Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Fathers Day Gifts:Grooming Goods-Gear to Go

 For the Dad Who Likes It Smooth:
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A Gift Certificate for an indulgent gentlemen's barbershop-including exacting hot towel shaves, perfectionist hair cuts and other grooming services-served up with sip of bourbon-with a hidden green backyard patio-for relaxing  (or a cigar)... in NYC's Martial Vivot Salon Pour Hommes...a welcoming men's only oasis from the bustling Manhattan midtown streets.
Not in town-premium men's grooming products by celebrity hairstylist Martial Vivot-a native of France- can be shipped stateside... handsomely packaged too!
 BONUS: a mini pop-up shop in the salon (39 West 54th Street/NYC)...offering hand crafted selection of luxury French goods by unique brands-curated by French Wink....available this week only (through June 18th). A few highlights...
artist Valerie Camet

hand-stitched (seriously) watchbands-Jean Rousseau

accessories -leather goods specialist Jean Rousseau
pure indulgence-Sturia Caviar from SW France----paired with Joseph Mellot Sancerre

Beautiful commemorative white wine glass...

fancy hand crafted eyeglasses cases for fancy shades...Emmanuelle Kirsch

surfboards, skateboards by Notox-Using less toxic materials to ride on...casual kicks by Manufacture Degorce

reminded us of Swatch-fashion watched in bright colors....=Oz Watcheez

handsome wooden KUBB cube is a computer...tricked out enough for everyday needs (not for gamers or video junkies)--- with 8-16 GB memory, Intel Core 13/15 processor, Bluetooth 4.0, mini HDMI, runs power supply of 100/240V, WifFi 802,11 ac/b/a/g/n running operating systems form Windows /Linux (we were told-we think-can be updated). Offered by NOOVA

 For the DAD Who Likes It FAST:
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the most intense helmet for downhill speed junkies...by POC...CORON INTENSIVE ED. $500

developed with POC team athlete Martin Söderström-with state of the art protection M-Forge® advanced fiber can withstand multiple impacts (we asked). Paired with multiple impact EPP liner, anti-odor Polygiene removable/washable liners, unique breakaway visor, chin bar for protection and easy breathing, ear chambers designed for better hearing and balance ---lightweight and fierce looking. XS=XXL 
FYI: CERTIFICATIONS EN 1078, CPSC 12.03, AS/NZ 2063:2008, ASTM F1952

For the Dad Who IS Always Plugged In:
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beefy portable power source from experts EnerPlex-Generatr S100 $349.99 94 watt/hr battery -charge it via standard wall outlet  or solar panels -made with lighter weight Lithium ION batteries, power output 2xUSB, 12V, 19V, 110V Standard Wall Outlet
Enerplex Generatr 1200 $1399.99-ultimate portable power with 1231 Wh battery, power output-3)USB, (1)12V CLA, (1)12V Anderson, (1)19V Barrel, (3)110V, silent/tactical-and lightweight with Lithium ION battery

 For the Dad Who Travels Far Off
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LIFESTRAW---portable safe drinking water in a handy BPA free durable bottle...LIFESTRAW GO great idea from a company that specializes in eradicating the nasties from water sourced just about anywhere. Just fill it up-close the top-and drink up through the spill proof mouthpiece...the 2 stage filtration turns contaminated water into thirst quenching, great tasting (addition of a carbon capsule)- safe sips.Holds 22 ounces of water, weighs 8 ounces and most importantly-that stage one filter -a hollow fiber membrane removes 99.9999% of bacteria, 99.9% of protozoa, and reduces turbidity by filtering particle matter to 0.2microns. Lasts 264 gallons, carbon capsule lasts 26 gallons-both are replaceable. Find at REIs and other outlets. A must. $49.95

From Grand Trunk-affordable/durable adventure +travel accessories...nifty hooded travel pillow for comfier sleep in coach...memory foam underneath + cozy fleece for neck support-and an attached storable hood- shuts out the light $39.99

KELTY backpack-camping specialists... keeps sunglasses/personal electronics/camera stuff  safe via travel friendly cache boxes...with compartments (pictured below).Made of impact tough molded  structure/padding, soft velcro compatible lining -scratch free (good for lenses), removable divider and interior stretch bands, and interior net compartments for wires. 3 sizes $14.95-$24.95