Top 5 gifts for Father’s Day

This is a “no tie” zone! Father’s day is right around the corner and instead of getting him yet another tie, give him what he really wants. Dads can be tough to shop for and I’ve been told that I’m great at gift-giving. My friends are always asking for my advice, so I’ve put together my top 5 Father’s Day gifts for 2014:

1. For the nostalgic Dad, turn one of your beautiful photos into a work of art with

Last year I took an adorable photo of my husband and the Little Man, so for Father’s Day I decided to turn it into a work of art. Allan was so touched, and now it hangs beautifully in our living room. CanvasWorld is the best way to create extraordinary canvas prints. All you have to do is choose the size, upload the photo, and place your order. It’s a personal gift that will last a lifetime.

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2. For the “Iron Chef” Dad, get him a smoker.

If you’re husband is an aspiring chef or loves to grill outdoors- check out my husband’s BBQ obsession: the Weber smoker! It’s his favorite accessory for summer. Even a novice griller can create a delicious, smokey summer meal that’s Chef-approved.


3. For the Fitness Father: Fitbit bracelet—

Encourages Dad to exercise throughout the day with the FitBit bracelet. It’s the newest and latest technology to the health & fitness world. – allowing you to track the number of steps you walk, the quality of sleep you gets, and other personal metrics. It is the perfect gift to help Dad get or stay in shape. Bonus Tip: Encourage him further by stroking his ego: “Honey, you look great! Have you been working out?”


4. For the Wino: Zagat monthly wine club

The Zagat monthly wine club lets you search through collections of fine wines from around the world before delivering them straight to your door. Included are wine tasting notes and food pairing tips, so Dad can learn about new wines. It’s the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year- and even you’ll benefit from this one.


5. For the Metro-Man: Pamper him with breakfast in bed and a spa day at

Give Dad the gift of peace! What better way to celebrate fatherhood than breakfast in bed? Bring him a homemade frittata or French toast, take the kids away, and let him eat in peace and comfort. Afterwards, treat him to a traditional shave at a high-end “Man Spa.” I love The Art of Shaving, and they have locations all over the USA. Find one near you here:



2 thoughts on “Top 5 gifts for Father’s Day

  1. Thanks for the canvas idea, Donatella! I’m totally doing this for my husband, Don! PS – it was great meeting you the other day. You and your husband are awesome! The house looks beautiful!

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