’ unique interlocking pocket design ups your carry while remaining slim and fashionable.

COLORWAYS: Navy, Green, Whiskey, Malbec, Jet, Jet Top Stitch

 

 

Tommy Bahama:

If Dad likes fragrances, “Tommy Bahama” has a new one out that’s very crisp and clean: “Maritime Deep Blue” (https://www.tommybahama.com/en/Maritime-Deep-Blue-2-5-oz-Cologne/p/203361-199).

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Description/Theme

Dive deep into this fresh, woody fragrance and discover the underwater world that holds no boundaries or restrictions. The top note captivates with an exhilarating blend of sun-drenched bergamot, spicy cardamom and aromatic notes of juniper and rosemary. The fragrance transitions to a wave of freshness as water lily and dewy freesia mingle with crisp geranium and orris for a drenched floral impression. The lasting base completes the experience as earthy patchouli and moss collide with fresh cedarwood and musks.

Notes:
TOP: Cardamom, Bergamot, Juniper Oil, Rosemary
HEART: Water Lily, Freesia, Orris, Geranium
DRY: Patchouli, Cedar Wood, Musk, Moss
Aromatic-Fougere

“I was inspired by a trip to a secluded beach – it was so rustic and elemental, that I wanted to express its authenticity – the powerful waves, deep waters, strong winds and sizzling hot sun. Maritime Deep Blue captures this intensity with a burst of watery freshness, crisp aromatic notes and sun-drenched driftwood.”
-Frank Voelkl, Perfumer (Firmenich)

Packaging:
Reflecting the spirit and fluidity of the sea, the bottle takes on a smooth silhouette with an ocean blue tint, contrasting with lotus wood and topped with a nautical rope-wrapped metal cleat.

THE COLLECTION:
4.2 oz / 125mL Eau de Cologne Spray $80
2.5 oz / 75mL Eau de Cologne Spray $65

You can find it at Macys and other stores.

 

 

MyCharge: Adventure JumpStart
If your dad is always on his cell phone or laptop and seems to be running out of “juice”, think about buying him “MYCHARGE Adventure JumpStart” (https://mycharge.com/collections/adventure-series/products/adventurejumpstart).

 

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Not only can this specific power bank charge your phone, laptop or USB device, but this one has enough juice to jumpstart your car battery! It’s a bargain at $99 for what it does because it’s so darn versatile. This one can fit into a coat pocket too. And it works super-fast too. (We have one. My husband loves the security of the device for not only his phone but his car!)

 

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Details: The Adventure JumpStart features a 6600 mAh battery, enough for up to 4X extra battery for a smartphone. Compatible with most cars, trucks, boats and ATVs the myCharge Adventure JumpStart has a sustained jump start current of 200A and a peak jump start current of 400A. The included smart jump start cables provide LED feedback for safe use.

Designed for compact portability, the Adventure JumpStart .75 x 3 x 5.75 inches and weighs 1.2 pounds. It has one USB-A port with 2.4A maximum output and comes with a recharging cable. An integrated LED flashlight with SOS function further enhances the safety features of the device.

Now available at mycharge.com and Best Buy, the myCharge Adventure JumpStart retails for $99.99.
Also new from MYCharge.com is the Unplugged Series – which is wireless charging at its’ finest!

 

 

For Dads who are Weekend Warriors or want relief from the aches and pains: Theramu!

CBD oil is a hot topic and a sizzling hot product right now. Beauty Expert Bobbi Brown recently said, “it’s going to be the biggest trend.”

While you probably have heard of CBD oil, Theramu is likely a name you have not heard of– yet! Theramu is an amazing line of the highest quality, all-natural, patented formula of organic, 100% THC-free CBD oil and Emu oil. Bobbi Brown says in The New York Times, she not only uses Theramu, but it’s one of her Fab Five must-have products and “it’s amazing.”

What is it?
Theramu was developed as a safe alternative to reduce pain, inflammation and irritation without harsh chemicals or unpleasant side effects. The products also manage symptoms of skin-related issues such as eczema and psoriasis. It is a natural collagen builder, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and under eye bags.

Theramu offers six initial products available to consumers and wellness professionals at https://theramu.com/. Each product comes in two strengths to support various levels of discomfort- regular and pro. Also there are like Relieve that also have a menthol version.

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Calm- a sublingual elixir- comes in 3 different flavors- pineapple, peach and mango. Theramu Calm is designed to deliver the same benefits of Theramu Relieve orally in a sublingual elixir. As with all Theramu products, it’s an all-natural alternative to soothe aches and discomfort, helping to improve peoples’ quality of life.

The presence of emu oil in Theramu’s Calm elixirs ($90) creates a liposomal effect so that the CBD is not ‘consumed’ in the early stages of digestion, maximizing the bioavailability of the CBD where our bodies need it most.

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The industrial hemp oil is pharmaceutical lab-certified, 100% THC-free CBD isolate, grown organically in the UK. Emu oil is an all-natural pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antimicrobial that has been used medicinally for thousands of years for the treatment of pain and wound care and naturally boosts collagen production (nature’s Botox).

Emu oil is also one of the only all-natural transdermal oils available penetrate deep into the skin. The oil contains EFA (essential fatty acids) which also maximizes the bioavailability of ingested CBD.

I was lucky enough to have been sent 2 very small samples of Theramu Relieve($70). I waited until I really needed it and it didn’t take long for me to find an evening when my back and neck were exceptionally tight. These products work quickly and “silently”. This is a subtle product. There is NO HIGH associated with it. The relaxation I felt in my neck and shoulders was amazing and I slept much better that night.

 

Rounding out the CBD  topic, if Dad is interested in trying out cannabis in various presentations and he’s in So. California, here’s a great store that he can visit for a holiday gift purchase:  theWEED in Studio City.

 

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This store is pretty amazing with an array of edibles and other products. The staff is very knowledgable too!

There is a very current piece on this store on LA-Story.com . Find it here: http://la-story.com/2018/06/give-dad-something-truly-unusual-a-trip-to-theweed-part-art-gallery-part-cannabis-shop/

 

 

If you are old enough to buy alcohol, then think about buying Dad a bottle of his favorite spirit.

 

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If you don’t know what that is, here’s one that I have personally tried: Angel’s Envy Kentucky Bourbon- finished in Port Wine barrels.** (https://www.angelsenvy.com/whiskey/port-finish/) Really phenomenal for sipping or to mix into cocktails.
Check out my post — and cocktail recipes- featured in another LA-Story.com post here: http://la-story.com/2018/06/get-dad-something-he-will-love-angels-envy-bourbon-cocktail-recipes/

For those who need some solid grooming products, here’s a great new range of shaving products from Jack Black -aimed at those with a beard.

 

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The Bromanced Beard Trio is only $29 and features 2 great beard products and also an essential lip balm!  Find it here: https://www.getjackblack.com/Products/The-Bromanced-Beard__8194.aspx

My husband really likes the brand because they don’t have much a of fragrance and they really last a long time. I bought him several products over the last year… and he uses them every day.

Other great gifts: gift cards to the movies or streaming movies, or even a tee or two from CrazyShirts.com.

 

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

 

 

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