By Sunday Market staff and wire reports
Just when you’ve finally gotten over the stress of shopping for your dad or husband for Father’s Day, the holidays approach.
If you have a man in your life who seems to have it all or insists that he doesn’t need anything, don’t get overwhelmed. We’ve provided some starting points to get you through — at least until next June.
Crosley USB Spinnerette Turntable ($123 at Amazon.com). Get him something that will play all his records — 33 1/3, 45 and 78 rpm records are all supported — and preserve his music for the future. Included is a USB cable and software that allows you to convert your records into MP3s. The ability to play any external device through the speakers is an added bonus.
Lush Dirty Line ($4–$29 at Lush stores). This line includes soaps, shower gels and shaving creams with masculine scents that ladies don’t mind borrowing. Lush products have few to no preservatives and are made from primarily organic ingredients and essential oils.
Cloud 9 Living Stock Car driving experience ($130–$485 at cloud9living.com/seattle). With these packages he can ride along in a stock car or actually drive one around the track of Evergreen Speedway in Monroe. This “experience” gift is a nice alternative to getting him something he may just throw in a closet.
Convertible Diaper Bag ($110 at diaperdude.com). A recent or soon-to-be dad may appreciate a diaper bag that’s a little more his style. This convertible version can be worn as a backpack or messenger bag and has no features that prevent it from being used post-baby. But for now, it has built-in stroller straps, a changing pad, an insulated bottle holder and lots of pockets for Baby’s necessities — without a flower or heart in sight.
Banana Republic Classic Crew ($69.50). Get him a sweater in a shade he may not consider buying himself. This wool and cotton crewneck is a classic shape, but is updated for winter in a bright jade color.
Math Glasses ($38 at uncommongoods.com). This set of four juice/old-fashioned glasses features mathematical formulas so your guy can geek out with his cold beverage of choice. These are a great way to spark mathematical conversations around the breakfast table.
Sound Spirits Ebb + Flow Vodka and Gin ($34 each at BevMo). Stock the bar with these locally made liquors. The vodka is single malt, made with Washington Palouse malted barley, and the gin is a balance of citrus, spice and herbs. For bonus points, take him to the distillery in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood.
The United States of Beer: A Tasting Map ($30 at 33books.com). If he loves beer and travel, look no further for the perfect gift. The elegant, oversized poster has room to record a favorite brew from all 50 states. It’s designed and printed in Portland on recycled, chlorine-free paper.
Apolis Indigo Organic Linen Tie ($68 at toms.com). He’ll look dapper in this neckwear inspired by a World War II officer’s tie. Made of organic chambray, it’s crafted in California and goes with just about anything.