The gift of options
We all love Birchbox -- and there's no reason that it has to be limited to the ladies! If you have a dad who is hard to shop for, consider a subscription to Birchbox for Men. It's super cool -- every month, he'll score trial-sized products from some of the best brands out there, from Jack Black to Kiehl’s and many more. And if in his monthly box he discovers a new favorite, you'll be covered for his birthday!
Price: $20 per month (3-month subscriptions available as gifts), Available at Birchbox.com
A night with no commitments
Note to the wise: Men also enjoy a relaxing night at home with a drink, a date (your mom, perhaps?) and a luxury atmosphere. Generally, men prefer more manly scents (duh!), but we think he just may adore the Kat Burki Signature Collection. Eau de Poire et Santal is a woody fragrance with a hint of sweetness.
Price: Candle $38, 11-ounce Signature Body Soap $15 per bar. Available at www.katburki.com.
Does your dad aspire to the power that is the White House? Back in the day, George Washington selected Number Six as his favorite fragrance, and Caswell-Massey is still around. Their Presidential Collection includes three bath soaps (5.8 ounces), triple-milled for lasting performance and fragrance: Number Six, Washington's favorite; Almond Cold Cream, selected by Eisenhower; and Jockey Club, the choice of JFK. How cool is that???
Price: $28 available at CaswellMassey.com
Discover his inner star athlete
Chances are the man in your life wants to be a sports star. Derek Jeter’s exclusive fragrance, Driven, is his interpretation of one’s inner perseverance, ambition and passion. It is a blend of black pepper, chilled grapefruit, coriander seeds, fresh rhubarb, iced lavender, cardamom, American spearmint, aquatic bamboo, snow musk and oakmoss.
Price: $28 (2.5 fluid ounces) at Avon.com
and a bonus...!
Top pick: Extreme sports massage at Bliss Spa
Is a massage a fragrance? No... but we're guessing your dad will smell amazing when he's through (and be in the best mood ever!). We all love our Bliss moments, and this muscle-relaxing rubdown is great for deep tissue work, while the spasm-soothing oils will target all his tension and refresh. The perfect day for... dad's day!
Price: $150 for 60 minutes or $215 for 85 minutes, available at Bliss Spas