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Gift Ideas for Dads

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Looking for gift ideas for Dad or the other men in your life? Check out these great products they are sure to love.


Brooklyn Brew Shop Grapefruit Honey Ale

This kit contains everything you need to make a light and refreshing citrusy ale that's perfect for those who love bright beers--just add honey and grapefruit rinds. Built on the principles that making beer can be simple, tasty and more importantly, fun. All of their kits are designed for use on a standard kitchen stove and use real ingredients instead of the less flavorful extracts and additives typical in other home-brewing kits.

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EntertainArt is high quality, authentic art decor straight from the world of entertainment. Featuring rich detail, deep color saturation, and lively embellishments, EntertainArt is a contemporary way to display artwork with or without a frame. Celebrate your favorite movie and create your own stylish home-gallery. Over 1,000 designs to choose from including DC Comics, Disney, Dreamworks, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and more.


The Big BBQ (A barbeque sauce lover’s gift set)

You know the type: carnivore to the core. No sense in gifting books or socks... if it's not related to meat, they won't know what to do with it. Give these BBQ sauce gifts to these single-minded types. Real Sweet BBQ sauce, two Classic Smoky sauces and two spice rubs will keep them focused. And the wrench-shaped bottle opener means they don't have to walk away from the grill. These BBQ sauce sets are for guys always in their prime.


Hot Licks Hot Sauce 3-Pack Ghost Pepper
This 3-Pack of hot sauces contains Xtra Hot Serrano, Spicy Green-Jalapeno and Ghost Pepper. Available locally at Hot Licks at Seaport Village.



The ChargeHub X3 and X5 charge three or five devices simultaneously. Numerous plugs and tangled, twisted cords are a thing of the past as ChargeHub's single power supply means just one power cord goes from the charging station to the outlet. This ensures a neat and organized space void of any unnecessary cables. Available in eight colors.


Muir Way Maps-Hydrology Series

Equip dad with maps that are sure to please your geographically inclined dude. Proudly made in the USA, Muir Way donates a portion of every sale to the Sierra Club Foundation which has helped to protect our air, land, and water for over 120 years. The incredibly detailed maps in this creative collection show the inherent beauty of America and Canada’s system of waterways, showing every river, stream, and lake delivering life throughout the land. Constructed using data from NASA’s Space Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, the width and rivers and streams on the map are determined by their Strahler number, which defines their size based on the hierarchy of tributaries.


Conscious Step Socks

Make waves with these socks that protect the world's oceans with Oceana. With their three tone tidal pattern, your ankles will be sure to attract all the right kind of attention. Each pair of socks donates a fixed amount for a direct donation to their corresponding partner.


French Terry Jogger Pant
This French Terry Jogger Pant is the perfect pant for any activity, it is light weight and ultra-comfortable, making it perfect for a jog, or even going out with friends. The lightweight French terry is great when paired with a classic t-shirt or your favorite sweatshirt. Throw some sneakers and a baseball cap on, and you will be ready for fun.

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California Love Trucker Snapback Baseball Cap

This classic trucker-style baseball cap features an image of the California state bear, representing strength, with a heart above its head, symbolizing love. It is available in black, grey and red. Available locally at Village Hat Shop at Seaport Village.


John Wick: Chapter 2
Rated R;

Legendary hit man John Wick is forced out of retirement again by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome, where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers. Keanu Reeves (The Matrix franchise) returns in this globe-trotting, action-packed thriller.


The Original Kelvin 23

Known as “the Swiss Army knife of home décor,” Kelvin 23 is the original urban multi-tool. Designed to take on the daily DIY fixes around the home, this home gadget has 23 of the most commonly used tools packed into one simple and convenient device. It can fix hundreds of jobs easily, such as, hanging pictures, assembling flat pack furniture, putting up shelves and more.


Southampton Slim Brief

Fully padded 15.6" laptop compartment, internal iPad/tablet pocket, front zippered organizer section with key clip, tartan blue & tan cloth interiors, gunmetal hardware, removable/adjustable shoulder strap, back strap slides over luggage handle.

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Carbs Surf Tee

Show your San Diego pride with this classic San Diego tee. Perfect for the surfer in your life. Available locally at San Diego Surf Co. at Seaport Village.


Branded & Grilled (A barbeque lovers gift set)
Ranchers know their cattle. And grillmasters know their beef. Now both can brand with pride. These barbeque gift sets let your pit-boss master his domain. The customizable branding iron and five grilling charms give his meat the mark of a pro. There's also a stainless steel basting pot, a silicone basting brush, two salacious sauces and two robust rubs. Time to fire it up.


StrapShot EV1 Holster

The CCS StrapShot EV-1 for one camera is the perfect camera carrying system for people on the move. Hikers, travelers, skiers, climbers, bikers and more. This compact camera carrying system fastens to the strap of a back pack, sling style bag or even your belt, keeping your hands free, your equipment safe and your body mobile. Comes complete with a patented Velcro-Wrap attachment system, C&C machined anodized aluminum camera mount and a camera safety tether.


Picture Keeper Connect

This USB back-up drive was created to secure all of your photos, videos and contacts recorded on smartphones, computers and tablets. Simply plug into your computer, smart device or tablet and immediately protect your files. Portable to be taken anywhere with hassle-free set-up, it will store all your treasured files without compromising the memory on your devices. Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.


Men’s Ankle Slipper Socks

The same warmth and comfort as the original Heat Holders Crew sock, but in a shorter ankle length. Includes non-slip grippers on the bottom to provide better traction on indoor wood or tiled surfaces.



Playster is a new streaming service that offers the world’s most diverse digital collection and gives users the freedom to switch between one media to the next. The company truly lives up to its mantra “Entertainment Unlimited” with its easy-to-use layout that encourages entertainment lovers to explore various media favorites. A monthly subscription includes unlimited access to movies, TV shows, music, books, audiobooks, comic books and games.



Celebrate some of the most thrilling moments of sports history in your own striking home-gallery. This exclusive, ready-to-hang wall art from many of the major global sports teams like Patriots Super Bowl champions, World Series winners Chicago Cubs, and soccer stars FC Barcelona are picture perfect. Officially licensed by all major sports leagues, choose from the NFL, NBA, MLB, college teams and more to display that sports fervor.


Beast28: Technical Backpack

The Beast28 is the first pack of its kind to combine the convenience of a packable piece of luggage with the technical specs and capabilities of one’s favorite outdoor gear. Travelers with destination hiking in store will never have to sacrifice premium suitcase space for their outdoor packs. It’s lightweight and roomy enough for an overnight in the backcountry, yet packs down to the size of a grapefruit for easy storage at home or when rolling through the airport.


Ballpark Blueprints
$60 & up;

Unique, high-quality, stadium and course blueprints for Major League Baseball, Golf, Professional Football, College Football and International Soccer. There's something for everyone – for lovers of Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, Shea Stadium, Nationals Park, Heinz Field, Augusta National Golf Club, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, AT&T Park, and more. Hand-drawn artwork of the stadium includes a plan view, signature elevation view, and architectural details unique to the park.


Roo Kammok

The Roo Hammock will get you off the ground in a hurry and give you a comfy place to rest wherever you decide to put it. Perfect for parks, backyards, BBQs, patios and music festivals. Big enough for two people and kids love them too.


Quik Shade MAX Shade Chair

Now with an improved larger shade, stay comfortable and shield yourself from the sun with the Quik Shade MAX Shade chair. Featuring an ergonomic design and a fully articulated sun shade. Easy to store and includes a carry bag with a shoulder strap. Shade canopy offers adjustable tension to keep mechanism working properly for years to come.


The Station

This multi-device charging station keeps all of your portable gadgets charged and organized. With room for a laptop, tablet and up to three other devices this sturdy stand holds and hides unsightly cords. A magnetic base flips open to reveal a hidden storage compartment for wires that otherwise clutter up your desk space.

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Men's Walker Shoe

Designed to keep you moving with maximum comfort and support, this shoe features an Active Motion System technology in a classic walking shoe style, combining a podiatrist-designed orthotic with a flexible, cushioned outsole and a lightweight, breathable upper. Breathable, moisture-wicking 100% polyester mesh liner with PU foam base that helps reduce friction against skin. Podiatrist-developed biomechanical removable orthotic features an anti-bacterial top cloth to control foot odor. Molded EVA midsole with built-in .5" elevation for a smooth transition in heel-to-toe strike zone.


The Edison

Made with Amish American labor and tuned copper to give the nostalgic sound of the old phonographs, Edison Amps bring a bit of slow tech to the cell phone age. The Edisons are solid state amplification refined to give a bit of elegance to your cell phones speaker and microphone. The fact that it works both ways allows you to use speaker phone hands free.


SOLO Steel 72

11 ft. x 11 ft. fully assembled slanted leg instant canopy provides 72 sq. ft. of shade for up to 7 people. Sturdy, compact construction with a corrosion resistant powder coated steel frame and weighs less than 29 lbs. Ergonomic, molded handles on the deluxe roller bag let you store and transport your canopy anywhere.


Upper Hand Playing Cards

These playing cards are guaranteed to get the conversation flowing as the hands are dealt. While each deck still exhibits the traditional numbers and suits, it also hides intriguing facts, tips, and how-tos for getting the upper hand in life. From lifesaving survival skills to how to seat a woman in a restaurant, each suit represents a particular category of knowledge every man should master. Features Poker hand border, matte finish, and smooth gliding feel for luxury at its finest.


Frequency Briefcase

Fully padded 15.6" laptop compartment, internal iPad/tablet pocket, front zippered pocket with organizer section, discrete camo lining, high-density PE for cooling, removable/adjustable shoulder strap, back strap slides over luggage handle.


YETI Colster

The YETI Colster® is like a stainless steel bear hug (or can cooler) for your sodas or longnecks. The Load-and-Lock™ Gasket secures your drink in place while the Colster’s double-wall vacuum insulation keeps your beer or soda frosty longer. Plus, it has a No Sweat™ Design, which means you say adios to damp or frostbitten hands.

Updated: June 2017