GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
FATHER, DADDY, DADA, DAD, POPS,PAPA, BABA, DADDIO, BABAYI,DA, APA, PAPI
Whether he’s Father or Babayi; Daddio, Joe, or whatever you call him, this one’s going to eat sweets.
No amount of health lecturing will stop him.
What better day–Father’s Day–to indulge his unquenchable sweet tooth?
You can always include a copy of Jorge Cruise’s The 100: Count ONLY Sugar Calories and Lose Up to 18 Lbs in 2 Weeks. Pops might even read it. He might even realize the negative extent of his sugar intake. He might (big might) even try to diet.
Your health position won’t let you treat Papi with this much “treat”? How about slipping a little sweet something, something from these suggestions in Dad’s gift? Even Dr. Oz says that you just gotta sometimes!
Does Babayi like Mojitos, Chocolatinis, Bellinis, Daiquiri’s? Then the Cocktail Inspired Truffles gift Box is perfect. 6 pieces in those refreshing cocktail flavors—without the alcohol. Order by June 11 to arrive by Father’s Day (standard shipping).
If Dad really likes truffles, consider the Godiva’s Summer Truffles Gift Box; a set of 3 boxes $45
Godiva’s Dark Chocolate Lover’s Gift Set a better choice to satisfy his craving? Classic chocolates, bars, biscuits and truffles–all dark.
Another favorite? Toffee. Word is that B Toffee makes delectable treats.
$ 7 – 4 oz in a a gift box, complete with bowed ribbon and personal label
$6, $15, $29 – 3, 9m, 16 oz canisters
Combine Da’s love of popcorn and sweet. Gift him with the CC Made Caramel Corn Gift Set. The set includes quite a variety: Classic Caramel Corn, Spiced Almond Caramel Corn, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Caramels and Sel Gris Caramel Spice. All packaged in a custom-made pine box with a sliding lid. I bet Da will find a use of this beautiful box.
$ 50 williams-sonoma.com
Or, he might prefer the Hampton Popcorn Sweet Collection. Air-popped popcorn coated with chocolate, caramel and more:Kettle Corn, Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch, Triple-Chocolate (dark, white and milk chocolate Crunch with Potato Chips and Pretzels. In resealable tins.
$30 – 3 1 qt tins williams-sonoma.com
If the mention of Turkish Taffy, sour balls, Mary Janes, Necco Wafers, caramel creams, salt water taffy and the like brings a beatific smile to Baba’s face, you might want to make some retro selections from The Vermont Country Store.
These southern made Mini Pecan Tarts seem to overflow with Georgia pecans. The reported crust flakiness probably comes from the hand pressed dough.
The Candy Crate 1960’s Retro Candy Gift Box packages favorites from that childhood era for you. Thirty different candies–like Fireballs, Good & Plenty, Chunk, LemonHeads, Boston Baked Beans, Now & Later–fill the box. Papi can even carry it from den to garage. Don’t be surprised if he breaks out the Slinky. Candy Gift Boxes available from several other eras as well.
$30 amazon.com (Free shipping)
Perhaps Apa prefers to make his own sweets? If he remembers hand pies and/or likes to cook, the Breville Personal Pie snack machine might be perfect. It makes portable baked pies in 10 minutes or less. Apa’s own personalized dessert “Hot Pocket”! He might even share, after all the machine makes four pies at once. Give Apa a head start with this Pear-Cranberry Hand Pie recipe from Food & Wine.
$80 brevilleusa.com Also available at amazon.com-$80)
Whether Papa drenches his pancakes. uses these in recipes or as a sugar substitute, word is that the Crown Maple Trio addicts. Three 12-oz bottles; 1 of medium amber and 2 of dark amber maple syrup.
Gift wrapping optional as these come packaged in the Royal Treatment box.
The Good Karmal Woven Gift Box makes a great accessory gift. Its recycled cardboard and direct support of environmental charities will appeal to this father. This gift promises melt-in-your-mouth caramels. Includes unique flavors like Chocolate Sea Salt, Pomegranate, Espresso, and Chipotle. Give all vanilla or assorted flavors. Dad will also like the container. A keepsake box hand-woven from a renewable Pandan tree leaf.
$25- $40 goodkarmal.com
Healthy and sweet intermingle in the Organic Spring Savory and Sweet Fruit Basket. This gift includes 6 organic fruits, organic cookies, organic candies, cheese and salted cashews. Papi can really get his snack on. Plus, he’ll have a reusable basket to reload with his favorite sweets.
Greens and Ackermans Bakery crafts all-Kosher hand-crafted delectable and fancy cakes and pastries from the finest, all-natural ingredients. All baked with the same integrity and love as when their mother won awards in Hungary for her
baked goods/pastries. Her children learned well and carry on the tradition and high standards in New York. The bakery uses a special enriched yeast to yield soft, moist, delicious offerings. Kosher offerings.
Daddy could enjoy The Art of Appreciation Coffee Lovers Gift Box with the
baked goods he loves. It even includes a coffee mug. He’ll also enjoy four premium coffees. Plus, additional sweets: biscotti, 3 cookie types, brownie, pastry and candy. All tied up in bow in a reusable box with a lid, so gift wrapping optional. For a limited time, Amazon offers a $5 coupon off this gift box.
You might want to include Dr. Oz’s You On A Diet book with DaDa’s POUPART’S Baked Brie in Puff Pastry (praline, raspberry or fig). The 40+ year-old, authentic French bakery makes the bries fresh daily.
$22.50, 2 for 20.80 ea – 13 oz. cajungrocer.com
Happy Frugalista Shopping!
Thanks for stopping by.
May you find the perfect gift for Father’s Day.
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