This is a bit of a crazy week here in Urban Bliss land. You, too? On top of a jam-packed work schedule, it’s the last week of school for my kids, which means I have to cram as much work as possible into a shorter amount of time and figure out what the heck we’re doing this summer. Meanwhile, there are school activities galore, the kids are in end of school year cranky/kooky/get-me-out-of-here mode, and we’ve got birthdays and anniversaries abound to remember and celebrate.
And then, there’s Father’s Day. It’s Sunday. THIS Sunday! Didn’t we just celebrate Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and a bunch of birthdays? Even my husband recently said there’s too much happening, and can we just NOT do anything for Father’s Day?
While that sounds tempting, there’s no way I’m not celebrating the amazing dads in my life: my own dad, my husband, and my brother (who is a dad to four little boys). And yet, it’s been so busy that I found myself a week before Father’s Day without gifts planned or purchased.
Thank goodness for one of the good ol’ go-to guys’ gifts: booze.
If you are still looking for an awesome gift to give, I’ve got three yummy ideas that are sure to make the dads in your life toast to your good taste this Father’s Day.
Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend Spiced Rum
The iconic rum giant Captain Morgan released a luxurious, full-bodied commemorative rum just in time for Father’s Day. Inspired by Captain Henry Morgan’s victorious raid on the Spanish in 1671, where he lost his beloved flagship, The Satisfaction, this limited time offering rum is said to be made with elements derived from the type of barrels said to have been on The Satisfaction.
Made with fine St. Croix rum, the Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend Spiced Rum is instilled with a unique blend of darker, exotic spices. You’ll taste undertones of chocolate and dark fruits., and enjoy a full-bodied, smooth vanilla finish. It really is delicious. I love it on the rocks, but I’m thinking this would also be excellent to use to punch up some summer desserts — or use it to make your basic Rum & Coke extra tasty!
This rum is available for a limited time, so pick it up at your local liquor store while you can for just $19.95. A great price for a special gift for the cocktail-loving dad in your life.
If you’ve got a dad in your life who enjoys a fine wine, beer, or spirits, but you’re not quite sure what he specifically enjoys — or, you’d like to put together a personalized gift set, check out Beverages & More, or BevMo, as it’s called.
You can shop for beer, wine, spirits, gifts, and search great recipe ideas and party inspiration. Check out this fabulous “Cheers!” box they sent me, containing a t-shirt, shaker, gin, tonic water, playing cards, and gourmet spices. This would be a fantastic Mad Men-inspired gift for the man in your life!
You can put together a truly unique, fun gift from BevMo’s large selection of items. In addition to beer, wine, spirits, and sodas, BevMo has a wide range of coordinating items, from cigars to barware to books, and more.
There are more than 150 stores throughout the Western United States, in California, Arizona, and Washington. You can also purchase items online at BevMo.com.
Red Diamond Wines
If you read Urban Bliss Life regularly, you know I am a fan of not just upscale, special occasion wines, but I also really love discovering and sharing information about high quality everyday wines. Red Diamond Wines are a fantastic family of wines that include a rich selection of delicious red wines at everyday prices.
Red Diamond wines are accessible, pair well with most meals (bust especially with rich entrees and also hearty barbecue meals), and are priced at just $10 per bottle. It’s a fabulous wine to give for Father’s Day, but also to stock up on for hostess gifts, birthdays, and dinner parties. You can find Red Diamond wines at most wine shops and grocery stores throughout the country.
PS: I love cooking with wine, and made a delicious Slow Cooker Short Ribs dish with short ribs braised in Red Diamond Merlot. It was DELICIOUS! I’ll be sharing the recipe soon!
Happy Father’s Day gift-giving!
All three of these – Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Spiced Rum Blend, gifts from BevMo, and red wines from Red Diamond Wines – would make excellent Father’s Day gifts for the discerning dads in your life. I also love that you can buy most of these online as well as in-store.
Cheers to all of you great dads out there!
Many thanks to Red Diamond wines, Captain Morgan, and BevMo for providing samples for this post. All opinions are my own. I only post about products I support and believe that YOU, my lovely readers, would love too. Cheers!