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Cigar Aficionado’s Father’s Day Gift Guide, 2018

Cigar Aficionado’s Father’s Day Gift Guide, 2018

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 17. Unless you want to spend your weekend scrambling around the men’s department for another bad tie, we suggest you begin your search today. Cigar Aficionado’s gift guide features an array of quality items for dad’s of all kind, from golfers to grillers and cocktail connoisseurs.  

The items range in both style and price, with gifts ranging from $15 to $2,000 to match any budget.

If your Father's Day plans involve indulging dad with a great cigar, peruse our ratings section of more than 17,000 cigar reviews. If you’d rather gift him something that won’t eventually turn to smoke and ash, our Cigar Gear page has reviews on lighters, cutters and humidors that dad will cherish for years.

 
Cinco Jotas Ibérico Ham
 

Cinco Jotas Ibérico Ham

Spain’s Ibérico ham, like Beluga caviar or Kobe beef, is one of the most sought-after pork products in the world for one reason: it’s delicious. Ibérico ham is known for its distinct nutty flavor that come from ibérico pigs, whose diet consists largely of acorns. Now Cinco Jotas, one of the finest purveyors of this thin-sliced ham, has made it easier than ever for dad to get his hands on this elite delicacy with their Discovery Gift Box ($48). Included are two sleeves of black-label ibérico, the highest grade that's also known as bellota, which is Spanish for acorn. - www.cincojotas.us

 
Custom Maps From Mapiful
 

Custom Maps From Mapiful

Remind dad of his hometown, favorite vacation destination or summer home with a custom-made print from Mapiful. All you have to do is punch in the desired zip code or GPS coordinates and Mapiful's website will generate a high-quality print from anywhere in the world. Zoom in and out, customize the map's labels, and choose from a number of different color formats until you have a map tailored specifically for dad. Maps start at $40 - www.mapiful.com

 
GrowlerWerks uKeg
 

GrowlerWerks uKeg 

A growler is the perfect gift for the dad who loves craft beer and wants to transport his choice brews from the draft to his house. Standard growlers, though, let in air upon opening, which can spoil your beer and cause it to turn flat. GrowlerWerks 64oz. copper-plated uKeg ($169) keeps beer fresh for longer via its patented CO2 regulator cap. The cap automatically sets pressure to optimally carbonate your beer and can be adjusted based on the style of brew. The stainless-steel uKeg also features a vacuum-insulated double wall to keep your beer cool. - www.growlerwerks.com

 
Nueske’s Bacon
 

Nueske’s Bacon

Few things make us smile more than top-quality bacon. Nueske’s of Wisconsin has been doing it right since 1933, smoking rich pork bellies over applewood embers and slicing it thick. The bacon (which starts at $25) is a breakfast revelation, smoky and hearty, perfect for a Father’s Day meal, or one on any given Sunday. - www.nueskes.com

 
Tapplock Padlock
 

Tapplock Padlock

We’ve all been there, staring at a padlock and struggling to remember the code. Take the guesswork out of security with Tapplock ($99), which opens at your fingerprint. The stylish stainless steel device can store multiple fingerprints for family use. - www.tapplock.com

 
Personalize A Bottle of Whisky
 

Personalize A Bottle of Whisky

If your dad shares the same affinity for brown spirits that we do, he'll enjoy savoring a bottle of whisky that includes a personalized touch. To help you find a special label, engraving, or even a personal photograph on dad's favorite spirit, our friends at Whisky Advocate magazine have compiled several ways to turn a liquor bottle into a prized personal effect. www.whiskyadvocate.com

 
Japanese Barware
 

Japanese Barware

Crafting a superb cocktail is easier when you’re outfitted with the proper tools. We love the look and performance of Japanese mixing glasses, jiggers, spoons and ice tools from Cocktail Kingdom and Umami Mart for making superb Martinis, Manhattans and other bracing drinks. All pictured items can be had for between $15 and $52. - www.cocktailkingdom.com and www.umamimart.com

 
InputtGolf Putter Trainer
 

INPUTT Golf Putter Trainer

If dad struggles when it comes time to putt for dough, consider the INPUTT Golf Putter Trainer. The $80 device is meant to help train you to keep your putter face square at impact and perfect those tricky six footers that can spoil a scorecard. - www.inputtgolf.com

 
Orvis Travel Kit
 

Orvis Travel Kit

Orvis has put a unique spin on the traditional dopp kit with its Bootlegger Leather & Canvas Travel Kit ($98). Made from a combination of American leather and Irish canvas, this trusty bag features a two-zipper pocket that opens wide and makes it easy to locate your travel-sized toiletries. The thick leather strap allows you to hang the bag on a mirror or towel rack, as to avoid a wet bathroom sink top that might damage the leather. Add a personal touch by customizing the bag with a leather embossing of dad's initials. - www.orvis.com

 
Callaway Tour Authentic Polo
 

Callaway Tour Authentic Polo

With warm weather hitting much of the country, the golf course calls to dads all over who are itching to get in a quick nine holes. Help dad stay cool on the course this summer with Callaway’s new line of Tour Authentic polos (starting at $100). The micro-stripe version (pictured), is a blend of 92 percent polyester and 8 percent lycra spandex. These fabrics make the shirt extremely comfortable and give it superior stretch while also wicking away moisture. The polos have also been treated with Polygiene odor-control technology so they stay fresh for longer, and they protect from the sun up to UPF 45. - www.callawayapparel.com

 
Deakin & Francis Cigar-and-Match Cufflinks
 

Deakin & Francis Cigar-and-Match Cufflinks

Deakin & Francis cufflinks have been handcrafted in Birmingham, England, for more than 200 years. These quirky Cigar-and-Match Cufflinks ($530) are made from sterling silver and painted in red-and-brown enamel to proudly display two fat robustos on the cuffs of your shirt. To add to the cigar-smoking motifs, the toggle of the cufflink is made to resemble a match. - www.barneys.com

 
ChargeHub USB Charger
 

ChargeHub USB Charger

If your dad is like most people, he has a lot of gadgets that need charging. And like most, dad is often misplacing the charge cords. Help dad stay a bit more organized with the ChargeHub, a handy gadget that plugs into the wall and offers dad the ability to simultaneously charge anywhere from three to seven USB devices, depending on the model ($40 to $60). Available in eight colors. - www.thechargehub.com

 
Everdure Grills by Heston Blumenthal
 

Everdure Grills by Heston Blumenthal

Father's Day comes at the dawn of outdoor cooking season. Coincidence? We don’t think so. Grills and accessories are an easy call for a dad who spends as much of the summer as he can in the open air. And as American as barbecue seems, Heston Blumenthal, the British, Michelin-Star chef, decided to put an international stamp on it with a range of five grills ($200 to $2,000) made in Australia with a Danish design flair and technological advancements inspired with the cook in mind. First and foremost is a one-touch electric starter for the two charcoal models. The two gas models are all about fine-tuned temperature controls. The commonality to all four? They look cool. - www.everdurebyheston.com

 
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker
 

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker

The promise of the sous vide style of cooking was always that you could dial in the temperature and never overcook a piece of prized Grade A prime. The reality was that the equipment was exclusively restaurant grade—too expensive and space-taking to be practical for home use. The Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker with a $107.99 unit that operate on your counter in a large pot (we recommend customizing a freezer chest). The product is a long probe that submerges in water. You cook your moisture-sealed meat alongside. You set the level of doneness you want, and it won’t exceed it, no matter how it cooks. Afterwards, put a quick sear on it and it’s ready for the table. - www.anovaculinary.com

 
Bushnell Hybrid Laser Rangefinder + GPS
 

Bushnell Hybrid Laser Rangefinder + GPS

Before the Bushnell Hybrid, golfers had two options when it came to rangefinders: GPS or laser. GPS provided the benefit of course recognition, with overhead views of each hole and more comprehensive green readings. The downside, however, was the golf course had to be pre-loaded into the GPS or else it would not work. But the laser, which pinpointed the distance to any stand-out object, promised an accurate real-time gauge on any course. Bushnell’s Hybrid Laser Rangefinder + GPS ($399) claims to be the first product to integrate both technologies, so you can have the best of both worlds in a single product. The Hybrid can also be used alongside Bushnell’s smartphone app, which provides hole layouts with distance and 3D flyovers for over 36,000 courses in 30 countries. - www.bushnellgolf.com

 
Bushnell Hybrid Laser Rangefinder + GPS
 

Flaviar Spirits Club

Flaviar, the spirits members club with a database of 15,000 rare offerings, presents a trio of Father’s Day gift possibilities. A year’s membership ($180) includes themed tasting, live-tasting events, a digital home bar (a tool to build your own bar), exclusive access to special releases and private bottlings. Alternately, you can buy dad a single engraved bottle ($31.99–$186.99) or treat him to a tasting box ($23.99–$31.99) that includes a selection of whiskies, gins or rums to taste before deciding on a larger purchase. Flaviar has just launched Frérot, the first Cognac co-curated through a crowdtasting with its members. - www.flaviar.com

 
Puma Suede G Golf Shoes
 

Puma Suede G Golf Shoes

Puma turned 50 this year (perhaps like a dad on your list) and the brand decided to take a trip in the wayback machine and bring back a modern version of its classic suede shoe. The $120 kicks have that suave formstripe that helped make Puma famous, with that late ’60s, early ’70s suede upper. This new shoe is built for the golf course, however, with a spikeless sole that can take you from course to bar. - www.cobragolf.com/pumagolf

 
Gift Subscription
 

Cigar Aficionado Gift Subscription

If your dad is a lover of premium cigars (and the odds are good since you're on our website) then give him the gift of knowledge with a subscription to Cigar Aficionado magazine. You can sign your father up for one-year subscription (six issues) for $24.95 that includes an email card option to personalize your gift. - www.cigaraficionado.com

 
Premium, Handmade 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