Top Five Ways to Toast Dad

Spoil your dad this Father’s Day with these gadgets that are perfect for the ultimate wine and spirits lover.

1. Glassware

Men of substance know that imbibing from a distinguished glass elevates even the most superlative spirits. Try the 12-ounce SoHo Bar Glasses ($49.95 for a set of 2), which have an extra-heavy , durable base that feels solid when resting in the hand. The cross-patterned glassware is ornate enough for the most special occasions.

2. Margarita Maker

The Premium Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker ($349.95) does most of the work for the dad who’d rather spend his free time drinking instead of mixing drinks. The easy-to-operate automatic settings for making margaritas, piña coladas, daiquiris and smoothies get the job done fast. The ice reservoir is large enough to prepare two pitchers in one batch, making this a great gadget for summer parties on the patio.

3. Coffee Table

The Handmade Vintage Oak Whiskey Barrel Coffee Table ($699) is more than a piece of furniture—it’s an ode to one of America’s most iconic spirits. Made from a repurposed Tennessee whiskey barrel, the table has a spacious surface and plenty of storage area below its hinged pine top. The character and convenience of the table make a nice addition to any drinking den.

4. Coffee Maker

For dads seeking to transform coffee brewing—and drinking—into an art form, check out Yama Coffee Siphon ($59). The sculptural design of its glass vacuum pot utilizes a method that extracts smooth, aromatic brews from the finest single-origin beans. Coffee connoisseurs will note its promise to turn a cup of joe into a sensory experience that evolves sip by sip.

5. Corkscrew

For fathers who want the world of wine at their fingertips, uncorking bottles has become as easy as pressing a button. The Electric Push-Button Corkscrew ($29.99) has a stainless steel body and a handy clear window that lights up as the cork is extracted and released. The gadget comes with a foil cutter that doubles as a stand for the corkscrew, which can hold a charge for up to eight hours.

Published on June 15, 2012