It’s gotten a lot easier to buy Dad’s day presents. There are so many specialized products no matter what his interests and desires. And if your Dad is like my Dad, he will appreciate whatever you get him.

DEV_RUBY_CMYK_7inMake a big Splash with Deep Eddy’s Ruby Red

 Expanding its line of vodkas made from all-natural premium ingredients and using a sustainable process, Deep Eddy introduces Ruby Red, a refreshing ruby red grapefruit infused vodka made with quality, all-natural ingredients including 100% pure cane sugar and spring water from an aquifer deep in Texas Hill Country.

This sweet yet zesty new flavor is created using Deep Eddy’s signature column distillation process, during which vodka is distilled 10 times in a state-of-the-art 20-foot column still to remove impurities and create a smooth finish. This sustainable distillation process creates zero waste. Ruby Red is also filtered over charcoal four times slowly and gently in order to preserve subtle flavors during the filtration process. The result is a smooth and clean taste that is perfect for spring and summer cocktails.

“We wanted to create a vodka with a sweet and vibrant flavor using all-natural ingredients that embodies the summertime in Austin,” says Clayton Christopher, CEO of Deep Eddy Vodka. “Ruby Red is distilled from Texas sweet corn, which imparts a hint of sweetness on the finish, and is naturally sweetened with pure cane sugar and grapefruits from Texas, California and Florida. It is perfect for sipping poolside, at 4th of July cookouts and on lazy summer afternoons.” Consumers can purchase Ruby Red in four sizes: 50 ml, 750 ml, 1 liter and 1.75 liter.

Ruby Red is free of artificial coloring and high-fructose corn syrup, and can be served on the rocks or mixed with beer, champagne and infinite other ingredients to create the perfect cocktail specially for your Dad

Help Dad get some better shuteye

Comfort Revolution’s Hydraluxe Cooling Gel Pillow was chosen as one of the 12 healthiest gifts for 2012 by The Dr. Oz Show. The pillow from A revolution in cool, the Hydraluxe Cooling Gel Pillow sleeps cooler and stays cool longer than any other pillow, thanks to its cool layer of Hydraluxe gel fused onto Memory Foam.
A 2011 independent test found the pillow slept significantly cooler than other sample pillows tested, including cool foam, ventilated foam, latex, fiber, and down. The pillow cradles your head and neck to relax your muscles and enhance the comfort, giving you a great night’s sleep.

Choose the version of the pillow that suits your style. It’s available in four playful colors – Cool Cerulean, Frosted Pink, Glacier Green, and Ice Violet – and two different patterns, Bubbles or Waves – and two different patterns, Bubbles or Waves. It comes as either a bed pillow or a contour pillow, with a premium washable cover that’s gentle to the face.

The price is $79.99, significantly less than other high-end pillows. Shipping is free. Buy one for yourself or send one as a gift. . Anyone can benefit from better sleep, from teens to athletes to exhausted men who can never get enough sleep.

All materials in the pillow are hypoallergenic, making it ideal for people with allergies. The pillow also conforms to your unique shape for greater spine support. Find out more at http://comfortrevolution.com.

samuel adams clambakeHappy as a Clam
Get Dad a Summer Ale Clambake

To celebrate the summer season, Robinson’s Prime Reserve and Samuel Adams have teamed up with New England Cuisine Expert and Food Network Star Chef Michele Ragussis to bring craft beer lovers a Summer Ale-infused clambake – a combination of Robinson’s Prime Reserve lobsters, clams, sausage and fresh vegetables boiled in Summer Ale for added layers of flavor, and ready for drinkers to cook at home or beachside.

Package Includes:
– 4 Lobsters (approx. 1-1.25 lb. each)
– 5 lbs. Steamers
– 1 lb. Chorizo Sausage
– 1 lb. Hot Dogs
– 1 Custom Clambake Recipe Designed by Food Network Star Michele Ragussis
– FREE COMMERCIAL GRADE LOBSTER POT FOR FIRST 200 ORDERS!

Pairing Notes from Samuel Adams Brewery Manager Jennifer Glanville: Samuel Adams Summer Ale’s crisp wheat character balances out the buttery meat of this dish, while the citrus adds a fresh bite. The distinctive spice from the chorizo is well matched by the peppery notes from the Grains of Paradise in the beer and the clams add a slight sweetness that is complemented by the lemon notes of the beer.
$229.95  

MancakesStart his day with Mancakes

SAMUEL ADAMS “Mancakes” RECIPE
Recipe by Samuel Adam Chef Partner David Burke

Ingredients:
• 4oz crushed BBQ potato chips
• 2 cups of flour
• 1 tablespoon baking soda
• 1 cup of Boston Lager
• 2 eggs

Method:
1. Mix flour, baking soda, Boston Lager and eggs in a large mixing bowl
2. Heat a skillet on medium and pour “Mancake” batter into large circles – let bubble
3. Sprinkle potato chips on top of “Mancake” and flip
4. Cook until lightly browned
5. Serve with bacon and maple syrup

Must-have gadget for wine lovers

capabunga_ME-TIMEIt can be hard to find a gift that Dad doesn’t have. Most wine lovers would scoff at the idea of needing to worry about saving part of a bottle of wine. But, if you want to keep gnats away at an outdoor dinner party, prevent rowdy guests from spilling, or need some white for cooking dinner and are drinking red the CapaBunga is a unique solution for capping a bottle. A tight-fitting silicone topper, the CapaBunga is designed to fit most wine bottles and simply slips over the mouth of the bottle. Once in place, it creates a vacuum in the bottle so you can turn it upside down, shake it and store a bottle on its side in the fridge or on a wine rack without worrying about leaks.

Help Dad get carried away

Even if Dad isn’t the one who does the grocery shopping, he will find a million of uses for The Grocer from ADK Packwork. 

Driving to the supermarket isn’t always an option when living in a city, but you still need to find an efficient way to carry your groceries home while relying on your feet, public transportation, or a taxi.  Or if your Dad is the adventurous sort, he will find this also is great on a bike.

In fact my daughter wanted to test drive this the moment she saw it. She rarely drives her car and loves biking. So this could be her portable trunk.grocery carrier red 

Throw out those flimsy, synthetic, dirty reusable shopping bags that fall all over the place and on your next trip take the greatest revolution ever for a reusable grocery bag – The Grocer from ADK Packworks. 

This innovative new design of the 150-year old Adirondack pack basket includes an internal frame and a flat bottom for increased stability, independent of the load, which keeps your groceries standing upright. The adjustable strap allows for a variety of carrying positions (two‐handled, over‐the‐shoulder, and backpack style) that can be reconfigured to fit your style and The Grocer is also available with an insulated liner to help with temperature control. 

While The Grocer has approximately the same dimensions as a traditional paper grocery bag, it can carry as much as three times the weight and quantity of groceries. This lightweight, durable, eco-friendly grocery bag takes up little space, as it stands tall when in use, but folds up when it needs to be stored.

 Give Dad something he can’t possibly already have

bombay sapphireConsider a stylish new home bar item that’s perfect for your Dad. a revolutionary new collaboration between Bombay Sapphire EAST and internationally acclaimed design firm, AvroKO – whose high-profile restaurant clients include LAVO, Beauty & Essex and Saxon & Parole in NYC.  

Marking AvroKO’s first ever brand collaboration on an original design, the product of this partnership between two venerated artisans is the limited edition “Bombay Sapphire East Gin Wheel.” It is the perfect gift for the ultimate home entertainer and just in time for Gin & Tonic season this Summer (photos below)!

Inspired by the classic “Lazy Susan” turntable, the limited edition Gin Wheel is a modern twist modeled after the time honored tradition of home entertaining and social gatherings throughout the world.  Hand-crafted from exotic walnut, the portable unit spins on a brushed stainless steel plate and opens up to reveal sleek and hidden alcoves that house everything one needs to make the perfect Sapphire EAST “Gin & Tonic Reimagined” at home – botanicals, garnish, ice, high-quality bar tools, glassware, removable cutting boards, coasters and custom made aluminum tongs that double as a locking mechanism. 

The Gin Wheel’s unique design marries style, history and superior functionality for the revival of the classic cocktail, the Gin & Tonic. Taking inspiration from the recent resurgence in Spain, with multiple specialty “Gin & Tonic” bars elevating the drink to an art form, the Bombay Sapphire East Gin Wheel celebrates the cocktail by housing all the essential tools to concoct this reborn classic. The perfect Gin & Tonic focuses on attention to detail and an imaginative use of garnishes, such as peppercorn, fruit, or cinnamon sticks to bring out the flavor of the gin. Infused with Thai lemongrass and Vietnamese Black Peppercorn, Bombay Sapphire East gin lends itself to plenty of mixing and matching. 

The Bombay Sapphire East Gin Wheel offers guests the ultimate experience to custom make their own version to the traditional cocktail with an Asian twist.  And with the assistance of AvroKO’s lead design team, the quintessential host now has a refined, top quality home bar item to serve the perfect cocktail for dinner parties and friendly gatherings.  Innovative, stylish and artfully crafted — this will be the “must have” for the ultimate home entertainer. Perfect for your Dad and sold exclusively though THE FUTURE PERFECT (New York & San Francisco store locations and online) for $500

.  It will be available starting July through December 2013 and now available for pre-order: http://shop.thefutureperfect.com/gin-wheel.html.