Father's Day Gift Guide 2017 Featuring Amara Living. (and so much more)

Mark your calendars ladies because Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 18th!

I love any opportunity to spoil the men in my life—plus Father’s Day is an excuse to fire up the grill and do something fun poolside or maybe have a long weekend cabin getaway. Or if your man is like Lin, he would love a relaxing dinner at home with some nice cocktails. Men are so hard to shop for so I've created a Father’s Day gift guide to help you all out with your shopping. Show that leading man in your life how much you love them and appreciate all that they do! 

So without further ado, here are my 24 favorite ways to show your man that he matters!

  1. Transparent City travel map diary from Amara Living: For the adventure seeker man who loves to travel. You can even get all the gold stars and include some airline tickets with this and book a trip! But as a stand alone piece, these maps are the coolest! This city map is perfect for planning an itinerary, recording a journey or adding notes to everyday routes. 16 PET transparent sticky sheets are included for you to position over the map and record memories and plans with pens, pencils or markers and can be removed once the journey has been completed or kept to remember your trip. Such a fab thing to add to his travel collection! 
  2. Nkuku Suede Journal in taupe from Amara Living: For the man who is a writer....he can record those dreamy thoughts and feelings in style with this beautiful journal from Nkuku. Handmade with a luxurious suede cover with recycled cotton pages, this stunning journal is perfect for carrying in your everyday bag. Adding a sophisticated touch to any occasion, the suede wraps around the centre to keep notes contained. Feel free to bless this journal with a few notes from you and the kiddos inside too. 

  3.  Lexon Titanium LED Clock Radio in soft gold from Amara Living: For the man who loves to listen to music and keep to a schedule. He can listen to his fave radio station in style with this luxurious Titanium clock radio from Lexon. Made from rubber ABS and aluminium, this classic rectangular design features a large screen with easy-to-read numbers and an automatic dimmer. Perfect for listening to either FM or AM radio stations, with an MP3 amplifier and earphone port, this is ideal for placing in the kitchen, breakfast room or conservatory. The clock also features 2 x AAA batteries that provide emergency power should the lead accidentally be pulled from the plug socket or during power cuts. It comes in different color options too. 

  4. Skagerak Pulse magazine holder from Amara Living: For the man who needs some organization. (My Lin loves magazines and newspapers and leaves them everywhere driving me crazy) Made from the moulded felt, formed from recycled plastic, the surface releases a warm distinct look. Perfect for placing next to a sofa or in a bedroom, you can effortlessly store books, newspapers, photo frames and even board games. Plus it looks great as it's designed by NOIDO and will work with many different interiors! I love the waved shape so much. 

  5. Sage by Heston Grill Pro from Amara Living: For the man who has a love hate relationship with grilling like my Lin. Take the hassle out of cooking meat and fish with the Smart Grill Pro from Sage. Offering five meat settings with pre-programmed temperatures, an integrated probe measures the exact temperature of your meat to indicate when ready to rest. As the rest phase allows residual heat to continue cooking the meat, the Smart Grill Pro features a rest meat indicator which alerts you when to remove your meat to prevent overcooking. With the adjustable height and tilt control, place any size meat or fish on the grill and cook twice as fast. Fold out to an open BBQ to increase the cooking surface and use the LCD screen to adjust the temperature for everything from pancakes to steaks. Complete with cast aluminium non-stick plates, this grill is easy to clean and maintain by placing the plates in the dishwasher. This thing is awesome!! 

  6. Normann Copenhagen Wine & Bar stoppers from Amara Living: For the man who loves wine. These cork-based accessories are perfect for sealing wine bottles for later. With three pieces available in three different designs, these stoppers are bound to add character, and can be cleaned under running water. And these are so stylish my loves. They look so good! 

  7.  Bugatti Vera kettle from Amara Living: For the man who loves coffee and tea in style. Featuring a useful built in self-timer; you can program the kettle to boil at the same time as your alarm to ensure a fresh coffee is always waiting for you. Whether you enjoy a boiling tea or a warm hot chocolate, it boasts a thermal security system to control the temperature of the water. With its sleek chrome body and practical functionality, it is a welcome addition to any kitchen. It comes in so many awesome colors too all though this orange just gives me all the heart eyes. Lin loves the lime green. 

  8. Head Country BBQ Sauce:  For the grilling enthusiast. Original. Chipotle. Hickory Smoke. And more. Their six sauces are the all-star cast of sensational flavors, perfect for making any meal more mouthwatering and memorable. There's a reason folks have served this sauce for decades. It's my all time favorite. And what man doesn't love some good BBQ sauce?!! 

  9. Tom Ford gunmetal Erin aviator sunglasses:  For the man who appreciates style. Metal-frame aviator sunglasses in 'ruthenium' gunmetal-tone. Yellow mirrored lenses with 100% UV protection. Rubber nose pads. Acetate temple tips in tortoiseshell featuring logo plaque.  Metal, acetate. Made in Italy. Every man needs a pair of classic aviators in my eyes and these are on sale right now for $276. They were $425. You're Welcome!! 

  10. Men's Society shoe shine kit from Amara Living: For the man who wants to ensure his shoes are always looking their best. The kit includes a wooden shoe brush, shoe shine wax and a cotton cloth. The shoe shine is neutral in color, making it perfect for any shoe. Key features: * Set includes: 1x shoe shine cloth * 1x shoe shine wax * 1x wooden shoe brush . 

  11. OK Computer Vinyl Record at Bloomingdales: For the man working on his record collection. And this is simply just because. If your man doesn't have this record in his collection...what a sin! So resolve this immediately. 

  12. Marmot Urban Hauler Medium Canvas bag from Zappos: For the man that loves the outdoors. Top-loading hauler canvas bag. ; Roomy main compartment for his essentials. ; Storm-collar to cinch down what's inside. ; Padded shoulder straps that can convert to carry handles. ; Front zippered pocket for additional storage. ; Padded shoulder strap for comfortable carry. ; Embroidered logo patch adorns front. ; Key clip attachment. And this color!!! Plus the price point on this is killer.  

  13. Tom Dixon Plum Cocktail Shaker from Amara Living: For the man who loves craft cocktails. This futuristic copper-plated cocktail shaker with a large belly and tapered ends allows for a firm grip and balanced shaking, while the slim end cap also functions as a spirit measure. .12"H X 5"D.Copper-plated stainless steel. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Imported. Such perfection! We own and love this piece. 

  14. Nesmuk knife holder in walnut and orange from William-Sonoma: For the man who appreciates his kitchen. Both a work of art and a practical tool for the kitchen, this dramatic knife holder safely stores your Nesmuk knives– or any of your favorite kitchen cutlery –showcasing their handcrafted beauty in elegant style. Its eye-catching modern design contrasts the natural warmth of the finest hand-selected brown walnut with a vibrantly colored panel of tempered glass. Holds up to five knives via internal high-performance magnets. Embedded rubber cord edges protect blades. Stable base is made of solid walnut and polished, chrome-plated aluminum. Front panel is crafted of vibrant orange tempered glass.

  15. Leica 's 'M240' Designed exclusively for MR PORTER: Leica 's 'M240' combines a retro aesthetic with advanced technical prowess, integrating a 24 megapixel CMOS sensor with a full 35mm format. The 'Maestro' processor allows fast sequential shooting, and three focusing methods to ensure unrivalled photo sharpness: the acclaimed M rangefinder system, live view with zoom capability and live view focus peaking. The SUMMICRON-M lens offers exceptional bokeh - the quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image - and has 11 blades in its iris to create a circular aperture. The high-resolution 3" 920,000 pixel display facilitates precise prior assessment of each shot, a feature improved by the anti-reflective coating on both sides of the monitor cover. To commemorate MR PORTER's fifth anniversary, this special model sports bespoke textured-leather panelling, giving the classic design a modern edge. Pricy but man oh man........pretty sure you will score some major brownie points with this one! 

  16. Oscar Niemeyer Coffee Table Book by Assouline: For the architect. Assouline is proud to present the most complete and lavish exploration of the life and work of Brazil's Oscar Niemeyer, one of the key figures of modern architecture. Includes sketches and original photography alongside contributions from Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, and Zaha Hadid. Written by Michael Kimmelman, chief art critic of The New York Times, this limited-edition volume is hand-assembled using the traditional anglaise technique, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, presented in a linen clamshell case. Hardcover book with linen presentation box. Photographs by Matthieu Salvaing. Text by Michael Kimmelman. 168 pages and 118 images. 14 inches x 17 inches.

  17. Men's Society A-6 Leather Notebook from Amara Living: For the hard working man. Keep notes in chic style with this stunning notebook from Men's Society. This notebook has a luxurious leather cover to protect the inner book and features a handy pen holder with accompanying wooden pen. Inside reveals a pouch to slide any lose items into and is A6 in size, ideal for people on-the-go! Perfect little thing to carry a passport too. 

  18. Musto Shooting's 'Highland' jacket from Mr. Porter: For the man who loves to hunt or pretend he does! Lin said and I repeat...Every man needs a cool hunting jacket. This is the first of its kind to utilise waterproof GORE-TEX®. It's fitted with a faux-suede contoured collar for warmth, and has a removable hood that adds adaptable protection. The substantial front pockets will house your ammunition and personal effects when you're on the move. Wear it as an all-weather city option if hunting isn't your forte. Love love the look of this one! 

  19. Men's Society Carry On Cocktail Kit from Amara Living: For the business man earning those points. Your bae can travel in style with this fab kit. Perfect for use on a flight or a long journey, this pocket sized tin contains a recipe card, spoon/muddler, aromatic bitters, cane sugar and is finished with a charming linen coaster, simply add your own spirit to finish the cocktail. 

  20. Tom Dixon Tank Whiskey Decanter from Amara Living: For the man who loves entertaining for men's card night. Crafted of clear mouth-blown glass, Tom Dixon's Tank whiskey decanter showcases hand-painted copper detailing at the body and stopper. Handmade. From the Tank Collection. Logo sand-blasted at base. 9"/23cm height, 5"/13cm diameter (approximately). Available in Clear/Copper. Glass, copper. Hand wash. Made in Poland.It's stunning. We own it and love it. Throw in a bottle of good whiskey with this and he is going to love it. Trust me! 

  21. Pendleton National Park Roll Up Blanket from Amara Living: For the man who loves camping, concerts, and picnics. Add comfort and style to camping accessories with this National Park Roll Up Blanket from Pendleton. Crafted from soft 100% pure virgin wool it features a practical, weather resistant waxed cotton backing that can also be removed for cleaning. Its roll up design incorporates a nylon carry handle meaning packing and transporting the blanket is quick and simple. 

  22. Men and Style book from Barney's: For the fashionable gent! This gem focuses on the history of men's style. Writer and editor David Coggins explores how men dress and why. Including interviews with some of the world's most dapper male icons who question some of their early fashion faux pas, this work sparks intriguing conversation about what to wear. By David Coggins. Published by Abrams. And such a great price point! Maybe throw in an outfit too!

  23. Men's Society iPad Pouch from Amara Living: For the man who needs to take care of his things! Protect his iPad in style with this fun iPad pouch from Men's Society. Made from durable canvas, this pouch is adorned with a charming design set against a plain background. Finished with a secure zip, ideal for carrying to and from the office, or during long car journeys this pouch adds a playful touch to everyday life. And how cute would this be for a librarian?!

  24. Lanvin Nubuck Low-Top Trainers: For the man on the go that likes to explore on foot! Lanvin's taupe-grey nubuck-leather trainers are a sleek choice for refining smart-casual looks. They're superbly crafted in Italy to a round-toe shape that's detailed with slate-grey laces and set on a tonal rubber midsole with grooved panels for subtle texture. Fits true to size. These are so dreamy ! Thinking of surprising my fox with these so let's hope he is not reading this. 

Stay in touch with me this week too! I will be featuring The Tom Dixon Tank Whiskey Decanter and The Tom Dixon Plum Cocktail Shaker from Amara Living in a Whiskey 101: Father's Day Edition. I will be sharing some great whiskey drink recipes so you can spoil your man rotten with a fabulous whiskey night!!!

(Also loving this letter board from RIVI Co. //will be featuring more on them this week too) 

XOOXOXOOXOO
SAM