The Grooming Artist News Roundup: Father’s Day 2016

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Welcome to a special edition of the Grooming Artist Roundup! Today we’re celebrating fathers by giving you all the tips and ideas you need to plan a memorable Father’s Day! From simple yet hearty recipes to inexpensive crafts that little ones would delight to make, we’ve covered all the bases.

For those of you planning a trip out to dad’s favorite restaurant, we’ve even included some tips for dad on how to not only dress for the occasion, but make a grand entrance.

We hope all of you have an amazing Father’s Day!

If you’re still stumped for gifts, GQ is here to help! Check out their list of the 7 best shaving products for dad. (GQ)

Sometimes, simplicity evokes the greatest happiness. In honor of Father’s Day, chef Michael White, head chef at some of New York’s finest restaurants, has created a crowd-pleasing recipe for juicy rib eye steak served with oven-roasted potatoes. FYI: This recipe produces more than enough servings, in case pops goes back for seconds. (Today)

Unplug and spend some quality time with dad by doing one of these fun activities. (BHG)

Planning a trip to a fancy restaurant for Father’s Day? Then have dad read up on how to select the perfect dress socks to match his suit, and how to look distinguished in an ascot tie. (Gentleman’s Gazette)

Great Father’s Day presents don’t have to involve money. Look through this inspirational gallery of simple crafts and round up the little ones to present the ultimate heartfelt gift to dad. (Parents)

…But in case dad is looking for a shiny new toy, enter the RoyalShave Father’s Day Giveaway for an impressive array of wet shaving essentials. (Grooming Artist)

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And the Winner is…

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Congratulations to Egwin Loya, winner of our RoyalShave Father’s Day Giveaway!

Loya blew us away with his touching photo and caption about his service to our country and sharing the value of honor with his daughter. He will be receiving our extensive Father’s Day wet shaving prize!

Loya’s Caption:

This is my daughter and I at ground zero memorial in New York. I served and deployed in the Marine Corps for both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. It has been a privilege and an honor to serve my country. But, the greatest satisfaction comes from sharing with my daughter what it means to honor fallen hero’s and what it means to be an American. Unfortunately, I will not be teaching her how to wet shave in the future. I would not have it any other way.

We received an overwhelming number of great entries, so we decided to also select 3 runner ups, each of whom will receive a special prize pack!

Our Runner Ups:

Michael Torregiano (Facebook)

Josh White (Facebook)

Jon Hyrk (Instagram)

Thank you to everyone who entered – we appreciated all of your entries!

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Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Outdoorsman

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Anytime he has time, your dad is playing in the outdoors. He’s hiking, skiing, canoeing, and taking each new day as an adventure. For the dad with a thirst for the outdoors, Father’s Day is a prime time to get him a gift that’ll keep him safe, sane, and clean during one of his expeditions.

Read on for our Father’s Day Gift Guide for the adventurer dad.

Poler Men's Rolltop Pack

Poler The Rolltop Pack $69.95

Hiking backpacks tend to be more function than style. Luckily, the Old Man will have both when he straps on Poler’s The Rolltop Pack, which comes in an assortment of complimentary colors and is equipped with compression straps for safe storage. This classic roll top backpack is made from campdura and lined with high tensile strength nylon so Dad can carry the essentials without worry.

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Peak The Ultimate Fitness and Sleep Tracker $199.99

For the active dad who’s also tech-savvy, there’s Peak, a stylish 24/7 fitness and sleep tracking watch that syncs with your dad’s smartphone. Since sleep is essential for strength during treks, the watch maps sleep patterns and provides sleep stage insights. It also tracks all physical activity as well as exercise heart rate. Since it’s a smartwatch, dad can get notifications for texts, emails, and calls conveniently from his wrist.

Eagles Nest Outifitters Double Nest Hammock

Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock $69.95

There’s taking a break from hiking, and then there’s throw-your-feet-up bliss in a hammock overlooking a waterfall. Give Dad the most luxurious respite possible with the Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock, which supports up to 400 lbs and can compress to the size of a grapefruit, so it easily fits into a backpack.

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Ursa Major Traveler’s Skin Care Kit $36.00

The well-kempt outdoorsman doesn’t let basic grooming slack just because there’s no bathroom sink available. The Ursa Major Traveler’s Skin Care Kit includes the basics to smell and look good – face wash, shave cream, face balm, and face wipes. In case Dad is hopping on a flight to his destination, these skin care tools are all TSA-friendly.

Need Supply Military Watch

G10 LM Military Watch $96 (20% entire Need Supply Co. store now through 6/13 with code GET20)

When all other electronic devices fail, an analog watch can save the day. The G10 LM Military Watch comes with a water-resistant time and date window and a 18mm military webbing strap made of heavy-duty NATO canvas.

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The Everyday Carry Complete Kit $107

If we could only take one item with us out in the wilderness, it would be this Everyday Carry Complete Kit. There are lots of things Dad can pack to keep himself comfortable, but this one we consider a survival essential. Made for the military, the kit is a compact lifesaver. Need to pry off a nail? Get the job done with the mini pry bar. Need directional guidance? Use the compass, complete with waterproof storage. Need to build a fire? Fire up the waterproof lighter. Got a splinter? Use the tweezers to take it out. There are more features to this EDC kit, but we recommend you check out the kit’s full potential in the link.

Culver Vintage Tortoise Glasses

Culver 201 Vintage Tortoise Polarized Sunglasses $179

Even the most style-challenged dad will look like a veritable stud – and protect his eyes at the same time – when he slips on the Culver 201 Vintage Tortoise Polarized Sunglasses. The darkened lenses add an aura of cool, and the tortoiseshell frames are an understated classic.

JBL Clip Portable Speaker

JBL Clip Portable Speaker in Black $39.95

Equipped with a handy carabiner, the JBL Clip Portable Speaker allows dad to sway with Michael Bublé when he runs or hikes. He can stream Bluetooth music and calls wirelessly while he’s on the go, and the device has a battery life of 5 hours – the length of a long run or day hike.

GSI Outdoors Coffee Pot

GSI Outdoors Enamelware Coffee Pot $24.95

If your dad is a fan of throwback pieces, the GSI Outdoors Enamelware Coffee Pot will hit the spot. Made of stainless steel coated in a speckled blue enamel, this vintage-inspired coffee pot can not only be thrown directly into the fire for a warm cup of coffee, but can also be used to boil water and heat up apple cider or hot cocoa.

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Marmot Men’s Precip Jacket $100

We love the multifunctionality of the Precip Jacket – with a simple silhouette, it can be worn during a hike or a cold sidewalk stroll. Made of fabric that’s both waterproof and breathable, this jacket will keep your dad comfortable in just about all weather conditions.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Handy Dad

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We all love our dads, but come Father’s Day, finding a gift that both shows your appreciation and that he’ll actually use is no easy task – and no, a “World’s Best Dad” mug does not count. So this year, we’re simplifying things for you. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing several Father’s Day gift guides, each one tailored to your father’s specific interests. So whether your dad is into fixing and building around the house, collecting the finer things in life, or exploring new domain outdoors, we’ve got a gift idea that will get the Old Man’s nod of approval.

Today we offer guidance on the Handy Dad – the man who always has to be tinkering away on a project. Be sure to check back for more Father’s Day gift guides!

Cuisinart Grilling Set

 

Cuisinart 10-Piece Premium Grilling Set $62.97

Father’s Day happens to fall on the Summer Solstice this year, otherwise known as the official start of summer. Help Dad kick grilling season into high gear with the Cuisinart 10-Piece Premium Grilling Set, which includes a spatula, grill tongs, chef’s fork, set of 4 skewers, grill brush, and 2 replacement heads.

Each piece features forged steel construction, so the set will last pops many summer grilling seasons. Handcrafted Pakka wood handles make these tools as beautiful as they are functional.

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Wallace & Barnes Distressed Denim Workshirt $148

Just because he’s always getting his hands dirty doesn’t mean he can’t look good while doing so. Replace his ratty old work shirt with Wallace & Barnes’ Distressed Denim Workshirt, which comes heavily distressed and washed for a vintage, faded look. This broken-in denim shirt has ample comfort for Saturday building projects.

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Deejo 15 Gram EDC Knife $24.95

One of Dad’s greatest fears is being caught on the go without his treasured tools. Ensure he’s armed at all times with the Deejo 15 Gram EDC Knife, which at a mere 2.7 inches closed fits snugly into his pocket. And no need to worry about it opening at an inopportune time – a ball-and-groove locking mechanism keeps it in place when closed.

Handyman Repair Guide

Family Handyman Whole House Repair Guide $15.48

An endless trove of inspiration for both little fixes and weekend projects. Family Handyman Whole House Repair Guide includes all the details for keeping the house in good shape, from plumbing to flooring. Plus, Dad will walk away with the pride of a job well done.

Homemade Gin Kit

Homemade Gin Kit $39.99

For dads who are connoisseurs of fine spirits, the Homemade Gin Kit allows them to make truly artisanal gin. The secret is in the special botanical blend of juniper berries, botanicals, spices, and aromatics. Give pops the right to brag when people ask what brewery it’s from.

Ryobi Tool Kit

Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Ultimate Combo Power Tool Kit (6-Tool) $335

The Ryobi Ultimate Combo Power Tool Kit epitomizes the idea of working smarter rather than harder. The drill is compact to fit into small and hard-to-reach spaces; the reciprocating saw features an anti-vibration handle to reduce fatigue during prolonged use; and lithium batteries greatly improve battery runtime (up to 35% more than 18-volt Ni-Cd batteries).

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Prospector Co. Wormwood Absinthium Cream $16

Prospector Co. Wormwood Absinthium Cream keeps Dad’s hardworking hands hydrated. A blend of avocado oil, sesame seed oil, grape seed oil, and cucumber fruit extract softens and de-stresses after a long day. Scented like absinthe and packaged in a sleek emerald green bottle, this is a far cry from your mom’s body lotion.

Ultimate Book of BBQ

Southern Living Ultimate Book of BBQ $16.98

Your dad will be the Chef du Jour at all summer get-togethers from now on with the expert recipes and tips he’ll learn from Southern Living Ultimate Book of BBQ. The editors of Southern Living Magazine have compiled their highest-rated BBQ recipes for meats and sides for top-notch BBQ inspiration.

Frye Chukka

Frye Phillip Crepe Chukka $328

It’s hard to find shoes that look good and can transition seamlessly from the tool shop to the coffee shop. Save your dad the fuss of changing shoes between work and play with the Frye Phillip Crepe Chukka. With a buffalo nubuck leather upper and even a leather lining, this shoe is tough and sleek. An easy lace-up closure and super shock-absorbent crepe outsole make these chukkas infinitely wearable throughout the day.

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