Even if dad already has a collection of watches, he’ll certainly enjoy one more, right? Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry in Menlo Park is the place for picking out stylish time pieces. The one we’re eyeing is Laurent Ferrier’s black, blue, and rose gold number. The combination of black and blue is trendy, but classic — perfect for the dad who is up to date on the latest fashions.
Touch of Modern is a great source for interesting, sleek tech gifts for dad. Exhibit A: The ghost aerial plus, a drone that’s controlled, conveniently, from an iPhone app. It has auto-following and expertly tilts to get the most professional level of camera control.
Experiences gifts are awesome and the best place to find an unparalleled experience is IfOnly. This amazing website has an assortment of cool, one-of-a-kind things for dad. Take the custom hand-drawn family portrait. You send in a photo of dad and his children and they send back an adorable illustration. If dad is hard to please and picky, we recommend IfOnly’s Pick-One Experience Box. Dad can choose his own adventure, from a sunset sea plane ride for two to a private tour of Phillip Johnson’s Glass House.
What dad isn’t a fan of locally crafted, excellent tasting spirits? San Francisco’s very own Anchor Distilling Company makes a stellar vodka, Hophead Vodka, from the same hops that it uses to make Anchor Brewing Company’s beers. There’s a subtle aroma of hops and a delightful bitterness to the vodka that makes it refreshing chilled on it’s own or stirred into a cocktail. Anchor also makes an Old Tom Gin that is pot-distilled with star anise, licorice root, stevia, and juniper berries. It’s sweeter than most modern London dry gins and with a well balanced flavor — ideal for gin and tonics!
Wine and cigars are a match made in heaven and Beran California Zinfandel has teamed up with Aurae Cigars for the ultimate smoky smooth combination. The Zin’s dried cherry, ripe fruit, and red licorice flavors pair wonderfully with the potent Connecticut Reserve cigar.
The foodie father will soon over The Chef’s Press, a small handheld weight adjustable tool created by Chef Bruce Hill, the mastermind behind SF’s Bix, Zero Zero, and Fog City. The press is placed on top of any grill able item to make it cook 30% more quickly and evenly without pressing out any of the delicious juices. Sweet!