Dad can finally ditch the distillery. Let him concoct his signature version of gin – made legally at home – with the HomeMade Gin Kit. Included are instructions and supplies (juniper berries, a proprietary blend of spices, botanicals and flowers, strainer, funnel and two glass bottles) to keep Dad entertained for an afternoon (and likely the evening). Be sure to include a bottle of quality vodka (needed for the process, which takes 36 hours). Beats a bathtub. homemadegin.com.
For the dad who favors gags, your father won’t forget to shut the seat with the Potty Mouth. Toilet-train the man of the house with the device that senses when the seat has been up too long. Funny voiceovers remind him to shut it before somebody falls in. $14.95. potty-mouth.com.
Great for grooming
Don’t dig Daddy’s scratchy face? Harry’s Shave Sets are simple yet sophisticated. Select from two sets; each comes with a handle, three blades and a tube of shave cream. The Truman retails for $15; The Winston $25. Soft. Smooth. Simple. Kissable. harrys.com.
One-of-a-kind sculpture for your one-of-a-kind dad
DoodleSculpt uses 3-D graphic creations and 3-D printing to make a 3-D memento from a child’s drawing. The process is surprisingly easy: 1. Doodle a drawing. 2. Snap a picture of the doodle and upload it to DoodleScuplt.com. 3. 48 hours later, your 3D sculpture is shipped to you. $99.95. Visit the new kiosk in SouthPark mall and get a giftcard for $20 off. SouthPark mall. doodlesculpt.com
The Kooler Klub Golfer’s Drink Dispenser is disguised to look like a golf club but serves up cold cocktails. Shanked it on the second? Hit a house? Ditch the do-over and have a cold one instead. Golf club dispenses your drink when you pump the spigot, which can dispense up to 48 ounces. Easy to clean. $49.99. kohls.com.
Knot your typical tie
Tired ties take a seat with the Executive Pillow, made of a mix of silk and polyester necktie fabric that has been upcycled (possibly past years’ Father’s Day gifts?). Pieces are each hand cut and sewn; pillow is packed plush with a polyester filling. Back is a coordinating fabric. Each unique piece measures 18 by 18 inches. $75. Post & Gray, 2139 S. Tryon St. 703-332-2252. postandgray.com.
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