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Oregon Family Magazine

First Annual OFM Father's Day Gift Guide

06/01/2021 ● By Kelli Matthews

Great Ideas for Dads

Your dad, your kids’ dad, your neighbor that always has that tool you need to borrow – Dad’s Day is great time to recognize the father figures in your life. We found some clever ideas beyond golf tees and grill sets.

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Shower Steamers

Think beyond the bath bomb with NW Beauty Works’ shower steamers. Based in Portland, these little tablets provide aromatherapy in the shower to relieve allergies and cold symptoms (eucalyptus), provide a little calm (lavender) and even boost your energy (citrus). The steamers

 are hand-pressed and oiled.

Superhero Sheet Masks

Mad Beauty’s sheet masks will make your dad feel super! Printed with pop art versions of Superman, Batman and Robin (and Wonder Woman), the masks are a ton of fun and are good for your skin. Mad also has Star Wars, Looney Tunes and Disney printed masks.

Slipper Shoes

Let Dad kick up his feet in cozy style with Staheekum’s Men’s Country Flannel slipper shoes. This fourth-generation, family-owned footwear company, based in Seattle, has designed classic, durable, dependable, comfortable and wallet-friendly footwear for more than 130 years.

Massage Gun

Nothing tops a massage for recovering from a workout, reducing stress, improving circulation, or getting a better night's sleep. The Erkin Athletics Percussion Massager has a premium design that’s versatile, balanced and easy to use. The four attachments expertly target sore spots and zAecise and portable. Post work-out, Dad can roll out muscles he just worked on to aid in faster recovery.

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Ombre Water Bottle

Strong and durable, the Iron Flask water bottles are perfect for Dad on the go. The wide variety of sizes (up to 64 oz) and colors means that it’ll be easy to find just the right look for your dad. Every bottle comes with a lifetime guarantee and, of course, it goes without saying that the Iron Flask will keep your beverages cool or warm all day.

Portable Wall Massage Ball

The Vertiball wall massage ball is a smart home gym addition to work out those kinks on the spot and keep moving. It’s mountable, precise and portable. Post work-out, Dad can roll out muscles he just worked on to aid in faster recovery.

Go-Go Gadget Dad: Clever tech just for Dad

Geeky Key

For the multipurpose Dad the Geekey is a clever, multi-tool and all in a size that fits on your keyring. It's fully equipped with more than 16 functions like a small screwdriver, wire stripper and wrench. It is crafted out of a solid chunk of 420 stainless steel – durable and functional for everyday use.

Creative Outlet

The Wacom One is a second screen option for the creative and visually thinking Dad who is into digital art and illustration. The pen technology does not require a battery or recharge (huge bonus!) and delivers accurate and precise pen and brush strokes. It’s part tablet, part drawing pad and the perfect tech for a creator Dad.

Focused on Sound

For the dad who needs noise cancellation without losing important alerts or conversations, the IQbuds² MAX from Nuheara offer active noise cancellation, hands-free productivity and privacy. With an app you can not only block noise for a premium music experience, but also adjust to elevate conversation or focus on a sound direction. The earbuds are comfortable, and the technology is extraordinarily flexible for music and podcast-loving dads.

Game Night Dad: Board-game or big-game ready

Classic Sounds

Nothing beats the sound of a vinyl record and long-gone are the giant pieces of furniture to house your record player. The Eastwood by Victrola is easy to use with built-in, custom-tuned stereo speakers and two-way Bluetooth so Dad can listen to that favorte Grateful Dead album (again) or stream his Spotify playlist.

Class it up

Game nights can use a little class and Oregon’s Stoller Family Estate wines can help. Not sure where to start? The Dundee Hills Pinot Noir represents Stoller and is a mosaic of everything the winery does. This pinot is perfect for the dad wine novice, and pairs well with a BBQ chicken dinner. You can’t go wrong with any of the Stoller vintages and with summer right around the corner, you should add the 2020 Stoller Pinot Noir Rosé to your must-have list. or Market of Choice.


Help dad get fancy with some craft cocktails at his game night. Zyr Vodka and Mythology Whisky are the perfect ingredients. Mythology Distillery’s Best Friend Bourbon is handcrafted in small batches in Denver, Colorado makes a perfect (perfect!) Old Fashioned. Zyr is crafted in Russia and the single highest-rated vodka from every major reviewer in the world with a perfect 100 point rating on the Wine Enthusiast scale. and

Manly Nuts

The Damn, Man gift boxes from Sugar Plum Chocolates bring the perfect nut mix for Dad’s game night. We liked the Manly Nut Box, which includes six 4oz bags of our hand-crafted, kettle-cooked nuts. Flavors include: Taproom Nut Mix, Salted Cashews, Honey Sea Salt Almonds, Coconut Curry Peanuts (love!), Mexican Cocoa Pecans and Thai Chili Peanuts.

Sports Trivia Test

What’s a game night without a game? The ESPN Sports Trivia Night is perfect for your sports super fan Dad. The game includes hundreds of trivia questions ready to stump him (or just confirm he’s the world’s smartest) and fun “instant replay” mini games where players shoot a basket, try to kick a field goal, pitch a strike or land the hockey puck in the net.

June 2021 Father's Day Gift Guide