Best Father’s Day Gifts 2016

As a style expert I have a lot of friends who ask me for gift suggestions when choosing the best father’s day gifts to give their dads. Choosing the right gift starts with knowing their lifestyle – are they active, sporty, social, stylish? Do they like to entertain or relax with a good cocktail? Do they want to improve their golf or tennis game? Do they like to cook or be the weekend grill master? Or like many of us, do they love bacon? Or could they use a little help with their style? Just answering a few questions can lead to finding the perfect Father’s Day Gift.

Here’s My Picks For Best Father’s Day Gifts 2016

Whiskey and Cocktails

Owl's Brew

Sometimes the perfect Father’s Day gift can be to pour dad a drink and just sit and chat. Perfect for serving Dad’s favorite spirits, this classically cut whiskey glass set lets him relax or entertain in style. Denmark 6-pc. Whiskey Glass Set, $50 JCPenney

Of course he needs to put something in the glass so  give him a bottle from the most awarded craft distillery in North America – Heritage Distilling. Elk Rider Bourbon Whiskey, $35. Gold Medal winner of 2015. Barreled for less than 2 years.

Mix him up a cocktail with The Owl’s Brew line of tea-based cocktail mixers. This isn’t your grandma’s tea. Owl’s Brew is a line of cool, complex mixers that pair perfectly with a range of Dad’s favorite spirits or beers to create refreshing tea cocktails. I love their English Breakfast-tea based flavor called “The Classic” for Dad as it pairs nicely with whiskey. Two parts Owl’s Brew, one part Whiskey.

Hole In One

callaway golf putter

Help dad improve his putting game and have fun doing it with this battery operated kickback putt cup gift set, complete with golf balls. Callaway Kickback Putt Cup, (it comes with two balls) $43 JCPenney

BBQ Grill And Smoker

BBQ grill and smoker

Grill or smoke meat? How about both? Slow cook or smoke meat, seafood and vegetables with Red Charcoal Smoker, $60 Cost Plus World Market

Or give him a BBQ that he can take with him to tailgate or set up in the backyard. This blue grill works with charcoal or you can plug it in. Dual Electric And Charcoal Grill, $80 Cost Plus World Market

Add in all the extra items like wood chips, BBQ sauce and spices to get him started right away. You can pick up all the extras at World Market.

Smooth Shaved Face
The Body Shop shave cream

Get him some modern gent essentials for a smooth, clean and handsome face. Maca Root Shave Cream and other shaving products – $10-16, The Body Shop

For The Love Of Bacon, Bacon, Bacon

Man CratesBacon always works in my book. Get him the Bacon Crate filled with products infused with bacon like popcorn, jerky and peanut brittle or the Baconology box so he can spice his own pork belly. $50-90 at

Dress Dad In Style

Give dad a Father’s Day fashion makeover and turn him into fashion forward fella.

As the style expert on KTLA (#1 morning show in Los Angeles), I dressed the morning anchor, Frank Buckley in an outfit from Jack Threads. He ‘s new fan of the site. You choose items to try on at home and pay nothing up front. You pay for only the items you keep. Plus, it’s free shipping and free returns. It’s part of their Jack Threads Try Outs where you have a week to decide what you like. They have their own contemporary collection plus they carry brands like Cole Haan, Vans and Steven Alan.

On Sam Rubin, the entertainment reporter, I put some of the newest pieces from Docker’s that just celebrated their 30 years of well-crafted, stylish and comfortable clothes. I dressed him in a head-to-toe look for those days when he’s not on the red carpet interviewing George Clooney and Jennifer Lawrence.


For a dad who’s always wearing a suit to work, update his shirt and tie combinations. I styled a more youthful combo available at JCPenney. Go for gingham and stripes or even a small floral print. My top picks are Michael Strahan’s new collection and Stafford ties.

Michael Strahan Shirts

1 Comment

  1. June 15, 2016    

    Thanks for including Heritage Distilling Co.’s Elk Rider Whiskey!

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