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Cigar Aficionado’s 2020 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Jun 9, 2020 | By CA Editors
Cigar Aficionado’s 2020 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Buying dad the perfect gift for Father’s Day is a breeze if you know what he wants. Dads, though, can be mysteries, seldom dropping hints to the family for gift ideas, leaving them to guess.

To help shop for the dad in your life (or to get something for yourself) we’ve compiled a list of great products that any cigar-loving father would no doubt enjoy receiving. You will find plenty of fun and useful products that will be sure to bring a smile to dad’s face when he opens his gift.

If you think dad is wanting some new cigar accessories, our Cigar Gear reviews will help you decide which lighter, cutter, humidor to get him. Also check out our database of more than 17,000 cigar reviews to find one he may like.

Fender Stratocaster

Fender Player Series Stratocaster ($700)

Since its introduction in 1954, the Fender Stratocaster has been one of the most popular guitar designs in history. Seen in the hands of greats such as Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and David Gilmour, this guitar has its fingerprints all over the airwaves. With its space-age, contoured body, double cutaways, clear tone and five-way selector switch, this axe offers the classic Fender sound and playability with modern updates such as various pickup configurations: classic three single-coil, two single-coil with a humbucker or two humbuckers with a single-coil. Players everywhere have a chance to sound and look like their heroes for a great price. It’s available in seven great colors. - shop.fender.com

Katz Deli

Katz’s Father’s Day Package ($145)

Tourist hotspots tend to be disappointing, but Katz’s Deli is an exception. Normally the lines stretch out the door at this Manhattan pastrami temple, the visitors from around the world hoping to sit at the table from When Harry Met Sally. But Katz’s is superb despite the hype, serving some of New York’s best deli. While the restaurant is closed to dining, shipments remain. The Father’s Day Package contains a pound each of corned beef, brisket and (our favorite) pastrami, plus rye bread, mustard and pickles. - www.katzsdelicatessen.com

Wilson Seamus Golf Ball Marker

Wilson X Seamus Golf Ball Marker ($35)

Proper play on the golf course requires marking your ball on the green. Sure you can do it with a coin that you keep in a Ziploc bag, but why not take your marking game to the concierge level by using one that is crafted by hand, and lugged in a stylish tartan pouch?

Seamus Golf and Wilson Sporting Goods have aligned to release a set of ball markers that are hand forged, shaped on anvils using blacksmith tools. They come in nickel and steel (the copper variety has sold out) and no two are precisely alike. The drawstring bag ($55) is lined in fleece to keep those markers from getting scratched, and finished in a tartan pattern and embroidered with the Wilson script. - www.wilson.com

Gillette Heated Razors

GilletteLabs Heated Razor ($200)

Dad may be rocking a quarantine beard at the moment, but someday he will have to shave it off. Encourage him with this innovative razor that heats up to provide soothing warmth to the skin with each stroke that feels like a hot towel shave. With a push of a button, dad can choose his desired temperature level and built-in safety features mean he won’t accidentally burn himself. The razor is also 100 percent waterproof and comes with a sleek magnetic docking station to recharge it when not in use. - www.gillette.com

Ironwood Pellet Grill

Traeger Ironwood Series 885 Pellet Grill ($1,500)

For reasons our top scientists have yet to figure out, dads love grilling. While the premise of grilling hasn’t changed for centuries, grill technology has grown leaps and bounds. This new pellet series from Traeger features 885 square inches of cooking space, a 20-pound pellet hopper and a two-tier adjustable grate system. The hallmark quality of this grill is that it can be operated via Traeger’s WiFIRE enabled controller that connects the grill to your mobile device through Traeger’s app. From adjusting the temperature of the grill to adding more smoke with the touch of a button, it can be done via your phone. As an added bonus, the GrillGuide can even automate the grill’s temperatures and lock in the exact cooking time for dad. - www.traegergrills.com

Roam Jaunt Carry-On Luggage

Roam Jaunt Carry-On Luggage ($495)

Business trips may be on hold at the moment, but summer is fast approaching and a return to travel life is inevitable. Roam’s new Jaunt carry-on bag is a stylish, quality bag that dad can completely customize, from the wheels to the aircraft-grade aluminium handles, with a range of colors. It’s durable thanks to a polycarbonate shell that’s exceptionally strong, yet lightweight, and will fit in the overhead compartments of nearly every airline. Other features include a TSA-approved lock, water-resistant zipper and world-class Hinomoto ball-bearing wheels that provide seamless glide. Not only do the colors pop, but the bag comes with a lifetime warranty and a 100-day, risk-free trial. - www.roamluggage.com

Meat n’ Bone

Meat n’ Bone mail-order meats (prices vary)

Mail-order meat companies have been slammed during the Coronavirus pandemic, but one place that has been able to keep up with the demand is South Florida’s Meat N’ Bone. From prime beef to hard-to-find fish, Meat N’ Bone has something for even the most discerning dad. Sixty-day, dry-aged Florentine steaks ($125), Japanese Wagyu ($90), Picanha Wagyu ($70), African tiger prawns ($60) and Iberico babyback pork ribs ($35) are just some of the products you’ll find at their website. - www.meatnbone.com

Folding Bike

Tern Link D7i Folding Bike ($950)

This folding bike from Tern makes it easier than ever for dad to quickly get up and move in a healthy way. Good for biking around the neighborhood, running errands or exploring hard-to-reach areas while on vacation, the D7i folding bike sports seven gears and a drivetrain that is durable and doesn’t require much upkeep. The fat, Schwalbe tires make the ride extra smooth, and the whole bike folds in about 10 seconds for easy transport and storage. - www.ternbicycles.com

Icelandic Salt

Saltverk Icelandic Salt (prices vary)

Most of our pantries are filled with staple spices, including the basic salt and pepper. Salt, though, can be anything from basic, as the people at Saltverk have proven with their array of salts that any food-loving dad will want. Located in Iceland, the company harvests its salt using a process that can be traced back to the 17th century that leaves their Flaky Sea Salt ($11) pure. Saltverk also offers a range of flavored salts (each $13) that can add unique tastes to any dish and include Lava Salt, Seaweed Salt and Birch Smoked Salt that's perfect for fish fillets. - www.saltverk.com

Columbia River Knife

Columbia River Knife & Tool M40-02 Knife ($110)

For the dad who enjoys the outdoors or tackling simple projects around the house, a good knife is a must. CRKT’s new M40-02 folding knife features a glass-reinforced nylon and aluminum bolster handle that’s both strong and lightweight. The knife’s smart Deadbolt locking mechanism keeps the nearly 3-inch blade from unexpectedly closing on this well-made utility knife. - www.crkt.com

Maryland Blue Crabs

Maryland Blue Crabs (price varies)

If you’ve never dined on crab from the Chesapeake Bay, you’re missing out on one of the world’s seminal seafood experiences. Father’s Day falls in the heart of the Maryland blue crab season, which runs from April to mid-November. You can order them live, and cook them on your own, or for added convenience and far less mess, have the work done for you and have them arrive steamed and spiced, ready for warming up and eating. Dining on this kind of crab requires a mallet and plenty of space, so spread out the newspapers, make sure there’s plenty of cold beer and make conversation while you pick away at a true taste of the mid-Atlantic region. The largest will run you about $100 for a dozen, or $250 for a half bushel. - www.crabplace.com

McIntosh RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker

McIntosh RS200 Wireless Loudspeaker ($3,000)

Whether dad enjoys watching movies or sports on TV or just loves listening to music, he’s going to need great sound. McIntosh’s RS200 wireless loudspeaker comes packed with virtually everything needed to enjoy either music streamed from handheld devices, stored online or on a local computer, or played from legacy audio sources. The 650-watt loudspeaker delivers rich, full sound and can also be hooked up to a TV to act as a soundbar or incorporated into a larger home theater system. - www.mcintoshlabs.com

CA issues

Cigar Aficionado Two-Years-For-The-Price-Of-One Father's Day Sale

Since you are on our website, the odds are good that dad is a lover of premium cigars. Why not give him the gift of knowledge with a subscription to Cigar Aficionado magazine? Each issue let’s him dive deep into his favorite hobby with articles about the cigarmakers behind his favorite smokes and also our extensive cigar tastings. You can sign your father up for a special, two-year subscription (12 issues) for only $24.95. - www.cigaraficionado.com

Premium Cigars

Premium, Handmade Cigars

Peruse our cigar tasting database of more than 17,000 cigar reviews to find the perfect smoke for dear old dad. You can sort by score, brand, price range, country, size, year and more. - www.cigaraficionado.com/ratings/search

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